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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…
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…
Sailing at a previous Eric Twiname regatta
The 2020 Eric Twiname Youth & Junior Team Racing Championships, which had been rescheduled for this October, have now been cancelled. Organisers the RYA and Eric Twiname Trust took the “difficult decision” to call off the event in agreement that…
Trinity Sailing Club's Round-Ireland Run in Aid of the RNLI & Jigsaw
Trinity Sailing Club will be organising a charity run next Saturday 23rd May in aid of RNLI and Jigsaw, in conjunction with the sailing clubs of Universities around Ireland writes Hannah Collins As all on-the-water activities are curtailed during lockdown, Trinity…
UCD 1 winners
UCD Sailing Club has won the Irish University Sailing Association (IUSA) Team Racing Intervarsities 2020. They came out on top after three tough days racing at UL Adventure Centre, Killaloe. Following three extremely competitive finals, UCD Sailing managed to take…
Team Racing is a fun and inexpensive way for clubs to attract young dinghy sailors
Howth Yacht Club will welcome the Irish Sailing team racing roadshow funded by BIM - Bord Iascaigh Mhara - (Ireland's Seafood Development Agency) which is designed to attract sailors between the ages of 14 – 30 from around the area,…
Fireflies are the boat of choice for the Leinster Schools Team Racing Championships in March
Update Saturday 14 March: Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 Virus and that all schools are currently closed, this event is postponed for this term. Royal St George sailing manager Ronan Adams says: “Discussions are ongoing as to…
Junior sailing at the National Yacht Club
Only a handful of spots remain for youth sailors in spring training programmes for Optimist, Topper and RS Feva sailors organised by the National Yacht Club for the 2020 season. Spring training for Oppys runs for five Sunday afternoons beginning on…
The Shanahan Team Racing Cup will be raced in Topaz dinghies
Representatives from clubs, schools and centres have been working tirelessly throughout the winter to develop a calendar of events for Team Racing throughout Ireland. The first schools’ event is to be held on 12th February where teams from around the…
Chris Lindsay - An International Technical Official (ITO) for the Tokyo Olympics
Irish Sailing National and International Judge Chris Lindsay of Carrickfergus Sailing Club on Belfast Lough has been appointed as an International Technical Official (ITO) for the Tokyo Olympics. Not only will Chris be the only Irish race official in Tokyo,…
The delivery of the Irish Sailing Fireflies
With an increased in demand for Team Racing amongst clubs and training centres, Irish Sailing are delighted to receive their brand-new fleet of six Fireflies writes Treasa Cox. The boats were partly funded by BIM FLAG (Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Fisheries…
RStGYC Commodore Peter Bowring (centre) with the winning Baltimore SC team including captain Mark Hassett (second right)
The 71st annual National Team Racing Championship hosted by Royal St George YC in the mid-November weekend attracted 16 squads from all over Ireland, and it was one of the furthest-travelled teams - Baltimore Sailing Club - which went home…

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