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A class start at the 12 Metre World Championships held in Newport, Rhode Island
After five days of close match racing, America II (US 42), owned by the New York Harbour Sailing Foundation, pulled out a win in the last race on Saturday the 13th of July to take the prize in their class…
Patrick Hassett in action at Cadiz last week
Nine countries took part in the 2019 Para World Sailing Championships last week in Puerto Sherry, near Cadiz in Spain, writes Irish competitor Patrick Hassett. The Spaniards had a home advantage as tides were tricky and the Spanish Nationals had…
The crew of Easy Go, winners of the 2019 E-Boat Nationals
With the passing of the Summer Solstice, it was time again to focus one’s gaze from celestial to nautical observations, in particular the E-Boat National Championships of 2019 hosted over the weekend of 6-7 July by Clontarf Yacht & Boat…
Smallest Boat (an 18-ft Bilge Keeler) Wins 2019 Round the Island Race
Local boat Eeyore, an Alacrity 18 Bilge Keel from Cowes, has laid claim to the prestigious Gold Roman Bowl, winning this year’s Round the Island Race after a long tactical day on the water. With a crew of just three:…
Close competition for a start at the Quarter Ton Cup
Mike Daly's Cobh Pirate originally from Cork Harbour adds Irish interest to the pinnacle event of the quarter-ton class season, the Quarter Ton Cup, starts in less than a week, and it’s set to be an open stage with all…
 Ian Wilson & Marshall King's Soak Racing
Eight races were held in champagne conditions for 18 J/70 teams in The Solent. Bright sunshine and a huge range of wind conditions provided spectacular racing with fun-filled social events all organised by the Royal Thames Yacht Club. 2017 UK…
Save The Date For 2020 Poole Regatta
Be sure to put down 23-25 May 2020 in your diaries as the International Paint Poole Regatta returns next year for three days of racing and social events on the Dorset coast. The British Nationals in the J24 and J80…
Andrew Craig (second from right) and his victorious Scottish Series crew celebrate on the Clyde
Dublin Bay J109 Class Captain Andrew Craig of the Royal Irish Yacht Club emerged the overall winner of the 2019 Scottish Series in Tarbert yesterday in a clean sweep of IRC prizes by Irish cruiser racers after the series was…
Andrew Craig's Chimaera leads the 14-boat RC35 in Tarbert
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera from the Royal Irish Yacht Club continues her lead in the Scottish Series but a penultimate day challenge for the RC35 title has emerged from Strangford Lough's Hijacker, a former Irish Commodore's Cupper. Irish boats hold…
In class three, Howth Half Tonner Harmony, (Jonny Swan) continues to lead
After four races sailed at the Scottish Series in Tarbert, Dublin Bay boats continue to lead two of the four IRC classes on Loch Fyne yesterday. In the RC35 class, Irish J109s are in total control. Royal Irish's Andrew Craig on the J109 Chimaera leads a 14-boat class by six points…
The Wright brother's Mata is lying fourth after two races sailed in IRC class three
Dublin Bay boats lead two of the four IRC classes after the opening races of the Scottish Series in excellent sailing conditions at Tarbert on Loch Fyne yesterday. After two races sailed, Royal Irish's Andrew Craig on the J109 Chimaera leads a 14-boat RC35 class…
Galway Boating Clubs Unite For Historic Cong-Galway Sailing Race Across Lough Corrib This June
Sailors and boating enthusiasts from Galway’s sailing and boating clubs are coming together next month to follow their forebears in Europe’s oldest and longest inland sailing race. On Saturday 29 June the fleet of dinghies will pit their wits against…
The winning Animal crew at Kip Marina
”Kevin and Debbie and their team on Animal, with a near-perfect scoreline in very challenging conditions, were worthy winners of the class and the overall AW Steven trophy,” commented Ross Lang, Commodore of the Royal Western Yacht Club, the organising…
The fleet competing at the 2018 Quarter Ton Cup
The fifteenth edition of the revived Quarter Ton Cup is less than a month away with more than 20 boats expected on the start line come 10—12 June for what is building up to be an intense and intriguing battle.…
Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship Returns to Hamble for 11th Edition
The Women's Open Keelboat Championship (WOKC) will be returning to Hamble for its 11th edition in June 2019. This year the event hosted once again by Hamble River Sailing Club, is being held on the weekend of 1st & 2nd…
Close racing in the RC 35 class
The exciting RC35 class is entering its third year of racing with another close season on the cards. Many of the members are taking advantage of unseasonal weather and getting an early start on boat prep hoping to shave off…

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