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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…
Moth dinghy builder Simon Maguire competing on Lake Garda at the RS Aero Cup
Two Irish dinghy sailors travelled to Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy for the RS AeroCup in late September. Thirty eight competitors from twelve countries raced in superb conditions of a steady 12-16 knots, enjoying this exciting new single hander design. As…
Embarr finished second overall at the US Melges Championships
Conor Clarke's Embarr has finished second overall at the Melges 24 US National Championships in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in a fleet of 47 boats. It is Clarke's second attempt at this event in the same location, last time he lost…
Start line action during the final stages of the event
Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis (Nacra 17) once again won the Endeavour Championship after some epic sailing hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch, thus successfully defending the title they lifted in 2015 writes Sue Pelling. This win means…
Pat Kelly's Storm was crowned J109 Champion at the  RIYC today. Scroll down for more photos below
After six races sailed and one discard, Rush Sailing Club's J109 Storm emerged winner of the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted J109 Irish National Championship 2016 on Dublin Bay today.  Pat Kelly's Storm held the overnight lead stayed and ahead in…
Stormin'– Pat Kelly leads the J109 Nationals at the Royal Irish YC
The blistering upwind pace of Rush Sailing Club entry Storm has given Pat Kelly a two point overnight lead of the J109 National Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Kelly was fourth in race one but followed this with…
A total of 27 invitees – a new record number – will include Nick Craig (DZero champion)
The organisers of the Endeavour Championship can confirm that Olympian Ben Saxton and Paralympian Niki Birrell will be competing as wild card entries in this year’s Endeavour Trophy to be held from 7-9 October 2016 on the River Crouch, Burnham-on-Crouch,…

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