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Irish Squib One Design Sailing & Regatta Results
RS Elite Irish Champions Left to Right, Vice Commodore Johnny Millar with Michael Browne, Jane Buchanan and Russell McGovern
The wind forecast didn't show much promise at one-knot max, but given the Lough’s reputation on a good sunny day, which it was last Saturday, a favourable sea breeze could be expected. So race officer, Sam Lynas put up a…
RS Elite racing
It’s a double bill this weekend at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on Belfast Lough where the RS Elite Irish Nationals and the McMillan Shield for Squibs will be held. It has been a busy year for the local…
Clean away – Squib action in the Easterns at Howth
“Mixed feelings” might describe the ordinary host club members’ feelings in contemplating the results of the Squib Easterns at Howth. For although Derek Bothwell, one of HYC’s elite squad of Race Officers, managed to pull a very complete set of…
The fleet set out in classic Kinsale weather with 20 knots and waves. The championships were both decided on the water in the final race at the Bandon Co-op Squib National Championships. After the many black flags of yesterday, the…
Squib National Championships racing at Kinsale Yacht Club
The weather came in and the Bandon Co-op Squib Nationals fleet left the harbour to embark on a three-race day, the gentle breeze turned southerly and the first race today was race four of the Championships, a nice 10 knots…
The forecasted rain has not appeared in Kinsale but despite some promising sunshine the clouds have kept the much hoped-for sea breeze away
The third day of the Bandon co-op Squib National Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club gave the competitors the chance to do boat repairs and check out the settings of the competition as the race officer, Peter Crowley, was forced to…
Sunshine and sunscreen were both needed today in the Squib National Championships after Sunday's freezing cold conditions. Day Two had two races scheduled and the combined fleets ran out of Kinsale harbour this morning with their colourful mace sails and…
Kinsale locals Colm Dunne and Rob Gill won the ‘Practice’ race of the Squib Nationals in Allegro
Day one of the Bandon Co-op Squib National championships in Kinsale started in a strong 16kt northern breeze with significant gusts. The Traditional Practice race gave visitors a good beat and run across the racecourse before Race 1 officially got…
The Squib fleet in action off Kinsale, where their premier 2022 Championship gets underway this weekend
The Bandon Co-Op-sponsored week-long British & Irish Squib Nationals getting underway this weekend in Kinsale - with the first racing on Sunday, June 19th - is an eloquent example of the imaginative thinking that is needed to get sailing back…
Kinsale Yacht Club's Ian Travers (Regatta Director), Mayor of County Cork Cllr. Gillian Coughlan and Matthias Hellstern (Commodore Kinsale YC) with the prestigious trophies for June's Squib National Championships
The Squib National Championships scheduled for Kinsale Harbour in West Cork next month got a boost on Tuesday when the Mayor of County Cork launched the one design championships that is expected to attract 120 sailors from across Ireland and…
Competitors from as far away as Holyhead in Wales, Kinsale, Lough Derg, Dublin Bay and the Isle of Wight joined the northern locals for the Squib Northern Championships
Killyleagh Yacht Club on the western shore of Strangford Lough recently hosted the Squib Northerns and a fleet of 18 enjoyed five races under Race Officer Scott Rogers and his team in challenging conditions over the two days. Overall winners…
Squib racing in Kinsale Harbour
The Robotic Mowers Cork One-Design Keelboat Regatta is on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd May 2022 in Kinsale Yacht Club. The regatta is open to Squib and Dragon keelboats. It is an open event and KYC is looking forward to…
Kinsale Squibs enjoyed great conditions for the final races of the club's Frostbite Series
The Squib Outlaw sailed by Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan were the overall winners of the Custom Rigging Frostbites at Kinsale Yacht Club yesterday in a mix of conditions that included some heavy squalls.  After 12 races sailed, and with a…
Noel Colclough and Rupert Westrup from Periquin were winners of the DBSC Squib class Cocktail Shaker Trophy
The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Squib fleet had their annual prizegiving at the National Yacht Club on 25 February 2022. The two-man keelboat fleet say they expect to increase the number of boats competing in Dublin Bay for 2022…
Race Officers John and Valerie Stallard and Michele Kennelly got the first races of the Custom Rigging Kinsale Yacht Club League off to a gentle start in a patchy 10-knots on Sunday.  The first day of scheduled racing was last Sunday…
Gordon Patterson and Ross Nolan from RNIYC are one of eight NI Squibs heading for the Kinsale based Irish Nationals in June
It’s a long way for crew and boats to travel from Belfast Lough and Strangford Lough to Kinsale but eight from the northern-based Squib class will be making that 300 mile trip in June for the eight-race Bandon Co-Op Squib…

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