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James Dwyer Matthews leads the Irish Championships and is chasing the USA hard for the lead in the Open Championships at Howth
Saturday brought a change of fortune for sailors at the Optimist National Championships at Howth Yacht Club with champagne sailing conditions that overflowed a little for some. The seniors were the main action of the day. They got four races…
George Sisk's Wow from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the IRC and ECHO winner of DBSC's Class Zero
Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. D-Tox Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Wow, 2. D-Tox Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Gringo, 3. Bon Exemple Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. White Mischief, 2. Gringo, 3. Bon Exemple Cruiser 1…
Hansa dinghies racing in the first day of the President's Cup at Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay
This weekend the Royal St George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour is hosting the President’s Cup and Hansa National Championships. Inaugurated by Paralympian John Twomey this Irish interprovincial regatta is the highlight of the Sailability calendar. Promoted by Sailability…
For the first time in sailing’s Olympic history, a Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event will be on the programme at the Olympic Sailing Competition in 2024
As the Irish Olympic Sailing team embark on this week's Pre-Olympic regatta in Enoshima, Japan the fact that only one of four Irish campaigns have yet qualified will be occupying minds just a year out from Tokyo 2020. The prospect…
The 2019 BJ Marine sponsored Taste Of Greystones Regatta will ne held on August 25th
Greystones Sailing Club in County Wicklow believes that 'the summer that never happened' will surely kick in for its annual BJ Marine sponsored Taste Of Greystones Regatta next  Sunday, 25th at Greystones Harbour Marina. This east coast regatta has averaged…
Optimist sailing off Howth on day two of the national championships
Day 2 was a difficult day at the Optimist National Championships at Howth Yacht Club for all concerned with the vagaries of the Irish sailing conditions making it very challenging for both sailors and organisers alike. Sailors were held ashore…
Thomas Davis (left) and Rob King of RNLI Clifden
Two Clifden RNLI lifeboat crew past and present have been promoted to two new roles in the charity. Rob King, the former full-time mechanic for Clifden lifeboat station has been appointed as the RNLI’s Area Lifesaving Manager for the West…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay
SB20: 1. Venuesworld.com, 2. Carpe Diem, 3. So Blue Sportsboat: 1. Jitterburg, 2. Jheetah, 3. Zelus Dragon: 1. Zin Zan, 2. Phantom Flying 15: 1. Betty, 2. A Mere Triffle, 3. Snow White Ruffian: 1. Shannagh, 2. Bandit, 3. Alias…
Irish sailors and coaches line out for Tokyo 2020 test in Enoshima
Irish Olympic Sailing campaigners are now in Japan with two big events in Enoshima. With only one Irish boat qualified and a year to go to the Olympic regatta itself, the race is well and truly on to try and…
Howth Yacht Club Race Officer Harry Gallagher among the 185 Optimist competitors at the National Championships Opening Ceremony at HYC
Day one completed at the 2019 Optimist Nationals in Howth Yacht Club, with three good races in a real mix of conditions for the main fleets - senior and junior. The day started with 16-20 knots of breeze but this…
The INSS is based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, County Dublin
The Irish National Sailing School (INSS) is seeking a full-time Instructor and co-ordinator. The successful candidate will also provide coordination assistance for the operation of a busy watersports centre. Role Description Role: Full Time Sailing Instructor / Operations Coordinator Duration: 1-year…
Lough Ree RNLI
Lough Ree RNLI came to the aid of a woman who became unwell on a boat on the lake on Tuesday evening and required a medical evacuation. The volunteer crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 9.15pm by…
The top performing Irish Fleet crew in Abersoch last week were Peter & Stephen Boyle. Apart from taking top Youth Helm, the Family Trophy and being part of the victorious Sutton Dinghy Club Club Trophy winning combination, Peter & Stephen finished 7th and won the Silver Fleet. An exceptional event for Peter and if the winds blow in Skerries, this pair should be well to the fore
Peter and Stephen Boyle, the top ranked GP14 Irish pair are back in action on home waters this weekend when the Championship of Ireland kicks off this Friday in Skerries Sailing Club. This will be the first year where the…
Racing at the 2018 Nationals at Foynes Yacht Club
With just over a week to go until the start of the J/24 National Championships on Ireland's second-biggest lake, the entry has hit 30 with at least another three boats promised to enter writes JP McCaldin This is the largest…
Ruth’s fiancé Jim Griffin presents a cheque for £9,000 to Newcastle RNLI’s station coxswain Nathan Leneghan (right) and fellow crew members who were involved in the search, from left, Sean Cunningham, station mechanic Shane Rice, Gerry McConkey and David Hughes. Also included is Newcastle RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, Lisa Ramsden.
The family of Ruth Maguire, who was drowned in Carlingford Lough last March, have raised £9,000 for Newcastle RNLI in her memory. Newcastle RNLI was involved in the search for Ruth along with other search and rescue agencies and recovered…
The J109 Powder Monkey was third in the DBSC Combined Cruisers race
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Grasshopper 2, 2. Saki, 3. Papytoo Combined Cruisers: 1. Elandra, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Powder Monkey Sportsboat: 1. George 3, 2. Jay-Z, 3. Sea Jade Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Bandit, 3. Ruff Diamond B211…
Fáilte Ireland chief Paul Kelly greets Waterways Ireland acting CEO John McDonagh at the latter’s office at Dublin’s Grand Canal Quay
The chief executives of Fáilte Ireland and Waterways Ireland met last week to discuss their new Strategic Partnership Programme to develop tourism along the latter’s network of inland waterways. The agreement is focused on delivering “a programme of works to…
Pelican of London on Dublin Bay
Today, 50 young people from all over Ireland head off on a ten-day voyage aboard three Tall Ships, the Pelican of London, Maybe and Brian Boru. The participants were offered the amazing opportunity to become trainees on a tall ship…
 Jackknife - thr current ISORA 2019 series leader
ISORA offshore racing tops the offshore agenda again now summer Regattas and Championships are more or less completed writes Stephen Tudor. ISORA has attracted 60 competitors (so far) in the 2019 series. Top ISORA performer Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) scored…
Ballyholme's first major Laser event since 2014 will be staged this month when the Belfast Lough Club hosts the Irish Laser Nationals
Last week Ballyholme’s Dan McGaughey won the youth title and second overall in the Laser Radial UK Nationals at Largs, Scotland. This followed Howth Yacht Club’s Eve McMahon who won the Under 17 Laser Radial Youth Worlds title the week…
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