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Biodegradable Bow Stickers For Greener Racing
The scourge of bow stickers stuffing rubbish bins and polluting waters the world over could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new biodegradable variant. reports on the new stickers from race boat supplier PROtect Tapes,…
Stuart Walker at the 2012 Vintage Yachting Games
American dinghy racing legend Stuart Walker has passed away at the age of 95. Dr Walker was a paediatric specialist by day, but outside the hospital was a key figure in Annapolis, Maryland’s sailing scene — co-founding in the mid…
Graeme Grant, a well-known sailing coach and boat builder started his sand yachting at Bettystown with the IPKSA in 2016 and competed in the European Championships held in Bettystown 2017
Ireland's Graeme Grant has taken third in the Standart sandyacht class at the land sailing world championships in Northern Germany. Grant representing Ireland in his first Landsailing World Championships claimed a very tight third place with 13 points separated on…
Justin Slattery (fourth from right) lifts the One Ton Cup in Cowes
Cork's Volvo Ocean Race Winner and super crew Justin Slattery was aboard Niklas Zennstrom's Rán when they won the One Ton Cup at the weekend. At a ceremony held at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Cowes Clubhouse. RORC Racing Manager,…
A victorious 'An Seabhac' crew with the Gortmore Bell
The Iniscealtra Sailing Club annual Gortmore Bell race from Mountshannon on Lough Derg took place on Saturday 7th September. The wind was 10 to 15 knots from the South generally all day moving South West later in the race, which…
Irish J109 champions Storm are heading to Cardigan Bay
Entries are still invited for the IRC Welsh National Championships in Pwllheli from 17th-19th August 2018, just a few days after the ICRA Nationals in Galway. This flagship event is being hosted by Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy…
The International Monotype land yacht Class “Standart” pictured on Bettystown Beach, Co. Meath during the 52nd European Sandyacht Championship held there in Sept 2017
The Federation Internationale de Sand et Land Yachting (FISLY) that is lead by Irish President Alan Watson has been granted Observer status by the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF). Founded in 1962, FISLY becomes the 10th International Federation (IF)…
Mark Lees is the new J/70  UK national champion
Boats equipped with the d10 digital tactical instrument from Irish start-up Racegeek finished first and tenth at the UK J/70 National Championships at the weekend. The winning team fitted the d10 to their new boat the day before the National…
Close quarter racing around the Needles
In what will probably be regarded as one of the most challenging on record, the 87th edition of the Round the Island Race was won overall by High Potential with the top Irish result from the four boats competing coming…
Start cannons at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes
There may be little wind on the racecourse for the 1,200 or so teams contesting Island Sailing Club’s annual 50nm race around the Isle of Wight, but there is certainly no shortage of competitive spirit. Racing is close throughout the…
RIYC yacht Quest will be competing in the Round the Island Race on the Solent. Pictured at the recent Quarter Ton Cup is Barry Cunningham steering, co-owner Johnny Skerritt at the stern, Maurice O'Connell on mainsheet/ tactics, then trimmer Alan Crosbie and bowman Eddie O'Rahilly hiking
With the Round Ireland Race over, the focus for the winning boat Baraka GP plus four Irish boats is now on this weekend's Round the Island Race on the Solent and attention has turned to the weather forecast and, in particular,…
The RC44 fleet lines up for the start of practice racing off Marstrand
Two Irish sailors are among the top level crews set for another classic four days of hot one-design racing in the RC44 class at Marstrand. West Cork sailor Revelin Minihane and Irish pitman Simon Johnson are in the heart of the…
The Magic Touch crew from Ireland were second overall and raised money for charity in the process
After a slow, light airs start to the 2018 Three Peaks Yacht Race, Irish boat Magic Touch, a Beneteau First 34.7 racing as 'Team Digital Built Consultants' crewed by Steve Hayes (owner), John White, Mal Moir and runners Ian Alcock…
RCYC's Paul Gibbons is up to sixth in Anchor Challenge at the Quarter Ton Cup
A third scored in today's race eight of the Quarter Ton Cup moves Paul Gibbons's Anchor Challenge within six points of the top five overall. The Royal Cork yacht is the top Irish boat in the 23-boat fleet, two places ahead…
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…

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