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A French-built Archambault A31 racing under spinnaker. An A31 will race in Class Two DBSC this season
The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) buoyant Cruiser Two fleet has an A31-type yacht added to its number this season.  The French-built Archambault A31 is arguably one of the most competitive IRC boats of its size. The new arrival is a National Yacht…
The Duke of Wellington rose to prominence amid The Peninsular War — the subject of the first talk in a new online series from the RIYC
The Royal Irish Yacht Club begins a new series of online talks this evening, Wednesday 15 April. Each talk will be presented by an RIYC member or invited speaker using the video conferencing platform Zoom, with the first event this…
The start of a very special relationship. Denis Doyle’s Moonduster approaches the finish of the 1982 Round Ireland Race to take line honours, a new course record, and the handicap win. Today’s Round Ireland crews, faced with a two month postponement of the start date, will be asking: “What would The Doyler do?”
If we needed a reminder of the central role which the biennial Round Ireland Yacht Race from Wicklow has grown into within Irish sailing and in the global offshore racing context during its 40 years and 20 editions, then the…
Royal Cork Keelboats Launch North Sails April Digital Virtual Regatta
The Royal Cork Yacht Club has been sailing on Cork Harbour for the past 300 years and while boats and their crews are currently unable to take to the wonderful waters of Cork Harbour due to COVID-19 a little plan…
The Howth 17 racing schedule is one of the classes affected by the Howth Yacht Club decsion to postpone racing until June
Howth Yacht Club in County Dublin has postponed it Club's Summer racing season, which was due to start on Tuesday, April 28th as a result of the Covid-19 emergency. The clubhouse, boat deck and marina are already closed until April…
The 2020 DBSC sailing season has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions
The opening of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's summer season scheduled for the last week in April has been postponed due to Government Covid-19 measures. The revised start date is so far unknown.  The club, one of the largest yacht racing…
The platform at the National Yacht Club with boats ready for the annual lift in
Following Friday's announcement of further Covid-19 restrictions, the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire immediately closed its boathouse and platform. As a consequence, the annual lift-In of yachts scheduled for April 11th will not now take place. Working on boats is…
Some of the questions from the Bray 'Whatsapp' Table Quiz
Bray Sailing Club’s annual “Brains of Bray” table quiz, which was originally scheduled to take place last weekend, faced some hasty re-engineering in the face of the COVID-19 restrictions. Organisers Jack Hannon, Mark Henderson, and Cillian Murphy decided to take…
A previous edition of Royal Cork Yacht Club's Cork Week Regatta fleet moored at Crosshaven
A bumper 2020 Cork Week Regatta planned for July to celebrate Royal Cork Yacht Club's 300th birthday has been cancelled over the Covid-19 emergency. All events scheduled in July for the Cork300 events series, which were to run across Cork…
The lift in of yachts at the RIYC has been postponed
The annual lift in of boats at the Royal Irish Yacht Club scheduled for April 1, that includes the biggest cruiser-racer fleet for next month's start of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Summer racing series, has been postponed. The lift-in is…
National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
In response to the continuing Covid-19 situation, the National Yacht Club has revised its plans for 2020 in preparation for the eventual resumption of sailing activity. Commodore Martin McCarthy says cost and staffing adjustments have been made to complete some…
John O'Gorman's Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 Hot Cookie from the National Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire is the latest entry into June’s Round Ireland Race from Wicklow
The latest entry into the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race is Dublin Bay’s Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600, 'Hot Cookie'. As David O'Brien points out in this morning's Irish Times newspaper the race entry is building towards a record entry. The…
The RIYC at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Royal Irish Yacht Club will be launching boats in less than a fortnight for the summer sailing season at Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay. Details of the annual lift-in are contained in a bulletin to members that sets out…
Lift in at the National Yacht Club
The National Yacht Club has decided to reschedule the lift-in back to its ‘normal’ mid-April weekend (eg back by one week) to Saturday 11th April. The lift-in had been brought forward by a week to Saturday 4th April as the…
Racing in the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
Next week's final race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Citroen South Spring Chicken Series and prizegiving have been postponed until September and it will be 'reviewed' at that time. The decision for the National Yacht Club hosted event comes…
Racing in yesterday's Lambay Race as part of Wave Regatta
Howth Yacht Club has decided to move its WAVE Regatta from the end of May to 11-13th September. The decision comes today as the Government moved to stem the spread of the coronavirus. WAVE Regatta is the first of the Summer's big…
The Round Ireland’s Eye Race gets a clean start on Saturday in the sheltered waters of Howth Sound for the finale of Howth YC’s annual Laser Winter Frostbite series, a regular feature since 1974
All-Ireland Junior Champion Chris Bateman of Monkstown Bay SC on Cork Harbour and seasoned participant Ronan Wallace of Wexford showed that local knowledge is not a pre-requisite to success in taking the top places in the time-honoured Round Ireland’s Eye…
Racing in the fourth race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
After four races sailed of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series, the 1720 sportsboat Ricochet leads overall with one race of the series left to sail on March 22nd.  Second overall in the Citroen South sponsored fixture is the Sigma 38…
The Spring Chicken fleet return to Scotsman's Bay in their fourth race of the DBSC Series
There was good news for DBSC Spring Chicken Series sailors who successfully completed their fourth race of the series in strong westerly winds this morning on Dublin Bay. The gusty conditions, however, proved too much for the DMYC Dinghy Frostbites…
The excitement for schoolkids getting afloat at Howth…. a new Bursary Scheme through Howth YC’s training Quest programme aims to spread the sailing net wider among primary schools on the peninsula.
Howth and its peninsula have been actively interacting with the sea since recorded history began, and instances of Howth children being taken sailing date back at least to the famous visit of Connacht’s sea queen Granuaille to Howth in the…

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