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White Sails Fleet To Do Battle Again on Dublin Bay
#whitesails – "No spinnaker" does not mean "No competition". In the cases of the White Sail Classes in Dublin Bay and elsewhere there is certainly no lack of competition with large fleets out on the racetrack throughout the summer months.…
Five Wins for Ballyholme Multihull F18 Pair on Belfast Lough
#multihull – Competitors from all the cat clubs came to Ballyholme Yacht Club last weekend to have some great racing over short course format with multiple starts. Saturday dawned with little and fickle winds but when the SW building breeze settled…
Scottish Series Success for Waterford Harbour A35 Yacht 'Fools Gold'
#scottishseries – On form Waterford Harbour Yacht, 'Fools Gold' skippered by Rob McConnell, is toasting Scottish Series success in Tarbert tonight after taking overall victory in IRC class two and the overall Scottish Series title for best performance. The McConnell…
Irish A35 & J109 Yachts Lead Scottish Series
#scottishseries – Waterford and Dublin Bay yachts top the leaderboard of class two at Scotland's premier sailing regatta, the Silvers Marine sponsored– Scottish Series at Tarbert, as the annual event enters its final round this afternoon. Rob McConnell's A35 Fools…
21 Water Wags Contest Buckingham Cup in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#waterwags – The Water Wag fleet was back to full strength for the first of three handicap races for the Buckingham Cup (div. 1A+1B) and the Wigham Trophy (div. 2) on 18 May. The fleet who had travelled to France…
Water Wags Compete for Newsom Memorial Trophy, Hilpotsteiner Trophy & Phyllis Cup
#waterwag – After two weeks when the wind in Dun Laoghaire was two strong, the Water Wags competed on 14th. May in their first race series. The sun shone, there was 8 knots of wind from the east north east,…
Cullaun Sailing Club Preps For Regatta, Busy Summer Season
#Cullaun - The next big event on the Cullaun Sailing Club calendar is the Spring Regatta next weekend on Sunday 10 May. That will see Wayfarers, GP14s, RS200s, Enterprises, Lasers and more racing, with visitors and club boats competing fiercely…
Water Wags – The World's Oldest Dinghy Class – Celebrate 129th Season
#On the training evening of Wednesday 22nd April, the weather was bright, the temperature was warm, and Class Captain, David MacFarlane organised an evening of coaching. The plan was to swap crews around so that the less experience helmsmen could…
Flying Phantom Catamaran 'Shows The Future of Sailing' – Red Bull
Proponents say the Flying Phantom catamaran is quite arguably the future of sailing. It's a two-person vessel powered by the wind and a unique hydrofoil design. The hydrofoil lifts the vessel above water as it cuts through heavy ocean conditions,…
Dun Laoghaire's Rumball is Sixth At Spi Ouest Regatta, France
#spiouest – Dun Laoghaire's Kenny Rumball finished sixth overall at Spi Ouest regatta in western France yesterday. Rumball, who runs the Irish National Sailing School, was racing the Class 7.50 yacht, Cool Runnings with international yachtsman, Jochem Visser onboard. The…
Women's Open Keelboat Championship Returns In 2015
#Racing - The UK Women's Open Keelboat Championship returns in 2015 after a year off, as The Daily Sail reports. The event is again title-sponsored by Irish boat shoe specialists Dubarry – and that Irish connection continues in the form…
Big PY Dinghy Fleet on a Chilly Day for DMYC Frostbite
#pyfleet – The PY fleet turned out in good numbers for yesterday's DMYC frostbite series and despite the weather had a great day's racing after all writes Hugh Sheehy. Cold water temperatures and winds gusting from 10 knots to 28…
Irish Sailors Arabian Tour De Force: Foxall First, Kenefick Second In Sailing Arabia Leg One
#SailingArabia – After 21 hours of racing, Ireland's top offshore sailor Damian Foxall on EFG Bank (Oman) has won the opening leg of the Tour of Arabia. Second was Royal Cork's David Kenefck as a driver/trimmer on Team Avera.  The wind increased to…
Three Peaks Yacht Race Entries Must Have IRC Handicap Cert
The Barmouth to Fort William Three Peaks Yacht Race combines yachting, mountain running and cycling into one of the greatest adventure challenges in British sport and will take place this year from June 27th. In 2011, in the biggest and…
Irish Melges Has Fantastic Finish at Key West Race Week
#keywestraceweek – Irish skipper Conor Clarke competed in Key West for the first time and came away with an impressive victory in Melges 24 class yesterday, winning eight of 11 races and beating the second place boat by 23 points.…
Clarke Takes Commanding Key West Lead on Irish Melges 24, Embarr
#keywestraceweek – It's basically a battle for second place in the Melges 24 class as Irish skipper Conor Clarke and his crew aboard Embarr have built a commanding 18-point lead. However, the runner-up position is very much up for grabs with…

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