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Alex Barry – the ISA's All Ireland Sailing Champion will defend his RS 400 Southern Championship crown this weekend
Royal Cork YC
Cork Harbour's own Alex Barry will be out to retain his southern title in the RS400 class as part of Royal Cork's Dinghyfest that starts tomorrow. It's one of a number of championships being staged as part of the Crosshaven…
Noel Butler/Stephen Oram – DBSC 'America's Cup' winners in the Fireball class
Fireball
Tuesday saw another DBSC outing for Fireballs in the Dun Laoghaire summer series. The wind was a blustery warm southerly with gusts reaching high teens at times. This may have prompted the race committee to set the conservative W-L course…
The Water Wag is the oldest one design dinghy in existence, having been devised in 1886 and formalised as a one design class in Ireland in 1887
Water Wag
The Collen Cup is a new perpetual trophy which has been in the Collen family since 1907 and will be awarded to the overall winner of the Water Wag Class within the Classic section of this and subsequent Volvo Dun…
A great start for Ballyholme Yacht Club's Liam Glynn at Kiel Week
Laser
Sole Irish Laser sailor Liam Glynn of Ballyholme Yacht Club in Northern Ireland raced four races in 20–25 knots at Kiel Week, Germany. By his own account, the former Topper World Champion said he had some 'good sailing' but also made some…
420 duo Grace O'Beirne and Kathy Kelly, pictured here in Dun Laoghaire, competed last week at Kiel Week in Germany
420
In the same weekend that Dunmore East ICRA sailors won the Sovereign's Cup, Waterford Harbour dinghy sailors were strutting their stuff on the international dinghy circuit. Geoff Power and James McCann took a creditable seventh overall in a massive 135–boat 420…
Stephen Oram left and Noel Butler were winners at the Greystones Sailing Club Fireball Open event
Fireball
For their 2017 Open Championship, the Irish Fireball Class Association departed from their normal two-day, six-race format for provincial championships and held a single day Championship with a target of four races. Additionally, they negotiated a new venue, Greystones Sailing…
The GP14 fleet were welcomed back to Newtownards Sailing Club for their Ulster Championships at the weekend. Scroll down for drone footage.
GP14
The GP14 Ulster Championships took place over the weekend. The fleet were welcomed back to Newtownards Sailing Club by Michael Cox who organised an outstanding event. It felt more like Barbados than the Ards peninsula as we had the most…
Over the five races to date, there have been five different race winners, from northern, eastern, southern and western coasts of the UK, with three different sailmakers, and hulls which are both low numbers (under 150) and high numbers (over 750)
Squib
Today, Thursday, due to lack of wind in Church Bay, Holyhead, the Squib fleet had to wait more than an hour for the wind to settle writes Vincent Delany. Initially the wind was too light to start the fourth championship…
Brian Willis (left) and Alan McClernon (centre) (CASC) won the Flying Fifteen Northern Championships at Lough Neagh
Flying Fifteen
Brian Willis and Alan McClernon (CASC) won the Flying Fifteen Northern Championships in fine style winning three of the four races in light winds. Sixteen boats competed in the event hosted by Lough Neagh Sailing Club, Its been a long…
The “Super Etchells 22” Guapa on Cork Harbour
Etchells
Bill Trafford, Ireland’s boatbuilding sorcerer who beavers away in a shed near Skenakilla Crossroads in North County Cork, is already hatching new magic as onlookers continue to be entranced by his Super Etchells 22 Guapa currently making her debut on…
Laser sailor Theo Lyttle
Laser
DBSC Laser fleet, the fastest growing fleet on Dublin Bay welcomed new sailors Judy O'Beirne and Theo Lyttle to the fleet yesterday evening for two races in testing conditions writes Ross O'Leary. 17 boats turned up on the start line…
One of Tuesday's starts for the 43-boat Squib fleet
Squib
Today, Wednesday, was a difficult day for David Lovegrove, Howth Yacht Club, PRO for the 43–boat Squib fleet at their annual National Championships in Holyhead, Wales writes Vincent Delany. It was planned to hold one race today, as the race…
The regatta scene returns for the Fireballs with an event at Greystones this weekend
Fireball
It didn’t really look like Fireball racing would be possible yesterday evening! Having enjoyed another sunny day in Dun Laoghaire, though it was not as “blue sky” as the previous three days, the expectation of a reasonable sea breeze was…
Squibs racing at the Holyhead National Championships
Squib
What a stunning days sailing was had in Holyhead today, for the 43 boat Squib fleet, who sailed two races on Tuesday, to compensate for having lost a race yesterday due to lack of wind writes Vincent Delany. In race…
Optimist Winners with Mary Wilkes at Howth Yacht Club
Optimist
Howth Yacht Club hosted the Optimist Team racing Vice President's Cup last weekend. On the water there were lots of smiles, buckets of team spirit and great selfless tactical moves. The races were so effectively run (well done Richard Kissane…
Topper Racing
Topper
East Antrim Boat Club's Rory Williamson was the winner of a 33–boat Topper Southern Championships at the National Yacht Club last weekend. Williamson had a two point margin over Royal Cork Yacht Club's Jonathan O’Shaughnessy in second. Third was O’Shaughnessy's club–mate Conor Horgan.…

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