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Irish National 18 Class News & Regatta Results
National 18s racing in Cork Harbour
Royal Cork Yacht Club's National 18 class continues to grow at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour and thanks to existing class members ordering three new boats, three used boats are on the market. With a 12+ fleet sailing every Wednesday night…
Ger Owens and Ross Killian were winners of the 2021 All Ireland Sailing Championships at RCYC. Scroll down for photo gallery
2004 Athens 470 Olympic partnership Ger Owens and Ross Killian teamed up again to win the 2021 All Ireland Sailing Championships in convincing style at Royal Cork Yacht Club this afternoon.  After three wins put Owens, representing the GP14 class,…
Ger Owens (left) sailing with Ross Killian (centre) took three wins in their flight at the All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for photo gallery
Six sailors from a fleet of sixteen have secured their places in tomorrow's All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club and there have been some surprises on those filling the repechage ranks now looking for two remaining places…
A 90kg wireman is the optimum weight for this weekend's National 18-based All Ireland Sailing Championships
BYOW - Bring your own wireman, that's the call for this weekend's All Ireland sailing championships that puts a premium on a 90kg trapeze crew in the National 18s for what looks likely to be a breezy edition of the…
National 18 dinghies will be used in the 2021 All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
50mph winds forecast for Saturday morning's first gun may yet cause problems for the 2021 All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven this weekend.  Sixteen invitees from the fleets of cruisers, one-design keelboats and IRC cruisers…
The classic National 18 Fingal 226 under sail - the boat is to undergo an upgrade of equipment
Roger Bannon is undertaking a major upgrade of Fingal 226's equipment and he will also redo her lovely finishes in a bid to allow as many people as possible to sail this classic National 18, a 'thoroughbred maritime greyhound' In…
National 18 Class Captain Charles Dwyer (left) presents Bob Bateman with the Michael Sullivan Trophy for his exceptional support of the dinghy class
The National 18 class has shown its appreciation to Cork Harbour-based photographer Bob Bateman for his 'outstanding support' of the dinghy class at its end of season meeting. Bateman, who is assisted by Mary Malone on many of his waterborne…
Last's night's National 18 River Race was held in very light winds prompting the shortening of the race from three to just one round
Tom Crosbie was the winner of last night's annual river race for the National 18 class at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour. Using a mark laid inside the marina the race is sometimes used as a crews race.…
Four-time National 18 championships winner - Ewan Barry (with trophy) and crew Dion Barrett (left) and Stan Brown pictured with class captain Charles Dwyer (right)
Ewan Barry, Dion Barrett and Stan Brown won the National 18 Irish dinghy Championships for a fourth time at Royal Cork Yacht Club on Sunday after a two-day CH Marine sponsored championship at Crosshaven. Despite efforts to run the entire event…
National 18s prepare to start a race. Scroll down for photo gallery
After August's tightly fought Lowflo Trophy contest, the National 18 dinghy fleet based at Royal Cork Yacht Club was back on the water in September and racing outside Cork Harbour in a two-day competition for National Honours sponsored by CH Marine. …
The Rankin dinghies will begin the racing on Saturday with their commemorative event for the Rankin Brothers Cup at the Cobh People's Regatta in Cork Harbour
There is a hectic weekend ahead in Cork Harbour with four events scheduled. Cobh People's Regatta, the 1720 National Championships, the SB20 Southerns and the National 18's Lowflo Trophy are to be sailed. Cobh People's Regatta will be held at…
In a new championship setup which reflects the pared-back post-pandemic situation as sailing re-finds itself in 2021, the two Tony Castro-designed Sportsboats – the 1720 of 1994 vintage and the newer SB20 – will be sharing course arrangements for championships…
George Kingston (helming), Kieran O'Connell on wire and Andrew Lane in the RCYC National 18 league
Royal Cork's National 18 dinghy League had a seven boat turnout for Wednesday's race in Cork Harbour. The three-man dinghy fleet returned to the racecourse at Royal Cork on June 10th for the first racing league of 2021 and have…
National 18s returned to the race course at Royal Cork on Wednesday for the first racing league of the 2021 season
The National 18 dinghy class has been "training" for the last three weeks but last night marked an official return to racing at Royal Cork Yacht Club with the lifting of COVID-restrictions. Colin Barry officiated as Race Officer over three…
National 18 Shark Eleven (Charles Dwyer, Harry Pritchard, John Coakley) at last September’s N18 Irish Nationals in Cork Harbour
The National 18’s 2021 season was launched at the Royal Cork Yacht Club class’s AGM last week. Sailing is scheduled to start on 27 March with the PY 1000 All In Dinghy Race, followed by the first Wednesday evening league…
National 18s racing in their last race of the season at the Royal Cork Marina. Scroll down for photo gallery
Nick Walsh's Fifty Shades was the first to finish the National 18s River Race held last night at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour. The Owenabue race marked the final race of the season for the dinghy class and…
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At A Glance – National 18 Dinghy Specifications

The new National 18 ‘Ultra’ Specifications

Designer Phil Morrison
LOA 5.49m
Beam 2.36m
Hull Weight 160kg
Sailing Weight <200kg
Crew Weight No Limit
Main & Jib 22.5 m2
Kite 21.0 m2
PY 910
Construction Vinylester Foam Sandwich

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