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The Hanse 351 Hanse Off is one of 36-boats for tomorrow's first race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
Keelboats ranging in size from 20–foot keelboats such as Flying Fifteens right up to 35–foot J109s are back on the water tomorrow (Sunday, 4th February) on Dublin Bay for the DBSC Rathfarnham Ford Spring Chicken Series, a forerunner to the…
Keelboat action at Royal Cork Yacht Club
With only ten weeks to go to the start of the 2018 sailing Season, Royal Cork Rear Admiral Kieran O'Connell has announced some new and exciting changes to the Keelboat committee structure that has well–known keelboat expert Mel Collins serving as a…
Royal Cork Yacht Club Flag Officers elected – Front row L to R Pat Harte Treasurer/Secretary, Captain Pat Farnan Admiral, Colin Morehead, Vice Admiral. Back Row. Simon Brewitt Chairman of the Marina and Facilities Committee, Mike Rider Rear Admiral Cruising, Kieran O'Connell Rear Admiral Keelboats, Brian Jones Rear Admiral Dinghies. Inset Annamarie Fegan Bar Catering House and Communications
Last night in Crosshaven in Cork Harbour, Royal Cork Yacht Club elected its new Admiral and flag officers writes Bob Bateman  As previously reported by Afloat.ie, Pat Farnan was elected Admiral of the club to lead it in to its…
DBSC Committee Boat Freebird will be on station for the first of the six races of the Rathfarnham Ford Spring Chicken Series that gets underway on Sunday, February 4th
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has launched its first event of 2018 with the continuing sponsorship of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series by Rathfarnham Ford. A series of six races to be held on Sunday mornings organised by Dublin Bay Sailing…
Winners of the Marina Awards included Royal Cork Yacht Club Marina that won the International Marina Award at the London Boat Show yesterday. From left: RCYC Admiral John Roche, RCYC Marina Manager Mark Ring, Simon Haigh, Chairman of The Yacht Harbour Association and RCYC's Gavin Deane
Royal Cork Yacht Club Marina has won International Marina of the Year 2018 at the London Boat Show. The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) announced the winners of their prestigious NMU Marina of the Year Awards on Thursday evening (11 January) at the…
Is an inter club competition a new possibility particularly now that there are clubs with one design fleets that can cater for fleet racing?
Is a new inter-club regatta the boost to dwindling interest in sailing club membership? Has it's time come, particularly now that there are clubs with one design fleets that can cater for fleet racing? “Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos has…
The new Baltimore Sailing Club committee
Baltimore Sailing Club finished off 2017 in the same manner it started - with a wave of activity writes Deirdre Horgan. December 29th saw members fill Casey’s Hotel for the Annual Dinner Dance. Commodore Michael Walsh presented the overall 1720…
Chris Power-Smith (left) and Flag Officer Frank O'Beirne with last year’s Commodore’s Cup awarded for his and the crew of Aurelia’s performance offshore in 2016
#RSGYC - Nominations are invited for the Royal St George Yacht Club’s Oscar Annual Sailing Awards to recognise RSGYC members for their sailing achievements in 2017. All nominations are encouraged and will assist the Sailing Committee in recognising those RSGYC…
Clubhouse Events Calendar At National YC Till June 2018
#NYC - The National Yacht Club’s clubhouse dining events calendar for 2018 begins next Tuesday 9 January with the first ladies’ lunch, with guest speaker and clubhouse restaurant head chef Cormac Healy. That’s followed later in the month by the…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club 2018 Season Dates
#DBSC - Dublin Bay Sailing Club has posted the dates for its 2018 sailing season, which kicks off in late spring. The first Tuesday races of the year will begin on 24 April, running till 28 August. Thursday racing starts…
Pat Farnan
Former Cork Port Harbour Master Pat Farnan will take over as the next Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club Crosshaven at its annual general meeting on Monday, January 22. He has been Vice-Admiral, writes Tom MacSweeney. John Roche, who…
The fleet’s in port, and then some. Howth Fishery Harbour on New Year’s Eve was like a regatta gathering
Howth has long been a popular gathering port for the fishing fleet from near and far as they berth their craft securely for the Christmas-New Year break, as it has all facilities ashore, and full protection in the fish dock…
ISORA racers, including the INSS sailing school entry J109 Jedi (centre), at the start of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, part of last year's ISORA calendar
2017 was the best season for Irish Sea offshore racing (ISORA) in many years with 68 boats taking part in the 15-race series writes ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan. In 2016, 54 boats took part. To put these numbers in context, in…
Santa makes a splash for Simon – National Yacht Club members – including Santa – take the plunge for Simon, the homeless charity
National Yacht Club members braved the chilly waters of Dublin Bay this morning in aid of Simon, the charity that prevents and addresses homelessness. The Christmas Eve dip that raised over €2,000 was organised by the NYC's John Corcoran who was first…
The Flying Fifeens are invited to Howth Yacht Club next May for 'Ireland's Premier Sportsboat Regatta'
15 boats are expected to enter the inaugural J80 National Championships when it features as part of the line-up of Howth Yacht Club's Sportsboat Cup next May. The event will run over three days at the end of May, Friday the…
Santa Concludes Royal Cork Yacht Club's Winter League
Santa Claus was out sailing for the final day of the O’Leary Insurances Winter League on Sunday, 10th December writes Class 1 Captain Ria Lyden. He travelled All the way from Schull HSC and was crewing aboard Shelly D with…
Gerry and Barbara Sargent aboard Aldebaran during the evaluation test when it was agreed that this was the boat which Pat and Olivia Murphy should buy for their proposed global circumnavigation
The death of Barbara Sargent of Howth after a short illness has taken from among us a much-loved and vivacious personality, whose warm family life was a heartening example of how the sea and sailing can be comfortably intertwined with…
Ted and Tom Crosbie in the X-302, No Excuse was the RCYC Winter League IRC winner
There was a ding dong battle for overall prizes at Royal Cork Yacht Club's O'Leary Insurances Winter League in Cork Harbour on Sunday won out by Ted and Tom Crosbie in the X-302, No Excuse writes Bob Bateman. A festive…
Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club Benefits From 2017 Sports Capital Grants
#SailingGrants - Among the 30 Irish sailing clubs to benefit in the latest round of Sports Capital Grants is Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, which was awarded €136,000 to increase equality of access with a new wet room and a…
Cork Harbour cruiser racing this month. The possibility of an all-harbour-clubs league throughout the season would add to the revived interest in cruiser racing
There is a possibility that Cork Harbour could see more active inter-club racing next season. Following the successful initial inter-club racing this past season between Monkstown Bay and Cove Sailing Clubs, there are to be meetings with the RCYC about…

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