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RS Dinghies at the INSS league. See video below.
RS Sailing
Eight RS dinghies made it on the water at Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the first of a five one day monthly race days 'Super Series' hosted by the Irish National Sailing Club working closely with the RS Committee. The series…
This Friday evening, 25th November, sees the Class having its end of year dinner and prize-giving in the National Yacht Club
Fireball
After the third Sunday of the 2016/17 Fireball Frostbite Series, hosted by Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, the points table is as shown below writes Cormac Bradley. As the numbers show, there is one shining example of consistency – Noel…
The Durcan family: twins Harry and Johnny, with mother Yvonne and father Tom andThe Pyewacket Trophy at RCYC on Friday night
Royal Cork YC
Johnny Durcan was the winner of Royal Cork Yacht Club's prestigious Pyewacket Trophy for his results in the Laser Radial class. It's a campaign boost to the Cork youth sailor's winter race preparations as he heads off to New Zealand…
It has been 22 years since the Fireball Worlds were last held in South Africa
Fireball
The 2016 Fireball World Championships are now only three weeks away. They will be hosted by the Mossel Bay Yacht Club in South Africa from the 4th to the 16th December 2016. Unfortunately, there will be no Irish representation. With…
Noel Butler & Stephen Oram lead the Fireball Frostbites at the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club
Fireball
The Irish Fireball “Frostbiters” were almost at full strength for the second Sunday of the 2016/17 Series and were rewarded with a mild day, temperature-wise and a very shifty day wind-wise. In stark contrast to the opening session of the…
At the presentation to retiring Sigma 33 class secretary Sandra Moore (second from right) were Shirley Leonard, Henry Leonard and Ann Bergin
Sigma
The Sigma 33 East Coast class Association held their Annual Dinner in the National Yacht Club on Friday, 11 November 2016 with almost 80 members present. In attendance was the Commodore of Dublin Bay Sailing Club Chris Moore, Roman Beirne…
Noel Butler & Stephen Oram comfortably won today's DMYC Frostbite Fireball race
Fireball
The 2016/17 Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Frostbites got off to a blustery start this afternoon in Dun Laoghaire. The weather station adjacent to my observation point had the various weather parameters as follows; Wind Direction - 345˚, Wind 19.6…
New performance seminars are replacing ISA Optimist Squads and ISA Topper Squad in 2017. The new Seminars are open to youth sailors from all classes
Youth Sailing
The first of the new ISA Junior Sailing Performance Seminars was postponed last month and will now take place at a date to be announced in 2017.  As Afloat.ie reported in September the ISA announced that the seminars were replacing…
Optimist racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The 2017 National Championships will be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Optimist
The Irish Optimist class has published its 2017 calendar highlighting the youth boat's national championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club as the season's penultimate fixture from August 17 to 20.  February kicks off the season with the Baltimore Sailing…
The restored Dublin Bay 24 Periwinkle, currently based in southern Brittany, would be a star turn in the Classic Yachts section in next year’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta if she could be persuaded to return for the celebration of the Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour in 2017.
W M Nixon
It could be argued that Dun Laoghaire Harbour has never been completely finished writes W M Nixon. To varying degrees, it has always been Work in Progress. Construction started in 1817, yet it was maybe all of twenty or even…
Squib racing at Kinsale
Squib
Jeff Condell and Jeff Cochrane from Kinsale Yacht Club sailing In Squib 812 'Fuggles' are the winners of this year's Irish Squib Travellers Trophy.  The annual keelboat class award is for Squibs which travel to the regional and national championships. It…
International 6 Metres of the 1940s were highly specialised sailing machines with their own very clear idea as to how cockpits should be arranged. This is Goose (foreground), which paved the way for the two times Olympic Gold Medallist Llanoria
Olympic
These days Dermot O’Flynn, Director of Training in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, does much of his sailing in a classic Water Wag dinghy in Dun Laoghaire and Dublin Bay. But he is a man of wide-ranging nautical…
SB20 Midlands winners (from left)  Owen Laverty, LDYC Commodore David Meredith, Davy Taylor and Michael O'Connor
SB20
Michael O'Connor, Owen Laverty and Davy Taylor had a convincing second day to take the SB20 honours with at the conclusion of the regatta at Lough Derg Yacht Club at the weekend. A fresh breeze of 12 -16 knots allowed…
SB20s racing at  this year's world championships in Cascais
SB20
The 2018 SB20 European Championships will be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire it has been announced. The Irish staging of the event in two years time will be in the same year as the World…
Squib sailing on Lough Derg
Squib
Squibs from all over Ireland converged on Lough Derg Yacht Club at Dromineer at the weekend. Three came from the Royal North of Ireland in Belfast Lough, two from Killyleagh Yacht Club on Strangford Lough, two from Royal St George…
Flying fifteen Western winners Ian Smyth (left) with LDYC Commodore David Meredith (centre) and Brian McKee
Flying Fifteen
This weekend's Flying Ffifteen Western Championships was hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club in varied shifty conditions. Racing could not have been much closer as after six races one point separated the first three boats with Brian McKee & Ian…

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