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Ger Dempsey's Venuesworld from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads the Irish at the SB20 Worlds
SB20
Day two of the Cascais SB20 World Championships 2016 yesterday, Wednesday 31 August, brought three more testing races for the 75-boat fleet – or, according to some crews, two testing races and one giant crazy game of Risk. It was…
Irish champions Noel Butler & Stephen Oram (pictured here at the Howth Yacht Club based national championships) were DBSC series 3 winners
Fireball
In Dublin Bay yacht racing terms the sign that the summer is over is the advent of the last Tuesday night race of the year. Seven Fireballs embraced the last of the Tuesday night races by their presence on the…
National 18s will be used for the 2016 All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club next month
All Irelands
The Irish Sailing Association is inviting class associations to make nominations for the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship and ISA All Ireland Junior Sailing Championships 2016. The ISA All Ireland Junior Sailing Championships on September 24th – 25th at Fastnet…
RS400s racing off Schull in West Cork
RS Sailing
33 RS’s travelled to Schull last weekend to battle for the National title. The event, kindly sponsored by Centra, saw 10 races completed for each class across two race courses with sailors experiencing the perfect mix of conditions. IRO Alan…
Ireland is in the top of the SB20 Worlds in Cascais
SB20
The Cascais SB20 World Championships got off to a strong start yesterday with three races held in testing but hugely enjoyable conditions with Portuguese sun and strong breezes. Ireland has four entries in the 76–boat event. Bango (James Gorman, Rory Fitzpatrick,…
 Eddie Warden Owen's RORC team of Ossie Stewart and John Greenwood, was top Corinthian Team for the Etchells Open European Championship.
Etchells
The New Zealand team racing Feng Shui of Andrew Wills, Anatole Masfen and Matthew Kelway, has won the 2016 Etchells Open European Championship writes Louay Habib. After two days of tricky shifting breeze in the Solent, the New Zealand Team…
The top Etchells team today was Feng Shui, from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Auckland, NZ
Etchells
For the first day of the 2016 Etchells Open European Championship, Principal Race Officer, Phil Lawrence, prophesied that it might be a long day and he was spot on writes Louay Habib. Malahide YC's Bedrock skippered by Richard Burrows is…
Big turnout for DBSC Flying Fifteens
Flying Fifteen
An impressive 19 Flying Fifteens turned out on Saturday in the DBSC Series on a warm summers day with a light E-NE wind and a raging incoming tide. Many fleets would be glad to have this number at their Nationals!…
Flat–out – National 18 Racing in Cork Harbour
National 18
National 18 dinghy D’Good, D’Bad and D’Blaster sailed by Ewen Barry, Stanley Browne and Dion Barrett was the winner of the nine boat Ultra division of the Irish class championships at Royal Cork YC on six points after five races…
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…
Malahide Yacht Club's Richard Burrows sailing an Etchells 22 with his son David
Etchells
Ireland will be well represented across the fleet at the Etchells European Championships that starts in Cowes today. The Etchells 22 Class is, by many, regarded as one of the most competitive one design keelboat classes left now that there…
Ger Dempsey will steer Royal Irish YC entry Venuesworld with Chris Nolan, Maeve Judge and Blair Stanaway on board
SB20
Ireland has four entries in the Cascais 2016 SB20 World Championships that start next week, from Tuesday 30 August, at the renowned venue of Cascais in Portugal. The Atlantic city of Cascais is synonymous with strong winds, large rolling waves,…
40 RS400s are expected for the Schull–based national championships
RS Sailing
With only three days to go, excitement is building for the 2016 RS200 & RS400 Irish National Championships in Schull, West Cork. The event, hosted by the Fastnet Marine Outdoor Education Centre will see a fleet of 40 RS400s and…
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…
1720s will race for national honours at Kinsale Yacht Club in September
1720
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,…
Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan is heading for the Youth Worlds in New Zealand in December having won the cut–short Laser championships in GBSC at the weekend
Laser
Following on from their success at the Laser Radial Worlds in Dublin this July, where they finished seventh in their respective fleets, Royal Cork Yacht Club's Johnny Durcan and Nicole Hemeryck of the National Yacht Club will now represent Ireland…

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