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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…
Mirror dinghies racing for Euro honours in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for Bob Bateman's photo gallery below
Mirror
After five races, Caolan Croasdell and Alexander Farrell from Lough Ree Yacht Club lead the 2016 Mirror European at Royal Cork Yacht Club after five races. The 19–boat event concludes tomorrow. Results here. Bob Bateman's photo gallery is below.   _psEmbed("http://photogallery.afloat.ie");
Royal St. George's Tom Higgins was the winner of the British Optimist Open Title
Optimist
Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the winner of the British Optimist Open Championships with a huge margin of 24–points in a fleet of 89 boats at Largs in Scotland at the weekend. The Dun Laoghaire…
Optimist sailors will  contest ten races during the five-day event at Lough Derg Yacht Club
Optimist
205 sailors have registered for the Irish National Optimist and Open Championship at Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer, Co.Tipperary from Monday 15th to Friday 19th August 2016. One hundred and fifty five (155) will sail in the Main Fleet and…
Scroll down for Topper Worlds Video from Ballyholme Yacht Club
Topper
Reliving last week's dramatic conclusion to the Topper World Championships in Ballyholme Yacht Club in Northern Ireland with a ten–minute epic video by Digby Fox. It was the second biggest world's turnout in the history of the event. More details…
The Mirror European Championships start at RCYC next week
Island Nation
My first experience of sailing a Mirror dinghy was not a good example of how to sail.For £400 I became the proud owner of a brand new Mirror dinghy, made for me in Cork, a shining blue hull, lovely woodwork…
Silver medal winner Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon is carried ashore at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
Laser
In a dramatic conclusion to this week's three world–title Laser Radial dinghy event, Ireland's Ewan MacMahon took the boys silver medal challenging American Henry Marshall for gold in a cliffhanger final 11th race off Dun Laoghaire this afternoon. The decision…
The Thursday night overall leader Jack Fahy (Lough Derg/Royal St George) slipped in the rankings in the Rooster Topper Worlds during Friday’s hectic final racing
Topper
Things were looking good for the Irish squad going into the final day of the Topper Worlds at Ballyholme YC, with Jack Fahey of Lough Derg and Royal St George the Thursday overnight front runner. In leading the Irish charge,…

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