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Sam Shields (right), twice winner, has bought the famous Helen 76 (above) and completely rebuilt her for the Mermaid Championships
For the first time, The DBSC Mermaids are holding their annual Championship in Crosshaven over 4 days from 1st - 4th August hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club. The fleet has enjoyed numbers in excess of 25 to 30…
Aisling Keller lies 40th in the Laser Radial class in Japan
With just four races remaining at the Laser Radial World Championship in Japan, Ireland’s Aisling Keller and Aoife Hopkins are on target to secure Ireland's berth on the Tokyo startline in the Laser Radial class. Both Keller (Nenagh, Co. Tipperary)…
The Rolex Fastnet Race's largest monohull yachts at the start of the 2017 race
The weather will play a significant outcome in determining the overall results of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Winning your division is more within each team's control, and here we'll look at the top three IRC handicap categories in terms of…
Niels Frei and Yves Detrey with the hull of their prototype NTFM Syra 18 foiling dinghy
Besides the strong third-place showing by David Kenefick on Lake Garda a week ago, International Foiling Week also saw the launch of a new two-person foiling dinghy. The NTFM Syra 18 is the brainchild of America’s Cup winners Niels Frei…
Justin Burke's SB20 'Alert Packaging' competing on Dublin Bay
After what was a fantastic Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta with 16 SB20s competing for the silverware, the highlight of the SB20 season, the National Championships is now on the horizon. The three-day championship will be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht…
Bray Sailing Club Junior Regatta
Bray Sailing Club’s annual junior sailing regatta took place last week, with 39 boats and 67 competitors from Bray and neighbouring Greystones Sailing Clubs experiencing a wide range of conditions off the County Wicklow coast. Four fleets - Picos, Lasers,…
The Jukebox crew are the 2019 J109 UK Champions with tactician, RCYC Olympian Mark Mansfield (back right) and owner John Smart (second from left on back row)
Royal Cork Olympian Mark Mansfield was the tactician and main sheet trimmer on John Smart's J109 Jukebox at the 2019 UK J109 Nationals held last weekend at the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble. The J109 Nationals was part of…
The Fireball fleet at Howth Yacht Club with Race Officer David Lovegrove (centre in blue shirt)
Noel Butler and Stephen Oram (NYC) have retained their Fireball National Champions title after nine races at Howth Yacht Club. The pair scored seven first places discarding a third and a fourth to take the title in style in a…
Greystones Harbour hosts the International Wayfarer class next week
Greystones Sailing Club in County Wicklow will host the Wayfarer International Championships next week (Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July) with boats coming from 13 countries around the world including the USA, Canada and across Europe and Scandinavia. The three…
Aoife Hopkins of Howth competing in the World Championships in Japan
Both Aisling Keller (Nenagh, Co. Tipperary) and Aoife Hopkins (Howth, Co. Dublin) qualified for the Gold fleet final round at the Laser Radial World Championship at Sakaiminato, Japan earlier today (Sunday 21st July 2019). The event is the penultimate qualification…
Who Says You Can’t Enjoy Sailing? — RYA Supports Charity Campaign To Challenge Perceptions Of Disability In Sport
The RYA is welcoming the launch of a UK-wide disability inclusion campaign and highlighting the benefits of sailing for all participants. The Activity Alliance’s Who Says? campaign is calling time on negative perceptions about disability, inclusion and sport. It was…
The Dufour 425 'Act Two' (Michael O’Leary, Tom Roche and David Andrews) was the winner of DBSC Cruiser 5 NS-IRC 1
Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. D-Tox, 2. Tsunami, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Something Else, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Indecision, 2. Jump the Gun,…
Aisling Keller
Lough Derg Yacht Club's Aisling Keller continues to lead Irish hopes of Olympic qualification at the Laser Radial World Championships today. Both Irish women competing at the World Championships in Sakaiminato, Japan achieved top 20 results as the pair aim to…
The Laser Radial World Championship is being held at Sakaiminato, Japan
Aisling Keller of Lough Derg Yacht Club leads Irish hopes in chasing one of ten Olympic places at the Laser Radial World Championship at Sakaiminato, Japan today. Near-calm conditions made for a tricky opening day where Ireland has two sailors…
Main Lay Installation Works For Rockabill Subsea Cable Set To Begin This Weekend
The main lay installation works for the Rockabill Subsea Cable will take place from tomorrow, Saturday 20 July, to Sunday 1 September. Using the vessel CS Teliri (callsign IBBT), the Rockabill cable system will be conducted from north of Lambay Island…
A migrating smooth hammerhead, swimming with its dorsal fin exposed, off the US east coast
A shark species previously unrecorded in Irish waters has been sighted in the Celtic Sea. A smooth hammerhead shark was reported on the edge of the continental shelf, south-west of Ireland, during a recent fisheries survey on the Marine Institute’s…
IRL 176, the Irish Dragon Phantom team led by Peter Bowring
Martin Byrne’s Dragon Jaguar Sailing Team of Adam Winkelmann and Pedro Andrade of the Royal St. George Yacht Club finished second overall and top Irish boat after six races sailed at the Cup in Abersoch, North Wales yesterday. As Afloat…
 Spirit of Discovery will make her maiden call to Cobh today
The latest cruise ship from Saga Cruises, the highly anticipated Spirit of Discovery will make her maiden call to Cobh on Friday 19th July. As Afloat's Jehan Ashmore wrote yesterday, this brand new, luxury boutique British liner carries 999 passengers…
Racing in the Girls 29er dinghy division at the Youth Worlds in Poland this week. Leah Rickard and Eimer McMorrow Moriarty are competing for Ireland.
The penultimate day of the 2019 Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland saw three gold medals decided ahead of today’s final races. Ireland is competing in the boys and girls divisions of both the Laser Radial and the 29er…
Colin Byrne's 'Bon Exemple' from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the DBSC Cruiser 1 IRC Thursday night race winner
After last weekend's massive Volvo Regatta on Dublin Bay there is no sign of any hangover at the race track this week with an excellent turnout of 125 boats tonight for Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Thursday night racing. The DBSC cruiser and…
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