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Irish RS Feva, RS400 & RS200 Dinghy Sailing & Regatta Results
Last year's RS Elite Irish Championship at Royal North of Ireland YC
Belfast Lough will be awash with boats over the weekend of 24th and 25th June when the RS Elite Irish Championship coincides with an RC35 open event. Both fixtures will be hosted by Royal Ulster Yacht Club in Bangor on…
Peter Kennedy (right) from Strangford Lough Sailing Club and Stevie Kane from RNIYC who picked up the Frostie Series Trophy for the second year in a row
A week out, the dogs on the streets could have told us that the weather was not looking good for the last day of racing, and true enough, with a base rate of 18 knots gusting 33 knots and a…
Racing at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club's RS400 
Winter Series on Belfast Lough
After last week's last-minute cancellation of Royal North's RS400 Winter Series due to the fierce chop caused by a low tide and a strong easterly on Belfast Lough, the forecast for this week looked much more appetising, with most models…
Ballyholme's Ben Martin (1179) prepares to overhaul Steven Nelson of Newtownards SC on a downwind leg of the RS400 Winter Series sailors at RNIYC
After last week’s crash and burn single race, this week, the RS400 Winter Series sailors at RNIYC on Belfast Lough were met by a more manageable 14-20 kts from the southwest, but about 10 degrees colder. Bob Hastings had done a…
Andrew Vaughan and Callum Dalzell of RNIYC were second in a breezy fourth race of the RS400 Frostie series on Belfast Lough
Peter Kennedy and Stevie Kane were first in the single heavy weather race of the RS400 Frostbite Series at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on Belfast Lough last Sunday.  Out of the thirteen boats that raced, there were…
The RS400 Winter series kicked off for the 15th year from Belfast Lough’s Royal North of Ireland YC.
The RS400 Winter series kicked off for the 15th year on Sunday 6th, November out of Belfast Lough’s Royal North of Ireland YC. For this very popular series, many people come to compete from all over NI, sometimes fly-in from…
RS Elites go downwind at the Royal Yacht Squadron's Brewin Dolphin  International Grand Prix 2022
The RS Elite Association has announced the RS Elite Open Tour will include Ireland's biggest regatta at Dun Laoghaire in July. Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta has proved popular with RS Elite, particularly since the UK National Championship was held there…
This year's Royal North of Ireland RS400 Winter Series 2022 represents the fifteenth year of the popular Belfast Lough sailing event
This year's Royal North of Ireland RS400 Winter Series 2022 represents the fifteenth year of the popular Belfast Lough sailing event. It will kick off on Sunday, the 8th of November, for seven consecutive weeks up to the 18th of December.…
The inaugural RS21 World Championship begins today in Biograd Na Moru, Croatia
The inaugural RS21 World Championship begins today in Biograd Na Moru, Croatia. Hosted by the Ilirija Resorts, the eagerly awaited four-day championship promises fierce competition, stunning scenery, marvellous socials and memories for life. There are over 40 boats registered from…
Noel Butler using the six rig in the RS Aero
The 22nd of October was the first date in the 3 Saturday morning Super Series run by the Irish National Sailing Club. as the RS agents are the event sponsors. The series, unlike other racing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour,…
Marty O'Leary and Kev Johnson of Greystones Sailing Club competing in the RS400 Event on Lough Derg
Last weekend, the RS400 and RS200 fleets descended on Lough Derg for the RS Inlands, hosted by Killaloe Sailing Club (KSC). Despite the October weather, the event attracted the largest fleet of the season. Perhaps everyone was keen to have…
A thoughtful and friendly introduction to sailing. Instead of the rough and tumble of Optimist racing, the RS Feva can provide a sociable and encouraging route into fun afloat
The Olympic authorities see the Laser as the floating equivalent of the pole-vaulter’s vaulting pole, thereby making Laser sailors into proper individual athletes, and very worthy of Olympic inclusion.But meanwhile, some in the upper echelons of Olympic decision-making see two-person…
RS Feva sailing at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club
At Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour on Sunday, RS Feva dinghies raced their club championships. There were six races, with five to count, allowing for one discard. Ten Fexa XLs raced. Ben and Charles Dwyer won the first…
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School crews that participated at the RS Feva Easterns at Dun Laoghaire
The RS Feva Class is on the rebound in Dún Laoghaire thanks to the determined efforts of a small group of parents from the waterfront clubs and collaboration with RS Sailing agent Last winter, plans were laid to see…
An RS400 dinghy goes downwind in breeze
In a year that Ireland has hosted the 505, GP14, Fireball, SB20 World championships, some of the other classes have had a quieter year. However, the RS fleet has seen some resurgence with boats changing hands quickly already in late…
RS Feva East Coast Championship winners Mai Hooper & Tom Flannery of the Royal Irish Yacht Club
At the weekend, a fleet of twenty-six boats and fifty-two sailors descended on the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for the RS Feva East Coast Championships. Race Officer Larry Power delivered six races in sunny sailing conditions over two…
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