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Firefly dinghy racing in front of the National Yacht Club. The Dun Laoghaire Harbour club will celebrates its 150th birthday next June with a special regatta
Two evenings and one day of racing is the celebratory programme outlined to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire next June.  As reported by Afloat in its 2020 Preview of the Irish Sailing Season,…
Andrew Algeo's top performing DBSC cruiser Juggerknot II is a brand new J99 design from J-Boats
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Commodore Jonathan Nicholson delivered the following report to the club's AGM last month describing the activities and achievements of the country's biggest yacht racing club.Once again at the start of the 2019 season, DBSC found…
Michael Murphy's Shelly D sailing in Cork Harbour
I attended the SCORA annual meeting this week. I was seeking a particular answer about boats. The attendance at the meeting was the biggest in some years, a tribute to the work which the South Coast Offshore Racing Association’s Commodore…
Some of the prizewinners at last night's presentation at RCYC by SCORA Commodore Johanna Murphy (centre). Scroll down for prizegiving gallery
The 19th AGM of SCORA, the south coast racing association, was held on Tuesday at the Royal Cork Yacht Club Crossshaven writes Bob Bateman The well-attended meeting included representatives of all the Cork harbour clubs in addition to Kinsale, Waterford and…
UCD Sailing Club Host 'Movember' Team Racing Event at Royal Irish Yacht Club
This Saturday 30th of November, UCD Sailing Club are running a charity team racing event in aid of the Movember Foundation. Teams have been going head to head throughout the past month seeing who can grow the best moustache, and…
All qualifying boats entered in Volvo Cork Week 2020 will automatically be entered into the ICRA National Championships
The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world, today launched its online entry system for the prestigious Volvo Cork Week 2020 regatta which will see hundreds of boats and thousands of yachtsmen and women from around…
Kieran O'Brien's MG335 Magnet was dismasted in today's RCYC Winter League Race
Today's fourth race of the O'Leary Winter League at Royal Cork Yacht Club was not for the faint-hearted writes Bob Bateman. Strong wind over tide produced testing conditions in Cork Harbour that led to the dismasting of Kieran O’Brien's MG335 Magnet.…
Laser and Toppers winners with Class Captains Diarmuid Lynch, Clayton Kohl, Admiral Pat Farnan and Rear Admiral dinghies Brian Jones. Scroll down for more photos
Junior sailing achievement was honoured at Royal Cork Yacht Club's laying up supper and youth prizegiving at the Crosshaven Clubhouse at the weekend writes Bob Bateman.  A full house was in attendance to salute Optimist champion James Dwyer Matthews who…
Cake & Gear Sale For National Yacht Club Juniors This Afternoon
Be sure to visit the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire this afternoon (Sunday 24 November) for the junior section’s Bring & Buy Cake and Gear Sale from 12-2pm. If you’ve been doing a clear-out of any unwanted gear or…
Sue McDonnell died in 2014
The widower of the late member Sue McDonnell has presented the National Yacht Club with a new perpetual trophy in her memory that will be recognise excellence in women’s sailing. In agreement with her family and the NYC club committee,…
Harry Twomey and Harry Durcan competing in the 29er skiff
Irish Sailing’s annual Youth National Championships will include skiff racing for the first time when they take place next year on 16-19 April at Howth Yacht Club, Dublin. This year for the first time Irish Sailing has invited the 29er…
The George Arthur Newsom Cup, for the most successful Yacht in one-design classes was presented to Flying Fifteen duo David Gorman (second from left) and Chris Doorly (left) by DBSC Commodore Jonathan Nicholson and Vice Commodore Ann Kirwan. Scroll down for photo gallery
Last Friday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) prizegiving was a gala affair at the Royal St.George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for the country's biggest yacht racing club.  As well as six premier awards for best performances, DBSC Commodore Jonathan Nicholson congratulated over…
Royal St George Commodore Peter Bowring (pictured centre) with Baltimore SC champions comprising Mark Hassett with Adam Hyland, Fionn Lyden with Amy Harrington and Johnny Durcan with Trudy O’Hara
The Royal St George Yacht Club hosted 16 teams at the 71st National Team Racing Championships last weekend in Dun Laoghaire. Near perfect team racing conditions of 8-12 knots breeze allowed a full round-robin competition of 120 races to be…
Alan Mulcahy's Runaway Bus (left) and Richard Leonard's Bandit competing in race three of RCYC's third race
In a brisk northerly breeze, Royal Cork Yacht Club's O'Leary Insurance Group Winter Series reached the halfway stage this afternoon with three great days of sailing so far this November writes Bob Bateman. Crews were back on Cork Harbour waters today after Friday's…
RCYC League winners gathered at the clubhouse with their prizes. Scroll down for photo gallery by Bob Bateman
A Royal Cork Yacht Club members forum at Crosshaven reviewed the 2019 racing season, ECHO handicapping and discussed options for 2020 last night before the club held its league prizegiving. The winners of its series of year-long club leagues in…
Derval and Michael Murphy at the Royal Cork for Shelly D's 40th anniversary year competing at RCYC's Autumn League
A gathering at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven this month celebrated the 40 consecutive years that the Moody 30, Shelly D and her various crews, have competed in the Autumn league writes Bob Bateman. Purchased in 1978 at…
505 Reunion organiser Michael O'Rahilly (left) with NYC Commodore Martin McCarthy and Frances O'Rahilly
There was an august gathering of Irish 505 sailors at the National Yacht Club on Thursday 7th November to commemorate the second European Championships of the class, which was held in Dun Laoghaire in August 1969. Former 505 sailors came…
The start of today's RCYC race as viewed from Camden in Cork Harbour
Anthony O'Leary's modified 1720 sportsboat 'Antix' was in a dead heat with Richard Leonard's Bolero Bandit in the second race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's O'Leary Insurance Group Winter Series writes Bob Bateman. O'Leary still leads overall in the IRC Spinnaker…
ISORA racers will have a new race on the 2020 schedule from Dublin Bay to Cork Harbour next July
The 2020 ISORA Race calendar will include a Dún Laoghaire to Cobh race in July as part of the official Cork300 celebrations. The full 2020 ISORA calendar of 13 races is downloadable below. The 2020 season will start on April 18th…
Maritime Legends of Howth Detailed in New Book to Be Launched Next Week
Folklore and Maritime Legends of Howth are all included in the book “Catching the Past” to be launched on Thursday next 14th at 8 pm in the Abbey Tavern, Howth, County Dublin. The launch will be part of an evening…

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