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Robert Dickson (left) and Sean Waddilove on their way to World Championship victory in Marseille
Robert Dickson won the Junior 49er World Championships in France last month and here he describes how victory in Marseille came through years of preparation with this long-term sailing partner Sean Waddilove (21). Believe it or not this is our first win…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove holding the breeze in southern France last week
#HYC - This evening, Saturday 8 September, Howth Yacht Club will host a special reception for newly crowned 49er U23 World Champions Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove. All members are welcome to join the Prosecco toast for the youth skiff…
Chris Bateman tops the Laser Radial national rankings for 2018
#Laser - Fionn Conway, Chris Bateman and Atlee Kohl top the tables of their respective fleets in the final Laser class national rankings for 2018. In the standard rig, the National Yacht Club’s Conway stormed ahead of names very familiar…
Irish boats in the thick of it at Limassol last Friday
#Optimist - The provisional results are in from the last day of racing at the 2018 Optimist Worlds, and National Yacht Club youth Rian Geraghty-McDonnell places 16th in the final tally. Close behind is fellow Team Ireland member James Dwyer-Matthews…
Racers round a mark on day 7 of the Optimist World Championships in Cyprus
#Optimist - Rian Geraghty-McDonnell is just outside the top 10 in the Gold fleet at Limassol as the 2018 Optimist Worlds draw to a close. It’s a big jump up the leaderboard for the National Yacht Club youth sailor and last…
Fireflies at the Royal St George ahead of last year’s Leinster Schools Team Racing
The Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire will host the 2018 All Ireland Junior Sailing Championship over the weekend of 29-30 September. Irish Sailing has announced that this year’s youth event will be raced in the Firefly dinghy,…
INSS Junior Club Is Back For Autumn Term This Saturday
#INSS - Saturday sailing with the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s Junior Club is back this coming Saturday 8 September. Students from the summer courses and new sailors alike are invited to continue sailing throughout the school term. The…
James Dwyer-Matthews pictured in his home waters of Kinsale at the Irish Nationals last month
#Optimist - James Dwyer-Matthews was the best of the Irish after the qualifying stage of the Optimist Worlds drew to a close in Limassol on Friday (31 August). The Kinsale YC youth is 12th overall in the 260-boat fleet, thanks to strong…
Gold for Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove in Marseille
Dublin Skiff sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove have won the 49er Under–23 Junior World title in Marseille, France. In a final race climax, the Howth and Skerries pairing won the last race from a chasing pack in the 52-boat fleet. The…
Nicola and Fiona Ferguson of the National Yacht Club competing in the 420 Junior Europeans this year
With Autumn bringing on the start of a new academic year, the 420 Class Association traditionally takes a look ahead for the next twelve months to map out training and events through the remainder of 2018 and across 2019.  2017/18…
Laser youth Tom Higgins in Kiel
The Laser Radial Youth Worlds wrapped up on Saturday in Kiel, Germany with the stand out performance coming from Tom Higgins of the RStGYC finishing in 7th overall in the 269 strong boys fleet and narrowly missing out on the…
Johnny Durcan is in tenth place at the U21 Europeans
Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan marked his return to the Laser class with some 'great downwind speed and front row starts' to record the best daily score of anyone in the fleet with a first and sixth at the U21 European…
Dublin Bay sailors Clare Gorman NYC (top) and Tom Higgins RStGYC celebrate following their top threes scores yesterday at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds
Two third-place finishes for Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club yesterday has left him in 16th position overall (269 entries) after the qualifying series at the Laser radial youth world championships in Kiel, Germany. Tom will now…
Nell Staunton of the National Yacht Club
#Laser - A 12-strong team is representing Ireland at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Kiel, Germany which kicked off over the weekend. Best of the bunch thus far is Nell Staunton of the National Yacht Club, fresh off her…
 Winning Team Eoin Horgan (captain) with crew Jonjo Coleman, Richard Bushe (helm) with crew Richard Buckley
The Annual Rambler 100 Team Racing Event was held on Sunday at Baltimore Sailing Club. This event encourages all young sailors to compete as helms or crew with a combined age of no more than 30 years. The competition sees…
Rocco Wright of Howth and the National YC has become the new Irish Under 12 Optimist National Champion, racing at Kinsale. He is seen here on his way to victory in the British Open Under 12 title, which he achieved with seven clear wins
The fantastic progress of Howth’s Under 12 Optimist star Rocco Wright continued at the Irish Nationals at Kinsale Yacht Club. But Justin Lucas of Kinsale and Tralee, having led the early stages of the series in the Senior Fleet, had…

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