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RYA Hopeful For UK Olympic Rankers Next Weekend After Cancelling 2020 Youth Nationals
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is quiet this weekend after the Royal Yachting Association’s last-minute cancelation of the UK Youth Nationals. The RYA says it made the decision “to safeguard sailors and their families, volunteers, race officials and event…
Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club was the venue for the RYA NI performance weekend
More than 30 youth laser sailors from 10 clubs across Northern Ireland travelled to Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club for the RYA Northern Ireland Performance selection weekend. The event, which took place on 10 and 11 October, saw the young…
Topper dinghy sailing at Ballyholme Yacht Club
Way back in the mid -70s the well-known and recently retired Bangor sailor who was Chair of Irish Sailing's Racing Rules & Appeals Board, Ron Hutchieson, introduced Laser dinghies to Ballyholme Yacht Club and persuaded the now SailCoach head, Trevor…
Timothy Long is congratulated by Ellen McArthur on the Isle of Wight
Fifteen-year-old sailor Timothy Long spent his summer on a 1,600 nautical mile anti-clockwise voyage around the British coast. Now he has broken the record of Tom Webb, who sailed around Britain aged 17 in 2011. Timothy, from Aylesbury, has become…
Young Cork dinghy racer Griff Kelleher and crew at sail
Youth sailing prospect Griff Kelleher from the Royal Cork Yacht Club gives a glimpse of the world of yacht racing from a dinghy sailor’s perspective, and how the experience can make you a better sailor all round… In sailing, we…
The RYA NI youth sailing championships at Ballyholme
More than 90 of Northern Ireland’s Youth and Junior sailors have taken part in the RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships, which were hosted by Ballyholme Yacht Club. Racing took part of over two days on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20…
Action from last year’s Junior All Ireland Championships at Schull Harbour
The cancellation of the Irish Sailing All-Ireland Junior Championships this weekend is “a big disappointment” for all involved, both those competing and being the scenes, the governing body has said. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the event scheduled for Schull…
George Radley Jnr and crew on Creamy Beam, a vintage Sadler 25, competing in the Cobh to Blackrock Race
The Commodore of the South Coast Offshore Racing Association believes there are yachts "out there waiting for budding enthusiasts to give them a second or third chance" and which could be used to encourage the next generation of young sailors…
The Junior All Ireland sailing championships in Schull has been cancelled
The fact that over 50% of the competitors and organisers would be travelling from Dublin - a city and county currently under COVID restrictions - means the Junior All Ireland Sailing Championships scheduled to be sailed at the Fastnet Marine Outdoor…
Toppers will race at the RYA NI youth championships
 The Royal Yachting Association Northern Ireland Youth Championships on 19/20 September will feel the ongoing effect of the Covid-19 pandemic in that a restricted Youth Sailing Championships will be run on the 19th and 20th September at Ballyholme Yacht Club…
The Double Ree 420 and 29er fleets approach a leeward mark on Lough Ree Yacht Club
Reigning all Ireland Junior sailing champion Chris Bateman swapped his local waters of Cork Harbour for Lough Ree Yacht Club's 'Double Ree' double-handed dinghy regatta last weekend and provides this report for Afloat On the last weekend of August 2020, Lough…
Alchemy entering the Marina
Timothy Long from Buckinghamshire in England is only 15, and by the time he finishes his fundraising solo sail around Britain, he will have 1,600-miles under his belt. In his Hunter Impala 28 'Alchemy' Timothy covers around 45 miles a…
Junior sailing with the INSS this summer
The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School (INSS) is looking forward to the return of the Saturday Sailing programme for kids aged seven to 17. After a successful summer implementing new measures in accordance with coronavirus restrictions, the programme will…
Double Ree is a fantastic opportunity to showcase double-handed sailing and for sailors to see other classes in action, as all the classes will be raced in the same location
Lough Ree Yacht Commodore John McGonigle on his plans for this month's 'Double Ree' youth sailing regatta at the end of August to showcase double-handed dinghy racing The first edition of Double Ree was held in Lough Ree Yacht Club in…
A moment of inspiration recalled at Sutton Dinghy Club's Junior Training – Annalise Murphy wins her Silver Medal in Rio, August 2016
Olympic Silver Medallist Annalise Murphy took a break from her training routine towards the 2021 Olympics this (Wednesday) morning when she hopped into her sponsored Mercedes SUV to see the successful COVID-compliant Junior set up put together by Hugh Gill…
Laser dinghy sailing in Cork Harbour
Royal Cork Yacht Club is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to stage next week's Laser dinghy National Championships, one of the flagship events of its tricentenary celebrations in Cork Harbour. With the postponement of Phase 4 COVID 19…

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