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National Yacht Club Sailors Take eSailing League Challenge
The National Yacht Club has joined other yacht clubs across reland in launching its own members 'eSailing' League. Series One of the NYC League will comprise five races every Thursday evening for the next four weeks using the ‘Virtual Regatta…
A new book to mark 125 years of sailing in Howth, County Dublin will be published later this year
2020 marks the 125th anniversary of organised sailing in Howth and to mark the occasion, Howth Yacht Club is publishing a book that looks back on the memorable events from HYC’s history. Work is in progress and the aim is…
Royal Irish Yacht Club member Enda O'Coineen
The Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is launching its Virtual Regatta for members this Saturday with an online presentation by RIYC's round the world sailor Enda O’Coineen. O'Coineen, whose Vendee Globe race bid to be the first…
Celebrate St George’s Day At Home With The Royal St George
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland, the Royal St George Yacht Club will have a delayed — and decentralised —celebration of St George’s Day tomorrow, Friday 24 April. All local members are invited join in from home with…
2020 DBSC racing was due to start this Saturday
In a week when Ireland's biggest yacht racing club was due to start its summer schedule, Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) is instead surveying members in lockdown for their thoughts on the prospect of racing on the Bay later this…
Royal Cork Webinar Discusses ‘The Duel’ At 2018 RS400 Southerns
The Royal Cork Yacht Club continues its series of ‘[email protected]’ activities with a webinar next Monday evening (27 April) from 7.30pm on ‘The Duel’ at the 2018 RS400 Southerns. Alex Barry and Harry Durcan will talk through the key moments…
Yachts racing on Dublin Bay - a new solidarity regatta of all Dun Laoghaire yacht clubs has been announced for July 31st
A new Dublin Bay regatta involving the whole Dun Laoghaire sailing waterfront has been announced for July 31st to August 3rd.  The 'Dun Laoghaire Combined Clubs Solidarity Regatta 2020' is an initiative of all five of Dun Laoghaire's yacht clubs…
Norman Long
It is with sadness that we learn of the death of Dublin Bay sailor Norman Long who was a great contributor to Irish and International sailing since the late sixties. My memory of Norman appearing on the sailing scene was…
The ultra champion – Paul O’Higgins’ JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI is currently ICRA Boat of the Year, Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Champion, ISORA Champion and Calves Week Champion, while he is Afloat.ie/Irish Sailing “Sailor of the Year”. If the tentative proposal to resume sailing with the ISORA Dublin Bay to Cork Harbour Race at the later date of Friday, July 31st is implemented, Rockabill VI and her crew could be campaigning almost continually from July 31st until the conclusion of the ICRA Nationals in the Wave Regatta at Howth from September 11th to 13th
The postponed date of Friday, July 31st is being considered as a feasible time to think of starting the ISORA-organised 160-mile Dublin Bay to Cork Harbour Race, which was originally planned for July 9th to link this summer’s celebration of…
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…

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