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America’s Cup Recon Emirates Team New Zealand LEQ12 - Set to be stand-out global events, the Women’s & Youth America’s Cup Regattas are two of the major highlights of AC37 in Barcelona, shining a spotlight on the next generation of America’s Cup sailors
Two of the primary events of AC37 in Barcelona are the Women's & Youth America's Cup Regattas, which place a strong emphasis on the upcoming generation of America's Cup sailors. The most prestigious prize in sailing is the ultimate platform…
The Gonzaga College and Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Shanahan Cup event will be sailed in RS Fevas
After a three-year pandemic-induced absence, the Shanahan Cup Secondary Schools' Team Racing event is set to take place next Wednesday, the 8th of February. Jointly hosted by Gonzaga College and the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School racing is organised…
Aerial view of Armação dos Búzio on Rasa Beach Bay
World Sailing has announced that the host venue of the 2023 Youth Sailing World Championships will be the coastal resort town of Armação dos Búzios in Brazil, while the 2024 edition is being planned for Italy’s Lake Garda. The 2023…
The first 420 domestic regional event of 2023 will be the Munster Championships on Friday, 17th to Saturday 18th February in Kinsale Harbour
After a short break over Christmas and New Year, the 420 sailors are back out on the water at various clubs around the country. The 420 class has a reputation for providing top-quality coaching, both through the clubs and at…
The Royal St. George Yacht Club is recruiting for a team to enter the 2024 Youth America's Cup in the new foiling AC40 class
The Royal St. George Yacht Club of Dun Laoghaire Harbour has earned itself the name of Ireland’s foiling hub. In recent years, they have become the leaders in driving modern foiling in Ireland, mainly in the ever-growing Waszp class. Wanting…
The Sea Scouts, from Malahide and Greystones, were welcomed onboard by Captain Dermot Gray and the crew. Captain Gray, Master of the ILV Granuaile, is also President of the Irish Institute of Master Mariners
The winners of the 2022 seamanship competition for senior Sea Scouts, supported by the Irish Institute of Master Mariners, recently got the opportunity to tour the ILV Granuaile as part of their prize. The young people were invited to learn…
National Yacht Club sailors compete at the Euromed, a mid-winter event in Malta
The EUROMED is a great mid-winter event in Malta. The event is sailed in Optimist, ILCA4 and ILCA6. The mild temperatures along with the friendliness of the organisers, deliver the perfect combo for fun and competition. Team National Yacht Club…
Junior
Kinsale Yacht Club in West Cork is now recruiting instructors and assistants for its 2023 junior sailing courses. These courses will run for six weeks from 26 June to 5 August 2023. Interested parties should send an email to [email protected]
Erin McIlwaine (left) of Kilkeel and Ellie Cunnane of Tralee are teaming up in an Irish skiff partnership for Los Angeles 2028
Erin McIlwaine is an 18-year-old sailor from Kilkeel on the South Down coast and a member of the nearby Newcastle Yacht Club and Royal St. George in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay. Erin has recently teamed up with Ellie Cunnane…
Emily Conan and Jessica Riordan finished first & second Female Sailors in the ILCA 4 division of the EuroMed Cup in Malta
Tuesday was the final opportunity for the Irish sailors to make a move at the Mapfre EuroMed Cup in Malta and what moves they made. Emily Conan and Jessica Riordan finished first & second Female Sailors in the ILCA 4,…
29er racing at Ballyholme Yacht Club. The club has gone for 15 years without 29ers but hopes to have three in its fleet next spring
Ballyholme Yacht Club's Junior Icebreaker series came to a conclusion with prize giving on Saturday, 17th December, for ILCA, 29er, Feva, Topper 5.3, Topper 4.2 and Optimist classes. The series is open to all cadets and particularly aims to support those…
The British Sailing Squad will act as an apprenticeship to the senior British Sailing Team
The British Sailing Team has launched its new development academy, 'the British Sailing Squad', aimed at developing Olympic stars of the future. The British Sailing Squad will act as an apprenticeship to the senior British Sailing Team, giving talented young…
Irish boats for one and two - the all-conquering Headcase (4247) hounds the Greystones boat Hard on Port on the way to her second victory of the day in the J24 Europeans in Howth
Cillian Dickson and the crew of the J24 Headcase raced in the 2022 J24 European Championships hosted by Howth Yacht Club. Here Dickson reflects on the incredible 2022 season for the class and for him and the crew aboard Headcase. 2022…
Kinsailors Under 25 crew honoured -   Front row, Dave O' Sullivan (mentor), Rachel Akerlind, Francesca Lewis and Matthias Hellstern KYC Commodore. (Back row) Lellie Collins, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Dorothy  Matthews, Mikey Carroll, Davy Carroll, Emer Heery and Rory Carroll
Kinsale Yacht Club honoured its Under 25 team and presented them with awards for their achievement to mark the success of the club’s project which, through the support of members, bought a J24, which they named Kinsailor and sailed successfully…
Topper dinghy sailors are on a high at Royal Cork with the news that the class World Championships will be sailed from Crosshaven from 24th-28th July 2023
There were great celebrations at Crosshaven for the Royal Cork Yacht Club Dinghy Frostbites prizegiving not only for the winners of the three-race series but also because of confirmation of Royal Cork's staging of the Topper World Championships in 2023.…
Sixteen-year-old Rocco Wright is the 2022 ILCA6 Men's European Champion and U21 Champion
Sixteen-year-old Rocco Wright has won the ILCA6/Laser Men's European Championship on the Côte d'Azur today. The Howth Yacht Club youth also won the U21 division, and this event is added to his Youth World Championship Gold won in the Netherlands in…