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Squibs and Flying Fifteens picking up speed as the breeze builds at Dromineer, with FFs Triggers Bush (3896, Lee Statham & Andy Paul, Waterford Harbour SC) and Duff Extra (3737, Gavin Doyle & Dave Sweeney, National YC) keeping their wind clear
The annual October Freshwater Keelboat Regatta at Dromineer, (hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club and staged last weekend) has been no stranger to hyper-strong winds in times past. But in 2021's unusually gentle Autumn, it provided two to three days…
Six days of competitive Squib racing are scheduled on the waters South of Kinsale harbour next June 19th
The first-ever UK and Irish Squib National Championships featuring combined fleets will take place next year in Kinsale. The rescheduled Squib National Championships incorporating the Irish Squib National Championships will sail from Kinsale Yacht Club from 19th to 24th June 2022.…
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…
Lough Derg Yacht Club is expecting a fleet of 30 Squibs for its Keelboat Regatta on October 15th
Lough Derg Yacht Club in County Tipperary will welcome one design visitors back to Dromineer for the Keelboat regatta on the weekend of 15th to 17th of October. Four fleets are expected to the lake, with the biggest likely to…
Committee Boat end……the Squibs fighting for a good start as the sun fights to break through the haze on the second day of the Squib Easterns at Howth yesterday (Sunday), with the front line made up of (left to right) Outlaw (Ian Travers, Kinsale YC), Toys for the Boys (Peter Wallace, Royal North of Ireland YC), Allsorts (Tony Mullet, Royal St George YC) and Mucky Duck (Cloidhna ni Shuilleabhain, Kinsale YC)
It was billed as the Squib Easterns. But in terms of results spread, it was more like an All-Ireland, with five different clubs listed for the first ten boats in a very representative fleet of 18 starters from many sailing…
While the thirty-one countries of the ILCA 4.7 fleet were completing the final race of their Youth World Championship in Dublin Bay, there was another close competition taking place in the bay under Barry O'Neill as P.R.O. This was under…
Dragon keelboats racing from Glandore to Castletownsend
While Kinsale Yacht Club cruisers boats were racing around the Kowloon Bridge Buoy and the club also staged the Squib south coast championships, another West Cork Yacht Club was staging a Glandore Harbour race for Dragons and Squibs to Castletownshend.…
Toy for the Boys (818) leads at a leeward mark followed by Outlaw (785) and (523) Sensation in one of the first of three races at the Squib Southern Championships off Kinsale
Wins in the second and third races in the Squib Southern Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club this afternoon has handed the overnight lead to Northern Ireland's Peter Wallace and Fiona Ward. The Wallace and Ward partnership from Royal North of Ireland…
Kinsale's Bobby Nash and crew racing at the 2020 Squib South Coast Championships at Cove Sailing Club
Kinsale Yacht Club is hosting the Squib South Coast Championships this weekend. Racing on Saturday and Sunday will be between the Old Head and the Sovereign Islands of Kinsale Harbour. As Afloat reported previously, the Squib Northern Championships on Belfast…
There was a 17-boat fleet for the Squib Northerns on Belfast Lough
Despite a strong showing by the Killyleagh Yacht Club visitors from Strangford Lough on the first day of the Squib Northerns at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on the south shore of Belfast Lough, in the end it was…
Squib racing at Kinsale Harbour
The Notice of Race has been published for the Squib South Coast Championships taking place on 17 & 18 July at Kinsale Yacht Club. With a return to racing expected for 7th June, Kinsale hopes to attract entries from Glandore…
Squib 42 for sale on Afloat is described as a 'very Clean sought-after low number Race Ready Squib with nothing to do except go sailing'
With sailing slowly re-emerging in Ireland which is still some distance from being post-pandemic, we seem to be seeing our sport taking shape again with a series of baby steps. In such circumstances, there’s much to be said for the…
The presentation of a cheque for €4,500 to the RNLI was made by Jill Fleming, Derek Jago and Gillian Fletcher on behalf of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Squib Fleet
The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Squib fleet is making its plans for the 2021 season. Assuming that levels of Covid will drop sufficiently Dublin Bay Sailing Club have agreed to provide racing for a combined fleet of three-man wooden Mermaids and…
Squib racing returns to Kinsale next July
The Irish Squib keelboat class will kick off its 2021 season at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on Belfast Lough on May 29th, according to the provisional 2021 fixtures calendar released this week. Next on the 2021 list is…
Kinsale Yacht Club To Host 2022 Squib Combined Irish & UK Championships
At the recent Squib one-design keelboat class Irish AGM held on Zoom, it was confirmed that Kinsale Yacht Club will host the combined Irish and UK National Championships 19-24 June 2022 with an expected fleet of 75 or more Squibs.…
Prodigal Crew Win Squib Battle at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
An Olympian, World and national champion were among the sailors competing at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club for the 13-boat 2020 Squib Class Northern Championships on Belfast Lough. Race 1, 17kts WNW, got away without a hitch, 13 boats…

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