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Last weekend, Trinity Sailing competed in the IUSA Southern Championships at Dingle Sailing Club, with 21 teams from colleges around Ireland competing in County Kerry
The 2024 university team racing season has started with a bang for Trinity College’s Sailing Club. On the 10th of Feb, the club made a remarkable showing by dispatching three teams to three separate events, dubbing the weekend ‘Super Saturday’.…
Teams lined up in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in the semi-final race for the Elmo Trophy in August 2023
Entries are now open for RYA Northern Ireland’s Team Racing Programme, following on from a successful coach development weekend last month. This RYANI programme, which is the first of its kind for Northern Ireland, aims to provide more double-handed pathway…
While team racing has been popular amongst young adult sailors across the country for a long time, the Irish Team Racing Association is hopeful that a full calendar will allow for continuity and growth in the community after university and beyond
In response to a surge in the popularity of team racing in Ireland over recent years, the Irish Team Racing Association (ITRA) has announced a packed 2024 calendar aimed at further growing the sport across the country. The announcement followed…
Team racing at Ballyholme on Saturday 20 January on the first day of the RYANI Coach Development Programme
RYA Northern Ireland’s Coach Development Programme held its first session at Ballyholme Yacht Club last Saturday 20 January. Launched in December, the new initiative — part of RYANI’s five-year strategy, Navigating The Future — offers free training in an effort…
Light airs dominated for the morning – which meant that the busy Shanahan Cup schedule of races was under great pressure at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Shanahan Cup returned for the 2023 and 2024 academic year again on Wednesday, 29th November. Gonzaga College and the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School hosted 16 teams from 12 schools, with over 100 sailors racing in RS Fevas…
Jack Fahy, Liam Glynn, Tom Higgins and crews Kathy Kelly, Emilly Hill & Cian Lynch are presented with their 75th Anniversary  Irish Team Racing Association trophy by outgoing Secretary Eunice Kennedy at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
The Irish Team Racing Association’s 75th National Championships concluded Saturday in the Royal St George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The round-robin event was truncated to a day’s racing as the forecast showed winds gusting to 30 knots Sunday…
Teams from Queens Belfast in the north to Baltimore SC in the south will be taking part in the Firefly dinghy-based ITRA 75 Team Racing National Championships at the Royal St George Yacht Club
Eighteen teams are lined up to contest the 75th Team Racing National Championships in the Royal St George YC in Fireflies this weekend, supported by a team of 35 volunteers on and off the water under the watchful eyes of…
2023 Shanahan Cup winners St. Michaels College are presented with the trophy by Ruth Shanahan and pictured with Glyn Williams of the INSS. St. Michaels College Team Leader Max Cantwell holds the trophy and is accompanied by team members Christian Ennis, Rory McMullan, Peadar Doyle, Michael Byrne and Alex Deasy
The Shanahan team racing Cup returns for the 2023/24 season in a new format at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Hosted by the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in conjunction with Gonzaga College SJ, the event will be run over three…
Storm? What storm? While the rest of the country was bracing itself for a close encounter with Storm Ciaran, Schull was busy with a double-bill week of events racing the TR 3.6 fleet
A busy week of Team Racing focus with the Fastnet Marine & Outdoor Education Centre’s TR 3.6s - with much input from Schull Community College - concluded on Friday (November 3rd) after successfully handling a decidedly mixed bag of weather.…
Royal St George's Firefly dinghies will be used in November's 75th Irish Team Racing Championship Anniversary at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
In 1947 a group of sailors from Dun Laoghaire Harbour and West Kirby Sailing Club sat down in the bar in the RStGYC and devised rules to make inter-club racing more interesting. You could engage in ungentlemanly conduct to win…
Unlike traditional fleet racing regattas, this event features kids aged 8 to 18 sharing RS Feva and Firefly dinghies at the RYA Eric Twiname Junior & Youth Team Racing Championships 2023
The RYA Eric Twiname Junior & Youth Team Racing Championships took place 7-8 October 2023 at Oxford Sailing Club on Farmoor Reservoir. Possibly the world’s biggest event for youth team racing, this renowned regatta saw a huge 348 sailors turning…
St Andrew’s College Alumni inaugural Team Racing Championship Winners: Rian Geraghty McDonnell, Emily Arrowsmith, Isabelle Kearney, Kitty Flanagan, Finn Walker and Max Goodbody
Team Racers Rian Geraghty McDonnell, Emily Arrowsmith, Isabelle Kearney, Kitty Flanagan, Finn Walker and Max Goodbody were the overall winners of St Andrew’s College Alumni inaugural Team Racing Championship that took place in Dun Laoghaire harbour on October 21st.  There were…
The specially made half-model Firefly trophy for the winner of the St Andrew's College Stage Inaugural Alumni Team Racing Championships at Royal St. George Yacht Club
County Dublin's St Andrew's College (SAC) will stage its inaugural Alumni Team Racing Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Saturday.  Nine teams comprising 54 sailors will compete for a specially made half-model Firefly trophy.…
Winners Rutland Raiders with the Elmo Trophy presented by Frank Elmes (in red jacket)
After a staggering 190 races, UK visitors the Rutland Raiders emerged victorious with a comprehensive 2-0 victory in the final against last year’s winners, the Nautibuoys, at the weekend's eighth edition of team racing's Elmo Trophy at the Royal St.…
96 races, completing six rounds of sailing for the 32 teams were completed on day one of the RStGYC hosted Elmo Trophy at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Challenging winds kept sailors and race management on their toes on day one of the Elmo team racing Trophy at the Royal St. George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Some of the early racing at the Elmo team racing Trophy…
Firefly dinghies launch from the Royal St. George Yacht Club for a previous edition of the Elmo Trophy. This year's eighth event in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is expected to be the largest team racing competition ever held in Irish waters
The eighth Elmo Trophy is set to take place this weekend in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. This exciting youth team racing competition has grown significantly since its inception in 2015, with 32 teams set to participate this year, compared to the original…

THE IRISH TEAM RACING ASSOCIATION CALENDAR 2024

  • Take the Helm, Malahide Sailing Club, April 13th & 14th
  • Royal St George Invitational, RStGYC, May 25th & 26th
  • Mixed Pairs Team Racing Event, Galway, June 22nd & 23rd
  • Take the Helm 2, Venue TBC, September 21st & 22nd (Provisional)
  • 2K Keelboat Team Racing, Dun Laoighaire, September 28th & 29th
  • ITRA National Championships, Baltimore, October 18th-20th

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