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Big breeze for the Toppers at Royal Cork. Scroll down for photo gallery
Royal Cork's annual Topper and Laser dinghy Frostbite League commenced on November 9 in chilly but bright conditions with fifty five dinghies competing. After seven races sailed, Joe O'Sullivan leads the Topper 4.2 fleet, Jonathan O'Shaughnessy leads a 23–boat 5.3 fleet. Conor Horgan…
Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy in VOR mode. If she is to participate in the principal Olympic Qualifier for Tokyo 2020 in Denmark next season it will mean switching from VOR 65 back to her Laser Radial
The racing format for Annalise Murphy's bid for an Olympic Gold medal has been settled at last week's World Sailing Conference in Mexico. It will almost certainly see Ireland's Olympic Slver Medalist from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire break from…
Richard Goodbody's White Mischief (pink spinnaker) leads J109 sistership Joker II (Richard Maybury) at the gybe mark of last week's opening Turkey Shoot Race on Dublin Bay
After taking the three top prizes in last year's Rathfarnham Ford Turkey Shoot Series, only the presence of Paul O'Higgins's JPK 10.80 in second, breaks up four J109s in the top five of this year's DBSC 46–boat fleet after the first…
Winter Training Dates For Irish Mirror Class
#Mirror - Winter training for the Mirror will once again be based in Lough Ree Yacht Club, the Irish class has announced. The central location, weather conditions that are usually forgiving enough to permit winter sailing, and the offer of…
420 pair Geoff-Power and James-McCann
Whilst 420 dinghy training continues at various venues around the country through the winter the first 420 sailing event of 2018 will be the annual Open Spring training in Schull, County Cork. The Schull training takes place from Monday the…
12 Flying Fifteens are ccontesting the NYC Frostbites on Dublin Bay
The Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series supported by Mitsubishi recommenced after the Bank Holiday break with a new format designed to thrill and shake up the overall series, it didn’t disappoint! Dubbed Super Saturday there were six back to back races…
Six Championship dates for the Laser class have been released for 2018. The Irish Laser Master Nationals will be held at the Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire next May
The Irish Laser calendar has been confirmed for 2018 as follows:  Munster Championships 31st March/1st April - Baltimore Sailing Club, Cork Ulster Championships 28th/29th April- Ballyholme Yacht Club Irish Laser Master Nationals 19th/20th May - Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun…
The simplest way to make sure you are in the running for a place at the World Laser Master Championships is to get on the ranking ladder
The Irish Laser Association has recently finalised the 2018 Laser racing calendar. Two events in the calendar (Munsters and Ulsters) stand out as they represent the final chance for Irish sailors to get some ranking points for the Master Worlds…
The Squib fleet racing at Lough Derg
The annual pilgrimage of the Squib Class to the Whiskey Still Pub Lough Derg Yacht Club in the picturesque village of Dromineer on Lough Derg was somewhat interrupted/disrupted this year by the passage of Storm Brian during the weekend of…
Laser, Optimist. Pico and RS dinghies enjoy some great breeze for summer club racing at Royal Cork Yacht Club
As the debate rumbles on as to how we can engage more young people in the sport of sailing, the Royal Cork Yacht Club has witnessed 'tremendous growth' in junior dinghy sailing activity across every level over the last eighteen…
SB20s have been added to the ticket for the INSC Super Series in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this winter
The Irish National Sailing Club Super Series is expanding this year and as well as racing for RS200/400s, the Dun Laoghaire Harbour based winter series will also include racing for SB20 sportsboats. With a 10am first gun, the aim is…
Rio Laser Radial Gold Medalist Marit Boumeester from Holland is in the running for female world sailor of the year that is open to public vote
In just one week (7 November), some of the biggest names in sailing will be celebrated in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the inaugural World Sailing Awards evening. The World Sailing Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the world's leading sailors…
420 sailors gathered at the National Yacht Club for October's Autumn training weekend
The Open 420 Training weekend hosted by the National Yacht Club over the weekend provided the sailors with the maximum range of sailing conditions possible for 420 sailing, from 3-30 knots. Saturday started with winds of 15–knots and gusts up…
(Top) The essence of summer sailing for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, which also celebrated the Bicentenary of the Harbour. The classic restored Dublin Bay 24 Periwinkle (Chris Craig and David Espey) and the likewise restored 1897-vintage 37ft Myfanwy (Rob Mason) racing neck and neck towards the in-harbour finish. Photo: David O’Brien/ (Above) Another side of 2017’s sailing. 2016 All-Ireland Champion Helm Alex Barry of Monkstown Bay SC revelling in brisk conditions at the Royal Cork’s successful Dinghyfest 2017. Event organizer Nin O’Leary had put in such good work beforehand that he was able to take a day out to go to England and win the huge-fleet Round the Island Race. Photo: Robert Bateman
While sailing is now a year-round interest, and for many a year-round activity too, the notion of a traditional season is natural for anyone who lives in Ireland. Admittedly, there are times when we seem to be experiencing the four…
A busy season ahead for the SB20 sportsboats – Read the 2018 fixtures calendar below
2018 will be a stand out year for the Irish SB20 class with the and European Championships taking place in Dublin Bay at the end of August. Club racing will continue next summer in both Dublin Bay and on Lough…
Irish Sailors and their impressive haul from the Hague Optimist Cup 2017 in Scheveningen in the Netherlands. Sailors from left to right Sam Ledoux, Johnny Flynn, Nathan van Steeberge, Leah Rickard, Clementine van Steenberge, and Rocco Wright
Last weekend, six Irish Optimist Sailors participated in the The Hague Optimist Cup 2017 in Scheveningen in the Netherlands. The event was the test event for the 2018 European Optimist Championships, Team Ireland, composed of Leah Rickard, Nathan van Steeberge,…

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