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Jib and Tonic (Morgan Crowe) from the Royal Irish Yacht Club competing at Calves Week. The Dublin Bay boat is one of two Irish entries in next month's Round the Isle of Wight Race
Three Irish entries are among a flurry of international entries to sign up for the 50nm blast round the Isle of Wight next month. With less than three weeks to go until the start of Round the Island Race 2018…
IRL 3087 Anchor Challenge (Paul Gibbons) at a busy mark rounding at the Quarter Ton Cup in Cowes
Two Irish boats are in the top ten after the opening day of the 2018 Revival Quarter Ton Cup Regatta, being held off Cowes from 20 to 22 June, got off to a flying start with four cracking races in…
Team Storm celebrate in Tarbert. Paddy Kelly, David Kelly (Jnr), Lauren O’Hare, Pat Kelly, Alan Ruigrok, Cian Hickey, David Kelly, Paul Kelly, Patrick Boardman (missing from photo- Paul O’Hare & Ronan Kelly)'Team Storm' had one simple quote to sum up there Scottish Series victory, " we're not here to win, we're here to take over."
David Kelly and the crew of yacht Storm from Howth Yacht Club and Rush Sailing Club have won the coveted overall Clyde Cruising Club's Scottish Series Trophy. Having won their class the previous year to come back and do so…
The Kelly Family lead the RC35 fleet in Scotland
Irish boats are winning overall in two divisions and second in another as the final day of the Scottish Series sets sail today in Tarbert that incorporates the Scottish IRC Championships. In the tough RC35 class, Dublin family-based J109s are…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
Pat O’Neill of OctupussE claimed the trophy and the E-Boat National title
#E-Boat - Pat O’Neill sailed OctupussE consistently to a deserved victory in the E-Boat National Championships held on the second weekend of June, writes Findlay MacDonald. The championships were hosted at the Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club following a super…
Round The Island Race Record Set by Multihull MOD70 Concise 10, Beating Phaedo3 By One Minute
It was an absolutely flying start from the MOD70 Concise 10. Yesterday evening nobody thought that the course record set by another MOD70, Phaedo3, last year would fall. But their fast time to the Needles and rapid progress down the…

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