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It’s the first time that the Topper Worlds have been held in Northern Ireland in sixteen years
Topper
The 2016 Topper Worlds at Ballyholme from July 23rd will see a strong international fleet with a large contingent from China, but for the first time ever, the most numerous national contingent will be from Ireland. The World Championships will be…
The U23 squad consists of six sailors between the ages of 16 and 19
Youth Sailing
A new youth initiative from the British Finn class has been established to enable aspiring young sailors make the transition from local fleets to international competition by providing a range of training and funding opportunities. This past week the GAC…
Wind Returns at Foynes Yacht Club on Day Two of Optimist Connaughts
Optimist
Day 2 of the Optimist Connaught Championships at Foynes Yacht Club saw much better wind and the Main Fleet getting 3 Championship races successfully completed. The day’s racing kicked off at 11.05am with suitable conditions but a fairly light breeze…
Optimist sailors prepare for the Connaughts at Foynes
Optimist
Following an onshore briefing at 11am, a fleet of 118 Optimists headed on to the water for Day 1 of the Optimist Connaught Championships 2016 at Foynes Yacht Club. Lack of wind and very poor visibility due to constant heavy…
Top Irish radial sailor Ewan McMahon emerged as the winner of May's Belgium round of the Laser Europa Cup. Third was  Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan
Youth Sailing
As Irish youth sailors continue to perform on the international competition circuit, the Royal St. George Yacht Club has announced the host nation will boast the largest fleet at July's KBC–sponsored Laser Radial World Championships on Dublin Bay. Top Irish youth…
Optimist Connacht Champs at Foynes Yacht Club Open for Entries
Optimist
The Cois Sionna Credit Union Connachts are open for entries now. The event takes place in Foynes Yacht Club on June 11th and 12th. Regular Entry Fee is €60 and the closing date is Friday 27th May. (Late Entry Fee:…
Aoife Hopkins (centre) was overall winner of the women's Laser Radial Europa Cup fleet last weekend  in Holland. The Howth youngster was best under–19 too. It wasn't the only Dutch performance from the Irish youths either, Liam Glynn was third in the under–19 boys fleet.
Youth Sailing
Ireland's next generation of Olympic sailors – male and female – will be in action on Dublin Bay in three months time when 400 of the world's top youth helms compete for the 2016 KBC Laser Radial World Championships. Strong…
Kiwis Jackson Keon and Nick Johnson won silver at the 2015 Youth Worlds
Youth Sailing
An Irish youth sailing team still to be selected will be heading to New Zealand this Christmas following the World Sailing announcement today that Auckland has been confirmed as the host venue for the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships. Ireland…
Mirror dinghy racing on Sligo Bay under Ben Bulben
Mirror
Lough Ree Yacht Club's Caoilin Croasdell & Alexander Farrel were the Overall and Gold Fleet Winners of the Mirror dinghy Western Championships at Sligo Yacht Club at the weekend. Second place went to Oisin MacAllister & Rory MacAllister of Royal Cork Yacht…
Laser Radial Worlds At Dun Laoghaire Harbour To Attract 400 Competitors
Youth Sailing
The KBC Laser Radial Worlds (Youth and Men’s 2016 World Championships) was launched at a special event in Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company’s historic Harbour Lodge today. This is the first time Ireland will host this sailing World Championship which, according…
Howth's Aoife Hopkins (205770) arrives into the weather mark on port tack in race three of the Laser Worlds in Mexico, neck and neck with Dutch star Marit Boumeeester in 206333
Olympic
Howth Yacht Club teen Aoife Hopkins has taken a lead over Dun Laoghaire's Annalise Murphy (25) after the second day of the Laser World Championships in Mexico. The 17–year–old took a sixth in race three yesterday to put her in…
The winning CIT sailing team consisted of: Skipper: Jay Stacy, Main Trimmer: Marcus Ryan, Jib Trim: Pearse O’Flynn, Pit: Amy Harrington,  Bowman: Louis Mulloy
Youth Sailing
CIT won the IUSA Student Yachting National Championships at Howth Yacht Club, Dublin last Friday by a single point and qualified to represent Ireland at the Student Yachting World Championships in La Rochelle, France in November 2016. This is the…
Part of the massive 261-boat fleet at the Europa Cup that concluded today in Hyeres, France
Youth Sailing
Ninth overall for Johnny Durcan of Royal Cork Yacht Club and Baltimore Sailing Club topped the Irish Laser youth sailors at the massive Laser Europa Cup's 261-boat regatta that concluded in Hyeres on the French Gold coast this afternoon.  In a…
35 countries are expected to compete in the KBC Bank sponsored Laser Radial Youth and Men’s World Championships 2016 off Dun Laoghaire
Youth Sailing
KBC Bank Ireland has announced its title sponsorship of the ‘Laser Radial Youth and Men’s World Championships 2016’. This is the first time this sailing World Championship will be hosted by Ireland and supported by KBC Bank. The 2016 ‘KBC…
420s competing at the ISA Youth Nationals off Ireland's Eye
Youth Sailing
Howth Yacht Club hosted the ISA Youth Sailing Pathway National Championship and Optimist Trials over the four days from 31st March to 3rd April in varied conditions reports Emmet Dalton of HYC. The regatta attracted 192 entries across five classes…
Kinsale Yacht Culb's Micheal O'Suileabhain from Kinsale Yacht Club on the podium in Holland
Optimist
Team CH Marine member Micheal O'Suileabhain from Kinsale Yacht Club finished second overall at the Optimist Braassemermeer Easter Regatta in Holland yesterday. According to the IODAI, the series was cut short with the arrival of storm 'Katie'. It meant the series was completed…

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