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Finn Lynch at speed downwind in the Laser Class in Miami
Tokyo 2020
Florida's Biscayne Bay proved a tough but valuable testing ground for both of Ireland's Laser sailors on the road to Tokyo 2020 at the Miami Sailing World Cup this week. Once the breeze was on in day two, the National Yacht…
Overall leader after 12 races at the Monkstown Bay Laser League is Darragh O'Sullivan. Scroll down for photo gallery
Laser
Three different competitors got the winning gun in today's short sharp races at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser Frostbite Series in Cork Harbour but Darragh O'Sullivan is still holding the overall lead writes Bob Bateman. Chris Bateman is three points behind in…
Sigma 33 winners – (Left to Right) Bobby Kerr, Henry Leonard, Dermot Clarke, Adrienne Jermyn and Dick Lovegrove at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
Sigma
Over 70 Sigma 33 sailors, friends and guests attended the Sigma 33 East Coast Association Annual Prize giving dinner at the Royal St George Yacht Club last night hosted by Dick Lovegrove, the classes senior Sigma 33 sailor. Prizes were…
A slight touch of maturity…….Dun Laoghaire’s Sean Craig – Helmsman’s Champion of Ireland in 1993 – racing in the Laser Masters Worlds in Croatia last September. This year’s mega-fleet Masters Worlds will be in Dun Laoghaire from 7th to 15th September.
W M Nixon
We’re living longer than ever. But as the years advance, are most of us really living, really alive? Or are we merely existing, and allowing our diminishing physical abilities and shrinking mental interests to be dictated by out-of-date concepts about…
Dublin Bay Mermaid 123 Vee competing in 2017
Mermaid
The well-attended 66th AGM of the Mermaid Sailing Association was held on 1st December 2017 in Skerries Sailing Club and among the highlights discussed was the Cork Harbour National Championships in 2019. A proposal to amend the rule regarding maximum…
Laser Radial sailor Aoife Hopkins will be in action in Miami, Florida this week
Tokyo 2020
Two Irish Olympic sailing hopefuls for Tokyo 2020 are among 540 sailors have gathered in Regatta Park, Miami, USA, for the second round of the 2018 World Cup Series, running from 21-28 January 2018. Howth Yacht Club's Aoife Hopkins and…
Royal Cork's Cian Byrne roll tacking in the changeable and gusty conditions of the MBSC Saturday Series sailed in Cork Harbour
Laser
Daragh O'Sullivan continues to lead the 16–boat Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser dinghy League in Cork Harbour by a margin of two points from local Chris Bateman after nine races and two discards. Charles Dwyer is third. Overall results are downloadable…
Participants in the MBSC Laser league. The fleet has been joined by some of Cork’s leading dinghy sailors. They include John Durcan, 49er sailor Cian Byrne and Nick Walsh, 2017 National 18ft British and Irish Championships winner.
Laser
The competitive instinct of Laser sailors is tightening the battle for honours in the Winter League in Cork Harbour being run by Monkstown Bay Sailing Club. The fleet has been joined by some of Cork’s leading dinghy sailors. They include…
Gordon Ingate’s Robert Clark-designed classic Caprice of Huon slicing through Cowes Roads to win the Britannia Cup in Cowes Week 1965, when she also won the New York Yacht Club Cup, and the RORC Channel Race overall.
Dragon
When Ireland’s senior Dragon sailor Don Street (87) of Glandore bids us to pay attention, we always do, as Don’s experience in many areas of sailing is unrivalled writes W M Nixon. But when Don suggests we all sit up…
Annalise has played an ambassador role for sailing since her win. Here she is back sailing on Dublin Bay after her medal win
Annalise Murphy
With every great win comes a ripple effect. Annalise Murphy’s silver medal in sailing at the Rio Olympics in 2016 was good news for the country, for sport, and the sailing community in general. But how has the bounce been…
Action from yesterday’s Laser Frostbites races off Howth
Laser
#HYC - Conditions for Howth Yacht Club's  Laser Frostbites yesterday (Sunday 14 January) contrasted those of the opening weekend — with the sun shining and a southerly breeze rising from 12 to 19 knots over the course of the day’s…
French winners at the SB20 Worlds
SB20
Time please Ladies and gentlemen. It’s a wrap. Get out. Never quite the latter, no matter how hard we tried, but the 2018 SB20 World Championship of Hobart in Tasmania are now confined to the annals of history writes Ted…
Achille Nebout and his young crew of Gabriel Skoczek, Pauline Mazzocchi and Bruno Mournac
SB20
Young French skipper Achille Nebout, sailing Le Reservoir/Mazet & Associase, brilliantly won the 2018 World championship for the SB20 one-design sports boat class on Hobart’s River Derwent. The top Irish performance was 13th from Michael O'Connor of the Royal St.…
SB20s jostle for room on the start line
SB20
“Blow the froth off one mate. Sun is shining, you could be back home in the s**t” – Honda, Mind Games, AUS As with any competitive sailing crew, we all consciously agree to the ups and downs of this sport. Today…
 Fifty nine SB20s on the line on Hobart’s River Derwent
SB20
Tasmanian sailor Michael Cooper has fought back in his bid to win the 2018 SB20 World championship, but the competition is fierce with two French and a British boat his rivals for victory on the Derwent tomorrow (Thursday). Irish bats…
The celebrated classic small cruiser Guapa. Somewhere in there is an Etchells 22
Etchells
The vintage Etchells 22 transformed into a classic small cruiser last year by Bill Trafford of Alchemy Marine for a Crosshaven owner has been short-listed for an international award writes W M Nixon. The superbly-finished Guapa – Spanish for “beautiful”…

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