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Royal Cork instructors and students at the RCYC clubhouse in Crosshaven
Royal Cork Yacht Club seek applications for instructor, senior instructor and coaching positions with the Cork Harbour club for 2021. The club says there is a 'significant' opportunity for employment throughout the year with Try Sailing, Cadet Club, Junior Sailing…
Ballymaloe-trained chef and National Yacht Club sailor Fiona Staunton will talk through what snacks to pack for an active day’s sailing
Although we’re all under Level 5 restrictions, Irish Sailing is kick-starting its Wednesday Winter Talk Series again with the aim of providing some fun and knowledgeable speakers to get you thinking about being active on the water — even though…
Seamus Fitzpatrick's First 50, Mermaid on her way to VDLR victory in 2019
The defending Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta offshore champion is among the first six entries into that division for July’s regatta, a class that looks set to become one of the biggest fleets of the biennial event again. As regular Afloat…
A new ISORA Coastal Series planned for January from Dun Laoghaire Harbour is to to be rescheduled
Two of 2021's early-season cruiser-racer sailing fixtures on Dublin Bay are up in the air due to January's lockdown restrictions.  A new ISORA 'Early Season Series' originally planned for this month was to continue the offshore's body's successful 2020 coastal…
The biggest ever entry in the Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race arrives into Dingle Bay to set a new record in the 2019 race
Previous race entrants will be offered an early entry option into June's 2021 Volvo Dun Laoghaire-Dingle Race before entry is opened to others boats to allow up to a maximum of 50 for the 280-miler.  The next edition of the…
File image of an RS Aero sailing in Dun Laoghaire
The National Yacht Club has cancelled its previously scheduled January training sessions in the RS Aero due to the extended Level 5 coronavirus restrictions. It's hoped the sessions will be rescheduled for future weeks as restrictions allow. The NYC website will have…
Save the Date for Royal Cork Yacht Club’s 300th AGM
The Royal Cork Yacht Club will hold its 300th Annual General Meeting on Monday 1 February from 8pm. Proceedings will be online unless coronavirus restrictions allow otherwise, the club says, adding that registration details will be announced in early January.…
Paddy Judge brings a wealth of technical experience and a long record of voluntary service to his new position as Howth YC Commodore
Paddy Judge, a long-serving committee member and flag officer with Howth Yacht Club, succeeded Ian Byrne as Commodore as the members were asserting the club spirit with an impressive entry in the competition for the best Christmas Festive Lights display,…
Baltimore Sailing Club will hold its 2020 agm next March due to COVID restrictions
There will only be one item on the agenda when Commodore Charlie Bolger opens Baltimore Sailing Club's agm on December 31st and that's the adjournment of the meeting. The West Cork club's agm is traditionally held at the end of…
Nieulargo is aiming for the Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race and Fastnet Race in 2021
Royal Cork Yacht Club 2020 winner Nieulargo will set its sights offshore again in 2021 as the family-based Grand Soleil 40 aims for both of next year's big offshore fixtures on the Irish coast; next June's Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race…
Cork Week Chairpersons appointed - Annamarie Fegan and Ross Deasy (centre) are pictured here with Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Colin Morehead, at Weaver’s Point, Crosshaven
Annamarie Fegan and Ross Deasy will co-chair Cork Week 2022, Royal Cork Yacht Club has announced. Deasy who has raced as part of many RCYC keelboat campaigns in the last 25 years, including a Commodore’s Cup win onboard Antix, will…
New Dublin Bay Commodore Ann Kirwan Brings Many Talents to DBSC
This week, Ann Kirwan of the National Yacht Club became the 25th Commodore of Dublin Bay Sailing Club at the club's 136th Annual General Meeting, in succession to Jonathan Nicholson of the Royal St George YC. This harmonious change of…
New DBSC Commodore Ann Kirwan at the helm of her Ruffian 23 Bandit
Outgoing Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Jonathan Nicholson handed over the tiller to Ruffian 23 helmswoman Ann Kirwan by Zoom last night at DBSC's virtual AGM.  Kirwan takes over the role for the next two years, becoming the second only female…
Howth Yacht Club Reopens Doors for Christmas Dining & More
Howth Yacht Club resumed full dining service today, Friday 4 December, and looks forward to welcoming members and guests for lunch and dinner over the festive season. Besides the usual coffee, scones and seasonal refreshments like mince pies at the…
Racing in a previous edition of the Winter DBSC Turkey Shoot Series
Any hope for DBSC Turkey Shoot Series racing on Dublin Bay this Sunday was dashed last night when three pre-Christmas training sessions off Dun Laoghaire Harbour were also ruled out. It had been suggested that the move to reduced Covid-19…
Paul Barrington at the helm of the National Yacht Club J109, Jalapeno
National Yacht Club members were on award-winning boats in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club's list of prizewinners for the cut-short 2020 summer season. In Cruisers One IRC racing, Paul Barrington's J109 Jalapeno was the Saturday race champion while John O’Gorman's Sunfast…
Pyewacket winner - Ben O’Shaughnessy
The highlight of Royal Cork Yacht Club's junior sailing laying up supper conducted by Zoom at the weekend was the presentation of the Club's Pyewacket Trophy to the junior sailor who best represented the RCYC in 2020. Ben O’Shaughnessy was awarded…
Club Topper racing at Royal Cork Yacht Club, the host venue for the 2021 Topper World Championships
The 2021 International Topper World Championships will be hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Ireland, from the 24th to 30th July. As Afloat reported previously, the event will attract up to 200 young sailors from around the world and…
National Yacht Club Under 30s to Host Solo Sailor Q&A with Tom Dolan
After its successful match racing webinar earlier this season, the National Yacht Club’s Under 25 and under 30 sections are now moving offshore for their next online session. The NYCs very own Tom Dolan, who achieved the best ever Irish…
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Christmas Market 2020
Royal Irish Yacht Club members in Dun Laoghaire Harbour can look forward to a 'Christmas Wrapped', the club's 2020 Christmas Market subject to the relevant COVID restrictions next month. The Market aims to run on 6th, 13th and 20th December…

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