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Saskia Tidey crewing for Team GB's Charlotte Dobson in Hyeres
Tokyo 2020
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey and helm Charlotte Dobson had an outstanding second day of racing at Hyères this afternoon, bagging two firsts and one second position out of six races (with one discard) in the 49erFX fleet writes…
Top scorers at the Youth Pathway Nationals at Ballyholme last weekend in the Laser Radials were (left to right) Sally Bell (Royal North of Ireland YC) first girl and 11th overall, Ewan McMahon (Howth YC), first overall, Conor Quinn (Rush SC & CLYC) second overall, and Aaron Rogers (Rush SC) third overall.
Youth Sailing
There was such a cascade of results from the 190-boat, 208 -ailor Irish Youth Sailing Pathway Nationals at Ballyholme Yacht Club at the weekend that fully analysing the results every which way can go on for as long as you…
Tom MacSweeney racing Seascapes at Royal Cork Yacht Club
Island Nation

Launch Your Boat Time!

25th April 2017
It’s launching time at Castlepoint Boatyard at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour where I keep SCRIBBLER II. That’s my Sigma 33, named rather appropriately for a journalist/scribe, as I’ve been told. The first SCRIBBLER was a Ruffian 23, much sailed and…
The first day of racing began with a light 6-10 knot easterly breeze, stronger winds are expected tomorrow
Tokyo 2020
Three Irish Laser sailors are in the middle of the fleet as round two of the 2017 World Cup Series in Hyères, France began today for 541 sailors in ten Olympic classes writes Nathaniel Ogden. After “one good race and one…
Scroll down for the video of the ISA Youth Nationals
Youth Sailing
Ballyholme Yacht Club has released a video of all the weekend action from Bangor Bay, the largest entry ever for the ISA youth national championships. Read our full report here and see the latest video moments below: 
N18 winners in Howth: Charles Dwyer, Nicholas O'Leary and Richie Harrington of Royal Cork Yacht Club with HYC Commodore Joe McPeake second from left
National 18
Six relatively light wind races completed at Howth Yacht Club gave Charles Dwyer and his crew Nin O'Leary and Richie the overall win of the inaugural six–boat National 18s Eastern Championships in Dwyer's new boat. A tie break behind them saw…
Sin Bin (Michael O’Connor, Owen Laverty and Ed Cooke) with HYC Commodore Joe McPeake (left)
SB20
Sixteen SB20s battled it out off Ireland’s Eye last weekend in a hotly contested Eastern Championships. With 0-6 knots winds forecast for the weekend, PRO Paddy Judge and his Howth YC team did an excellent job getting six fair, high…
Cox Chris Doorly with St. Michael's Rowing Team  Brina Archer, Melissa Mardon, Amy Smyth and Liz Doyle
Coastal Rowing
Irish Flying Fifteen National Champion Chris Doorly is back on the water early this season but before he takes up his usual role at the sharp end of a National Yacht Club keelboat he can be found, as shown in…
Gemma McDowell & Emma Gallagher (Malahide) lead the 420s from Geoff Power & James McCann and Kate Lyttle & Niamh Henry (RSTGYC) racing on Belfast Lough from Ballyholme YC. After two days, Power of Dunmore East holds the lead
W M Nixon
Its full title is the Irish Sailing Association Youth Pathway Nationals and Optimist Trials. It is a designation with a great air of seriousness about it, contrasting markedly with current public debate about providing more fun sailing, while making regattas…
Ewan McMahon won the first two races this morning and leads the Radial class of the Youth Nationals
Youth Sailing
Day Two of the ISA Youth Sailing Pathway National Championships and Optimist Trials saw all of the fleets afloat for the first time with over 200 sailors visiting Ballyholme Yacht Club.  With a stronger breeze than yesterday averaging 12-14 knots…
It takes a bit of effort to work out that somewhere in there is an Etchells 22
Historic Boats
Some boats are Classics from birth, others acquire Classic status over time, and there are others beyond that again which have had imaginative things done to them in order to confer a new Classic status writes W M Nixon. Back…
A 420 dinghy competitor at the ISA Youth Championships on Belfast Lough
Youth Sailing
Over 130 boats took to the water today at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough on Day 1 of the ISA Youth Pathway National Championships and Optimist Trials. The event is supported by Ards & North Down Borough Council. Only…
Brisk, breezy and bright at the Topper Worlds 2016 at Ballyholme. The success of this event – with more than 80 entries from the Republic in a fleet of 150 from many nations – has been part of the process which has resulted in the ISA Youth Nationals 2017 getting under way at Ballyholme tomorrow
Youth Sailing
With four days of an intensive programme getting under way tomorrow (Thursday) on three different course areas off Ballyholme Bay on Belfast Lough, the ISA Youth Sailing Nationals is making a spectacular debut in Northern Ireland writes W M Nixon.…
The SB20 sportsboat 'Seriously Bonkers' sailed by Peter Lee. The SB20 Eastern Championships will sail this weekend at Howth Yacht Club
SB20
Cork Harbour's Dave Barry will defend his SB20 Eastern title this weekend at the Eastern Championships at Howth Yacht Club.  As Afloat.ie previously reported, the National 18s, the RS400 and RS200 fleets will share the limelight off Ireland's Eye. The…
There was a 125 boat turnout at Baltimore Sailing Club for the Laser Munster Championships
Laser
The CH Marine sponsored 2017 Laser Munster Championships attracted a strong fleet of 125 boats to Baltimore Sailing Club over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. In the 45–boat Laser Radial fleet, six races were sailed with five to count. Royal Cork's…
The Juniors of the National Yacht Club celebrate Annalise Murphy’s Olympic achievements. When the Junior Training programe at the National YC was inaugurated 50 years ago, the extensive boat platform on which this is all happening didn’t exist
W M Nixon
A very special Golden Jubilee coming up in May provides links to an Irish Olympic Sailing Silver Medal, the Fireball World Championship, and the America’s Cup. W M Nixon finds the widest connections go even further than that to include…

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