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Dragon Slayers – Wife of Class captain David Williams, Hilary, presents the prizes to winners John Simms (centre) and Martin Byrne. Not pictured is third crew man Adam Winkelmann
The Dragon East Coast Championship concluded yesterday with one race in a light shifting breeze. Jaguar Sailing Team, skippered by Martin Byrne, retained their overall lead to win the event with a second in the final race. Serafina won the race to…
Jaguar has taken the lead at the Royal St. George Dragon East Coasts Championships
Racing was very competitive at the Dragon East Coast Championships on Saturday amongst the 11–Dragons racing on Dublin Bay in a decreasing NE breeze which allowed for many place changes in two races sailed in less than 12 knots. Download results…
After five miles of racing, this is the conclusion of race two of the Dragon East Coast Championships, with probably only six boat-lengths separating the first three boats
Kinsale Yacht Club’s “Little Fella” lead the Dragon Fleet after day 1 with two races of the Dragon East Coast Championships completed at the Royal St. George Yacht Club. The Cameron Good crew lead the 11-boat fleet with a score…
Dragon crew Jaguar skippered by Martin Byrne are in action off Dun Laoghaire this weekend
The Dublin Bay Dragon Fleet host their East Coast Championships at the Royal St George Yacht Club this weekend. 15 entries are expected from the Dragon Fleets in Dun Laoghaire, Kinsale, Glandore and Abersoch in Wales in the first Championship…
Royal St. George at the Millennium Bowl: Ben Cooke, Jennifer Andreasson, John O'Connor, Owen Laverty, Martin Byrne, Stephanie Bourke, Paul Maguire, Neil Hegarty, Clare Hogan, Peter Bowring, Charlie Bolger and Ailbe Millerick
This biennial tri-club team racing event championed by the late Harry Maguire for many years was run over the weekend in the Gareloch, Scotland and hosted by the Royal Northern and Clyde YC. The holders Royal St George YC travelled…
Glandore Dragons in action
#Dragon - Dragon class veteran Don Street is calling for Dragon associations the world over to find old or disused vessels for restoration and encourage younger sailors to keep the class going forward. As Scuttlebutt Europe reports, Street’s plans would…
Gordon Ingate’s Robert Clark-designed classic Caprice of Huon slicing through Cowes Roads to win the Britannia Cup in Cowes Week 1965, when she also won the New York Yacht Club Cup, and the RORC Channel Race overall.
When Ireland’s senior Dragon sailor Don Street (87) of Glandore bids us to pay attention, we always do, as Don’s experience in many areas of sailing is unrivalled writes W M Nixon. But when Don suggests we all sit up…
The Royal St George YC team include former winning helms, Martin Byrne pictured above at the helm of his Dragon, Jaguar.
The RStGYC team retained the Cannonball Trophy for another year but only because there was no final result this weekend on the Solent. Racing was blown out on Saturday because of 25+knot winds all day. This was followed by literally…
Dragons racing was cancelled in Kinsale Yacht Club
The second day of racing at the Dragon South Coast Championships has been cancelled at Kinsale Yacht Club following two one hour postponements this morning writes Bob Bateman. Race Officer Alan Crosbie went out in a RIB to inspect the…
Cameron Good, Henry Kingston and Simon Furney lead on home waters. Scroll down for photo gallery below
After four races at the 2017 Dragon South Coast Championship, locals Cameron Good, Henry Kingston and Simon Furney have the overall lead from Royal St. George's David Williams and Peter Bowring writes Bob Bateman. See results and photo gallery below. The Dublin…
Etchells racing on the Solent
Another top result for Royal Cork's Mark Mansfield in the Etchells Class this week as he took a podium in Cowes Week, racing as tactician,with Robert Drake. Counting three race wins in the 7 race series they finished with a…
Mark Mansfield (left) onboard J109 Joker II, the Dun Laoghaire Yacht of the Week winner
Cork sailor Mark Mansfield has just finished the Tattinger Regatta on the Isle of Wight as tactician on John Smart's J109 Jukebox where the team won the J109 Class and the overall regatta with straight wins. Mansfield, a distinguished Olympic…
Martin Byrne's Jaguar team were winners of the UK Dragon South Coasts and fifth overall in the Edinburgh Cup
Martin Byrne's Jaguar Sailing Team were fifth in the final race of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup in Cowes today. Together with a first place scored yesterday this lifted the sole Irish entry to fifth place overall. 'Given that our target…
The serious helmsman. Jack Roy and his daughter Jill racing their Squib class Kanaloa, no 130. One of the oldest boats racing in the Dublin Bay class, they worked together to restore her from a near-derelict condition
The role of President of what is now Irish Sailing is central to our activities afloat. The diverse boating community that the President both serves and represents is affected by the variable socio–economic circumstances in which our sport - in…
A race win for Dublin Bay's Martin Byrne puts him in seventh overall with one race left to sail today at the Edinburgh Cup in Cowes
The penultimate day of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup 2017, produced one truly extraordinary race which shook the leader board up and leaves four boats in close contention going into the final race. Ireland's Martin Byrne from the Royal St. George…
Martin Byrne (IRL 201) competing on day two of the Edinburgh Cup in Cowes
What a difference a day makes! After the opening day's torrential rain and strong winds, day two of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup 2017, hosted by the Island Sailing Club, Cowes, produced light airs, brightening skies and a complete reversal of…

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