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In one of his first roles as RIYC Commodore, Joe Costello presented the overall prizes for the 2018 RS Feva East Coast Championships to overall winners Tim Norwood (Helmsman) left and Finn Cleary (Crew)
Counting four first places Tim Norwood and Finn Cleary of the host club won the six race 2018 RS Feva East Coast Championships by a clear margin of eight nett points at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Race over two…
Using up to six of the RCYC’s fleet of 707s, the Keelboat Endeavour Trophy will be run in a British Keelboat League-style knock-out format
The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch (RCYC), and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have announced the launch of the Keelboat Endeavour Trophy writes Sue Pelling.  The aim of this new event, scheduled to take place on 22-23 September 2018, is…
Brush Up On Dinghy Racing Tactics & Strategy With The INSS
#INSS - The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School (INSS) will host the first of its three-date series on dinghy racing tactics and strategy on Tuesday 3 April. Multiple dinghy national champion and offshore helmsman Kenneth Rumball is holding this…
The Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championship was founded in 2008 by a group of passionate female sailors who wanted to compete against other women
The Women's Open Keelboat Championship will be returning to Hamble for its 10th anniversary edition in June 2018. This year the event, hosted once again by Hamble River Sailing Club, is being held on the weekend of 2-3rd June 2018.…
Racing at Howth Yacht Club’s Autumn League
#IrishSailing - The Irish Sailing Race Officials Conference for 2018, originally set for this past weekend, has been rescheduled for next month on Sunday 15 April. Irish Sailing made the decision on Friday (2 March) on account of the extreme…
Despite going to sea, the DBSC Spring Chicken Series was one of three sailing fixtures cancelled yesterday due to strong winds
Strong and bitterly cold north-westerly winds scotched racing in Dublin Bay and Kinsale yesterday. Winds gusting to 30–knots in snow showers. it was more than enough to put paid to the second race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series, the…
Sigma 33s racing at Poole Regatta
It is now confirmed that the International Paint Poole Regatta 2018 on the English south coast will be hosting a record number of championships. Five UK National Championships and two Southern Area Championships have been confirmed for the regatta so…
The five day event will consist of both inshore races, coastal races and a night race, all in Grand Suprise keelboats
UCD Sailing Team set off yesterday to compete in the Student Yachting World Cup, held near Marseille, France. Having qualified against stiff competition at the Student Yachting Nationals in April, the team will represent Ireland in the week to come.…
As well as tip-top racing techniques required in the Phil Morrison-designed RS200, winning or losing was also down to gaining the best tidal advantage
Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis today added another three wins to their already impressive haul of first places from yesterday in Essex to win the 2017 Endeavour Trophy series with a race to spare writes Sue Pelling. Going into today’s…
Versatile veterans. Shipman 28s are found in many ports, and they selected Howth as the venue for their 2017 championship. Closely leading the fleet off Ireland’s Eye is eventual overall winner Jo Slim (John Clarke, Royal St George YC) with the nearest challenge coming from Invader (Gerry Glynn, Dun Laoghaire MYC), which went on to place second overall.
The Shipman 28 is a classically-styled veteran of the Irish marine industry of the 1970s and 1980s, when she was built in considerable number in Limerick by Fastnet Marine writes W M Nixon. But there’s still plenty of life in…
Sam Laidlaw's Aguila was the deserving winner of the Quarter Ton Cup. Laidlaw is the form Quarter–Tonner and won most of this year's events
Mark Mansfield, the recently appointed UK Sailmakers Ireland Racing Consultant, reviews last week's Quarter Ton Cup in Cowes in which he sailed as tactician on Ireland's fourth placed Anchor Challenge skippered by Paul Gibbons This year's Coutts Quarter Ton Cup event was reduced…
RCYC 'At Home' winner Anchor Challenge is the only Irish Quarter Ton Cup in Cowes this week
Strong winds prevent play on opening day of Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2017. 23–boats are entered for the event with a single Irish boat in the line up of exquisitely prepared classic race boats – along with some of the world's…
Jean Mitton's Levana of the Royal St. George Yacht Club leads Chris Johnston's National Yacht Club entry Prospect in the Beneteau 31.7 Championships on Dublin Bay
Jean Mitton's Levana of the Royal St. George Yacht Club has won the cut-short Beneteau 31.7 National Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. See full results below. Mitton held the overnight lead after four races in the 13–boat fleet…
The MarkSetBot could be a fixture at your local yacht club in the near future
#MarkSetBot - A robot buoy could change forever the way yacht clubs mark their racing courses. That’s the promise of MarkSetBot, an invention by US sailor Kevin Morin which adapts two already existing technologies for a whole new purpose, as…
Racing at Howth Yacht Club’s Autumn League
#HYC - Entries are open for Howth Yacht Club’s 38th Autumn League, which runs for six weeks from Saturday 16 September. Combining quality keelboat racing with a lively après-sail social schedule, this year’s event will see the continuation of the…
RS400s competing at Blessington Sailing Club
Over RS Sailing 40 crews arrived at Blessington Sailing Club to the clubs usual very friendly hospitality to join the newly established local fleet of RS200’s writes Kevin Brazel. Download full results below. With a 1300 first gun on Saturday…

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