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(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…
The distinctive livery of Runaway Bus photographed off Daunt Rock in 2011. The UK Quarter Tonner is joining Kinsale's Quarter Ton fleet next week
Kinsale
The Irish Quarter Ton fleet will be getting a new addition this Autumn with the arrival of the very distinctive and well known Quarter Tonner, Runaway Bus writes Bob Bateman Kinsale Yacht Club's Alan Mulcahy has bought the 1977–vintage craft made…
John Twomey, with crew, at the helm of his Sonar keelboat
Olympic
John Twomey, Ireland’s most decorated Paralympian athlete, to host exclusive black-tie ball in Cork in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland.  The Cork Jazz Ball in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland is set to take place at the Clayton Silver Springs…
Dragons racing was cancelled in Kinsale Yacht Club
Dragon
The second day of racing at the Dragon South Coast Championships has been cancelled at Kinsale Yacht Club following two one hour postponements this morning writes Bob Bateman. Race Officer Alan Crosbie went out in a RIB to inspect the…
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…
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…
Phil Plumtree, skipper of Swuzzlebubble (centre) receives the overall trophy from Thomas Roche, Commodore of Kinsale YC (left) and Philippe Pilate, President of the Half Ton Class at the prize-giving for the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup 2017 at Kinsale Yacht Club, Ireland
Kinsale
With the overall regatta decided on the penultimate day, the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup was presented to Phil Plumtree and the crew of Swuzzlebubble at Kinsale Yacht Club, Ireland on Friday night. A single ‘round the cans’…
Another first and second place on Thursday saw Swuzzlebubble start the coastal course with a commanding nine-point advantage
Kinsale
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…
Swuzzlebubble skippered by Phil Plumtree (UK) leads at Kinsale's Half Ton Cup
Kinsale
Winds in excess of 30–knots off the Old Head of Kinsale forced the abandonment of the programme for Day 3 of the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club, Ireland. Although the conditions had eased by…
Phil Plumtree’s Swuzzlebubble leads at the Half ton Cup. Scroll down the page for gallery of photos
Kinsale
Phil Plumtree’s Swuzzlebubble found form on the second day of racing at the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club with two wins and two second places during a long day afloat sailed in ideal conditions.…
Consistent sailing for Nigel Biggs put the British team in the lead of the Half Ton Cup in Kinsale
Kinsale
Nigel Biggs on his newly-refurbished Checkmate XVIII leads the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club after a rain-soaked opening day but only two points separate first to fourth places. Although Phil Plumtree’s two-times past champion…
Nigel Biggs' Checkmate XVIII, the UK entry came to the assistance of a Finnish rival in Kinsale as the call went out for a spare mast
Kinsale
As the 21-strong fleet (just two down from expectations in March) for the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club prepares for race one this morning, a race against time has been ongoing since Friday to…
Dave Cullen’s recent victories on Checkmate XV at Dun Laoghaire Regatta and the Sovereigns Cup places him best of the home fleet
Kinsale
With a 21-strong record entry, three new boats, a formidable defending title-holder and a two-times runner-up all in the mix, next month’s Euro Car Parks sponsored Half Ton Classics Cup has all the ingredients for a memorable championship from Sunday…
European Medals Winner Gina Griffin from Kinsale Yacht Club. Scroll down for homecoming gallery below
Kinsale
European Medals Winner Gina Griffin arrived home today from Polands to a hero's welcome at Cork Airport. Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Tom Roche led the KYC welcoming party, along with family and many friends from the KYC Sailability Class. Griffin…
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy on duty as Race Officer at June's ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
ISA
This summer I’ll be wearing two hats – one as President of Irish Sailing, and the other as a Race Official at several events, and a very busy summer it is proving to be writes Jack Roy It’s been a…
The all conquering Fools Gold crew from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club with the 2017 Sovereign's Cup. Straight wins across the series - a string of six bullets - in Class 1 IRC which was the largest division with 16 boats out of the 98-strong fleet meant Rob McConnell’s result was the best score of the event. Pictured (Back row) left to right: Roy Darrer - Helm Stephen McConnell - Bow Rob McConnell - Skipper Aaron Power - Trimmer 2 Dougie Power - Mast  Graham Curran - Trimmer 1  (Front row) left to right: Stephen Ryan - Backup Trimmer Marcella Connolly - Mid-bow Greg Morrisey  - Pit Tom Fitzpatrick -Tactician. Not pictured: Brian Heneghan
Sovereign's Cup
The standout performance of the 2017 O'Leary Life Sovereign’s Cup was Rob McConnell’s Fool’s Gold, with a string of six bullets in a Class 1 IRC fleet jam-packed with top-notch racers and no less than eleven J109s writes Peadar Murphy.…

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