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Irish Youth Sailing News. Regattas, Juniors, Training, Courses, Skills
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…
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…

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