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Mata, the new Howth Yacht Club Half Tonner campaign has won class two of the ICRA National Championships on Dublin Bay
The Wright Brothers from Howth completed a consistent series of seven races with six top three results to become Division Two National Champions in their first ICRA outing with their new Half Tonner in Dun Laoghaire. Half Tonners took the top five…
The nine-man Joker II crew on their way to a fourth consecutive ICRA Class One victory on Dublin Bay
The Royal Irish Yacht Club's John Maybury has made it four in a row at the ICRA National Championships this afternoon having sailed a superb seven-race series in which the J109 corinthian skipper and eight-man crew – that included 2004 Olympian Killian Collin…
MGM Boats has 13 new models afloat and shore at its new and used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this weekend
One interesting outcome of this weekend's MGM New and Used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is that the majority of show-goers were first-time boaters keen to get on the water this season or next.  As Afloat previously reported, the leading Irish…
On the water jury - International Judge Gordon Davies (left) who is also chairman of the Protest Commitee and National Umpire Ailbe Millerick
The ICRA National Championships protest committee has listed eight protests so far at the Dublin Bay event but four claims were withdrawn, according to the event website. Of the remaining protests at the Royal St. George Yacht Club, two were initiated by the Protest…
Windfall berthed in Dun Laoghaire Marina. The superyacht, that is longer than the Revenue Customs Cutter she is berthed alongside, competes in the Dun Laoghaire-Dingle race this Wednesday
The largest boat entered for Wednesday's Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race run by the National Yacht Club has arrived into the marina at Dun Laoghaire, dwarfing all others in the 43-boat fleet now assembling at the Dublin suburb. Skipper Mick Cotter is looking…
Jay Colville’s First 40, Forty Licks leads class zero
Jay Colville’s First 40, Forty Licks from Down Cruising Club, fresh from his success in the 2019 Scottish Series, has taken the lead in the ICRA National Championships after the second 40-mile coastal race sailed today in medium westerly winds on Dublin…
Howth Yacht Club's Dux leads 22-boat Class three of the ICRA Championships on Dublin Bay
Where J109s are holding sway in Class One and Half-Tonners in Class Two, Class Three of the ICRA National Championships on Dublin Bay has a refreshing mix of design types at the top of the Royal St. George Yacht Club hosted championships.…
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy (left) with Figaro Leg one winner Yoann Richmonne in Kinsale
Forty five solo racers will take the start line on Sunday afternoon at 1700hrs local time, heading out from Kinsale, Ireland on the 615-nautical mile second stage of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro to Roscoff via the Irish Sea with…
DMYC entry Maranda competing in Division four of the ICRA National Championships
Among the four boats racing in Division 4 of the ICRA National Championships, Peter Richardson's Dubious of the host club, the Royal St. George Yacht Club, has taken the lead from Philip O'Dwyer's Supernova of the Royal Irish Yacht Club.…
Three race wins sets John Maybury's J109 Joker II up for a successful defence of her Class One title on Dublin Bay tomorrow. Onboard Joker II is Crosshaven 2004 Olympian Killian Collins. Victory tomorrow would give the RIYC skipper four wins in a row of the ICRA title
After five races sailed and a discard applied at the ICRA National Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club, John Maybury is two races away from an impressive fourth win of the Class One title after another impressive day on…
The Figaro fleet berthed at Castlepark Marina
Recovering from the baptism of fire that was leg one of the 50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro race into Kinsale on Thursday, both Irish entrants, Tom Dolan and Joan Mulloy, attended the Skipper's briefing in Kinsale this afternoon as…
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Nigel Biggs has a four point lead of Division Two of the ICRA National Championships in Checkmate XVIII
There is a  new half-ton leader in division two of the ICRA national championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club as overnight leader Johnny Swan's Harmony from Howth Yacht Club drops to fourth overall but optimised Irish Half Tonners continue to…
David Mulvin's Flying Fifteen Ignis Caput II
Race 1 SB20: 1. Sea Biscuit Flying 15: 1. As Good as it Gets, 2. Ffrenetic, 3. Ignis Caput II IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Diane, 3. Sapphire Race 2 Flying 15: 1. As Good as it Gets, 2. Ffrenetic,…
A traditional Currach goes on display at Seafest
Currachs are important to preserving the maritime history and culture of an island nation a seminar about these iconic boats was told in Cork Harbour today reports Tom MacSweeney. The seminar on the antiquity and sustainability of currachs was part…
Dún na Séad II in Crosshaven. Next week the fast ferry will host the Dutch royal family on a special visit
A high-profile royal visit is set to bring out the orange in Cape Clear Ferries’ orange-and-white branding next weekend. The company’s new fast ferry from Schull and Baltimore to Cape Clear Island will take a different route next Friday 14…
Medevac From Cape Clear Island For Baltimore Lifeboat
Baltimore RNLI carried out a medevac last night (Friday 7 June) from Cape Clear Island off the coast of Baltimore in West Cork. The volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 6.20pm, following a request from the Irish Coast Guard…
Naval Service vessel LÉ Róisín at Rockall conducting routine maritime security patrols in October 2012
Authorities in Ireland have rejected Scotland’s threat of “enforcement action” against Irish trawlers in the waters around Rockall, as the two states fall into a spat over fishing rights in the North Atlantic territory. The Irish Times reports on a…
Paul O’Higgin’s defending champion, the JPK 1080 Rockabill VI, will be hoping for firm breezes for next Wednesday’s 280-mile National YC Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
Will the Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race next Wednesday find itself sailing with mostly fair winds asks W M Nixon. Will the presence of lows to the west of them, and other lows to the southeast, provide a line…
Anthony O'Leary's modified 1720 (left) gets a great start in yesterday afternoon's second race for class two yachts in the ICRA National Championships
John Maybury's Joker II staked her claim to the class one title in the opening day of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) National Championships sponsored by Frank Keane BMW on Dublin Bay today with two wins. A full schedule marked the…
Tom Dolan skipper Smurfit Kappa at the end of stage one of la Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro 2019 off Kinsale
There was to be no glory for the Irish skippers as they sailed into home waters in the back end of the Figaro fleet into Kinsale this morning. County Meath's Tom Dolan (Smurfit Kappa) finished in 39th, ten hours after…

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