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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…
180 degree wind shifts are quite common in Hobart
After a blustery pre-world SB20 championships, in which one of three Irish boats made the top ten, Dublin Bay crew man Ted Laverty previews tomorrow's first race of the World Championships in Hobart.  “The visitors I’ve spoken to have been a…
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…
The complete sailing club. High summer at the National Yacht Club with a major Laser event under way. Berthed amidst them at the pontoon is Conor and Henrietta O’Regan’s Rival 38 Panima, which they cruised round the world. Moored off (right) is a Flying Fifteen, a class which has been a mainstay of the club for many years, and will be bringing its World Championship to the NYC in 2019. On this particular morning, all is well with the world with a great sailing day in prospect as the developing easterly sea breeze begins to get the flags fluttering
The National Yacht Club of Dun Laoghaire – founded in 1870 – has long been one of Ireland’s leading sailing clubs in sporting competition inshore and offshore, while at the same time retaining a friendly, hospitable and “can-do” attitude to…
Action at the SB20 Pre Worlds in Hobart
Michael O'Connor from the Royal St. George YC made it into the top ten of the SB20 Pre–World Championships Regatta that concluded yesterday. Ger Dempsey of the Royal Irish Yacht Club was 23 with Howth Yacht Club's Cillian Dickson 25th. …
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 SB0 pre-Worlds regatta has provided competitors with two exhilarating races on Hobart’s River Derwent
Royal St. George's Michael O'Connor, John Malone and Ed Cook are 15th overall after day two of the SB0 pre-Worlds regatta that has provided competitors with two exhilarating races on Hobart’s River Derwent today. The World Championships start on Sunday and…
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…
Irish Sailing CEO Harry Hermon has appealed to clubs to 'seek quotes from local suppliers and help to support the Irish Marine industry'
Irish Sailing is encouraging yacht and boat clubs who won over €1.1m in Sports Capital grants in November to try to spend the money in Ireland. In the interests of 'supporting the Irish Boating industry', Irish Sailing has appealed to…
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…
Finn Lynch on the podium in the Canaries this month
Tokyo Laser campaigner Finn Lynch (21) has notched up an important second overall at this month's Gran Canaria Olympic week. The youngest ever Irish Olympic helmsman, who debuted in Rio, declared himself "happy with my sailing and the progress I've…
The overall winner Mermaid IV,  a Beneteau 50
Mermaid IV, a Beneteau 50, one of the biggest yachts in the 73–boat Rathfarnham Ford DBSC Turkey Shoot, held on to her overall lead in the predominantly heavy weather series to clinch the Christmas Turkey First Prize at the Royal…
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…
 The Morrison designed "Ultra" division was launched in 2015 following an ambitious modernisation program. The Ultra fleet is growing quickly with five new boats currently on order taking the 2018 UK and IRL fleet size to twenty six boats
The National 18ft Class scored big last weekend finally making the breakthrough everyone knew was possible with a new Morrison designed National 18 winning the Datchet leg of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series in the UK. This mixed dinghy…
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…
Top Irish offshore yacht Rockabill from Dublin Bay racing in Cork Week 2016
The 2018 Notice of Race for Volvo Cork Week, which will take place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club from the 16th to the 21st of July, 2018 has been published (and is downloadable below) A Super Early Bird entry…

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