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The huge starting-line of a kilometre in length was needed to accommodate the 85 boats
Still with two days of racing to go, Volvo Cork Week staged a spectacular gathering of all the racing yachts today for the iconic Harbour Race that included a massed start and sail past the historic town of Cobh. Photographer…
The wind gods smiled on the second day of Volvo Cork Week with a 15 knot southwesterly. Scroll down for day two photo gallery below
100 teams were competing inshore for the second day of Volvo Cork Week today. A long coastal race, in good breeze along the south coast, produced fantastic racing for classes IRC one, two and three.  Scroll down for Tim Wright photo…
George Sisk's Farr 42 Wow passes Roches Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour on the first day of Volvo Cork Week Regatta yesterday. Scroll down for a photo gallery
Photographer Tim Wright captured the action on the water for the first day of Volvo Cork Week regatta yesterday. As Afloat.ie reported here, racing kicked off with an early start for the 17 teams racing in 'The Beaufort Cup', which…
Some of the 18-boat Class One division round Seapoint Buoy at the National Yacht Club Regatta
A sea breeze on Dublin Bay for the Davy Group–sponsored National Yacht Club Regatta produced the goods for the estimated 160–boat fleet for the Club of the Year's Summer highlight at Dun Laoghaire on Saturday. Read our NYC Regatta preview here.…
Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) handicap dinghy racing in Cork Harbour
A foiling Moth, National 18s, 505s, RS100s, International 14s, made up a wide range of dinghy classes for Royal Cork Yacht Club's Dognose and Miss Betty Trophy races ran jointly on Saturday for all Cork Harbour Clubs. The Dognose Trophy is…
Testing conditions for the Laser Connacht fleet off Cuskinny in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery below
Munster sailors are in control of the 14-boat Standard Rig fleet after three races sailed on the first day of the Irish Laser Connacht Championships 2018 at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Kinsale Yacht Club's Darragh O'Sullivan leads the host club's Nick Walsh…
RCYC's June League first race was held in light airs. Scroll down for Photo Gallery
The first race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's June Thursday league, sponsored by Union Chandlery, was held last night in balmy light winds of six or seven knots writes Bob Bateman. The course was from a Committee boat start to…
Cork Harbour's An Rás Mor, now in its 14th year, received a record-breaking entry! Over 200 boats and 600 participants
Dragon boats, stand up paddle–boarders, coastal rowing skiffs and many more boat types besides came to the line for Cork Harbour Festival's Ocean to City Race and Afloat.ie's Bob Bateman captured the action from the quayside.  An Rás Mor, now…
2017 Keelboat prizewinners at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Keelboat prizegiving in Crosshaven
Last night's Royal Cork Yacht Club keelboat prizegiving celebrated a buoyant sason in Cork Harbour for the annual leages and Trophy races writes Bob Bateman. Peter Deasy skipper of Bad Company (Deasy Ivers Desmond) was the winner of the Stack…
Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) both of the Royal Irish Yacht Club completes her gybe at the outfall mark on Dublin Bay in today's first race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot. Scroll down for photo gallery below.
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's popular Turkey Shoot Series got off to a breezy start on Dublin Bay this morning for an all–star cast of sailing cruisers that includes last year's winner, the triple ICRA Champion Joker II (John Maybury) and…
1720 sportsboats broke through to take the lead in today's first race of the RCYC O'Leary Insurance Winter League. Scroll down for photo gallery
Royal Cork Yacht Club had a great turnout for the opening race of its O'Leary Insurances Winter League for sailing cruisers in Cork Harbour today writes Bob Bateman. Race officers Clem and Wendy Mc Elligott got the 32 boats – up 50%…
Conor Phelan (left) lifts the Rose Trophy for his overall win of IRC One at Royal Cork's CH Marine Chandlery Autumn League Prizegiving. Also pictured is  CH Marine's Martin O'Donovan (centre) and RCYC Rear Admiral Keelboats Kieran O'Connell, Scroll down for Photo Gallery
Last night's Royal Cork Yacht Club prizegiving for the ten–race CH Marine Autumn League Series was officiated by RCYC Rear Admiral Keelboats Kieran O'Connell with Martin O'Donovan of CH Marine in attendance. Scroll down the page for a gallery of prizewinners…
Cameron Good, Henry Kingston and Simon Furney lead on home waters. Scroll down for photo gallery below
After four races at the 2017 Dragon South Coast Championship, locals Cameron Good, Henry Kingston and Simon Furney have the overall lead from Royal St. George's David Williams and Peter Bowring writes Bob Bateman. See results and photo gallery below. The Dublin…
Cruisers two winner Checkmate from Howth Yacht Club
It was a case of third time lucky for Sunday's Greystones Regatta in County Wicklow. Despite a limp forecast, the full two race programme was sailed today in ideal sailing conditions, banishing the curse of the last two editions that have been cut…
New 29er skiff combination Harry Durcan (left) and Dublin's Tom Higgins competing in RCYC's At Home Regatta. Scroll down for a photo gallery across the fleets
Light airs gave a gentle start to Royal Cork Yacht Club's first day of the 2017 'At Home' Regatta in Cork Harbour yesterday writes Bob Bateman.  Scroll down for photo gallery below Toppers, RS Fevas, Optimists, National 18s, Mirrors, RS…
Laser 4.7s start in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery
There was no change at the top of the leaderboard at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Laser National Championships after two more races were sailed in Cork Harbour today, bringing the total to five races of the Championships sailed so far.…
Rio Olympian Finn Lynch leads at the Laser Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for gallery
Ideal championship sailing conditions in Cork Harbour led to clear leaders emerging after day one and three races of the Laser National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club.  As expected, Rio rep Finn Lynch, Team Ireland's only sailor at the…
Paul O'Higgins' Dublin Bay based Rockabill, a JPK 10.80, competes in the first race of Calves Week. Scroll down for photo gallery
Calves Week 2017 Regatta kicked off today in West Cork and Bob Bateman captured the action for Afloat.ie in the photo gallery below. The opening day started out clear and bright with a light northerly wind, forcing OD Niall Prendeville…
Scroll down for a gallery of images from 2017
Ireland’s biggest sailing event, the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, had an exciting four days of racing in Dublin Bay with over 475 boats and almost 2,500 sailors competing. Here's a selection of images in the gallery below:   [data-ps-embed-type=slideshow] >…
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