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Cork Harbour Topper & Laser Frostbite Series Concludes at Royal Cork Yacht Club
The annual Topper and Laser Frostbite Series concluded following racing each weekend during November. Fifty-one sailors registered and we were delighted to welcome sailors from around Cork Harbour and further afield. The weather varied from light on week one to…
The DBSC AGM bore witness to a changing of the Guard when longtime Honorary Secretary Donal O'Sullivan (pictured centre) retired after 27 years in the role. Outgoing Commodore Chris Moore (right) will fill his shoes. Moore, over a nine-year period, has also served as rear and vice commodore. The AGM elected a new Commodore Jonathan Nicholson (left), vice commodore Ann Kirwan and a new rear commodore Eddie Totterdell
As the country's biggest racing club continues to run races on a year-round basis, with this month's Turkey Shoot series making record turnouts, last night Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore addressed members at the club AGM with this report of…
The start of race four
Anthony O'Leary's modified 1720 Antix Beag from the host club continues to lead the all–in IRC spinnaker division of the O'Leary Insurance Winter League by a single point writes Bob Bateman. Staying second is Kieran Collins's Olson 30, Coracle IV. Moving…
RIYC Weather conference (from left) Daryl Hughes, organiser of the event, Professor Ray Bates( adjunct Professor of Meteorology U.C.D.) Dr Conor Sweeney ( IMS and U.C.D.), Evelyn Cusack , Met Eireann, Declan Murphy( President IMS), Captain Colm Newport( Dublin Port Company) and Pat Shannon ( Vice Commodore RIYC)
The day-long Weather and Sailing Conference at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire today is the first of its kind to be held in Ireland. Attracting a large audience, the line-up of speakers at the yacht club draws on highly-qualified…
Philip (left) with DBSC Commodore Chris Moore (centre) and Richard Lovergrove with the Waterhouse Shield for the best DBSC cruiser-racer performance. The Lovegrove haul of DBSC prizes continued after a successful season in their Sigma 33, Rupert. See below.
As Afloat.ie reported previously, last Friday's DBSC prizegiving was a gala affair at the Royal St.George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for the country's biggest yacht racing club.  As well as six premier awards for best performances, DBSC Commodore Chris…
Denis Murphy (right) and Ann Marie Murphy of Nieulargo are presented with the RCYC Boat of the Year award by RCYC Vice Admiral Colin Morehead
Last Friday night the Royal Cork Yacht Club end of year prize giving for the keelboats was held, a great crowd turned up to the evening, the format for this prize giving changed a few years ago, away from a…
Overall IRC leader Antix Beag at speed in Cork Harbour for the RCYC Winter League. Scroll down the page for photo gallery
Royal Cork Yacht Club Race officers set Course 97, a route that brought the O'Leary Insurance sponsored Winter League fleet to East Ferry in Cork Harbour and up to number 20 off Cobh writes Bob Bateman. The modified 1720 Antix Beag…
Completing the 24 hour sail in Malahide. The event called ‘DCU x DIT 24hr Sail’ consisted of the same two Topaz boats crewed by teams of two sailed from 5pm on 25th October to 5pm the next day.
A 24-hour sail raised over €2,000 for the Ocean Cleanup organised by DCU and DIT sailing teams in Malahide Yacht Club. The event called ‘DCU x DIT 24hr Sail’ consisted of the same two Topaz boats crewed by teams of…
Best DBSC one design – Chris Johnston's Beneteau 31.7 Prospect from the National Yacht Club
Chris Johnston's Beneteau 31.7 has won Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Newsom Cup for the best one-design boat in the club's 2018 Summer sailing season. It is one of six premier awards to be made by the club at the end…
Of the six spinnaker boats competing in the RCYC League today, two with blue kites above are helmed by dinghy sailors “Nieulargo” Annamarie and Denis Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 is helmed by daughter Mia (16). The Jones' Family  J109 is helmed by son Kian (20). See photo gallery below
Only the bravest hoisted spinnakers in the somewhat reduced fleet that took part in today's heavy weather outing of the O'Leary Insurance Royal Cork Yacht Club Winter League from Crosshaven writes Bob Bateman. The forecast proved correct in Cork Harbour…
DBSC will remember its own members who died in the conflict with a brief ceremony before the start of Turkey Shoot racing this Sunday
This weekend's DBSC Winter sailing fixture will remember club members who died in the conflict of World War One with a brief ceremony before the start of 'Turkey Shoot' racing this Sunday afternoon. The club's Honorary Secretary Donal O'Sullivan relates…
Baltimore, West Cork’s sailing club is seeking to support Olympic-calibre sailors
Baltimore Sailing Club in West Cork is now seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified applicants for its High Performance Fund. Details of guidelines for the Olympic Pathway support fund and the application form can be downloaded from the Baltimore Sailing…
After 27 years in the role, Donal O'Sullivan will retire as DBSC Hon Sec at the Club's agm on November 26th
The retirement at the end of this month of eighty–five-year–old Donal O’Sullivan, Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s (DBSC) Honorary Secretary, after 27 years, is a significant moment in the history of one of Europe’s oldest and biggest yacht racing clubs. In…
Howth Yacht Club is one of the largest and most progressive sailing clubs in Ireland
Howth Yacht Club is one of the largest and most progressive sailing clubs in Ireland and through its 'Quest Howth' brand the North Dublin club offers a range of dinghy, keelboat and powerboat courses for young people and adults. HYC's experienced…
Tricky First Laser Dinghy Day for the Howth Frostbites
The first two races of the Howth Yacht Club Frostbites were held in beautifully mild but tricky conditions, with a 6-10 knot Southerly clocking right all morning. The key discussion point in the dinghy pen before racing was ‘hat or…
Anthony O’Leary sailing the modified 1720 Antix Beag was the winner of the Spinnaker one class. Scroll down for more photos from today's race
Coracle helmed by Mel Collins got off to a good start and led across Cork Harbour followed closely by Anthony O’Leary sailing the modified 1720 Antix Beag in the first races of the O’Leary Insurance Group’s sponsored Winter League at Royal…
Howth's fishing fleet along with other stakeholders will find out what plans are in store in the new year for dredging in the harbour
Monday 12 November is the final date for receipt of tenders for engineering services for the long-awaited dredging of Howth Harbour. Howth Yacht Club Commodore Joe McPeake has confirmed the date after contact with the Department of Transport, Tourism and…
Royal Irish Welcomes ‘Hero’ Canadian Ambassador As International Guest Speaker
The Royal Irish Yacht Club looks forward to welcoming Kevin Vickers, the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, as its international guest speaker at a dinner next Friday 9 November. Ambassador Vickers has served as Ambassador of Canada to Ireland since January…
Colin Byrne's XP33 'Bon Exemple'
Writing in the Irish Times Sailing Column this morning, David O'Brien predicts that Colin Byrne's XP33 'Bon Exemple' will be the winner of the top performing cruiser-racer in the country's biggest racing fleet this season. Dublin Bay Sailing Club has…
Frank Doyle's J122 Cara
A 15-knot northwesterly breeze brought the 2018 Royal Cork Yacht Club Autumn League to a close today writes Bob Bateman.  The series attracted entries from all the south coast clubs including Kinsale Yacht Club, the newly founded Great Island SC,…

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