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A J/109 racing at the Royal Irish Yacht Club regatta at the weekend
The Irish J109 fleet has been boosted again this year by early season inshore and offshore Irish cruiser–racer success. This month, Royal Irish YC skipper John Maybury's J109 Joker II successfully defended her IRC One ICRA national title in a…
Dublin born pro-sailor Diviney on China One
Shane Diviney from Howth Yacht Club represents Irish sailing interests at the Extreme Sailing Series this weekend in Cardiff. The unique global professional racing circuit visits eight countries in ten months where seven international crews compete including the Dublin born…
The Water Wags starting 12 boat-lengths back along the line were able to start at speed
It was the Royal Irish Yacht Club Regatta. Unlike other classes the Water Wags compete in the regatta on Wednesday evening. At quarter to six, there was not a breath of wind on the harbour. Tom Hudson and his crew…
 Morgan Larson’s powerful crew on Oman Air are well-known to excel in big breeze
Only days after Oman's record breaking run in Wicklow brought a new Round Ireland Irish speed sailing time another Oman multihull crew othe other side of the Irish Sea turned the focus in Cardiff from tough test to tough team…
Anchor Challenge Sixth, No Wind for Final Race of Quarter Ton Cup
The competitors in the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2016 found themselves sitting right in the centre of a very slow moving low on their final day of racing off Cowes and were forced to watch as the wind went frustratingly…
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…

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