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The RYA Women’s Team Racing National Championship, incorporating the BUSA Women’s Team Racing Championship, is for teams of six sailors who identify as female
Entries have opened for the RYA and BUSA Women’s Team Racing Championships, which will take place at Budworth Sailing Club over the weekend of 19/20 February 2022. Budworth SC in the heart of Cheshire is looking forward to welcoming teams…
At the Irish Team Racing Championships 2021, organised by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the Technological University Dublin won the Championship for the first time. 108 Sailors forming 18 teams vied for the title and trophy of the Irish Team…
Young sailors, old port……Inter-varsity team-racing off King John's castle at the historic port of Carlingford
When 144 sailors descend on a club like the hospitable but relatively small (numerically-speaking) Carlingford Sailing Club for a festival of team racing, the pressure is on, both afloat and ashore. That pressure is in no way lessened by the…
Perfect sailing conditions on Dublin Bay for the Royal St. George hosted Millennium Trophy Team Racing event in J/80 keelboats
The Royal St. George Yacht Club were the convincing winner after 24 races of the J/80 Millennium Bowl Team Racing event at Dun Laoghaire Harbour at the weekend. Saturday saw Dublin Bay Race Officer Barry O'Neill complete 18 races that…
Carlingford College Combat - This was one of the biggest sporting events run on the water in 2021, and probably the biggest on Carlingford Lough since the fabled Oyster Festival series.
Carlingford Sailing Club, in conjunction with Dublin University Sailing Club, hosted the IUSA Eastern Team Racing Championship on the weekend of 23rd/24th of October, with 24 teams from nine universities, 144 competitors in total fighting it out to see who…
Team racing at the Eric Twiname trophy will take place in Firefly dinghies for youth teams and RS Fevas for juniors
More than 40 teams of young sailors are set for battle this weekend as the 2021 Eric Twiname Team Racing Championships returns. Around 240 junior and youth sailors from across the country will descend on Oxford’s Farmoor Reservoir to compete…
The Senior Teams and their management competing for the 77-year-old Book Trophy between Royal Cork YC and Sutton DC at Crosshaven at the weekend were (left to right) A. Green Bush (Cork Harbour SC), Ian McCormack (Commodore, SDC), Andy Johnston (SDC Team Manager & former Commodore), Olympian Robert Dickson, Shane McLoughlin, Conor Twohig, Peter Boyle & Alan Blay (all SDC), RCYC Team Chloe & Patrick Crosbie, Harry Prichard, Lola Kohl, Maeve O'Sullivan and Alex Barry
It has been a frenetically busy weekend on Cork Harbour with crowded classic events such as the Cobh-Blackrock Race and other fixtures of various levels of association with the 75th Anniversary of the Naval Service. Yet somehow the time and…
The winning team holding the Elmo Trophy (left to right) Alana Coakley, Kate O'Connor, Seth Walker, Patrick Foley, Finn Walker, Jacques Murphy
After a staggering 137 races sailed over the weekend and a stirring comeback on the Sunday morning, RStGYC Sea Buoys won the sixth Elmo team racing trophy with a convincing 2-0 victory in the final. Gentle breezes were the order…
The Elmo Trophy is being raced in Firefly dinghies at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The 108 team racers came ashore on Saturday after champagne sailing conditions saw the Royal Cork team emerge unbeaten after Day one of the Elmo Trophy at the Royal St. George Yacht Club. Race officer Conal Casey and his team completed…
Racing in 2019 edition of the Elmo Team Racing Cup
The full lineup of 18 teams will be ready to battle in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this weekend for the sixth Elmo Trophy. This youth sailing team racing event will see teams of six sailors representing their clubs or classes race…
Preparing to launch for a previous edition of the Royal St. George's Elmo Trophy at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Royal Saint George Yacht Club welcomes youth team racers from around the country for its Elmo Trophy competition on August 28th and 29th in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay. The event will be sailed in three flights of…
David Kelly Jnr, Sailing Secretary (left) and Lauren O'Hare, committee member and Senior Instructor with the newly refurbished club J/24s at Rush Sailing Club
Every sport sees it happen. Young enthusiastic kids who can't get enough training, competing, fitness, drills, and dreams of making it big writes Paul O'Hare of Rush Sailing Club. Many then drift away from the sport they loved as they…
New York Yacht Club's inaugural Women's 2v2 Team Race will take place this weekend
Top women sailors from around the country are en route to Rhode Island for the New York Yacht Club's inaugural Women's 2v2 Team Race, which will be sailed out of the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court this coming Saturday…
A fleet of six Rondar Firefly dinghies ideal for team racing is for sale at €9,500
Dublin based broker Leinster Boats are selling a fleet of six Rondar Firefly dinghies ideal for team racing for €9,500. Broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster boats say the GRP hulls require attention but that's to be expected with a 2004-built…
Dublin Bay sailor Jimmy Fitzpatrick
One of Dublin Bay's great sailing characters Jimmy Fitzpatrick of the Royal Irish Yacht Club has sadly passed away. A true corinthian of sailing Jimmy Fitz was very well known both here and abroad. While he sailed out of the…
UCD sailors sporting moustaches for the Movember charity campaign
UCD Sailing Club has launched its annual 'Movember' campaign for the third consecutive year writes the club's Lucy Reid Although we’re not able to have our club members out on the water and fundraising like we normally do, we are…
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