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Finbarr O'Regan's Artful Dodger (red spinnaker) is a SCORA winner at tonight's agm and prizegiving in RCYC. Scroll down for full list of prizewinners
Connor Phelan's Jump juice will be among the winners saluted tonight at the South Coast Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) agm and prizegiving that will be held in the Royal Cork Yacht Club at 7.45pm writes Bob Bateman. Cruiser–racer fortunes are…
Mermaid IV rounds a leeward mark at this year's Turkey Shoot
Mermaid IV, a Beneteau 50, one of the biggest yachts in the 73–boat Rathfarnham Ford DBSC Turkey Shoot, has increased her overall lead of the series after five races sailed and one discard applied. Download results below. Mermaid IV is now on 43…
Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club Benefits From 2017 Sports Capital Grants
#SailingGrants - Among the 30 Irish sailing clubs to benefit in the latest round of Sports Capital Grants is Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, which was awarded €136,000 to increase equality of access with a new wet room and a…
Cork Harbour cruiser racing this month. The possibility of an all-harbour-clubs league throughout the season would add to the revived interest in cruiser racing
There is a possibility that Cork Harbour could see more active inter-club racing next season. Following the successful initial inter-club racing this past season between Monkstown Bay and Cove Sailing Clubs, there are to be meetings with the RCYC about…
Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club will receive €142,375 to increase women and teenagers participation in sailing
Irish sailing clubs are among 1,700 sports clubs nationwide receiving €56m in the latest round of sports capital grants, it was confirmed this morning. (Download the full list of grants awarded below).  30 sailing clubs throughout the country will share…
Mermaid IV leads the DBSC Turkey Shoot
Mermaid IV, a Beneteau 50, one of the biggest yachts in the 46–boat Rathfarnham Ford DBSC Turkey Shoot has moved into the overall lead of the series after four races sailed and one discard applied.  News of the Modified ECHO…
National Yacht Club junior sailors celebrate sailing achievements in Dun Laoghaire. Scroll down for more photos
On Saturday November 25, the National Yacht Club hosted its annual junior awards dinner for 2017. Over 200 parents and children attended the event to celebrate junior sailing success on the water and to award the junior perpetual trophies.  Trophies…
Third day at sea in the RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada - photo from on board Friedrich Boehnert's Xp-50 Lunatix
As dawn broke on the third day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, the northerly route across the Atlantic looks to be the favourite for many of the 23 teams taking part in the race. Jens Kellinghusen's German Ker 56 Varuna…
Some great racing in light conditions for today's fourth race of the O'Leary Insurances League at RCYC. Scroll down for gallery of Cork Harbour action.
There was a competitive air to today's Royal Cork Yacht Club racing in light westerly breezes at Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. Topper and Laser dinghies enjoyed short course racing as part of the final round of RCYC's winter frostbite series…
Junior RCYC prizewinners. Scroll down for photo gallery
The Junior Laying Up Supper celebrated a fantastic year afloat for Royal Cork youth sailing on Saturday.'s photo gallery is below.
Kieran O'Connell (third from left) competing onboard a Royal Cork keelboat
Interest in keelboat racing is increasing. Cruiser racing is on the way back! So says the Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Rear Admiral for Keelboats, Kieran O’Connell, writes Tom MacSweeney. Clubs around the coast have experienced a fall-off in racing numbers at…
Carrickfergus Sailing Club on Belfast Lough is the venue for this year's RYANI annual affiliated club conference
The RYANI annual affiliated club conference on Belfast Lough will take place this year on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at Carrickfergus Sailing Club. It is open to all RYA affiliated clubs to come and hear updates from the RYANI, including an…
RCYC's Kieran O'Connell (in RIB) assists Winter league competitor Blue Oyster that went aground yesterday in Cork Harbour. Race three photo gallery below
A yacht that went aground during racing in the O'Leary Insurance Winter League in Cork Harbour yesterday was successfully recovered by fellow competitors and Royal Cork Yacht Club officials writes Bob Bateman. The 38–foot yacht that was competing in the White Sails…
Dear Prudence leads overall in the DBSC  Turkey Shoot
A change of conditions produced a change of leader in the Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot Series after Sunday's light air race three but still J109 designs take the top three positions overall in the 46-boat fleet. Dear Prudence…
2017 Keelboat prizewinners at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Keelboat prizegiving in Crosshaven
Last night's Royal Cork Yacht Club keelboat prizegiving celebrated a buoyant sason in Cork Harbour for the annual leages and Trophy races writes Bob Bateman. Peter Deasy skipper of Bad Company (Deasy Ivers Desmond) was the winner of the Stack…
 White Mischief (Tim and Richard Gooodbody) leads the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series
After two races sailed, White Mischief (Tim and Richard Gooodbody) lead the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay. J109 sisterships hols second and third places overall too. It looks like a change of pace for this Sunday's race. After…
DBSC fleets sail in four separate race areas, served by two state–of–the art committee boats including Freebird above pictured here on duty at the DBSC Turkey Shoot series
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore, reviews the 2017 sailing season on the capital's waters that will be celebrated tonight (Friday, 17th November) at the annual DBSC prizegiving at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. A full…
Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox and the crew of the J109 Mojito, overall ISORA champions
240 ISORA competitors and guests attended the 2017 awards ceremony and dinner at the National Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire last Saturday writes Mark Thompson. ISORA chairman Peter Ryan kept the evening on track, with awards of both the perpetual…
“A man who really enjoyed his sailing” – the late Paddy Kirwan at the helm of his Club Shamrock Boomerang, which he owned and campaigned for 19 years. Photo courtesy Ann Kirwan

Paddy Kirwan 1929-2017

14th November 2017 ISA
Officially he was Captain Patrick Kirwan, a retired Senior Pilot with Aer Lingus. But for his many friends and shipmates in sailing at home and abroad, he was always Paddy Kirwan, whose death at the age of 88 has taken…
Big breeze for the Toppers at Royal Cork. Scroll down for photo gallery
Royal Cork's annual Topper and Laser dinghy Frostbite League commenced on November 9 in chilly but bright conditions with fifty five dinghies competing. After seven races sailed, Joe O'Sullivan leads the Topper 4.2 fleet, Jonathan O'Shaughnessy leads a 23–boat 5.3 fleet. Conor Horgan…

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