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Racing was extremely challenging for all sailors on the water at Kinsale
Kinsale
Light conditions saw a fleet of 29 boats leave Kinsale Yacht Club Marina and Dinghy Park this morning for Week 2 of the Osean74 Frostbite Series writes Michele Kennelly. No racing took place last week due to 29 knots blowing…
Erin Mcilwaine, winner overall and first girl of the Topper Winter Championships at Royal Cork. Erin is photographed with Pat Horgan Class Captain Toppers RCYC (left) and Admiral John Roche who presented the prizes. Scroll down for photo galler
Topper
Erin McIlwaine from Newcastle in Co Down leapfrogged overnight leader Conor Horgan of Royal Cork Yacht Club to take the win at the inaugural Topper Winter Championships held at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour this weekend writes Bob Bateman. Erin also…
Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite Series had an entry of 29 keelboats and dinghies
Kinsale
29 hardy entrants in 3 fleets were on the start line today for the first day of the Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite Series kindly sponsored by Osean74 writes Michelle Kennelly. The marina was white with frost as the Squibbers slid…
Former Topper  World Champion Liam Glynn from Ballyholme Yacht Club
Youth Sailing
Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough in Northern Ireland will host its first ISA Youth Sailing Pathway National Championships incorporating the first leg of the IODAI 2017 Optimist Trials in April. The event will be hosted from Thursday 20th to…
New performance seminars are replacing ISA Optimist Squads and ISA Topper Squad in 2017. The new Seminars are open to youth sailors from all classes
Youth Sailing
The first of the new ISA Junior Sailing Performance Seminars was postponed last month and will now take place at a date to be announced in 2017.  As Afloat.ie reported in September the ISA announced that the seminars were replacing…
Radial sailor Johnny Durcan from Royal Cork alongside his coach–boat before a race at this summer's Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Dun Laoghaire. Durcan is among the talented Junior All Ireland Championships line–up in Schull, West Cork tomorrow
Youth Sailing
Tomorrow's All Ireland Junior sailing championships looks like it will get off to a wet and windy start for the 16–nominated junior sailing stars drawn from seven yacht clubs from around the country. The Under–18 championships is scheduled to race…
Mixed dinghies converge on a leeward mark
Youth Sailing
In an exciting new initiative for youth sailors, the Irish Sailing Association has announced provisional details on a series of Performance Pathway Seminars. The seminars are replacing the ISA Optimist Squads and ISA Topper Squad which have traditionally run from…
Toppers racing off Kinsale in County Cork
Topper
Kinsale Yacht Club hosted the Munster Topper Championships for the first time this weekend. A fleet of 47 boats took to the water on Saturday morning. A strong easterly breeze and heavy seas provided challenging conditions for the sailors and…
Scroll down for Topper Worlds Video from Ballyholme Yacht Club
Topper
Reliving last week's dramatic conclusion to the Topper World Championships in Ballyholme Yacht Club in Northern Ireland with a ten–minute epic video by Digby Fox. It was the second biggest world's turnout in the history of the event. More details…
The Thursday night overall leader Jack Fahy (Lough Derg/Royal St George) slipped in the rankings in the Rooster Topper Worlds during Friday’s hectic final racing
Topper
Things were looking good for the Irish squad going into the final day of the Topper Worlds at Ballyholme YC, with Jack Fahey of Lough Derg and Royal St George the Thursday overnight front runner. In leading the Irish charge,…
The Topper Worlds 2016 fleet launches at Ballyholme on Belfast Lough
Topper
Jack Fahy of Lough Derg and Royal St George has taken the overall lead in the senior 5.2 Division at the Topper Worlds at Ballyholme, while Max Yuang-Ngam of Thailand continues at the head of the junior fleet in the…
Good breeze on Belfast Lough for the Rooster Topper Worlds 2016 at Ballyholme YC, where just six points separate the top eight boats
Topper
The Topper Worlds 2016, in full swing at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough this week, have been showing that Ireland is well ranked in the current fleet. But the future could well be in Asia, as the younger sailors…
Topper sailors from around the world parade at Ballyholme Yacht Club
Topper
The Opening Ceremony and Flag Parade of the Rooster International Topper Class World Championships 2016 was held at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Saturday. A total of 199 entrants will come in from all over the world, including China, Thailand and Australia,…
It’s the first time that the Topper Worlds have been held in Northern Ireland in sixteen years
Topper
The 2016 Topper Worlds at Ballyholme from July 23rd will see a strong international fleet with a large contingent from China, but for the first time ever, the most numerous national contingent will be from Ireland. The World Championships will be…
Topper action - the Topper enables young dinghy sailors to develop their racing talent
Topper
Volvo Car UK is delighted to announce sponsorship of a third youth class in 2016 – the International Topper Class Association (GBR. Volvo Car UK has been a key sponsor of British sailing since 1999, supporting everything from youth development…
Waterford Harbour's Geoff Power Just Pipped for Podium Finish at Topper World Championships
Topper
For much of the week, Wateford Harbour's Geoff Power was in the frame at the Topper world Championships but in the end the Irish number one was just pipped to bronze by one point. This was a much anticipated day…

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