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Greystones Sailing Club's Shane MacCarthy and Damian Bracken were winners of the GP14 Challenge in Swords
GP14
The Riocard O’Tiarnaigh GP14 Challenge 2017 was hosted by Swords Sailing Club on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April. 17 boats from as far north as Moville and south as Dungarvan, attended despite the challenging forecast which proved to be…
Lynch included 7th, 10th and 13th from the 60–strong fleet in his overall tally
Tokyo 2020
A blustery westerly breeze made for challenging conditions today at Hyères for Finn Lynch in the men's Laser fleet yesterday writes Nathaniel Ogden. A mixed set of results seem to be becoming a theme in this year's Sailing World Cup…
Alert Packaging skippered by Justin Bourke was second last night in DBSC's first Thursday race
SB20
Four boats bravely fought the cold this evening and ventured out to the start line for the first Thursday race of the 2017 DBSC SB20 sailing programme. The forecast was an enticing 12knts gusting 18knts from a steady north west…
Con Murphy and Cathy MacAleavey toast the launching of the new Water Wag, Mariposa,  while fleet members including daughter Annalise Murphy (right) applaud. The launch will feature on RTE Nationwide on May 5
Water Wag
Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy was on hand last Saturday to help parents Con Murphy and Cathy MacAleavey launch the new family dinghy, a traditional clinker–built Water Wag dinghy, a class that celebrates its 130th season this year. The champagne…
Solitary Irish competitor Finn Lynch prepares to start a Laser Race in the Sailing World Cup in Hyeres today
Tokyo 2020
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey and Charlotte Dobson continued to deliver top results on day three at Hyeres, France today writes Nathaniel Ogden. The pair, competing for team GBR in the 49erFX fleet, are placing 3rd overall after a…
SB20 Training at the Royal Irish Yacht Club (Gybe Video Here)
SB20
SB20 sailor Jimmy Dowling will host a training session on the basic techniques of handling the gennaker on Saturday morning, May 6. The session is aimed at the less experienced SB20 class members but all are welcome. A…
There were 18 Water Wags competing in the first race for The Newsom Memorial Cup in Dun Laoghaire Harbour last night
Water Wag
Dun Laoghaire endured strong northerly winds for several days over the past week, so, there was a fear that many Water Wag owners would give the first race a miss. However, on 26th April, eighteen Water Wags competed in the…
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…

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