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Barry McCartin and Conor Kinsella, back in the Fireball after an absence of a year but already showing great form
Barry McCartin and Conor Kinsella are the newly crowned Fireball National Champions after nine races at Skerries Sailing Club over three days. The pair had an almost perfect score winning every race bar the first when a technical issue delayed…
Water Wag dinghy is launched at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
With a history going back to 1887, some sixty-eight double-ended Water Wags were built between 1887 and 1900. All but one of these has fallen by the wayside and its location is no longer known. That one surviving Water Wag…
Andrew Algeo's J109 Juggerknot is the DMYC'King of the Bay'
Andrew Algeo's J109 Juggerknot continues its winning run this season adding the DMYC 'King of the Bay' title to last weekend's Howth Yacht Club Wave Regatta triumph in Class One IRC. Dawn broke, and the club web camera showed a sea…
J24s waiting for wind on the Shannon Estuary on day two of the National Championships
With no visible wind this morning OOD Derek Bothwell issued a two-hour postponement to the start of day two of the J24 National Championships at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary. A perfectly timed postponement for many competitors who…
A fabulous first day at the J24 Nationals started with swimming on the Shannon Estuary before the sea breeze filled in
Derek Bothwell, PRO, assisted by Ray McGibney of the host club at Foynes Yacht Club greeted the twenty boat J24 fleet on a beautiful sun filled morning with very little breeze. Being optimistic about a sea breeze filling in it…
28 Water Wags turned up for the race for the J.B. Stephens tankard in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. A 6-knot wind was blowing from the northeast, and the last hour of the flood tide was flowing into the harbour.
In looking at the numbers of one design dinghies at National championships in Ireland, there are few enough adult classes which can muster a fleet of 25 competitors. However, the Water Wag Club in Dun Laoghaire does not hold a…
Micheal O’Suilleabhain and Michael O’Carroll from Kinsale Yacht Club during the recent Leinster Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
With the Schull training week and the Leinster Regional Championships already completed earlier in the year, the 420 Class Association are set for a busy summer of events starting with the 2018 Junior European Championships in Sesimbra, Portugal in early…
An impressive fleet of 21 Flying Fifteens were on a busy DBSC start line
On the way to Dun Laoghaire no one knew what to expect as there had been little or no wind all week. Dublin Bay is full of surprise’s and we were greeted with a nice S-SE breeze and dense fog! …
Pat Kelly’s meticulously-prepared J/109 Storm is family-maintained.
Pat Kelly and his family and friends from Rush in the heart of Fingal certainly enjoy their sailing. But they work hard to ensure that their all-conquering J/109 Storm is in peak condition as the new programme starts, and they’ve…
The Kelly family's Storm returns to Howth for Wave Regatta following a successful Scottish campaign
With upwards of 150 boat competing, the inaugural Wave Regatta is set to become the largest gathering of racing yachts this year in Ireland. So who is likely to come out with the Howth Yacht Club spoils in each of…
Strong IRC fleets have been assembled for Howth's Wave Regatta tomorrow
Tomorrow's first races of Howth Yacht Club's inaugural Wave Regatta marks the return of the host club's J109 Storm to her home waters after the successful defence by the Kelly family of their Scottish Series title in Tarbert last Monday. It's…
Irish Sailing has given organisers the green light to create an under twenty-five National Title, the first of its kind for the J24s
The future is looking very bright indeed for the J24 Association of Ireland with seven under twenty-five age group teams from around the country taking part at the J24 National Championships next week from at the 8th to the 10th…
Team Storm celebrate in Tarbert. Paddy Kelly, David Kelly (Jnr), Lauren O’Hare, Pat Kelly, Alan Ruigrok, Cian Hickey, David Kelly, Paul Kelly, Patrick Boardman (missing from photo- Paul O’Hare & Ronan Kelly)'Team Storm' had one simple quote to sum up there Scottish Series victory, " we're not here to win, we're here to take over."
David Kelly and the crew of yacht Storm from Howth Yacht Club and Rush Sailing Club have won the coveted overall Clyde Cruising Club's Scottish Series Trophy. Having won their class the previous year to come back and do so…
Michael O'Connor's Sinbin was a winner on Strangford Lough
The SB20 fleet converged on Strangford Lough Yacht Club last weekend for their second regional event of the year, the Northern Championships. The forecast was for sunshine and 15 to 25 knots of breeze all weekend so plenty of thrills…
Dragon Slayers – Wife of Class captain David Williams, Hilary, presents the prizes to winners John Simms (centre) and Martin Byrne. Not pictured is third crew man Adam Winkelmann
The Dragon East Coast Championship concluded yesterday with one race in a light shifting breeze. Jaguar Sailing Team, skippered by Martin Byrne, retained their overall lead to win the event with a second in the final race. Serafina won the race to…
A 21–boat fleet that is drawn from five countries will contest next month's Sigma 33 Championships on Dublin Bay
It is 34 years since the first Sigma 33 was sailed at the Royal St George Yacht Club but next month's Class Championships will be the first ever staging of the event by the Dun Laoghaire Club. A 21–boat fleet that…

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