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The increased pace in Galway Bay SC 420 racing is indicated by their growing dominance of the Mixed Class in Junior Training at the GBSC base at Renville near Oranmore
While good placings in the recent 420 Nationals showed that the Galway Bay SC juniors are a growing force in this demanding class, junior-sailed boats of all kinds are welcome at the GBSC Open Junior Regatta at Renville on Sunday,…
Charlie Cullen of Dun Laoghaire's Royal St. George Yacht Club competing at the Saint Tropez SailGP Waszp event
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's 2021 Waszp European Slalom & U20 Champion Charlie Cullen was one of 16 young sailors, consisting of multiple World and European Champions from various classes, who were selected to race in last week’s SailGP event in the Saint Tropez,…
All the prizewinners from the 2021 RYA NI Youth Sailing Championships at Carrickfergus
A huge fleet of 121 dinghies took to the waters of Belfast Lough from Carrickfergus Sailing Club on the north shore on Saturday and Sunday (11th and 12th) for the Royal Yachting Association NI Youth Championships. The 137 youth sailors…
“Sailing School With a Difference” - the WIORA-winning Tribal Youth Initiative at Fenit on Tralee Bay with (left to right) David Carberry, Cormac Donnelly, Justin Mitchel Ward, Jack Nolan, Liam Burke (Skipper), Ronan Shepard and Olivia Cure.
When Liam Burke’s interesting Farr 31 Tribal from Galway Bay SC became the new West of Ireland champion in racing the WIORA series with Tralee Bay SC at Fenit recently, it marked the latest successful stage in the Tribal Youth…
Royal Cork Yacht Club's James Dwyer and Chris Bateman were 15th from 193 starts at the 29er World Cup in Spain
Royal Cork Yacht Club's James Dwyer and Chris Bateman have finished in the top 15 of 193 sailors from 24 countries at the 29er World Cup in Valencia. The six days of skiff sailing competition saw eight Irish youth boats in…
In her Olympic campaign for Paris 2024, Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon (17) won the Laser Radial (ILCA 6) Youth World Championships in July.
It's almost a month since the last sailing race of the Tokyo Olympics. In most sports, the end of each Olympic Quad (in this case a Quinq) is the traditional time for reflection on the previous campaign and consideration of…
Royal Cork's Jonathan O'Shaughnessy is the new leader in the Laser Radial National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
Friday's fleet leaders continue at the top in two of three divisions of the AIB sponsored Laser National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club, going into the final day of competition in Cork Harbour. After eight races sailed, 99 boats compete across the…
Tom Coulter racing at Plymouth in the ILCA RYA Youth Nationals
It has been a busy August for several young Laser sailors from Northern Ireland clubs who have competed at a high level in the RYA Youth Nationals at Plymouth, the UK Laser Association Nationals at Weymouth and the World Laser…
Royal St George sailor, Charlie Cullen 19, is Waszp European Slalom Champion and Junior (U20) European Champion
Royal St George sailor, Charlie Cullen, 19, is Waszp European Slalom Champion and Junior (U20) European Champion following this year's Waszp European Games in Lake Garda Italy. Held in beautiful Circolo vela Arco, a competitive and experienced 87 boat fleet…
The Laser/ILCA 4.7 Youth World Championships are underway at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dun Laoghaire Harbour is filled with sails this week as 229 boys and girls compete at the Laser/ILCA 4.7 Youth World Championships hosted jointly by the harbour's National Yacht Club and Royal St. George Yacht Clubs.  Youth competitors from 31…
The National Yacht Club's Conor Totterdell is co-skippering Irish Offshore Sailing Schools Sunfast 37, 'Desert Star'
The National Yacht Club's under 30 membership is making waves on European waters over the coming weeks. As Afloat reported earlier, over in Palma, Spain, NYC's Will Byrne is currently competing on the Club Swan 50 'Mathilde' at the 39th…
It says everything about Eve McMahon's big-fleet sailing skills that she emerged as the clear winner of the Laser Radial Youth Worlds Girls Division on Lake Garda on Saturday, July 31st with a generally consistent scoreline which would have done…
Howth's Eve McMahon celebrates with the Irish tricolour coming ashore at Lake Garda having won the Radial Youth Worlds (girls division)
Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon (17) has won the Laser Radial (ILCA 6) Youth World Championships in a stunning performance on Lake Garda this afternoon. As Afloat reported yesterday, the Paris 2024 campaigner has been in a podium position at…
Eve McMahon now leads by five points from Czech Republic's Alessia Palanti on 28 points
Classic Lake Garda conditions returned for the penultimate day of the 2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds that saw Howth's Eve McMahon back on top of the leaderboard.  Results are tight and the forecast is good for the final day of…
The Laser Youth Worlds on Lake Garda
Howth’s Eve McMahon managed to stay in second overall after Thursday’s first two finals races in the Laser Youth Worlds on Lake Garda even with missing out on the first race with a DNC. She came back with a third…
Black and silver…..on Lake Garda at the current Laser Youth Worlds, the hyper-dark backdrop could either be an awesome cliff - or a looming thunderstorm
Volatile weather in northern Italy is adding to the drama in the huge fleet racing the current Laser/ILCA Youth Worlds on Lake Garda. The threat of sudden and violent winds making if difficult for competitors and organisers alike to keep…

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