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Irish National 18 Class News & Regatta Results
Action at the leeward mark, Shark Eleven leads from Second Wife
The National 18s were out in force on the wide Blackwater estuary during the week of 15th to 20th July. Winds were in the south and were reinforced by sea breezes to a steady force 3 to 5. Add plenty…
National 18 418 Shark II, skippered by Charles Dwyer was the winner of the Dwyer Trophy for National 18s. Scroll down for Gallery of images
Charles Dwyer's 'Shark II' was the winner of the National 18s Dwyer Cup sailed from Royal Cork Yacht Club at the weekend. Racing on the Whitegate side of Cork Harbour, second overall in the relatively small fleet was Ewen Barry's GBNB.…
Five new rule changes are proposed at June's EGM of the National 18 class
An EGM has been requested by over 10 members of the National 18 dinghy class. Five proposed rule changes will be proposed at the EGM now scheduled to take place on Saturday, 2nd June at Baltimore Sailing Club as part of…
 The Morrison designed "Ultra" division was launched in 2015 following an ambitious modernisation program. The Ultra fleet is growing quickly with five new boats currently on order taking the 2018 UK and IRL fleet size to twenty six boats
The National 18ft Class scored big last weekend finally making the breakthrough everyone knew was possible with a new Morrison designed National 18 winning the Datchet leg of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series in the UK. This mixed dinghy…
RCYC General Manager Gavin Deane was also helming a National 18 dinghy in the end of season crews race at Crosshaven
Last Friday evening saw the last races of the National 18 season that consisted of two races in front of Royal Cork Yacht Club and with buoys at the rear of the RCYC marina for an unusual course configuration on the Owenabue…
Dom Long of the National 18s
As announced at the recent National 18 Championships, the Cork N18 class are hosting a big party in the Royal Cork Yacht Club on Saturday, 9th September in recognition of Dom Long's 35 years of service to the class. This…
N18 winners in Howth: Charles Dwyer, Nicholas O'Leary and Richie Harrington of Royal Cork Yacht Club with HYC Commodore Joe McPeake second from left
Six relatively light wind races completed at Howth Yacht Club gave Charles Dwyer and his crew Nin O'Leary and Richie the overall win of the inaugural six–boat National 18s Eastern Championships in Dwyer's new boat. A tie break behind them saw…
The National 18 will race In the Battle Of The Classes at Southampon Boat Show
After a successful Irish National Championships this month at Royal Cork Yacht Club, the National 18 Class Association is exhibiting the new Morrison designed National 18 (known as the Ultra) at the Southampton Boat Show from 16 to 25 September…
Flat–out – National 18 Racing in Cork Harbour
National 18 dinghy D’Good, D’Bad and D’Blaster sailed by Ewen Barry, Stanley Browne and Dion Barrett was the winner of the nine boat Ultra division of the Irish class championships at Royal Cork YC on six points after five races…
The new National 18 will be on display at the RYA Dinghy Show
At an Extraordinary General Meeting held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club on Saturday 27 February, the National 18 Class voted in a number of rule changes that modernise the mainsail for the new Morrison designed 18 and increase the…
The National 18 dinghy class will hold an extraordinary general meeting on Saturday, 27th February at Royal Cork Yacht Club to vote on three new proposals for the three man centreboarder. The first proposal seeks approval to allow Morrison division National 18’s to…
The Cork Harbour National 18s are inviting members of Howth Yacht Club to come sailing on the new National 18 in early November at  a demo weekend at the club. A new design has recently arrived in Cork and the…
National 18 Video of 'Cock O'the North' Regatta
#national18 – After a week of racing in varying conditions with wind from 5 to 25 knots and with eleven of the new Phil Morrison Ultra Design boats sailing Chris Bateman has published this youtube video of the Cock o'The…
National 18's Cock O'The North Prizegiving Photos Here!
#national18 – After a week of  National 18 racing in varying conditions with wind from 5 to 25 knots and with eleven of the new Phil Morrison Ultra Design boats sailing, some having been delivered only the previous week, it was…
National 18 'Cock O'The North' Photos Here from Crosshaven!
#nat18 – This week's National 18 Cock O' the North competition at Crosshaven from 26th or the 31st July is a special time for the dinghy Class as it brings together some very old friends and lots of new friendships whilst…
National 18s Celebrate Cock O'The North With Classics, Ultimates and Ultras in Royal Cork
#nat18 – This weekend's Cock O' the North regatta at Royal Cork in Crosshaven will have in the region of 35 National 18s racing across the three eras or the 76–year history, (Classics, Ultimates and Ultras. It is the first…

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