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A previous edition of Royal Cork Yacht Club's Cork Week Regatta fleet moored at Crosshaven
A bumper 2020 Cork Week Regatta planned for July to celebrate Royal Cork Yacht Club's 300th birthday has been cancelled over the Covid-19 emergency. All events scheduled in July for the Cork300 events series, which were to run across Cork…
The lift in of yachts at the RIYC has been postponed
The annual lift in of boats at the Royal Irish Yacht Club scheduled for April 1, that includes the biggest cruiser-racer fleet for next month's start of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Summer racing series, has been postponed. The lift-in is…
National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
In response to the continuing Covid-19 situation, the National Yacht Club has revised its plans for 2020 in preparation for the eventual resumption of sailing activity. Commodore Martin McCarthy says cost and staffing adjustments have been made to complete some…
John O'Gorman's Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 Hot Cookie from the National Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire is the latest entry into June’s Round Ireland Race from Wicklow
The latest entry into the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race is Dublin Bay’s Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600, 'Hot Cookie'. As David O'Brien points out in this morning's Irish Times newspaper the race entry is building towards a record entry. The…
The RIYC at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Royal Irish Yacht Club will be launching boats in less than a fortnight for the summer sailing season at Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay. Details of the annual lift-in are contained in a bulletin to members that sets out…
Lift in at the National Yacht Club
The National Yacht Club has decided to reschedule the lift-in back to its ‘normal’ mid-April weekend (eg back by one week) to Saturday 11th April. The lift-in had been brought forward by a week to Saturday 4th April as the…
Racing in the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
Next week's final race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Citroen South Spring Chicken Series and prizegiving have been postponed until September and it will be 'reviewed' at that time. The decision for the National Yacht Club hosted event comes…
Racing in yesterday's Lambay Race as part of Wave Regatta
Howth Yacht Club has decided to move its WAVE Regatta from the end of May to 11-13th September. The decision comes today as the Government moved to stem the spread of the coronavirus. WAVE Regatta is the first of the Summer's big…
The Round Ireland’s Eye Race gets a clean start on Saturday in the sheltered waters of Howth Sound for the finale of Howth YC’s annual Laser Winter Frostbite series, a regular feature since 1974
All-Ireland Junior Champion Chris Bateman of Monkstown Bay SC on Cork Harbour and seasoned participant Ronan Wallace of Wexford showed that local knowledge is not a pre-requisite to success in taking the top places in the time-honoured Round Ireland’s Eye…
Racing in the fourth race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
After four races sailed of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series, the 1720 sportsboat Ricochet leads overall with one race of the series left to sail on March 22nd.  Second overall in the Citroen South sponsored fixture is the Sigma 38…
The Spring Chicken fleet return to Scotsman's Bay in their fourth race of the DBSC Series
There was good news for DBSC Spring Chicken Series sailors who successfully completed their fourth race of the series in strong westerly winds this morning on Dublin Bay. The gusty conditions, however, proved too much for the DMYC Dinghy Frostbites…
The excitement for schoolkids getting afloat at Howth…. a new Bursary Scheme through Howth YC’s training Quest programme aims to spread the sailing net wider among primary schools on the peninsula.
Howth and its peninsula have been actively interacting with the sea since recorded history began, and instances of Howth children being taken sailing date back at least to the famous visit of Connacht’s sea queen Granuaille to Howth in the…
Overall leader Mermaid IV
Overall leader Mermaid IV will be in the first start of next Sunday's forecasted breeze fourth race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay.  As Afloat reported, the Beneteau 50-footer has a slender lead in the weather hit series…
The Cork Harbour One Design Elsie (Patrick Dorgan) at Glandore. She was designed by William Fife in 1895-96
Cork Harbour Master shipwright Mark Bushe will give a talk next week on the restoration of the 1896-built Cork Harbour One Design Elsie. The talk will take place at the Skippers and Members meeting in the Royal Cork Yacht Club…
Royal St. George Under 25 sailors celebrate at Oscars night in the club
The Royal St George Yacht Club hosted its annual Sailings Oscars for the 2019 Season at a black-tie gala event held in the Dun Laoghaire Club last Saturday. The event was very well attended and was an opportunity to celebrate…
The Royal Cork Yacht Club is going green for St Patrick’s Day in its 300th anniversary year
Yacht clubs around the globe are being encouraged to ‘Go Green’ for St Patrick’s Day to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the oldest yacht club in the world. Every St Patrick’s Day, famous landmarks around the world turn green in…
Allblack Racing claimed the Cork-Fastnet-Cork speed record in 2018
Cork Harbour will play host to four major, and very different, powerboat events over the weekend of 11 and 12 July. Previously announced last autumn, the International Power Boat Festival, which is a first for Ireland, is part of the Cork300…
Mermaid IV leads at the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
The largest yacht in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club fleet, Mermaid IV from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads after three races of the club's Citroen South sponsored Spring Chicken Series. The Beneteau First 50-footer leads by 2.5 points from the…
Barry O’Sullivan and team, Paul Barrington, Alan Daly, Paul Fagan, Ted Murphy, Dave O’Reilly and Brian Uniacke, receive The Township Cup (1927). Barry and his teammates were awarded the township cup for their participation in the racing class of the Atlantic Rally Cruise (ARC) in November 2019 onboard their chartered Swan 80 “Umiko”. Scroll down for prizegiving photos
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's National Yacht Club celebrated another year of great sailing by its members at their annual awards dinner last Saturday night. The club, that celebrates its 150th birthday this year, has fourteen annual awards for outstanding sailing achievements by members awarded from nominations…
New Dublin Bay arrival - The 2004 41-footer is El Pocko, a German Frers Puma 42 in the slings at the RStGYC
The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Cruiser Zero fleet got a further boost this week when another addition to the rekindled fleet appeared under the crane at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The 2004 41-footer…

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