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RCYC Admiral Colin Morehead on board the Cork Harbour One Design, Jap
Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Colin Morehead was aboard Royal Cork's Jap for some pre-race preparations before next Saturday's big race from Cobh to Blackrock.  'She's So light, so responsive, an absolute joy to sail' was the verdict from the…
J80s contesting National honours on Dublin Bay
Howth's Patrick O' Neill and the crew of Mojo were crowned J80 Irish National Champions at the Royal St. George Yacht Club this afternoon after a closely fought seven-race series on Dublin Bay.  14 boats competed from four different Dublin…
The National Yacht Club's own Gringo (Tony Fox) was the Class One IRC Race One winner in today's 150th anniversary Regatta of the club.
Today's National Yacht Club 150th anniversary regatta saw a large fleet of 152 dinghies and keelboats complete a full programme of races for NYC Sesquicentennial medals.  Raced in moderate to fresh North Westerly breezes, up to three races were sailed in…
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council Caothaoirleach Una Power with Dun Laoghaire Harbour Yacht Club Commodore's celebrating National YC 150th Race Day
National Yacht Club Commodore Martin McCarthy yesterday presented a special flag to each of four neighbouring Clubs as a mark of Solidarity and to thank them for helping his Club hold a Raceday to celebrate the Club's 150th anniversary. Commodore…
Always in the cut and thrust of it, even after 114 years. Vincent Delany’s veteran Water Wag Pansy (no 3) is well able to mix it with much newer boats, and last night (Wednesday) she became the first medal-winner in the National YC’s 150th Anniversary Regatta
The 1906-built Dublin Bay Water Wag Pansy has been in the ownership of the Delany family since 1939. But while she has won many trophies, the absence of medals as prizes in local One Design racing has meant that winning…
David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne sailing Flying Fifteen 4068, "Ignis Caput II were the winners of tonight's DBSC race
 The National Yacht Club's David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne sailing the Flying 15 Ignis Caput were the winners of tonight's DBSC race from Alan Green and Chris Doorly in Frequent Flyer. Third was FFuZZy (Neil Colin & Margaret Casey). 107…
A new International 12 foot dinghy this year in Ireland by Rui Ferreira of Ballydehob
As the International 12-foot class prepares to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its revived championships next week in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the historic dinghy class is also welcoming a new arrival. A new clinker-built 12 has recently been completed by…
Royal St. George's Sean Craig
Royal St. George's Sean Craig was the Laser Radial division in last night's winner of Dublin Bay Sailing Club Laser Radial division race. I McNamara was second to the former Irish Masters champion with Rian Geraghty-McDonnell in third place. An excellent turnout of…
11-boats contested the National 18 Southern Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. See slideshow below
Alex Barry, Sandy Rimmington and Richard Leonard sailing Aquadisiacs were the overall winners of an 11-boat National 18 Southern Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club last weekend. The Royal Cork/Monkstown Bay trio won by a margin of three points over…
‘Skill Up’ This September With The Royal Cork Yacht Club
The Royal Cork Yacht Club has launched a new drive encouraging its members to ‘skill up’ this September. Are you interested in going on the water with your sailor? Are you interested in getting trained up for mark laying, safety…
Minister Simon Coveney raises the Cork300 flag with Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service Commodore Michael Malone, and the Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club Colin Morehead.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Defence Simon Coveney TD marked the Royal Cork Yacht Club's 300th birthday at a small ceremony on Haulbowline island this weekend (Saturday 29 Aug), the Irish Naval Headquarters and home of the original 'Water…
Ben Mulligan (right) with Cormac Bradley. Mulligan's new Flying Fifteen launched today to win at the first time of asking on Dublin Bay
Ben Mulligan's brand new Flying Fifteen 'Enfant de Marie' was launched from the DMYC in time for today's first DBSC Saturday Race and was rewarded with a maiden voyage victory. A fleet of 121 boats across all the DBSC classes…
Dun Laoghaire's NYC 150th Regatta Now A One-Day Event Due To Covid-19 Restrictions
The National Yacht Club’s planned two-day race weekend for its own 150th anniversary has been scaled down to a single-day event now known as the Sesquicentennial Race Day. The decision was reached earlier this week following the latest Government announcements…
The Sigma 33 Rupert was the Cruisers Two winner
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill VI, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Rockabill VI Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Juggerknot 2 Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Indecision, 2. Raptor,…
 Simon Knowles' J/109 Indian has put in a gallant showing for Howth to take fourth overall in this year's only big offshore race, the Fastnet 450
Ireland's sports organisations are taking a battering during the pandemic, and the operating model of sailing clubs, in particular, makes them especially vulnerable to a downturn in all activities afloat and ashore. Afloat.ie's W M Nixon wrote this piece yesterday…
The AIB 1720 Southern Championships will go ahead over the weekend, but activity will be limited to the water,
The Royal Cork Yacht Club has rescheduled the biggest weekend of its Cork300 tricentenary celebrations, planned for 28-30 August, in light of new government restrictions on outdoor and sporting events announced last week. Many of the events, which included a…
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera was the IRC and ECHO DBSC Cruisers One winner in a breezy afternoon of racing on Dublin Bay.  Green Fleet racing was cancelled and dinghies managed one race.  DBSC Results for 22/08/2020 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1.…
Denis & Annamarie Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo (Royal Cork YC) racing off Dublin Bay, which this weekend sees her start as one of the favourites in the 270-mile Fastnet 450 Race.
The Fastnet 450 starts today (Saturday) at 1300hrs in Dublin Bay, and sends the fleet on a 270-mile course southward, taking them all the way to the Fastnet Rock before finishing back at the entrance to Cork Harbour, clear of…
Team racing in Firefly dinghies at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The 2020 Elmo trophy for team racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour has been cancelled. With the current measures in place to halt the spread of the coronavirus event organisers RStGYC have made the difficult decision to cancel the event for…
A Cork 1720 Sportsboat from Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club has cancelled its Tricentenary Parade and 'At Home' Regatta which was to be held next weekend in Cork Harbour. RCYC Admiral Colin Morehead told members in an advisory note this afternoon: "It is with deep regret…
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