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The first-day leader in the highly-competitive ClubSwan 36 is Mamao from Brazil
The first-day leader in the highly-competitive ClubSwan 36 fleet was also the one that had travelled the furthest to be in Valencia – Mamao came all the way from Brazil. A 1-2-3 scoreline saw her finish two points ahead of the…
Dinghies prepare for last year's Narrows event on Strangford Lough
Last year there were over 140 boats in the long-established Bar Buoy Race and Narrows Series, a four-day bonanza of sail racing in the fast-flowing Strangford Narrows, the six-mile stretch of water that empties and fills the 58 sqm of…
Dun Laoghaire bowman Will Byrne from the National Yacht Club, North Sails sailmaker Nigel Young from Royal Cork and Watch Captain, Kinsale ex-pat, Jeremy Elliott  are sailing on Richard Thompson's Swan 36 Black Seal at this week's Valencia-based  World Championships
The Irish crew that put Guernsey's entry Black Seal on the Club Swan 36 podium in Sardinia in June have regrouped in Valencia ahead of this week's Swan World Championships. As Afloat reported earlier, on board Richard Thompson's Black Seal for June success were…
The International Youth Foiling Team — under the burgee of the Royal St George and with Charlie Cullen in its crew — in action in Sardinia on Friday 17 June
The high-performance foiling 69F class is hosting its first grand prix in Puntaldia, Sardinia this weekend. And it marks the first time an Irish sailor — and club — will race in an event for the foiling monohull, which takes…
Richard Thompson's Black Seal crew celebrate Club Swan 36 victory at the Swan Sardinia Challenge. The winning crew include Ireland's National Yacht Club bowman Will Byrne, North Sails sailmaker Nigel Young from Royal Cork and Kinsale's Jeremy Elliott, in the role of Watch Captain
A string of five back-to-back race victories at the Swan Sardinia Challenge in the ultra-modern ClubSwan 36 class helped Richard Thompson's Black Seal crew – with three top Irish sailors onboard – secure a well-deserved though tight win. Black Seal finished…
Dun Laoghaire bowman Will Byrne from the National Yacht Club, North Sails sailmaker Nigel Young from Royal Cork and Watch Captain, Kinsale ex-pat, Jeremy Elliott lead the Swan 36 sailing on Richard Thompson's Black Seal
The Irish crewed Swan 36 Black Seal continues its lead in an eight boat fleet in the final day of racing at the Swan Sardinia Challenge. Skippered by Richard Thompson of Guernsey, Black Seal has a ten-point margin over Monaco's  Giangiacomo Serena…
Dun Laoghaire bowman Will Byrne from the National Yacht Club, North Sails sailmaker Nigel Young from Royal Cork and Kinsale ex-pat Jeremy Elliott lead the Swan 36 sailing on Richard Thompson's Black Seal
A trio of Irish sailors on the crew of the Guernsey-based Swan 36 Black Seal skippered by Richard Thompson are at the top of the leaderboard after the second day of racing at the Swan Sardinia Challenge.  Dun Laoghaire bowman Will Byrne…
Victory for Quantum Racing in the Abanca 52 Super Series
American owner-driver Doug DeVos steered Quantum Racing to overall victory at the Abanca 52 Super Series Baiona Sailing Week lifting the first regatta title of the five which comprise the tenth anniversary season of the world’s leading grand prix monohull…
The TP52 Super Series Baiona Sailing Week has reached its halfway stage
Lighter winds prevailed on Galicia’s beautiful Ria de Vigo as the third day of racing at the TP52 Super Series Baiona Sailing Week produced two different race winners and saw Quantum Racing step clear at the top of the leaderboard.…
Alan McLernon’s J80 Jezebel
It would be no exaggeration to say that Ian Patterson from East Antrim Boat Club at Larne likes a challenge and the bigger the challenge, it seems, the better. Ian is, he says, “enthusiastic about helping form an Irish Asymmetric…
File image of Ireland’s Eye off Howth Harbour
On Saturday 12 March, ask yourself whether going clockwise or anti-clockwise around Ireland’s Eye will bring you glory — as the Round the Island Race returns after a two-year break. Supported by Key Capital, sponsors of Howth Yacht Club’s Winter…
The foiling Persico 69F is making its debut on USA waters at the Bacardi Winter Series 2 at Miami
There was a slow start to the opening race of the day for all fleets at Bacardi Winter Series event 2 on January 28, in Miami, Florida with the light fluky breeze ensuring the notorious Biscayne Bay race track lived…
Gold medal to Dylan Fletcher (left) and Stu Bithell (GBR)
Sailmon’s ‘Sail Better’ series of webinars continues following America’s Cup winner Kyle Langford discussing the importance of setting goals with Dylan Fletcher hosting an hour-long how-to on preparing yourself for a dinghy race. The multi-medal-winning sailor will give you all…
The winning French 44Cup team Aleph in Lanzarote with Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Cian Guilfoyle (second from right)
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Cian Guilfoyle was on the podium in Lanzarote yesterday after his winning role at the 44Cup Calero Marinas Regatta at the weekend. Over four of the most difficult days of racing in 44Cup history, an impressive seven races…
Racing in Lanzarote has been tricky for the nine boat 44Cup fleet in the absence of trade winds this week
Cian Guilfoyle of Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the French entry Aleph has a nine-point lead going into the final day of the 2021 44Cup at Puerto Calero, Lanzarote today. This week a shallow depression centred due west of Gibraltar has effectively shut…
44Cup standout Aleph Racing counts Dun Laoghaire’s Cian Guilfoyle among its crew
Conditions off Lanzarote’s moonscape south coast took on a different character for day two of racing in the 44Cup Calero Marinas Lanzarote on Friday (19 November) with much improved sailing conditions — albeit with the 8-12 knot wind blowing either…

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