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Sailing at the ISA Youth Championships on Belfast Lough this past April
National YC
#TrySailing - No boat is required nor previous sailing experience necessary for teenagers who want to try sailing with the National Yacht Club this summer. Two introductory courses will run from 6-16 June and 10-21 July in Dun Laoghaire specifically…
NYC’s Junior Section Celebrates Golden Jubilee This Month
National YC
#NYC - The National Yacht Club’s youth sailing section marks its golden jubilee with a weekend of celebration on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May. Festivities kick off on the Saturday evening with a reunion dinner (€35pp) for those who…
142 Optimists are heading for Kinsale this weekend
Kinsale
142 boats across the 3 fleets are confirmed for this weekend's Munster Optimist Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club this weekend. Six races are scheduled over the two days. The Senior and Junior fleets will race outside the harbour, weather permitting,…
The new polyethylene Sailqube Optimist dinghy has arrived at Ballyholme Yacht Club
Belfast Lough
Mayor Alderman Deborah Girvan of Ards and North Down Borough Council attended the first night of 'Dolphin & Sharks' at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough last Friday night writes Mark Mackey. The visit is to encourage the next generation of young…
420 winners at Ballyholme YC: 1st Gemma McDowell and Emma Gallagher, Malahide YC 2nd Grace O'Beirne and Kathy Kelly, Royal St George YC 3rd Nicola and Fiona Ferguson National YC
420
Nearly 30 sailors attended the joint  420 and Fireball Ulster Championships last weekend with a mixture of conditions to test out the sailors writes Mark Mackey. Most of the visitors travelled up from Cork and Dublin to compete in the…
The Irish Laser class mustered a 116–boat fleet in three divisions for its Ulster Championships
Laser
Ireland's youngest ever Olympic helmsman won three of six races to be crowned Ulster Laser Champion yesterday at Royal North of Ireland. Finn Lynch, of the National Yacht Club, had a four point margin with six top three results but…
When the wind came in with sufficient vigour to give his tall frame its natural advantage, Ewan McMahon took full control of the racing at Ballyholme
Sailor of the Month
It was the biggest ISA Youth Sailing Pathway Nationals yet seen, and the 2017 Championship at Ballyholme Yacht Club – 190 boats, 208 sailors – lived up to and beyond expectations in a variety of sailing conditions between 20th and…
UCD Winners led By Will Byrne (with trophy) in Howth. Despite bits of blue sky, conditions in the Irish Sea were steadily deteriorating as Howth YC’s flotilla of J/80s did the business to see UCD become Ireland’s representatives in the 2017 Student Yachting Worlds this Autumn in Marseiles, to be raced in J/80s
Youth Sailing
University College Dublin, led by Will Byrne, won through in an increasingly challenging national selection trials at Howth YC yesterday to take the honour of representing Ireland in the 37th Annual Student Yachting Worlds, which this year will be staged…
Four of the Howth YC flotilla of J/80s, in in their pen ready for a day’s racing
Youth Sailing
The Annual Student Yachting Worlds, sailed in performance keelboats each Autumn in France, has seen Irish overall success in times past, a noted international varsity star being Nicholas “Nin” O’Leary during his college days in Cork writes WM Nixon But…
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…
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: 
Star of the show – Justin Lucas (13) from Tralee Bay was the clear winner in the Optimist class trials at Ballyholme
Youth Sailing
One of the most notable aspects of the ISA Youth Pathway National Championship 2017, which has concluded this afternoon at Ballyholme on Belfast Lough with a good programme sailed, is the healthy way in which the new champions come from…
Optimist sailor Justin Lucas
Youth Sailing
Lighter breezes at Ballyholme have been providing some very different sailing conditions for today’s third day of racing in the ISA Youth Nationals on Belfast Lough. But in all classes the overnight leaders have stayed in front, with an exceptional…
Ewan McMahon won the first two races this morning and leads the Radial class of the Youth Nationals
Youth Sailing
Day Two of the ISA Youth Sailing Pathway National Championships and Optimist Trials saw all of the fleets afloat for the first time with over 200 sailors visiting Ballyholme Yacht Club.  With a stronger breeze than yesterday averaging 12-14 knots…
A 420 dinghy competitor at the ISA Youth Championships on Belfast Lough
Youth Sailing
Over 130 boats took to the water today at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough on Day 1 of the ISA Youth Pathway National Championships and Optimist Trials. The event is supported by Ards & North Down Borough Council. Only…
Brisk, breezy and bright at the Topper Worlds 2016 at Ballyholme. The success of this event – with more than 80 entries from the Republic in a fleet of 150 from many nations – has been part of the process which has resulted in the ISA Youth Nationals 2017 getting under way at Ballyholme tomorrow
Youth Sailing
With four days of an intensive programme getting under way tomorrow (Thursday) on three different course areas off Ballyholme Bay on Belfast Lough, the ISA Youth Sailing Nationals is making a spectacular debut in Northern Ireland writes W M Nixon.…

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