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Howth Yacht Club's members are of course absolutely tops in modesty. Which is just as well, as this past weekend – the last in September yet with summery weather – experienced some of the best racing conditions ever seen in…
Close finish at Schull - new All-Ireland Junior Champion Rocco Wright of Howth (left) and his crew Nathan van Steenberge
Fresh back from being the youngest participant in the NYYC Invitationals racing ILC 37s at Newport, Rhode Island, 15-year-old Rocco Wright of Howth reactivated his well-proven dinghy-racing skills in jig time to emerge as the 2021 Junior All-Ireland Sailing Champion…
Kieran Collins Coracle IV leads at the RCYC AIB Autumn League
Kieran Collins Coracle IV of the host club leads the IRC Spinnaker 0/1 Division after the first race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's AIB Autumn League in Cork Harbour. The Olson 30 made the most of the big seas and strong…
DBSC held 350 Saturday yacht races in 2021 on Dublin Bay for over 20 classes including the Beneteau 31.7s pictured above
With the conclusion of Saturday racing at the weekend, Ireland's biggest sailing club brought the curtain down on its summer season in style, and overall results in all classes for the series are published below (subject to protest). Dublin Bay…
Ventuno (Rowan Fogerty') was the winner of the first race of the B211 class in DBSC's final  Saturday race of the AIB 2021 Summer season.
One hundred twenty-one boats turned out for the final races of the AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Summer Series in a moderate ESE to SE breeze on the bay. Patrick Burke's First 40 Prima Forte won the Cruisers Zero…
National 18 Class Captain Charles Dwyer (left) presents Bob Bateman with the Michael Sullivan Trophy for his exceptional support of the dinghy class
The National 18 class has shown its appreciation to Cork Harbour-based photographer Bob Bateman for his 'outstanding support' of the dinghy class at its end of season meeting. Bateman, who is assisted by Mary Malone on many of his waterborne…
Mullaghmore Sailing Club's Regatta dining area was covered by upcycled sails and the Bar made from recycled wooden pallets
Mullaghmore Sailing Club has been awarded Silver Certification by Sailors for the Sea for its participation in the Clean Regattas Programme through its annual regatta. This is the first year that Mullaghmore regatta participated in the programme, a certification system enabling…
Number 19 Shindilla (Ali and Zoe Kissane) takes the gun
22 boats competed in the last Water Wag race of the AIB DBSC season in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Wednesday evening.  The race was won by boat number 19 Shindilla, sailed by Ali and Zoe Kissane. Number 15 (John O’Driscoll)…
The National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour successfully staged the 2021 championships
With the 2022 ICRA National Championships combining with Cork Week next July, the cruiser-racer body is inviting potential host clubs to 'apply' to host its National Championships in 2023 and also 2024. The 2021 Championships, the first to be held…
The Waterman brothers' Saxon Senator will compete in RCYC's AIB Autumn League
"We have a lot of quick boats entered, and it's going to be a very competitive and hotly-contested league," predicts the Royal Cork's Rear Admiral for Keelboats, Daragh Connolly, as he assembles fleet arrangements for the Autumn League, which begins…
The Cork Harbour One Design Jap is the oldest yacht in the 10th-anniversary edition of the Centenary Trophy, and the smallest of the competing boats in Saint Tropez
Royal Cork Yacht Club Olympic helmsman Harold Cudmore will be on the tiller of the oldest and the smallest yacht at the classic yacht Centenary Trophy fleet in Saint Tropez later this month. Cudmore is skippering RCYC's restored Cork Harbour One…
At the start of Sunday's Kish Race, the keenly-raced vintage Nich 31 Saki (third left, Michael Ryan & Paget McCormack) has her spinnaker up and drawing to perfection, powering her along on a perfect sailing day for the second race of the DBSC Cruiser 3 Championship.
Two days of sunny Dublin Bay perfection, with light easterlies on Saturday and an initially brisk westerly on Sunday, provided the notably sociable DBSC Cruisers 3 with an ideal launch pad for their new style championship, which produced an oven-ready…
In at the wall - the Classic Half Tonner Checkmate XVIII (Nigel Biggs) has logged another win in the Beshoff Motors Autumn League at Howth
With distinctly brisker weather forecast for this coming weekend, it may well be that Saturday’s second contest of the six weekend Beshoff Motors Autumn League at Howth was the Last of the Summer Wine, with just enough power in the…
Flying Fifteen East Coast Champions - Nigel Biggs and Peter Evans of Howth Yacht Club
Despite an overnight cushion of six points, Nigel Biggs and Peter Evans of Howth Yacht Club were chased all the way in today's final races of the Flying Fifteen Irish East Coast Championships off Dun Laoghaire Harbour.  Five races were…
Anthony O'Leary's Royal Cork crew finished fourth overall at the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
For the second time in three editions, Southern Yacht Club will leave the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court with the most prestigious trophy in Corinthian sailing, the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, firmly in its collective grasp.…
Ffast Antic sailed by Andrew McCleery and Colin Dougan of Killyleagh Yacht Club on 17 points are lying third at the 2021 Flying fifteen East Coast Championships on Dublin Bay
With three results in the top five, Nigel Biggs and Peter Evans from Howth Yacht Club lead a buoyant 23-boat Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships after three races sailed in light winds and strong tides on Dublin Bay. Racing on…
The all-black Quarter Tonner Cartoon, skippered by Sybil McCormack and Ken Lawless on her way out to a light airs DBSC race course from Dun Laoghaire Harbour
In the first race of the Cruiser Three Championships that include Dublin By Sailing Club's Saturday Series - and Sunday's Kish Race from the DMYC - the all-black Quarter Tonner Cartoon, skippered by Sybil McCormack and Ken Lawless won both DBSC's…
Finbarr O'Regan's Artful Dodjer from Kinsale Yach Club is one of two Cork entries competing in this weekend's Royal Irish Yacht club hosted J/109 National Championships
Three wins from three races in light and fickle conditions on Dublin Bay give the host club's John Maybury a clear lead in the J/109 National Championships 2021 at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Maybury's Joker II, a past class champion,…
(Right to left) Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and John Simms sailing Jaguar at the Dragon Nationals, Portugal
A Dublin-Belfast Dragon keelboat trio of Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and John Simms sailing Jaguar are lying second overall at the Portuguese National Championship 2021 after two races sailed.  The Dublin Bay entry broke a spinnaker pole in race one but still…
Howth Yacht Club had its best two results on Friday
Anthony O'Leary's Royal Cork Yacht Club is lying fourth overall but can retain its 2019 bronze medal if strong results are secured in Saturday's final two races of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Ireland's second team at the…

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