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The late Martin Crotty (left) hands over the Chairmanship of the Dun Loaghaire to Dingle Race to Adam Winkelmann in the National Yacht Club, April 5th 2017
National YC

Martin Crotty 1945-2017

9th October 2017
Martin Crotty of the National Yacht Club, one of the great enhancers both of our sport and of life itself, has been taken from among us all too soon, and the thoughts of the Irish sailing community – and a…
The decision by Irish Ferries to name their new vessel W. B. Yeats is one that continues the tradition adopted by the company of selecting names drawn from the world of Irish literature
Ferry
Irish Ferries has chosen W. B. Yeats as the name for its new €144 million cruise ferry now being built in Germany for service on routes between Ireland, UK and France. The name was chosen after it had drawn ‘strong…
The racing will showcase dinghy racing that takes place on Dublin Bay run by DBSC every Tuesday evening during the summer
RStGYC
An end of Season race for all Dublin Bay Dinghies fleets is taking place on Saturday, 21st October. To be called the 'Final Fling 2017',  the new fixture is supported by DBSC and hosted by Royal St. George Yacht Club. …
The Royal St George YC team include former winning helms, Martin Byrne pictured above at the helm of his Dragon, Jaguar.
Dragon
The RStGYC team retained the Cannonball Trophy for another year but only because there was no final result this weekend on the Solent. Racing was blown out on Saturday because of 25+knot winds all day. This was followed by literally…
RNLI lifeboats in Clifden, Co Galway
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - The RNLI is looking for “an experienced and dynamic leader” to run its 24-hour search and rescue on-call lifesaving service in Ireland and the Isle of Man. The lifesaving manager heads a team of area managers and dedicated…
Tom Dolan has found slightly better breezes out west in slow race to the finish
Solo Sailing
Solo Sailor Tom Dolan has again moved up the placing in the 1350-mile Stage 1 of the Mini-Transat fro La Rochelle to Last Palmas in the Canaries, as the leaders grapple with light and fluky winds in the final 300…
The distinctive livery of Runaway Bus photographed off Daunt Rock in 2011. The UK Quarter Tonner is joining Kinsale's Quarter Ton fleet next week
Kinsale
The Irish Quarter Ton fleet will be getting a new addition this Autumn with the arrival of the very distinctive and well known Quarter Tonner, Runaway Bus writes Bob Bateman Kinsale Yacht Club's Alan Mulcahy has bought the 1977–vintage craft made…
Peter O'Leary and crew search for wind in a 1720. Scroll down the story for more photos
CH Marine Chandlery
Drifting conditions in Cork Harbour may have appeared beautiful to the onlooker but to the crews of the 52 boats competing in Royal Cork Yacht Club's CH Marine Autumn League it was very frustrating writes Bob Bateman. Outside Cork Harbour Race…
Two final races were completed In a strong thermal breeze which was a relief to the sailors after the light tricky conditions of the last few days
Laser
Aoife Hopkins finished 21st in the Senior European Laser Championships that concluded today in Barcelona. Rio Olympian Finn Lynch, in the men's standard rig division, finished in 33rd. There was a slight delay in the launching as once again the weather…
The silverware is going to Baltimore - 2017 Champion of Ireland Fionn Lyden (left) with Irish Sailing President Jack Roy and crew Liam Manning at Mullingar SC on Lough Owel this evening
All Irelands
The historic 70th Anniversary staging of the All Ireland Sailing Championship has seen the famous silver salver depart for a long journey to its new home in Baltimore, as the winner is Baltimore SC’s Fionn Lyden, who was crewed to…
First overall - Pat and David Kelly's Storm
National YC
Three wins from five races in conditions ranging from heavy to light winds kept the Irish J109 Trophy in Howth Yacht Club hands as Pat and David Kelly's Storm succesfully defended its title at the National Yacht Club today. A…
Jellyfish To Blame For Major Salmon Farm Fish Kill
Marine Wildlife
#Jellyfish - Four-fifths of the farmed salmon stock at Killary Harbour has been lost to fatal jellyfish stings over the last few weeks, according to The Irish Times. The Marine Institute has confirmed that naturally occurring swarms of the tiny…
Mark O'Donovan, Paul O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll in Dublin Airport.
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland gold medallists Paul O’Donovan, Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan arrived back in Ireland today from the World Rowing Championships in Florida. They flew from Orlando to Dublin where family and friends greeted them. They were accompanied by Gary…
Dublin University Sailing Club hosted the first of the four League events with the goal to grow team racing in the Leinster region
Team Racing
The first round of the Dublin Team Racing League was sailed in blustery conditions yesterday in the relative shelter of Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Carlisle Pier where up to 76 short, sharp races were scheduled. Dublin University Sailing Club hosted the…
Clarisse Cremer
Solo Sailing
Clarisse Cremer, continually rising star of French women’s offshore sailing and a formidable performer in the Mini-Transat fleet’s Transgascogne Race at the end of July, is currently the leader in the 1350-mile Stage 1 of the Mini-Transat from La Rochelle…
Aoife Hopkins
Laser
Day five of the Senior European Laser Championships in Barcelona started with the usual postponement as the sailors waited for the thermal breeze to build. It was another tricky day with light winds, big shifts and a large sea swell.…
A 29er junior skiff dinghy flies past the Royal St. George Yacht Club during try–out sessions in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
RStGYC
Youth sailors were on the water for a breezy set of 29er skiff 'try–out sessions' in Dun Laoghaire Harbour today. The initiative, by the Royal St. George Yacht Club (RStGYC), is to help 'keep sailors in the sport at a…
Pat and David Kelly's Storm from Howth Yacht Club has started a successful defence of it's J109 title at Dun Laoghaire
National YC
Defending champion Pat Kelly's Storm from Howth Yacht Club is three points clear at the top of the J109 leaderboard after the first three breezy races at the National Yacht Club.  In a testing opening day on Dublin Bay, winds…
Mark O'Donovan, Shane O'Driscoll and Gary O'Donovan.
Rowing
#Rowing: The Ireland gold medallists Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll and Paul O’Donovan are due to arrive back in Ireland tomorrow (Sunday). They are due  in Dublin Airport at about 10 o’clock. They will travel to Skibbereen for a special…
Haulbowline Waste Tip as seen from the channel between Haulbowline and Spike Island
Cork Harbour
Meitheal Mara, the Cork boatyard and maritime community organisation which has carried out many years of development work highlighting Cork’s maritime and boat-building tradition has protested the exclusion of boat access to Haulbowline Island in the €60m remediation plan for…

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