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Bluefin Two was the DBSC 31.7 One Design winner
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. Chimaera, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Bon Exemple Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Chimaera, 2. Jump the Gun, 3.…
Sustainability To The Fore At This Weekend’s RYANI Youth Championships
Youth sailors from all over Northern Ireland are getting ready for RYANI’s Youth Championships weekend at Strangford Lough Yacht Club from today, Saturday 21 September, with over 160 sailors competing for the coveted Northern Ireland Schools Cup and Club Trophy.…
The yacht washed up on Inishark
In very challenging weather conditions yesterday evening, Clifden RNLI launched two lifeboats after the Coast Guard requested them to go to the aid of a lone sailor who had gone ashore on Inishark Island. His 25-foot yacht had engine failure…
Seven Successful Projects Set For Access To SmartBay Test Site Under Funding Programme
Seven successful applicants will be awarded funding under the Marine Institute’s SmartBay National Infrastructure Access Programme (NIAP) following the 2018/2019 funding call. The awardees will receive support of around €25,000 per project to trial and validate their technology and/or gain…
Francis Roche (left), Ross O'Leary (centre) and Joss Walsh on the Jeanneau yacht stand in Southampton
Dublin's MGM Boats are on the international boat show trail this month and having concluded a successful Cannes Show in the South of France last weekend, the Irish yacht broker set up in Southampton this week where the Cote d'Azur…
Annalise Murphy (left) and Katie Tingle - campaign has ended after 14 months
Olympic Silver medalist Annalise Murphy is expected to return to the Laser Radial dinghy immediately after abandoning hopes of a final qualification chance in the 49erfX dinghy she has been campaigning with Katie Tingle for Tokyo 2020. After a 'hugely…
The restored ÉIRE information panel below the Vico Road
The Dalkey Tidy Towns team is now ready for the official unveiling of the restored World War II-era ÉIRE sign at Hawk Cliff below the Vico Road. This past summer the rediscovered information panel — one of 80 installed around…
Pat Lawless is signed up for the second edition of the Golden Globe Race in 2022
Independent analysis on media coverage during the 2018 Golden Globe Race says the event attracted worldwide coverage worth as much as US$185 million. Les Sables d’Olonne, which will be the host start and finish port again in 2022, gained two…
The "Eye of the Wind" is 109 years old, sails under UK flag, and is considered to be a "sailing legend" in the maritime world.
The traditional Tall Ship sailing vessel "Eye of the Wind" will reach Dublin Port within the next few days. The "Eye of the Wind" is 109 years old, sails under UK flag, and is considered to be a "sailing legend"…
A restored DB21 Naneen is lifted into the water at Kilrush yesterday
Once thought impossible due to the entire seven boat fleet rotting in a County Wicklow farmyard, the first revived Dublin Bay 21 'Naneen' was revealed yesterday at Kilrush Boatyard in County Clare.  The Hal Sisk led project has been working…
Kinsale Yacht Club 1977–vintage Quarter Tonner 'Runaway Bus' skippered by Alan Mulcahy is signed up for RCYC's Autumn League
There are already notable entries in for Royal Cork Yacht Club's Autumn Series 2019 that begins in just over ten days time under new sponsor banner: Horgan’s Quay, Cork. Racing starts on Saturday, September 29th and continues on October 06th,…
Roisin Moran and Eabha Melvin from Newport Sea Angling Club enjoy a junior angling competition
Sean Canney, Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries, has granted funding for 87 angling events and initiatives across the country during 2019. The initiatives — which received financial grants through Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) Sponsorship Programme to the…
Anthony O'Leary's Ireland team (left) seeks the lead at the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup in Irish designed IC37s
Ireland is on the International yacht racing stage this week thanks to triumphs on the water and off at last Saturday's Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. As Afloat reported previously, the Crosshaven, County Cork team led by Anthony…
Flying Fifteen keelboats are the boat of choice for this year's All Ireland Sailing Championships at the National Yacht Club
The 16 invitees for next month's All Ireland Sailing Championships have been announced for the National Yacht Club hosted event.Racing over October 5th & 6th, seven dinghy and nine keelboat helms will race in Flying Fifteen keelboats for the coveted ISA 'Champion…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
New world champions - Chris Turner and Graham Vials ashore at the National Yacht Club
There was little if any surprise when Graham Vials and Chris Turner came ashore at the National Yacht Club this afternoon that the Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club duo had claimed their fourth Flying Fifteen World title after a marathon long Dublin Bay…
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