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Northern Ireland sailors are in the top three places of the Flying Fifteen ranking list
Flying Fifteen
The Flying Fifteen class has released its national ranking list after last weekend's Championship of Ireland in Antrim.  With one event left to sail this season, Strangford Lough's Brian McKee is the top ranked sailor with Northern Ireland helms occupying…
Youtube video features interviews with competitors. Scroll down for video
Flying Fifteen
A novel 15–minute Youtube video that features interviews with competitors – including world champion Steve Goacher – at the Flying Fifteen National Championships gives an insight into the keelboat scene.  Filmed by Vincent Polding, who says that despite not being…
National Yacht Club WOWI sailors competed in the club's 'End of Season' race in September
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Gail MacAllister, Irish Sailing’s Regional Development Officer and Co-ordinator for the Women on the Water Ireland (WOWI) programme talks to Helen Cooney about how the programme is run at the National Yacht Club. Irish Sailing launched the WOWI programme in 2011…
139 sailors registered for the Optimist Leinsters at the NYC
Optimist
It was a clean sweep for Royal Cork Yacht Club junior sailors at the Optimist Leinster Dinghy Championships at the National Yacht Club last weekend.  Justin Lucas won the Merrion Private sponsored event where 139–sailors registered including 29 from the host club. Lucas's…
There will be no shortage of thrills 'n' spills with at the CH Marine Autumn League next month with a big fleet of 1720 sportsboats expected
Royal Cork YC
The CH Marine Autumn Series at Royal Cork Yacht Club is rapidly approaching, one of the premier highlights of the sailing season on the south coast, that always attracts large numbers of sailors from a wide variety of clubs from…
The 2017 SB20 Nationals are being held in Howth Yacht Club
SB20
Recently crowned Corinthian SB20 World Champions Michael O'Connor, Davey Taylor and Edward Cook are eyeing the Irish National title in Howth Yacht Club next weekend as the class surges ahead of the European Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club…
Steve Goacher and Alan Green were winners of the Irish Flying Fifteen Championships at County Antrim
Flying Fifteen
Perennial Steve Goacher from Lake Windermere sailed to victory in a single race on the final day of the Flying Fifteen Irish Championships at County Antrim Yacht Club. The multiple World and British Champion, sailing with Dun Laoghaire's Alan Green,…
La Bamba approaches Gortmore. The breeze increased to 30–kts at times for this year's Gortmore Bell Race on Lough Derg
Inland Waterways
The Gortmore Bell Race, sponsored by Union Chandlery took place this Saturday on Lough Derg with 23 boats taking part across two classes. This is the lough's longest race in the calendar from Iniscealtra Sailing Club’s base in Mountshannon to…
Optimist dinghies at Dun Laoghaire
Optimist
Recently crowned Irish Optimist champion Rian Geraghty-McDonnell (14) of the National Yacht Club leads a blustery Leinster Championships hosted by his own club on Dublin Bay. Four points behind, Royal Cork's Harry Twomey is second on seven, with Geraghty–McDonnell's club mate Nathan…
Goacher Dominating Flying Fifteens at Whitehead
Flying Fifteen
Visiting World Flying Fifteen Champion Steve Goacher is making short work of the Irish Championships that is otherwise dominated by Northern Ireland crews at Whitehead in County Antrim today. Results to date are downloadable below. Goacher, from Lake Windemere, counts…
Annalise Murphy training on board Volvo Ocean Race entry Turn the Tide on Plastic
Volvo Ocean Race
Irish Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy is shelving her campaign for a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics for the next 10 months as she will be competing in the Volvo Ocean Race. As Afloat.ie reported a month ago, the…
Flying Fifteen champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly of the National Yacht Club have had to pull out of the Whitehead Championships after a mast break in a windy DBSC race last weekend
Flying Fifteen
Defending Irish Flying Fifteen champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly of the National Yacht Club are out of this weekend's Championships at Whitehead in County Antrim following a dismasting on Dublin Bay. The excitement is building for the Flying Fifteen Championships of…
Aoife English and Ross McDonald and crew celebrate their 1720 National Championships win at Baltimore Sailing Club
1720
Aoife English and Ross McDonald were winners of the 2017 Irish 1720 National Championship at Baltimore Sailing Club yesterday by a single point. The Howth Yacht Club helmsman beat a 17–boat fleet including past champions second placed Robert and Peter…
Irish sailors competing in the 420 class at Lake Garda, Italy this Summer
420
The summer might officially have drawn to a close but the Autumn still offers plenty of opportunity for sailing by 420 crews. First up is the RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships on the 23rd and 24th September which is the…
Dragons racing was cancelled in Kinsale Yacht Club
Dragon
The second day of racing at the Dragon South Coast Championships has been cancelled at Kinsale Yacht Club following two one hour postponements this morning writes Bob Bateman. Race Officer Alan Crosbie went out in a RIB to inspect the…
Cameron Good, Henry Kingston and Simon Furney lead on home waters. Scroll down for photo gallery below
Dragon
After four races at the 2017 Dragon South Coast Championship, locals Cameron Good, Henry Kingston and Simon Furney have the overall lead from Royal St. George's David Williams and Peter Bowring writes Bob Bateman. See results and photo gallery below. The Dublin…

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