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1720s make Calves Week Comeback
1720
With over 60 confirmed entries at present, the 2010 Calves Week in Schull is expected to top the 80 boat mark for the annual West Cork festival of sailing. The week long sailing event is once again supported by the…
Butler and McCarthy Dominate Fireball Leinsters in Howth
Fireball
Noel Butler and Shane McCarthy lived up to their pre-event billing as favourites for the Fireball Leinster Championship at Howth YC this weekend. The National Champions ended up eight points clear in the 20 boat sailing fleet. The southside pairing…
Entry Open for Fireball Europeans? Czech.
Fireball
The Czech Fireball fleet are accepting registration for the Fireball Europeans, held at the end of September in the Czech Republic. The sailing event will take place on the Nové Mlýny lake, a large reservoir near Brno. The event website…
Maguire/Boyle take GP14 Ulsters Title
GP14
Nearly thirty GP14 teams turned out to enjoy the Ulsters and Masters Championship of Ireland at Donaghadee Sailing Club on the 26th and 27th June 2010. The event sponsor was Ards Tourism, and officer of the day Jimmy McKee set the…
Fowler & Team Lazarus take Weir & Sons Match Race Open
J80
Andrew Fowler and Team Lazarus won the Weir & Sons Leinster Match Racing Open held by the Royal Irish Yacht Club over the weekend, the second event win in a row for the Royal St George sailor. Mixed weather conditions…
Butler & McCarthy Take Season Opener
Fireball
The Irish Fireball fleet, minus those boats in transit from Barbados, descended on Killaloe at the southern end of Lough Derg for the season-opening regatta, the Open Sailing Championships. Hosted by the Killaloe Sailing Club for the first time in…
Fireball title decided one day out
Fireball
With the Fireball title race over, Irish teams now concentrate on the final races and improving their overall standing. But the moniker of World Champion is already gone. Cormac Bradley sends us another missive from the sandy shores of Bridgetown…
Fireball Worlds update: Postcard from Barbados
Fireball
Irish Fireball sailor Frank Miller writes from the beach in Barbados where 70 fireballs are battling each other and some Caribbean sunshine for their world championships. "Greetings from Barbados," starts Frank "it’s pretty rough out here" Well, only kidding. We’re…
Irish Fireballs slip further in Barbados
Fireball
Chips Howarth and Viv Townend continue to build what looks like an insurmountable lead sailing at the Fireball World Championships, notching up two further wins in yesterday's light airs. Their scoreline now reads 1-3-3-1-1-1, putting them 11 points clear at…
Townend/Howarth dominate Fireball worlds
Fireball
Serial world champions Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend (GBR) continue to lead the 2010 Fireball Worlds after day two of sailing in Barbados. The pair have already counted a hat-trick of Fireball World Championships, winning the title in 2003, 2005…
Butler and Moore Best of Irish Fireballs in Barbados
Fireball
Fireball International Week, the warm up to next weeks world championships, concluded in Barbados yesterday. Dublin's Noel Butler and Seamus Moore were the best of the Irish with two 14s leaving them in 16th overall. Neil Spain and Franis Rowan…
Brits dominate Fireball worlds warm-up
Fireball
It's a Commonwealth affair in Barbados at the moment, where all all but one of the top ten have QE2 as their head of state. David Edwards and Simon Potts lead, with Kevin Hope and Russell Thorne sailing in second,…
Water Wags
Classes & Assoc

Dublin Bay Water Wags

23rd September 2009
The historic Water Wags are the most popular senior class of two man dinghy in Dun Laoghaire or elsewhere in Ireland. Unlike other dinghy classes in Dun Laoghaire which sail under the burgee of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club on Tuesdays…
1720
EARLY SEASON sportsboat competition and a forecasted fleet of 30 boats for next month's 1720 East coast championship will make 1997 a watershed year for the Category B class in only its third season afloat. The Cork harbour design makes…
1720 Cuts a Dash on Dublin Bay
1720
We reported on Anthony O'Leary's custom 1720 in May and his first season afloat in Scotland, the ICRA Nationals and Sovereign's Week but it was not until July's Dun Laoghaire Regatta that we grabbed video of the sportsboat. The 'skid…
CH Marine 1720 Nationals 2009
1720
Sailing was the big winner at the CH Marine 1720 Nationals, held in Baltimore from the 27th–29th August, with varying conditions from 25/30 knots in the first two days followed by a sunny 10/12 knots on the Saturday. It proved…

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