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Could British sailing’s own difficulties with maintaining the ‘fun factor’ to attract more racers and fans have repercussions for the ISA’s recent efforts to rejuvenate the sport in Ireland? David Henshall writes for Yachts and Yachting about measures that can…
In 2017 the Edinburgh Cup will return to the Island Sailing Club once more, the fifth time the club has hosted the event
Dragon
Designed in 1929, the International Dragon combines classic elegance with grand prix performance, the world's greatest sailing venues and some of the best sailors on the planet. One of the Dragon fleet's most prestigious trophies is the Edinburgh Cup, which…
Dairy farmers Cyril and Kathleen Hayes, with (clockwise from the left) Clare, Peter, Kevin, Rebecca and Michele
Dragon
What’s this about the tiny Glandore Harbour Yacht Club having the largest, most active Dragon Fleet in the country? Sally Fegan-Wyles reports from West CorkOn a cold winter night fifteen years ago, a bar-side conversation turned a great idea into reality.…
160 Dragon sailors gathered at the Royal St. George Yacht Club for a 40 year reunion this month. See photo gallery below
Dragon
Upwards of 160 Dragon sailors attended a classic dragon sailors reunion this month at the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Guests from Spain, France, UK, together with a large contingent from Kinsale and Glandore matched those from…
The late Joe Fitzgerald in party mode in Youghal while Commodore of the Irish Cruising Club in 1986
Cruising
Joe Fitzgerald of Cork went from among us a month and more ago at the age of 94. That month provides us with an added perspective for a full appreciation of his well-lived life afloat and ashore. It enhances our…
Dragon
Irish National Dragon Champions Year    Boat                 Helm                            Crew                           Crew 1966    ADYAR           G.F.Crosbie                 R.D’Alton                     P.D.Crosbie 1967    MEDUSA          J.O.T.Hughes  1968 1689 1970    MAJ-BRITT      A.Holm             P.Holm             P.R.Hoj-Jensen 1971    MEDUSA          J.O.T.Hughes 1972    ALETTA           S.A.Flood                    R.Michael                     R.Rafter 1973    ALPHIDA         S.A.Flood                    H. Byrne                      J.McMenamin 1974   …
Dragon
Dragon Edinburgh Cup Winners Year Helm Yacht Location 2012 Simon Brien KIN (IRL214) Cultra 2011 Martin Byrne Jaguar (IRL201) Abersoch 2010 Klaus Diederichs Fever (NOR282) Cowes 2009 Bill Hardesty Gorgeous Worgeous (GBR723) Falmouth 2008 Don O'Donoghue Seabird (IRL204) Plymouth 2007…
Royal St George Winning team - Paul Maguire, Marcus Pearson, Martin Byrne, Tim Pearson, Peter Bowring & John O'Connor.
Dragon
The 'George Dragon Team claimed victory yesterday at the International Dragon Team Racing Event with race wins in the final against the Dutch and British teams from Royal Netherlands Yacht Club and Royal Thames YC. The Royal St. George Team with…
Adam Winkelmann, Martin Byrne and Donal Small were winners of the Irish Dragon Championships in Kinsale. Scroll down for prizegiving gallery
Dragon
A single point margin gave Jaguar sailed by Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and Donal Small the Irish Dragon title in Kinsale this afternoon. The RStGYC entry best local hope Cameron Good, Henry Kingston, David Good and Simon Furney sailing 'Little…
Jaguar sailed by Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and Donal Small lead the Cantor Fitzgerald Dragon National Championships at Kinsale. Scroll down for photo gallery
Dragon
Royal St. George's Jaguar sailed by Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and Donal Small lead the Cantor Fitzgerald Dragon National Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club after three races sailed writes Bob Bateman. The Dun Laoghaire crew lead by four points from Kinsale locals Cameron…
Dragons will race tomorrow at Kinsale
Dragon
After a one hour postponement at the Dragon National Championships the decision was taken to abandon today's first day of racing due to fog and light winds writes Bob Bateman in Kinsale. The first gun tomorrow is scheduled for 11.55.
Dragon Sailors Great–grandad Noel (92), Grandad Paul (66), grandson Rory (38) and great grandson Evan (2)
Dragon
Proving sailing really is 'a sport for life' are four generations of the Maguire family from Dun Laoghaire, afloat on Dublin Bay recently in a Dragon keelboat. The Royal St. George Yacht Club clan were out for a day sail…
Overall winners Henry Kngston, Simon and Cameron Good
Dragon
Dragons from the Dun Laoghaire, Kinsale and UK fleets joined the large Glandore Harbour Yacht Club fleet for the Irish South Coast Championships last weekend. Racing began on Friday in a fresh 15–knot breeze when International Race Officer, Alan Crosbie,…
Micheal Burke Cantor Fitzgerald, Roisin Donoghoe KYC, Daniel Murphy Senior Director Cork Cantor Fitzgerald, Eoghan O'Neill Dragon Class Captain, KYC and David O'Sullivan, Vice Commodore KYC
Dragon
Kinsale Yacht Club welcomes the Cantor Fitzgerald sponsored Irish National Dragon Championships to the south coast port in mid –September. Joining the local Kinsale Dragon fleet for the event will be boats from the UK, Dublin and Glandore. Expected to be in…
Dragon Edinburgh Cup Champion 2016 Lawrie Smith
Dragon
The Dragon Edinburgh Cup 2016 came to a spectacular conclusion off Abersoch as the 35 strong fleet enjoyed one finalrace in glorious sunshine, big waves and a brisk west-south-westerly of 18-22 knots. Going into the day the only way that…
Conditions were wet and wild on the third day of the 2016 Dragon Edinburgh Cup
Dragon
Three boats sailing under Irish yacht club burgees are in the top six of the 2016 Dragon Edinburgh Cup that concludes in Wales today. British sailor Lawrie Smith's Glandore Harbour Yacht Club entry continues to lead the event after five…

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