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Irish Sigma 33 Cruiser Sailing & Regatta Results
Mixed action in the weekend's final race of the Howth Yacht Club Beshoff Motors Autumn League, with Kevin Darmody's X Class Viking crossing safely ahead of Stephen O'Flaherty's Spirit 54 Soufriere
When the Autumn League started as a regular part of the programme at Howth Yacht Club thirty-nine years ago after the Marina opened in July 1982 (making for two significant anniversaries coming up next year), it was thought fairly normal…
David Eccles' Sigma 33 Mungo Jerrie was the Glenarm Sailing Challenge winner
What started off as a challenge in Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on Belfast Lough by Gordon Patterson's Sigma 362, Fanciulla, a heavy 36-footer, to Gavin Vaughan's new Jeanneau 349, a 34-foot light displacement boat, in a race to…
Pierce Purcell Jnr of Galway Maritime (left) presents owner/skipper Mark Wllson from the successful Sigma 33 Scorpio with the King of Lambs Trophy in Galway Maritime’s premises in Galway City
So much happened so quickly in Galway Bay SC’s 46-boat Lambs Week cruise to the Aran islands and Connemara (as reported in Afloat.ie) that it took a day or two for a more formal presentation to take place with the…
Waterford Harbour's Flyover (Marchant Roche McDonald) finished third overall at the Sigma 33 Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Howth Yacht Club's 'Insider' co-skippered by Stephen Mullaney and Ian Martin topped the nine boat fleet to win the 2021 Sigma 33 Irish Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The HYC crew beat former class champion Squawk skippered by Paul Prentice of Ballyholme…
Sigma 33 racing at a previous Vovlo Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay
Visitors occupy the top three places overall after three races sailed at the 2021 Sigma 33 Irish Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Howth Yacht Club's 'Insider' co-skippered by Stephen Mullaney and Ian Martin leads the…
Clipper Race contender Visit Sanya China has Dublin Bay's David FitzPatrick on her crew for current leg from Perth south of Australia and Tasmania to Queensland
Round the World Clipper Race contender Visit Sanya China will be in catch-up mode when she starts the Australian coastal stage (leg 4) on Christmas Day from Fremantle on the west coast to the Whitsundays on the northeast Great Barrier…
Brother Anthony Keane
Scribbler, my Sigma 33 yacht, was hauled ashore this week. Now she stands in her cradle in Castlepoint Boatyard in Crosshaven in Cork Harbour for her out-of-the-water winter rest. It is the annual end-of-season ritual. There are owners who don’t…
Leaky Roof 2 sailed by Alan Harper/Robertson, Eric Robertson & Kirsty Robertson from Cove Sailing Club
Scotland's Leaky Roof 2 sailed by Alan Harper/Robertson, Eric Robertson & Kirsty Robertson from Cove Sailing Club were winners of the Sigma 33 Irish Open Championships sailed as part of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2019. In fact, Scottish visitors took the top three…
Great breeze on day two of the Sigma National Championships as part of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Scottish crews are in command at the 20-boat Sigma 33 Irish National Championships hosted as part of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta.  After four races sailed and one discard, James Miller's Mayrise of Helensburgh Sailing Club leads Leaky Roof 2 (Alan Harper/Robertson, Eric Robertson &…
A Class One start at the 2017 Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay
With three months to go to the first gun off Dun Laoghaire’s famous harbour, 410 boats are already entered — and more than half the entries are visiting craft to Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2019. It is an early-season marine…
In 2018, for the first ever UK and Irish Sigma 33 Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club a record fleet gathered. Now the drive is on for another bumper Sigma fleet for July's VDLR regatta
This year the Sigma 33 class is celebrating the launch of the first boat forty years ago. With 408 boats built between then and 1991, the boats proved a great success, not only for builders Marine Projects in Plymouth but also…
Alan Harper  at the helm of “Leaky Roof 2” from Scotland will be back in action on Dublin Bay in July
It looks to be all good news for the Sigma 33 class in 2019 with another strong entry of 16 boats entered to date for next July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, over six months before the event. It promises to…
After nearly two hours of racing in up to 20–knots of wind, Gwilli Two (above) won by less than one foot off Greystones
Dermot Clarke and Patrick Maguire's Sigma 33 Gwilli Two of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the winner of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Cruiser 2 Coastal Race to Greystones Harbour in County Wicklow yesterday by the narrowest of margins.   After…
15 visiting boats from 13 different clubs as well as eight local Dublin Bay boats contested the 10 race Sigma 33 championships off Dun Laoghaire
Scottish visitors dominated a ten race series to take all three places on the podium of the Sigma 33 Class UK and Irish Championships 2018 on Dublin Bay this weekend. The Royal St. George Yacht Club event attracted 23 entries, some 161 competitors from five countries.…
Alan Harper in Leaky Roof II has a lead of two points after eight races at the Sigma Nationals at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
Scottish visitor Leaky Roof II skippered by Alan Harper of Cove Sailing Club leads the Sigma 33 Class and Irish Championship 2018 after eight races sailed at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Visiting boats continue to dominate the overall…
The UK and Irish Sigma 33 championships are being held on Dublin Bay
Scottish visitor Sigmatic skippered by Donald McClaren of Helensburgh SC leads the Sigma 33 Class and Irish Championship 2018 at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Visiting boats take the top ten places after three races sailed in…

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