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The 50th edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships will be held at Mussanah Sports City, Oman
World Sailing is delighted to announce that the 50th edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships will be held at Mussanah Sports City, Oman, from 11-18 December 2021. Mussanah Sports City has played host to several Olympic class sailing events,…
Howth Yacht Club ILCA 6 sailor Eve McMahon
Leaving out the first two races of the ILCA 6 U21 European Championship & Open European Trophy 2021 in which she added more than 80 points, Howth Yacht Club sailor Eve McMahon later became the best of the sailors in the remaining…
Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club
17–year–old Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club lies 15 points off the podium going into the final day of racing at the 2021 EurILCA Under 21 European Championships and Open European Trophy in Tivat, Montenegro. The Dublin Paris 2024 campaigner had…
Pictured at the launch of the Dublin Bay Biosphere Award was Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderick O’Gorman helped by Olivia Eaton (age 8) and her sister Sadbh (age 5) on Portmarnock Beach. This new three part programme was developed by Scouting Ireland and the Dublin Bay Biosphere Partnership.
Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderick O’Gorman helped by Olivia Eaton (age 8) and her sister Sadbh (age 5) have launched the new launch Dublin Bay Biosphere Award on Portmarnock Beach. The new three-part programme was developed by Scouting…
Mirror and 420 dinghies at Lough Ree Yacht Club
This weekend saw the much-anticipated return to racing for two youth sailing fleets; the Mirror & 420 fleets. This joint event held at Lough Ree Yacht Club, was a Mirror Regional Championship and a 420 "Warm Up" Regatta. The first…
Peter Kane, teacher with Padraic Creedon of the Explorers Education Programme, Christine Loughlin, Marine Institute and Kieran Reilly, Marine Institute with 6th class students (from the same pod) Rosie Dolan, Olivia Cotton, Ruby Glynn, Naomi Faulkner, Sophie Kelly from Kilglass National School in Co Galway delivered their 1.5 metre unmanned mini sailboat called ‘Seoltóir Na Gaillimhe – the Galway Sailor’ to the Marine Institute’s research vessel, RV Celtic Explorer, in Galway Harbour. Marine Institute scientists will deploy the mini-boat from the RV Celtic Explorer into the Atlantic Ocean, near the M6 Weather Buoy, during the Atlantic In-situ Marine Scientific Infrastructure Replacement survey
Yesterday, a group of students from 5th and 6th class from Kilglass National School in Co Galway delivered their 1.5 metre unmanned mini sailboat called ‘Seoltóir Na Gaillimhe – the Galway Sailor’ to the Marine Institute’s research vessel, RV Celtic…
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…
Fifty nations have confirmed their presence for the Optimist World Championships in Italy in June
Just over a month to go before the start of the most awaited youth sailing event in the international sailing scenario, the Optimist World Championship: after the postponement of the regatta in 2020, Riva del Garda, Italy is getting ready…
29er skiff sailing on Dublin Bay
The 29er Class Association finds itself caught between Irish Covid restrictions and the International Class Association, which is seeking a ranking listing by May 15 for Irish youth entries for this year's World and European Championships. The Association has written…
Royal Cork's Ben Fusco, says:
Clubs are hoping to get young sailors back into activity with the easing of restrictions on training. However, as in all sports, there is some concern about the effects of the lengthy restrictions on youth's interest in sport. Principal Coach…
Members of the RYA Northern Ireland Youth Forum in 2019
A group of inspirational young leaders who took part in RYANI’s Youth Forum have come together for a celebration event marking the progress they have made during an extraordinary year. RYANI’s Youth Forum began in 2019 as a pilot project…
After windfoiling was chosen to replace the RS:X windsurfer for the two Olympic cycles following Tokyo 2020, the iQFOiL class was named as the equipment of choice
The iQFOiL youth windfoiling class has become a British Youth Sailing Recognised Class in recognition of the exciting new discipline's inclusion at the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympics. After windfoiling was chosen to replace the RS:X windsurfer for…
16-year old Malahide Yacht Club cadet, Daniel Flavin
A 16-year-old Malahide Yacht Club cadet has become one of the youngest sailors to be awarded the RYA Day Skipper (Sail & Power Craft) and ICC Certificate. Daniel Flavin, a Transition Year student at the local Community School, was assessed…
File image of the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The National Yacht Club is seeking expressions of interest from all members aged 16 to 25, regardless of class or experience, in the prospect of forming an U25 J80 squad. The rough plan is for a five-person team (with one…
Youth Laser sailing in Cork Harbour
Less than a week after Irish Sailing said it was 'proceeding as planned' with its Youth Sailing Nationals event in April at Royal Cork Yacht Club, the national governing body announced yesterday it was shelving its Easter date for Cork…
A Royal Cork Under 25 1720 sportsboat in Cork Harbour
The ICRA/ISA Under 25 Keelboat Support Programme is open for 2021 applications. The scheme was created as a support programme to help sailing clubs develop their own Under 25 squads and ICRA reported an overwhelming response to the initiative when…

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