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Big gusts  for the second day of racing at the J109 Nationals on Dublin Bay
John Maybury's consistent Joker 2 has won the J109 National Championships after six races sailed at the Royal Irish Yacht Club today.  Maybury won half of the six races in the series but counted all six results in the top three.…
Joker 2 skippered by John Maybury leads the J109 National Championships
The host club's Joker 2 skippered by John Maybury leads the J109 National Championships after the first three races sailed from the Royal Irish Yacht Club today.  Racing in southerly winds gusting to 20-knots, poor visibility on Dublin Bay kept crews…
The newly-restored Marguerite of 1896 vintage is the latest addition to Dun Laoghaire’s flotilla of classic yachts
Anyone sailing in Dun Laoghaire on one of those gentler days which have occasionally punctuated this Autumn’s meteorological extremities could have been forgiven if they thought they were seeing a ghost writes W M Nixon. White of hull – very…
Saskia Tidey (right) and Charlotte Dobson have been selected for Team GB for Tokyo
Although Team Ireland hopes were dashed when Annalise Murphy quit the 49erFX for a Radial return this month there is consolation in fledgeling skiff circles that another Dun Laoghaire sailor has reached the standard and been confirmed for the women's…
Jerry Dowling pictured with his winning Sportsboat team mates Stefan Hyde and Jimmy Dowling. Jerry will be appointed SB20 World Chairman next month
Irish SB20 Champion Jerry Dowling will travel to the class World Championships in Hyeres next month to be appointed SB20 World Council Chairman.  The international honour for the Irish one-design sailor comes with the unanimous support of the World Council and…
Royal Irish Yacht Club Vice Commodore Pat Shannon (second from left) presents the overall trophy to the winning Bád Kilcullen crew Kieran Dorgan (left) Stefan Hyde and son and Jimmy Dowling
The Stefan Hyde steered Bád Kilcullen with crew Jimmy Dowling and Kieran Dorgan of the Royal Irish Yacht Club has won the SB20 National Championships on home waters after leading for the entirety of the eight-race series. From an entry…
Rubadubdub sailed by Nick Doherty,Conor O'Regan and Gareth Nolan of the NYC are in ninth place
Three wins from three races gives Bád Kilcullen (Stefan Hyde, Jimmy Dowling and Kieran Dorgan) the perfect start to their SB20 National Championships campaign at the Royal Irish Yacht Club today. 20 boats are competing in the Dubarry-sponsored sportsboat event on…
31.7 National Champion - Crazy Horse
Frank Heath's 'Crazy Horse' crew were the winners of the Beneteau 31.7 National Championships 2019 at the Royal Irish Yacht Club yesterday. Heath, of the host club, emerged three points clear in the nine boat fleet after six races sailed…
Great Britain’s Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey (right) competing in Tokyo
In the 49erFX class, Great Britain’s Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey from the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire  have lead the 49erFX fleet since the opening race of the Ready Steady Tokyo, the official test event for the…
 Act 2 Owners Michael O’Leary, David Andrews and Tom Roche all of the Royal Irish Yacht Club with their crew and supporters celebrate in Schull on their Calves Week win in the Fastnet Race
The successful Dun Laoghaire White Sails Dufour 425 campaigner 'Act 2', was back in the silverware this week with a win in the Fastnet race at Calves Week. Owners Michael O’Leary, David Andrews and Tom Roche, all former international offshore…
Conor Gorman
Conor Gorman was the winner of the Laser 4.7 division of the JLL sponsored Royal Irish Yacht Club Junior Regatta yesterday. The National Yacht Club sailor, who took third at the Laser Connaughts on Lough Derg at the weekend, emerged…
Nigel Biggs' Checkmate XVIII
The Half Tonners in IRC 2 rival the J/109s in IRC1 in their cut-throat competition at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, and for the final contest it was Jonny Swan (HYC) with Harmony who found his mojo to sail a dream…
John Maybury has successfully defended his IRC One title in the J109 Joker II
It was with the numerous J/109s in IRC 1 that blood was on the bay today at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, with the narrow overnight lead of Outrajeous (Richard Colwell & John Murphy) snatched away by a final win by…
Overall winner Mermaid (Seamus Fitzpatrick), right. clears Dalkey Island as George Sisk's Wow passes astern
Seamus Fitzpatrick’s elegant First 50 Mermaid IV (RIYC) was back on form today to win the IRC Coastal Division of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta today and thus was able to discard yesterday’s unwelcome 11th to put her into the overall lead…
The Colleens are after the Buoys at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
There’s a finishing buoy in there somewhere (see above) as Hal Sisk in Colleen Ban (26) chases Dermot O’Flynn in Colleen Deas (28) for the final few yards in the first racing for Colleens in Dublin Bay in 114 years.…
A long way from the original very basic idea of an “Asylum Harbour” with just one breakwater at Dun Laoghaire. Richard Brydges Beechey’s painting of the Royal St George YC Regatta in Kingstown Royal Harbour in 1874 captures the essence of a Golden Era. Although most of the course was in the bay and out to the Kish, even the largest yachts were expected to round a markboats in the harbour close off the Clubhouse, and the finish was in the harbour
When the Earl of Kildare - subsequently the Duke of Leinster – commissioned the building of his fine new townhouse in 1745 in what was then the unfashionable south side of Dublin, he can scarcely have imagined that nearly three…

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