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The Topper Worlds 2016 fleet launches at Ballyholme on Belfast Lough
Topper
Jack Fahy of Lough Derg and Royal St George has taken the overall lead in the senior 5.2 Division at the Topper Worlds at Ballyholme, while Max Yuang-Ngam of Thailand continues at the head of the junior fleet in the…
Good breeze on Belfast Lough for the Rooster Topper Worlds 2016 at Ballyholme YC, where just six points separate the top eight boats
Topper
The Topper Worlds 2016, in full swing at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough this week, have been showing that Ireland is well ranked in the current fleet. But the future could well be in Asia, as the younger sailors…
Topaz dinghy racing on the Shannon Estuary
Shannon Estuary
This August Foynes Yacht Club will host the 2016 Topper Topaz National Championships. The event will run over two days, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August writes Elaine O'Mahoney. This is the club’s second year hosting the event which last…
Howth's Ewan McMahon won a qualifying race in the blue fleet at the KBC Laser Radial World Championships in Dun Laoghaire today
Laser
Shifting winds, general recalls, black flag penalties and one abandoned race led to a drama–filled opening day at the 48–nation KBC Laser Radial Youth and Men’s World Championship on Dublin Bay, this afternoon. Ireland, Croatia, USA and the Cayman Islands…
Topper sailors from around the world parade at Ballyholme Yacht Club
Topper
The Opening Ceremony and Flag Parade of the Rooster International Topper Class World Championships 2016 was held at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Saturday. A total of 199 entrants will come in from all over the world, including China, Thailand and Australia,…
Junior Sailors Set Sail at Royal Irish Yacht Regatta
Youth Sailing
The Lansdowne Partnership Royal Irish Yacht Club Junior Regatta took place on Wednesday 20th July in challenging and changeable weather conditions. There were 2 courses, one inside the harbour for the Optimist Regatta fleet and one outside the harbour for…
Ireland's (55437) Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain and Niamh Doran had two top ten results yesterday
420
On the last day of the qualifying series  of the 2016 420 World Championships in Sanremo, Ireland's best results of the day were achieved by Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain and Niamh Doran with two top ten results ensuring their place in…
Malahide YC sisters Cara and Gemma McDowell sail home after racing
420
Wind finally arrived this afternoon at the 2016 420 Worlds in Sanremo, Italy. All three fleets, open, ladies and under 17, completed three races before the wind dropped again.Malahide YC sisters Cara and Gemma McDowell set a high standard for the…
The Irish 'Oppie' Euro team in Italy this week include Alana Coakley RstGYC, Fiona Ferguson NYC, Leah Rickard NYC, Moss Simmington RstGYC, David White Team Coach, Hugh Turvey NYC and HYC, Michael Crosbie RCYC, Harry Tuomey RCYC and Conor Gorman NYC
Optimist
Racing at the Optimist European Championships in Crotone in Southern Italy was postponed this morning again after a long postponement yesterday after which one race was sailed in 25–knots and large seas. The event opened last Friday. The conditions so far have…
Although flags are flying (including Ireland's) at the 420 Worlds opening ceremony there was no wind for racing on the first day yesterday
420
Opening day of racing at the 2016 420 World Championships in Sanremo, Italy, where 14 Irish sailors are competing, did not quite live up to expectations as the breeze failed to kick in. The Race Committee chanced their luck and…
14 sailors are representing Ireland at the event, Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain and Niamh Doran (KYC/CSC), Gemma and Cara McDowell (MYC), Kate Lyttle and Niamh Henry (RSGYC), Geoff Power and James McCann(WHSC / RCYC), Shane McLoughlin and Patrick Whyte (HYC / MSC), Ronan Cournane and Ben Walsh (KYC / SSC) and Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan (HYC), supported by coaches Ross Killian and Graeme Grant.
420
The 2016 420 World Championships opened last night in San Remo, Italy. This year sees the largest ever number of competitors (256) with three competing fleets, Open, Ladies and Under 17.14 sailors are representing Ireland at the event, Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain and…
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) CEO Tara McCarthy presents one of the new compact lifejackets with  integrated personal locator beacon to Kyron O’Gorman, Principle of Irish Youth Sailing Club Dun  Laoghaire. Pictured in the background are Hannah Quigley (13) from Blackrock; Eugeen McCann  (Skipper), Kieran Hall (17) from Glenageary; Sorcha Duffy (13) from Deansgrange and Alan Roche  (15) from Dundrum
Youth Sailing
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board were delighted to present the Irish Youth Sailing Club with a set of compact Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) on Monday 11th July at the West Pier, Dun Laoghaire. Building on BIM’s…
Oppie Euro team depart: Mel McGinley team mum, Alana Coakley RstGYC, Fiona Ferguson NYC, Leah Rickard NYC, Moss Simmington RstGYC, David White Team Coach, Hugh Turvey NYC and HYC, Michael Crosbie RCYC, Harry Tuomey RCYC and (front row) Conor Gorman NYC
Optimist
The Irish Optimist Sailing team comprising of five Dublin sailors and two from Royal Cork Yacht Club pictured yesterday at Dublin Airport on their way to Crotone in Southern Italy for the Optimist European Championships. The event starts on Friday…
The Optimist team race trophy. Scroll down for drone video
Optimist
Eleven teams of four sailors each took part in the IODAI–organised Optimist event on Friday 1st July at Malahide Yacht Club. Royal Cork Yacht Club and Monkstown Bay Sailing Club were well represented with five teams. The sailors completed 25…
NYC nippers – adventurous 6-8 year olds went afloat at Dun Laoghaire
Youth Sailing
This year’s National Yacht Club Nippers course at the East Pier at Dun Laoghaire welcomed the largest group of eager children than ever before to the club. Over six weeks in May and June, adventurous 6-8 year olds dipped their…
120 young sailors competed on the Broadmeadow Water at Malahide. See vid below.
Optimist
The Optimist Ulster Championships, hosted by Malahide Yacht Club, saw 120 young sailors compete on the Broadmeadow Water in mixed conditions over two days, with the honours in the Gold Fleets at both Senior and Junior levels going to Royal…

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