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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…
New Blackwater Dinghy Race, 'The Villierstown 250', Will Attract 25 Crews
#vbc250 – Villierstown Boating Club (VBC), set on an idyllic stretch of the Blackwater river, will play host to a brand new event called the Villierstown 250 on Sunday September 6th. The Villierstown 250 will be a sailboat race open…
The Water Wag Club-Season 128
#waterwag – On 22nd. July the Water Wags competed in Dun Laoghaire in the first 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 lovely warm evening…
Open Invitation For Irish Sailors To Join North Wales Events Next Month
#NorthWales - Following the very enjoyable Dun Laoghaire Regatta, the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club (Abersoch) and the PlasHeli Events Centre Pwllheli (Pwllhelli Sailing Club) are extending their own warm welcome to all Irish sailors to take part in two upcoming…
Town Cup Format Change Revives Interest In Burnham Week Regatta
#BurnhamWeek - The Dun Laoghaire Regatta isn't the only major sailing event that's shaking things up in 2015, as it's all change over at Burnham Week in the UK next month. Breaking with tradition and opening up the entry to…
Joker 2's Recent Run Of Form Is No Joke As J/109s Show Strong In Class 1
#Joker2 - John Maybury's Joker 2 has had an impressive run of form since June, with big wins in both the ICRA Nationals/Sovereign's Cup week and more recently in the J/109 Nationals at the Dun Laoghaire Regatta. The first of…
Cobh Pirate Makes Quarter Ton Debut in Cowes
After the high winds disappointment of day one, day two of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup produced four wonderful races in perfect Solent conditions. The day had opened with light airs and it took a three hour postponement before the…
Three Irish Quarter Tonners in Action in Cowes
#quarterton – Three Irish entries are among the line up for this week's Coutts Quarter Ton Cup at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, in Cowes. IRL 8164 Enigma R Stewart, (N Young & S Smith), IRL 3087 Anchor Challenge (Paul Gibbons) and the…
J109 Irish Championships For Dun Laoghaire Not Kinsale
#j109 – Perhaps the fact J109s race for IRC handicap honours as part of the ICRA national championships and separately for the class national championship title may have contributed to wires getting crossed at last weekend's Sovereign's Cup and ICRA Nationals…
38ft Classic Yacht Wins Round the Island Race
#rtir – The overwhelming majority of the 1,584-strong fleet has finished the 2015 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, after a day of racing in sparkling conditions. Giovanni Belgrano's 38ft classic yacht…
1800 Update – Yachts Still Racing in Round the Island Race
#rtir – Boats are continuing to cross the finish line in droves and the town is now buzzing with competitors enjoying a post race drink and live entertainment. All but a handful of back markers are now in the eastern…
Monohull 'Leopard' Races Round The Island But Doesn't Beat Its Own Record!
#rtir – Mike Slade's 100ft Leopard has taken line honours in the monohull fleet, finishing at 1140 in a time of 4hrs 40 mins 34 secs which is just under an hour outside their own record, while the next two…
Round The Island Race is On! And It Looks Perfect!
#rtir – Early indications are that the two biggest stories emerging from the serious racers will be among the smallest boats in the fleet. In the multihull fleet, the four GC32 foiling catamarans are blasting around the south side of the…
#ruffian23 – Diane skippered by Chris Helme of the host club was the winner of a 16–boat Ruffian 23 National Championhips at the Royal St. George Yacht Club at the weekend. Entries were largely Dublin Bay based but also included…
23 Water Wags Turn Out For 100th Anniversary Trophy Race
#waterwags – On 3rd June conditions were ideal for a Water Wag race within the full width of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, with a six–knot easterly breeze and warm Summer conditions. Unfortunately between the five minute gun and the start, the…

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