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Cobh Pirate had a spinnaker malfunction during windy weather during yesterday's Coutts Quarter Ton Cup on the Western Solent
Louise Morton and Bullit retain their lead at the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup in Cowes by 1.5 points with Oscar Strugstad at the helm of Blackfun moving up into second and Aquila with Sam Laidlaw on the helm in third…
Wan Waterman's X37 Saxon Sonata will compete in the Round the Island Race on July 2
There will be at least eight Irish registered yachts in a fleet of up to 1,599 when Britain's annual Round the Island Race, a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight in just over two weeks time. The spectacle event,…
IRL1392 Cobh Pirate among the 26-boat Quarter Ton Cup fleet in breezy conditions in Cowes yesterday
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Anchor Challenge counted a tenth and two fifth places after the first day of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup in Cowes to be sixth overall in the 26–boat fleet yesterday. The Paul Gibbons skippered Farr–type design…
The team included the following Irish lady sailors - Laura Dillon (helm), Karena Knaggs, Katie Dwyer, Ali Clarke, Trisha Daly, Jennifer Toettcher and Audrey Adamson. We were sailing on Louise Makin and Chris Jones’s J/111, Journeymaker II. In addition to the Irish ladies, the team included the owner and navigator, Louise Makin, Julia Salt, Susie Moore and Andrea Miz.
Last weekend (4/5 June), a team of Irish ladies won the Dubarry UK Women's Open Keelboat Championships 2016. The team included the following Irish lady sailors - Laura Dillon (helm), Karena Knaggs, Katie Dwyer, Ali Clarke, Trisha Daly, Jennifer Toettcher…
This year celebrates the 70th anniversary of the IDRA14 class
June bank holiday weekend now features a joyous experience every year – driving down the main street in Warrenpoint, boat jangling on trailer behind, to emerge to the glorious panoramic vista of Carlingford Lough. A few miles further along the…
Dara O’Malley (second left) and his crew in on their Hunter 707 Seaword after yesterday’s overall victory in the Silvers Marine Scottish Series at Tarbert
The overall winner of the Silvers Marine Scottish Series 2016 at Tarbert on Loch Fyne has been confirmed as Dara O’Malley (40), who hailed originally from Westport in County Mayo, but has carved out an increasingly successful sailing career on…
The National Yacht Club's John and Brian Hall sailing Something Else won IRC Class 2 in an incredibly tight class
Irish boats took a class win and a second in class at this year's Silvers Marine Scottish Series that ended yesterday. The National Yacht Club's John and Brian Hall won IRC Class 2 in an incredibly tight class across the whole weekend. It…
Chinese Gybe on a Farr 40
Watch what happens when a gust hits this Farr 40 and the spinnker sheet is eased. 'All hell breaks loose' says crewman (and videographer) Morgan Miller.  When the wind is fresh and the boat is loaded, keeping the kite over…
Round the Island race – organisers say a new dawn is breaking for the Round the Island Race from 2017 with the appointment of commercial developers to the race
The Island Sailing Club (ISC) in Cowes, organisers of the prestigious annual Round the Island Race off the Isle of Wight, has appointed Catalyst Consultants to act as its commercial partnerships agency. It's a move that provides an insight into…
Each of the 40 Water Wags is allocated a starting handicap
24 Water Wags turned up on Wednesday 17th May for the first handicap race of the year. It is the first of three races for the Buckingham Cup for Division 1. Division 2 complete for the Wigham Trophy. When we…
Water Wag Eva II (33) leads Good Hope (18) in Wednesday's third and final race of the first mini-series at Dun Laoghaire
On Wednesday 11th May the Water Wags competed for the third and final race of the first mini-series. The air temperature was reasonably warm and the wind was light, about 6 knots. There was a 200mm high lop in the…
Michael and Jenny Donohoe in Water Wag No.12, Alfa, Paul and Anne Smith in Swallow No.40, and William and Linda Prentice in Tortoise No.42 approaching the start line.
With the air temperature in the afternoon of 4 degrees, it was looking like mid-winter. However, this did not deter twelve Water Wags from braving it on Wednesday evening in Dun Laoghaire Harbour writes Vincent Delany. The breeze was about…
There are only only two words for the Australian outback – vast and dry. So when some freak rain suddenly provided Poondulanna Lake, you can be quite sure some nutters will want to travel hundreds of miles just to sail on it, in a place where everything is on such a scale that the curvature of the earth is much in evidence.
Anyone who believes that they grasp the nature of Australia clearly hasn’t really been thinking about the place at all writes W M Nixon. Living on our damp little green island in the ocean, where we think it’s heroic to…
Action from last year's Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championships on the Solent at Hamble River Sailing Club
Dubarry of Ireland will be returning for the fifth year as title sponsor of the Women’s Open Keelboat Championships.The Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championships is an all-female keelboat regatta taking place in the Solent on 4-5 June 2016 and the…
Miami Viper – The O'Leary crew of Robert, Anthony and Tom Durcan counted six top ten results in the eight race Bacardi Sailing Week series on Biscayne Bay
Cork Harbour's Anthony and Robert O'Leary and Tom Durcan have finished in the top eight of the competitive Viper 640 Bacardi Sailing Week fleet. The overall result brings a successful conclusion to a week of racing in Miami, Florida where the…
Anthony O'Leary skipper of Irish Viper 640 Antix with UK Champion Lawrence Crispin at the Coral Reef Yacht Club. Crispin pipped the Crosshaven skipper for the win in last week's  EFG Winter Cup Regatta at the same venue
Anthony O'Leary, Robert O'Leary and Tom Durcan were narrowly pipped for an overall win in the Viper 640 EFG Winter Cup Regatta in Miami at the weekend. The Royal Cork trio sailing 'Antix' finished second overall where there were two…

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