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Fingal Mayor Anthony Lavin at Dorans on the Pier to launch this year’s Dublin Bay Prawn Festival from 17-19 May
Howth Yacht Club will be one of the hubs of the new-look Dublin Bay Prawn Festival next month. Formerly held over St Patrick’s Weekend, this year’s festival has moved to 17-19 May and is expanding to better reflect the wealth…
Lieutenant Commander Murphy raises the Tricolour at the National Yacht Club. The NYC commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Ireland with a special flag hoisting ceremony
The National Yacht Club held a  commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Ireland with a special flag hoisting ceremony at its East Pier clubhouseon Easter Monday. The commemoration marked the occasion when the Tricolour was raised by Pierce Purcell, then…
Finn Lynch in the Laser medal race in Genoa earlier today
In a thrilling medal race final at the Hempel World Sailing Cup Series at Genoa, Finn Lynch from Carlow placed third this afternoon (Sunday 21 April) to claim fifth overall in the men’s single-handed Laser event. The result marks the third consecutive…
The National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The National Yacht Club will be holding a small club event at noon tomorrow (Easter Monday, 22 April) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Ireland. This event will take place at the front of the club before…
Ireland's Finn Lynch is in top form again at the World Sailing Cup in Genoa
At the World Sailing Cup Series in Italy today, Ireland's Finn Lynch is eyeing the top of the Laser leaderboard after four races sailed in a continuation of top form for the National Yacht Club sailor. After top medal race results achieved…
Junior sailing out of the National Yacht Club
The National Yacht Club is currently seeking to recruit a team of committed and enthusiastic assistant instructors for its 2019 summer courses for junior sailors. Prospective candidates must apply before next Monday 22 April. This is a great opportunity to…
Optimist sailors will gather in Howth on Good Friday
Howth Yacht Club’s annual Brassed Off Cup is once again being held on its traditional date of Good Friday, which falls this coming Friday 19 April. The Optimist dinghy event is a great opportunity for junior racers to dust off…
Ross O Leary (right) was rewarded for his excellent work as Laser class captain. He has encouraged many new members to the Laser classes and this in turn has resulted in new club members due to the training he has organised. Every sailor feels supported and encouraged with the training sessions. Most of all he ensured that everyone has fun both on and off the water.
The Royal St George Yacht Club hosted its Annual ‘Sailing Oscars’, the Sailing Awards for 2018 earlier this month. As Afloat previously reported, the awards are a celebration of the Royal St George Yacht Club's Sailing Achievements of 2018, and of…
The J99 is a brand new design from J-Boats
J109 National Champion Andrew Algeo of the Royal Irish Yacht Club will have his first regatta in his new J99, Juggerknot II (IRL3990) at Spi Ouest Regatta, this Friday, and it looks like the fleet of 436 boats gathering at La Trinite…
Colin Morehead, RCYC Vice Admiral and Chair of Cork 300, RCYC Admiral, Pat Farnan, An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney TD, Annamarie Fegan, Chair of Events & Communications, Patrick Coveney, CEO Greencore and Gavin Deane, RCYC General Manager)
The Royal Cork Yacht Club has hosted its inaugural Sponsors & Members Corporate Lunch. An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney TD, and Patrick Coveney, CEO Greencore, both Club Members and avid sailors, were the Club’s special guests and they also took part…
 Jules Mitchell's young team from Antigua will be back following their class win last year
Who would have dreamed it that the Royal Cork Yacht Club 1720 sportsboat design would have crossed the Atlantic and be winning in the Caribbean some 26 years later? Since first launching in Cork Harbour 1993, the enduring demand for Tony Castro's versatile sportsboat is…
ICRA is seeking to make ECHO handicap work better at cruiser racer National events
ICRA, the national cruiser-racer body, is attempting to widen the appeal of the Royal St. George–based National Championship entry next month on Dublin Bay with the introduction of a new trial handicap system writes Dave Cullen. While the current ECHO system…
Annalise Murphy with Stephen Byrne and Fergus Conheady of Mercedes-Benz, and her new X-Class pickup which is soon to be a familiar sight at 49er FX sailing events
Annalise Murphy has received a major boost to her 49erFX campaign for Tokyo 2020 as Mercedes-Benz has extended its support to the Olympic silver medallist. The National Yacht Club hero recently resumed training without direct funding support from Sport Ireland,…
Cork Harbour yachts will race against Dunmore East rivals, such as Robert Marchant’s yellow–hulled Fulmar 32 Fulmar Fever from Waterford Harbour SC, when they compete in a new Coastal Race to dominate the June Bank Holiday Weekend
Cork Harbour sailors are being offered a different opportunity this season – to turn left rather than right when they leave Roches’ Point at the mouth of the harbour… This will be a new departure for Cork Harbour boats. Apart…
Dubliner Saskia Tidey (left) and Charlotte Dobson won bronze for Team GB in Palma
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey has taken bronze for Team GB in the 49erFX class with her sailing partner Charlotte Dobson at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma at the weekend. Brazil’s Olympic gold medalists Martine Grael and Kahena…
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch is just two points off the overall lead of the Laser fleet
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch is just two points off the overall lead of the 170-boat Laser fleet in a breakthrough performance at Mallorca’s 50th anniversary Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar Regatta. A 13 and a 5 scored today in changeable conditions…
A Class One start at the 2017 Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay
With three months to go to the first gun off Dun Laoghaire’s famous harbour, 410 boats are already entered — and more than half the entries are visiting craft to Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2019. It is an early-season marine…
Under 21 Howth Yacht Club Laser sailor Ewan McMahon made gold fleet cut in Palma in only his second senior appearance
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch stays top five overall in the Laser class as the split from qualifying to finals racing arrived yesterday at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar.  The strongest breeze of the regatta so far arrived as…
Ireland's Finn Lynch in the thick of it in yesterday's first beat of race three
Consistency in tricky conditions has enabled Finn Lynch to maintain his second overall in a stand out performance after four races at Palma, Mallorca’s giant Trofeo Princesa Sofia regatta. It heightens the prospect of a medal race finish – and maybe…
Royal St. George's Tom Higgins Wins Andalusian Olympic Week in Laser Radial Class
Royal Saint George Yacht Club and Under 17 sailor Tom Higgins won the Andalusian Olympic Week regatta in the Laser Radial class earlier this month. Higgins recorded three first places and three-top three finishes overall to secure a five-point net winning…

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