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Hannah Smith and Ben Graf at 2017 Mirror Easterns prizegiving in Clontarf last Sunday
Mirror
#Mirror - Ben Graf and Hannah Smith of Lough Ree Yacht Club topped the table at the 2017 Mirror Eastern Championships in Clontarf last weekend. The duo pipped their club-mates Caolan Croasdell and Alexander Farrell in a reversal of their…
Royal St. George's Michael O'Connor, Davy Taylor and Ed Cook are the SB20 'Corinthian' World Champions
SB20
Royal St. George's Michael O'Connor, Davy Taylor and Ed Cook are the SB20 'Corinthian' World Champions following today's final races in Cowes. The Dun Laoghaire boat boat that is a regular top DBSC performer fell back two palces overnight to…
Making history. David & Sally MacFarlane sailing the 107-year-old Moosmie on their way to winning the first Water Wag race with a fleet of more than thirty boats, with Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s wonderful stonework looking its classic best
W M Nixon
The rapidly-developing partnership between solo offshore veteran Alex Thomson and proven star of fully-crewed boats Nin O’Leary of Cork has been the focus of much attention this week as they visit Cork and Dun Laoghaire. Thomson’s eye-catching IMOCA 60 Hugo…
Looking for a podium place – Michael O'Connor, Davy Taylor and Ed Cook are fourth overall
SB20
Royal St. George Yacht Club's Michael O'Connor, Davy Taylor and Ed Cook are looking for a podium finish at the SB20 World Championships in Cowes today. The Dun Laoghaire trio are fourth overall and ten points off the lead and four points off…
18 teams from around Ireland and the UK will be competing over two days
Team Racing
This weekend sees a high profile list of competitors taking part in team racing's Elmo Trophy, being held in the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. This is the third year of the junior team racing event, named…
Polly racing in last night's Captain's Prize race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour as as viewed from Eros No. 8
Water Wag
Over a number of years, the numbers of Water Wag competing in club racing, on Wednesday evenings, has been bucking the national trend, by increasing in numbers of competitors. Hal Sisk, the 2017 Captain of the Water Wags, decided that…
Conor Quinn racing in Medemblik, in August 2017 at the Laser Radial Youth World Championships
Laser
Irish Laser sailor Conor Quinn, from Rostrevor and a member of Carlingford Lough Yacht Club (CLYC) and Rush Sailing Club (RSC) is on his way to China this December as the as the sole Irish Laser Radial representative at the Under–19…
Michael O'Connor's Sin Bin (IRL3544) in the front row of an SB20 Worlds start on day three in Cowes yesterday
SB20
After five races sailed at the SB20 World Championships in Cowes, Royal St. George's Michael O'Connor, Davy Taylor and Ed Cook is up to seventh overall – just 14 points off the leader – in the highly competitive 79–boat fleet.…
Flying Fifteen sailor Ian Mathews (left) with Ciara and Rosemary of the NYC's Adult Sail Training Group
Flying Fifteen
A fun and successful evening was had out on the DBSC race course by all as the Flying Fifteen class held an open evening for those who attended the NYC Adult Training courses during the summer. The idea devised by…
Double Boost for Last Evening of Fireball Summer Racing!
Fireball
After a Fireball Europeans where the weather was inconsistent but the hospitality was excellent, two of the three Irish Fireballs in Lyme Regis, UK, returned to do battle in the last Tuesday night race of the 2017 DBSC season writes…
Team Ireland at Monday night's announcement in Cowes of the European Championships that will be sailed in Dun Laoghaire in August 2018
SB20
Michael O'Connor's Sinbin of the Royal St. George Yacht Club scored a third in race two to rise up the leader board of the SB20 World Championships at Cowes, Isle of Wight yesterday. O'Connor, as the top Irish entry, now…
Three Mermaid Bullets for Boylan at Rush Sailing Club Regatta
Mermaid
The annual Mermaid Rush Regatta took place this weekend with two races held on Saturday the 26th and one race on Sunday the 27th. With a very light forecast given it was looking uncertain whether any racing would be going…
Squibs off Kinsale
Squib
Light airs and fog ensured that the Squib South Coast Race Officer, John Stallard, and his Kinsale Yacht Club team were tested to the limits over the past two days. Saturday saw bright sunny conditions but no wind so the…
Alex Barry and Richard Leonard sailing in last month’s RCYC Dinghy Fest
RS Sailing
#RS400 - A solid fifth in the final race of the RS400 UK Nationals yesterday (Thursday 24 August) capped off a week that saw Alex Barry and Richard Leonard finish fourth overall. The ultimate result was even more satisfying for…
While there were hundreds of boats in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017, the Welsh-based Myfanwy, built 1897, and restored by owner Rob Mason (at helm), deservedly attract special attention
W M Nixon
In his poem Sailing to Byzantium (1928), William Butler Yeats immortalised the vision of Ireland as “no country for old men”. Expressed so well, the idea took hold and has been re-used internationally in novels and films, even if in Ireland…
Hal Sisk with his Water Wag dinghy 'Good Hope'
Tom MacSweeney
“For many people yacht ownership is enough. They buy a boat and they keep it in a marina and they don’t go sailing very often and they go there for picnics and so on, but for some people you can…

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