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Light airs dominated for the morning – which meant that the busy Shanahan Cup schedule of races was under great pressure at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Shanahan Cup returned for the 2023 and 2024 academic year again on Wednesday, 29th November. Gonzaga College and the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School hosted 16 teams from 12 schools, with over 100 sailors racing in RS Fevas…
Pictured at the RCYC Junior Prizegiving were Eddie Kingston, Royal Cork's ILCA Class Captain, Kieran O
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Annual Junior Laying Up 2023 was held this weekend at Crosshaven, and the club's annual celebration of dinghy sailing was held in conjunction with its Frostbites Series prizegiving. With a European title won by Ben O'Shaughnessy…
National Yacht Club Vice Commodore Rosemary Cadogan with its highly successful 29er squad at the club's 2023 junior prizegiving. The group includes world champion Clementine van Steenberge (front row left)
National Yacht Club Vice Commodore Rosemary Cadogan led the 2023 junior summer sailing achievement celebrations at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Friday night. The junior and youth sailors produced results at home and abroad in a variety of classes, including Optimist…
After receiving over 20 applications from teams to compete, the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Newport, NSW, had a tough decision to select the final 10 teams that includes Ireland's Tom Higgins from Dun Laoghaire
Royal St. George's Tom Higgins will compete this December at the 2023 International Youth Match Racing Championship in Australia. It has been an action-packed season for the ILCA ace from UCD that saw him compete at the USA's Governor's Cup…
Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service Commodore Michael Malone at the 2023 Sea Scouting conference in Wexford with Chief Scout Jill Pitcher-Farrell
Over 100 delegates gathered at the Talbot Hotel for the Sea Scouting conference on 11/12 November. Adults and young people from across the country joined workshops and activities on the key themes of sustainability, adventure, inclusion, leadership and safety. As…
Jack Fahy, Liam Glynn, Tom Higgins and crews Kathy Kelly, Emilly Hill & Cian Lynch are presented with their 75th Anniversary  Irish Team Racing Association trophy by outgoing Secretary Eunice Kennedy at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
The Irish Team Racing Association’s 75th National Championships concluded Saturday in the Royal St George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The round-robin event was truncated to a day’s racing as the forecast showed winds gusting to 30 knots Sunday…
Teams from Queens Belfast in the north to Baltimore SC in the south will be taking part in the Firefly dinghy-based ITRA 75 Team Racing National Championships at the Royal St George Yacht Club
Eighteen teams are lined up to contest the 75th Team Racing National Championships in the Royal St George YC in Fireflies this weekend, supported by a team of 35 volunteers on and off the water under the watchful eyes of…
2023 Shanahan Cup winners St. Michaels College are presented with the trophy by Ruth Shanahan and pictured with Glyn Williams of the INSS. St. Michaels College Team Leader Max Cantwell holds the trophy and is accompanied by team members Christian Ennis, Rory McMullan, Peadar Doyle, Michael Byrne and Alex Deasy
The Shanahan team racing Cup returns for the 2023/24 season in a new format at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Hosted by the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in conjunction with Gonzaga College SJ, the event will be run over three…
ILCA 7 sailor Ewan McMahon is aiming to win a place at the Paris Olympics in an Irish trials selection to be held in early 2024
Howth Yacht Club sailor Ewan McMahon has launched an independent campaign to compete in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Offshore survey company Green Rebel, headquartered in Cork Harbour, is supporting the Dubliner's bid. The 24-year-old sailor will compete in…
The start of 'La Solitaire Optimist' at Royal Cork's National Optimist Training Week
We were promised a storm! The only storm that materialised was the arrival of 130 Optimist sailors and their families in Crosshaven for the Annual National Training Week, as Afloat reports here. After two days of training, dodging big gusts…
Storm? What storm? While the rest of the country was bracing itself for a close encounter with Storm Ciaran, Schull was busy with a double-bill week of events racing the TR 3.6 fleet
A busy week of Team Racing focus with the Fastnet Marine & Outdoor Education Centre’s TR 3.6s - with much input from Schull Community College - concluded on Friday (November 3rd) after successfully handling a decidedly mixed bag of weather.…
Peter Tobin being presented with Scouting Ireland’s highest award, the Order of CúChulainn
Scouting Ireland recently presented its highest award to Peter Tobin of 8ú Calafort Gasóga Mara (Cuan Dhún Laoghaire). Chief Scout Jill Pitcher-Farrell presented the Order of CúChulainn award at Dun Laoghaire Sea Scout den to acknowledge over 50 years of…
Eve McMahon in heavy weather ahead of the fleet in Tangier, Morocco
The transition from ultra-successful international junior sailing to youth and adult competition can be a tricky one, but ILCA-racing Gold Medal-winning multiple junior champion Eve McMahon of Howth found the perfect stepping-stone with the ILCA6 U21 Worlds at a breezy…
ILCA sailor Daniel Palmer from Ballyholme Yacht Club
Hear from the RYANI’s performance manager Andrew Baker in the second RYA Connected Online session on Monday 27 November, where the focus will be on the talent and performance pathways for sailing in Northern Ireland. The evening session will provide an…
A photo of a previous Irish Sea Scout Conference at Cobh, The 2023 conference is being held on November 12 and 13 in Wexford
The Talbot Hotel in Wexford will be the venue for the upcoming Sea Scouting conference, which is set to take place on the 11th and 12th of November. The event is expected to attract over 100 delegates from all four…
The 420 fleet will gather in Lough Ree Yacht Club this bank holiday weekend for the annual late autumn three-day intensive training camp, and the 420
The 420 fleet will gather in Lough Ree Yacht Club this bank holiday weekend for the annual late autumn three-day intensive training camp under the watchful eye of Graeme Grant and supported by Cara McDowell and a team of experienced…