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Mark Mansfield has joined UK Sailmakers Ireland as a racing consultant
The new owners of Cork Harbour based UK Sailmakers Ireland have appointed Mark Mansfield as an agent and racing consultant to their Crosshaven loft. Mansfield is a Royal Cork Yacht Club stalwart at the top end of sailing for many years — this season…
RCYC 'At Home' winner Anchor Challenge is the only Irish Quarter Ton Cup in Cowes this week
Strong winds prevent play on opening day of Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2017. 23–boats are entered for the event with a single Irish boat in the line up of exquisitely prepared classic race boats – along with some of the world's…
Anthony O'Leary's RCYC team in action on the first day of the New York Invitational Cup
Anthony O'Leary's fifth time a the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup at Newport, R.I has opened with a fourth overall position for the Royal Cork Yacht Club entry. After three races in a fresh southwesterly breeze, Southern Yacht Club and Royal…
National Yacht Club WOWI sailors competed in the club's 'End of Season' race in September
Gail MacAllister, Irish Sailing’s Regional Development Officer and Co-ordinator for the Women on the Water Ireland (WOWI) programme talks to Helen Cooney about how the programme is run at the National Yacht Club. Irish Sailing launched the WOWI programme in 2011…
139 sailors registered for the Optimist Leinsters at the NYC
It was a clean sweep for Royal Cork Yacht Club junior sailors at the Optimist Leinster Dinghy Championships at the National Yacht Club last weekend.  Justin Lucas won the Merrion Private sponsored event where 139–sailors registered including 29 from the host club. Lucas's…
Volvo Cork Week 2018 will offer sailors racing options in a brand new format as revealed in today's Notice of Race published by RCYC. Download the full NOR below
Royal Cork Yacht Club has shaken up the format of its 2018 Volvo Cork Week Regatta following an exit survey of competitors at the 2016 event. A brand-new format for the regatta that runs from 9th – 14th July 2018…
There will be no shortage of thrills 'n' spills with at the CH Marine Autumn League next month with a big fleet of 1720 sportsboats expected
The CH Marine Autumn Series at Royal Cork Yacht Club is rapidly approaching, one of the premier highlights of the sailing season on the south coast, that always attracts large numbers of sailors from a wide variety of clubs from…
The 2017 SB20 Nationals are being held in Howth Yacht Club
Recently crowned Corinthian SB20 World Champions Michael O'Connor, Davey Taylor and Edward Cook are eyeing the Irish National title in Howth Yacht Club next weekend as the class surges ahead of the European Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club…
Anthony O'Leary (white cap) is a tireless campaigner who has twice been named the Irish Sailor of the Year and regularly competes in both small planing one-designs and larger offshore events
For Anthony O'Leary from Ireland's Royal Cork Yacht Club, the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup is something of a family tradition. O'Leary represented the Royal Cork at the first regatta in 2009 and has returned to each event…
J109 Mojito (Peter Dunlop & Victoria Cox) is overall ISORA champion
A solid season for Welsh offshore campaigners Peter Dunlop & Victoria Cox was crowned in the pitch dark of Dublin Bay last night when the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race runners–up became overall ISORA champions. The Irish Sea’s Wolf Head Trophy…
Alpaca won the biggest class of Royal Cork's August/September League
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Fitzgerald Menswear sponsored August/September League finished last night in autumnal conditions with most boats finishing in the early darkness! The westerly breeze was up and down throughout the race, averaging 14knts. High tide allowed the fleet…
Optimist dinghies at Dun Laoghaire
Recently crowned Irish Optimist champion Rian Geraghty-McDonnell (14) of the National Yacht Club leads a blustery Leinster Championships hosted by his own club on Dublin Bay. Four points behind, Royal Cork's Harry Twomey is second on seven, with Geraghty–McDonnell's club mate Nathan…
Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson) was a DBSC Beneteau 31.7 race winner
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power)  CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George…
The annual sailing race from Cobh to Blackrock once marked the end of the sailing season in Cork Harbour
69 yachts have entered for the Cobh-to-Blackrock Race tomorrow writes Tom MacSweeney. This is the annual sailing race from Cobh to Blackrock which once marked the end of the sailing season in Cork Harbour. It no longer is that end-of-season…
Annalise Murphy training on board Volvo Ocean Race entry Turn the Tide on Plastic
Irish Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy is shelving her campaign for a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics for the next 10 months as she will be competing in the Volvo Ocean Race. As reported a month ago, the…
Make Your Reservation For NYC Junior Section’s ‘Big Reunion’ Party
#NYC - Reservations are going fast for the National Yacht Club Junior Section’s Golden Jubilee ‘Big Reunion’ party on Saturday 30 September, as previously reported on The celebrations start at 7.30pm on the night and are open to all…
Flying Fifteen champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly of the National Yacht Club have had to pull out of the Whitehead Championships after a mast break in a windy DBSC race last weekend
Defending Irish Flying Fifteen champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly of the National Yacht Club are out of this weekend's Championships at Whitehead in County Antrim following a dismasting on Dublin Bay. The excitement is building for the Flying Fifteen Championships of…
National YC Hosts End Of Season Race This Thursday
#NYC - The National Yacht Club’s End of Season fun race takes place this Thursday 7 September, open to all yachts and dinghies owned or helmed by a member of the NYC. Entry is free, however the club will be…
J109 Jedi (skippered by Kenny Rumball) crosses the offshore finish line of Dun Laoghaire Regatta in July. The Sailing School entry is the winner of the Viking Marine Coastal Series
With the completion of ISORA's race 11, the Pwllheli night race, the two coastal series, held on both sides of the Irish Sea are now complete, and ISORA has announced the winners of the two coastal series writes Mark Thompson.…
18 teams took part in the third Elmo Trophy event, with most of the top youth sailors in Ireland competing. Perfect conditions for team racing on Saturday saw 81 races sailed
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Durcan brothers, Harry and Johnny, along with Atlee Kohl, James McCann and Emily Cullen and Ciara Little from the RStGYC emerged as winners of the third Elmo Team Racing Trophy youth team racing competition, sailed in…

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