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Liam Glynn from Ballyholme is expecting a tough test in Palma this week
Irish Olympic Laser campaigners Finn Lynch of the National Yacht Club and Liam Glynn of Ballyholme Yacht Club will face a fleet of 183 and all three Rio medallists when they start racing at a bumper 49th Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar in…
Enda O'Coineen completes his circumnavigation and receives an amazing welcome into Les Sables d'Olonne, France today
At 13:57 today off the west coast of France Irishman Enda O’Coineen passed through the finishing line of the Vendee Globe course to mark the end of his solo sailing lap of the planet, with just one stop. On 6…
Cork's Jason Losty sailing Altair tacks (IRL3670) on the approach to a weather mark on the Solent yesterday during the RORC Easter Challenge
Former Cork Corinthian Quarter Ton Cup Champion Jason Losty is lying fifth overall at this weekend's RORC Easter Challenge on the Solent sailing his First 36.7 Altair in the 12–boat IRC Twodivision after six races sailed. Losty is six points off third…
The repaired IMOCA Souffle du Nord re-appears on Auckland Harbour with an extended name, but the humming bird continues to fly
Lone sailor Enda O Coineen will soon – barring any cruel last-minute setbacks - complete his current personal Odyssey to finish his very individualistic version of the Vendee Globe Round the World course writes W M Nixon. He’s slightly ahead…
RCYC sailor David Kenefick, who was Ireland's top performer at last year's World Championships on Lake Garda, is just two points off tenth overall after six races sailed
Royal Cork foiling helmsman David Kenefick is knocking on the door of the top ten overall at the Bacardi Moth World Championship this week after an exhilarating three days of strong winds in Bermuda. 11th place Kenefick, who was Ireland's top…
Paul Kavanagh’s veteran Swan 44 Pomeroy Swan sailed with success for Ireland on the RORC circuit during 2017, but the only time she was seen in Irish waters was when she rounded the rock during the Rolex Fastnet Race. This year, she’ll be seen in more detail in the Volvo Round Ireland Race
With just over 13 weeks to go to the start of the 2018 edition of the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht race, 37 boats have already taken advantage of the Early Bird entry rates writes W M Nixon. But the Early…
Rob McConnell's Fool's Gold from Waterford Harbour intends using Howth Yacht Club's Wave Regatta as a final preparation for IRC European Championships at Cowes
With under a week remaining before the early bird entry deadline for Howth Yacht Club's Wave Regatta 2018, the latest entry for the June Bank Holiday weekend regatta at the north Dublin venue is planning a highly competitive campaign including…
Kuba Szymanski's Beneteau First 40.7, Polished Manx II
A regular ISORA competitor will take on the marathon Round Britain and Ireland Race double handed class starting on Sunday 12th August, a feat that follows in the wake of Liam Coyne's National Yacht Club First 36.7 Lulu Belle that took double–handed honours…
Over the last three weeks Hopkins says she hasn't been able to recover in time to either train or race.
A recurring case of tonsillitis rules out Howth Yacht Club  Laser ace Aoife Hopkins from this week's Princess Sofia regatta in Palma.  "I'm really gutted to have to announce that I will not be competing", Hopkins told Afloat.  Over the last…
David Kenefick (IRL 4148) gets a front row start at the Moth Nationals in Bermuda
Royal Cork Yacht Club's David Kenefick has finished seventh in a fleet of 33 at the Moth Bermuda National Championship in Hamilton, Bermuda. The top result comes as the Moth World Championships begin today at the same venue. Joshua Greenslade…
Dublin's National Yacht Club and Monte Real Club de Yates establish links –  Óscar Calero Escobar Manager of Monte Real Yacht Club, César Casqueiro (Secretary) H.E.D. José Maria Rodriguez Coso Ambassador of Spain to Ireland, Teresa Gancedo Nieto (Spanish Tourist Office Dublin) Ronan Beirne NYC Commodore) and Genoveva Pereiro (Vice Commodore Monte Real Yacht Club). Scroll down for more photos of the evening
Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club hosted a welcome dinner for visiting officers of the Monte Real Club de Yates in Bayona, Galicia, North West Spain with whom the National Yacht Club, the Irish sailing club of the year, has a…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s latest 48-page yearbook is the visible face of a significant part of Irish sailing’s organisational infrastructure
It’s big, it’s unique, and it’s the focal point of recreational interaction with the sea for one of the more affluent areas of population in Europe writes W M Nixon. But anyone visiting Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the first time,…
Ladies who attended various Sail Cork courses at the RCYC evening for the Cork Harbour Sailing School
Cork Harbour's 'Women on the Water' were out in force for the SailCork annual dinner in the Royal Cork Yacht Club in early March. The Cork Harbour Sailing School presents its students who attend winter navigation courses with their certificates…
Howth Yacht Club Sailing School Launches ‘Quest’ For New Blood
#HYC - Howth Yacht Club is preparing to roll out its new sailing school initiative in the coming weeks as the spring season catches the breeze. Quest Sailing has been devised with the intention of bringing “new blood into the…
The Irish J/80 Championships will be run over three days and as part of the ‘Sportsboat Cup’ which incorporates racing for other one-design keelboat divisions, including 1720s and SB20s
This year’s inaugural J/80 Irish National Championships will run back-to-back with Howth Yacht Club's Wave Regatta, Ireland’s largest keelboat sailing regatta this year. Some convenient scheduling at HYC means that the Irish Championships take place at the North Dublin club…
Races at the Irish Sailing Youth Pathway Championships are open to all young sailors who sail in the five Irish Sailing Youth Pathway Classes (Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 420, Topper and Optimist (pictured above)
Today is the last chance for early bird registration for the Volvo Irish Sailing Youth Pathway National Championships that take place from the 5th – 8th April 2018 in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin. It's Ireland’s largest Youth regatta and Irish Sailing’s…
David Kenefick of Royal Cork will be in action in the Moth Worlds in Bermuda
An international fleet featuring two Irish foilers plus the reigning two-time world champion Paul Goodison of the U.K. is set to contend the Bacardi Moth World Championship next week on Bermuda's Great Sound. Royal Cork's David Kenefick and Rory Fitzpatrick…
DBSC Committee Vessel Freebird
A weather–hit DBSC Spring Chicken Series will sail an extra weekend between Saint Patrick's weekend and Easter in order to complete the series. Total calm last Sunday was 'not forecast or expected' which means only three races have been sailed…
A bumper fleet of 20 early bird entries are already signed up for June's Sigma championships on Dublin Bay
The Class Captain of the Sigma 33 East Coast Association is reporting a bumper entry of 20 'Early Bird' entries received from 14 different clubs for June's Dublin Bay Chmpionships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club.  'The entries to date reflect…
Torbay on the south coast of England brands itself as the 'English Riviera' but the Irish boats arrived to sail in testing conditions
The weather in recent weeks has been variable and has curtailed a number of 420 training weekends around the country but three Irish boats travelled to the UK Spring Championships on the 10th and 11th March at Royal Torbay Yacht…

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