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Gerry Gilligan helming Jana in the LEYC Autumn J/24 Sunday series

Gerry Gilligan, RIP

9th December 2018 J24
Gerry Gilligan, who was very widely known and loved in Irish sailing has died. Gerry was an avid and accomplished GP14 dinghy and J/24 helmsman and sailor, and will be very much missed writes Michael Clarke. He was a good…
Lough Ree, Tralee Bay, Howth & Lough Erne To Host J/24 Championships In 2019
The J/24 Association of Ireland has announced the calendar for its regional and national championships in 2019. Lough Ree Yacht Club will host the class for its Westerns in the first big event of the year on the weekend of…
A surfing J/24 on Lough Erne, preparing to gybe on a wave face
Mark Usher of Greystones Sailing Club is Ireland’s new 2018 Northern J/24 Champion helming Jumpin Jive in a six-race championship on Lough Erne in boisterous very windy conditions on 29 & 30 September. This top crew counted three firsts and…
J24 National Champions - Maurice Johnson & Partners- Killian Dickson, Gareth Nolan, John Malone, Stefan Hyde, Graeme Grant
The J24 National Championships concluded at Foynes Yacht Club today in a light to moderate westerly breeze. OOD Derek Bothwell was able to start on schedule for the first time this weekend after hours spent waiting around for wind. Race…
J24s waiting for wind on the Shannon Estuary on day two of the National Championships
With no visible wind this morning OOD Derek Bothwell issued a two-hour postponement to the start of day two of the J24 National Championships at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary. A perfectly timed postponement for many competitors who…
A fabulous first day at the J24 Nationals started with swimming on the Shannon Estuary before the sea breeze filled in
Derek Bothwell, PRO, assisted by Ray McGibney of the host club at Foynes Yacht Club greeted the twenty boat J24 fleet on a beautiful sun filled morning with very little breeze. Being optimistic about a sea breeze filling in it…
Irish Sailing has given organisers the green light to create an under twenty-five National Title, the first of its kind for the J24s
The future is looking very bright indeed for the J24 Association of Ireland with seven under twenty-five age group teams from around the country taking part at the J24 National Championships next week from at the 8th to the 10th…
The J24 association have been targeting a number of areas to reach 30 boats for this year's national championships on the Shannon Estuary
The J24 Association has been growing its fleet steadily over the past few years and last year had an impressive 26 boats at the National Championships in Sligo. This year the J24 Association are keen to improve on that number…
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…
Fickle breeze was the theme of the opening day at the J24 World Championship in Mississauga
Howth Yacht Club's J24 under–25 team are in the top third of the 63–boats J24 World Championships in Ontario, Canada. Sailing the HYC J–boat Scandal, the only Irish sailing in the event are skippered by Lizzy McDowell with Ciaran White, Darragh White, Harry Conin…
Flor O'Driscoll who stood down as J24 Class President at the weekend
There were weekend tributes to J24 Class supremo Flor O'Driscoll who stood down as Class President to great acclaim and a standing ovation at Saturday evening's dinner not only for his service to the fleet but also his continuing success…
Close racing for the 16–boat J24 fleet at Foynes Yacht Club
The J24 Western Championship weekend was characterised by great racing, sailing conditions and fantastic hospitality in Foynes Yacht Club.The Championship - which saw boats from all around the island of Ireland take part - culminated in a great two final…
Close racing at the J24 Western Championships at Lough Erne Yacht Club
Day one of the Yachtsman Euromarine J24 West Coast Championships at Foynes Yacht Club dawned to overcast skies with a westerly force 8-10 knots of breeze writes Elaine O'Mahoney. Last minute tweaking on the pontoon was followed by a procession…
Looking east from the Foynes Yacht Club clubhouse, sixteen J/24’s have arrived to the club’s new pontoon
Eighty five sailors from around Ireland have gathered in Limerick with all province’s being represented at the two day Yachtsman Euromarine J/24 Western Championships. Looking east from the Foynes Yacht Club clubhouse the sixteen J/24’s gently move tied to the…
Foynes Yacht Club prepares to welcome the J24s
With five days to go to First Gun, Seventeen J24’s representing nine clubs have entered for the first of their regional events this year, the Yachtsman Euromarine J24 Western Championships being hosted by Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary…
2016 J/24 Southern Champions Kilcullen, presented with the Frank Heath Trophy by Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral John Roche. The Howth Yacht Club K25 crew are 'over age' this year so Kilcullen will be sailed under a new crew at this year's event
This year the J/24 Southern Championships will return to Cork Harbour for the third consecutive year with the added incentive to participate as the ‘Southerns’ will run in conjunction with the ICRA Nationals at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. This…

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