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In San Francisco, after 7 races spread out over 4 days time, including the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge the evening before, Friday broke with the promise superb conditions to wrap up this 2015 edition of the International 18' Regatta hosted…
The Water Wag fleet had one overriding objective for 2015, to achieve a race turnout of more than 25 Water Wags in a Wednesday evening club race writes Vincent Delany. It must be at least 20 years ago that the 25 boat…
DMYC Cancels September Series Over Poor Participation
#Racing - The Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) has cancelled its September Series for 2015 due to poor particpation, with only two boats entering the series. In a statement, the club said: "We cannot in good conscience offer racing…
International 12 Foot Dinghy Irish Championship
The International 12 Foot championships took place in Dun Laoghaire on 30th August under the burgee of the Royal St. George Yacht Club. It is a number of years since a Class Championship was held in Ireland, but since the class…
Water Wags Compete for Sri Lanka Tankard During Heritage Week
On 29th. July the Water Wags competed in Dun Laoghaire in the second of three races for The Sri Lanka Tankard (div.1A) and Sri Lanka Mug (div.1B) and the Meldon Cup (div.2). It was a cool evening with a strong…
Leinster Wins Sailability Ireland President's Cup At Royal Irish Yacht Club
#sailability – Leinster were the winners of the Sailability Ireland President's Cup Event hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club last weekend. More than 40 sailors, representing all four Provinces, raced a series of six races over the two days…
Cullen's Checkmate Is Half Ton Classics Cup Champion 2015 With Race to Spare
#halfton – After five days, ten races, multiple parties and some amazingly close yacht racing, the 1985 Humphreys MG HS30 Checkmate XV, helmed by Ireland's David Cullen and crewed by Mark Pettitt, John Murphy, James Hynes, Andy George, Aidan Beggan…
'Moosmie' Beats 'Pansy' in 128th Water Wag Club Season Race
#waterwag – On 19th August the Water Wags competed in Dun Laoghaire in the second of three races to commemorate the Wags who died in 1915. 24 boats took part. The wind was about 10 knots from the west. The…
Penalty for Checkmate in Coastal Race, Howth Yacht Still Leads Half Ton Cup
#halfton – The Long Inshore race of the Half Ton Classics Cup 2015 in Nieuwpoort proved to be a light airs affair requiring huge concentration and mental stamina of helms, tacticians and trimmers alike. With a 23 mile course which…
Howth Half–Tonner Checkmate Consolidates In Belgium
#halfton –The sun finally shone on the Half Ton Classics Cup fleet on the third day of the regatta, which also brought more moderate wind and sea conditions. The crews enjoyed a fabulous day of classic champagne sailing to complete…
Howth Yacht Club's Checkmate XV Continues Lead At Half Ton Classics Cup
#hyc – Howth Yacht Club's Checkmate XV skippered by Dave Cullen continues to lead after the second day of the Half Ton Classics Cup fleet in Nieuwpoort. Another HYC boat, Jonny Swann's Harmony, is fifth overall. The regatta faced strong…
Howth Yacht Club's Checkmate Leads Half–Tonners At Classics Cup in Belgium
#halfton – Dave Cullen's Howth crew has taken the immediate advantage on day one of the 23 strong Half Ton Classics Cup 2015 on the North Sea. The regatta got underway in big confused seas with a practise race followed by the…
Lough Ree Yacht Club Shannon One Design Crew Do 'The Double'
#sods – 32 Shannon One Designs competed for the Challenge Cup at Lough Derg Annual Regatta in Dromineer that finished today. Lough Ree Yacht Club's David Dixon, with crew Anna and Lola-Anne Leech (SOD 73) completed the double having won the…
Old Friends & New Gather For Half Ton Classics Cup
This weekend the Classic Half Tonners are converging on Nieuwpoort in Belgium for the 8th edition of the Half Ton Classics Cup, which is being organised in association with the Koninklijke Yacht Club Nieuwpoort (KYCN) and the Bruxelles Royal Yacht…
Top Irish Boats Will Be Stars At IRC Welsh National Championships
#ircwales – Plas Heli in North Wales hosts the IRC Welsh National Championships from 21st to 23rd August with competitors entered from all corners of the Irish Sea catchment area including Irish stars Jump Juice from Royal Cork Yacht Club…
Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary Dominated By Antix & Carina
#rys – Visiting boats have dominated the Royal Yacht Squadron's historic Bicentenary Regatta in the Solent this past week writes W M Nixon. In a series which was has experienced all four season and almost every level of wind strength…

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