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IMOCA 60 line honours for Jérémie Beyou and Christopher Pratt and their shore crew after arriving in Plymouth
While IMOCA 60s are renowned for racing non-stop around the world in the Vendée Globe, the doublehanded crews of these extraordinary space-age craft appreciate the Rolex Fastnet Race as it offers most conditions of a round the world race within…
Rambler 88 rounds the Fastnet on her way to monohull line honours victory
American Owner George David, skipper of Rambler 88 the monohull line Fastnet Race winner has again paid tribute to the RNLI Lifeboat crew in Baltimore West Cork who rescued him after he capsized at the rock eight years ago. "We know…
Naomhóg crew Liam Holden (grey cap), Eamonn Ó Muircheartaigh (red cap), Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich and Sean Mac an tSíthigh during their row and sail across Cape Breton in Nova Scotia
When Kerry Blasket islanders built the naomhóg for fishing, they would never have dreamed the same craft might transit Nova Scotia writes Lorna Siggins However, four Irishmen have now rowed and sailed a similar design across Cape Breton in northern Canada.…
Last gasp victory – the Ultime 32 Gitana XVII aka Maxi Edmond de Rothschild (left) snatches a 58 second victory from Macif to establish a new Mulithull Course record in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019
The great George David’s Rambler 88 – holder of the Round Ireland monohull record – finished the Rolex Fastnet Race at 0955 this morning to take mono-hull line honours, but the final run into Plymouth from the Scillies put paid to a…
Oisin and Nathan Cassidy, whose father James is helm with Bundoran RNLI
Two recently recruited volunteer lifeboat crew at Bundoran RNLI have had a key part of their training funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, according to the lifesaving charity. Brothers Oisin and Nathan Cassidy, from Kinlough in Co Leitrim, recently travelled to…
Carrybridge RNLI at Naan Island on Sunday 4 August
Carrybridge lifeboat volunteers a busy morning on Sunday (4 August), starting with two personal water craft with engine issues close to Naan Island on Upper Lough Erne. The relief inshore lifeboat and rescue water craft were launched at 11.33am to…
Paul Smith President Mermaid Sailing Association with the 2019 Mermaid Champions, the Foynes Yacht Club triplets Darragh, Noel and Mark McCormack
There were jubilant scenes at Royal Cork Yacht Club on Sunday evening when Paul Smith, President of the Mermaid Sailing Association presented the Foynes Yacht Club triplets Darragh, Noel and Mark McCormack with the National Championship trophy writes Bob Bateman. The…
The Irish and US Virgin Island teams at the Championship ceremony
Youth sailors from the Irish 29er fleet travelled to Gdynia, Poland to compete in the Zhik 29er World championships held last week, from Friday 26th to Saturday 3rd August writes Chris Bateman (17), a member of the Irish contingent that…
Patterson & Nolan Win 50th Anniversary Squib Irish National Championships
Day 1 of the 50th Anniversary Squib Irish National Championships at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on Belfast Lough had all the hallmarks of champagne sailing, sun out, blue skies and a steady breeze but only for a few…
Darragh McCormack of Foynes Yacht Club has retained his National Mermaid title in Cork Harbour
Mermaid National Champion Darragh McCormack of Foynes Yacht Club has successfully defended his national title at Royal Cork Yacht Club moving from third place and into the overall lead in today's final races of the ten race championships.  McCormack eeked…
The Maxi Edmund De Rothschild, has won multihull line honours in the 48th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race
The new breed of Ultime 32 trimarans have lived up to their name and reputation with the leading pair of Gitana XVII and Macif slashing more than four and a half hours off the record time for the 608-mile Rolex…
Action from the 2019 Topper Worlds in Medemblik
A top five finish for Royal Cork’s Cillian Foster in the 5.3 was the best of a number of strong results for Irish youth sailors at the Topper Worlds in Medemblik, Netherlands last weekend. Fellow Royal Cork sailor Neil O'Leary…
Fionn O'Reilly
#Rowing: Ireland had two boats which finished just outside the medal placings on the final day of the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Corgeno, Italy, today. The junior women’s and junior men’s quadruples both finished fourth. The women's crew of…
Competitors in a previous Liffey Swim
The 100th edition of the Liffey Swim saw one of its youngest ever winners, as 15-year-old Mark Hanley from Meath clinched the men’s title yesterday afternoon (Saturday 3 August). “Never in a million years did we think he’d win it,”…
Harry Twomey racing with Harry Durcan on Day 5 of the Zhik 29er Worlds in Gdynia, Poland
Harry Durcan and Harry Twomey finished ninth overall at the Zhik 29er World Championships in Poland, which drew to a close yesterday (Saturday 3 August), scoring Ireland’s best result ever in the competition. And it marks another remarkable result for…
The yacht under tow by Clifden RNLI
Three crew on board a yacht which experienced difficulty off Inishbofin, North Connemara, were rescued by the RNLI Clifden crew on Saturday evening writes Lorna Siggins The yacht had been on passage to Inishbofin when its dinghy broke loose, according…
Conor Doyle’s handsome Xp 50 Freya from Kinsale (her crew including Olympic campaigner James Espey) was in the limelight as overall leader at one stage
With the leading Fastnet Race multihulls well round the Fastnet Rock this morning (fleet leader Gitana 17, the Ultime 32 aka Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, was first at the turn at 0633 BST) the bulk of the fleet are still…
Mermaid racing in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery
After eight races sailed Patrick Dillon in Sail Number 131 leads the Dublin Bay Mermaid National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club this weekend. Dillon leads Derek Joyce (Sail number 187) by three points going into the final day of…
Gerry Ryan's Flying 15 4045 was the winner of the second DBSC race
Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Tsunami Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. D-Tox, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Something Else Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Jalapeno, 2. White…
The 100ft Ultime 32 Maxi Edmond de Rothschild seems to have emerged unscathed from a close encounter with the Shingles Bank in the early stages of the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019, despite all those vulnerable appendages
For most sailors a fair wind from well aft of the beam is welcome. But if you happen to be a 100ft trimaran which three hours ago was registering 38 knots on a beam reach, the fact that the wind…

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