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Cork's Jamie McWilliam Toasts Success in Hong Kong's Around the Island Race
Etchells
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Jamie McWilliam has won Hong Kong's Around the Island Race. It was a day of varied conditions for the 2017 Turkish Airlines Around the Island Race with everything from 2 to 28kts of easterly breeze being…
Chris Doorly (left) with class captain John O'Sullivan (centre) and Alan Green
Flying Fifteen
The Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series supported by Mitsubishi came to a conclusion at the National Yacht Club weekend with four races in a light west –nw wind and a strong outgoing tide. The new format introduced two weeks ago with…
New Zealand boat builder Matthew Mason has developed a clip-on bow and a new rig for the Optimist dinghy which can be handled by two lighter kids or one heavier kid
Optimist
A development of the single-handed Optimist dinghy has appeared in New Zealand that converts the boat into a two-handed, planing junior dinghy with a bow! When his young son asked why Optimists didn’t have a pointy bow like other boats, Matthew…
“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
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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…
Big breeze for the Toppers at Royal Cork. Scroll down for photo gallery
Topper
Royal Cork's annual Topper and Laser dinghy Frostbite League commenced on November 9 in chilly but bright conditions with fifty five dinghies competing. After seven races sailed, Joe O'Sullivan leads the Topper 4.2 fleet, Jonathan O'Shaughnessy leads a 23–boat 5.3 fleet. Conor Horgan…
Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy in VOR mode. If she is to participate in the principal Olympic Qualifier for Tokyo 2020 in Denmark next season it will mean switching from VOR 65 back to her Laser Radial
Tokyo 2020
The racing format for Annalise Murphy's bid for an Olympic Gold medal has been settled at last week's World Sailing Conference in Mexico. It will almost certainly see Ireland's Olympic Slver Medalist from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire break from…
Winter Training Dates For Irish Mirror Class
Mirror
#Mirror - Winter training for the Mirror will once again be based in Lough Ree Yacht Club, the Irish class has announced. The central location, weather conditions that are usually forgiving enough to permit winter sailing, and the offer of…
420 pair Geoff-Power and James-McCann
420
Whilst 420 dinghy training continues at various venues around the country through the winter the first 420 sailing event of 2018 will be the annual Open Spring training in Schull, County Cork. The Schull training takes place from Monday the…
12 Flying Fifteens are ccontesting the NYC Frostbites on Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
The Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series supported by Mitsubishi recommenced after the Bank Holiday break with a new format designed to thrill and shake up the overall series, it didn’t disappoint! Dubbed Super Saturday there were six back to back races…
Six Championship dates for the Laser class have been released for 2018. The Irish Laser Master Nationals will be held at the Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire next May
Laser
The Irish Laser calendar has been confirmed for 2018 as follows:  Munster Championships 31st March/1st April - Baltimore Sailing Club, Cork Ulster Championships 28th/29th April- Ballyholme Yacht Club Irish Laser Master Nationals 19th/20th May - Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun…
The simplest way to make sure you are in the running for a place at the World Laser Master Championships is to get on the ranking ladder
Laser
The Irish Laser Association has recently finalised the 2018 Laser racing calendar. Two events in the calendar (Munsters and Ulsters) stand out as they represent the final chance for Irish sailors to get some ranking points for the Master Worlds…
The Squib fleet racing at Lough Derg
Squib
The annual pilgrimage of the Squib Class to the Whiskey Still Pub Lough Derg Yacht Club in the picturesque village of Dromineer on Lough Derg was somewhat interrupted/disrupted this year by the passage of Storm Brian during the weekend of…
Laser, Optimist. Pico and RS dinghies enjoy some great breeze for summer club racing at Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Cork YC
As the debate rumbles on as to how we can engage more young people in the sport of sailing, the Royal Cork Yacht Club has witnessed 'tremendous growth' in junior dinghy sailing activity across every level over the last eighteen…
SB20s have been added to the ticket for the INSC Super Series in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this winter
INSS
The Irish National Sailing Club Super Series is expanding this year and as well as racing for RS200/400s, the Dun Laoghaire Harbour based winter series will also include racing for SB20 sportsboats. With a 10am first gun, the aim is…
Rio Laser Radial Gold Medalist Marit Boumeester from Holland is in the running for female world sailor of the year that is open to public vote
World Sailing
In just one week (7 November), some of the biggest names in sailing will be celebrated in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the inaugural World Sailing Awards evening. The World Sailing Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the world's leading sailors…
420 sailors gathered at the National Yacht Club for October's Autumn training weekend
420
The Open 420 Training weekend hosted by the National Yacht Club over the weekend provided the sailors with the maximum range of sailing conditions possible for 420 sailing, from 3-30 knots. Saturday started with winds of 15–knots and gusts up…

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