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A gybe rounding at the lee mark could be doubly difficult with the Howth 17s insistence that their spinnakers are one-sided, but Shane O’Doherty and his team on the 2020 Champion Pauline have got it to perfection despite being hounded by light-air flyer Rita (No 1, John Curley and Marcus Lynch,) and defending champion Deilginis (No 11)
The Howth 17 Nationals 2020 saw five good races sailed – a pier starter on Friday evening, and four committee boat open water races on Saturday – with the sunny nor’east wind holding up enough for the four open water…
Stolen National Yacht Club J80 is Rescued on Dublin Bay
A J80 keelboat stolen from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour was the centre of a Dublin Bay rescue story last week that made headlines in The Irish Daily Star!  A thief took the yacht and outboard engine…
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the Cruiser 1 IRC winner in Saturday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race. 108 boats across all classes turned out to race in a light North Easterly breeze. Second to…
Peter Richardson's Dubious from the Royal St. George Yacht Club
107 DBSC keelboats took on a fresh southerly wind on Dublin Bay this evening for the club's Thursday night race. Cruisers Zero, won by Paul O'Higgins JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI, of the Royal Irish Yacht Club, had a 100% turnout.…
Sailors taking part in last year’s Women at the Helm regatta
It is with great reluctance that Irish Sailing have decided, along with hosts the National Yacht Club, to cancel the Women at the Helm regatta that had been set to take place later this month, writes Gail McAllister. Despite the…
Kinsale's Fastnet Race winner Nieulargo has signed up for the Dublin to Cork race on August 22nd
The winner of last weekend's Kinsale Fastnet Race is among the first entries for SCORA’s new Dublin Bay to Cork Harbour race. Denis and Annamarie Murphy’s Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo that showed a clean pair of heels to the 11-boat…
If we were to title this photo “Traditional west of Ireland gaff rigger sails past Macdara’s Island off the shores of Connemara”, even in Ireland quite a few people would buy it as the truth. But the rugged little gannet-laden island of Ireland’s Eye off Howth really does looks as if it belongs somewhere in the far west of County Galway. And the thought that they still sail boats of this antique appearance in such a setting within ten miles of the centre of a modern capital city is also clearly absurd….Yet this is the Howth 17 Sheila ( Dave Mulligan) in Howth Sound in training for this weekend’s National Championship, and it’s all happening on the Irish Sea within ten miles of Dublin city centre
The Howth 17s have been racing in their “little piece of Connemara that’s somehow in Leinster” for 122 years. And when some years ago they decided to make their annual championship into something special, they re-titled it the Howth 17…
Competitors in a previous Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim
The 90th edition of the annual Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim is scheduled for the morning of Sunday 16 August. The National Yacht Club’s notice requests that all harbour users keep clear of the swimmers on the day — this includes…
Dinghy Racers Can Get Into Keelboats With Royal St George’s 1720 Clinic This Week
This week the Royal St George Yacht Club is running its 1720 Sportsboat clinic starting tomorrow, Tuesday 4 August. The four-day clinic will run from 9am-12pm each morning until Friday and is geared at introducing the excitement of big boat…
A close finish for DBSC SB20s today after three rounds of the course
122 DBSC boats turned out for an afternoon's racing in moderate Westerly winds on Dublin Bay today. In the first race of the SB20 sportsboats, Carpe Diem (Colin Galavan) took the gun followed by So Blue. Ted was third. Paul…
Racing in tonight's July League for cruisers at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for photo gallery
A win for Michael McCann in tonight's fifth and final race of the Union Chandlery July League at Royal Cork Yacht Club gives him the overall win of the IRC Spinnaker Division. McCann sailing the Etchells, Don't Dilly Dally had…
White Mischief was the Class One IRC winner of tonight's DBSC race on Dublin Bay
Another excellent turnout of 107 DBSC keelboats enjoyed a moderate to fresh SE'ly breeze on Dublin Bay this evening. Richard and Tim Goodbody's J109 White Mischief was the Cruisers IRC One winner tonight. The Royal Irish boat also won the…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay Sailing Club dinghy racing was cancelled due to fresh winds but 40 keelboats raced in a fresh westerly breeze on the Bay tonight. DBSC Results for 28/07/2020 Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Gringo, 2. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 Echo: 1.…
International 12 Championship racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
This class was designed in 1913 by George Cockshott as the British Racing Association ‘A’ Class. The class was adopted by the International Yacht Racing Union on 1st. January 1920 and thus it became the International 12 Foot Class. The…
Young Royal Cork members at the launch of Cork300 last year
Royal Cork Yacht Club is planning a very special weekend for the club and its members at the Tricentenary At Home Regatta next month, from 28-30 August. The weekend’s scheduled kicks off on Friday 28 August with keelboat racing and…
Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe) from the DMYC was the winner of the DBSC Ruffian 23 race
The J109 'Jalapeno' of Paul Barrington, William Despard and Barry O’Sullivan from the National Yacht Club was the one design and IRC Class One winner in yesterday's DBSC racing on Dublin Bay. 135 boats across all classes turned out today…

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