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Howth Harbour from the north. The new quay wall will be constructed on the west side of the Middle Pier (just right of the centre of photo) to create an extra 135 metres of berthing space.
"Getting the builders in" is a challenging prospect on land at the best of times. Add in the sea, and it's then a challenge-plus. Thus when you're working on and in the waterfront to implement a project within a busy…
Racing in last weekend's first day of the RCYC Autumn Series last Sunday
Sunday 9 am:  Racing today in Royal Cork's AIB Autumn Series in Cork Harbour has been abandoned. 'N' over 'A' was hoisted on the club flagpole this morning indicating the second day of the series has fallen to strong winds. As…
 The spirit of September 2020, as the Water Wags have their last race of the season in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the evening of Wednesday, September 16th. Tim & Marcus Pearson's Little Tern gets to the finish line just ahead of Ian & Judith Malcolm's Barbara, with Martin & Triona Byrne's Hild making in on port to finish third
Thank you, September. You did your best to provide us with good sailing as ingenious moves were implemented to run modified pandemic-compliant events which gave proper meaning to the season, and to our sailing traditions. It was neither your fault…
SailCork Navigation Courses Are Moving Online This Autumn & Winter
SailCork’s regular navigation courses are moving from the usual environs of the Royal Cork’s clubhouse to the online realm this autumn and winter. Directed by Eddie English, the RYA Online Plus navigation courses use a mix of videos, presentations, group…
Mac Lir, one of DBSC’s race management vessels
Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s final Saturday race of the truncated summer season remains a possibility if the capital is lifted out of Level 3 coronavirus restrictions on Friday 9 October. Earlier today (Thursday 1 October), Irish Sailing provided an update…
Aideen Doran crewed with the Ha Long Bay team in the most recent Clipper Race
Howth Yacht Club has welcomed Aideen Doran to the role of club manager. Doran moves to the HYC from a senior managerial position in top retailer Brown Thomas – and after getting her sea legs as a crew member on…
New NYC general manager John O’Grady with Commodore Martin McCarthy
The National Yacht Club welcomes new general manager John O’Grady, who started this morning (Tuesday 29 September) and brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality sector, particularly with the neighbouring Royal Marine Hotel. O’Grady joins at a crucial time,…
Topper racing at Royal Cork Yacht Club. See photo slideshow below
In Royal Cork's September Saturday League for Toppers and Lasers, Cork Harbour youth sailors have enjoyed some great sailing conditions this autumn with eight races sailed so far for Laser Radials and 4.7s and six races for the Topper class.…
Great sailing conditions for the Optimist Burns Trophy at Crosshaven. See photo slideshow below
After eight races sailed at Royal Cork Yacht Club, the host club's Alana Twomey continues to lead the club's Optimist Burns Trophy main fleet in Cork Harbour. JP Curtin continues in second place in the 26-boat fleet, three points behind…
Kieran Dorgan's Altair racing in today's first races of Royal Cork's AIB Autumn Series. Scroll down for photo gallery
A 40-boat cruiser-racer fleet, fine sailing breezes and autumn sunshine brought the AIB Autumn Series to life in Cork Harbour today.  Royal Cork Yacht Club organisers staged two races on the first day of racing that continues for four more consecutive Sundays…
Brian Jones' Jelly Baby is last year's IRC One Autumn league winner. The J109 crew is defending its title on Sunday in Cork Harbour
Perhaps the most accurate form guide to Sunday's first race of the Royal Cork Yacht Club's AIB Autumn League is the club's own Naval Race fixture last weekend that was raced over a coastal course for the combined Crosshaven fleet. …
Racing at the RCYC Optimist Burns Trophy. See Photo gallery below
After six races sailed with one discard at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Optimist Dinghy Class Burns Trophy Alana Twomey continues to lead the 24-boat main fleet in the month-long Cork Harbour series at Crosshaven. Lying second overall is JP Curtin with third place taken…
Brian Jones' Jelly Baby is expected to compete in next weekend's first race of the RCYC Autumn Series in Cork Harbour
Crosshaven is expecting a full turnout in both spinnaker and white sail divisions for next week's Royal Cork Yacht Club's Autumn Series and if the recent Cove Sailing Club's Blackrock Race and yesterday's RCYC Coastal Race is anything to go by then…
The Irish Navy yacht Tailte competing in yesterday's RCYC White Sails Coastal Race. See Photo Gallery below
Royal Cork Yacht Club's annual Naval Race in Cork Harbour was sailed as a coastal fixture on Saturday with the Navy sending its yacht Tailte out from Haulbowline to compete. After a short leg across the harbour, the RCYC spinnaker…
The “superb racing” of Howth’s six weekend End-of-Summer Series is on hold for three weeks
Howth Yacht Cub announced this evening that under the Level 3 Restrictions, HYC is suspending Club Racing and Training for the next three weeks, when the situation will be re-assessed. The Club’s six weekend End-of-Summer Series – due to run…
Mac Lir, one of DBSC's Race Management vessels -club racing has been suspended with immediate effect due to new level 3 restrictions
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has 'suspended' its AIB DBSC 2020 Summer Sailing Series in light of this evening's latest government Level 3 restrictions that impact sailing activity. As the Level 3 partial shutdown is expected to extend beyond the last…

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