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CANCELLED Women At The Helm Regatta Confirmed For End Of August
This event has now been cancelled over continued concerns surrounding Covid-19. For more see HERE. The National Yacht Club has confirmed that its planned hosting of the Irish Sailing Women at the Helm National Regatta will go ahead as scheduled…
Tom Higgins has received a prestigious Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarship from UCD
Irish Sailing has congratulated its Academy athlete Tom Higgins, who has received one of the prestigious Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarships from UCD. Nearly 400 school-leavers applied for the 15 Ad Astra Scholarship programme places. The programme looks for “exceptional,…
Back on home waters, the Cork Harbour One Design Jap
The vintage and immaculately restored Cork Harbour One Design 'Jap' was back on home waters today, at the marina at Royal Cork Yacht Club in celebration of Cork300. Prior to launching the historic 1895-built boat was trailed to Crosshaven and…
SB20 sportsboats will race as part of DBSC's 2020 revised race programme downloadable below
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has issued a revised schedule for its much anticipated 2020 season. Commodore Jonathan Nicholson says his committee has considered many factors in putting the programme together and reports as follows: Dinghy Racing Dinghy racing commences in…
Johanna Murphy of Cobh, Commodore of the South Coast Offshore Racing Association, is also a Committee Member of of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association
Some offshore racing enthusiasts may have been hoping that the historic re-enactment of the “Kingstown to Queenstown" Race of 1860 – the first proper offshore event in Irish and British waters – might still have been staged in some very…
Dinghies on the water at Wicklow Sailing Club this past Saturday
Roll on sailing in 2020, says Wicklow Sailing Club as it welcomed a number of very happy sailors out on the water this past Saturday 13 June with the recent further relaxing of coronavirus restrictions. In its latest newsletter, the…
Royal St George’s Online Talk This Thursday Explores History Of Waterfront Club
Royal St George Yacht Club members are invited to join Peter Pearson as he takes a journey back in time with an engaging talk about the history of the Dun Laoghaire Waterfront club. Peter is a native of Dun Laoghaire…
A J109 yacht rounds DBSC Race mark on Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Club (DBSC) has laid some of its race marks on Dublin Bay in anticipation of the Summer Series getting underway next month. As Afloat previously reported, DBSC aims to race from July 20th. Outer guard marks…
Royal Cork Admiral Colin Morehead at the clubhouse in Crosshaven this past Monday 8 June
Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Colin Morehead has recorded a special video message for club members upon the wider return to sailing in phase two of Ireland’s roadmap to recovery from coronavirus. Giving thanks to members or their patience and…
Blue Flag for Royal Cork Yacht Club - (L-R) Gavin Deane, General Manager, Dave Coveney, Marina & Facilities Supervisor and Mark Ring, Marina & Racing Manager
Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour has retained its An Taisce Blue Flag, one of ten Irish marinas to fly the environmental award flag in 2020/2021. As Afloat reported previously, another County Cork marina at Kinsale Yacht Club was…
Where the spirit of sailing lives on, after 300 years and more. Yet only fifty years ago, there were no marinas at all in Crosshaven
Time was when fifty years seemed a long time in the life of any sports organisation, and indeed in life itself. Golden Jubilees were a big deal, to be celebrated with much fanfare. In fact, even 25 years of organisational…
Quest trainees are facing a schedule shake-up this summer
Howth Yacht Club has made clear its current provisions for members under phase two of the roadmap to recovery which began this past Monday 8 June. Boat owners and members can now access the hard and marina to work on…
The Wallycento Tango is one of Mark Mills’ award-winning designs
Yacht designer Mark Mills is the latest speaker in the Royal Irish Yacht Club’s special series of online talks tonight, Wednesday 10 June. Mark Mills started Mills Design in 1995 with an order from Peter Beamish for the 31ft Aztec,…
Royal St George Hails Successful Annual Lift-In
The long-delayed lift-in day at the Royal St George went ahead yesterday (Sunday 7 June) with the club’s typical speed and efficiency. The Dun Laoghaire club offered a sincere thank-you to all of its staff, volunteers and members who helped…
National 18 Shuck’em racing at the Royal Cork
The National 18ft Class Association has very reluctantly concluded that they must cancel the 2020 UK & Irish Championships sponsored by AIB. The event was due to be held in the Royal Cork Yacht Club this August as part of…
The Crosshaven Regatta Roche Perpetual Trophy dates from 1957 and was last presented in 1972
Supervised sailing resumes for single-handed dinghies, as well as multi-handed dinghies crewed by single households, from Monday 8 June at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, with the beginning of Phase 2 of relaxing coronavirus restrictions. Events being planned for the…
Back on the water with Killaloe Sailing Club
Killaloe Sailing Club enjoyed their first day back on the water in recent days, in preparation for the next stage of reopening the country from tomorrow, Monday 8 June. Other sailing clubs welcoming Phase 2 of the recovery roadmap were…
Mixed classes for junior sailing at Howth – a supervised initially non-racing programme begins next Tuesday (June 9th)
When Howth Yacht Club Junior Organiser Sara Lacy posted a notice on the club website on Wednesday about a controlled post-COVID-19 resumption of Junior Sailing at the club scheduled for Tuesday, June 9th, she was swamped with enquiries as the…
 Living history. Michael Creedon’s classc 54-year-old S&S 36 Sarnia being lifted-in at the National YC last weekend
The generally accepted view of the 1950s in Ireland is of an economically grim period when everything - including the spirit of the inhabitants - withered in the face of a seemingly permanent financial recession, with desperate emigration the only…
Howth Yacht Club and its Marina in north County Dublin
Howth Yacht Club, in County Dublin is one of Ireland’s premier yacht clubs, wishes to recruit a Club Manager. Although previously advertised last March, the recruitment process was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. The position is now being…

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