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Irish Girls Near Top Ten of Laser Radial Youth World Championship in Canada
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#laser – After two days of Laser racing in Kingston Ontario, Irish youth sailors Aisling Keller (LDYC) and Aoife Hopkins (HYC) are currently tied on points in 10th & 11th position respectively. In the boys fleet, Ewan McMahon (HYC) is…
Skerries' Own Peter Fagan Wins Under–16 Optimist Title
#optimist – After a serious hiccup in the first of today's (Sunday's) senior fleet races when he finished way down the fleet, Skerries' own Peter Fagan redeemed himself with a top ten finish in the final race of the Leaseplan…
Black Flags Flown At Skerries Optimist Nationals
#opti – A general recall in today's first race at the Leaseplan Irish Optimist National and Open Championships at Skerries Sailing Club led to black flags being brandished by Race Officer Liam Dineen with the result that a total of…
Malahide Yacht Club Sailor Leads Optimist Nationals At Skerries
#optinats – Malahide Yacht Club's Gemma McDowell leads the Leaseplan Irish Optimist National Championship at Skerries Sailing Club after two days of racing. The event continues until Sunday. McDowell faces stiff opposition from Howth's Harry Bell who is just one point…
Royal Cork & Malahide Yacht Club Combination Lead Hopes at 420 Junior Euros
#420 – A Royal Cork and Malahide Yacht Club combination of Peter McCann and Cara McDowell top Irish hopes in the gold fleet of the 420 Junior Europeans in Bourgas, Bulgaria. The duo are 19th and two places ahead of Douglas Elmes and Colin O…
29er Worlds Prepare For Big Breeze, Durcan Twins Second in Silver Fleet
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#29erworlds – Another late night with sailors coming off the water at 1945pm with 3 races held in the Gold fleet. Harry and Johnny Durcan from Royal Cork lie second in the silver fleet. Full results here. The morning breeze…
Little Breeze Means No Racing at 29er World Championship in Wales
Youth Sailing
Despite best efforts, no racing was held in Pwllheli, Wales yesterday. As Afloat reported previously, two Irish boats are competing, the Durcan twins from Royal Cork and Blathnaid O'Connell and Heather Sword.  What little breeze was forecasted never settled to anything…
Elmes & O'Sullivan Lead Irish at 420 Junior Europeans
#420 – Howth Yacht Club's Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan lead Irish hopes after two days racing at the 420 Junior European Championships. The pair lie 14th in a 90–boat fleet. Next best Irish is Royal Cork pairing Peter McCann and Cara McDowell in…
Royal Cork's Durcan Twins Stay in Top Third of 29er Worlds
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#29er – Day two of the 29er worlds in Pwllheli in North Wales got off in almost identical conditions to day one. 15 knots South West constant, gusting mid 20's, moderate seas and with the sun shining bright by 11:30, this…
Royal Cork 29er Twins Start 29er World Champs in Top Third
Youth Sailing
#youthsailing – The sole Irish 29er sailed by skiff debutantes Harry and Johnny Durcan of Royal Cork lie 52nd in a fleet of over 190 at the 2015 Zhik 29er World Championship in Pwllheli, North Wales. The conditions improved after…
200 Youth Sailors To Sail for Glory in Skerries At Optimist Nationals
#oppie – Skerries Sailing Club Junior Section will host the IODAI Leaseplan sponsored Optimist National Sailing Championships between August 13 and 16. Upwards of 200 young sailors are expected at the event. Over a four-day series of races plucky kids from every…
Youth Sailing
#YouthSailing - A narrow miss for Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon in the battle for U17 European Laser Radial title in Portugal last week capped off the busiest period of the summer for Irish youth sailing. Indeed, the 16-year-old believed…
Tough Going at British Optimist Championships, Skerries Sailor Tops Irish in Pwllheli
#Young sailors have battled it out in seven races so far at the Volvo Gill Optimist Championships in Pwhelli - it's been a tough few days, with the weather being predominantly windy and wet, but the sun is now shining…
Young Sailors Complete Tough Ireland Circuit In Drascombe Lugger
Youth Sailing
#lugger– In Baltimore yesterday evening, the Ogden brothers of County Cork received a warm welcome home from family and friends as they successfully concluded their circuit of Ireland with their 18ft Drascombe Lugger Lughnasa. They'd taken eight weeks for an…
Waterford Harbour's Geoff Power Just Pipped for Podium Finish at Topper World Championships
For much of the week, Wateford Harbour's Geoff Power was in the frame at the Topper world Championships but in the end the Irish number one was just pipped to bronze by one point. This was a much anticipated day…
Youth Sailing
#laseryouth – First elation, then disappointment and then consolation that a very solid performance by Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon had only narrowly missed out on the boy's European (under 17) Laser Radial title in Portugal at the weekend. The…

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