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Miss Scarlet, with Mia Connolly on crew, with the fleet in this past weekend’s PIC Coastal Classic in New Zealand
Homing in on her second anniversary Down Under, West Cork sailor Mia Connolly reports to Afloat.ie that she recently completed one of New Zealand’s biggest coastal races. Mia crews on trim as well as bow, mid-bow and pit for the…
The Waterford based A35 'Fools Gold' competing at the IRC/ORC Worlds in 2018
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is highlighting the transparency of its rating system in advance of this year's AGM that will be conducted online. Some Rating rule systems for yachts are often operated behind closed doors, with decisions and policies…
The Schull Harbour Fasnet winner on Echo division winner was the Quinlan family sailing Quinsea
The annual Schull Harbour Sailing Club Fastnet Race attracted 17 entries last Saturday. Starting from the harbour line in a 10-knot northerly breeze the fleet were able to carry their kites all the way to the rock in near-perfect sea…
Competitors go downwind in breeze at 2020 Mullagmore Regatta
County Sligo's Mullaghmore Sailing Club hosted its annual regatta last weekend, as Afloat previewed here, with careful consideration of health and safety in accordance with Irish Sailing’s ‘Return to Sailing’ guidance. While some of the normal onshore post-sailing activities had…
Laser dinghies prepare to launch at Bray Sailing Club
Following the recent easing of restrictions, and having had to cancel two early season regattas, Bray Sailing Club held a “Back to Sailing” dinghy regatta on 25th July. COVID-19 restrictions meant a number of changes to normal arrangements (no race…
Mullaghmore Regatta this Weekend Celebrates Great Irish Tradition
They’ve been holding annual regattas at breezy Mullaghmore on Sligo’s northwest coast for a very long time. Probably way beyond 1885, but that’s the oldest regatta poster they’ve managed to unearth. And though it’s just about possible to decipher it,…
Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club is the venue for the 2020 Welsh IRC event in August
After a great deal of work in conjunction with RYA Cymru Wales, and the Royal Dee Yacht Club, the IRC Welsh Championships will go ahead in a “stripped down” fashion but still provide challenging racing. As Afloat previously reported here,…
West Cork winner Excelsior
The first race of the West Cork sailing season took place on Saturday in murky conditions with intermittent foggy spells and light rain making it a tough return to sailing for the Schull harbour sailing fleet. The seven yachts had…
MarkSetBot in use during the SailGP even in Marseille last September
US Sailing has partnered with the company behind the sport’s first robotic marker to help get America’s sailing community back on the water. Afloat.ie previously reported on the MarkSetBot, an invention by US sailor Kevin Morin that essentially combines a…
The Women’s Open Keelboat Championship was founded in 2008 by a group of passionate female sailors who wanted to compete in challenging racing against other women
The Dubarry sponsored UK Women’s Open Keelboat Championship (WOKC) will be hosted on the 13th/14th June from the beautiful location of the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Ireland has previously been successful at the event with Howth Yacht Club helmswoman Laura…
Ronan Wallace (left) collects his prize at WHSC
The second Wexford Harbour Boat Club Christmas regatta took place on Sunday, 29th December 2019 with plenty of wind for the first race. There was another great turn out with sailors travelling from along the east coast with representatives from…
Ian Atkin’s Melges IC37 Icy
The County Wicklow design of the Melges IC37 by Mark Mills has been named Big Boat Champion on the Hamble after a closely fought series. It follows a stellar launch of the new Irish marque for the New York Invitational in…
Ben Saxton (right) and Toby Lewis collect the Endeavour Trophy for the fifth time in a row
Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis fought back in today's breezy conditions to secure the overall win of the Investec-sponsored Endeavour Trophy, for the sixth time and a record fifth time in a row at Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. In total contrast to the…
The Barcolana Regatta in the Gulf of Trieste attracted more than 2,000 boats and 15,000 sailors from Australia, the UK, the USA, Korea, Ukraine and China
More than 2,000 boats and 15,000 sailors take to the seas off the coast of northern Italy to compete in the historic Barcolana Regatta yesterday at Trieste. It started off as an informal race between 51 locals in 1969 and…
The veteran Howth 17 Rita (John Curley & Marcus Lynch) won the class’s first race in 1898, and she’d another win on Saturday in the Beshoff Motors Autumn League. But the win was only by 33 seconds ahead of Peter Courtney’s Oonagh, with Deilginis (Massey, Toomey & Kenny) a further 21 seconds astern in third
We may all be thinking Hurricane Lorenzo as we look towards later this week writes W M Nixon. But in looking back at the underlying themes of the weather forecasts as the weekend’s busy programmes at places as diverse as…
Race Judge Gordon Davies
International Race Judge Gordon Davies has offered an '11th tip' following the publication of Mark Mansfield's Top Ten Tips for Race Officers article last week on Afloat. Davies, who officiated at this month's Flying Fifteen World Championships on Dublin Bay,…

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