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Gaff rig leaders Stiofan O Laoire, Paul Keogh and Johnny Wedick in Poolbeg Y&BC. Paul Keogh was honoured by the international Old Gaffers Association at their AGM at the weekend with the prestigious Jolie Brise Trophy for his long years of dedicated service with the Clondalkin-built Galway Hooker Naomh Cronan
For many years until her transfer to Galway in 2021, the Clondalkin community-built Galway Hooker Naomh Cronan was a feature of sailing life in Dublin’s River Liffey at Poolbeg Y&BC in Ringsend, and she was a regular attendee at traditional…
Boats on a broad reach in Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has published the Notice of Race for its 2022 Spring Chicken series. Six races will be held on Sunday mornings from 6 February to 13 March (first gun 1010 hrs), using a progressive handicap on a…
Dara McGee's - 'Under a mackerel sky', part of the Curacha outdoor exhibition
The Irish Dragon Fleet continues to build interest as the 2024 Gold Cup in Kinsale comes closer. News that the Glandore and Kinsale fleets particularly are experiencing strong growth in numbers and standard of sailors is contained in the International…
George Kingston (helming), new Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Kieran O'Connell on trapeze and Andrew Lane racing in the RCYC National 18 league
At the 301st AGM last Thursday evening, Kieran O’Connell was elected the 43rd Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. In his acceptance speech, O'Connell thanked Past Admiral Colin Morehead for the manner in which he executed his role over…
Gordon Maguire with the Tattersall Cup in Hobart on Friday December 31st 2021 – his fifth win of it, with the first in 1991.
With his fifth win of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race’s prized Tattersall Cup for overall victory – with the most recent wins being three in a row with Matt Allen’s TP52 Ichi Ban – ex-Pat Howth sailor Gordon Maguire has confirmed…
Laser and RS Aero neck-and-neck in a brisk and bright nor’easter in Howth Sound during the 2021 KeyCapital Frostbite Series
In ancient Greece, the mythological Halcyon Days at mid-winter were the calm and bright time around the Winter Solstice. In Ireland, a calm at midwinter (the Solstice is at 3.59 pm this (Tuesday) afternoon) tends to bring grey days, and…
A crowded mark rounding in the final race of the AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series
The white-sailed Elan 333 White Lotus was the overall winner of the 21st DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay on Sunday. A final light air seventh race for the 75-boat fleet saw a change in the overall results, with…
Never happier than when afloat – Neville Maguire aged 93 heading seawards from Howth in his final boat, the Seaward 23 Two Much
Neville Maguire (1927-2021) was a devotedly local sailor whose racing was at world standard. Yet any civilised sailing enthusiast would wish to be as he was, for although Neville’s racing was important, it was only part of a lifelong love…
Ireland is represented by a team of four sailors at the Youth Sailing Worlds in Oman including Ben O'Shaughnessay and James Dwyer of Royal Cork in the 29er skiff
Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon continues to be the top Irish performer after another big day on the water at the 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships om Oman. With 11 events due to be decided by the end of this…
“The quiet charm of a self-effacing Power Couple” – Rosemary and Jack Roy in Kinsale
When we published a comprehensive overview of Jack Roy’s achievement-filled career ashore and afloat on 14th July 2017, it was in light of his recently-elected position as President of Irish Sailing. With someone who lived life a hundred per cent…
It's tight racing in the ILCA 6 class at the World Youth Sailing Championships in Oman where Howth's Eve McMahon lies fifth overall after day one in the girls division
Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon is in the top five of the Youth Sailing World Championships after day one delivered stunning weather for the start of the championships in Mussanah, Oman. The Irish Radial youth world champion took an 11 and…
505s racing in Cork Harbour in September 2020
The launch of the long-awaited 5o5 Book telling the story of the 5o5 and how it has come to dominate the performance dinghy scene will finally be launched at the World Championship in Cork. 2022 is already shaping up to…
The late Nevile Maguire rowing designer/builder John B Kearney and his fellow crew members to the shore in Mavis’s dinghy in Schull in 1945
Neville Maguire of Howth has died much-mourned today (Monday) at the age of 95. The father of international ace Gordon Maguire, Neville himself was one of Ireland's most accomplished and popular sailors inshore and offshore, whether racing or cruising and…
Pictured at the O'Leary Insurances Winter League at Royal Cork and winners of the Best Dressed boat award were the Prince of Tides crew (front row) Nigel Young, Henry Jefferies, John Molloy, Frank Caul (Back Row) Marcus Calvert, Lynn Dixon, Terri O'Keefe, Brian the Bear Healy, Bearnad Butler.
Strong winds in Cork Harbour meant the O'Leary Insurance Winter League at Royal Cork Yacht Club concluded on Sunday without further racing for the 32-boat mixed cruiser fleet. Fiona Young's consistent performance at the top of the IRC fleet in North…
Royal Cork Admiral Colin Morehead (second from left) exchanging burgees with the Yacht Club de France in Paris
Classic yacht owners in France have been encouraged to join Volvo Cork Week 2022 with the introduction of a dedicated class at next summer’s regatta. Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Colin Morehead made the announcement at the 2021 Paris Boat…
File image of yacht racing in Cobh
As noted recently on, the historic Kingstown to Queenstown Race will return in 2022 in a modern-day format — reviving the tradition of a race first run in 1860. Hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, National Yacht Club…
Race On…this club-owned J/80 helmed by Johnny Sargent and crewed by Declan Byrne, Bill Staunton and Paddy Coyne finished sixth in the final race and fifth overall, and - more importantly - beat Johnny’s father David racing another J/80
For casual observers, conditions looked miserably grey for yesterday (Saturday’s) final race of Part 1 of Howth YC’s annual Brass Monkey through-winter series. But those bustling cheerfully ashore afterwards were full of enthusiasm for a great racing breeze from the…
A Cape 31 at speed on the Solent
The Royal Cork Yacht Club has confirmed that two Irish Cape 31s which are currently in build, one from Cork and one from Dublin, have now entered Volvo Cork Week 2022. The entry form and advance notice of regatta are…
The late Jack Roy in an unusually serious frame of mind after officiating as PRO at the Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale

Jack Roy RIP

13th December 2021 News Update
The death of former Irish Sailing President and Olympic Games Race Officer Jack Roy of Greystones and Dun Laoghaire has deprived our sport of one of its most popular and enthusiastic devotees, both in terms of services to sailing and in…
DBSC held 698 races over the season - 483 keelboat races on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, (including the Ruffian 23 class above) 198 dinghy races on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and 17 Water Wag races on Wednesdays.
DBSC Commodore Ann Kirwan addressed members of the country's biggest sailing club at its 2021 online AGM last Friday. It was an opportunity to review the many champagne sailing days of the summer and some great turnouts for the 698…
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