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Sean Lemass's First 40, Prima Forte was third in the Cruisers Zero division of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's fourth AIB-sponsored Thursday evening race of the 2024 season
Kyran McStay's X-35 D-Tox was the winner of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's fourth AIB-sponsored Thursday evening race of the 2024 season as Royal Irish Yacht Club boats swept the Cruisers Zero IRC podium. The McStay boat took the victory in…
Ann Kirwan at the helm of a Ruffian 23 in West Cork
Irish international offshore sailor Joan Mulloy has recently completed a ten-day trip from Antigua to Portugal in a Mod 70 trimaran as part of the Famous project led by Dee Cafarri and Alexia Barrier, which aims to break the record…
The 2024 Monkstown Bay Sailing Club will hold their annual ‘Dash for Cash’ race on Saturday afternoon
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club will hold their annual ‘Dash for Cash’ race on Saturday afternoon with First Gun at 2 p.m. It is a dinghy pursuit race with €300 cash first prize, €100 for second place, and €100 for the…
Local ILCA, Fireball and Melges 15 classes compete in DBSC dinghy racing on Tuesday, May 14th Scotsman's Bay against the backdrop of the visiting 300-metre-long Norwegian Star cruise liner to Dun Laoghaire Harbour
After some late April cancellations, Tuesday night AIB-sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) dinghy sailing is off to a gentle start in May with some good turnouts across ILCA 6 and 7, Fireball, IDRA 14, PY and a DBSC debutante…
Three of the 23-boat Water Wag fleet negotiate an ENE 5-6 knot breeze during their Handicap Race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay Water Wag No. 50 Siskin, sailed by Mandy Chambers and Sue Westrup, was the winner of Wednesday night's (May 17th) AIB DBSC race. Held in warm sunshine in an ENE 5-6 knot breeze at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Race Officer…
National Yacht Club junior sailors (from left to right) Sam Ledoux, coach, Alex Butcher, Jacob Browne, Louis Tricket, Eabha Brennan Hobbs, Alanah Whelan and Cormac Whelan
After a frustrating May Bank Holiday weekend and the absence of wind that led to the cancellation of the Feva East Coast championships, the various host yacht clubs around the country were rewarded with great conditions last weekend. The Optimist…
Just one step from becoming a ghost ship. The very unused classic 1981-vintage Frers 51 Moonduster seen recently languishing in Trondheim in Norway
In the Spring of 1981, Dens Doyle’s Frers 51 Moonduster was launched at Crosshaven into a glittering 20-year partnership in which she and her very special owner-skipper became a much-admired feature of the European offshore racing scene. It was a…
Fiona Young’s North Star has reigned supreme in Spinnakers IRC Thursday night Royal Cork Yacht Club racing
"The largest number of boats racing on a Summer Series Friday night in over 10 years, a remarkable achievement,” says Royal Cork Yacht Club Rear Admiral Keelboats, Rob Foster, after the second week of the club’s May League. Between the…
2024 ILCA 6 Masters National Champion Sean Craig  of the Royal St. George Yacht Club (left) is congratulated by Howth Yacht Club Commodore Neil Murphy
The ILCA Masters National Championships proved that the ILCA is a boat for all ages. The masters travelled to Howth Yacht Club to race in the sunshine and a steady south-easterly breeze ranging from 8 to 14 knots. Under the…
Restorative work on the Rankin dinghy R£ ahead of the 'Worlds' at Royal Cork this June
For the first time in five years the Rankin dinghy ‘Worlds’ will be held again this season. The Rankins are a revered Cork Harbour class that was revived, beginning in 2016, by dedicated enthusiasts in Cobh and is now thriving…
The revived Cork Harbour Cruiser Racing League, open to Whitesail and Spinnaker racing, will run for four Fridays in June
After a break since the impact of Covid, the Cork Harbour Combined Cruiser League is to be held again. It will start on Friday, June 5, and be jointly organised by the Royal Cork YC and Cove SC. It is…
Dublin Bay 21s Number 3 Naneen (blue) and Number 6 Estelle (yellow) in close company in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Saturday, 11th May race
Dublin Bay on Saturday, 11th May, presented perfect sailing conditions with sunshine, easterly F3/ F4 winds, and a reasonably flat sea state. A full turnout for the Dublin Bay Twentyones with a couple of newcomers to the fleet taking their…
Magic mysterious moments - the Northern Light and the Stella Maris sculpture at Howth Harbour evoked an infinite universe and photographer Conor Turvey also captured the stars as part of the show
The weekend's almost freakish display of the Northern Lights were better seen in some places than others. Howth on its peninsula avoided the later thundery rain which affected other parts of the country, some with flooding. The HYC Photography Fellowship…
Eight teams competed in Elliott 6m sportsboats at the  2024 Irish Match Racing National Championships organised by the Irish Match Racing Association at the National Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire Harbour
Royal St. George Yacht Club trio Tom, Henry and Jack Higgins were crowned 2024 Irish Match Racing Champions after eight teams competed over two days in the National Yacht Club's Elliott 6m sportsboat fleet in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Waterford Harbour match racer…
Yachts and boats dressed overall for a multi-coloured parade of sail on the River Liffey as part of the annual 'Blessing of the Boats' ceremony at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club on Sunday, May 12th. Scroll down for a photo gallery of participating boats
Up to 30 yachts and motorboats joined the annual Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club parade of sailing down the River Liffey and out into Dublin Bay on Sunday afternoon, a tribute to deceased members of the Dublin City club. The…
The National Yacht Club J109 Ruth was skippered by Tom Shanahan with a youthful crew to win overall in the first ISORA Cross-Channel Race of 2024 from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli, a 90-miler that took over 21 hours to complete
The Shanahan family J109, Ruth, of the National Yacht Club, pulled off a late-race victory in Saturday's marathon ISORA race from Dun Laoghaire to Pwhelli in North Wales. The win is a significant result in one of the biggest ISORA…