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Two more days of racing remain with seven races scheduled at the SB20 Worlds in Hobart
SB20
Day 2 – Races 4 and 5  British yachtsman Richard Powell snatched victory on the final spinnaker run of race five of the SB20 Worlds today, ending a boat-for-boat duel between Tasmanians Brett Cooper and Michael Cooper. As they crossed the…
Howth Yacht Club's Cillian Dickson (left) accepts his prize as leading youth boat at the SB20 Worlds in Hobart
SB20
Today the fleet at the SB20 World Championship got the hop on the kids of Ireland by going back to school a day early writes Irish crewman Ted Laverty in Hobart. Trickier than a game of poker at a wizard’s…
180 degree wind shifts are quite common in Hobart
SB20
After a blustery pre-world SB20 championships, in which one of three Irish boats made the top ten, Dublin Bay crew man Ted Laverty previews tomorrow's first race of the World Championships in Hobart.  “The visitors I’ve spoken to have been a…
The complete sailing club. High summer at the National Yacht Club with a major Laser event under way. Berthed amidst them at the pontoon is Conor and Henrietta O’Regan’s Rival 38 Panima, which they cruised round the world. Moored off (right) is a Flying Fifteen, a class which has been a mainstay of the club for many years, and will be bringing its World Championship to the NYC in 2019. On this particular morning, all is well with the world with a great sailing day in prospect as the developing easterly sea breeze begins to get the flags fluttering
W M Nixon
The National Yacht Club of Dun Laoghaire – founded in 1870 – has long been one of Ireland’s leading sailing clubs in sporting competition inshore and offshore, while at the same time retaining a friendly, hospitable and “can-do” attitude to…
Action at the SB20 Pre Worlds in Hobart
SB20
Michael O'Connor from the Royal St. George YC made it into the top ten of the SB20 Pre–World Championships Regatta that concluded yesterday. Ger Dempsey of the Royal Irish Yacht Club was 23 with Howth Yacht Club's Cillian Dickson 25th. …
Full Rig Laser Sailors young and old are welcome,” says Charles Dwyer of Monkstown Bay Sailing Club which is organising the series
Cork Harbour
Laser sailors will kick-off the New Year’s sailing season this Saturday in Monkstown Bay in Cork Harbour where the local club will start its Laser Winter League writes Tom MacSweeney. First Gun for the first race on Saturday morning will…
The 420 dinghy season kicks off with Schull training and Munster Championships
420
While 420 training continues at various venues around the country through the winter, the first 420 sailing event of 2018 takes place from Monday the 12th to Thursday the 15th Feb at the Fastnet Marine & Outdoor Education Centre in…
The SB0 pre-Worlds regatta has provided competitors with two exhilarating races on Hobart’s River Derwent
SB20
Royal St. George's Michael O'Connor, John Malone and Ed Cook are 15th overall after day two of the SB0 pre-Worlds regatta that has provided competitors with two exhilarating races on Hobart’s River Derwent today. The World Championships start on Sunday and…
144 teams competed at the 420 Worlds in Fremantle, Australia
420
Spain reigned supreme as the 2017 420 World Championships drew to a close today, 3 January 2018, in Fremantle, Australia, having secured gold, silver and bronze in the 420 Open Fleet and gold in the U17 fleet. There was no…
Tokyo Olympics 2020 hopeful Finn Lynch saved it until December to turn in one of his best performances in 2017
Sailor of the Month
Finn Lynch (21) of the National Yacht Club (NYC) is the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” (Olympic) on the strength of his Silver in the Lasers in the Gran Canaria Olympic Week in mid-December, sailing nine races in light to…
Three Irish SB20 crews are heading for the Tasmanian World Championships
SB20
Final preparations are now underway for the three Irish teams travelling to the 2018 SB20 World Championships in Hobart, Tasmania. The event, co-hosted by the Derwent Sailing Squadron and the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, will run from 7th –…
Sailing in the RNIYC's RS 400 Autumn Series
RS Sailing
#RS - Sunday 17 December saw the end of the Bosun Bob’s RS 400 Autumn Series hosted annually at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club. The series has built up over the last 10 years to now have up to…
Monkstown Bay SC Laser Winter Series Returns For 2018
Laser
#Laser - Following on from the success of recent years, the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser Winter League returns in January 2018. Running every Saturday from 6 January to 10 February, three short races will be held per day with…
Finn Lynch on the podium in the Canaries this month
Tokyo 2020
Tokyo Laser campaigner Finn Lynch (21) has notched up an important second overall at this month's Gran Canaria Olympic week. The youngest ever Irish Olympic helmsman, who debuted in Rio, declared himself "happy with my sailing and the progress I've…
The haven under the hill. Howth will be pulling out all the stops to make its new Wave Regatta from June 1st to 4th 2018 a user-friendly success
W M Nixon
A successful new development in the national sailing programme will inevitably be something of a revolution. Yet if those managing the event handle it in the right way, the changeover can take place without people thinking that anything really revolutionary…
Belfast's Sally Bell gets a clear start at the Youth Worlds in China
Youth Sailing
Still best of the Irish after four races sailed at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships in Sanya, China is Rush Sailing Club's Conor Quinn in the boys Laser radial class who is in the top half of his fleet, now lying 25th overall out of…

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