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11-boats contested the National 18 Southern Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. See slideshow below
Alex Barry, Sandy Rimmington and Richard Leonard sailing Aquadisiacs were the overall winners of an 11-boat National 18 Southern Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club last weekend. The Royal Cork/Monkstown Bay trio won by a margin of three points over…
‘Skill Up’ This September With The Royal Cork Yacht Club
The Royal Cork Yacht Club has launched a new drive encouraging its members to ‘skill up’ this September. Are you interested in going on the water with your sailor? Are you interested in getting trained up for mark laying, safety…
Minister Simon Coveney raises the Cork300 flag with Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service Commodore Michael Malone, and the Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club Colin Morehead.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Defence Simon Coveney TD marked the Royal Cork Yacht Club's 300th birthday at a small ceremony on Haulbowline island this weekend (Saturday 29 Aug), the Irish Naval Headquarters and home of the original 'Water…
Ben Mulligan (right) with Cormac Bradley. Mulligan's new Flying Fifteen launched today to win at the first time of asking on Dublin Bay
Ben Mulligan's brand new Flying Fifteen 'Enfant de Marie' was launched from the DMYC in time for today's first DBSC Saturday Race and was rewarded with a maiden voyage victory. A fleet of 121 boats across all the DBSC classes…
Dun Laoghaire's NYC 150th Regatta Now A One-Day Event Due To Covid-19 Restrictions
The National Yacht Club’s planned two-day race weekend for its own 150th anniversary has been scaled down to a single-day event now known as the Sesquicentennial Race Day. The decision was reached earlier this week following the latest Government announcements…
The Sigma 33 Rupert was the Cruisers Two winner
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill VI, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Rockabill VI Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Juggerknot 2 Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Indecision, 2. Raptor,…
 Simon Knowles' J/109 Indian has put in a gallant showing for Howth to take fourth overall in this year's only big offshore race, the Fastnet 450
Ireland's sports organisations are taking a battering during the pandemic, and the operating model of sailing clubs, in particular, makes them especially vulnerable to a downturn in all activities afloat and ashore. Afloat.ie's W M Nixon wrote this piece yesterday…
The AIB 1720 Southern Championships will go ahead over the weekend, but activity will be limited to the water,
The Royal Cork Yacht Club has rescheduled the biggest weekend of its Cork300 tricentenary celebrations, planned for 28-30 August, in light of new government restrictions on outdoor and sporting events announced last week. Many of the events, which included a…
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera was the IRC and ECHO DBSC Cruisers One winner in a breezy afternoon of racing on Dublin Bay.  Green Fleet racing was cancelled and dinghies managed one race.  DBSC Results for 22/08/2020 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1.…
Denis & Annamarie Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo (Royal Cork YC) racing off Dublin Bay, which this weekend sees her start as one of the favourites in the 270-mile Fastnet 450 Race.
The Fastnet 450 starts today (Saturday) at 1300hrs in Dublin Bay, and sends the fleet on a 270-mile course southward, taking them all the way to the Fastnet Rock before finishing back at the entrance to Cork Harbour, clear of…
Team racing in Firefly dinghies at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The 2020 Elmo trophy for team racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour has been cancelled. With the current measures in place to halt the spread of the coronavirus event organisers RStGYC have made the difficult decision to cancel the event for…
A Cork 1720 Sportsboat from Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club has cancelled its Tricentenary Parade and 'At Home' Regatta which was to be held next weekend in Cork Harbour. RCYC Admiral Colin Morehead told members in an advisory note this afternoon: "It is with deep regret…
The 2020 DBSC front cover
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) has announced AIB Private Banking as its new headline sponsor over a three-year term.  The good news for Ireland's largest yacht racing club comes in one of the most challenging seasons on record. COVID -19…
Storm Ellen & COVID Combine to Cancel Cork Harbour Laser National Championships This Week
Storm Ellen and COVID-19 have combined to bring about the cancellation of this week's Irish Laser National Championships in Cork Harbour, one of the biggest dinghy sailing events of the year.  Both the AIB Irish Laser National Championships, hosted by…
Dinghies racing in the Coolmore race on the Owenabue River at Crosshaven. Scroll down for photos
The Coolmore Race is an old Cork Harbour yacht race that has been brought back to life by Royal Cork Yacht Club after many years. After a day of torrential rain, the downpour stopped and sadly the wind died with…
Ronan and John Downing's Half Tonner Miss Whiplash
After three races of the Fitzgerald's Menswear sponsored August League at Royal Cork Yacht Club on Sunday, Ronan and John Downing's Half Tonner Miss Whiplash has an overall lead in the IRC spinnaker division for cruiser-racers. Second overall is the Trapper,…
Regatta Fleet fun at Crosshaven. Generally children in the regatta fleet are between 8-11yrs. Scroll down for a slideshow of photos from Royal Cork at the weekend
Last weekend's AIB Optimist National Dinghy Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club featured a 36-boat Regatta Fleet that features an introduction to sailing and welcomes children from 8-15yrs. The fleet is designed to give children coaching and confidence in a fun…
Irish Optimist Champion 2020 Johnny Flynn of Howth with his prizes at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for a prizegiving slideshow
Howth Yacht Club teen Johnny Flynn overtook local ace and regatta leader Ben O'Shaughnessy to clinch the AIB sponsored Optimist Nationals by a single point at Royal Cork Yacht Club today.  After four days of racing on the Curlane Bank and…
Theo Lyttle was a double race winner in Saturday's DBSC racing
With just a week to go to the Laser national championships in Cork Harbour, Royal St George's Theo Lyttle was in top form in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Laser standard class today winning both races in the last warm-up before the…
The 79-main boat fleet sailed again on day three of the championships on the Harbour's Curlane Bank in light winds. Scroll down for slideshow
After seven races sailed in light and tricky conditions in Cork Harbour, local Optimist dinghy ace Ben O'Shaughnessy of Royal Cork Yacht Club continues to lead the AIB sponsored National Championships overall.  The 79-main boat fleet sailed again on day three…

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