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Eighteen entries have been received from far and wide for the RIYC event, including one from the UK
The Squib class Irish Championships takes place in the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay this weekend. Eighteen entries have been received from far and wide, including one from the UK. Based on the regional championship events…
Aurelia is in the hunt for overall ISORA honours
The 12th race in the ISORA Offshore Series took place on Saturday the 11th of August, with 11 of the 13 entered boats coming to the start for an 08.00 gun writes ISORA Chief Peter Ryan. Many of the regular…
DBSC Results for Thursday, 16 August 2018
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. Wow, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. White Mischief, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Warrior, 2. Bon Exemple, 3.…
Ruffian Ruff Diamond was second in last night's DBSC race
Cruiser 3 Tuesday: 1. Papytoo, 2. Maranda, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers Tuesday: 1. Elandra, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Hot Cookie Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Ruff Diamond B211 One Design: 1. Yikes, 2. Beeswing, 3. Isolde B211 ECHO: 1. Yikes, 2. Beeswing,…
Howth’s Conor Fogerty & Simon Knowles in Bam!, are offshore beyond Valentia Island. See pre race video interview with Fogerty below.
The anticipated freshening sou’westers have been taking their toll as the Sevenstar fleet race along Ireland’s Atlantic seaboard writes W M Nixon. On-water leader Corum (Nicolas Troussel) – having been hitting speeds of 16 knots once she’d the Blaskets astern…
Howth's Yacht Club Fogerty & Knowles in Wing Position in Round Britain & Ireland Fleet
After the second night at sea in the RORC Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race, the fleet find themselves still slugging to windward in the area west and northwest of the Isles of Scilly writes W M Nixon. They’re in…
Royal Irish yacht Raptor (Denis Hewitt) was third in Cruiser 1 IRC in Thursday's DBSC racing
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Wow, 3. Hot Cookie Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. YoYo, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Something Else, 2. Gringo, 3. Raptor Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Jump The Gun, 2. Something Else, 3.…
Howth's Jonny Swan in Harmony, a Humphreys' design from 1980, is heading for the 2018 Half Ton Classics Cup at Nieuwpoort in Belgium next week
Howth Yacht Club's Dave Cullen in the 1985 Humphreys designed Checkmate XV and Jonny Swan in Harmony, an earlier Humphreys' design from 1980, are both heading for the 2018 Half Ton Classics Cup at Nieuwpoort in Belgium next week. The…
Campaign sponsor Aidan McManus (left) of the King Sitric restaurant in Howth with Simon Knowles (centre) and Conor Fogerty relaxing in their home port with a pint in the King Sitric prior to departure for the Cowes start of the Round Britain and Ireland Race on Sunday
The 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race  has a record entry of Two-Handed and Class 40 teams and Ireland is in the mix with the potent Howth Yacht Club duo Conor Fogerty and Simon Knowles in the much-fancied Jeanneau…
The Olsen 30 Coracle (Kieran Collins) is competing in Calves Week Class Two
The weather gods continued to shine on PRO Alan Crosbie and his well-drilled team at sunny Gas Calves Week in Schull, West Cork as the large fleet lined up in a 15–knot westerly wind for another inner harbour start on day…
Aoife Hopkins took a Laser Radial World Championships race win today in Aarhus
Aoife Hopkins from Howth Yacht Club won today’s only race in the Laser Radial event at the Sailing World Championships. It repeated Finn Lynch’s win on Tuesday in the men's Laser class to give both Irish front-runners some fine individual…
Dorothy Matthews took first place in Kinsale Regatta just before heading to Longcheer, Shenzen, China for the Topper World Championship
It’s great to see young sailors enthusiastic about the sport. Watching Topper dinghy sailors training for their big challenge, with determination and focus, is encouraging. The sport has a future if it can hold onto young sailors. This weekend young…
The Dublin Bay B211 fleet were racing on Tuesday evening
Cruiser 3 Tuesday: 1. Maranda, 2. Saki, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers Tuesday: 1. Elandra, 2. Hot Cookie, 3. Jalapeno Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Ruff Diamond, 3. Diane II B211: 1. Yikes, 2. Ventuno, 3. Beeswing B211: 1. Yikes, 2. Beeswing,…
The Baily Headland at the north side of Dublin Bay is often in the midst of rough water, but in high summer with the vintage Howth 17s having their annual race round to Clontarf Regatta, it's in a benign mood. This is Joanna Cawley and Holly O'Doherty aboard Pauline in a race which was won by Isobel (Conor & Brian Turvey)
Howth Yacht Club will find itself in double focus this coming weekend, with the Club's historic 1898-founded Howth 17s staging their Annual Championship off the peninsula port, while down in the Solent on Sunday 12th August, leading HYC member Conor…
The GBR team of Alex Colquitt/Rebecca Coles show off their impressive speed at the Howth Championships
420 week concluded today at Howth Yacht Club with the third day of racing in the 2018 420 Open and National Championships. And what a week it was, it kicked off with a three-day training module followed by a second…
KBC Bank is the new title sponsor of Howth Yacht Club’s Autumn League
#HYC - Howth Yacht Club’s annual Autumn League gets a whole new makeover for 2018 with a new sponsor, plenty of weekly prizes and promotions, and a full entertainment programme. Racing in the KBC Autumn League 2018 begins on Saturday…
David Gorman (right) & Chris Doorly (left) of the NYC are presented with the Facet Trophy by Pat Shannon
What has now become an established event in the DBSC Flying Fifteen calendar the Facet Jewellers Trophy presented and donated by Pat Shanahan of Facet Jewellers took place over the weekend with a 17– strong fleet and was won by David…
White Sail Cruisers competing on Dublin Bay
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Hot Cookie Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Wow, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Hot Cookie Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Something Else, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Raptor, 2. Something…
A start in the women's Laser Radial class at the World Championships, a fleet in which Ireland has fielded two competitors
After two days of racing, Laser sailor Finn Lynch from the National Yacht Club had a fourth place, his second top ten of the four races, and lies 24th overall and inside the cut for the Gold fleet at the…
All in blue – Team IRL at the opening ceremony of the World Sailing Championships in Aarhus, Denmark
Howth Yacht Club’s Aoife Hopkins carried the Irish flag in tonight’s opening ceremony for the 90 nations represented at the Sailing World Championships in Denmark. Team Ireland has already been in action on Day One with two Finns competing in…

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