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Irish Sailing President Jack Roy on duty as Race Officer at June's ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
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This summer I’ll be wearing two hats – one as President of Irish Sailing, and the other as a Race Official at several events, and a very busy summer it is proving to be writes Jack Roy It’s been a…
1720s are racing in Royal Cork's Spring League for Sportsboats
Royal Cork YC
Sailing with Dutch sail numbers Anthony O'Leary has won all six races of the Sportsboats April League at Royal Cork Yacht Club writes Bob Bateman. Sailing a 1720, the former Afloat Sailor of the Year leads Cork Harbour club–mates Clive O' Shea…
1720 Optique is the DBSC Spring Chicken Series winner
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1720 Sportsboat Optique was the overall winner of this year's DBSC Spring Chicken Series that concluded today in light winds at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Second was another 1720, Merlin with one time series leader Black Velvet,…
The 1720 sportsboats are holding their European Championships as part of the Sovereign's Cup
Sovereign's Cup
Kinsale Yacht Club has announced O’Leary Life & Pensions as headline sponsors of its 2017 Sovereign’s Cup regatta. June's biennial event has a good number of spinnaker and white sail cruisers entered as well as 1720 sportsboats, a class that is holding its European…
An INSS 1720 competes in the 2015 DBSC Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay
How To Sail
As the last of the summer racing series in Dublin Bay come to a close, thoughts soon turn to the winter racing series of the DBSC Turkey Shoot & DMYC Frostbite series. Buoyed up by demand, the Irish National Sailing &…
Colin Byrne of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is one of three ICRA nominees to October's All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
All Irelands
16 'successful nominees' for the ISA All Ireland Senior Sailing Championships 2016 at Royal Cork Yacht Club on October 1st have been announced by the Irish Sailing Association. A third of the invitees are from the host club who will…
This year the CH Marine Autumn Series will commence on Sunday, October 2nd
Royal Cork YC
The CH Marine Autumn Series at Royal Cork Yacht Club is rapidly approaching writes Kieran O'Connell. A highlight of the Cork Harbour sailing season the event attracts large numbers of sailors from a wide variety of clubs from around Ireland.…
Smile'n'Wave (Ben Cooke & Jim Griffith) competing in the Kinsale Yacht Club 1720 National Championships. Scroll down for gallery
1720
After missing out on Day 2 of the 1720 Irish championship entirely due to inclement weather, OOD Peter Crowley and his team were on the water at Kinsale before 09:00 this morning and managed to complete a full programme of…
Four races have been sailed at the 1720 Nationals in Kinsale. Scroll down for photo gallery
1720
After four races of the 1720 National Championships at Kinsale YC in County Cork this afternoon, Antix, skippered by Anthony O'Leary of Royal Cork, leads the 16–boat fleet by two points writes Bob Bateman.  Races were sailed in a 15-knot…
1720s will race for national honours at Kinsale Yacht Club in September
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20 boats are committed for the 1720 National Championships in Kinsale Yacht Club in a fortnight. Class Captain, Clive O'Shea, also expects some other entries that are still in the wings for the three day event that begins on Friday,…
1720 NYC Team comprised skipper: Fiona Staunton, Helen Cooney, Susan Spain, Cecile Van Steenberge, Charlotte O Kelly, Rebecca Hall, Niamh O'Regan
National YC
The National Yacht Club's new initiative to encourage more ladies sailing showed the level of its success with its all female crew entry in the 1720 Europeans held recently on Dublin Bay. The team consisted of a group of mums…
The 1720 European Championships attracted a fleet of 17-boats to Dublin Bay
1720
Cork boats secured the top three places at the 1720 European Championships on Dublin Bay today. Anthony O'Leary and his Royal Cork Yacht Club crew on Antix reclaimed their Euro crown after a string of second place results in an…
Three point lead – RCYC's Anthony O'Leary's Antix tops the leaderboard going into tomorrow's final rounds of the 1720 Europeans on Dublin Bay
1720
Royal Cork YC's Anthony O'Leary continues his lead of the 17–boat 1720 European Championships on Dublin Bay. O'Leary now has a margin of three points after scoring three seconds in races four, five and six today. Defending champion Neil Hogan…
Antix sailed by Anthony O'Leary scored 6, 1 and 2 in the 17–boat 1720 Euro championships on Dublin Bay today. Slideshow below.
1720
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Anthony O'Leary leads but is on equal points with Baltimore Sailing Club's Neil Hogan after the first three races of the 1720 European Championships on Dublin Bay today. Hogan, the defending champion, scored a 3,5 and…
A 1720 powers downwind at a Cork Harbour based Euro Champs in 2014
1720
The 1720 European Championships will be staged in Dun Laoghaire from the 16th – 18th June and will be run between the Royal St. George, National and Royal Irish Yacht Clubs. In a packed sailing month of June, the popular…
The SB20s will be the biggest class in the new Howth Sportsboat Cup championship which starts on Friday
Howth YC
Howth may like to think of itself as the Dingle of the East Coast writes W M Nixon, but for the next three days from Friday June 27th, the Fingal peninsular port is taking aboard a distinct West Cork complexion…

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