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Class One J109s in the 2018 Royal St George Yacht Club Regatta on Dublin Bay
After the disappointment of the blowout of last weekend’s (June 25) RIYC Regatta, this weekend’s Royal St George big event on Saturday 2 July is much anticipated on Dublin Bay. The Frank Keane BMW George Regatta brings to a close the…
The crew of Irish Champion J/24 Headcase after sweeping the board in Kiel Week are (left to right) Ryan Glynn (Ballyholme YC), Sam O'Byrne (Howth YC), Cillian Dickson (Howth YC & Lough Ree YC, Louis Mulloy (Mayo SC) & Marcus Ryan (Mayo SC)
Whatever excitements the Irish J/24 class may have been providing in home waters this past weekend, the current all-Ireland Champions (in every sense) with the not-inappropriately-named Headcase have succeeded brilliantly in keeping their heads above water and their noses in…
First look - Andrew Hall's Welsh J125 Jackknife is among the entries for the inaugural K2Q race on July 1 from Dun Laoghaire to Cork Harbour
Just as the 2022 Round Ireland Race concludes at the end of June, a new Irish biennial offshore racing fixture between Dublin and Cork has launched with a start in five days' time, and a 'novel set up' to provide…
Saturday's much anticipated Drumshanbo Gin Royal Irish Yacht Club regatta racing at Dun Laoghaire has been cancelled due to strong winds. Race officers went to sea to check the conditions and reported strong southerly winds gusting to 33 knots on…
The final night of Royal Cork Yacht Club's Friday, June League for white sails was cancelled tonight. The decision was taken due to prevailing weather conditions in Cork Harbour. It is the second time the Friday racing has had to…
On arrival at the National Yacht Club on Thursday evening, the prospects for sailing didn’t look that good. The forecast had been for a handful of knots and the boats trying to finish the Round Ireland race were limping down…
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club has postponed its 'At Home' which had been scheduled to take place in Cork Harbour on Saturday. The club says this is due to the forecast of adverse weather predictions. A new date of Saturday, September…
Dinghy racing at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club. The Cork Harbour club stages its annual 'At Home' Regatta this weekend
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour will hold its ‘At Home’ this Saturday, at a time when it is experiencing “fantastic support” for dinghy sailing according to its Commodore. “We have put a lot of effort into popularising sailing,…
The Water Wag's Con Murphy (left) with RIYC Commodore Jerry Dowling and Drumshanbo Gin RIYC Water Wag Regatta prizewinners Bairbre Stewart and Pam McKay
The Water Wag Royal Irish Yacht Club regatta race prize was won on Wednesday night by the club's Bairbre Stewart and Pam McKay in light airs in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The prize was presented by club Commodore Jerry Dowling to…
J109 Jigamaree (Ronan Harris) from the host club competing in the 2018 Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin RIYC Regatta on Dublin Bay
Entry is now open for the Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin Royal Irish Regatta 2022, hosted this Saturday 25 June by the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Race tickets run from €70 for cruisers to just €10 for a…
Dave Gorman (left) and Michael Huang were the overall winners of the NYC Regatta Flying Fifteen class
The second of the Dun Laoghaire waterfront yacht club regattas was hosted last Saturday, 18th June, by the National Yacht Club and thirteen Flying Fifteens took to the water to contest the Davy-sponsored NYC regatta. The forecast was a more…
Angela, a First 260 Spirit sailed by Cathy Mullan from Cove Sailing Club
At Cove Sailing Club in Cork Harbour Gary Mills’ Shipman 28, Tonga, leads the Friday night Great Island Motors June cruisers league, with Cathy Mullan’s First 260, Angela, second and Des Corbett’s Sadler 25, NettaJ, third.
Sean Hanley’s HB 31 Luas second in Royal Cork's IRC and ECHO White Sails June League
At the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Fiona Young’s Albin Express, North Star, is leading the IRC Spinnaker Division of the June League, with Michael McCann’s Etchells, Don’t Dilly Dally second and the Sunfast 32, Bad Company, of Desmond/Ivers/Keane, third. The…
The Sunfast 3600 Searcher skippered by Pete Smyth was the Davy National Yacht Club Regatta winner in IRC Zero division
The National Yacht Club's own Sunfast 3600 Searcher skippered by Pete Smyth was the winner in the IRC Zero division of the club's Davy-sponsored biennial regatta on Dublin Bay on Saturday. Smyth earned two wins from two races in medium north…
The International Youth Foiling Team — under the burgee of the Royal St George and with Charlie Cullen in its crew — in action in Sardinia on Friday 17 June
The high-performance foiling 69F class is hosting its first grand prix in Puntaldia, Sardinia this weekend. And it marks the first time an Irish sailor — and club — will race in an event for the foiling monohull, which takes…
David Gorman of the National Yacht Club (pictured left in this file photo) was the winner of Race eight in the AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night series
David Gorman's 'Fomo' was the winner of Race eight in the Flying Fifteen race of tonight's AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night series. Neil Colin, who leads the Tuesday night DBSC Fireball series, was second in Ffuzzy with DMYC clubmate Ben…

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