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The perfect setting for a summer party – the Royal Irish YC in Dun Laoghaire will be hosting its Annual Regatta on Saturday June 30th, while at the same time sending off a very competitive club contingent in the Volvo Round Ireland race at Wicklow.
The busy and hospitable Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is set to pull off a remarkable double act on Saturday, June 30th writes W M Nixon. As this is an even year, there’s no biennial five-day Volvo Dun…
Royal St.George's Theo Lyttle was second in last night's DBSC Laser race
Combined Cruisers ECHO: 1. Jalapeno 2. Platinum Blonde Mermaid: 1. Jill, 2. Aideen PY Class: 1. D Fortune, 2. G Bua IDRA 14: 1. Dunmoanin, 2. Sapphire, 3. Dart Fireball : 1. Blind Squirrel, 2. Incubus Laser PY: 1. G…
Conor Fogerty’s internationally-successful Sunfast 3600 Bam! is entered for the two-handed division in the RORC Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race in August
Ireland’s current “Sailor of the Year” Conor Fogerty of Howth Yacht Club has a mind-bogglingly busy programme to fulfil during 2018 writes WM Nixon. But the intrepid class winner of the 2017 OSTAR is well able for it. He has…
Denis Murphy and crew on Nieulargo were the winners of RCYC's first pop up race. Scroll down for more photos
Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour introduced the first of its Keelboat 'Pop up' family-oriented races last Friday. The idea was to start at 1800 and round as many marks as possible in 1hr and 30mins, for every minute…
Water Wag dinghy is launched at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
With a history going back to 1887, some sixty-eight double-ended Water Wags were built between 1887 and 1900. All but one of these has fallen by the wayside and its location is no longer known. That one surviving Water Wag…
Andrew Algeo's J109 Juggerknot is the DMYC'King of the Bay'
Andrew Algeo's J109 Juggerknot continues its winning run this season adding the DMYC 'King of the Bay' title to last weekend's Howth Yacht Club Wave Regatta triumph in Class One IRC. Dawn broke, and the club web camera showed a sea…
Back on station – DBSC's new and improved Starters Hut is lowered back into position on the West Pier
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) West Pier Starting Hut is back on station for the 2018 season following a three-month hiatus. Dun Laoghaire Harbour did not emerge unscathed from the winter storms and neither did the starting hut on the back of the town's…
The Sigma 33 fleet who are merging their Dublin Bay based Championships with the NYC Regatta on Saturday, June 23rd
the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay – the Mitsubishi Motors Sailing Club of the Year 2018 –  is gearing up for its open Regatta which it hosts every second year. This year it will be held on Saturday 23rd June…
The 2019 D2D race will start off Dun Laoghaire Harbour on June 12
The National Yacht Club has announced dates for its biennial Dun Laoghaire to Dingle (D2D) Race in 2019. The 2019 mini offshore race, that is also a fixture on the international RORC calendar, will start on Wednesday, 12th June off…
The man and his boat. Gregor McGuckin with his Biscay 36 Hanley Energy Endurance this week in a sun-soaked Dun Laoghaire, where the harsh realities of the Great Southern Ocean seemed very remote
There is a monumental singularity of achievement in Robin Knox-Johnston’s non-stop solo voyage around the world in the 32ft Suhaili fifty years ago. While there may have been others taking on the Golden Globe Challenge set by The Sunday Times…
RCYC's June League first race was held in light airs. Scroll down for Photo Gallery
The first race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's June Thursday league, sponsored by Union Chandlery, was held last night in balmy light winds of six or seven knots writes Bob Bateman. The course was from a Committee boat start to…
Just 2 knots on the Dublin Bay buoy
Tonight's DBSC racing programme was abandoned due to lack of wind on Dublin Bay.  With barely, a ripple on the bay, Dublin Bay buoy recorded just 2 knots of wind.  Meanwhile, results for Wednesday's (6th June) Water Wag Race were: 1.…
Dave Cullen’s Checkmate burning along with sufficient power to eventually bring out the sun – and take the top title with Nin O’Leary in the ship’s complement
“Wave afloat, rave ashore? And all good? What more could you ask?” The new-style Wave Regatta at Howth over the June Bank Holiday weekend set itself so many ambitious targets that it takes a day or two to get it…
The J109 Jalapeno from the National Yacht Club won the combined cruisers fleet on ECHO handicap
Cruiser 3 Tuesday ECHO: 1. Jiminy Cricket, 2. Maranda, 3. Papytoo Combined Cruisers Tuesday ECHO: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Platinum Blond, 3. Pastiche Ruffian: 1. Alias B211 One Design: 1. Yikes, 2. Beeswing, 3. Vamoose B211 ECHO: 1. Yikes, 2. Beeswing,…
J109 Something Else (John and Brian Hall) from the National Yacht Club was the Cruisers One winner on Dublin Bay
Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Something Else, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Jump The Gun, 2. Something Else, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Something Else, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Jump The Gun Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Leeuwin, 2.…
An impressive fleet of 21 Flying Fifteens were on a busy DBSC start line
On the way to Dun Laoghaire no one knew what to expect as there had been little or no wind all week. Dublin Bay is full of surprise’s and we were greeted with a nice S-SE breeze and dense fog! …
The new Cork Harbour Raving League is being run in association with Monkstown Bay Sailing Club, the Royal Cork at Crosshaven, the Naval Yacht Squadron and Cove S.C.
A new era of inter-club racing starts tonight in Cork Harbour, writes Tom MacSweeney. The new Great Island Sailing Club, based in Cobh, is to start the Cork Harbour Combined June White Sail League. First Gun is set for 7…
Pat Kelly’s meticulously-prepared J/109 Storm is family-maintained.
Pat Kelly and his family and friends from Rush in the heart of Fingal certainly enjoy their sailing. But they work hard to ensure that their all-conquering J/109 Storm is in peak condition as the new programme starts, and they’ve…
The XP33 Bon Exemple was second in Cruisers One in Thursday's DBSC race
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Joker 11, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. Juggerknot Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Joker 11, 2. Platinum Blond,…
The Kelly family's Storm returns to Howth for Wave Regatta following a successful Scottish campaign
With upwards of 150 boat competing, the inaugural Wave Regatta is set to become the largest gathering of racing yachts this year in Ireland. So who is likely to come out with the Howth Yacht Club spoils in each of…

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