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Aideen Doran crewed with the Ha Long Bay team in the most recent Clipper Race
Howth Yacht Club has welcomed Aideen Doran to the role of club manager. Doran moves to the HYC from a senior managerial position in top retailer Brown Thomas – and after getting her sea legs as a crew member on…
New NYC general manager John O’Grady with Commodore Martin McCarthy
The National Yacht Club welcomes new general manager John O’Grady, who started this morning (Tuesday 29 September) and brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality sector, particularly with the neighbouring Royal Marine Hotel. O’Grady joins at a crucial time,…
Topper racing at Royal Cork Yacht Club. See photo slideshow below
In Royal Cork's September Saturday League for Toppers and Lasers, Cork Harbour youth sailors have enjoyed some great sailing conditions this autumn with eight races sailed so far for Laser Radials and 4.7s and six races for the Topper class.…
Great sailing conditions for the Optimist Burns Trophy at Crosshaven. See photo slideshow below
After eight races sailed at Royal Cork Yacht Club, the host club's Alana Twomey continues to lead the club's Optimist Burns Trophy main fleet in Cork Harbour. JP Curtin continues in second place in the 26-boat fleet, three points behind…
Kieran Dorgan's Altair racing in today's first races of Royal Cork's AIB Autumn Series. Scroll down for photo gallery
A 40-boat cruiser-racer fleet, fine sailing breezes and autumn sunshine brought the AIB Autumn Series to life in Cork Harbour today.  Royal Cork Yacht Club organisers staged two races on the first day of racing that continues for four more consecutive Sundays…
Brian Jones' Jelly Baby is last year's IRC One Autumn league winner. The J109 crew is defending its title on Sunday in Cork Harbour
Perhaps the most accurate form guide to Sunday's first race of the Royal Cork Yacht Club's AIB Autumn League is the club's own Naval Race fixture last weekend that was raced over a coastal course for the combined Crosshaven fleet. …
Racing at the RCYC Optimist Burns Trophy. See Photo gallery below
After six races sailed with one discard at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Optimist Dinghy Class Burns Trophy Alana Twomey continues to lead the 24-boat main fleet in the month-long Cork Harbour series at Crosshaven. Lying second overall is JP Curtin with third place taken…
Brian Jones' Jelly Baby is expected to compete in next weekend's first race of the RCYC Autumn Series in Cork Harbour
Crosshaven is expecting a full turnout in both spinnaker and white sail divisions for next week's Royal Cork Yacht Club's Autumn Series and if the recent Cove Sailing Club's Blackrock Race and yesterday's RCYC Coastal Race is anything to go by then…
The Irish Navy yacht Tailte competing in yesterday's RCYC White Sails Coastal Race. See Photo Gallery below
Royal Cork Yacht Club's annual Naval Race in Cork Harbour was sailed as a coastal fixture on Saturday with the Navy sending its yacht Tailte out from Haulbowline to compete. After a short leg across the harbour, the RCYC spinnaker…
The “superb racing” of Howth’s six weekend End-of-Summer Series is on hold for three weeks
Howth Yacht Cub announced this evening that under the Level 3 Restrictions, HYC is suspending Club Racing and Training for the next three weeks, when the situation will be re-assessed. The Club’s six weekend End-of-Summer Series – due to run…
Mac Lir, one of DBSC's Race Management vessels -club racing has been suspended with immediate effect due to new level 3 restrictions
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has 'suspended' its AIB DBSC 2020 Summer Sailing Series in light of this evening's latest government Level 3 restrictions that impact sailing activity. As the Level 3 partial shutdown is expected to extend beyond the last…
Dave Quinn crossing the final finish line to take the title at last year’s Irish Laser Masters in Howth
Update Friday 18 September: The Irish Laser Masters have been cancelled on the eve of the event after Dublin was moved into Level 3 of coronavirus restrictions. Afloat.ie has more on the story HERE. The Royal St George Yacht Club…
Happy Anniversary! Neville and Jean Maguire quietly celebrate 69 years of marriage on board their motor-cruiser in Howth Marina. Photo: Judith Malcolm
Congratulations have been pouring in for sailing legends Neville and Jean Maguire of Howth, who celebrated their 69th Wedding Anniversary in yesterday’s balmy weather aboard their Seaward 23 motor-cruiser Two Much in Howth Marina. These days, they’re best-known internationally as…
Gail Varian and Gavin Johnson in 'Albany' who are the 2020 champions
The Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire hosted the 2020 Irish 12 Foot Dinghy Championships on 13th September with two alternative rigs permissible, the International 12 Foot Dinghy rig with a single sail and the Dublin Bay Sailing…
Susan Glenny and Conor Fogerty raced at the Eurosaf Mixed Offshore event in Italy
France has claimed the inaugural European Mixed Offshore Title in Italy in which Ireland's Conor Fogerty and Susan Glenny made their debut in the L30 keelboat but unfortunately did not finish the one race event.  Fogerty says he is still…
Indian summer hunt in the opening race of Howth's six weekend End-of-Summer Series – Simon Knowles' J/109 Indian in hot pursuit of the Classic Half Tonners Mata (left, Wright Brothers & Rick De Neve), King One (David Kelly), and on right The Big Picture (Michael & Richard Evans)
The Irish sailing community's response to the pandemic-induced prohibition on open events has seen some inspiring out-of-the-box thinking where there are significant local fleets. So although Howth Yacht Club has weathered two major setbacks in 2020 in being unable to…
Ruffles was third in the Ruffian 23 race
132 boats across 20 classes turned out for Saturday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race.  In the big cruiser division, the First 40 Prima Forte was the IRC Zero winner from  XP 44 WOW and the Beneteau 44.7 Lively Lady.  IRC…
Last year’s lift-out on the NYC platform
Dun Laoghaire sailors are advised that lift-out day on the National Yacht Club platform is scheduled for Saturday 24 October, weather permitting. Platform space for winter storage is limited and, for essential planning purposes, applications for keelboats should be returned…
Flying Fifteens racing on Dublin Bay at last weekend’s NYC 150th Anniversary Race Day
The National Yacht Club hosts the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championship in Dublin Bay next weekend, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September. The Notice of Race is available to read or download, and the online entry form can be found HERE.…
The Goodbody family of Dun Laoghaire have been remarkably successful in making the best of 2020's shortened season. On Thursday evening their J/109 White Mischief emerged as overall winner of Cruisers 1 in the DBSC Thursday Series under both IRC and ECHO, and they also were champion J/109. Meanwhile in August, Richard Goodbody and his 16-year-old son Max crewed aboard Chris & Patanne Power-Smith's J/122 Aurelia to take line honours and third overall in the Fastnet 450
Even Dublin Bay Sailing Club, with all its remarkable expertise and sheer firepower, has been unable to slow Planet Earth in its daily rotation, let alone alter the steady changing of our little solar satellite's endlessly shifting tilt as it…
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