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The first of American Magic's two AC75's is officially named DEFIANT in front of friends and family during a ceremony at the team's base of operation in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
The New York Yacht Club have been having a busy time of it up at their Newport, Rhode Island summer base, what with running the intense International Invitational Series in which Ireland’s Anthony O’Leary took Bronze for Royal Cork, and…
The CH Marine sponsored 'Final Fling' Dinghy Regatta takes place on September 28th
The CH Marine sponsored 'Final Fling' Dinghy Regatta takes place for the 3rd consecutive year, this Sept 28th in Dun Laoghaire writes Gavan Murphy, Dublin Bay Laser Class Captain This year, the regatta will offer a very innovative format in…
Henry Shackleton
In any sailing event, the helmsman must concentrate on his sails, and on the motion of the vessel through the water. Most crews really don’t have much to do except when the boat arrives at the corners on the course…
A thumbs up for 2019 DinghyFest at Royal Cork. See photo gallery below
There some clean sweeps across the eight classes at Royal Cork Yacht Club's 2019 Dinghy Fest Championships held in Cork Harbour at the weekend writes Bob Bateman. One of the biggest fleets of the weekend was the 19-boat Rankin World…
The boat-sharing club’s new First 31.7, Mayfly, was purchased earlier this year
Boat-sharing club Sailing In Dublin (SID) has a new addition to its fleet of keelboats and dinghies, with a First 31.7 now available for use by members and guest sailors, writes Nick Miller. Mayfly was bought by the Dun Laoghaire…
Tom Dolan competing in the Tour de Bretagne à la Voile
Tom Dolan, the Irish skipper of Smurfit Kappa, finished his first season in the Beneteau Figaro 3 on something of a high note when he took fourth place on the last stage of the 12th Tour de Bretagne à la…
Better late than never – superb July weather comes to Howth in mid-September, nicely in time for the start of the Beshoff Motors Autumn League 2019
Bright sunshine, a good but warm sailing breeze, and summer temperatures which lasted well into the evening made Saturday’s opening of the 38th annual Autumn League at Howth Yacht Club – partnered this year by specialist car importers Beshoff Motors…
Patrick O'Leary
#Canoeing: Ireland paracanoeist Patrick O’Leary finished fourth in the final of the va’a (VL3 single) at the canoe sprint Test Event at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo. The Corkman has qualified this boat for the Paralympic Games. In the…
Denis Crowley lines up for a World Masters medal.
#Rowing: Irish crews added four more wins to their haul over the weekend at the World Masters Regatta at Lake Velence in Hungary. The wins came on Saturday. Denis Crowley featured in a composite eight, which beat strong British opposition,…
Second National Record For Irish Free Diver In World Championship
Claire Walsh celebrated the finale of free diving’s world championship with a second national record within as many days. The Kildare woman reached an Irish record depth of 44 metres in the free immersion dive yesterday (Saturday 14 September), an…
Royal Cork Yacht Club on its way to a podium finish for Ireland at the New York Invitational Cup
Anthony O'Leary and the Royal Cork Yacht Club stepped on the podium last night in New York Yacht Club to claim Ireland's first top three result in the prestigious Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. While most of the…
The fleet depart Cobh for the race to Blackrock in fine conditions. Scroll down for photo gallery
Paul Tingle's Alpaca and Ronan Downing's Miss Whiplash shared the Cork Harbour spoils of victory in the annual Cobh to Blackrock Race sponsored by Horgan's Quay yesterday writes Bob Bateman. Alpaca, an X34, was declared the winner in Class 1 ECHO…
The Multihull National Championships are being raced as part of Dinghyfest 2019 at Royal Cork. Scroll down for photo gallery
Ideal sailing conditions in Cork Harbour graced the first day of the fourth edition of Royal Cork Yacht Club's 2019 DinghyFest Regatta today writes Bob Bateman.  The regatta comprises a number of end of season dinghy class championships including a…
Cartoon was the DBSC Cruiser 3 IRC winner
Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Wow, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. D-Tox, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Chimaera, 3. Ruth Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Chimaera, 2. Ruth, 3. White…
Ronan Foley, Nikolia Thomsen, Jenny Egan and Jon Simmons celebrate their wins
#Canoeing: Ronan Foley (19) and Nikolai Thomsen (18) of Denmark were the fastest home as the Liffey Descent celebrated its 60th birthday today. The 32-kilometre test, with 10 weirs and a portage on the journey from Straffan to the Garda…
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The Oceanis 30.1 on display in the Beneteau Sailing Village at the Southampton International Boat Show now
Irish Beneteau dealers BJ Marine are welcoming their second day at the Southampton International Boat Show having already entertained many serious buyers interested in their latest models — particularly the Oceanis 46.1 and the brand new Oceanis 30.1. Easy to…
Brittany Ferries chartered-in ropax Connemara in Cork Harbour during its first season last year. Today's sailing on the Cork-Santander route has been cancelled due to technical problem which has also affected the following sailing for northern Spain scheduled for next Monday, 16th September
Some 300 passengers and their travel plans have been disrupted this weekend, reports the Irish Examiner, following the last-minute cancellation of Brittany Ferries sailings between Cork and Santander. Passengers received texts (yesterday) morning advising that tonight's 10.30pm ferry from Ringaskiddy,…
Anthony O'Leary's Royal Cork crew gather the spinnaker on the bow of their IC37 in the penultimate race of the 2019 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
The Royal Cork Yacht Club team skippered by Anthony O'Leary is in fourth place going into today's final round of the 2019 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. As Afloat reported previously, O'Leary's RCYC crew is: Cliodhna Connolly, Emma Geary, Sophie…
The 30m cargo ship Evora which has been detained by the Marine Survey Office after it was holed near Kinvara, Co Galway. Residents feared that the fuel on board could cause a pollution risk in an area rich in shellfish
Irish authorities have detained a cargo ship close to Kinvara in south Galway bay after its hull sprang a leak while loading cargo for the Bahamas writes Lorna Siggins The 30m ship Evora has been detained by the Marine Survey…
A place at ease with itself, despite the inevitable problems of running a busy harbour. Howth at noon on an early September day, with the yacht club beyond and the trawler Eblana – owned by John Lynch and his son Peter – taking aboard her nets after her annual August refit has left her looking very well indeed
Howth Yacht Club has a fresh buzz to it these days, an electrical charge which - if they could somehow package, market and sell it at its true value - would surely provide a handy addition to club revenues. But…

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