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Thrills 'n'spills in the RS200 class at Dinghy Fest. Scroll down for a gallery of images
Another day of big breeze for the centreboard classes competing at Royal Cork's DinghyFest 2017 that has attracted over 100 dinghies from foiling Moths to RS 200s, 400s as well as National 18s and 420s. Photographer Bob Bateman was afloat…
Dinghy Fest Photo Gallery at Royal Cork – Day One
The 2017 Dinghy Fest opened today at Royal Cork Yacht Club. A delayed start due to high winds saw 420s and RS200s race at 3pm. Bob Bateman captured the Cork Harbour action. Racing continues tomorrow
Anthony O'Leary's Wet'n'Ready competing in today's final races of the 1720 European Championships staged as part of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale. Scroll down for more photos
After yesterday's cancellations due to strong winds, 2017's O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup concluded in fine style off Kinsale today. Bob Bateman captured the final races for Afloat.ie. See the gallery below.  
A class two start on day two of the O'Leary Life Sovereigns Cup off Kinsale. Scroll down for photo gallery
There were ideal sailing conditions off Kinsale today for the second day of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup.  Medium to heavy winds and sunshine delivered another racing programme, mostly incident-free. A turnout of 98 boats from around Ireland and further…
O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup sailing off Kinsale today. Scroll down for more images
Sunsine and wind greeted competitors for the first day of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup today off Kinsale. A fleet of approximately 100 boats are in Kinsale for the four day regatta that started this afternoon. Scroll down for our…
Class Zero leader Dark Angel from Wales competing in Cork Harbour today. See Bob Bateman's ICRA photo gallery from day two below
Bob Bateman's photo–gallery from this afternoon's second day of racing at the 2017 ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club is below. WM Nixon's second day race report is here.  [data-ps-embed-type=slideshow] > iframe {position: absolute;top: 0;left: 0;} _psEmbed("https://afloat.photoshelter.com");
Howth's Equinox (Ross McDonald) at today's first race of the ICRA Nationals. Scroll down for photo gallery.
A highly anticipated ICRA National Championships got underway at Royal Cork Yacht Club this afternoon with two races successfully completed before the weather is expected to take a turn for the worse tomorrow. WM Nixon has wrapped up the first…
A Royal Cork 1720 in the first race of the club's May League. Scroll down for more photos
Royal Cork Yacht Club's UK Sailmakers May league began this evening and Afloat.ie's Bob Bateman captured the sailing action from Cork Harbour. In the first race of a seven boat 1720 division Heroes and Villains (Gary Rhodes) was the winner. Brian…
Conor Phelan's Jump Juice crew in yesterday's final race of the KYC Spring League. Srcoll down for more photos
Kinsale Yacht Club's Spring League closed out yesterday in fine style in strong southerly winds on the South Coast. Bob Bateman captured the action and his photo gallery is below:   [data-ps-embed-type=slideshow] > iframe {position: absolute;top: 0;left: 0;} _psEmbed("https://afloat.photoshelter.com");
Jump Juice with Prof O’Connell on helm (and David Harte calling tactics) gets ahead of KYC Commodore Tom Roche sailing Meridian with Conor Doyle to weather in Freya. Scroll down for photo gallery
Exciting racing is anticipated in next Saturday's Kinsale Yacht Club Spring Series Class One IRC with only one point separating the top four boats writes David Sullivan. Justus and EOS on 12 points followed by Jump Juice and Freya with…
The O'Donovan family entry in the Omega dinghy at RCYC's  PY1000 event. Scroll down for photo gallery below
Royal Cork Yacht Club got an idyllic day for its fourth Horizon Energy PY 1000 event with sun and eight knots of breeze with spells of about 10 writes Bob Bateman. 42 boats entered but 50 were counted on the…
Erin Mcilwaine, winner overall and first girl of the Topper Winter Championships at Royal Cork. Erin is photographed with Pat Horgan Class Captain Toppers RCYC (left) and Admiral John Roche who presented the prizes. Scroll down for photo galler
Erin McIlwaine from Newcastle in Co Down leapfrogged overnight leader Conor Horgan of Royal Cork Yacht Club to take the win at the inaugural Topper Winter Championships held at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour this weekend writes Bob Bateman. Erin also…
A 1720 struggles in the 30-knot winds for today's CH Marine League race in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery
Clases one, two and 1720’s raced inside Cork harbour today but classes three, four and whitesails was cancelled in what was to be an exhilarating but challenging penultimate day of Royal Cork Yacht Club's CH Marine Autumn Series writes Bob…
Classes one, two and the 1720 sportsboats started beyond Whitegate on the Eastern bank and sailed two races round the cans. See photo gallery below
A long rolling sea in Cork harbour and spring tides welcomed today's CH Marine Autumn League at Royal Cork Yacht Club writes Bob Bateman. After six races sailed Kieran Dorgan's Beneteau 36.7 Altair looks the boat to beat in IRC one. After one discard, Dorgan…
Kinsale Yacht Club's At Home' yesterday. Photo gallery below
There was a great turnout for Kinsale Yacht Club's 'At Home' Regatta yesterday. The all–in IRC 2016 cruiser fleet attracted 19 entries and was won by Richard Hanley's GK24 Saoirse. In a 41–boat ECHO handicap division the win went to an Elan…
Cove Sailing Club's Beneteau First 36.7 Altair was the class one winner of yesterday's annual Cobh to Blackrock race. Scroll down for photo gallery
Cove Sailing Club's own Beneteau First 36.7 Altair was the class one winner of yesterday's annual Cobh to Blackrock race writes Bob Bateman. The Cork Harbour fixture that was postponed due to bad weather a fortnight week ago set sail…
Four races have been sailed at the 1720 Nationals in Kinsale. Scroll down for photo gallery
After four races of the 1720 National Championships at Kinsale YC in County Cork this afternoon, Antix, skippered by Anthony O'Leary of Royal Cork, leads the 16–boat fleet by two points writes Bob Bateman.  Races were sailed in a 15-knot…
A 420 dinghy competing in Royal Cork Yacht club's 'At Home' Regatta. Scroll dow for Photo Gallery
The final day of Royal Cork Yacht Club's 'At Home' was a day to remember writes Bob Bateman. With temperatures in the mid–twenties, there was plenty of activity afloat and ashore. Adults and children alike soaked up the party atmosphere…
Flat–out – National 18 Racing in Cork Harbour
National 18 dinghy D’Good, D’Bad and D’Blaster sailed by Ewen Barry, Stanley Browne and Dion Barrett was the winner of the nine boat Ultra division of the Irish class championships at Royal Cork YC on six points after five races…
There were strong winds for the final day of the Mirror Europeans in Cork Harbour
After ten races sailed at the Mirror European Championships at Crosshaven, Lough Ree YC pairing Caolan Croasdell and Alexander Farrell won the 19–boat event. Mel and Sophie Collins of hosts Royal Cork Yacht Club were second on 22–points with another RCYC…
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