Menu
Allianz and Afloat - Supporting Irish Boating

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Cormac Bradley

Cormac Bradley

Email The Author

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

Fireballs will compete in  Skerries, Newtownards, DMYC, Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta and Killaloe in 2021 subject to COVID-19
As Zoom is the lingua franca of our online communications these days, twenty-odd Fireballers congregated on the online platform on Thursday night past, 29th October, for the Class AGM. A 40-minute session certainly concentrated the mind for a prompt meeting,…
The first Flying Fifteen Championship of the year on Dublin Bay will be sailed this weekend from the National Yacht Club
There is always a danger with putting together an article of this sort! People who are omitted from the assessment could be offended! Assumptions that people will be in attendance may be unfounded! So, in the best interests of putting…
(L – R) John Lavery (4083) 2nd Prize; Neil Colin, Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen Class Captain; Alan Green (4083), Nicki Mathews & Niall Meagher (3938) 3rd Prize, Chris Doorly & Shane (3970) 1st Prize
Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen Class Captain, Neil Colin of the DMYC, declared that his Captain's Prize would be contested on Saturday (past) with both races to count and no discards applying. In the case of a tie, the second race…
DBSC has posted the series results with the conclusion of tonight's FF race.
On the last midweek night of the DBSC season – truncated by a delayed start but extended by two weeks, both due to the understandable restrictions imposed by Covid-19, thirteen Flying Fifteens enjoyed a genteel night on Dublin Bay. The…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay
For a Class that has been synonymous with the National Yacht Club, for a significant period of time, – there are seventeen Flying Fifteens parked on the deck – it was entirely appropriate that there should be a good turnout…
Ronan Beirne (left) and David Mulvin sailing Flying Fifteen 4068, "Ignis Caput II
A year ago, the Irish Flying Fifteen community was gearing itself up for the Subaru World Championships in Dun Laoghaire Harbour when a 72-boat fleet contested the Championships in what was considered, post-event, to have been a very successful regatta.…
Irish Fireball Champions 2020 Noel Butler (left) & Stephen Oram
At a time when the Irish Fireball fleet should have been in Howth, welcoming Fireballers from all over the World to the 2020 Fireball World Championships, a 13-boat fleet was contesting what we think is the first National Championship to…
David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne of the National Yacht Club finished fourth in Cormac Bradley's imaginary opening race of the DBSC Flying Fifteen season last Thursday evening
The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) season first race was last Thursday but due to COVID-19 it never happened. To mark the occasion, the following imaginary Flying Fifteen race report was written by Cormac Bradley for the biggest one-design fleet…
DMYC Cancels Dun Laoghaire Harbour Frostbite Series Due to Coronavirus
The DMYC has taken the decision to cancel the remaining Frostbite races in response to Government guidelines over the Coronavirus spread.  While it is acknowledged that the numbers taking part do not get to the threshold of outdoor events for…
Sean Craig was the winner of the second Laser Radial race
After three Sundays of no racing due to the ongoing storms of winter, the Dun Laoghaire DMYC Frostbite fleet was able to take to the water yesterday in what were still quite brisk winds but nothing like what we had…
Racing has been cancelled this Sunday at the DMYC Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire
Yet another early call has been taken to cancel the DMYC Frostbites this Sunday at Dun Laoghaire Harbour with winds of mid to high twenties gusting to mid-forties predicted for race time. Storm Dennis has an element of “Denis the…
Peter & Stephen Boyle (GP14) pick up their Frostbite Mug from Race Officer Cormac Bradley (centre)
A fleet in the mid-fifties braved a chilly Dun Laoghaire harbour today for the third race of Series 2 of the 2019/20 DMYC Frostbites. Wind strength during the morning in advance of racing wasn’t as brisk as forecast but the…
Frostbite Mug Winner, Hugh O’Connor, Laser Radials, with Frostbites Director, Neil Colin
With wind speeds of 37 knots being recorded off the end of the East Pier at lunchtime on Saturday (on a handheld anemometer) and Storm Brendan blowing hooligans today, the DMYC Dinghy Frostbites of Sunday 12th January could be said…
Michael Ennis (L) and Josh Porter pick up their Frostbite Mugs for Race 2 in the DMYC PY Frostbite dinghy fleet
The second half of the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club’s Frostbite Series gut underway yesterday in what were almost balmy conditions for the 5th of January. From the middle of the week, this author’s favourite weather website XCWeather was suggesting…
Sean Craig (L) – Laser Radials, Series 1 – 2nd Place (with DMYC Frostbite Coordinator, Neil Colin).
Series 1 of the DMYC-hosted Frostbites closed with a marathon race, in relative terms, yesterday with a modest turnout of 44 boats, a wind that fluctuated between 170 and 180º with a high of just over 10 knots and some…
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…
Page 1 of 4

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Car Brands

subaru sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton dob
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events 2021

vdlr21 sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton
quantum sidebutton
watson sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
https://afloat.ie/resources/marine-industry-news/viking-marine

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
wavelengths sidebutton
 

Please show your support for Afloat by donating