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29ers dinghies racing off Fenit lighthouse on  Tralee Bay
The St Patrick's weekend was set to be the season launcher of the 29er class racing season with a first trip to the west to race the 2019 Westerns. Tralee Bay Sailing Club with the support of the Tralee Bay Maritime…
Toppers ready to go afloat at the NYC
The Viking Marine sponsored Topper Winter Regatta at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire attracted a record turnout for a four-race, one discard event. As Afloat.ie previously reported, sailors attended from across Ireland.  In the 43-boat Topper Full rig class, Royal…
Bill O'Hara deals with rules questions at the Irish Laser Radial Academy in Cadiz this week
It might be Mid-term holidays for some but sailors in the Irish Laser Radial Academy still have classroom work! Pictured above is a rules session led by International judge and race officer Bill O'Hara, a 1984 Olympian in the Finn…
Optimist spring training in Baltimore last year
#Optimist - Baltimore Sailing Club have started preparations for the annual invasion of Irish Optimist sailors for the week from next Sunday 17 February. The International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland’s (IODAI) team of coaches are making plans for training both…
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The RCYC U25 team sporting North Sails T-Shirts
North Sails Ireland enjoyed a great day out last Friday with the Royal Cork Yacht Club Under 25 Academy. We were looking at some new 1720 3Di Nordac upwind sails and the North 1720 T-6 Class spinnaker writes Nigel Young.…
Howth’s Rocco Wright Second Heading Into Final Race Series For Torrevieja Trophy
Howth Yacht Club’s Rocco Wright continues his outstanding run of form at the Trofeo Euromarina Optimist in Torrevieja, going into the penultimate day in second place overall. The winner of the Seaward Bell Trophy in last week’s HYC Achievers Awards…
Battle of the classes winners on the podium in Tralee Bay
The new year dinghy clinic organised by the Tralee Bay Maritime Centre is now in its third year and 2019's edition was a success with 30 boats attending. 16 Optimists including national champion Justin Lucas and Dublin ace Sam Ledoux…
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INSS Hosts Christmas Holiday Junior Powerboat Course Next Week
Young sailors can make the most of the Christmas holidays with the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s junior club powerboat course. The two-day course runs next week on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December from 10am to 5pm each…
National Yacht Club Recruiting Senior Instructor
The National Yacht Club in Dn Laoghaire is currently seeking to recruit a senior instructor for 2019. The successful candidate will lead the team of committed sailing instructors and coaches for the NYC’s summer courses. Instructors will be responsible for…
Presentation of Pyewacket Trophy by Rear Admiral Dinghies, Brian Jones (left) to Atlee Kohl (centre) and Admiral Pat Farnan
The Royal Cork Yacht Club Junior Laying Up Supper 2018 was held on Saturday 24th 2018 in the clubhouse with parents and junior Sailors making up the 168 attendees. The end-of-year dinner was dispersed with the Class Captains giving an…
Nathan Van Steenberge (left) and Rian McDonnell Geraghty at the UK 29er Inland Champs
Coach Thomas Chaix travelled with two Irish 29er pairs to Grafham Waters in the UK over the weekend to compete at the Inland Championships. The two pairs competed in the 42 boat fleet. Eight races were sailed in 8 to…
Nacra 15s ready for practice ahead of the 2018 RYA Youth Nationals this past April
Parasailing and kiteboarding have been added to the list of events at the 2019 RYA Youth Championships to take place in Weymouth next spring. Entries are now open for the new-look regatta from 12-19 April 2019, which also welcomes the…
Royal Cork To Host 2019 Youth Sailing Pathway Nationals
#YouthSailing - The Royal Cork Yacht Club will host next year’s Irish Sailing Youth Pathway Championships, it has been announced. The dates to save are 25-28 April 2019 when Ireland’s largest youth regatta comes to the world’s oldest yacht club.…
Henry Start and Elysia O'Leary in the 29er on Belfast Lough
Last weekend saw the final event in the Irish 29er class calendar with the fleet competing at the RYANI Youth Championships at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club. The event also drew on a number of classes including Lasers, 420’s,…
 Leah and Luke Rickard in the lead in the 29er RYA NI National Championships on Belfast Lough
The RYA Northern Ireland 29er Youth Nationals were raced in mixed conditions September 29-30, 2018 on Belfast Lough hosted by the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club. This event also represented the third and final leg of the 29er Irish…
Defending champions Micheál O' Sullivan and Mikey Carroll lead a race at the 2018 All Ireland Junior sailing championships raced inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Atlee Kohl has won the 2018 Junior Irish Sailing All Ireland Sailing Championships sailed in Firefly dinghies in Dun Laoghaire Harbour today. With only a single point between the top three boats, first and second place…

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