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calypso leads in race 3 of the International 12 Footer & Dublin Bay Sailing Club 12 Footer Irish Championship
With so much interest in single handed Olympic sailing, it is appropriate that the 12–footers had their Irish championships a week after Annalise’s success in Rio at the Royal St. George Yacht Club. The 12–footers were used for the Olympic…
Artemis Challenge skippers Steve Thomas and Lloyd Thornburg at the Royal Yacht Squadron. Thornburg will receive Round Ireland recordhonours at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire tonight
Round Ireland speed sailing record breaker Phaedo3 skipper Lloyd Thornburg, who will be at the National Yacht Club tonight to celebrate that circumnavigation, picked up another prize yesterday when the American took line honours in the tenth edition of the Artemis…
Nigel Biggs sailing C&C 30 Checkmate on Dublin Bay during last year's VDLR Regatta
Royal Irish Yacht Club one design skipper Nigel Biggs was sailing his C&C 30 Checkmate at the North American Championships araced as part of NYYC Race Week at Newport. The crew finished sixth out of nine. Results are here.
Current and double World 505 Title holder, US sailor Mike Holt, will be chasing 3 in a row
The International 505 Class Association has selected the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) to host the 2016 SAP 505 World Championships and Classic Championships running from the 27th July – 5th August. Attracting some of the best dinghy…
The mighty MOD70 Phaedo 3 on a mission - which she achieved big time - in today's J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
This year's J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island will go down in history as a windy edition of the event. Having shattered the multihull race record in the MOD70 trimaran Phaedo 3, in a time of 2 hours 23…
Oldest boat in the 2016 RTI Race, Thalia that has 19th century links to Royal Cork Yacht Club
The oldest boat competing in this year's Race is almost certain to be Thalia (Sail #11). Built in 1888, she was one of the last yachts by George Wanhill of Poole who was boatbuilding from the 1850s onwards. In the…
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…

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