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Dinghy sailors Ryan (9) and Ronan McCormick competed in the seven mile Cobh to Blackrock race
Cork Harbour
Ryan McCormick took part in the Cobh to Blackrock sailing race organised by Cove Sailing Club last Saturday 17th September. Nine year old Ryan sailed for the first time with his uncle and picked up the basic skills very quickly.…
A busy Optimist start at the DBSC Junior September Series in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
DBSC
This afternoon's DBSC racing inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour completed a busy a Junior September sailing series with winners announced in all classes. Royal St. George's Emma Williams was the winner on the 19–boat RS Feva class. The National Yacht Club's Hugh…
Royal Cork Admiral John Roche presents the overall Munster  trophy to Tom Higgins
Optimist
Royal St. George Yacht Club Optimist sailor Tom Higgins continued his successful season at last weekend's Munster Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. The Dublin Bay youth sailor finished the six race series on 14 points, three–points clear of the…
Firefly team racing action at the Royal St. George Yacht Club Elmo Trophy Regatta
Team Racing
Ten team racing teams, comprising many of the country’s top youth sailors, competed for the second Elmo Trophy in the Royal St George Yacht Club last weekend. A windy forecast for Sunday meant for a long day on Saturday. Light…
National 18s will be used for the 2016 All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club next month
All Irelands
The Irish Sailing Association is inviting class associations to make nominations for the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship and ISA All Ireland Junior Sailing Championships 2016. The ISA All Ireland Junior Sailing Championships on September 24th – 25th at Fastnet…
Toppers racing off Kinsale in County Cork
Topper
Kinsale Yacht Club hosted the Munster Topper Championships for the first time this weekend. A fleet of 47 boats took to the water on Saturday morning. A strong easterly breeze and heavy seas provided challenging conditions for the sailors and…
Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan is heading for the Youth Worlds in New Zealand in December having won the cut–short Laser championships in GBSC at the weekend
Laser
Following on from their success at the Laser Radial Worlds in Dublin this July, where they finished seventh in their respective fleets, Royal Cork Yacht Club's Johnny Durcan and Nicole Hemeryck of the National Yacht Club will now represent Ireland…
Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club
Optimist
Counting four race wins in a ten race series, recently crowned British open Optimist Champion Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire added the Irish title in Lough Derg YC on Friday. With a scoreline…
Oppys jockey for position in Monday's racing
Optimist
#Optimist - Results from Day 2 of the 2016 Optimist National and Open Championships on Lough Derg on Tuesday 16 August: Senior Division, Gold Fleet1st: Harry Twomey (RCYC and Crookhaven YC) – 21 pts; 2nd: Tom Higgins (RStGYC) – 23…
Action from Day 1 of the Oppy Open and Nationals on Lough Derg yesterday
Optimist
#Optimist - Results from Day 1 of the 2016 Optimist National and Open Championships on Lough Derg, comprising Races 1, 2 and 3 on Monday 15 August: Senior Division, Gold Fleet1st: Harry Twomey (Royal Cork Yacht Club and Crookhaven YC)…
The Optimist Irish Championships opened at Lough Derg Yacht Club today
Optimist
Lough Derg Yacht Club in County Tipperary plays host to two hundred and eight sailors from ten countries in this week's five-day, ten-race Optimist National and Open Championships. Today's opening ceremony took place at Dromineer. Led by pipers from the…
Johnny Durcan finished second in Weymouth
Laser
Second, third and fourth place finishers were all Irish at last week's UK Laser Nationals in Weymouth. Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan is now UK Open Champion to follow on from his seventh placing at the Youth Radial Worlds in Dun Laoghaire…
Topaz Sailing on the Shannon Estuary at Foynes Yacht Club
Shannon Estuary
The Topper Topaz National Championships took place at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary last Saturday, 13th August.ISA National Race Officer David Vinnell of Galway Bay Sailing Club alongside local Race Officer Raymond McGibney of the host club were…
420 National Champions Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan (centre)
420
There was plenty of wind over the past three days as the 2016 420 Nationals took place at Howth Yacht Club. Steady wind on the first two days ensured that Race Officer Derek Bothwell was able to keep on schedule…
Harry Durcan and Harry Whittaker are UK 29er National Championship winners
Youth Sailing
Royal Cork's Harry Durcan and Harry Whittaker have won the UK 29er National Championship in Torbay. After six days racing and 19 races in all, it all came down to the final race which they secured with a bullet giving…
There were strong winds for the final day of the Mirror Europeans in Cork Harbour
Mirror
After ten races sailed at the Mirror European Championships at Crosshaven, Lough Ree YC pairing Caolan Croasdell and Alexander Farrell won the 19–boat event. Mel and Sophie Collins of hosts Royal Cork Yacht Club were second on 22–points with another RCYC…
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