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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.…
Sean Craig, a member of DBSC's Laser Class
Laser
Is your Laser dinghy sitting in your garden? Maybe your teenager doesn't want to use it anymore? If you can answer 'yes' to either question, then Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Laser class has the answer for you, if you're…
Howth Locals Shane Murphy, Daragh Sheridan and John Phelan on Two Men & Their Monkey won the event with a race to spare
Howth YC
The 2017 Spring Warmer series sponsored by Key Capital Private came to a conclusion at Howth Yacht Club on Saturday. The final day of the season opener provided the sailors with some champagne sailing conditions with 15–knots of breeze and glorious…
Foiling Optimist dinghy takes to the air in Sweden
Optimist
Not content with hydrofoiling Moths, Laser dinghies or Mini Transat keelboats, the flying craze hits junior sailing with the news that Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden have figured out how to foil an Optimist dinghy. Seldén has provided the blocks taking Opti…
The three winning Dublin University helms at Clifden were (left to right) Dan Gill, Scott Flanigan and Richard d”Esterre Roberts
Sailor of the Month
The Irish Universities Sailing Association (IUSA) Intervarsities is a major team racing event attended by over 160 sailors across 26 teams. This year’s, staged at the hospitable Clifden Boat Club in the far west of Connemara and hosted by University…
49er brothers, Seán and Tadhg Donnelly from the National Yacht Club
Tokyo 2020
A mix of established Rio Olympic campaigners and emerging young talent shared the top podium spots when the 48th Trofeo Princesa Sofia ended Saturday with a brisk 25–knots Mistral offshore wind which brought the 646 boat regatta to spectacular, challenging…
Irish youth sailors are competing at the Europa Cup in Lugano, Switzerland
Laser
A team of seven Royal St George Yacht Club Laser sailors, as well as sailors from Schull in West Cork and Foynes  on the Shannon Estuary are competing in the Europa Cup this Easter. The International Laser Class Association run the…
Up to five sailors will be chosen at the ISA Youth Pathway Nationals to join the ISA 4.7 Squad at Ballyholme Yacht Club
ISA
Annalise Murphy is just one of four evening talks taking place at the ISA Youth Sailing National Championships, being held at Ballyholme Yacht Club, 19-23 April. As Afloat.ie reported previouslty, it is the first time the event has been sailed…
Up to ten Irish boats may contest the RS Feva World Championships in Holland this July
RS Sailing
Many Irish RS Feva youth sailors have travelled to World Championships over the years and it has been a great experience for many, giving teenagers their first taste of dinghy world championship competition. International fleet sizes tend to be around the…
Glory days. Asgard II at her best in a Tall Ships Parade in the Baltic in company with the Russian government’s Shtandart, a replica of a warship built by Peter the Great in the early 1700s.
W M Nixon
As we move into March each year, throughout Ireland Tall Ships enthusiasts will wistfully recall that it was in March 1981 that Ireland finally commissioned her own Tall Ship, a national flagship worthy of our aspirations, the Jack Tyrrell-designed and…
RS Feva dinghy racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
RS Sailing
The RS Feva class is seeking to repeat its great turnout of 38 boats at the 2016 Greystones Sailing Club hosted National Championships. 'There is no reason why we can’t achieve similar numbers at our events this year', according to…
Baltimore Sailing Club Commodore Michael Walsh
Island Nation
I was in Baltimore Sailng Club last week for the annual training camp run by the Optimist Association when 130 young sailors braved and overcame what were at times quite testing sailing conditions. I watched with admiration the impressive organisation…
Eight Irish Laser Radial sailors are competing in Cadiz this week at the Andalusian Olympic Sailing Week
Tokyo 2020
The Andalusian Olympic Sailing Week venue at Cadiz might have been a favourite with some of Europe's top Laser Radial sailing talent this week but it has not proved such a big hit in the wind stakes so far. 300…
Top ten sailor – Dun Laoghaire's Nicole Hemeryck finished in the top ten of the World Youth Sailing Championships in 2016
Youth Sailing
World Sailing has announced that Sanya, China will host the 2017 edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships. As the premier event in youth sailing, more than 400 sailors from over 60 nations are expected to compete on the waters…
Firefly practice for Saint Andrews College, Dublin ahead of the Leinster Schools Team Racing event in Dun Laoghaire
Team Racing
Although the Leinster Schools Team Racing Championships may have been postponed at the weekend, it did not stop Dublin's Saint Andrews College from putting in a busy practice session in the Royal St. George Yacht Club Fireflies dinghies on Saturday…

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