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Ruffian 23 Irish championship winner Bandit
Defending champions Brian Cullen and Ann Kirwan's Bandit won the Irish Ruffian 23 National Championships by three points after seven races sailed off Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday. Cullen and Kirwan rotate the helm position each championship, so Bandit defended…
Defending champions Brian Cullen and Ann Kirwan's Bandit lead the 2022 championships on Dublin Bay
Defending champions Brian Cullen and Ann Kirwan's Bandit lead the Irish Ruffian 23 National Championships by five points after five races sailed on Dublin Bay. The National Yacht Club entry leads former champion, Trevor Kirkpatrick at the helm of Northern…
Team West beat Team East by four races to two at the Ruffian 23 All Ireland Team Racing at the DMYC in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
There is a new All-Ireland Team Racing event in Ruffian 23 one-design keelboats, between North, South, East & West, hosted by Carrickfergus SC, Wicklow SC, DL Combined clubs & Mayo SC writes Colin McMullen A Sunday evening stroller on the bridge at…
National Yacht Club Ruffian 23 Bandit (Ann Kirwan) was the class winner at the 2022 DMYC Regatta at Dun Laoghaire
The National Yacht Club's Ann Kirwan was the winner of the Ruffian 23 class in Saturday's 2022 DMYC Regatta on a blustery Dublin Bay.  Kirwan, at the helm of Bandit, took two wins from two races in the seven-boat one design…
Never happier than when afloat – Neville Maguire aged 93 heading seawards from Howth in his final boat, the Seaward 23 Two Much
Neville Maguire (1927-2021) was a devotedly local sailor whose racing was at world standard. Yet any civilised sailing enthusiast would wish to be as he was, for although Neville’s racing was important, it was only part of a lifelong love…
The National Yacht Club Ruffian 23 Bandit crew skippered by Ann Kirwan
The Ruffian 23 Bandit was the winner of Saturday's DBSC class race on Dublin Bay today.  The National Champion Bandit skippered by Ann Kirwan of the National Yacht Club was first home ahead of Michael Cutliffe's Ruffles and David Meeke…
Six wins from eight races was a conclusive result for Ann Kirwan and her Bandit crew to claim the 2021 Ruffian 23 National Championship title off Dun Laoghaire Harbour this afternoon. As Afloat reported earlier, Kirwan lead going into the…
Overall leader Ann Kirwan's Ruffian 23 Bandit (IRL 3333) races downwind against Frank Bradley's Ripples from the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club at the Irish National Championships on Dublin Bay
Ann Kirwan's Bandit of the National Yacht Club leads after six races sailed of the Irish Ruffian 23 Irish Championships on Dublin Bay. The Bandit crew are four points ahead of Royal St George rival Stephen Gill sailing Shannagh on 10 points.…
15 Ruffian 23s are expected to contest the 2021 National Championships being sailed as part of the VDLR 2021 One Design weekend
The Ruffian 23 National Championships has been confirmed for July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta National Championships on Dublin Bay.  An expected entry of 15 boats will contest the title as part of the new format One Design weekend for VDLR…
Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe) from the DMYC was the winner of the DBSC Ruffian 23 race
The J109 'Jalapeno' of Paul Barrington, William Despard and Barry O’Sullivan from the National Yacht Club was the one design and IRC Class One winner in yesterday's DBSC racing on Dublin Bay. 135 boats across all classes turned out today…
There was a turnout of 16 Ruffians, including five visiting boats for the Championships at the DMYC
Belfast Lough Ruffian 23 Carrageen (Trevor Kirkpatrick) from Carrickfergus has successfully defended her national title on Dublin Bay today. A turnout of 16 Ruffians, including six visiting boats, enjoyed boisterous conditions over three days. The Race Management team, led by…
Carrickfergus Ruffian 23 Wins National Title at Royal St. George Yacht Club
Carrickfergus Sailing Club visitor Trevor Kirkpatrick skippering 'Carrageen' was the winner of the 12-boat Ruffian 23 National Championships on Dublin Bay after countback. After seven races sailed and one discard at the Royal St. George Yacht Club, Kirkpatrick had the…
The HK team at the welcome reception in the DMYC
The sixth Interport Ruffian 23 challenge between Ireland and Hong Kong took place in Dun Laoghaire at the weekend. The 12-strong team of Ruffian sailors from RHKYC arrived in Dun Laoghaire on Thursday evening and joined the Irish sailors for…
DMYC's Frank Bradley sailing Ripples was third overall at the Ruffian National Championships
Royal St. George's Diane II skippered by Chris Helme won the 12–boat, six race Ruffian 23 National Championships with five race wins on Dublin Bay. Helme was five nett points clear of the host club's Bandit skippered by Ann Kirwan…
#ruffian23 – Diane skippered by Chris Helme of the host club was the winner of a 16–boat Ruffian 23 National Championhips at the Royal St. George Yacht Club at the weekend. Entries were largely Dublin Bay based but also included…
#ruffian23– The Ruffian 23 National Championships - hosted by the National Yacht Club were held in conjunction with the J109 National Championships at the weekend. Download results below. Race officer Jack Roy held 3 races on Friday in very foggy…

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