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The historic 12-foot class will hold its fourth championship of recent years in Dun Laoghaire
The historic 12-foot class will hold its fourth championship of recent years in Dun Laoghaire for both International 12 foot Dinghies and Dublin Bay Sailing Club 12 footers. Racing will take place in Dun Laoghaire hosted by the Royal St…
Celtic Cup Champions –  “Storm”In IRC 1 “Storm” won overall at the Welsh Championships and takes the inaugural Celtic Cup with wins at Pwllheli Wales, the Scottish Series at Tarbert back in May, a second at the Bangor town regatta, and first at Kip Regatta
Howth Yacht Club's J109 Storm skippered by Pat Kelly has won the inaugural Celtic Cup in Wales after her overall win at the Welsh Championships. In a season-long achievement, the Kelly family lifted the inaugural Celtic Cup with wins at…
Squib winners – 'Toy for the Boys' skippered by Peter Wallace and crewed by Martin Weatherstone of Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
The Squib Championships hosted this year by the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire was won by Northern Ireland entry 'Toy for the Boys' skippered by Peter Wallace and crewed by Martin Weatherstone of Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club.…
Carrickfergus Ruffian 23 Wins National Title at Royal St. George Yacht Club
Carrickfergus Sailing Club visitor Trevor Kirkpatrick skippering 'Carrageen' was the winner of the 12-boat Ruffian 23 National Championships on Dublin Bay after countback. After seven races sailed and one discard at the Royal St. George Yacht Club, Kirkpatrick had the…
John D Clarke's Shipman 28 'Jo Slim' (Sail number 528) closest to camera was the weekend winner of the class championships on Dublin Bay
John D Clarke's Shipman 28 'Jo Slim' emerged the overall winner of the ten-boat class championships hosted by the Royal St. George Yacht Club on Dublin Bay at the weekend. Clarke, from the host club, was one point clear of…
Andrew Bradley's Dun Laoghaire Marina–based 'Chinook' was third in Saturday's first B211 One Design DBSC race
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. D-Tox Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Wow, 2. D-Tox, 3. Tsunami Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Something Else Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Jump The…
Eighteen entries have been received from far and wide for the RIYC event, including one from the UK
The Squib class Irish Championships takes place in the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay this weekend. Eighteen entries have been received from far and wide, including one from the UK. Based on the regional championship events…
Aurelia is in the hunt for overall ISORA honours
The 12th race in the ISORA Offshore Series took place on Saturday the 11th of August, with 11 of the 13 entered boats coming to the start for an 08.00 gun writes ISORA Chief Peter Ryan. Many of the regular…
DBSC Results for Thursday, 16 August 2018
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. Wow, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. White Mischief, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Warrior, 2. Bon Exemple, 3.…
Ruffian Ruff Diamond was second in last night's DBSC race
Cruiser 3 Tuesday: 1. Papytoo, 2. Maranda, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers Tuesday: 1. Elandra, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Hot Cookie Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Ruff Diamond B211 One Design: 1. Yikes, 2. Beeswing, 3. Isolde B211 ECHO: 1. Yikes, 2. Beeswing,…
Howth’s Conor Fogerty & Simon Knowles in Bam!, are offshore beyond Valentia Island. See pre race video interview with Fogerty below.
The anticipated freshening sou’westers have been taking their toll as the Sevenstar fleet race along Ireland’s Atlantic seaboard writes W M Nixon. On-water leader Corum (Nicolas Troussel) – having been hitting speeds of 16 knots once she’d the Blaskets astern…
Howth's Yacht Club Fogerty & Knowles in Wing Position in Round Britain & Ireland Fleet
After the second night at sea in the RORC Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race, the fleet find themselves still slugging to windward in the area west and northwest of the Isles of Scilly writes W M Nixon. They’re in…
Royal Irish yacht Raptor (Denis Hewitt) was third in Cruiser 1 IRC in Thursday's DBSC racing
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Wow, 3. Hot Cookie Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Tsunami, 2. YoYo, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Something Else, 2. Gringo, 3. Raptor Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Jump The Gun, 2. Something Else, 3.…
Howth's Jonny Swan in Harmony, a Humphreys' design from 1980, is heading for the 2018 Half Ton Classics Cup at Nieuwpoort in Belgium next week
Howth Yacht Club's Dave Cullen in the 1985 Humphreys designed Checkmate XV and Jonny Swan in Harmony, an earlier Humphreys' design from 1980, are both heading for the 2018 Half Ton Classics Cup at Nieuwpoort in Belgium next week. The…
Campaign sponsor Aidan McManus (left) of the King Sitric restaurant in Howth with Simon Knowles (centre) and Conor Fogerty relaxing in their home port with a pint in the King Sitric prior to departure for the Cowes start of the Round Britain and Ireland Race on Sunday
The 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race  has a record entry of Two-Handed and Class 40 teams and Ireland is in the mix with the potent Howth Yacht Club duo Conor Fogerty and Simon Knowles in the much-fancied Jeanneau…
The Olsen 30 Coracle (Kieran Collins) is competing in Calves Week Class Two
The weather gods continued to shine on PRO Alan Crosbie and his well-drilled team at sunny Gas Calves Week in Schull, West Cork as the large fleet lined up in a 15–knot westerly wind for another inner harbour start on day…
Aoife Hopkins took a Laser Radial World Championships race win today in Aarhus
Aoife Hopkins from Howth Yacht Club won today’s only race in the Laser Radial event at the Sailing World Championships. It repeated Finn Lynch’s win on Tuesday in the men's Laser class to give both Irish front-runners some fine individual…
Dorothy Matthews took first place in Kinsale Regatta just before heading to Longcheer, Shenzen, China for the Topper World Championship
It’s great to see young sailors enthusiastic about the sport. Watching Topper dinghy sailors training for their big challenge, with determination and focus, is encouraging. The sport has a future if it can hold onto young sailors. This weekend young…
The Dublin Bay B211 fleet were racing on Tuesday evening
Cruiser 3 Tuesday: 1. Maranda, 2. Saki, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers Tuesday: 1. Elandra, 2. Hot Cookie, 3. Jalapeno Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Ruff Diamond, 3. Diane II B211: 1. Yikes, 2. Ventuno, 3. Beeswing B211: 1. Yikes, 2. Beeswing,…
The Baily Headland at the north side of Dublin Bay is often in the midst of rough water, but in high summer with the vintage Howth 17s having their annual race round to Clontarf Regatta, it's in a benign mood. This is Joanna Cawley and Holly O'Doherty aboard Pauline in a race which was won by Isobel (Conor & Brian Turvey)
Howth Yacht Club will find itself in double focus this coming weekend, with the Club's historic 1898-founded Howth 17s staging their Annual Championship off the peninsula port, while down in the Solent on Sunday 12th August, leading HYC member Conor…

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