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Andrew Craig's Chimaera was the winner of tonight's DBSC Thursday night race
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill, 2. Wow Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Rockabill, 2. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Black Velvet, 2. Juggerknot 2, 3. Chimaera Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Black Velvet, 2. Boomerang, 3. Juggerknot 2 Cruiser 1 J109: 1.…
Mast damage - Colin Byrne's XP33 is out of this weekend's ICRA National Championships on Dublin Bay
One of the few boats with the potential to break the stranglehold of the J109 type in the very competitive class one of this weekend's ICRA National Championships has been forced out of the Royal St. George competition due to mast…
Brian Jones's Jelly Baby from Royal Cork Yacht Club
Can a mix of Olympic 49er, Laser and Moth dinghy sailors plus experienced university bowmen produce the shock of the ICRA Nationals 2019 this weekend? Class One's hierarchy may be well documented here but a last-minute crew line up announced for Brian Jones's…
Galway Bay swimmers in the water at Blackrock in Salthill
The Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West returns to the waters of Galway Bay this July. Now in its 14th year, the now sold-out event on Saturday 20 July will see close to 130…
The late Tom Power - Irish offshore sailing stalwart
Tomorrow's ICRA National Championships on Dublin Bay will pay tribute to the late Tom Power, the former navigator and tactician on George Sisk's series of WOW cruiser racer campaigns who died last Saturday. Tom, whose life was celebrated at a packed gathering at the…
Nigel Young, Darragh McCormack and Jack Young of 188 Innocence with the trophy that’s been the helm’s since 2016
Foynes Yacht Club boat Innocence, helmed by Darragh McCormack and crew Nigel and Jack Young, claimed their fourth Munster Mermaids title in a row at the regional championships held at their home club on the Shannon Estuary his past June…
Close competition for a start at the Quarter Ton Cup
Mike Daly's Cobh Pirate originally from Cork Harbour adds Irish interest to the pinnacle event of the quarter-ton class season, the Quarter Ton Cup, starts in less than a week, and it’s set to be an open stage with all…
St Micheal’s Rowing Club’s home regatta took place this past June Bank Holiday weekend
This June Bank Holiday weekend, St Michael’s Rowing Club Dun Laoghaire hosted their home regatta, which brought together rowers from the East Coast rowing clubs: Arklow, Greystones, Bray, Dalkey, Wicklow, Fingal, and Stella Maris and St Patrick’s in Dublin. The…
Light winds for the Midnight Race in Liverpool last year
Liverpool Yacht Club (LYC) and Tranmere Sailing Club (TSC) have announced the 100th Isle of Man Midnight Race on Friday 5 July. The century race to the Isle of Man will start from the international start line outside the Royal…
DBSC Committee Vessel Freebird
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) who had cancelled its racing programme this Saturday at the request of the organisers of this weekend's ICRA championships on Dublin Bay now say that there is now a possibility of running some DBSC racing from one of…
Go ‘Atlantic Blue’ To Celebrate Our Connection On World Oceans Day
Famous buildings and landmarks across Ireland will ‘Go Atlantic Blue' over the weekend 7-10 June to celebrate our connection to the Atlantic Ocean as part of World Oceans Day. The global day this Saturday 8 June connects people worldwide in…
Currach racing at the Cork Harbour Festival
The nine-day Cork Harbour Festival which celebrates our maritime heritage, continues all this week until Sunday June 9th. With over 70 maritime events taking place, there is still time to go on a yacht in Cork Harbour, try a scuba…
The winning 'Shark' team from left to right Chris Bateman, Charles Dwyer, John Coakley
The CH Marine sponsored National 18 South Coast Championship fleet gathered in West Cork on June 1 to race on the beautiful waters of Baltimore Harbour. The championships attracted a fleet of nine 18s. These nine boats were seen rigging at…
The First 285 Pamafe (Gerald Costello of the RIYC) was the DBSC Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo race winner
DBSC Results for 04/06/2019 Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Pamafe, 2. Papytoo, 3. Maranda Sportsboat: 1. Jay-Z, 2. Jamiroquai, 3. Sea Jade B211 One Design: 1. Yikes, 2. Ventuno, 3. Isolde B211 Echo: 1. Isolde, 2. Ventuno, 3.…
The J97 Windjammer will compete in Division 2 of the ICRA National Championships. See full class splits below.
The Royal St George Yacht Club's Frank Keane BMW ICRA National Championships divisions for this Friday's 100–boat fleet have been released. ICRA is experimenting with some new class type options with similar type boats ensured of being in the same…
The Frank Keane BMW ICRA Nationals on Dublin Bay this weekend will produce a 100-boat fleet
Dun Laoghaire's Royal St George Yacht Club hosts this week's Frank Keane BMW ICRA National Championships. Ten races are scheduled with approximately one hundred boats entered. Afloat sticks its neck out to predict the top boats and winners in each division. Last year's…
Tom Power, who died on Saturday, June 1, was a member of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for 41 years
The sport of Irish sailing is mourning the loss of Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) member Tom Power (1946-2019), a leading offshore sailing campaigner who died on Saturday after a long illness. Tributes were led today by his RIYC skipper and…
Tom Dolan (on starboard) is as high as sixth in his dream to win the Irish leg of the Figaro race
As stage one of the 50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro completed its first 24 hours at sea, racing 553 nautical miles from Pornichet to Kinsale, Ireland, leaders Adrien Hardy (Sans Nature Pas de Future) and Michel Desjoyeaux (Lumibird) were…
Class Two yachts competing in the Provident Lambay Races
The new Howth Yacht Club J109 campaign OutraJeous (Colwell & Murphy) HYC were the winners of a nine-boat IRC One division at the club’s annual Regatta and Lambay races, sponsored by Provident CRM at the weekend. Second in the big boats…
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Martin Kearney, at the launch of the 25th European Coarse Fishing Championships at Portglenone
Preparations are in full swing at the Glenone Coarse Angling Facility (known locally as Molloy’s Ford) at Portglenone in Co Antrim ahead of the world-renowned European Coarse Fishing Championships, set to take place on the Lower Bann later this month. It…
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