Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo The Irish Sailing Association

nyc maintopper

National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin Latest News
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…
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,…
Faces in the crowd at the National YC….the wonderment is understandable - it’s not every day that a new Olympic Silver Medal for Sailing comes to town
National YC
As the Olympic medal celebrations swing through West Cork this week, with today’s party taking over Skibbereen and its mighty Silver Medal winning oarsmen (and now World Champion) Gary and Paul O’Donovan writes W M Nixon, we’re still receiving souvenirs…
Fireworks with all the trimmings – celebration over Dun Laoghaire from the National YC while on the screen are Silver Medallist Annalise Murphy, her training partner Sara Winther, and longtime coach Rory Fitzpatrick
W M Nixon
On Thursday evening, sailing came centre stage in Irish life when our new Olympic Silver Medallist Annalise Murphy was officially welcomed back to her home port of Dun Laoghaire. She arrived by sea on a summer’s evening with flags flying…
Silver sailor – Annalise Murphy launches Howth Yacht Club's long running Autumn league in partnership with MSL Park Motors Mercedes-Benz. The first race is on September 10th
Howth YC
Howth Yacht Club's Autumn league will run for six Saturdays and commences September 10th (with a break for one week on Oct 1st), this will be the 37th year of Howth's end-of-season premier keelboat racing event. The racing is expected…
Silver service….Annalise Murphy crosses the finish line in the crucial place in the Medals Race ahead of Belgium, The Netherlands and Denmark
W M Nixon
Annalise Murphy’s Silver Medal has re-focussed sailing’s thinking about the Olympic Games, which tend to be perceived in many ways. It’s understandable that some specialist sportsmen see the Games as a monster which consumes energy which could be better deployed in other ways. Yet…
Western SB20 champion Ger Dempsey and crew will be racing for national honours on Dublin Bay this weekend
SB20
Tomorrow evening's DBSC race will serve as the unofficial practice race for the SB20 fleet that will race for National title honours on Dublin Bay on Friday in a three day event from the National Yacht Club. 18 entries have…
Blast from the past. It’s August 1980, and the magic Half Tonner Swuzzlebubble (Bruce Lyster, RStGYC) is trickling towards the finish of the ISORA Pwllheli-Howth race which she won overall to confirm her as ISORA Champion 1980. She also won ISORA Week 1980, and her class in Cowes Week 1980. Crew on board are (left to right) Bruce Lyster, Robert Dix on helm, Michael Rowan, Drewry Pearson (white hat), and Des Cummins
W M Nixon
With the confirmation that Kinsale Yacht Club will be hosting the Half Ton Classic Worlds from August 14th to 18th 2017, Irish interest will intensify further in a class which already attracts much favourable attention. W M Nixon tells us…
Dubliner's David Gorman & Chris Doorly retained the Flying Fifteen Title at Cushendall
Flying Fifteen
The National Yacht Club's David Gorman & Chris Doorly successfuly defended their Irish Flying Fifteen Title after three days of competition at Cushendall SC in County Antrim. Three race wins from six sailed gave the Dun Laoghaire pair a clear…
SB20 racing at the Royal St. George YC Regatta
SB20
The SB20 Irish National Championships takes place at the National YC in Dun Laoghaire in a fortnight (5-7 August) and local DBSC competition at the host venue on Dublin Bay has been full–on. Last weekend Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor, Emmet Ryan…
Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan is presented with his Laser Leinster Radial prize by Susan Spain of the National Yacht Club. Prizegiving gallery by Joe Fallon below
Laser
Yesterday's Laser Leinster Championships at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire has started a two week period of Laser dinghy racing action on Dublin Bay in advance of next week's KBC Laser Radial World Championships. Yesterday's prizegiving saluted winners…
NYC nippers – adventurous 6-8 year olds went afloat at Dun Laoghaire
Youth Sailing
This year’s National Yacht Club Nippers course at the East Pier at Dun Laoghaire welcomed the largest group of eager children than ever before to the club. Over six weeks in May and June, adventurous 6-8 year olds dipped their…
1720 NYC Team comprised skipper: Fiona Staunton, Helen Cooney, Susan Spain, Cecile Van Steenberge, Charlotte O Kelly, Rebecca Hall, Niamh O'Regan
National YC
The National Yacht Club's new initiative to encourage more ladies sailing showed the level of its success with its all female crew entry in the 1720 Europeans held recently on Dublin Bay. The team consisted of a group of mums…
Ken Dumpleton sailing Koolijug competed in the Flying fifteen class of the National Yacht Club Regatta. Scroll down for prizegiving photos by Joe Fallon. Download results below
National YC
Last weekend's National Yacht Club regatta on Dublin Bay provided racing for cruisers, keelboats and dinghies across 27 classes. Full results in each class are downloadable below class by class. Check out our photo gallery slideshow by Joe Fallon below too!…
The National Yacht Club Regatta will be held on June 18
National YC
Running on the same day as the Round Ireland Race from Wicklow, June 18th's National Yacht Club regatta at Dun Laoghaire Harbour incorporates an appropriate Bloomsday theme for its day long festivities. Featuring two races back to back, 22 classes will…
The National Yacht Club's John and Brian Hall sailing Something Else won IRC Class 2 in an incredibly tight class
Racing
Irish boats took a class win and a second in class at this year's Silvers Marine Scottish Series that ended yesterday. The National Yacht Club's John and Brian Hall won IRC Class 2 in an incredibly tight class across the whole weekend. It…

Featured Clubs

DBSC
National Yacht Club

Featured Associations

Irish Sailing Association
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

vdlr sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
Tom MacSweeney - This Island Nation
RTE Seascapes
BSB sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating