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Cormac Bradley

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Dublin Bay Fireballer Cormac Bradley was appointed Rear Commodore of the International Fireball Class in 2017. He is a regular dinghy and one design correspondent on Afloat.ie

Phelan & Leddy (RS 400) chase down the Fireballs
Fifty-eight boats took to the water for the first Frostbite Sunday of December, which for a lot of people is the trigger for the countdown to Christmas, writes Cormac Bradley. From Friday afternoon this column’s favoured web-based weather forecasting site…
Laser Radials reach a weather mark at the DMYC Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
XCWeather was promising 8/9 knots of breeze for the critical part of Sunday afternoon and at 09:00 the breeze looked good as the keelboats went out for their DBSC Turkey Shoot! Three hours later as I came back down to…
Noel Butler and Stephen Oram in their Fireball dinghy
The opening round of the 2019/2020 Frostbites, hosted by the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club was sailed in sunshine and air temperatures that were around the 9 - 11º mark in a westerly wind that fluctuated a little during the…
Winds are strong and gusty on Dublin Bay
With the Dublin Bay Buoy recording 23 knots with gusts in the low thirties, the obvious decision, to cancel today's racing at the Flying fifteen pre-world championships has been taken by Race Officer Jack Roy writes Cormac Bradley. This leaves…
Nathan Batchelor & Richard Rigg are the Pre-World leaders
As advised by Race Officer this morning, the Flying Fifteen Pre-Worlds fleet completed three races today in view of a forecast that currently suggests we may not get out tomorrow writes Cormac Bradley. Two windward- leewards of two laps followed…
Hayling Island Sailing Club's Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado
Hayling Island Sailing Club's Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado lead the Subaru Flying Fifteen Championship of Ireland and Pre-Worldscontest after two races sailed in blustery westerlies on Dublin Bay yesterday writes Cormac Bradley. The six-race series which precedes this Friday's…
The 2019 Fireball World Championships hosted by Pointe Claire Yacht Club in Canada
Five hours behind us time-wise, the forty-two crews at the 2019 Fireball World Championships hosted by Pointe Claire Yacht Club are still sleeping after a lay-day and what has been a light-wind regatta thus far writes Cormac Bradley. Facebook reports…
A “bridge” between the pontoons in front of the National Yacht Club and the existing pontoons and platform is now in place at the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
With just over 72 hours to go until the measurement process for the Subaru Ireland Flying Fifteen World Championship 2019 commences, plans for the event are proceeding apace including new pontoon facilities in front of the National Yacht Club at…
As Good As It Gets – Ben Mulligan & Cormac Bradley DBSC winners
In the week when there was a “macro-committee” meeting of the organising team for the Subaru Ireland sponsored Flying Fifteen World Championship 2019, a slightly reduced fleet took part in the penultimate race of the Flying Fifteen 2019 DBSC midweek…
A race start at the Flying Fifteen Championships staged by the Royal St George Yacht Club
The Irish Flying Fifteen fleet had their last provincial event, the South Coast Championships, last weekend before the Subaru sponsored World Championships are hosted by the National Yacht Club at the end of this month writes Cormac Bradley. This time…
There was a 16-boat turnout for Thursday's DBSC race
Sixteen Flying Fifteens had a great night’s DBSC racing on Thursday 8th August with a five-boat group at the front setting the pace for everyone else. The sunny conditions of earlier in the day gave way to overcast conditions but…
Gerry Ryan was the winner of the Facet Trophy for Flying Fifteens
With the Subaru sponsored Flying Fifteen World Championships only 26 sleeps away, the enthusiasm for racing on Dublin Bay has continued apace writes Cormac Bradley. After a light wind session on the preceding Thursday that prompted a very shortened course…
Dave Gorman (left) and Chris Doorly with the Boat of the Week 'Dubarry Boot' Trophy and Flying Fifteen Cup
In advance of the Subaru sponsored Flying Fifteen World Championships in Dun Laoghaire in September, the local fleet had the small matter of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta to attend to writes Cormac Bradley Except, that in 2019, the event…
Neil Cramer (Class Chairman, L) with Ismail Inan (C) and Noel Butler (R) 2019 Ulster Fireball Champions
With a Worlds coming up in Montreal Canada in August 2019 and Ireland hosting the Worlds in August 2020 in Howth, as part of their 125th Anniversary celebrations, the Irish Fireball Family had their first outing of the regatta season…
Flying Fifteen Pair David Gorman and Chris Doorly were Afloat.ie Sailors Of The Month for September 2015
A 16-boat Flying Fifteen fleet had an interesting course that made use of the temporary replacement of Harbour mark and took us to a new mark that we haven’t visited for quite some time: Island. The race proceeding commences in…
Dave Mulvin (left) and Ronan Beirne – DBSC Flying fifteen race winners
At 17:00 yesterday afternoon, no one would have been too put out if the DBSC Flying Fifteen racing for the evening had been “canned”. A day of heavy rain with very little wind, it was more akin to a late…
Frank Miller & Cormac Bradley, opening night winners DBSC 2019
Thirteen Flying Fifteens answered Race Officer Jack Roy’s call to the start of the first race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s 2019 Summer Season and two of those were so excited at the prospect of the return of summer…
Next Sunday sees the conclusion of the DMYC Frostbites with two races scheduled
Despite a forecast that suggested 15 - 19knots for today's DMYC Frostbites on Dublin Bay, the live wind situation has a bit more "oomph" to it with gusts in excess of thirty knots being recorded at Dublin Bay Buoy. As…
Laser racing at Dun Laoghaire
Last week’s DMYC Dinghy Frostbite report opened with a few lines from Keats’ “Ode to Autumn” so the weather gods may have been amused by that because yesterday, after racing was completed it started snowing writes Cormac Bradley. We know…
Fireballers Noel Butler and Stephen Oram
Sunday, February 24th was more akin to the opening lines of John Keats’ “Ode to Autumn” “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom friend of the maturing sun, Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit, the…
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