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There will be no shortage of thrills 'n' spills at the Autumn League next week with a big fleet of 1720 sportsboats expected to qualify for some new fun RCYC awards
With just over one week to go to the 2018 Royal Cork Yacht Club Autumn Series, things are heating up with good entries from all the south coast clubs including Kinsale Yacht Club, the newly founded Great Island SC, Monkstown…
'Code Red Alert' for Golden Globe Race Fleet in South Indian Ocean
Solo sailors in the 2018 Golden Globe Race have been hit by a vicious storm midway across the South Indian Ocean. The 70–knot winds and 14m seas have left India's Abhilash Tomy and Ireland's Gregor McGuckin dismasted, and twice knocked…
The 2016 DMYC Kish Race departs Dun Laoghaire in breezy conditions
Holding their nerve in the face of forecast stormy conditions for the weekend, the DMYC in Dun Laoghaire now report the weather conditions now look very favourable (if a bit wet) for the last major event on Dublin Bay this…
Gregor McGuckin in happier times shortly after the start in July
Irishman Gregor McGuckin’s yacht has just been dramatically rolled 360 degrees in the middle of the Indian Ocean during an extreme storm. The violent roll broke his main mast and will now force him out of the solo round the…
Now 81 days into this approximate 250-day non-stop race around the planet, McGuckin will have to complete the voyage without a mizzen mast. The mast in question is pictured above next to where McGuckin is standing
Irish Golden Globe Race entrant Gregor McGuckin has lost his mizzen mast during a knockdown in the Indian Ocean. The 32-year-old is currently battling 70 knot (130 kph) winds and over 10m seas as a very severe storm passes over…
The Dublin Bay Dinghy Final Fling event takes place on Saturday, September 29th
The mixed Dublin Bay dinghy fleet will have a four-race final race day on September 29th to round out the summer sailing season. According to organiser Ross O'Leary, the event will provide 'fun sprint racing' for all levels with a party…
Thousands of spectators are expected to visit the Route du Rhum race village at St Malo, opening on October 24
There will be no Irish boats in November's Route Du Rhum Transatlantic Race, an important qualifier for the 2020 Vendee Globe writes David O'Brien in this morning's Irish Times Sailing Column. County Mayo's Joan Mulloy had qualified for the 1200-mile race…
Stormy conditions for the Flying Fifteen Spanish Championships
Puerto Pollenca served up the whole gamut of weather conditions including, sunshine, humidity, thunder, lightning and torrential rain at the 2018 Flying Fifteen Spanish (Balearic) Championships held in the Bay of Pollenca at Mallorca between Friday 14th and Sunday 16th…
Cork Week Wins Gold Clean Regatta Award
Cork Week 2018 has been awarded Gold Certification by the International ‘Sailors for the Sea’ Clean Regatta programme with the event sustainability partners MaREI Centre for Marine & Renewable Energy and An Taisce’s Clean Coasts programme. The Clean Regattas programme…
Signing on the dotted line for Dublin Port’s new Pilot Boat were: Michael McKenna, Harbour Master, Dublin Port Company, Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive, Dublin Port Company, Alan Goodchild, MD, Goodchild Marine, Steve Pierce, General Manager, Goodchild Marine.
Dublin Port Company has announced that the leading UK boat builder Goodchild Marine Services Limited has secured the contract to construct a new Pilot Boat for Dublin Port. The deal will see a new 17.1 metre ORC vessel delivered to…
Launching the Icebreaker series from (left to right): Richard Honeyford, Chief Operating Officer, RYA NI, sponsor Michael Keenan of Danske Bank, Pete McDowell, Commodore BYC, Dan McCaughey, Laser Sailor, Aidan Pounder Vice Commodore BYC and Charlie Winton, Ladies Captain, BYC.
Ballyholme Yacht Club is pleased to launch the Icebreaker Series 2018/19. Now in its fourth decade, this event attracts a range of sailors from all over Belfast Lough. Commencing on Sunday, September 30th and continuing each Sunday until 16th December.…
IWAI President John Dolan (left) Minister for Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan (centre) and Waterways Ireland Chief Executive Dawn Livingstone
Last week, Athlone Co Westmeath was the chosen venue for the 20 th World Canals Conference, co-hosted this year by the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland and Waterways Ireland. Speaking during the Conference, Inland Waterways International President David Edwards-May referred…
Made to measure – Dublin Tailor Louis Copeland (left) runs a rule over Gerry Salmon's new Prestige model that the Dublin Boat dealer is exhibiting in Southampton this week
Enterprising Dublin boat dealer Gerry Salmon of Dun Laoghaire left no stone unturned in MGM Boat's pre-show preparations for this month's international boat shows at Cannes and Southampton running until this Sunday 23rd September. Salmon's publicity drive included a visit…
The European Junior Lifesaving Championships was held in Ireland this year.
Ireland’s top Junior Lifesavers have won 20 gold medals, 16 silver medals and eight bronze medals at the European Junior Lifesaving Championships. Ireland placed second in Europe in the beach competitions and 5th in the overall combined pool and beach…
Justin Slattery (fourth from right) lifts the One Ton Cup in Cowes
Cork's Volvo Ocean Race Winner and super crew Justin Slattery was aboard Niklas Zennstrom's Rán when they won the One Ton Cup at the weekend. At a ceremony held at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Cowes Clubhouse. RORC Racing Manager,…
Marine Casualty Investigation Board Invites Applications for Investigators
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board invites applications for inclusion on a panel of suitably qualified investigators to carry out contracted marine casualty investigations on behalf of the Board. To obtain additional information, interested persons should use any one of the…
The 1720 Antix
A great end of season series of results has put the icing on a fine season for UK Sails Ireland, the first season under the new ownership of Barry and Claire Hayes and Graham Curran. In the 1720 Nationals, just…
Howth Yacht Club's Class One Start in the first race of the KBC sponsored Autumn League
Weather conditions for the first race of Howth Yacht Club's KBC Autumn League provided a gentle start for the 600 sailors competing in the eight classes on Saturday afternoon. Light winds and warm temperatures prevailed for much of the day,…
49er pair Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle competing in Enoshima, Japan
There were some mixed results for Irish Sailors in Japan as the World Cup Series in Enoshima, the first major event on Tokyo 2020 Olympic waters, came to a tame finish yesterday.  The Irish crews agree it has been a good…
World Champion - NYC's Mark Lyttle sails home to Dun Laoghaire and a hero's welcome after the conclusion of the Laser Master Worlds on Dublin Bay
In a tense climax to the Laser Master World Championships in Dun Laoghaire this afternoon, Mark Lyttle won his first World Laser Title when he clinched the 66-boat Grand Master division on Dublin Bay, some 22 years after representing Ireland…
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