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Shannon One Designs at sail on the river from which they took their name
#SOD - The Shannon One Design Association (SODA) has announced its latest Long Distance Race for the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June. First raced in 1953, the Shannon One Design (SOD) competition is the longest inland dinghy…
Pat Kelly's J109 class RC35 winner, Storm. The Rush Sailing Club yacht from County Dublin was using an innovative symmetric spinnaker as opposed to the standard asymmetric typically used by the J109 class
North Dublin boats from Rush Sailing Club and Howth Yacht Club have won class titles at Scotland's biggest sailing event that concluded on Loch Fyne this evening. Pat Kelly's J109 Storm from Rush in North Dublin (who also sails at Howth)…
Silvers Marine Scottish Series racing yesterday at Tarbert
Four Irish boats are in the top six of the RC35 Class as the Scottish Series at Tarbert concludes today. Pat Kelly's J109 Stom from Rush Sailing Club is four points off the lead while Irish sisterships Chimaera (Andrew Craig) of…
The day's racing was spectacular with the most incredible splash of colour across Loch Fyne
Irish boats are to the fore at the Scottish Series with Dublin J109s Storm (Pat Kelly of Howth Yacht Club), Chimaera (Andrew Craig of Royal Irish Yacht Club) but none are quicker than Waterford Harbour Sailing Club's 'Fools Gold' owned by…
The racing format will focus on IRC racing for this year's Women’s Open Keelboat Championships
The Women's Open Keelboat Championship will be returning to Hamble for its 9th outing in 2017. This year the event, hosted once again by Hamble River Sailing Club, is being held on the weekend of 3-4th June 2017. The volunteer team…
Team Averda (GBR/Andrew Baker) are on 10.5 points after the third round of the Sailing Tour of Arabia
Northern Ireland sailors Andrew Baker and James Espey are fighting hard in the Sailing Arabia Tour onboard Team Averda but it is a veteran crew that saw off spirited attacks from rivals Team Al Mouj Muscat (OMA) and Team Zain…
Plastical classical…..Shipman 28s in Dublin Bay
It’s an interesting thought that some of the individual wooden classic boats which will be making a feature of their vintage origins in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary regatta from July 6th to 9th will actually be quite a…
The J Class in its full majesty
Just over one hundred years on from the advent of the Universal Rule, to which they were originally built, the J Class will this year get to race its first ever World Championship. The J Class Association has recently become…
The Melges 24 fleet at the 2016 World Championships in Miami won by Ireland's Conor Clarke and crew
Six months to go and fifty one teams from fourteen nations are already signed up to compete against Irish world champion Conor Clarke and his Embarr crew. The Royal Irish Yacht Club crew will race at the 2017 Melges 24…
Henri Lloyd has announced a three year partnership with the FAST40+ Class
Premium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand, Henri Lloyd has announced a three year partnership with the FAST40+ Class. As the Official Technical Clothing Partner to the FAST40+ Class, Henri Lloyd will be working alongside the class organisers and owners to…
ICRA Class One Champion Joker II (John Maybury) from Dublin Bay will defend her title in Cork Harbour next season
Next year's three big Irish sailing regattas have set out their stalls early. The race is on to attract entries for July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta but before that there will be a fortnight of action on the South Coast…
They won by 31 points with a crew of all the talents. Conor  Clarke’s lineup aboard the all-conquering Embarr included (left to  right) American 470 Olympic sailors Stuart McNay and David  Hughes, while the home crew were Aoife English, Maurice “Prof”  O’Connell (seated), and Conor Clarke. Photo Pierrick Contin    A runaway victory of 31 points clear in a fleet of 72 boats in the  International Melges 24 World Championship in Florida made  Conor Clarke of Dun Laoghaire’s Royal Irish YC the Afloat.ie  “Sailor of the Month” for November.
A runaway victory of 31 points clear in a fleet of 72 boats in the International Melges 24 World Championship in Florida made Conor Clarke of Dun Laoghaire’s Royal Irish YC the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” for November. With a crew of…
Ireland's Embarr on Brink of Melges World Championship Victory; Two Races Left To Sail
Trickier conditions with a light breeze from 040° that filled in only in the afternoon, forced the Race Committee to raise AP flag until 2.50pm, moment when the fleet was eventually given the preparatory signal and allowed to sail the…
Conor Clarke's Embarr IRL829 - 2016 Melges 24 World Championship - Miami - Day 3
Undisputed leader at the Melges 24 World Championships his week in Florida is Royal Irish Yacht Embarr IRL829 (2-1-2): the entry skippered by Conor Clarke. The good tactical calls, together with the amazing speed that the crew manages to reach…
Sailing with Royal Irish based Clarke is Aoife English, Maurice O'Connell and American Olympic 470 duo David Hughes and Stuart McNay
A series long lead held this week by Irish Melges 24 Embarr continues in Miami, Florida today at the 74–boat World Championships. Skipper Conor Clarke has an eight–point lead over Italy's Gian Luca Perego. Third after six races is New England…
The 2017 FAST40+ Circuit has been announced for the Solent
The FAST40+ Class have announced their plans for the 2017 Race Circuit with eight events starting in April and concluding in October 2017. The FAST40+ Class will once again contest the prestigious One Ton Cup an event in which Royal…

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