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Another first and second place on Thursday saw Swuzzlebubble start the coastal course with a commanding nine-point advantage
With a scoresheet of mostly first and second places for the series, Phil Plumtree’s Swuzzlebubble won the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club, Ireland with just Friday’s eleventh race remaining. A breezy penultimate day ended…
Optimist sailors from across Ireland– and the UK– have gathered at the RIYC for the National Championships on Dublin Bay
Howth Yacht Club's Hugh Turvey has taken an early lead at the Optimist National Championships on Dublin Bay. The fourteen–year–old has worked out a decent margin in light winds after only two races sailed at the Royal Irish Yacht Club.…
Annalise Murphy – out of the Laser Radial Worlds
Becoming the Female World Champion at the Moth Worlds in July in Italy has come at a high price for Olympic Silver medallist Annalise Murphy. A violent capsize in the last race caused her to sustain a knee injury which subsquent scans…
An ancient class in the best of health. The Howth Seventeens Oona (left, Peter Courtney, built 1910), Isobel (Conor & Brian Turvey, built 1988) and Orla) (Ian Malcolm, built 2017) racing towards Ireland’s Eye in their Annual Championship on Saturday. In addition to their five race “National” Championship, the class provides about 60 club and regatta races in the course of the season
The Massey family’s 1907-built Deilginis of Howth Yacht Club has retained the Howth Seventeen Annual Championship after a five–race series concluded on Saturday with a countback following a points tie with the 1910-built Oona (Peter Courtney) writes W M Nixon.…
The Howth 17 Oonagh leading her sister-ship Deilginis, which will be defending the class’s championship title this weekend. Oonagh is owned by Peter Courtney, whose family have been involved with the class since 1907
With the world’s newest One-Design Keelboat class, the Volvo 65, currently celebrating its hugely successful debut in the Fastnet Race 2017, it’s more than appropriate that the world’s oldest keelboat OD, the 1898-vintage Howth Seventeen, should be staging its Annual…
Lough Derg's Aisling Keller (left) and Aoife Hopkins at the U21 World Championship prizegiving in Belgium
Lough Derg Yacht Club's Aisling Keller took seventh place overall at the under–21 Laser Radial World Championships closely followed by Irish team mate Aoife Hopkins of Howth YC in ninth place overall. The encouraging results achieved at the Nieuwpoort, Belgium venue…
Ireland was to the fore at the UK Laser Nationals in Abersoch, North Wales
Current Youth Sailing Champion Ewan McMahon may be in the superstar role in Irish junior sailing, but the Sutton, County Dublin family who sail out of Howth Yacht Club have a new wave of talent coming along. This was shown…
Harry Heijst’s classic S&S 41 Winsome racing in Cowes Week 2017. With Laura Dillon as lead helm, Winsome is among the front runners in the current Rolex Fastnet Race
It’s classic Fastnet Race Day One evening conditions, with the fleet plugging to windward along the coast of Dorset, and the tide about to turn foul at Portland Bill writes W M Nixon. With the relatively rapid progress westward through…
The breezy weather of late July 2017 captured in one image – Aoife Hopkins flying on her way to winning the Euro Women’s Under 21 Laser Championship at Douarnenez.
When that definitive image of young Aoife Hopkins leppin’ her Laser with rocket power out of a breaking wave at the European Women’s Laser Radials Under 21 Championship 2017 (July 17th to 24th) at Douarnenez in Brittany went viral, we…
The new Howth 17 Orla bound for her first race on Tuesday August 1st
There is something almost sacred about the arts and crafts of the boat-builder writes W M Nixon. As the warm and enthusiastic response to our recent story on Afloat.ie about the veteran Wexford boat-builder Larry Duggan reaching his ninetieth birthday…
Howth Yacht Club in North Dublin
#HYC - A new sailing school for North Dublin Bay is part of plans to secure the future of Howth Yacht Club. Commodore Joe McPeake laid out the club’s intentions in a statement on the HYC website in mid July,…
Royal Cork's David Kenefick had the top Irish result at the Moth World Championships in Italy
A fine turnout of Irish Moth sailors were rewared yesterday with three gold fleet finishes at the high–calibre 220–boat Moth World Championshis on Lake Garda, Italy. Royal Cork's David Kenefick was top Irish with a 31st in the Gold fleet…
Tom Dolan’s IRL 910 making a good start at Douarnenez in the mini-Fastnet in which he placed third, with his mainsail carrying the Smurfit Kappa logo for the first time
The great solo sailing challenges of world sailing are acquiring added stature as sailing is enmeshed in ever-more-advanced technologies. With fully-crewed vessels, interest in the people involved as individuals seems to decline in an inverse ratio to the rising graph…
The Irish Optimist sailing team at Dublin Airport, early this morning, on their way to Bulgaria
The Irish Optimist Sailing team are on their way to Burgas, Bulgaria to take part in the European Championships. Two hundred and fifty sailors will participate in the week-long event with ten races expected from 30th July to 5th August. The…
Euro Champ – Aoife Hopkins of Howth Yacht Club
With a first overall for Aoife Hopkins of Howth, a second overall for Aisling Keller of Lough Derg, and a seventh overall for Sally Bell from Belfast Lough, Ireland has made pretty much of a clean sweep of the Laser…
Aoife Hopkins has continued on top form at the Laser Radial Women’s Under 21 Euros at Douarnenez today.
Aoife Hopkins and Aisling Keller have strengthened Ireland’s dominance of the U21 Women’s Laser Radial Europeans at Douarnenez in Brittany today writes W M Nixon. With one race still to sail in the ten-race series, Hopkins has taken two more…

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