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2022 Champions of Champions – Ger Owens (RStGYC, left) with Ciara O’Tiarnaigh (Commodore, Sutton DC) and crew Mel Morris (Newtownards SC)
So many factors came into play for the 75th Anniversary of the Champions’ Cup (aka the Helmsman’s Championship or the All-Ireland) in GP 14s at Sutton Dinghy Club on October 8th/9th that its weather-imposed compression into a one-day series made…
Champion's Cup winners Ger Owens and Mel Morris (right) with Ciara O'Tiarnaigh Commodore Sutton Dinghy Club
The 2022 "Champion's Cup" took place at Sutton Dinghy Club over the weekend, marking the 75th anniversary of the event. Much has been written and spoken of what was formerly the Helmsman's Championship in the last few weeks, but for…
On the water judge Gordon Davies umpires the GP14-based Champions' Cup at Sutton Dinghy Club on Dublin Bay
Ireland's top GP14 dinghy sailors ruled the waves at the annual Helmsmans' Championships, rebranded as the Champions' Cup for this year's 75th edition, at Sutton Dinghy Club on Saturday. The defending title holder Ger Owens of the Royal St George…
GP14 sailor Ger Owens will look to retain his title in the Champions Cup at Sutton Dinghy Club
There is no shortage of GP14 expertise in Sutton on Dublin Bay this weekend when the Helmsmans Championships, formerly the 'Champion of Champions' and 'All Ireland' Sailing Championships now to be known as the 'Champions' Cup' gets underway in the…
Sutton at its summery best. The south-facing Sutton Dinghy Club - venue this weekend for the 75th All-Ireland and the inaugural Champions' Cup -is exactly at the centre of this image
The Race Officer In The Armchair is as big a pain as the Hurler On The Ditch, particularly when either is operating in hindsight. And they're only slightly less of a pest when they're throwing in their tuppence-worth of advice…
GP14s racing at Sutton DC, the class and venue for the new-look Champions’ Cup on October 8th & 9th
The Helmsman’s Championship? Crazy name. Surely it should at least have been The Helmsmen’s Championship? Yet in its quirkiness, it achieved brand recognition to die for. Everyone knew what it meant, so much so it could even be shortened to…
As we were.
It has had three or four titles in its 74 years of existence. But until now, the Irish Championship of Champions, or whatever it's called, has been raced for the same original and increasingly battered Silver Salver, as presented by…
Ger Owens and Ross Killian were winners of the 2021 All Ireland Sailing Championships at RCYC. Scroll down for photo gallery
2004 Athens 470 Olympic partnership Ger Owens and Ross Killian teamed up again to win the 2021 All Ireland Sailing Championships in convincing style at Royal Cork Yacht Club this afternoon.  After three wins put Owens, representing the GP14 class,…
Ger Owens (left) sailing with Ross Killian (centre) took three wins in their flight at the All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for photo gallery
Six sailors from a fleet of sixteen have secured their places in tomorrow's All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club and there have been some surprises on those filling the repechage ranks now looking for two remaining places…
The Helmsman's Championship of October 1970 at Crosshaven rounded out the Quarter Millennial Celebrations of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, and the six finalists were (left to right) Michael O'Rahilly (Dun Laoghaire), the late Somers Payne (Crosshaven), Harold Cudmore Jnr (Crosshaven), Owen Delany (Dun Laoghaire), Maurice Butler (Ballyholme) and the winner, Robert Dix of Malahide – at 17 in 1970, still the youngest-ever winner
We've been waiting a year to use this header photo which – owing to a certain confusion in the filing of thousands of photographic negs and images – has had to be scanned from the November 1970 issue of Irish…
A 90kg wireman is the optimum weight for this weekend's National 18-based All Ireland Sailing Championships
BYOW - Bring your own wireman, that's the call for this weekend's All Ireland sailing championships that puts a premium on a 90kg trapeze crew in the National 18s for what looks likely to be a breezy edition of the…
National 18 dinghies will be used in the 2021 All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
50mph winds forecast for Saturday morning's first gun may yet cause problems for the 2021 All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven this weekend.  Sixteen invitees from the fleets of cruisers, one-design keelboats and IRC cruisers…
Racing in Flying Fifteens at the Dun Laoghaire Harbour based 2019 All Ireland Sailing Championships
Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions and the format of the event, Irish Sailing has cancelled its Senior All Ireland Sailing Championships. Planning continues however for the Junior All Ireland Sailing Championships taking place on 26 & 27th September at…
Double success. Michael O’Connor (right) is Sailor of the Month (Senior) for October after helming to victory in Flying Fifteens in the All-Ireland Championship at the NYC, while his crew for the championship, David Taylor (left) is October Sailor of the Month (Special Award) as he also crewed for Ben Duncan when he won the title in 2013 in ISA J/80s.
Michael O’Connor of Royal St George YC is “Sailor of the Month (Senior)” for October after emerging as the 73rd All-Ireland Champion Helm after a ding-dong two-day final raced in Flying Fifteens from the National Yacht Club on October 5th…
All Ireland competitors are observed by on the water umpires as they race downwind at the championships that was sailed inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Royal St. George Yacht Club's Michael O'Connor sailing with Davy Taylor of the SB20 class has won the All-Ireland Sailing Championship 2019.  As north-west winds blew to over 20-knots the championship was decided over short sharp races inside Dun Laoghaire…
Olympian Cathy MacAleavey (left) with her daughter Claudine racing their Dublin Bay Water Wag on the Shannon. Cathy will be the only woman helm in this weekend’s All-Ireland Sailing Championship at Dun Laoghaire, crewed by her husband Con Murphy
Only in Ireland could it be like this. We hear that of many things in this curious island of ours. But the varying sailing, location and personal backgrounds of the sixteen helmspersons competing in this weekend’s All-Ireland Helmsmans Championship at…

At A Glance – All Ireland Sailing Championships 2021

The 2021 Irish Sailing Senior All Ireland Championship will take place at the Royal Cork YC in National 18s, 2 & 3 October.

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