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Howth Yacht Club teenager Aoife Hopkins has declared her hand for the forthcoming Olympic trials for the Irish Olympic Sailing Team and launched a sports crowdfunding campaign to help fund her bid for the Rio 2016 Olympics. The 16-year-old sprung…
Youth Sailing
#YouthSailing - ISA Performance has announced its regional Laser squads for the new season. The Leinster Laser Radial team will comprise Sally Bell, Tara Coveney, Loghlen Rickard, Aaron Rogers, Nell Staunton, Rory and Jenny Fekkes, Patrick Coyle and Rob Salters.…
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Is Dun Laoghaire Harbour a busier dinghy sailing venue on Autumn Sundays than it is in Summer? Certainly if yesterday's activity at the National Yacht Club, Royal St. George YC, Royal Irish, Irish National Sailing School and DMYC is anything…
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Only 3.5 points separated the top three sailors after the medal race of the of the junior All Ireland sailing championships off Kinsale this afternoon. Sailed in Topaz dinghies, Peter McCann of Royal Cork Yacht Club won the Championships with…
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Last year's champions Cara McDowell of Malahide Yacht Club and Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Harry Durcan return to defend their ISA All-Ireland Youth Sailing Championships titles in Kinsale this weekend. The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) received nominations this month from all sailing…
Fourteeen 420s travelled to Lough Derg Yacht Club this weekend to take part in the Connacht Championships. Three races were completed in Day one in windy but predominantly dry conditions on Saturday. Three firsts placed Douglas Elmes / Colin O’Sullivan…
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Entry to the RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships and NI Schools Cup closes shortly and the RYA is urging as many youth sailors to enter as possible. Northern Ireland's premier Youth and Junior Sailing event will be hosted at Royal…
Shannon Estuary
Last Saturday saw Foynes Yacht Club host the Topper Topaz National Championships on the Shannon Estuary. Five races were scheduled for the one day event with one discard to be applied after the fifth race. ISA National Race Officer Geoff…
Day two of the Optimist Leinster championship at Howth Yacht Club dawned with a lot less wind than the previous one, posing difficulties for sailors and race officers alike. Launching was slightly delayed as the optimistic sailors waited for the…
Howth Yacht Club hosts the final day of the Leinster Optimist Championships this morning with in excess of 150 entries. Saturday dawned bright and if not sunny, exceedingly pleasant. The wind was from the north approx 12 knots and the there…
After eight days of light or no winds the biggest ever Optimist World Dinghy Championships concluded in Poland.  58 nations and 275 competitors raced over nine days but it was Singapore who came out on top with three Gold medals and…
All Ireland Inter-Schools Team Sailing Event At Sutton Dinghy Club
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#schoolsailing – Sutton Dinghy Club on Dublin Bay will be running its ever popular All Ireland Inter-Schools team sailing event on weekend of Sep12/13. Now in its 40th year, the event attracts up to 160+ sailors and 120 boats across…
Howth Dinghy Regatta Just Before Kids Go Back to School
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#dinghyregatta – Howth Yacht Club's annual Dinghy Regatta takes place this Sunday coinciding with the end of the summer holidays and the children's return to school.  The north Dublin club promises lots of entries from HYC Lasers, Toppers, Optimists, 420s…
Irish Optimist Team Flies Out To World Champs in Poland
#optimist – The Irish Optimist team flew out to Dziwnow, Poland yesterday for the Optimist dinghy world championships. The event runs from 26th August to 4th September and will include team racing as well as individual racing. The team are…
Optimist Sailor Conor Gorman Sails Well on Final Day to Win Junior Championship
#optimistnationals – I was delighted to win the Junior Optimist Nationals in Skerries, County Dublin last weekend writes Conor Gorman (aged12) . When I saw the forecast, I was happy that the winds were going to be light, which are…
Irish Sailors Advance at Laser Radial Youth Worlds
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#youthsailing – There was another successful day for the Irish youth sailors at the Laser Worlds in Kingston, Canada today. In the 55-strong girl fleet, a 12th and a 4th for Aisling Keller (LDYC) moved her up to eighth place overall,…

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