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(Top) The essence of summer sailing for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, which also celebrated the Bicentenary of the Harbour. The classic restored Dublin Bay 24 Periwinkle (Chris Craig and David Espey) and the likewise restored 1897-vintage 37ft Myfanwy (Rob Mason) racing neck and neck towards the in-harbour finish. Photo: David O’Brien/Afloat.ie (Above) Another side of 2017’s sailing. 2016 All-Ireland Champion Helm Alex Barry of Monkstown Bay SC revelling in brisk conditions at the Royal Cork’s successful Dinghyfest 2017. Event organizer Nin O’Leary had put in such good work beforehand that he was able to take a day out to go to England and win the huge-fleet Round the Island Race. Photo: Robert Bateman
W M Nixon
While sailing is now a year-round interest, and for many a year-round activity too, the notion of a traditional season is natural for anyone who lives in Ireland. Admittedly, there are times when we seem to be experiencing the four…
Ross Harvey crosses the line to victory at the NYC
Moth
Visiting UK foiling sailor Ross Harvey continued his winning ways at the 2017 Irish Moth National Championships, hosted by National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin at the weekend. As Afloat.ie reported earlier, Harvey had built an early lead in…
Foiling Moths competing for Irish honours on Dublin Bay
Moth
After five races sailed at the Moth National Championships at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire this weekend, UK visitor Ross Harvey leads the host club's own Rory Fitzpatrick for overall honours but only by a single point. So far the…
David Kenefick managed to get the mast back on board the Class 40 boat before heading into Weymouth
Fastnet
Royal Cork David Kenefick's Fastnet Race ambitions lie in ruins this evening after a dismasting on his class 40 entry.  It's a disappointing outcome because Kenefick was in the mix in the top five of the ultra competitive Class 40…
Royal Cork's David Kenefick had the top Irish result at the Moth World Championships in Italy
Moth
A fine turnout of Irish Moth sailors were rewared yesterday with three gold fleet finishes at the high–calibre 220–boat Moth World Championshis on Lake Garda, Italy. Royal Cork's David Kenefick was top Irish with a 31st in the Gold fleet…
Maybe about a tenth at most of the total 220-strong fleet in the current International Moth Worlds on Lake Garda are seen going well here while the good conditions last
Moth
The fleet in the International Moth Worlds 2017 at Lake Garda have finally boiled down to “only” 220 boats after some early estimates reckoned they should be expecting between 240 and 250 writes W M Nixon. But as it is,…
Come fly with me. Annalise Murphy about to board the Dublin-Verona flight. Even the under-carriage hatch-cover is on-message
Annalise Murphy
It’s not every day you get to fly on a jetliner named in your honour writes W M Nixon. But then, not everyone has won Ireland a Silver Medal in the Olympics. Even at that, today’s busy flight schedules are…
Kenefick in full flight in his new Moth dinghy at Lake Garda
Moth
With the Moth World Championships fast approaching with 240 boats expected in Lake Garda, there's been plenty of foiling practise going on at the Italian lake this week.  The championships has attracted several Irish boats, including national champion Rory Fitzpatrick…
Alex Barry and Richard Leonard were RS400 winners at RCYC Dinghy Fest
Royal Cork YC
Alex Barry and Richard Leonard successfully defended their RS400 Southern Championship crown this afternoon at Royal Cork Yacht Club. The dinghy duo were just one of many winners at the second edition of the multi–dinghy championships in Cork Harbour that…
Alex Barry – the ISA's All Ireland Sailing Champion will defend his RS 400 Southern Championship crown this weekend
Royal Cork YC
Cork Harbour's own Alex Barry will be out to retain his southern title in the RS400 class as part of Royal Cork's Dinghyfest that starts tomorrow. It's one of a number of championships being staged as part of the Crosshaven…
John Chambers with the new one design Waszp dinghy
Moth
National Yacht Club Member John Chambers is the Waszp foiling boat agent for Ireland. Chambers, a pioneering Irish Moth sailor at the Dun Laoghaire club is to organise demo and clinic days for  NYC members. The Waszp project was conceived in…
Foiling Optimist dinghy takes to the air in Sweden
Optimist
Not content with hydrofoiling Moths, Laser dinghies or Mini Transat keelboats, the flying craze hits junior sailing with the news that Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden have figured out how to foil an Optimist dinghy. Seldén has provided the blocks taking Opti…
Oympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy was crowned Sailor of the Year at the RDS last week. The 26–year–old Dubliner goes in search of the Women's World Moth title in July
Moth
Afloat.ie's Sailor of the Year, Annalise Murphy, the 2016 Laser Radial Olympic Silver Medallist and 2014 Women's Moth World Champion, leads the charge in the growing women's fleet of this year's Moth World Championships scheduled for Malcesine, Italy. Murphy's Rio…
English sailor Rob Greenhalgh repeated his win at the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta
Moth
Moth Sailor Rory Fitzpatrick from Dun Laoghaire enjoyed a great end fo a great season in his foiling dinghy when he placed tenth overall at the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta in Bermuda last week. The National Yacht Club sailor…
Annalise at speed in Bermuda
Moth
Annalise Murphy picked up another well deserved reward at the weekend when she shared the REHAB Sportsperson of the Year Award at the weekend. The Dun Laoghaire Olympic Silver medalist couldn't be there in person to pick her award at…
Flying Fifteens expect a good turnout following the success of last week’s East Coast Championships and the high numbers racing during the summer
Flying Fifteen
This coming weekend the Mitsubishi Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series starts and are being hosted by the National Yacht Club for the next six weeks. Local FF fleet captain Joe Coughlan is hoping for a good turnout following the success of…

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