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On the water, Fireball sailors were put under pressure in an intense series of bear aways, hoists, reaches, runs, drops and round-ups and beats
Fireballs enjoyed champagne sailing in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday for a pre-season coaching session with Ger Owens, thanks to the support of Irish Sailing. Ger's wry and funny delivery once again reduced the most complex of questions to the key…
This year the Laser 4.7 team will compete in the class World Championships in Gdynia, Poland
Three of the five youth sailors named by Irish Sailing for its 2018 Laser 4.7 team are from the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.  Royal St. George's Alana Coakley, Charlie Cullen (also National Yacht Club) and…
In one of his first roles as RIYC Commodore, Joe Costello presented the overall prizes for the 2018 RS Feva East Coast Championships to overall winners Tim Norwood (Helmsman) left and Finn Cleary (Crew)
Counting four first places Tim Norwood and Finn Cleary of the host club won the six race 2018 RS Feva East Coast Championships by a clear margin of eight nett points at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Race over two…
National Yacht Club Meeting For New Members Next Friday
#NYC - The National Yacht Cub will host a meeting for new and prospective members next Friday 27 April from 8pm in the main dining room. The evening will be an opportunity to learn about the club’s various activities, meet…
Flying Fifteen duo Ian Matthews and Keith Poole (left) competing on Dublin Bay
Sailors at the Dublin Bay Flying Fifteen pre–season reception at the National Yacht Club this evening will be briefed of the 2018 season on the Bay but will also hear news of the qualification rules for the world championships on…
In total, there was 35 boats entered and 70 sailors for the event at County Antrim Yacht Club
The 2018 RS season of 2018 kicked off over the weekend of 7/8 April with County Antrim Yacht Club (CAYC) hosting the Northern Championships for RS400s/200s/Fevas. In total there was 35 boats entered and 70 sailors for the event from…
Irish Boys Youth Laser Radial Champion Jack Fahy survived a black flag in Pwllheli to book his Youth Worlds place this Summer
The single–handed winners of the Easter domestic Laser trials held on Dublin Bay as part of the youth pathway championships are set to take their place at the Youth Sailing Worlds in the USA after making the required international standard.…
Hugh Gill Senior and Junior competing in the GP14 Challenge at Swords
The forecast for the GP14 O'Tiarnaigh Challenge 2018 was moderate to fresh breeze for the Saturday and strong breeze and up to 30 knots of gusts for the Sunday. OD Peter Smyth at the Saturday morning briefing made the decision…
In the build up to the Flying Fifteen World Championships on Dublin Bay in 2019, the DBSC class has a racing fleet of 29 boats
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has saluted its largest one design keelboat and dinghy fleets on the eve of the 2018 season.  Boat entries everywhere are a perennial problem for organisers but that's not the case for either the Water Wag or…
The new championships logo
The National Yacht Club has launched a website and is ramping up preparations for its staging of the 2019  Flying Fifteen World Championships at Dun Laoghaire. As Afloat.ie previously reported here, the 2019 Championships will run from 2nd -13th September on…
J24 prizes were presented by HYC Commodore Joe McPeake (second from right) and J24 President Brian McDowell (right) to Gold Fleet Winners, Hard on Port
As Afloat.ie previewed here, the first event of the 2018 J24 season took place this weekend with the J24 Eastern Championships at Howth Yacht Club. Pre–weekend forecasts looked ominous for any racing at all with less than 5kts forecast all…
The RS Quest with students onboard at the INSS at Dun Laoghaire
The new RS Quest family and training dinghy has made its Dun Laoghaire debut, thanks to its new RS Irish agents based at the east coast port. RS agent Kenneth Rumball of the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School was appointed last month…
Royal Cork's Chris Bateman (157561) works the right hand side of the course in the final race of the Laser Radial division of the Volvo Youth Sailing Nationals on Dublin Bay. Royal Cork sailors performed well at the event, scroll down for more.
The answer was written in the weekend's weather forecast: whoever could master the vagaries of Dublin Bay's light winds could count on victory at this year's Irish Sailing Youth National Championships at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. After three days of racing,…
Topper dinghies reach a weather mark in the first day of racing for the class at the Irish Sailing Youth Pathway National Championships
After a fickle day three of the Volvo Youth National Sailing Championships, dinghy class leaders clung to the top of their respective scoresheets but only just. Organisers were also breathing a sigh of relief after completing the minimum race requirements…
The Great Granite Pond as this weekend’s youth sailing venue. If we see Dun Laoghaire Harbour as a natural feature of Dublin Bay, rather than as some enormous artificial construct from which income should be extracted through every possible source, then its continued existence as a National Heritage site and relatively uncommercialised recreational amenity for the general good might make more sense
With 190 sailors from 25 clubs nationwide, the first ever Northern Ireland–hosted Youth Pathway Nationals 2017 at Ballyholme last year had a debut which was little short of sensational. The momentum has been maintained into 2018 for a real talent-spotting…
Royal St. George Laser Sailor Sean Craig receives a Craftinsure voucher from Rod Daniel
Following the recent announcement that Craftinsure is now an official insurance partner and sponsor of the Irish Laser Association, Craftinsure's Rod Daniel presented some prizes at the CH Marine Munster Laser Championships in Baltimore over the Easter weekend. This first…

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