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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. …
Greystones Sailing Club's Paddy Barnwell trimming on board Eleuthera, a class zero entry for Cork Week Regatta
Royal Cork Yacht Club's ability to attract a sizeable 'big boat' following for Volvo Cork Week is highlighted in today's Irish Times Sailing Column.  David O'Brien writes that the ten boat turnout assembled in Crosshaven for next week's regatta is…
Commandant Barry Byrne helms the J/109 Joker II around a sunlit Fastnet Rock on Sunday July 1st during the recent Volvo Round Ireland Race, with the sky beyond giving hints of the strong headwinds to be met off Ireland’s west coast. He will be racing round the Fastnet again next week in the same boat, defending the Beaufort Cup in Volvo Cork Week
Time was when “A Soldier’s Wind” was a slightly patronising term used to describe exceptionally favourable conditions for smooth voyaging in the great days of sail, with a beam reach in a good Force 4 being held up as the…
Jonathan Nicholson's Red Rhum from the Royal St. George Yacht Club was second in DBSC Cruiser 2 IRC
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Jigamaree Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Jalapeno, 2. White Mischief, 3. Jigamaree…
Conor Fogerty at the helm of his Sunfast 3600 which he will sail Round Britain and Ireland in August with Simon Knowles
There's just one month to go for Irish Sailor of the Year, Conor Fogerty racing his Sunfast 3600 Bam double-handed in the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, a record 37 teams have taken up the challenge of one…
Laser League prizes are presented at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
The Laser dinghy league was run over the three consecutive Saturdays during the National Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club and Royal St. George YC Regattas. A total of 28 Lasers participated over the 6 races – 16 in the…
The Laser Leinster Championships will sail from Howth on July 21
In a month, where Irish Laser sailors are celebrating a U21 World bronze medal, the Class returns to Howth Yacht Club for an open event after a long absence. HYC will host this two-day event which kicks off on Saturday…
Close quarter racing around the Needles
In what will probably be regarded as one of the most challenging on record, the 87th edition of the Round the Island Race was won overall by High Potential with the top Irish result from the four boats competing coming…
Class one J109s in the Royal St. George Yacht Club Regatta  on Dublin Bay
The Frank Keane BMW Royal St. George Yacht Club Regatta brought to a close June's Dun Laoghaire Waterfront Regatta weekends with yet another stunning set of sailing conditions for the two-race racing festival on the first Saturday in July. Full…
Sigma 33, Rupert, (Philip and Dick Lovegrove) was the DBSC Cruiser 2 race winner
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. Ruth Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Prima Luce, 2. Ruth, 3.…
Map showing the location of Leac Buidhe Rock
#MarineNotice - Mariners are advised that a Port Lateral Mark has been deployed marking Leac Buidhe Rock, north of Dalkey Island. The buoy has the following light characteristic Fl(4)R.6s, and will be seasonally deployed from April to October. It can…
Royal Cork organisers are making an early call to classes, such as the RS200 for Dinghy Fest 2019
With a year to go to Cork Dinghy Fest 2019, the Royal Cork Yacht Club Organising Committee is reaching out to 'all classes' to get in touch and express their interest in hosting a regional event at Dinghy Fest. While…
Sailing on the Half Tonner, Miss Whiplash, race sponsor Ronan Enright, (third from left) a former Rear RCYC Admiral, was one of 26 boats competing. Scroll down for gallery
There were two separate starts in Royal Cork Yacht Club's July League sponsored by Ronan Enright Solicitors tonight on the club's course 96 in fine sailing conditions in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. Sailing as crew on the Half Tonner, Miss Whiplash, the…
A skilled helmsman himself, Dave Cullen (right) is noted for his ability to provide impressive standards in boat management programmes
Howth’s Dave Cullen is “Sailor of the Month” for June after a stellar series of performances with his classic Half Tonner Checkmate XV. He emerged as clear overall champion in Howth’s successful Wave Regatta at the beginning of the month,…
Team Ridgeway - Peter Kennedy (right), sailing with Stephen Kane (centre) and Hammy Baker from Strangford Lough are the 2018 SB20 National Champions
In a series led from start to finish, Strangford Lough Olympian Peter Kennedy, sailing with Stephen Kane and Hammy Baker, was the winner of the SB20 National Championships at the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay. The former Flying Dutchman crew…
J109 Jigamaree (Ronan Harris) from the host club competing in the Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin RIYC regatta on Dublin Bay
2018 marked a big year for the Royal Irish Yacht Club's Regatta with the announcement that Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin has come aboard as title sponsor of the event, a shot in the arm for the waterfront regatta scene at…

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