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Pat and David Kelly's Storm from Howth Yacht Club has started a successful defence of it's J109 title at Dun Laoghaire
Defending champion Pat Kelly's Storm from Howth Yacht Club is three points clear at the top of the J109 leaderboard after the first three breezy races at the National Yacht Club.  In a testing opening day on Dublin Bay, winds…
Aoife Hopkins in 11th leads Irish hopes at the Laser Euros
Dublin sailors Aoife Hopkins and Finn Lynch currently lead Irish hopes at the Laser European Championships in Barcelona after a delayed start this week.  Racing started yesterday with two races completed. Yesterday was cloudy and the sailors launched in a…
College team racing in Firefly dinghies in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. A new Dublin Team Racing League aims to build on September's Elmo Cup momentum and bridge the gap to college team racing
The Dublin University Sailing Club is hosting the first of four Dublin Team Racing League Events in Dun Laoghaire this Saturday, 7th of October. As discussed at the ISA meeting earlier in the year, the goal of the League is…
The Kelly family’s J/109 Storm from Rush SC and HYC is the defending champion in this weekend’s J/109 Open Nationals in Dublin Bay.
With something like 25 seriously-campaigned J/109s around Ireland and throughout the Irish Sea, obviously you wouldn’t expect every boat to be heading for this weekend’s Irish Open Nationals in Dun Laoghaire. But by any standards a crack fleet of 15…
Irish Sailing's J80 fleet has been purchased by the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
A group of Royal St. George Yacht Club members have 'joined together' to purchase Irish Sailing's ten-year-old J80 fleet on behalf of the Dun Laoghaire harbour Club. The Royal St. George Yacht Club was one of several bidders for the…
Some of the sailors who gathered for Blackrock Sailing Club's inaugural sail on the River Lee
Blackrock Sailing Club on the River Lee in Cork Harbour became Ireland's newest sailing club last month when the new facility set sail in a fleet of refurbished Firefly dinghies operating from the pier at Blackrock village. At this stage…
Royal Cork's Harry Durcan and Harry Whitaker with green spinnaker in a downwind leg at the 29er British Youth Nationals
The Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire will host try-out sessions in the 29er youth skiff class this coming weekend. There'll be one hour try–out slots available with experienced 29er sailors on hand to assist. There will also…
Howth with summer unexpectedly returned. The two J/109s Indian (Colm Buckley & Simon Knowles) and Storm (Pat Kelly) chase Stephen O’Faherty’s Spirit 54 Soufriere in Saturday’s Autumn League Double Bill. Overall in class, Storm leads from Liam Burke’s Tribal from Galway Bay SC, with Indian third
Against many weather predictions, summer-like conditions at Howth Yacht Club blessed the third weekend of the Autumn League on Saturday afternoon with warm weather, increasingly bright sunshine, and an improving sailing breeze from south to southeast as the programme developed…
Ross Harvey crosses the line to victory at the NYC
Visiting UK foiling sailor Ross Harvey continued his winning ways at the 2017 Irish Moth National Championships, hosted by National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin at the weekend. As reported earlier, Harvey had built an early lead in…
Royal St. George's Michael O'Connor, Davy Taylor and Ed Cook were the SB20 'Corinthian' World Champions and pick up Afloat's Sailor of the Month Award
Michael O’Connor of Royal St George YC is the “Sailor of the Month (Inshore)” after celebrating September with the Corinthian Division overall win in the SB20 Worlds on the Solent early in the month and then, in an intense…
Eimear Fleming, marking a fourth generation of IDRA14 sailors. Her great grandfather, Charlie Sargent, was involved in the formation of the Irish Dinghy Racing Association, now Irish Sailing, her grandfather, Charles Sargent, current Commodore of the IDRA14 class, and her mother,Vanya Sargent, a regular crew on IDRA14s
IDRA14’s, Vagos and Finns from the DBSC, Fireflies from the universities, Magno’s and Pico’s from the INSS, and Waszp’s toing and froing from the National YC – Dun Laoghaire harbour on Saturday represented all that is good and healthy about…
Coracle IV, an Olson 30, skippered by Kieran Collins is lying third overall after two races sailed in the IRC 2 division of the CH Marine Autumn Regatta 2017. Scroll down for photo gallery from today's racing
Ted Crosbie's X302 No Excuse took an early lead in the nine boat IRC two class of Royal Cork Yacht Club's CH Marine Autumn League in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. A grey, damp morning gave way to more pleasant conditions this afternoon for…
Foiling Moths competing for Irish honours on Dublin Bay
After five races sailed at the Moth National Championships at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire this weekend, UK visitor Ross Harvey leads the host club's own Rory Fitzpatrick for overall honours but only by a single point. So far the…
Sean Craig ended the light air Laser Master World Championships with a solid third place today
Royal St. George's Sean Craig finished tenth at the Laser Masters World Championships in Split, Croatia. The Dublin Radial competitor is counting the cost of a U flag after he finished fifth in race four in his 37–boat division which meant he…
Race 7 of the championship was the first to bring out the general recall flag, but the fleet got away at the second attempt.
The Final day of the 2017 Flying Fifteen National Championship finished with a flourish in squally conditions in Falmouth Bay. Two races were scheduled with an earlier start of 1100hrs to finish the regatta before another front hit the Cornwall…
Tom Dolan (left) and Jack Roy at today's mini-reception to wish Dolan 'Bon Voyage' in his Mini Transat bid. There are 4,050 miles to cover between La Rochelle – Las Palmas in Gran Canaria and Le Marin (Martinique)
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy was on hand in Bassin des Chalutiers, La Rochelle today to wish sole Irish entry Tom Dolan good luck in tomorrow's Mini Transat Race start. An eve of race Irish reception with the Cultural & Sporting…
In the final races of the DBSC season today, Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor) was the clear winner of the SB20 class on Dublin Bay
Sailors from Malahide Yacht Club, Howth Yacht Club, Greystones Sailing Club and the National Yacht Club took part in this first introductory day
Sunshine on Saturday greeted the groups of sailors taking part in the first of the 420 sailing introduction days. Groups of six sailors used the class association training boats to get their first taste of sailing in these Irish Sailing…
The start of race two at the Flying Fifteen British Nationals
After a lost day of racing due to high winds and driving rain yesterday, The Flying Fifteen National Championship got underway yesterday at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth with some ideal sailing conditions, light to moderate breezes with a dose…
Irish at Laser Master Worlds: Niall Peelo (sailing for GBR), Paul Keane, Kevin Currier, Nick Walsh, Denis O'Sullivan, Ed Rice, Theo Lyttle and Sean Craig
Royal St. George's Sean Craig leads Irish hopes at the Laser Masters World Championships. The Dublin Radial competitor lies sixth in his 37–boat division after three races sailed in Split, Croatia. The Irish team are competing in three divisions. Results are…

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