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Howth Yacht Club's 'Outrajeous' (Richard Colwell and Johnny Murphy) leads the fleet downwind to overall victory in Class One of the Sovereign's Cup
Despite a disqualification (DSQ) in the penultimate race of the five-race series last night, Richard Colwell and John Murphy's new J109 campaign from Howth Yacht Club held the lead in Class One of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup to take overall victory…
George Sisk's new XP40 Wow was the Sovereign's Cup winner in the Coastal class, having delivered a hat-trick of wins
George Sisk's new XP40 Wow sailed to success in the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup today beating bigger sistership the XP50 Freya on her home waters off Kinsale in the Regatta's Coastal Class. The Royal Irish Yacht Club crew led the regatta from the…
Summer celebration. The re-born Howth 17 Anita – originally built in 1900 – begins her second life afloat for a day this week in Douarnenez in Brittany
After Storm Emma wrought extensive destruction through the seven Howth Seventeens stored in their much-damaged shed on Howth’s East Pier at the beginning of March 2018, it was feared that several of the boats – which since 1898 have been…
All DBSC racing was cancelled tonight due to lack of wind
DBSC's Thursday night racing was cancelled on Dublin Bay this evening due to lack of wind. It follows a similar cancellation earlier this week when Tuesday night dinghy racing was scrubbed also for no wind. On the south coast, the second day…
Laura Dillon sailing in Ireland
Howth Yacht Club’s Laura Dillon is among six women profiled by the Royal Ocean Racing Club ahead of their participation in this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race. While crew lists for August’s race are not yet finalised, at present just over 10% of those…
DBSC Committee Boat Freebird
DBSC Tuesday night dinghy racing  – that has posted some very positive turnouts this season – was cancelled tonight due to lack of wind on the Scotsman's Bay race area.
Sean Craig (Royal St George Yacht Club) competed in the largest 54 boat Grand Master Radial division
The first big international Laser Masters Championships since the Dublin 2019 Worlds took place in Roses, Spain between June 14th and June 20th. In afternoon sea breezes of 8-20 knots and constant sunshine, 151 Radials and 117 Full rigs competed…
RIP To Howth Yacht Club Stalwart John Leonard
Howth Yacht Club has paid tribute to long-time member John Leonard, who died last week. Leonard sailed at HYC from the early 1980s to 2010, competing for two decades in the Cruiser III class with his Beneteau First 2, Birgitz,…
Gwilli Two (Dermot Clarke & Patrick Maguire, RSGYC) was the winner of both the DBSC Sigma 33 and Cruiser II IRC Divisions of today's race on Dublin Bay
110 boats competed to today in DBSC's Saturday race. Top three results in all classes below: Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1=. Chimaera, 1=.…
Saskia Tidey (left) and Charlotte Dobson with their bronze medals from the Hempel World Cup Series Miami in February this year
The Royal Irish Yacht Club’s Saskia Tidey and her Team GB sailing partner Charlotte Dobson have launched a crowdfunding campaign to support their efforts to qualify for the 49erFX class in next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. The pair, who…
The Star Pride Cruise Liner alongside berth Number Two in Dun Laoghaire Harbour with the Dublin Port Pilot Boat 'Liffey' off her starboard bow
Yachts competing in tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) racing have been asked to avoid the Cruise Ship 'Star Pride' manoeuvring around number 2 berth and leaving the harbour at 6 pm tonight before Dublin Bay racing. In a communication to…
Royal Irish yacht D Tox (McSwiney, O’Rafferty, McStay & Sherry) competed in Tuesday's DBSC Combined Cruisers race
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Grasshopper 2, 2. Papytoo, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers: 1. Jalapeno, 2. D-Tox Sportsboat: 1. Sea Jade, 2. George 3, 3. Jay-Z Ruffian: 1. Bandit, 2. Carmen, 3. Icicle B211 One Design: 1. Billy…
Dun Laoghaire Dingle overall winner Paul O'Higgins (right), skipper of the defending champion yacht JPK10.80 Rockabill VI from the Royal Irish Yacht Club is presented with the The Volvo D2D Race Trophy by Billy Naughton of Volvo (Billy Naughton Motors) Tralee. Scroll down for photo gallery
June 2019's edition of the Volvo D2D was a step-up for the event in so many ways and had a number of significant firsts writes Race Chairman Adam Winkelmann.  Windfall - the biggest yacht to ever compete set a new record…
The Sunfast 32, Bad Company (Desmond/Ivers/Deasy) was the IRC winner of RCYC's Round the Island Race in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for a photo gallery
First overall in Saturday's Royal Cork Yacht Club's annual Round the Island Race in Cork Harbour was the Sunfast 32, Bad Company (Desmond/Ivers/Deasy).  The RCYC race was part of the North Sails Open League and had a finish at the Naval Base at…
Jalapeno (Barrington, Despard & O’Sullivan) from the National Yacht Club was the winner of DBSC's Bloomsday 2019 race for Cruiser 1 (IRC) and J109 divisions
Race 1 Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Dear Prudence, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Powder Monkey Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. White Mischief 31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2.…
Flying Fifteen Pair David Gorman and Chris Doorly were Afloat.ie Sailors Of The Month for September 2015
A 16-boat Flying Fifteen fleet had an interesting course that made use of the temporary replacement of Harbour mark and took us to a new mark that we haven’t visited for quite some time: Island. The race proceeding commences in…
There was a a 100% turnout of all twelve DBSC Beneteau 31.7s
Despite 11 DBSC boats competing in this week's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, there was a fantastic turnout of 120 boats this evening, for Thursday night's DBSC racing on Dublin Bay including a 100% turnout of all twelve Beneteau 31.7s. Results are…
RYANI Says Volunteers Are Helping To Sustain Sailing & Boating Clubs Across Northern Ireland
More than 960 volunteers are helping to sustain sailing and boating across Northern Ireland each year, according to the RYA Northern Ireland. In 2017, over 91,000 people took part in a sailing or boating activity. And with 9,600 club members,…
Ronan Wallace was the winner of the first race in the DBSC Laser Standard division. Results below
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Grasshopper 2, 2. Papytoo, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers Tuesday Echo: 1. Powder Monkey, 2. D-Tox Sportsboat: 1. Jay-Z, 2. Sea Jade Ruffian: 1. Diane II, 2. Ruff Justice, 3. Ruff Diamond B211 One…
Niall Dowling's Per Elisa with pink spinnaker
The fifteenth edition of the revived Quarter Ton Cup got underway yesterday, and for the 19-strong fleet it was a tough opener. Light winds of around 8 knots whispered into the sails, creating a game of tactics for the sailors.…

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