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Laser 'kindegarten' briefing at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
With the continued interest in Laser dinghy sailing among adults, the Dún Laoghaire harbour Laser fleet has announced the launch of an adult pathway that supports adults from beginner level right up to elite racing. The Laser with all its…
A short season maybe, but all their stars were in alignment in 2020 - Tom Dolan on his Figaro 3 Smurfit Kappa
The Figaro Solo was arguably the peak in sailing competition – both inshore and offshore – in Europe during 2020. In a truncated and contorted season, somehow the crème de la creme of international solo sailing were guided into a…
The late Jimmy Fitzpatrick
Writer Alison Hackett knew the late Jimmy Fitzpatrick as a great friend since her university sailing days in the 70s and 80s. Hackett says Jimmy's obituary written by David Sommerville on Afloat last week meant an awful lot to her…
Laser dinghy on Dublin Bay
The Royal St. George Yacht Club Laser dinghy fleet hit the headlines at the weekend as the class also prepares to release a new video to promote solo sailing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. 2020 was a record season for the…
Wild West Sailing Offers New Online Courses for National Yacht Club Members
The National Yacht Club has teamed up with Wild West Sailing to run online ICC refresher and RYA day skipper navigation courses for its members. It follows the success of the small boat coastal navigation course currently running for NYC…
DBSC Class Captain Frank Cleere
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) 18-boat Cruiser Two fleet has elected a new Class Captain for its 2021 season following its online AGM this week. The DBSC Cruiser 2/Sigma33 AGM was held via ViCo on 04.02.2021. The current Class Captain,…
National 18 Shark Eleven (Charles Dwyer, Harry Pritchard, John Coakley) at last September’s N18 Irish Nationals in Cork Harbour
The National 18’s 2021 season was launched at the Royal Cork Yacht Club class’s AGM last week. Sailing is scheduled to start on 27 March with the PY 1000 All In Dinghy Race, followed by the first Wednesday evening league…
Damian Foxall will be online tonight at the National Yacht Club's Zoom event
The National Yacht Club's Will Byrne will host tonight's talk with Irish offshore star Damian Foxall online via Zoom. As Afloat previously reported, the U25/U30 section at the Dun Laoghaire Harbour club has put together a list of guests for…
Cork Person of the Month for January - Colin Morehead, Admiral of the RCYC
Colin Morehead, Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, which celebrated its 300th birthday last year, has been named as Cork Person of the Month for January 2021. At the Cork Harbour club's 300th AGM, Colin Morehead was elected the…
Dublin Bay sailor Jimmy Fitzpatrick
One of Dublin Bay's great sailing characters Jimmy Fitzpatrick of the Royal Irish Yacht Club has sadly passed away. A true corinthian of sailing Jimmy Fitz was very well known both here and abroad. While he sailed out of the…
RIYC member Enda O'Coineen
The Royal Irish Yacht Club's 'Home Together' virtual talk this Thursday 4th February will feature RIYC member Enda O’Coineen. Enda will recount the extraordinary story of his epic transatlantic solo voyage onboard his 16-foot inflatable, the Kilcullen just over 35…
Maurice “Prof” O’Connell
North Sails Ireland’s Maurice “Prof” O’Connell’s top ten tips talk to RIYC Members and guests pulled in the crowds with a record-breaking 105 attending. Prof’s insights for racing in Dublin Bay ranged on how to gain maximum advantage through adequate…
Youth Laser sailing in Cork Harbour
Less than a week after Irish Sailing said it was 'proceeding as planned' with its Youth Sailing Nationals event in April at Royal Cork Yacht Club, the national governing body announced yesterday it was shelving its Easter date for Cork…
RCYC Admiral Colin Morehead, an active member of that club for over 45 years
It is time to look at renewing club memberships. With lockdown continuing and no certainty about when the country will "re-open", renewals are easy to forget. But clubs need them and many saw a reduction and slowness in paying those…
Dun Laoghaire Optimist Group (training) at the the harbour mouth. The Royal St. George Yacht Club will host the Irish Optimist Trials at Dun Laoghaire in May
Former Optimist dinghy champion Peter Fagan is coaching the 'Dun Laoghaire Optimist Group' (DOGs) for May's Irish trials hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club and here Fagan outlines how he aims to prepare the sailors for the demands of competing…
A Sportsboat DBSC finish line
The Royal Irish Yacht Club's successful 'Home Together' series of virtual talks returns this Wednesday 27th January at 19:30hrs with Maurice “Prof” O’Connell. O'Connell from North Sails Ireland never misses a Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) race with his customers…

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