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Bray Sailing Club instructor team at the Watersport Inclusion Games in Kinsale
Bray Sailing Club’s “Inclusion in Sport” programme for the 2019 summer season concluded last week with their final “Lakers at Sea” session. A large part of the club’s inclusion programme revolves around their partnership with local club Lakers (a sports…
(from left) Evan Dargan Hayes, Alana Coakley and Hugh-O'Connor at the Laser 4.7 Worlds in Canada
Three sailors from Ireland Alanna Coakley (Royal St. George Yacht Club), Hugh O’Connor (National Yacht Club) and Evan Dargan Hayes (Greystones Sailing Club) competed in the Laser 4.7 World Youth Championships in Kingston Canada from 18th - 24th August. The…
James Dwyer Matthews
When young James Dwyer Matthews of Royal Cork and Kinsale returned in early August from England with the 2019 British Optimist title added to his already impressive trophy list, it was in the knowledge that the up-coming Irish Nationals at…
Young Donaghadee Sailor Has Big Plans As He Begins Second Year In Topper From John Merricks Sailing Trust
Charlie O’Malley from Donaghadee Sailing Club has spent the last six months getting on the water as much as he can in his Topper awarded by the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST) and RYA OnBoard partnership. Since its launch in…
Laser racing at Ballyholme Yacht Club for the National Title
Over 100 sailors competed across 4 days for the Irish Laser Nationals at Ballyholme Yacht Club from 22nd to 25th August 2019.  Nine races were completed in the first 3 days of the championship in moderate to fresh southerly breezes…
Atlee Kohl and Chris Bateman in action on Lake Garda
Royal Cork's Atlee Kohl (18) and Chris Bateman (18) sailing for the US Virgin Islands are seventh overall after the second day of the 29er European Championship on Lake Garda, Italy with winds at 9 to 12 knots, a bit lighter than…
The Irish and US Virgin Island teams at the Championship ceremony
Youth sailors from the Irish 29er fleet travelled to Gdynia, Poland to compete in the Zhik 29er World championships held last week, from Friday 26th to Saturday 3rd August writes Chris Bateman (17), a member of the Irish contingent that…
Harry Twomey racing with Harry Durcan on Day 5 of the Zhik 29er Worlds in Gdynia, Poland
Harry Durcan and Harry Twomey finished ninth overall at the Zhik 29er World Championships in Poland, which drew to a close yesterday (Saturday 3 August), scoring Ireland’s best result ever in the competition. And it marks another remarkable result for…
Conor Gorman
Conor Gorman was the winner of the Laser 4.7 division of the JLL sponsored Royal Irish Yacht Club Junior Regatta yesterday. The National Yacht Club sailor, who took third at the Laser Connaughts on Lough Derg at the weekend, emerged…
Eve McMahon on her way to U17 victory and third overall in the Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Canada
The 2019 ILCA Laser Radial Youth World Championships in Kingston, Canada concluded with a win for Howth Yacht Club’s Eve McMahon in the U17 division of the Girls fleet. As Afloat previously reported, McMahon entered the final day in second…
Ethan McCormac of Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club at the Topper Nationals in Co Antrim earlier this month
Thirty years after its Youth Championships first began, RYANI has committed to reducing plastic and making the youth sailing event more environmentally sustainable as sailors gear up to compete just over seven weeks from now. The two-day championship will run…
Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon competing in Kingston
Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon lies second overall – and first in the under 17 category – going into the final days racing of the ILCA Laser Radial Youth World Championships currently underway in Kingston, Canada. The 2019 edition of the…
Bray Sailing Club Junior Regatta
Bray Sailing Club’s annual junior sailing regatta took place last week, with 39 boats and 67 competitors from Bray and neighbouring Greystones Sailing Clubs experiencing a wide range of conditions off the County Wicklow coast. Four fleets - Picos, Lasers,…
Team Ireland in Antigua ahead of the competition
Howth Yacht Club’s Rocco Wright scored a tremendous result for Ireland as he placed 10th in the Optimist Worlds in Antigua earlier this week. He was followed closely in the final standings by 13th-placed James Dwyer Matthews of the Royal…
Racing in the Girls 29er dinghy division at the Youth Worlds in Poland this week. Leah Rickard and Eimer McMorrow Moriarty are competing for Ireland.
The penultimate day of the 2019 Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland saw three gold medals decided ahead of today’s final races. Ireland is competing in the boys and girls divisions of both the Laser Radial and the 29er…
Ireland's Eve McMahon competing in the Laser Radial Class at the Youth World Championships
Jamie McMahon of Howth Yacht Club is back in the hunt after his disappointing start and counted 28,17, 7 yesterday to be 20th overall in the boy's Laser Radial fleet from 57 in Gdynia, Poland. The Boy’s and Girl’s Laser Radial fleets only completed…

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