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The Worlds Number One Finn sailor Laurent Hay, from France competing at the World Masters in Helsinki
After months of development, the Finn Class is excited to announce the launch of its new World Ranking list. The new ranking platform includes more than one thousand sailors from 37 nations, and provides an excellent illustration of the spread,…
Tom Morris (left) and Guy Fillmore receive the coveted solid silver Endeavour Trophy
The 2022 Investec-sponsored Endeavour Trophy dinghy champion of champions that took place this weekend at Burnham-on-Crouch (7-9 October) was one of the most interesting on record with the overall winners not being decided until the final race writes Sue Pelling. So…
Richard Thompson's Guernsey Black Seal crew are crowned European Champions in Croatia. The Thompson crew includes National Yacht Club bowman Will Byrne, North Sails sailmaker Nigel Young from Royal Cork and Kinsale ex-pat Jeremy Elliott in the role of Watch Captain
A string of top-five results paid off handsomely for an Irish crew who won the ClubSwan 36 European Championships sailing on board Richard Thompson's Guernsey Black Seal entry. The largest fleet of ClubSwan 36s gathered in the historic Croatian port of Split…
Ireland's Graeme Grant (left) finished second overall in the 2022 European Sandyacht Championships in Camiers
After a week of competition in France, Ireland's Graeme Grant has finished second overall in the 2022 European Sandyacht Championships in Camiers. IPKSA Team Ireland were third in the Standart Class. Grant, a well-known sailing coach and boat builder, started his…
Richard Thompson's GP entry Black Seal (pictured second above) has several Irish crew onboard. The Thompson crew includes National Yacht Club bowman Will Byrne, North Sails sailmaker Nigel Young from Royal Cork and Kinsale ex-pat Jeremy Elliott in the role of Watch Captain
Irish crew are on the start line this week for the largest fleet of ClubSwan 36s gathered in the historic Croatian port of Split for a highly competitive event to decide the class's first European Champion. No fewer than 12…
Quantum Racing are crowned Royal Cup champions in Scarlino, Italy
Doug DeVos’ Quantum Racing won the Royal Cup 52 SUPER SERIES Scarlino title in Tuscany, Italy, their third regatta triumph of the five-event 2022 52 SUPER SERIES season. They overturned a one-point deficit to triumph by five clear points ahead…
The E-Boat National Championships at Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club
The E-Boat National Championships made a long-awaited return to the very hospitable and welcoming waters of Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club (CYBC) on the weekend of 27 and 28 August. The last National Championships were hosted by CYBC in 2019,…
Sunshine and light winds made for a relaxed start to the 2022 Camile Thai Mullaghmore Regatta
Warm sunshine and light winds on Friday evening last made for a very relaxed start to the Camile Thai Mullaghmore Regatta. However, Saturday and Sunday’s conditions with testing winds and showers made for a challenging and exciting schedule of races…
Racing on day two at the ClubSwan 36 One Design World Championship 2022
It was a day of nip and tuck racing in the superfast ClubSwan 36 fleet, with three more yachts taking their first wins at the regatta – namely Edoardo Ferragamo's Cuordileone, Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio's G Spot and Lorenzo Mondo's…
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…

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