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Irish J24 Class Sailboat News & Regatta Results
Irish boats for one and two - the all-conquering Headcase (4247) hounds the Greystones boat Hard on Port on the way to her second victory of the day in the J24 Europeans in Howth
Cillian Dickson and the crew of the J24 Headcase raced in the 2022 J24 European Championships hosted by Howth Yacht Club. Here Dickson reflects on the incredible 2022 season for the class and for him and the crew aboard Headcase. 2022…
Kinsailors Under 25 crew honoured -   Front row, Dave O' Sullivan (mentor), Rachel Akerlind, Francesca Lewis and Matthias Hellstern KYC Commodore. (Back row) Lellie Collins, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Dorothy  Matthews, Mikey Carroll, Davy Carroll, Emer Heery and Rory Carroll
Kinsale Yacht Club honoured its Under 25 team and presented them with awards for their achievement to mark the success of the club’s project which, through the support of members, bought a J24, which they named Kinsailor and sailed successfully…
Kinsale Yacht Club Person of the Year, Dave O’Sullivan with KYC Commodore, Matthias Hellstern, KYC Vice Commodore, Tony Scannell, ISA President, John Twomey, as well as members of the Under 25’s Kinsailor project
In the time-honoured tradition at Kinsale in West Cork, the end of the season at Kinsale Yacht Club is marked by the Laying Up Dinner. This event allows members to come together to celebrate the season passed and look forward…
Finishing on a high – the Kinsailor bronze-winning crew at the conclusion of the J/24 Euros at Howth with Micheal O Suilleabhain on the right
Micheal O Suilleabhain may well be the name that goes into the records books. But he will be the first to point out that not only was it a team effort, in fact, it was an entire Kinsale Yacht Club…
The ICRA U25 crew of Kinsailor took third overall at the J24 European Championships in Howth
The ICRA U25 Support Programme is now in its fourth year and currently supporting eleven U25 squads in clubs all over the country. "The programme is showing just what is possible when the energy and enthusiasm of youth are given…
The new hotshots. The final one-race day of the J/24 Euros at Howth was so damp and grey that we all need a sunny image of the new Euro J24 Youth Champions and Open Division Bronze winner to cheer us up, and this is Kinsailor in a bright mood at her home port
The old salt who looked out at the weather this morning (Saturday) in Howth and remarked that in the west of Ireland this would be called “a high stool day” was echoing the feelings of most participants. But the J24…
Irish boats for one and two - the all-conquering Headcase (4247) hounds the Greystones boat Hard on Port on the way to her second victory of the day in today (Friday's) second race, in which Hard on Port held on to second
A distinct change in sailing conditions today (Friday) - from a sunny nor'easter to a grey sou'easter - seems to have suited the Irish contingent in the J/24 Euros very well indeed, with the afternoon ebb making for distinct delineations…
Keeping busy: A burst of glory for Brian Raftery’s Hung Jury from Sligo as she finds herself ahead of overall leader Jmania (GRE 5367) and the rising young stars in Kinsailor (IRL 4236) in the brisk three race programme for Thursday 1 September
“Regatta weather” has provided the perfect sunny racing conditions for Day 3 (Thursday 1 September) of the J24 Euros ’22 at Howth Yacht Club. But any notions of lolling around in leisurely style were soon dispelled by the determination of…
Despite distinctly crisp conditions, Jmania from Athens moved into the overall lead after today’s two races in the J/24 Euros at Howth
Racing continued today (Wednesday) in the J/24 Euros at Howth with a moderate-plus northeast breeze in which there was no doubting the north in northeast. In such relatively crisp conditions, you’d have expected the hardy souls from more rugged regions…
When you see a boat with a name like this, don’t believe it for a minute…..Admiral Vaughan with a good lead in the first J/24 Euros 2022 race at Howth
While Admirals are expected to lead, the accepted naval strategic thinking would have it that the leading is meant to be done from Staff Headquarters, either ashore or on some vast ship, rather than out on the water in a…
They're getting used to it - the successful Headcase J/24 squad of Cillian Dickson, Sam O'Byrne, Ryan Glynn, Louis Mulloy and Marcus Ryan with their latest winning trophy at Howth
With a fleet of 20 boats and crews drawn from 15 different clubs, including Seattle to the far west and Poole to the nearer southeast, the Irish J/24 Easterns over the weekend at Howth set the ball rolling towards the J/24…
The Kinsale U25 crew were: Mikey Carroll, Leslie Collins, Rachel Akerlind, Micheál Ó Suilleabháin, Jack O’Sullivan
Kinsale Yacht Club in West Cork is well pleased with its Under 25 development programme following the team's success at the J24 National Championships raced in Foynes YC, Co.Limerick. Named ‘Kinsailor’ when it was launched last year, the KYC yacht won the…
Tight racing for 18 J24s at the Shannon Estuary Irish J24 National Championships
Last weekend, the J24 National Championships took place at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary. 18 boats took part in the event drawn from all over the country. Thursday evening was very busy with boats being launched and some…
Horizon job......Headcase recording one of her six wins (out of eight races) in the
Irish J/24s have won seven out of the eight races in the weekend's UK Nationals at Plymouth, with the all-Ireland-crewed Headcase taking six bullets and the overall title to add to her recent success in toppingthe class in Kiel in…
The crew of Irish Champion J/24 Headcase after sweeping the board in Kiel Week are (left to right) Ryan Glynn (Ballyholme YC), Sam O'Byrne (Howth YC), Cillian Dickson (Howth YC & Lough Ree YC, Louis Mulloy (Mayo SC) & Marcus Ryan (Mayo SC)
Whatever excitements the Irish J/24 class may have been providing in home waters this past weekend, the current all-Ireland Champions (in every sense) with the not-inappropriately-named Headcase have succeeded brilliantly in keeping their heads above water and their noses in…
The J24 sinking at WIORA regatta on the Shannon Estuary at Kilrush. The three mark boats on the water were quickly on the scene to take the crew of the yacht on board the safety boat and quickly brought them ashore all in good spirits. Efforts was made to recover the boat but unfortunately, the boat later sank; all relevant authorities were informed, according to an event spokesperson
There has been a dramatic start to the WIORA Championships at Kilrush on the Shannon Estuary with one boat sinking and the second day of racing cancelled due to strong winds. This year has a bumper numbers of entries for the…

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