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RS Fest 2024 will occur over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of July under the watchful eye of principal race officer John Leech
The RS Fest is back for 2024 after a hugely successful weekend in Blessington last year; this time, the fleets are heading to Lough Derg Yacht Club. The core ethos remains the same of all RS Sailing to have family-orientated…
Thomas Chaix afloat in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in his RS Aero dinghy
The RS Aero 1066 is back afloat... She is one of the first generation, and she has plenty of fun to give to its third owner. After four sessions afloat (and finally a bit of hiking at the weekend frostbite…
Team Ireland at the 2023 RS Aero World Championships in Calasetta, Sardinia From left to right Noel Butler, Paul McMahon, John Phelan, Roy van Mannen, Daragh Sheridan & Sarah Dwyer
Following on from a busy 2023 the Irish RS Aero fleet are looking forward to an exciting 2024 both home and abroad. A full schedule of regional events took place this year at venues across the country. The highlight of…
The RS Neo dinghy will debut at the Dun Laoghaire Super Series. The Irish National Sailing Club has invested in the ‘baby Aero’ over the last few years and now boasts a fleet of four boats
The RS Super Series is open to all RS boats, and the Waszps is back in action this Saturday, with racing also extended to the RS Neo. The RS Aeros weren’t able to join the first weekend of the RS…
A whopping 17 RS400s were on the water at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
November is here, and although some would call it winter sailing, conjuring images of hats, gloves, rain and all-round miserable sailing conditions, the reality is that the weather this time of the year is perfect for sailing! And not only…
File image of ILCA dinghies racing in the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) is looking forward to the kick-off of this winter’s dinghy Frostbite Series sponsored by Viking Marine in Dun Laoghaire this Sunday afternoon (5 November), with the wind forecast to provide a challenging afternoon.…
UK RS Aero sailor Noah Rees competing at Howth's KODC Advisory-sponsored Eastern Championship
The Irish RS Aero fleet completed their 2023 Summer Season at the KODC Advisory-sponsored Eastern Championship held at Howth Yacht Club over the weekend. The sixteen competitors enjoyed classic Howth conditions with an Easterly breeze and waves providing challenging but…
DMYC Frostbites 2022/23 – Aeros, Fireballs, RS and PY dinghies in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The scheduled start of the DMYC-hosted Viking Marine-sponsored Frostbites for 2023/24 is just over a week away and yet, to date, there is a very modest entry of boats. Indeed, the numbers entered thus far would represent a poor turnout…
RS Aero - Four rig sizes enable youths, women and men to enjoy the ride
There is a bumper-packed calendar for the RS Aero class, the rapidly growing singlehanded dinghy class; the RS Aero is the most technically advanced boat in its sector, which explains why it’s the most exciting and best-selling modern single-hander. And…
Irish RS Aeros - the addition of the ‘6’ rig last year has bridged the gap often found in the boat as the 5 rig was deemed underwhelming for some sailors while the 7 rig was too powerful in the strong winter winds
The final Irish regional event of the year for the RS Aero class is coming up in Howth Yacht Club on the 28th and 29th of October! The Aeros in Ireland have been going from strength to strength over the…
Emmet O’Sullivan, sailing an RS Aero 7 in a Monkstown Bay Sailing Club July League Race
Strong winds in Cork Harbour forced the cancellation of Monkstown Bay Sailing Club’s annual ‘At Home Regatta’ on Saturday. The weekly Class 2 Friday racing had been cancelled the previous evening. Class 1 went ahead and was won by Emmet…
Noah Rees of Lymington Town SC (4295) leads Jack Miller from Felpham/Paignton SC (3926) into a leeward mark at the Bretzel Bakery Irish RS Aero National Champion hosted by the National Yacht Club
Howth Yacht Club's Paul McMahon is the 2023 Bretzel Bakery Irish RS Aero National Champion after a masterful display of sailing, winning the event with a race to spare - counting four firsts and a third at the National Yacht…
Light air racing for the RS Aeros at Swords Sailing and Boating Club at Broadmeadows, Malahide, in County Dublin
Commodore Paddy Wodhams welcomed some of the RS Aero fleet to Swords Sailing and Boating Club at Broadmeadows, Malahide, in County Dublin, for class coaching with Noel Butler (NYC) in advance of the class national championships. After a quickfire bow-to-stern…
Martin Roe of Galway City Sailing Club presents the RS Aero Western Championship trophy to Daragh Sheridan of Howth Yacht Club
The lightweight RS Aero made up the bigger fleet at the RS Westerns at Galway City Sailing Club at the weekend alongside double-hander RS200 and 400s. On Saturday, the wind gods delivered flat water and gusts of 28/29 knots. We launched,…
Roy Van Maanen (Aero 3822) looks to be ready for take off ahead of the Fireball of Adrian Lee (15017) – another post-2022 Worlds purchase and addition to the domestic fleet – in the final race of the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The last Sunday of the Frostbites, hosted by Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) and sponsored by Viking Marine at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, ended on a high with steady winds out of the north that allowed two races to be sailed…
RS Aeros on the water at the 2023 US Midwinters in Tampa, Florida
Dublin Bay Frostbites regulars Roy Van Maanen (Greystones SC) and Noel Butler (National YC) both finished second in their respective fleets at the RS Aero US Midwinters in Florida last weekend. Varied conditions tested sailors in all wind strengths in…