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Laser racing on Dublin Bay
Cruiser 3 ECHO: 1. Maranda, 2=. Saki, 2=. Cacciatore Combined Cruisers ECHO: 1. Elandra, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Pastiche Sportsboat: 1. Finding Saoirse, 2. NYC2 Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Carmen, 3. Diane II B211 One Design: 1. Beeswing, 2. Yikes, 3.…
Ewan McMahon (left) winner of the Laser Standard Rig division at the Leinster Championships at Howth Yacht Club from Vice Commodore Ian Byrne
Light and challenging conditions greeted the 95 entries for the Leinster Laser Championships at Howth Yacht Club over the weekend. Local Howth sailor Ewan McMahon took the honours in the Standard fleet, Peter Fagan (RStGYC) won the Radials and Alana…
Nell Staunton of the National Yacht Club
Nell Staunton's consistent performance in the Laser Radial at the Youth Sailing Worlds was rewarded at the weekend with an eighth place overall in Texas, USA. The Corpus Chisti result marks Ireland's highest finish in the girls' discipline, a top class result for…
J109 Something Else was the DBSC Cruiser 1 IRC winner on Dublin Bay
Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Something Else, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Dear Prudence Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Warrior, 2. Powder Monkey, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Something Else, 3. Dear Prudence 31.7 One Design: 1. Camira, 2. Prospect, 3.…
D-Tox was second in DBSC's IRC Zero
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Lively Lady, 2. D-Tox Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Lively Lady, 2. YoYo, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Chimaera, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. Ruth Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Black Velvet, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. Chimaera Cruiser…
Fireworks over Royal Cork Yacht Club celebrate the conclusion of Cork Week 2018
With the best score of any of the 120 boats over the past week, Rory Fekkes’ Fn’Gr8 (Carrickfergus Sailing Club) has been confirmed as the overall winner of Volvo Cork Week following an intense three-race final day. The Antrim boat…
2020 is the Royal Cork YC Tricentenary and1720 was when it first happened. The 1720 Sportsboats racing in towards Cork Harbour with the growing sea breeze are a timely reminder of this globally significant date in just two years’ time
If you set out to explain to a stranger to sailing everything that has been going on afloat and ashore at Volvo Cork Week 2018 (and we refer only to the official events), then you’d find yourself warbling away until…
The National Yacht Club's Nell Staunton is up to eighth overall with one race left to sail
A fourth scored by National Yacht Club's Nell Staunton in race eight moves the Dubliner up to eighth overall in the Laser Radial Girls class of the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships at Corpus Christi Yacht Club in Texas with a single race left to…
Louis Smyth (right) sailing his Fireball with crew Glen Fischer in 2017
A Humanist celebration of the life of Louis Smyth takes place at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire this Sunday 22nd July at 4pm. The event will mark the passing on June 24th of an inspirational figure in Irish…
Commodore of the Naval Service Michael Malone, Minister of State Paul Kehoe TD, Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Pat Farnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Mick Finn Lord Mayor of Cork, Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Mark Mellett and Vice Admiral of Royal Cork Colin Morehead
Royal Cork Yacht Club's 300th anniversary flag bearing the inscription 'where it all began' was hoisted for the first time in Cork Harbour last night during the celebratory black-tie gala dinner for the Beaufort Cup Services competition, underway this week…
Elegance personified – the 1949-vintage Northele steps out in style at the Crosshaven Traditional Festival in June
If you were putting together a pub quiz about classic yachts, “Who was Sandy Balfour?” would be a very handy question to get the elementary section going writes W M Nixon. Dyed-in-the-wool classics aficionados would roll their eyes in amusement…
Nell Staunton in action in Texas
The National Yacht Club's Nell Staunton continues to race in the top ten of the Laser Radial Girls class of the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships at Corpus Christi Yacht Club in Texas. The Dublin school girl had another solid performance yesterday,…
 Ronan Wallace was the winner of both DBSC Laser PY races
Cruiser 3 Tuesday ECHO: 1. Pamafe, 2. Jiminy Cricket, 3. Wynward Combined Cruisers Tuesday ECHO: 1. Pastiche, 2. Powder Monkey, 3. D-Tox Sportsboat: 1. NYC2 Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Carmen, 3. Ruff Diamond B211 One Design: 1. Beeswing, 2. Ventuno,…
Royal Cork's David Kenefick was fourth at the UK Moth Nationals
We thought it would go down to the wire, and that's exactly what happened at the Moth UK National Championships. The final race decided the title with four sailors still in with a shout of winning the event writes Mark…
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD and Irish Sailing President Jack Roy congratulate the SB20 Sin Bin Crew at yesterday's Cork Week official opening ceremony
Michael O'Connor's Sin Bin crew were winners of the SB20 Southern Championships that kicked off Cork Week in Crosshaven yesterday and dominated by Dun Laoghaire entries. After six races sailed in a seven-boat fleet, the Royal St. George YC entry was…
Top Brass at Crosshaven – at today's Volvo Cork Week launch were (from left) Royal Cork CEO Gavin Deane, Commandant Barry Byrne, the defending champion of the Beaufort Cup for Defence Services personnel that runs as part of Cork Week with Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD and Irish Naval Service Vice Admiral and the current Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Mark Mellett
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney – who will also skipper a yacht in this week's regatta – has officially launched Volvo Cork Week 2018 at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven this afternoon. The biennial…
After nearly two hours of racing in up to 20–knots of wind, Gwilli Two (above) won by less than one foot off Greystones
Dermot Clarke and Patrick Maguire's Sigma 33 Gwilli Two of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the winner of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Cruiser 2 Coastal Race to Greystones Harbour in County Wicklow yesterday by the narrowest of margins.   After…
The First 285 'Pamafe' (G. Costello) was the winner of the DBSC Cruiser 3 ECHO race
Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Something Else, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Jump The Gun, 2. Powder Monkey, 3=. Gringo & Something Else Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Something Else, 2. Chimaera, 3. Jalapeno 31.7 One Design: 1.…
David Kenefick is lying third overall at the Moth UK Championships
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Dave Kenefick lies an impressive third overall – and a single point off second place – at the 40–boat UK Moth National Championships.  Counting a string of top ten results in a fleet packed with top British…
Jonny Swann's Half Tonner Harmony from Howth Yacht Club competing in this year's Royal Irish Yacht Club Regatta
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) 2018 Saturday programme will proceed as scheduled now that the Waterfront Club Regatta season has concluded on Dublin Bay. DBSC will have the usual combination of Hut and committee boat starts for its Saturday racing. …

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