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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,…
2019 J/70 Corinthian World Champions - Soak Racing (IRL) Marshall King (second from left), Ian Wilson, Andrew Shorrock, Adam Brushett
Greystones helmsman Marshall King from County Wicklow but who lives in the UK has won the J/70 Corinthian World Championship in dramatic style on Soak Racing yesterday. In the last race, Soak Racing was four places ahead of Doug Struth…
Wilson & King’s Soak Racing (55) hidden behind Rán (30) in racing at Riyal Torbay yesterday
Marshall King and Ian Wilson’s Soak Racing was the new leader in the Corinthian class after posting 2-34-9 yesterday (Wednesday 4 September) in the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championship, writes Louay Habib. The Greystones-linked pair’s performance saw Doug Struth…
Action from Day 1 of the J/70 Worlds at Royal Torbay yesterday
Marshall King from Greystones and Ian Wilson’s Soak Racing followed up their Corinthian UK National title win at Royal Torbay last week with a strong start in the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championship at the same venue, writes Louay…
Wicklow's Marshall King is in action at the J/70 UK National Championship kicks off this UK Bank Holiday weekend
The J/70 UK National Championship kicks off this UK Bank Holiday weekend hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club where an Irish entry is a major contender writes Louay Habib. The event precedes the Darwin Escapes 2019 World Championship (29…
Mixed cruisers come to the line for the start of the Mullaghmore Cruisers Regatta
Mullaghmore Sailing Club's Cruiser Regatta had visitors from Sligo Yacht Club and Killybegs Sailing Club and further afield for six races over three days held under IRC and ECHO. First up under the direction of Dublin Bay Race Officer Brian Mathews…
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…

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