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Fully powered up, punching through the Solent chop – big breeze arrived for today's Etchells World Championship race
Etchells
Big breeze arrived at the 2016 Etchells World Championship today; fully powered up, punching through Solent chop upwind and pulling the trigger down wind, several teams experienced gear failure. The conditions were unexpected, 25 knots of solid breeze with bullets…
The National 18 will race In the Battle Of The Classes at Southampon Boat Show
National 18
After a successful Irish National Championships this month at Royal Cork Yacht Club, the National 18 Class Association is exhibiting the new Morrison designed National 18 (known as the Ultra) at the Southampton Boat Show from 16 to 25 September…
Sparkling conditions for the Etchells Worlds on the Solent
Etchells
It was a dramatic finish to the third day of the Etchells World Championship, sponsored by Red Funnel Ferries. John Bertrand, representing the Royal Brighton Yacht Club (AUS), was initially disqualified from Race 5, for being over early on a…
 Richard and Samantha Burrows from Howth Yacht Club are racing at the Etchells Worlds
Etchells
There was some more Aussie cheer, on Day Two of the Etchells World Championship. Irish born Noel 'Nitro' Drennan, has raced Etchells with Dennis Connor and John Bertrand, and his experience showed today, nailing the pin end of the start…
Australians Lead at Etchells Worlds
Etchells
The 2016 Etchells World Championship started in earnest today, with two intensely competitive races in the Central Solent. It took four attempts to get the fleet away for Race One and the U-Flag start produced several casualties, including reigning Etchells…
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,…
Rush Regatta Winners - 119, Three Chevrons from Foynes Yacht Club helmed by Vincent Mc Cormack with crew Roisin Mc Cormack and Michael Lynch pictured here with Brenda McGuinness, Commodore at Rush Sailing Club
Mermaid
The annual Rush Regatta took place this weekend at Rush Sailing Club with 2 races planned for both Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of September. A very wet and windy Saturday morning saw 14 boats entered, busy rigging…
58 teams from 11 nations will be competing at the 49th Edition of the Etchells World Championship.
Etchells
250 guests attended the Etchells World Championship Gala Reception, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club last night. The Medina Marching Band opened proceedings, and Regatta Director, David Franks, welcomed the sailors to the regatta. As the flags of the…
Ireland's best overall performance was 40 in the 76 boat fleet
SB20
The last day of the Cascais SB20 World Championships 2016 on Saturday, September 3 saw Hugo Rocha with his New Territories team crowned World Champions, defeating a 76-boat fleet with entries from 13 countries. Despite some fine individual performances, the…
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…
Weight rule – The Etchells rule change results in crews within eight kg of the limit having to reweigh on Wednesday and crews less than that having no reweigh
Etchells
There is ongoing disgruntlement among some members of the Etchells fleet as to how rule changes were effected and communicated on the eve of the class world championships in Cowes tomorrow. The assembled fleet on the English South coast learned…
Annalise Murphy on last night's Late Late Show
Annalise Murphy
#AnnaliseMurphy - Annalise Murphy has spoken of how the sting of missing out on a medal at London 2012 haunted her over the years of preparations for the Rio Olympics this summer – till she decided to make sailing fun…
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SB20
As expected, it's been a breezy week at the SB20 World Championships in Cascais, Portugal leading to many running repairs on the race track. A French entry, Black Magic, skippered by Edward Russo, was one such example when the outer…
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…
A performance sailer being used as an introductory fun boat. At last weekend’s Open Day for junior sailors with Howth YC’s new club-owned flotilla of five J/80s, instructor Craig Jeffares (left) guides Sarah Hanratty, Grace Quilligan on tiller, Anna Maguire, and Hannah Furlong, with Class Bos’un Luke Malcolm beyond
W M Nixon
While the headlines and public attention for much of the summer were dominated by the acrimonious Brexit vote in Britain and the extremes of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, out beyond a narrow sandspit on a secretive peninsula…
Royal St George YC's Chris Arrowsmith, David Cahill and Colin Galavan competing in yesterday's SB20 Worlds at Cascais
SB20
There were some great results from the four boat Irish SB20 team in Cascais, Portugal yesterday and another good day in prospect today could see an Irish team finish in the top third of the SB20 World Championships. Royal Cork…

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