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Heavy weather sailing off Roches Point in today's second race of the RCYC Autumn League. Scroll down for photo gallery
It was a drama–filled second race day of Royal Cork Yacht Club's Autumn League when near gale force winds swept through today's coastal course race writes Bob Bateman.  The three boats competing in Class Zero were reduced to two when Conor Doyle's XP50…
Book Your Place At Howth Yacht Club’s Autumn League Final Banquet
#HYC - Be sure to reserve your place for the KBC Autumn League final night banquet hosted by Howth Yacht Club on Saturday 20 October. The venue is also available for Christmas parties this upcoming festive season — with room…
Over 30 dinghies competed on the water in the 4 race no discard format
DBSC dinghy fleet came out in force for the end of season race on Saturday in the Harbour. Over 30 dinghies competed on the water in the 4 race no discard format. The fleet starts were designed to have plenty of…
A 1720 sportsboat competitor deals with the gusty conditions for the first races of RCYC's Autumn League. Scroll down for gallery
Two races in plenty of wind got Royal Cork Yacht Club's Autumn League off to a great start in Cork Harbour today writes Bob Bateman From a combined fleet of 53–boats, fleets were split into Spinnaker, White Sail and 1720 sports boats…
Juggerknot was the J109 Cruiser 1 winner in today's final DBSC race of the 2018 summer season
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Hot Cookie, 3. Tsunami Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Hot Cookie, 2. Tsunami, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Juggerknot, 2. White Mischief, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Prima Luce, 2. Gringo, 3. Jalapeno…
Action from last year’s Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series
The National Yacht Club’s Frostbite Series for Flying Fifteens, sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors, kicks off next Saturday 6 October. The five-race series runs till Saturday 17 November, with breaks for the October Bank Holiday and Lough Derg Regatta on 13…
Dublin Bay dinghies will have their final fling of 2018 tomorrow afternoon, Saturday 29 September
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has released further details about this weekend’s end-of-season race day at the Royal St George. Amendments to the sailing instructions will see the Blue Fleet (including Shipmans) start and finish at MacLir, displaying a blue pennant,…
Levante was the 31.7 winner in both One Design and ECHO divisions
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Juggerknot, 2. Something Else, 3. Bon Exemple Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Juggerknot, 2. Something Else, 3.…
There will be no shortage of thrills 'n' spills at the Autumn League next week with a big fleet of 1720 sportsboats expected to qualify for some new fun RCYC awards
With just over one week to go to the 2018 Royal Cork Yacht Club Autumn Series, things are heating up with good entries from all the south coast clubs including Kinsale Yacht Club, the newly founded Great Island SC, Monkstown…
The Dublin Bay Dinghy Final Fling event takes place on Saturday, September 29th
The mixed Dublin Bay dinghy fleet will have a four-race final race day on September 29th to round out the summer sailing season. According to organiser Ross O'Leary, the event will provide 'fun sprint racing' for all levels with a party…
National Yacht Club Sets Date For 2018 Winter Liftout
#NYC - Lift-out day on the National Yacht Club platform is scheduled for Saturday 13 October, weather permitting. Platform space is limited and applications for keelboats should be returned as soon as possible, with a cheque made payable to the…
Howth Yacht Club's Class One Start in the first race of the KBC sponsored Autumn League
Weather conditions for the first race of Howth Yacht Club's KBC Autumn League provided a gentle start for the 600 sailors competing in the eight classes on Saturday afternoon. Light winds and warm temperatures prevailed for much of the day,…
Brian Jones sailing Jelly Baby. Scroll down for photo gallery
A stiff southwesterly breeze with a cloudy sky was the order of the day for the annual Naval Race at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. This year the organisers chose a central location in the Harbour…
New Autumn League sponsors (left to right): Joe Peake, Commodore of HYC, Eddie Bourke, Chairman of the Autumn League and David Murphy of KBC
KBC Bank has announced its title sponsorship of Howth Yacht Club’s Autumn League. The Autumn League, which is now in its 39th year, is a large multi-class keelboat regatta and is one of the largest sailing events of its type in…
Dublin Bay SB20s will race this Sunday and not Saturday as part of changes to the DBSC Green Fleet owing to the conclusion of the Laser Masters World Championships on the same race track
Due to the Laser Masters World Championships being held on two separate race areas on Dublin Bay this Saturday (15th September), Dublin Bay Sailing Club has made the following changes to the DBSC coastal race programme for that day. The…
Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course At Howth Yacht Club
#HowToSail - Next month Howth Yacht Club will host a two-day course on essential navigation and seamanship for cruising in coastal waters. Run on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October, the course is touted as the ideal introduction to the…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove holding the breeze in southern France last week
#HYC - This evening, Saturday 8 September, Howth Yacht Club will host a special reception for newly crowned 49er U23 World Champions Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove. All members are welcome to join the Prosecco toast for the youth skiff…
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…
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…
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,…

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