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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
Laser
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…
(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/Afloat.ie (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
W M Nixon
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…
Howth Yacht Club Laser dinghy Frostbites starts on Sunday, 5th November
Laser
The Howth Yacht Club Laser dinghy Frostbites starts on Sunday, 5th November. Two races are planned each Sunday starting at 10:45. The Laser series runs until March 10th 2018 with the 'famous' Round The Island Race to close out the…
There were north-westerly 18-20 knot winds for Howth's Autumn League
Howth YC
This week and for the second time, HYC's Autumn League race management teams were presented with and efficiently managed the considerable challenge of running two races for the inshore and offshore fleets. Aided by some slight alterations to the sailing…
Two final races were completed In a strong thermal breeze which was a relief to the sailors after the light tricky conditions of the last few days
Laser
Aoife Hopkins finished 21st in the Senior European Laser Championships that concluded today in Barcelona. Rio Olympian Finn Lynch, in the men's standard rig division, finished in 33rd. There was a slight delay in the launching as once again the weather…
Aoife Hopkins
Laser
Day five of the Senior European Laser Championships in Barcelona started with the usual postponement as the sailors waited for the thermal breeze to build. It was another tricky day with light winds, big shifts and a large sea swell.…
Aoife Hopkins in 11th leads Irish hopes at the Laser Euros
Laser
Dublin sailors Aoife Hopkins and Finn Lynch currently lead Irish hopes at the Laser European Championships in Barcelona after a delayed start this week.  Racing started yesterday with two races completed. Yesterday was cloudy and the sailors launched in a…
Howth with summer unexpectedly returned. The two J/109s Indian (Colm Buckley & Simon Knowles) and Storm (Pat Kelly) chase Stephen O’Faherty’s Spirit 54 Soufriere in Saturday’s Autumn League Double Bill. Overall in class, Storm leads from Liam Burke’s Tribal from Galway Bay SC, with Indian third
Howth YC
Against many weather predictions, summer-like conditions at Howth Yacht Club blessed the third weekend of the Autumn League on Saturday afternoon with warm weather, increasingly bright sunshine, and an improving sailing breeze from south to southeast as the programme developed…
Sailors from Malahide Yacht Club, Howth Yacht Club, Greystones Sailing Club and the National Yacht Club took part in this first introductory day
420
Sunshine on Saturday greeted the groups of sailors taking part in the first of the 420 sailing introduction days. Groups of six sailors used the class association training boats to get their first taste of sailing in these Irish Sailing…
Aoife Hopkins, Ireland's U21 Laser Radial European Champion, also achieved a whopping 601 points in her Leaving Cert this Summer
Tokyo 2020
How do you strike a balance between the sport you love and a life outside it? How do you achieve great results but still have other strings to your bow? A criticism that is often levelled at performance athletes is…
Fickle breeze was the theme of the opening day at the J24 World Championship in Mississauga
J24
Howth Yacht Club's J24 under–25 team are in the top third of the 63–boats J24 World Championships in Ontario, Canada. Sailing the HYC J–boat Scandal, the only Irish sailing in the event are skippered by Lizzy McDowell with Ciaran White, Darragh White, Harry Conin…
Altair from Cork Harbour (K Dorgan, Cobh SC) holding on the right in Sunday’s sunshine at the SB20 Nationals at Howth. They placed 17th overall in a hot fleet
SB20
New SB20 World Corinthian Champion Michel O’Connor of Royal St George YC took the class’s Irish title yesterday afternoon after a hectic series at Howth Yacht Club in which the 21–strong fleet experienced an entire year’s worth of weather in…
The 2017 SB20 Nationals are being held in Howth Yacht Club
SB20
Recently crowned Corinthian SB20 World Champions Michael O'Connor, Davey Taylor and Edward Cook are eyeing the Irish National title in Howth Yacht Club next weekend as the class surges ahead of the European Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club…
Cruisers two winner Checkmate from Howth Yacht Club
Greystones Harbour
It was a case of third time lucky for Sunday's Greystones Regatta in County Wicklow. Despite a limp forecast, the full two race programme was sailed today in ideal sailing conditions, banishing the curse of the last two editions that have been cut…
Racing at Howth Yacht Club’s Autumn League
Howth YC
#HYC - Entries are open for Howth Yacht Club’s 38th Autumn League, which runs for six weeks from Saturday 16 September. Combining quality keelboat racing with a lively après-sail social schedule, this year’s event will see the continuation of the…
Phil Plumtree's Swuzzlebubble, the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classic Cup winner at Kinsale. This is the third win for Swuzzlebubble in three events, each with a different owner
Kinsale
Mark Mansfield, tactician on The Big Picture, fourth overall at August's Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classic Cup 2017, reviews progress in the Class and the Kinsale Yacht Club event. Having done the last two versions of this event I…

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