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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,…
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…

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