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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
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…
ISORA racers, including the INSS sailing school entry J109 Jedi (centre), at the start of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, part of last year's ISORA calendar
2017 was the best season for Irish Sea offshore racing (ISORA) in many years with 68 boats taking part in the 15-race series writes ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan. In 2016, 54 boats took part. To put these numbers in context, in…
Santa makes a splash for Simon – National Yacht Club members – including Santa – take the plunge for Simon, the homeless charity
National Yacht Club members braved the chilly waters of Dublin Bay this morning in aid of Simon, the charity that prevents and addresses homelessness. The Christmas Eve dip that raised over €2,000 was organised by the NYC's John Corcoran who was first…
Finn Lynch on the podium in the Canaries this month
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…
Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club will receive €142,375 to increase women and teenagers participation in sailing
Irish sailing clubs are among 1,700 sports clubs nationwide receiving €56m in the latest round of sports capital grants, it was confirmed this morning. (Download the full list of grants awarded below).  30 sailing clubs throughout the country will share…
National Yacht Club junior sailors celebrate sailing achievements in Dun Laoghaire. Scroll down for more photos
On Saturday November 25, the National Yacht Club hosted its annual junior awards dinner for 2017. Over 200 parents and children attended the event to celebrate junior sailing success on the water and to award the junior perpetual trophies.  Trophies…
DBSC fleets sail in four separate race areas, served by two state–of–the art committee boats including Freebird above pictured here on duty at the DBSC Turkey Shoot series
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore, reviews the 2017 sailing season on the capital's waters that will be celebrated tonight (Friday, 17th November) at the annual DBSC prizegiving at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. A full…
Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox and the crew of the J109 Mojito, overall ISORA champions
240 ISORA competitors and guests attended the 2017 awards ceremony and dinner at the National Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire last Saturday writes Mark Thompson. ISORA chairman Peter Ryan kept the evening on track, with awards of both the perpetual…
“A man who really enjoyed his sailing” – the late Paddy Kirwan at the helm of his Club Shamrock Boomerang, which he owned and campaigned for 19 years. Photo courtesy Ann Kirwan

Paddy Kirwan 1929-2017

14th November 2017 ISA
Officially he was Captain Patrick Kirwan, a retired Senior Pilot with Aer Lingus. But for his many friends and shipmates in sailing at home and abroad, he was always Paddy Kirwan, whose death at the age of 88 has taken…
More breeze for race two of the Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay. Scroll down for photo gallery below
In a second week of strong winds and exhilarating sailing, leading J109 yachts competing in the Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot recorded speeds of 15–knots today. After a short upwind leg and a gybe at the outfall mark off…
Overall ISORA Champion Mojito
ISORA has reviewed a buoyant 2017 offshore sailing season in a just published online yearbook. The Irish Sea yacht racing body has compiled its race reports into one handy publication – with plenty of photos – that sets out the record season of activity on…
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…
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…
Ronan Beirne (left) with John Leech of LDYC (centre) and David Mulvin, winners of the Flying Fifteen Western Championships on Lough Derg
The National Yacht Club's David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne lifted the Flying Fifteen Western Championships after four races sailed on Lough Derg yesterday as part of the Lough Derg Yacht Club's Freshwater Keelboat Regatta writes our special correspondent. The annual…
UCD Sailing Team L-R- Conor Foley, Luke Murphy, Jack Higgins, Nicole Hemeryck, Lucy McCutcheon, Patrick Cahill, Conor Kneafsey at the Student Yachting World Cup
After a lively opening ceremony held on Tuesday night, the UCD Team Ireland had an exciting first day of racing today at the Student Yachting World Cup in France. Enjoying moderate winds, the Race Officer managed to run five races today,…

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