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Irish take the lead at the Edinburgh Cup - The Royal St. George Yacht Club Jaguar Dragon Sailing Team of Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and John Simms lead the British National Championships at Falmouth
The Royal St. George Yacht Club Jaguar Sailing Team of Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and John Simms lead overall by three points going into the final two races of the Dragon class Edinburgh Cup in Falmouth today. The only Irish…
Euro Youth Gold for Eve McMahon - The 17-year-old Dubliner celebrates her win in Thessaloniki. She adds the Greek result to her 2021 Youth World Championship win on Lake Garda, Italy last August.
Paris 2024 Campaigner Eve McMahon from Howth Yacht Club has won the ILCA6/Laser Radial European Youth championship in impressive fashion at Thessaloniki, Greece, this afternoon (Wednesday 6th July 2022) The 17-year-old Dubliner adds the Greek result to her 2021 Youth…
Charlie Cullen of the Royal St. George celebrates Foiling Week silver on Lake Garda
Under the picturesque mountain faces of Lake Garda Italy over 160 competitors gathered for Foiling Week. Foiling Week is a World Sailing Special event for which the top foilers from various classes come from all over the world to share…
Royal St George Yacht Club's Henry Start competing in the  UK Waszp National Championships
Royal St. George's Henry Start finished the best of the Irish at the 2022 Waszp UK nationals held in the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) in Portland late in June. The sailing area is claimed to be one of…
Normally when you see a Swiss ensign, you expect to see a new and very shiny boat under it. But when the Ringsend-built 110-year-old John B Kearney yawl Ainmara came into Howth YC Marina with her new Swiss owners on Friday, she was the oldest boat on the pontoons
The 36ft yawl Ainmara, designed and built in 1912 by the talented self-taught naval architect John B Kearney in Murphy’s Boatyard beside his family’s home in Ringsend, played a key role in Irish sailing north and south until 2018. She…
Sunny skies and a northwest breeze greeted the Dragon fleet in Falmouth Harbour on day one
Royal St. George's Martin Byrne sailing with Adam Winklemann and John Simms are third after the first two races of the Edinburgh Cup, the British Dragon national championship. It follows victory for the Irish trio at the Dragon Class Southern Area…
Seafra Guilfoyle (right) and Johnny Durcan (Royal Cork YC) on their way to a 49er European championship race win in Aarhus, Denmark
With gusts above 30 knots and spinning rain squalls, the 2022 49er and FX European Championships kicked off in Aarhus with all the top teams taking lessons from some new crews; including Ireland. In an exciting start, both the Irish…
Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club has taken the overall lead at the Laser 6 Youth European Championships going into the final day of competition
Laser dinghy sailor Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club now leads at the Youth ILCA 6/Laser European Championships going into the last day of racing in Thessaloniki, Greece. Ten races have been sailed with significant changes in the top of the…
The restored Cork Harbour One Design Jap will compete at Royal Cork's first Classic Boat Regatta being staged as part of Volvo Cork Week
Royal Cork Yacht Club will host a Classic Yacht Regatta for the first time this year as part of Volvo Cork Week Regatta starting next Monday. The 37-foot classic yacht Persephone, the 1919 classic Erin, the famous Opposition (Ex Morning…
The scene at at Cove Sailing Club in Cork Harbour after the break-in
Cove Sailing Club in Cork Harbour had a break-in on Monday evening (July 4), resulting in considerable damage to its waterside clubhouse.  Contents of the clubhouse located at Whitepoint were 'smashed', but a defiant membership has posted on the club's…
Dara McGee's - 'The Royal St George team Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and John Simms competing at the 2021 Dragon Marblehead Trophy
Royal St. George's Martin Byrne sailing with Adam Winklemann and John Simms has won the International Dragon Class Southern Area Championships at Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. A warm-up event for Tuesday's prestigious Edinburgh Cup at the same venue in Falmouth…
Howth's Eve McMahon is a Paris 2024 hopeful for Ireland in the ILCA 6 dinghy class
Months of study for June's Leaving Certificate examination have not blunted Howth's Eve McMahon's ambition on the International ILCA/Laser race track.  The Paris 2024 hopeful is back on the circuit and lying second overall at the ILCA6/Radial Youth European Championships…
Rosemary Roy has been appointed as Honorary Secretary of Dublin Bay Sailing Club
Dun Laoghaire yacht racing official Rosemary Roy has been appointed as Honorary Secretary of Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC), Ireland's biggest yacht racing club, following the retirement of the outgoing Chris Moore.  Moore retired as DBSC Honorary Secretary on Thursday, June 30th.…
Howth and Skerries Olympic 49er duo Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove negotiate the Committee boat end of a Kiel Week startline. The pair finished ninth overall at the big German regatta
A seventh in the Kiel Week medal race leaving Dubliners Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove in ninth overall represents another creditable result on the road to Paris 2024 for the Tokyo 2020 49er reps and another confidence boost before this…
MBSC Club Commodore Sandy Rimmington (centre) with the new National 505 Champions
Chris Bateman and John Coakley won the 505 dinghy Irish Nationals raced at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club over six races in Cork Harbour. Six 505s competed. They won four of the six races, for a total of 7 points. Second…
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera competing in Cruisers One IRC of the Royal St. George Yacht Club Frank Keane BMW Regatta at Dun Laoghaire
The finale of the waterfront's 2022 regatta season at Dun Laoghaire Harbour was presented on Saturday by the Royal St. George Yacht Club with its biennial Frank Keane BMW Regatta. Approximately 150 boats across 30 separate racing divisions competed in…
49er Olympians Rob Dickson & Sean Waddilove gave their June programme a flying start with Silver at the Hempel World Cup Allianz Regatta in The Netherlands
With the almost melancholy passing of Mid-Summer’s Day, the sailing season is taking on a different look, a distinctly-changed mood and flavour. For in normal times – if anyone can remember when you could talk of such things – there…
Royal Irish's XP33 Bon Exemple skippered by Colin Byrne
An 11-boat turnout for race ten of Cruisers One (IRC) saw the Royal Irish's XP33 Bon Exemple skippered by Colin Byrne take the gun in the AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night Series.  A 15-knot or less westerly breeze saw a…
Michael Chapman Pincher – virgin sailor, raconteur extraordinaire, evocative writer, testosterone-charged troubadour, survivor…..
When Michael Chapman Pincher arrived into Howth Yacht Club yesterday for the launch of his sometimes raunchy book The Lost Log, there was a slight shadow clouding his normally sunny visage. The book is about how in 1974 he lost…
Pat Kelly and the crew of the winning J109, Storm at Bangor Town Regatta
Maybe future Bangor Town Regattas could present a prize for the boat with the most family members on board? For the three-generation crewed J109 Storm from Rush Sailing Club and Howth Yacht Club which won Class 2, the RC 35…

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