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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…
Strong IRC fleets have been assembled for Howth's Wave Regatta tomorrow
Tomorrow's first races of Howth Yacht Club's inaugural Wave Regatta marks the return of the host club's J109 Storm to her home waters after the successful defence by the Kelly family of their Scottish Series title in Tarbert last Monday. It's…
IDRA 14 Dart
Cruiser 3 Tuesday ECHO: 1. Jiminy Cricket, 2. Wynward, 3. Papytoo Combined Cruisers ECHO: 1. Borraine, 2. Platinum Blond, 3. Powder M Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Different Drumme, 3. Papillon B211 One Design: 1. Vamoose, 2. Beeswing, 3. Ventuno B211…
Atara's winning crew of Paddy Good, Jenny Andreason, Ross McDonald, Aoife English, Robbie English & Richie Harrington with the Romaine Cagney Bowl and the 1720 Europeans Trophy.
As Afloat.ie reported earlier, after getting the full complement of nine races in Aoife and Robbie English's Atara helmed by Ross McDonald won the 1720 Europeans at Howth Yacht Club. They kept their form from the autumn where they won…
Team Storm celebrate in Tarbert. Paddy Kelly, David Kelly (Jnr), Lauren O’Hare, Pat Kelly, Alan Ruigrok, Cian Hickey, David Kelly, Paul Kelly, Patrick Boardman (missing from photo- Paul O’Hare & Ronan Kelly)'Team Storm' had one simple quote to sum up there Scottish Series victory, " we're not here to win, we're here to take over."
David Kelly and the crew of yacht Storm from Howth Yacht Club and Rush Sailing Club have won the coveted overall Clyde Cruising Club's Scottish Series Trophy. Having won their class the previous year to come back and do so…
Beneteau 21 Racing on Dublin Bay
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Lively Lady, 2. Wow Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Lively Lady, 2. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Jigamaree, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Jigamaree, 2. Prima Luce, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 J109: 1.…
The Kelly Family lead the RC35 fleet in Scotland
Irish boats are winning overall in two divisions and second in another as the final day of the Scottish Series sets sail today in Tarbert that incorporates the Scottish IRC Championships. In the tough RC35 class, Dublin family-based J109s are…
The Atara crew were 1720 European Championship winners in their home port of Howth
The host club's Aoife English won the 1720 European Championship crown sailed as part of the Sportsboat Cup at Howth Yacht Club over the weekend. Raced over nine races with a single discard, English, skipper of Atara, had three individual race…
A 21–boat fleet that is drawn from five countries will contest next month's Sigma 33 Championships on Dublin Bay
It is 34 years since the first Sigma 33 was sailed at the Royal St George Yacht Club but next month's Class Championships will be the first ever staging of the event by the Dun Laoghaire Club. A 21–boat fleet that…
After five miles of racing, this is the conclusion of race two of the Dragon East Coast Championships, with probably only six boat-lengths separating the first three boats
Kinsale Yacht Club’s “Little Fella” lead the Dragon Fleet after day 1 with two races of the Dragon East Coast Championships completed at the Royal St. George Yacht Club. The Cameron Good crew lead the 11-boat fleet with a score…

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