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Ross O'Leary was the winner of the second race of the DBSC Laser Standard fleet
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Asterix, 2. Papytoo, 3. Saki Combined Cruisers: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Extreme Reality Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Alias, 3. Diane II B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Bees Wing, 3. Isolde B211 Echo:…
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…
The RStGYC U25 squad were in winning form this past weekend
The Royal St George Yacht Club had reason to celebrate when members of the U25 squad took Class 1 and won the overall team prize in the Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm Regatta this past weekend. With Niamh…
The popular Douglas “Dougie” Deane in 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Douglas Deane of Crosshaven, for many years one of Cork Harbour’s best-known sailing figures afloat and ashore. His funeral will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11.30am in St Brigid’s…
James Dwyer Matthews of RCYC / KYC
The weather gods conspired against sailors on the final day of the 2019 Optimist Nationals At Howth YC. The senior fleet were sent out first this morning on their own in a strong breeze, to race and to test the…
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Cathaoirleach Shay Brennan presents the 'Spirit of Sailability' trophy to Mary Duffy for her 'determination and sportsmanship competing solo in very challenging conditions'
Today's second day of racing at the Sailability President’s Cup and Hansa National Championships was cancelled in anticipation of more than 20 knots of breeze forecast at the Royal St George Yacht Club on Dublin Bay this morning. As Afloat reported…
George Sisk's Wow from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the IRC and ECHO winner of DBSC's Class Zero
Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. D-Tox Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Wow, 2. D-Tox Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Gringo, 3. Bon Exemple Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. White Mischief, 2. Gringo, 3. Bon Exemple Cruiser 1…
Hansa dinghies racing in the first day of the President's Cup at Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay
This weekend the Royal St George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour is hosting the President’s Cup and Hansa National Championships. Inaugurated by Paralympian John Twomey this Irish interprovincial regatta is the highlight of the Sailability calendar. Promoted by Sailability…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay
SB20: 1. Venuesworld.com, 2. Carpe Diem, 3. So Blue Sportsboat: 1. Jitterburg, 2. Jheetah, 3. Zelus Dragon: 1. Zin Zan, 2. Phantom Flying 15: 1. Betty, 2. A Mere Triffle, 3. Snow White Ruffian: 1. Shannagh, 2. Bandit, 3. Alias…
The International Optimist Dinghy Worlds at Howth in 1981, when the 130-strong fleet from 26 nations covered the sea so tightly that Lambay was almost invisible
When Howth Yacht Club hosted the 1981 Optimist Worlds, it was while the harbour was in the midst of a major redevelopment project writes W M Nixon. Yet young sailors from 26 nations provided a fleet of 130 boats, and…
The J109 Powder Monkey was third in the DBSC Combined Cruisers race
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Grasshopper 2, 2. Saki, 3. Papytoo Combined Cruisers: 1. Elandra, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Powder Monkey Sportsboat: 1. George 3, 2. Jay-Z, 3. Sea Jade Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Bandit, 3. Ruff Diamond B211…
A race start at the Flying Fifteen Championships staged by the Royal St George Yacht Club
The Irish Flying Fifteen fleet had their last provincial event, the South Coast Championships, last weekend before the Subaru sponsored World Championships are hosted by the National Yacht Club at the end of this month writes Cormac Bradley. This time…
Howth 17s revelling in a good westerly breeze – the new 2019 ‘National’ Champion Deilginis is on the extreme right, overall runner-up Leila is third from left, and third-placed Oonagh (yellow hull) is third from right
The classic Howth Seventeens have not survived and thrived since 1898 through having a narrow perception of themselves writes W M Nixon. When they decided some years ago to add an annual two-day championship to their already busy 60-race season…
 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…
Juggernot 2 was second in DBSC IRC One tonight
There was a strong turnout tonight of 126 boats for Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday night racing given the holiday season. It was a boisterous evening on the bay with one boat dismasted. DBSC Results for 08/08/2019 Cruiser 0 IRC:…
The first Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm regatta takes place next week at the National Yacht Club
The first Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm regatta takes place next week 17 & 18 August at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire writes Treasa Cox of Irish Sailing. Women have been sailing against each other for…
Glendun was the winner of tonight's Glen race
Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Papytoo, 2. Pamafe, 3. Asterix Combined Cruisers: 1. Hot Cookie, 2. Kalamar, 3. Elandra Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Carmen, 3. Diane II B211 One Design: 1. Yikes, 2. Small Wonder, 3. Isolde B211 Echo: 1.…
Brian Jones, RCYC Rear Admiral Dinghies pictured centre with volunteers, sailors and supporters to launch DinghyFest 2019. Pictured also Jonathan Horgan, Jonathan O’Shaughnessy, Celine McGrath (CDF Committee), Andrew Crosbie and Emmet O’Sullivan
Claiming to be the 'largest stand-alone dinghy festival event in the country', the official launch of Cork Dinghy Fest took place in the Royal Cork Yacht Club last week. Royal Cork Yacht Club Rear Admiral Brian Jones was joined by…
Action from the 2019 Topper Worlds in Medemblik
A top five finish for Royal Cork’s Cillian Foster in the 5.3 was the best of a number of strong results for Irish youth sailors at the Topper Worlds in Medemblik, Netherlands last weekend. Fellow Royal Cork sailor Neil O'Leary…
Harry Twomey racing with Harry Durcan on Day 5 of the Zhik 29er Worlds in Gdynia, Poland
Harry Durcan and Harry Twomey finished ninth overall at the Zhik 29er World Championships in Poland, which drew to a close yesterday (Saturday 3 August), scoring Ireland’s best result ever in the competition. And it marks another remarkable result for…

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