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Norbert 'Nobby' Reilly submitted his letter of resignation to ICRA on Thursday 18 January
ICRA
#ICRA - Norbert 'Nobby' Reilly has resigned from the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) over disagreements with its direction in the last 12 months. In his resignation letter submitted yesterday (Thursday 18 January), the Howth Yacht Club stalwart and former…
Annalise has played an ambassador role for sailing since her win. Here she is back sailing on Dublin Bay after her medal win
Annalise Murphy
With every great win comes a ripple effect. Annalise Murphy’s silver medal in sailing at the Rio Olympics in 2016 was good news for the country, for sport, and the sailing community in general. But how has the bounce been…
Laser sharp – Ewan McMahon from Howth Yacht Club competing in last year's Youth Pathway event at Ballyholme Yacht Club
Youth Sailing
After last year's successful Belfast Lough inaugural staging of the Irish Sailing Youth Pathway National Championships, the regatta stays on the east coast in 2018 with the Irish Sailing announcement today that the event will take place from 5th–8th of…
The Adventures of Rogue Trader with sailors Claire McCluskey and Nick Russel telling us about their journey to buying, restoring and registering a 56ft wooden ketch and then venture off sailing west in the ARC in the Autumn and returning the following year.
Cruising
The third Irish Sailing Cruising Conference 2018 returns to Dublin on 17 February 2018, at the Clayton Hotel in Leopardstown, just off the M50 in South County Dublin. The conference is a popular event on the sailing calendar for cruising…
Irish Sailing Publishes 2018 & 2019 Tide Times
ISA
#Tides - Irish Sailing has published the latest tide times for 2018 and 2019 for mariners in Dublin Bay (North Wall), Galway, Belfast and Cork Harbour (Cobh). All times and related tidal variations (adjusted for Irish Summer Time) are estimates…
How To Go Sailing For The Leaving Cert
ISA
#Sailing - With sailing being included as Physical Education is added to the Leaving Certificate next September, Irish Sailing is encouraging parents to urge their schools to apply for the first phase of the new curriculum. Participating schools have three…
New Symposium to Increase Participation in Sailing
ISA
A one day symposium will be held by Irish Sailing in January to seek ways in which sailing clubs could all collectively support each other, in collaboration with Irish Sailing, to increase participation in the Sport.  Facilitated ‘by volunteer club members,…
Irish Sailing CEO Harry Hermon has appealed to clubs to 'seek quotes from local suppliers and help to support the Irish Marine industry'
ISA
Irish Sailing is encouraging yacht and boat clubs who won over €1.1m in Sports Capital grants in November to try to spend the money in Ireland. In the interests of 'supporting the Irish Boating industry', Irish Sailing has appealed to…
Ireland's Conor Quinn scored 11th in race two at the Youth World Sailing Championships in Sanya
Youth Sailing
Today was the first day of competition for 374 of the world's best youth sailors, from 60 nations, racing across nine classes on Chinese waters at the World Youth Sailing Championshps in which Ireland is contesting three classes and hoping…
Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club Benefits From 2017 Sports Capital Grants
Sailing Clubs
#SailingGrants - Among the 30 Irish sailing clubs to benefit in the latest round of Sports Capital Grants is Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, which was awarded €136,000 to increase equality of access with a new wet room and a…
Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club will receive €142,375 to increase women and teenagers participation in sailing
ISA
Irish sailing clubs are among 1,700 sports clubs nationwide receiving €56m in the latest round of sports capital grants, it was confirmed this morning. (Download the full list of grants awarded below).  30 sailing clubs throughout the country will share…
A new Greek boating tax could mean a cost of €16 per month for a 7 – 8 metre boat
ISA
Increased taxes on leisure boating are becoming more of a reality in European waters, according to Irish Sailing and the European Boating Association (EBA) that list two new taxes for 2018. In Greece, for example, a tax on boating has…
An Independent Report will be published in December
ISA
Irish Sailing now says that the independent external investigation into the Optimist Squad incident in Dun Laoghaire that was initially due for publication in mid-November will now be published in December. Irish Sailing President Jack Roy says he expects that…
2017 All Ireland Champion Fionn Lyden (left) with Irish Sailing President Jack Roy and crew Liam Manning at Mullingar SC on Lough Owel this evening
ISA
As we head into the winter I’m not just looking back on a very active calendar of sailing, but also looking forward to our winter schedule writes Irish Sailing President Jack Roy. I’ve travelled around the country extensively these last…
An umpire (in RIB, left) observes a start line at the Elmo Cup Team Racing Competition in Dun Laoghaire
Team Racing
The Irish Team Racing Association (ITRA) has been one of the first organisations to congratulate two new IRL International Judges appointed at the recent World Sailing Conference in Mexico. Both successful candidates have close links with team racing. Cxema Pico is a…
“A man who really enjoyed his sailing” – the late Paddy Kirwan at the helm of his Club Shamrock Boomerang, which he owned and campaigned for 19 years. Photo courtesy Ann Kirwan
ISA

Paddy Kirwan 1929-2017

14th November 2017
Officially he was Captain Patrick Kirwan, a retired Senior Pilot with Aer Lingus. But for his many friends and shipmates in sailing at home and abroad, he was always Paddy Kirwan, whose death at the age of 88 has taken…
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