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The European Optimist Team at Malahide Yacht Club which includes NYC sailors Leah Rickard, Nathan van Steenberge, Rocco Wright and  Sam Ledoux
The National Yacht Club had great success in the Optimist Ulster Championships which took place in Malahide Yacht Club last weekend writes Frieda Forde. Twenty four sailors from the NYC – some of whom are junior members of other clubs as well –…
Powering along – Andrew Algeo steered Juggerknot to East Coast victory on Dublin Bay
Andrew Alego's powerful Juggerknot crew took their first J109 Championship victory on Dublin Bay today as they swept to a two–point win at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Dublin Bay sailor Algeo, of the host club, emerged on top over four…
Chris Johnston's blue hulled Beneteau 31.7 Prospect was the winner of Thursday night's DBSC one design race for the class that boasts 15 entries
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. D-Tox, 2. Wow, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. D-Tox, 2. Wow, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Juggerknot, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. White Mischief Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Boomerang, 2. Platinum Blond, 3.…
Idyllic conditions at Rosmoney on Clew Bay as Mayo SC stages its Open Day
Was it luck or destiny that the weather finally, finally provided a break and the sun shone on the Mayo Sailing Club’s recent Open Day at Rosmoney near Westport? Members arrived early to mount flags and banners, stoke up the…
DBSC Committee Boat Mac Lir will start Tuesday racing until the West Pier Hut is back on station
Tuesday Dublin Bay Sailing Club racing for keelboats will recommence on Tuesday next, the 15th of May. The late start to the season was due to the replacement of the plinth of the Starter’s Hut on the West Pier, and until…
Cullaun Sailing Club Building Committee  from right to left  Mick Laffan, Olivia King Kilkishen Development, Stephen Walsh CLDC, Chris Davis founder member, Jim O Sullivan Rear Commodore, Margaret Hynes, Mike Hogan CLDC and Tommy Scott
Last weekend marked a historic event in the history of Cullaun Sailing Club as club Commodore Des McMahon along with forty other members turned the sod on their new clubhouse at an opening ceremony after their spring regatta. There was…
Royal St. George at the Millennium Bowl: Ben Cooke, Jennifer Andreasson, John O'Connor, Owen Laverty, Martin Byrne, Stephanie Bourke, Paul Maguire, Neil Hegarty, Clare Hogan, Peter Bowring, Charlie Bolger and Ailbe Millerick
This biennial tri-club team racing event championed by the late Harry Maguire for many years was run over the weekend in the Gareloch, Scotland and hosted by the Royal Northern and Clyde YC. The holders Royal St George YC travelled…
Attending ICOYC San Francisco 2018 were (L-R) Colin Morehead, Vice Admiral, Royal Cork YC,  Andy Anderson, President ICOYC & Gavin Deane, General Manager, Royal Cork YC
At the International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC) World Forum 2018 in San Francisco, the Royal Cork Yacht Club was selected to host the ICOYC World Forum in September 2019. Vice Admiral, Colin Morehead, and Club General Manager, Gavin Deane,…
Featuring three double-handed dinghy classes, the event will provide the sailor with numerous short, fun, sprint races over a 24-hour period in Cork Harbour.
The first annual 'Royal Sprints Regatta' will be held in just two weeks on May 19th & 20th at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Featuring three double-handed dinghy classes, the event will provide the sailor with numerous short, fun, sprint…
Sean Craig of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the winner of both of Tuesday night's DBSC Laser races
IDRA 14: 1. Doody J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne, 2. Dart P Long 3. Dunmoanin F Hamilton Laser R1: 1. S Craig, 2. R Wallace, 3. R O'Leary Laser R2: 1. S Craig, 2. R Wallace, 3. R O'Leary
Sailing life resumes for the Golden Oldies at Howth. Roddy Cooper’s 1898-built Howth 17 Leila enjoys the sunshine for last Saturday’s gentle contest for the world’s most senior keelboat class still racing as originally designed.
It’s only two months since Storm Emma swept Ireland, with Force 12 Easterlies spreading havoc and blizzards and rumours and tall tales of total disaster along the East Coast writes W M Nixon. One such tall tale which began circulating…
The National Yacht Club dining room - where non-members face a 10% rise in prices to sustain the club for the future
#NYC - National Yacht Club members will not have to pay a 10% increase in bar and catering prices brought in for the Dun Laoghaire waterfront clubhouse. Instituted by the club committee after approval at last month’s AGM, the move…
Keith and Rodney Martin's Lively Lady was second in Cruisers Zero IRC and ECHO
31.7 - 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson) 31.7 - 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson)…
In an amendment to the DBSC sailing instructions, Cruisers 0/1, such as Ronan Harris's J109 Jigamaree from the Royal Irish Yacht Club, will have a preparatory signal at 13:45 on Saturday
As Dublin Bay Sailing Club prepares for its first Thursday race of the 2018 season tonight, the club has also issued an amendment to its Saturday Courses due to the destruction of the plinth supporting the Hut during the March…
Frank Miller's Blind Squirrel from the DMYC was the winner of both of last night's DBSC in harbour Fireball races
Fireball Race 1: Blind Squirrel (F Miller), 2. Incubus (C Power/M Barry) Fireball Race 2: Blind Squirrel (F Miller), 2. Incubus (C Power/M Barry) IDRA 14 Race 1: Dunmoanin (F Hamilton), 2. Doody (J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne) IDRA 14 Race 2: Dunmoanin (F…
With a crew of friends and family very much in mind, Conor Fogerty's Silver Shamrock competes in the first ISORA race off Dalkey, County Dublin
The latest addition to Howth’s vintage fleet, Conor Fogerty’s ‘new’ boat is something of an old favourite and one that should be very familiar to Afloat.ie readers. Silver Shamrock, the Ron Holland-designed and Cork-built Half Tonner that took its class…
National Yacht Club Meeting For New Members Next Friday
#NYC - The National Yacht Cub will host a meeting for new and prospective members next Friday 27 April from 8pm in the main dining room. The evening will be an opportunity to learn about the club’s various activities, meet…
Centenary Season. Twenty years ago in April 1998, Ian Malcolm’s Howth 17 Aura celebrates her Centenary by returning to her birthplace of Carrickfergus on Belfast Lough with its famous 12th Century Norman castle
These days, we’ve become accustomed to the historic Howth 17s of 1898-vintage – the world’s oldest keelboat class still sailing as originally designed – putting in admired appearances at classic boat festivals at home and abroad writes W M Nixon.…
The Oyster 625, Ruth II, anchored off Sandycove Point on Dublin Bay on Saturday
A 'blessing of the boat' ceremony for Dublin yachtsman Liam Shanahan's new Oyster 625 Ruth II took place this afternoon at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire.   Family and friends gathered onboard the new Rob Humphries design that recently arrived in…
In the build up to the Flying Fifteen World Championships on Dublin Bay in 2019, the DBSC class has a racing fleet of 29 boats
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has saluted its largest one design keelboat and dinghy fleets on the eve of the 2018 season.  Boat entries everywhere are a perennial problem for organisers but that's not the case for either the Water Wag or…

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