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Marks at the Ready as DBSC Preps for AIB Summer Series 2021
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) has confirmed plans and preparations are well underway for 2021’s AIB-sponsored Summer Series. “A lot of work has to be done behind the scenes to provide the standard of racing everyone knows and expects,” Rear…
File image of the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The National Yacht Club is seeking expressions of interest from all members aged 16 to 25, regardless of class or experience, in the prospect of forming an U25 J80 squad. The rough plan is for a five-person team (with one…
Cork Week racing against the backdrop of Cobh in Cork Harbour
Cork Week is a special event that holds a place in the heart of many sailors. Over the winter months, the Royal Cork Yacht Club spent time talking to a number of sailors to understand what is it that makes…
Conor O'Brien's Saoirse gets underway from
Ireland's Conor O'Brien was the first amateur skipper to circumnavigate the globe by the classic sailing ship route south of the great Capes, running down his easting in the big winds of the Great Southern Ocean which blow unhindered round…
Sailing Vessel Delos – Sailing Around The World – YouTube Sailing Videos
The grand finale of the first season of the National Yacht Club Speaker Series is at 7.30 pm on Thursday evening (May 4) where the NYC will be joined by YouTube sensations SV Delos! Delos is a world cruising sailboat…
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There was a turnout of 181 sailors for Royal St George Yacht Club's North Sails 'Winning Races' In Dublin Bay' last Wednesday.  As Afloat reported previously, The top tips session by North Sails' Maurice O'Connell was co-hosted by the Dun Laoghaire club's rear commodore,…
Course organiser Tom Shanahan says this is a fantastic opportunity for those who are competing in June's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race and wish to gain an edge!
The National Yacht Club's lively 'Under 30s' section will host an online navigation course on the use of Expedition Navigation software with Kiwi professional yacht navigator Campbell Field. The aim of the course is to boost the performance of racing…
Aisling Hassell presents the HYC burgee to Dave Franzel of St Thomas Yacht Club in the US Virgin Islands
Howth Yacht Club member Aisling Hassell has relayed a message back home after she and her family recently reached the Virgin Islands on their passage west. While there, Aisling also took the opportunity to hand over the HYC burgee to…
File image of Howth Yacht Club’s clubhouse and marina
In the latest Commodore’s Update from Howth Yacht Club, Paddy Judge outlines its plans for a hopeful restart to sailing if restrictions allow from April. Among the changes being considered are the purchase of more paddle boards and kayaks for…
Conor O'Regan circumnavigated the globe in his 38-foot yacht Pamina
The National Yacht Club U25/U30 Speaker Series continues this evening with the Dun Laoghaire Harbour club's very own Vice-Commodore Conor O'Regan who circumnavigated the globe in his 38-foot yacht 'Pamina'. O'Regan will walk attendees through everything from preparation and planning…
annual National Yacht Club lift-in of cruisers
National Yacht Club Commodore Martin McCarthy has issued a cautious note of return to the water and summer sailing plans in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Subject to Government restrictions that see Level 5 currently extended to April 5th, McCarthy told members in…
Maurice O'Connell from North Sails Ireland
The Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour presents a 'Winning Races In Dublin Bay'; a Top Tips From North Sails Ireland’s Maurice O'Connell on Wednesday, February 24th. “Prof” from North Sails Ireland never misses a DBSC race with…
Younger sailors have been featuring more in South Coast racing including George Radley Jnr and crew on Creamy Beam, a vintage Sadler 25, competing in the 2020 Cobh to Blackrock Race
More young sailors are interested in racing offshore, an encouraging trend that should be fostered. It can help to bridge the problems that have been encountered in sailing where younger sailors have been lost to the sport in bridging the…
Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey (left) speaking at the RYA Dinghy Show
49erfx crew Saskia Tidey from the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour will be among the British Sailing Team’s Tokyo 2020 athletes attractions at the RYA Dinghy Show as it goes virtual for the first time over the weekend of…
Irish umpire and race judge Cxema Pico will be online to discuss rules and racing scenarios from the Prada Cup in New Zealand
For the penultimate weeks of the National Yacht Club the U25/U30 Speaker Series, the committee has organised a doubleheader of online talks. Tonight, 16th February, the Dun Laoghaire East Pier Club dives back into the world of America's Cup. Umpire…
Laser 'kindegarten' briefing at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
With the continued interest in Laser dinghy sailing among adults, the Dún Laoghaire harbour Laser fleet has announced the launch of an adult pathway that supports adults from beginner level right up to elite racing. The Laser with all its…
A short season maybe, but all their stars were in alignment in 2020 - Tom Dolan on his Figaro 3 Smurfit Kappa
The Figaro Solo was arguably the peak in sailing competition – both inshore and offshore – in Europe during 2020. In a truncated and contorted season, somehow the crème de la creme of international solo sailing were guided into a…
The late Jimmy Fitzpatrick
Writer Alison Hackett knew the late Jimmy Fitzpatrick as a great friend since her university sailing days in the 70s and 80s. Hackett says Jimmy's obituary written by David Sommerville on Afloat last week meant an awful lot to her…
Laser dinghy on Dublin Bay
The Royal St. George Yacht Club Laser dinghy fleet hit the headlines at the weekend as the class also prepares to release a new video to promote solo sailing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. 2020 was a record season for the…
Wild West Sailing Offers New Online Courses for National Yacht Club Members
The National Yacht Club has teamed up with Wild West Sailing to run online ICC refresher and RYA day skipper navigation courses for its members. It follows the success of the small boat coastal navigation course currently running for NYC…

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