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 ISORA champions Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox in the J109 Mojito
With a clear lead of 27.1 points, defending ISORA champions Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox in the J109 Mojito look set to retain their title in tomorrow's final race of the season. Royal St. George's J122 Aurelia skippered by Chris Power–Smith can still topple them…
The Supreme Master – Bruce Kirby designed the hugely popular Laser 48 years ago.
Lasers Masters do not grow old as those who stay ashore or go into keelboats grow old. On the contrary, they’re Tir na nOg afloat. It’s the Land of the Ever-Young out on the sea. And the prospect of the…
Levante was a 31.7 winner in last night's NYC 'End of Summer Race' on Dublin Bay
37 yachts or various classes and types assembled at the start last night for the National Yacht Club members “End of Summer Race”. The fleet was allocated to four starts – from Moths to Cruiser Zero from the bandstand under…
Lasers at the Royal St. George slip ahead of Sunday's first race
A star-studded fleet of 301 competitors from 25 countries will begin competition on Dublin Bay tomorrow as the annual Laser Masters World Championships sponsored by DLR gets underway. Olympians, multiple world champions and local talent will contest the seven-day event…
Weather mark congestion – Sin Bin (IRL 3544) in good company going around the weather mark in the first race on day four (which they eventually won). There is a good international smattering around the Irish boat with Martin Boatman of GBR just leading Sin Bin by a foot (Sinbin overtook Martin in the hoist after the spreader), the Australians that came second overall are just behind Sin Bin (you can see their red life jackets to the left of Martin’s boat) and the Russians (x2) and Ukrainians also behind a bit further to weather
Michael O'Connor and the Sin Bin crew of Ed Cook and Davy Taylor took third overall and the top Irish result at last week's SB20 European Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Here, the Royal St. George Yacht Club…
Irish boats in the thick of it at Limassol last Friday
#Optimist - The provisional results are in from the last day of racing at the 2018 Optimist Worlds, and National Yacht Club youth Rian Geraghty-McDonnell places 16th in the final tally. Close behind is fellow Team Ireland member James Dwyer-Matthews…
The X34 Alpaca skippered by Paul Tingle will defend the 'Cobh to Blackrock' yacht race title on Sunday
Cove Sailing Club's Cobh to Blackrock yacht race takes place in Cork Habour this Saturday (8th September) with a large fleet of 50 boats expected to take part. As Afloat.ie previously reported, a competitive fleet is already entered with competition…
NYC's Ian Mathews (left) and Keith Poole won race four of the Flying Fifteen Europeans on Lake Garda
The National Yacht Club's Ian Mathews and Keith Poole won race four of the Flying Fifteen European Championships on Lake Garda today. It moves the top Irish boat in the six–boat team to 11th overall in the 35-boat fleet.  British boats…
Racers round a mark on day 7 of the Optimist World Championships in Cyprus
#Optimist - Rian Geraghty-McDonnell is just outside the top 10 in the Gold fleet at Limassol as the 2018 Optimist Worlds draw to a close. It’s a big jump up the leaderboard for the National Yacht Club youth sailor and last…
Fireflies at the Royal St George ahead of last year’s Leinster Schools Team Racing
The Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire will host the 2018 All Ireland Junior Sailing Championship over the weekend of 29-30 September. Irish Sailing has announced that this year’s youth event will be raced in the Firefly dinghy,…
The Elmo Cup is a team racing event for teenagers aged up to nineteen years old
This weekend the fourth annual Elmo Trophy took place in the Royal St George Yacht Club. This is a team racing event for teenagers aged up to nineteen–years old. This year sixteen teams from all around the country travelled to…
The volunteer lifeboat crew of Howth RNLI will be on TV screens Tuesday 4th September
The volunteer lifeboat crew of Howth RNLI will be on TV screens Tuesday 4th September as they feature in episode 4 of Series 3 of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea, which showcases the lifesaving work of the…
The Irish Topper fleet in full cry at the Worlds at Ballyholme in 2016. Unfortunately the 2018 staging of the Worlds in China was frustrated by light winds, but Hugh O;Connor of the National YC still managed to place second overall
SAILOR OF THE MONTH (Junior): HUGH O’CONNOR (National YC). Young Hugh O’Connor (15) of Dun Laoghaire is currently No 1 in the International Topper Class in Ireland, and he fulfilled his role at the August 2018 Topper Worlds in China…
National Yacht Club’s End Of Summer Race This Thursday
#NYC - The National Yacht Club’s end of summer season fun race takes place this Thursday evening 6 September. The race is open to all yachts and dinghies owned or helmed by a member of the NYC. Entries are free…
James Dwyer-Matthews pictured in his home waters of Kinsale at the Irish Nationals last month
#Optimist - James Dwyer-Matthews was the best of the Irish after the qualifying stage of the Optimist Worlds drew to a close in Limassol on Friday (31 August). The Kinsale YC youth is 12th overall in the 260-boat fleet, thanks to strong…
Royal Irish Yacht Club Commodore Joe Costello with SB20 Euro bronze medalists Ed Cook, Davy Taylor and Michael O'Connor
A final race win for Royal St. George's Michael O'Connor, the 2017 SB20 Corinthian World Champion, allowed him to produce the goods again for Ireland, this time on home waters, by taking third overall at the SB20 European Championships 2018 sailed at…
The National Yacht Club's First 40.7 Tsunami (Vincent Farrell)
After her overall success, after 15 races and three discards, in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Thursday Series in the Cruiser 0 class, the National Yacht Club's Tsunami (Vincent Farrell) was in winning form again on Saturday taking IRC and ECHO honours. Meanwhile,…
Gold for Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove in Marseille
Dublin Skiff sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove have won the 49er Under–23 Junior World title in Marseille, France. In a final race climax, the Howth and Skerries pairing won the last race from a chasing pack in the 52-boat fleet. The…
Seán and Tadhg Donnelly from the National Yacht Club at Pamla in April 2017
#Tokyo2020 - National Yacht Club members Seán and Tadhg Donnelly’s Olympic 49er campaign for Tokyo 2020 owes much to the latter’s connections with the Hamptons boating community on New York’s Long Island, according to 27east.com. Tadhg, who is studying law at UCD,…
Cruisers racing past Cobh in Cork Harbour
The annual Cobh to Blackrock Sailing race was once, traditionally, the closing race of the sailing season in Cork Harbour. That no longer prevails as the sailing season has extended over the years into December for cruiser classes and practically…

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