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A Squib race start on Lough Derg at the Freshwater Regatta
Lough Derg Yacht Club's Freshwater Championships in Dromineer last weekend was all about the weather! On Thursday and Friday when the teams were arriving from every part of Ireland, they were told to expect 100km/hr winds. Fortunately, these winds did not…
Kinsale Yacht Club has a strong Squib fleet
Hello and welcome to my weekly Podcast ….  The Squib Class are heading for Lough Derg this weekend where the Yacht Club is holding its annual Freshwater Keelboat Championships at Dromineer. It’s an end-of-season event and, for Squib sailors, follows…
The National Yacht Club's Ian Matthews and Keith Poole are among the Flying Fifteen crews heading for Lough Derg on Saturday
Lough Derg Yacht Club is hosting its annual Freshwater Keelboat Championships in Dromineer, County Tipperary this coming weekend with racing for Squibs and Flying Fifteens over two days. The event is an end of season celebration and competition for sailors…
Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Dave Sullivan (left), Regatta Director Ruth Ennis and Vice-Ccommodore Michael Walsh at the launch of #Squib2020Kinsale
The Squib fleet in Kinsale Yacht Club has announced that KYC has been chosen as the venue for the 2020 British National Squib Championship. It will take place from 21st to 26th June 2020. This event comes to Ireland every five…
The HYC Taste of Racing programme will also be activated to compete in the Squib Class for the Autumn League
With eight Squibs already entered for the Howth Yacht Club’s KBC Bank sponsored Autumn League that starts this weekend, the potential for additional visitors from Dun Laoghaire will be attractive and will make for great racing for the six-week-long keelboat…
Squib winners – 'Toy for the Boys' skippered by Peter Wallace and crewed by Martin Weatherstone of Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
The Squib Championships hosted this year by the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire was won by Northern Ireland entry 'Toy for the Boys' skippered by Peter Wallace and crewed by Martin Weatherstone of Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club.…
The Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is hosting the Squib Championships
Toy for the Boys on five points leads the National Squib Irish Championship at the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire after 4 races.  Winds on Saturday were shifting through 20 degrees in light winds sailed in Seapoint Bay.  There…
Eighteen entries have been received from far and wide for the RIYC event, including one from the UK
The Squib class Irish Championships takes place in the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay this weekend. Eighteen entries have been received from far and wide, including one from the UK. Based on the regional championship events…
Squib Easterns Champions Colm Dunne and Fiona Ward with Gary Cullen of Provident CRM and HYC Rear Commodore Paddy Judge
#Squib - Every kind of weather was experienced by the National Squib fleet in Howth at the 50th anniversary of the East Coast of Ireland Championships sponsored by Provident CRM. In Race One on Saturday 28 July, in a shifting…
Squib winners Colm Dunne (left) & Fiona Ward (far right) winners of the Squib Southern championships
Kinsale Yacht Club hosted the Squib Southern Championships this weekend. Six races were sailed over the two days with different wind and sea conditions each day. Saturday had a 12 – 15-knot breeze coming from due east so there was…
Squib keelboats
Many events have been organised this season to celebrate the 50th birthday of Oliver Lee’s National Squib two-man keelboat. One of those events was the open Welsh Championship raced at South Caernarfonshire Yacht Club, over the weekend of 15th to…
Squibs sailing off Kinsale. The distinctive racing keelboat with mace-coloured sails celebrates its 50th anniversary this year
It’s still cold enough in boatyards to require determination to take off the covers, slide back the hatch and go below to start the annual preparation work. There are some more determined than others to have their boats ready to…
Jeff Condell and Jeff Cochrane of Fuggles accepting the Squib Trophy from Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Dave Sullivan and Bruce Matthews
Having lost three weeks to the vagaries of the Irish weather, flat seas and a 9 – 12 knot breeze greeted the fleets on Sunday morning for the last day of the 2018 Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite Series. 13 Squibs…
The Squib fleet racing at Lough Derg
The annual pilgrimage of the Squib Class to the Whiskey Still Pub Lough Derg Yacht Club in the picturesque village of Dromineer on Lough Derg was somewhat interrupted/disrupted this year by the passage of Storm Brian during the weekend of…
Squibs racing last year at Lough Derg Yacht Club
In Lough Derg Yacht Club over the weekend of 22-23 October, Squibs will come from the North, South and East coasts of Ireland as well as from Britain to compete in what will be one of the most enjoyable regattas…
Mullingar SC Fleet Captain Michael Collender and Hon. Treasurer Brian Walker are into GP 14 racing on Lough Owel
It has had at least two different event descriptions since it was first sailed all of seventy years ago. Back then, Irish sailing was finding its feet in the late 1940s, becoming re-energised in the exciting developmental world of modern…

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