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A crowded start line for the 2016 Round Ireland Race from Wicklow, part of the RORC Points Championships
The 2018 Royal Ocean Racing Club Season's Points Championship continues with the first of the domestic offshore races, the Cervantes Trophy, which starts on May 5th followed by the North Sea Race, which starts on May 11th. In excess of…
Fools Gold will contest the IRC Euros in the Solent in June and the IRC/ORC Offshore Worlds in The Hague in July
Sovereign's Cup winner Fools Gold skippered by Rob McConnell from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club will contest the first IRC European Championship ever to be held on the Solent in mid-June. The Irish boat will be hoping for a repeat of the…
Sitting on the rail aboard Slack Alice in Kinsale's Spring Series
There has been controversy and disagreement in cruiser racing about crews ‘hiking out’ through lifelines on deck to get more upper body weight extended to help boat balance and performance … Rule changes have now come to “sitting on the…
Howth J109 Storm is a 2017 Scottish Series winner, a regatta that is part of the GBR IRC Championships programme
Sailors in the UK are enjoying spring racing and looking forward to the summer season, including the varied selection of International Rating Certificate (IRC) Championships that includes sailing events in the Irish Sea that attract interest from the Irish Cruiser…
James Chalmer's J/35 Bengal Magic is RORC's IRC Two Easter Challenge champion
It was a windless Easter Sunday for the third and final day of the RORC Easter Challenge that saw Ireland's only entry record a creditable fifth overall on the Solent. As Afloat.ie reported earlier, former Cork Corinthian Quarter Ton Cup Champion Jason…
Cork's Jason Losty sailing Altair tacks (IRL3670) on the approach to a weather mark on the Solent yesterday during the RORC Easter Challenge
Former Cork Corinthian Quarter Ton Cup Champion Jason Losty is lying fifth overall at this weekend's RORC Easter Challenge on the Solent sailing his First 36.7 Altair in the 12–boat IRC Twodivision after six races sailed. Losty is six points off third…
Paul Kavanagh’s veteran Swan 44 Pomeroy Swan sailed with success for Ireland on the RORC circuit during 2017, but the only time she was seen in Irish waters was when she rounded the rock during the Rolex Fastnet Race. This year, she’ll be seen in more detail in the Volvo Round Ireland Race
With just over 13 weeks to go to the start of the 2018 edition of the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht race, 37 boats have already taken advantage of the Early Bird entry rates writes W M Nixon. But the Early…
Rob McConnell's Fool's Gold from Waterford Harbour intends using Howth Yacht Club's Wave Regatta as a final preparation for IRC European Championships at Cowes
With under a week remaining before the early bird entry deadline for Howth Yacht Club's Wave Regatta 2018, the latest entry for the June Bank Holiday weekend regatta at the north Dublin venue is planning a highly competitive campaign including…
Tim Thubron has competed in numerous RORC races both in the UK and abroad
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has announced the appointment of Tim Thubron to the post of Deputy Racing Manager. Thubron brings to the team a wealth of experience in yacht racing, both as a skipper of successful racing teams whilst…
 The 2018 IRC European Championship will be held for the first time in Cowes, UK this summer
Following its debut as part of Cork Week in 2016 and a stand-alone event held in Marseille in 2017, the IRC European Championship this year will take place out of one of its spiritual homes. Coming to Cowes for the…
Kenny Rumball (above) will chat about his dinghy sailing and youth racing which was where he learned his skills
As part of the Irish National Sailing School 40th Birthday Celebrations the country's leading sailing school is hosting a series of free talks and events starting tonight when School Principal Kenneth Rumball will share tales about his background and the…
North Sails UK and Jim Saltonstall. Saltonstall is one of several highly respected experts offering free coaching advice to all, both on and off the water during the RORC Easter Challenge
There are many ways to improve your yacht racing: You can practice more, get a better boat and equip it better, with better sails. You can round up more talented crew, maybe even a pro or two. Frequently absent from…
Race Organiser Theo Phelan of Wicklow SC (left) and RORC Commodore Michael Boyd after the latter had finished the hugely-successful Volvo Round Ireland Race 2016 as the highest-placed Irish skipper
It’s the end of an era. Theo Phelan of Wicklow, who has been intimately involved with the organsation of the biennial Round Ireland Race since 2008, has stood down from his demanding and time-consuming position after ten years in roles…
Conor Fogerty – Sailor of the Year 2017, and now Sailor of the Month (Offshore) for February 2018
Less than a fortnight after he’d been declared the Afloat.ie/Irish Sailing/Volvo Sailor of the Year 2017 in Dublin, Conor Fogerty of Howth Yacht Club was back on the podium in Antigua, having been declared runaway winner of Class 3 in the…
For the C600 this year, Fogerty took delivery of a North Sails 3Di offshore mainsail for BAM!
Last week's RORC Caribbean class winner Conor Fogerty, skipper of the Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 BAM!, has given a thumbs up to his new sail wardrobe from North Sails Ireland. The race was very windy with Fogerty, the Irish Sailor of the…
A new Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 is commissioned at MGM Boats this week
Just as the Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 success story that is BAM! celebrates yet another victory in the West Indies this weekend, a sister-ship is being unveiled in Dun Laoghaire Harbour by Irish Jeanneau dealers MGM Boats.  The new Dublin Bay…

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