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5o5 sailor Jacqui O’Brien was elected Commodore of dinghy sailing-oriented Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour at its weekend AGM
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club members elected Jacqui O’Brien as Commodore at their annual meeting on Sunday. Richie Harrington was appointed Vice Commodore and Alan Fehily Rear Commodore. Sandy O’Brien is Hon. Secretary and Kieran O’Leary Hon.Treasurer. Committee members are: Ewen…
Philanthropist Wendy Schmidt made history at the Barcolana 54 in Trieste, Italy, becoming the first woman and the first American to win the world’s largest sailing race
In honour of her victory as the first woman and first American to win the world’s largest sailing race, the Barcolana 54, philanthropist Wendy Schmidt announced today she will support the educational outreach and conservation activities of the Marine Biodiversity…
Pauline Courtois and the Match in Pink crew - Overall winners of the 2022 Women's World Match Racing Tour
Pauline Courtois and her Match in Pink match racing team from France have successfully defended their world title, winning the 2022 Barfoot & Thompson World Women’s Match Racing Championships in Auckland, New Zealand. The team were also crowned champions of…
That was then……Julius Price’s classic late Victorian portrayal of a female helm adorned the walls of the snooker room in many traditional yacht clubs. Courtesy RUYC
Anyone with a basic knowledge of the development of sailing in Ireland – particularly from 1890 onwards – will be aware that women sailors played an active role afloat in this country’s sailing boat sport for a long time. For…
British skipper Pip Hare is competing in her first Route du Rhum-Destination
Approaching her first Route du Rhum Pip Hare is taking a necessarily cautious approach, especially for the first 24-36 hours. The British skipper lit up the last Vendée Globe with her effervescent joie-de-vie during her first adventures in the Southern…
The #shecando2021 campaign work continues to inspire women’s participation in sport and adventure activities
Irish ocean rower Dr Karen Weekes is appealing to young women who are planning an adventure in the next year to seek support from her campaign. Weekes, who is the first Irish woman to row solo across any ocean, is…
Racing in the 2022 EUROSAF Women’s European Match Racing Championship in Corfu, Greece
Pauline Courtois and her ‘Match in Pink’ Normandie team from France have won the 2022 EUROSAF Women’s European Match Racing Championship in Corfu, Greece. The event is stage 3 of the 2022 Women’s World Match Racing Tour. Courtois and team…
Finishing the day with 16 of 22 flights completed, just three teams completed their qualifying matches at the Women's European Match Racing Championships in Corfu
A storm front over the Mediterranean island of Corfu presented challenging conditions today for the 12 teams competing in the 2022 EUROSAF Women’s European Championship, stage 3 of the Women’s World Match Racing Tour. Fickle winds between 2-12knots and a…
1614 boats took part in the 54th Barcolana Race OFF Trieste
American entrepreneur and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt and her Deep Blue have won the 54th edition of the Barcolana which was held in Trieste, Italy at the weekend on a perfect sunny day, with the Bora and gusts of wind up…
Busy times – Pam Lee in a multi-sail challenge on Kismet’s bowsprit
Multi-talented offshore sailor Pamela Lee of Greystones has been at the heart of it in the annual late season Classics racing on the French Riviera, crewing on Richard Matthews’ 1898-vintage 48ft William Fife-designed-and-built cutter Kismet in a notably successful programme…
County Kerry marine biologist Lucy Hunt
There is no greater community to understand the changes in the oceans and what needs to be done to protect them than sailors. From those like myself, a leisure sailor, to fishermen, to marine scientists, to the professional seafarers, greater…
Women at the helm competitors
Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Instructor Ciara Moore joined colleagues onboard the RS21 for the recent Irish Sailing Women At Helm Regatta. The team was led by Irish National Marine Services RS Sailing Rep Heather Wright and sailed on…
The late Ida Kiernan - her trailblazing in sailing started long before the Millennium year. She is pictured above at the 2017 National Yacht Club Commodore's Dinner
Ida Kiernan's election as Commodore of the National Yacht Club on the 25 March 2000 marked a firm shattering of the glass ceiling that limited the role of women in sailing. Only in the late 1970s were women admitted to…
Laura Dillon is one of Ireland's most accomplished sailors in many disciplines
Laura Dillon of Howth is one of Ireland's most accomplished sailors under so many headings that it seems almost superfluous to point out that during August, she was at the sharp and of success in both Cowes Week and at…
Aoife Hopkins and Laura Dillon after their success at the National YC
In a weekend in which Eve McMahon of Howth added a major Silver Medal to her year's store of internationally-achieved significant metalware, you'd think that was enough to be going on with. But the formidable female skippers of the peninsula…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour-based Viking Marine supported current and former staff members Antonia and Mary in their weekend entry in the National Yacht Club's Women At The Helm regatta on the J97, Windjammer. The Windjammer crew competed in the Cruiser 1…

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