Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

Irish RS Feva, RS400 & RS200 Dinghy Sailing & Regatta Results
The Irish RS Feva Championships will be staged on Ballyholme Bay on the south coast of Belfast Lough from August 16th to 18th
The RS Feva class has been growing steadily in Northern Ireland in recent years, and to the satisfaction of Northern Ireland's Ballyholme Yacht Club, the club will host the Irish Championships, designated a 'GP 1' event, on the weekend of…
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…
A busy scene at Blessington Sailing Club as the inaugural RS Fest Incorporating RS200 and RS400 gets underway in 2023. The 2024 RS Fest takes place on Lough Derg Yacht Club.
It promises to be another bumper year for the RS Racing Classes in Ireland with all classes confirming their event calendars for 2024. The Fevas will start off the season in Greystones Sailing Club on the East coast of Ireland,…
The Irish RS sailing calendar for 2024 has been published
The 2024 Irish RS dinghy calendar has been updated to include five monthly headline events from May to September at two coastal and three inland venues. At least three of the clubs provide on-site camping facilities to minimise the cost…
RS21s competing at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay in July 2023. The keelboat will race at Volvo Cork Week in July 2024
Brilliant events, informative shows and some new records broken by RS Sailing and RS sailors. It was a brilliant summer of events for RS Sailing. Highlights include the RS Feva World Championships which saw 422 sailors coming with their families…
Frank McFarlane and Brian Conway from CSC negotiate some big gusts on Belfast Lough in the final race of the RS400 Frostie Series at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
The last Sunday of the RS400 Frostie Series at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club was raced on the 27th of December, and the excitement was building as it looked like it was going to be a big day, and…
With one more Sunday to go before Christmas, the results are narrowing in on the overall trophy at Royal North of Ireland's RS400 Winter Series on Belfast Lough
True to the form of this Belfast Lough series, the forecast and conditions on arrival kept the RS400 Winter Series fleet guessing what kind of day's racing was in store. What initially looked to be a perfect day from the…
Despite the poor forecast on Sunday, there was breeze for day five of the RS400 Frostbite Series on race  day five
If you had checked the half a dozen forecasting apps, Sunday’s Belfast Lough wind forecast would have ranged from two to five knots from either east or west, and it was going to be very cold, and sure enough, it…
13 boats were on the start line for the fourth day of the RS400 Winter Series on Belfast Lough
For the fourth instalment of the RS400 Winter Series on Belfast Lough the mood in the Royal North of Ireland boat park was less than cheery. Spells of rain and glassy conditions that morning led most sailors to believe that…
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…
The 17-boat fleet prepares for a start on week three of the RS400 Winter Series at Royal North of Ireland YC on Belfast Lough
A cold and fresh westerly wind attracted a larger turnout for week three of the RS400 Winter Series at Royal North of Ireland YC on Belfast Lough. The lucky streak of glamour sailing conditions continued for another weekend. The forecasted…
Ross and Andrew Vaughan are the overall leaders of the RS400 Winter Series at Royal North of Ireland YC on Belfast Lough
Week two of the RS400 Winter Series at Royal North of Ireland YC series on Belfast Lough arrived dank and dismal on Sunday with light rain and a forecast including 29-knot gusts; what a contrast to the previous bright and…
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…
The winners of day one, Ross and Andrew Vaughan, at the RS400 Winter Series at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
Counting a 3,2,4, Ross and Andrew Vaughan lead the RS400 fleet by one point on Belfast Lough after the first day of racing in the Winter Series trophy hosted by the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club. Lying second on…
This year, competitors are coming from near and far fro the RS400 Winter Series at Cultra; aside from the home RNIYC fleet, joining them will be RS400s from Carrick, Ballyholme, Strangford, Newcastle, Coleraine, Antrim and Dublin! With at least one helm flying over each weekend from London
The RS400 Winter Series returns to Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club for its 17th Year on Belfast Lough next weekend. Resuming this Sunday (5th November) and running until the 17th of December, the series concludes with the infamous Christmas…
Racing in the RS Feva 'Fling' Dinghy regatta at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on Belfast Lough
Ten RS Fevas from clubs around Belfast Lough rounded off their season with a Final Fling at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club recently. After the initial strong wind died down to just in time to allow the event to…

At a Glance - Irish RS Dinghy 2024 Calendar

May 4th/5th:
RS200/400 Northerns EABC.

June 8th:
RS200/400 Easterns/Sprint Greystones SC - ideal way to hone in your starting before many Irish boats head to France for Eurocup 21-24 June

July 6/7th:
RS FEST/Inlands LDYC. RS Fest follows on from the success of last year to incorporate all RS Feva/200/400/Aeros.

August 9-11th:
RS200/400 Irish National Championships CSC.

September 20/21st:
RS 200/400 Southerns KSC. Killaloe SC hosts the final event of the year.

At a Glance - Irish RS400/200 Events for 2023 

  • RS Westerns Galway City Sailing Club - April 1/2
  • RS Open Training Strangford SC 29/30 April
  • Northerns - Strangford Sailing Club - May 6/7
  • Irish RS Games - Nationals - Blessington Sailing Club 23-25 June
  • UK Nationals Mounts Bay 31 July - 04 August 2023
  • Southerns/Easterns - 26/27 August- Wexford Harbour SC
  • Inlands - 23/24 September - Killaloe SC

RS Feva

  • Feva Easterns Royal Irish YC- May 6/7, RS Feva UK Nationals-Pwhelli, UK- May 27th-30th
  • Irish RS Games - Nationals - Blessington Sailing Club 23-25 June (open to all RS classes)
  • Feva Northerns - East Down YC - 26/27 Aug / Southerns - Monkstown BSC- 23/24 Sept

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Associations

ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton
quantum sidebutton
watson sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
https://afloat.ie/resources/marine-industry-news/viking-marine

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
wavelengths sidebutton
 

Please show your support for Afloat by donating