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UCD Sailing Team L-R- Conor Foley, Luke Murphy, Jack Higgins, Nicole Hemeryck, Lucy McCutcheon, Patrick Cahill, Conor Kneafsey at the Student Yachting World Cup
Youth Sailing
After a lively opening ceremony held on Tuesday night, the UCD Team Ireland had an exciting first day of racing today at the Student Yachting World Cup in France. Enjoying moderate winds, the Race Officer managed to run five races today,…
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Book Review
Dublin City is extremely vulnerable to coastal flooding which could cost at least €340 million in insurance claims alone, according to a new book, Dublin Bay – Nature and History (The Collins Press, price €24.99). Richard Nairn, one of three…
Flying fifteen winners Niall and Nikki Meagher in Ffantastic Mr Fox
Flying Fifteen
Niall and Nikki Meagher in Ffantastic Mr Fox had two great race wins in very difficult shifty conditions in the National Yacht Club Flying fifteen Frostbite Series on Sunday. The strong winds of the morning had abated and by the…
Breezy sailing for J109s at last year's DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay
Turkey Shoot
Rathfarnham Ford will continue its support of the country's biggest winter yacht racing when Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Turkey Shoot Series resumes next month. A series of seven races will be held on Sunday mornings from 5th November to 17th…
There were north-westerly 18-20 knot winds for Howth's Autumn League
Howth YC
This week and for the second time, HYC's Autumn League race management teams were presented with and efficiently managed the considerable challenge of running two races for the inshore and offshore fleets. Aided by some slight alterations to the sailing…
The late Martin Crotty (left) hands over the Chairmanship of the Dun Loaghaire to Dingle Race to Adam Winkelmann in the National Yacht Club, April 5th 2017
National YC

Martin Crotty 1945-2017

9th October 2017
Martin Crotty of the National Yacht Club, one of the great enhancers both of our sport and of life itself, has been taken from among us all too soon, and the thoughts of the Irish sailing community – and a…
The racing will showcase dinghy racing that takes place on Dublin Bay run by DBSC every Tuesday evening during the summer
RStGYC
An end of Season race for all Dublin Bay Dinghies fleets is taking place on Saturday, 21st October. To be called the 'Final Fling 2017',  the new fixture is supported by DBSC and hosted by Royal St. George Yacht Club. …
The Royal St George YC team include former winning helms, Martin Byrne pictured above at the helm of his Dragon, Jaguar.
Dragon
The RStGYC team retained the Cannonball Trophy for another year but only because there was no final result this weekend on the Solent. Racing was blown out on Saturday because of 25+knot winds all day. This was followed by literally…
Peter O'Leary and crew search for wind in a 1720. Scroll down the story for more photos
CH Marine Chandlery
Drifting conditions in Cork Harbour may have appeared beautiful to the onlooker but to the crews of the 52 boats competing in Royal Cork Yacht Club's CH Marine Autumn League it was very frustrating writes Bob Bateman. Outside Cork Harbour Race…
Two final races were completed In a strong thermal breeze which was a relief to the sailors after the light tricky conditions of the last few days
Laser
Aoife Hopkins finished 21st in the Senior European Laser Championships that concluded today in Barcelona. Rio Olympian Finn Lynch, in the men's standard rig division, finished in 33rd. There was a slight delay in the launching as once again the weather…
First overall - Pat and David Kelly's Storm
National YC
Three wins from five races in conditions ranging from heavy to light winds kept the Irish J109 Trophy in Howth Yacht Club hands as Pat and David Kelly's Storm succesfully defended its title at the National Yacht Club today. A…
Dublin University Sailing Club hosted the first of the four League events with the goal to grow team racing in the Leinster region
Team Racing
The first round of the Dublin Team Racing League was sailed in blustery conditions yesterday in the relative shelter of Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Carlisle Pier where up to 76 short, sharp races were scheduled. Dublin University Sailing Club hosted the…
Aoife Hopkins
Laser
Day five of the Senior European Laser Championships in Barcelona started with the usual postponement as the sailors waited for the thermal breeze to build. It was another tricky day with light winds, big shifts and a large sea swell.…
A 29er junior skiff dinghy flies past the Royal St. George Yacht Club during try–out sessions in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
RStGYC
Youth sailors were on the water for a breezy set of 29er skiff 'try–out sessions' in Dun Laoghaire Harbour today. The initiative, by the Royal St. George Yacht Club (RStGYC), is to help 'keep sailors in the sport at a…
Pat and David Kelly's Storm from Howth Yacht Club has started a successful defence of it's J109 title at Dun Laoghaire
National YC
Defending champion Pat Kelly's Storm from Howth Yacht Club is three points clear at the top of the J109 leaderboard after the first three breezy races at the National Yacht Club.  In a testing opening day on Dublin Bay, winds…
Aoife Hopkins in 11th leads Irish hopes at the Laser Euros
Laser
Dublin sailors Aoife Hopkins and Finn Lynch currently lead Irish hopes at the Laser European Championships in Barcelona after a delayed start this week.  Racing started yesterday with two races completed. Yesterday was cloudy and the sailors launched in a…
College team racing in Firefly dinghies in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. A new Dublin Team Racing League aims to build on September's Elmo Cup momentum and bridge the gap to college team racing
Team Racing
The Dublin University Sailing Club is hosting the first of four Dublin Team Racing League Events in Dun Laoghaire this Saturday, 7th of October. As discussed at the ISA meeting earlier in the year, the goal of the League is…
The Kelly family’s J/109 Storm from Rush SC and HYC is the defending champion in this weekend’s J/109 Open Nationals in Dublin Bay.
National YC
With something like 25 seriously-campaigned J/109s around Ireland and throughout the Irish Sea, obviously you wouldn’t expect every boat to be heading for this weekend’s Irish Open Nationals in Dun Laoghaire. But by any standards a crack fleet of 15…
Irish Sailing's J80 fleet has been purchased by the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
RStGYC
A group of Royal St. George Yacht Club members have 'joined together' to purchase Irish Sailing's ten-year-old J80 fleet on behalf of the Dun Laoghaire harbour Club. The Royal St. George Yacht Club was one of several bidders for the…
Some of the sailors who gathered for Blackrock Sailing Club's inaugural sail on the River Lee
Sailing Clubs
Blackrock Sailing Club on the River Lee in Cork Harbour became Ireland's newest sailing club last month when the new facility set sail in a fleet of refurbished Firefly dinghies operating from the pier at Blackrock village. At this stage…

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