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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…
The Girls 29er class start a race of the Youth World sailing championships
In the Girls 29er fleet, at the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships, Ireland's Leah Rickard (National YC) and Eimer McMorrow Moriarty (from Kerry’s Tralee Bay Sailing Club) scored (26.0 UFD), 6.0, 15.0, 22.0 and 43.0 to be 18th from 25 after…
Ireland's Rian Geraghty McDonnell and Nathan van Steenberge chase Canada in yesterday's opening 29er boys races of the Youth Worlds in Poland
A win in the second race of the Youth Sailing Worlds in Poland for Ireland's Rian Geraghty McDonnell and Nathan van Steenberge has given the National Yacht Club duo an early boost and leaves them fourth overall after three races sailed. The…
Jamie McMahon (IRL) in a crowded start line in the boys Laser class at the Youth Sailing Worlds in Poland
There was an inauspicious start for Ireland's Jamie McMahon at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland today when the Howth Yacht Club youth was disqualified from the first race following a premature start. McMahon was one of 11 in the 47-boat Laser Radial…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove
The final day highlighted a brilliant advance up the leader board for 2018 Junior World Champions, Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove of Howth Yacht Club. The duo started out the regatta with their worst two results of the week, a 21,…
Rian Geraghty-McDonnell and Nathan Van Steenberge in control at the 29er Nationals
Saturday 29th June was the opening day of the annual 29er Irish Nationals at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire with sailors competing for the coveted Cullen Cup. A millpond greeted the competitors on arrival, but as the first…
Leah Rickard (NYC) and Eimer McMorrow Moriarty (TBSC) were 29er bronze medalisr amongst the girls and best U17 girls at the RYA championships
Howth Yacht Club brother and sister, Jamie and Eve McMahon, are the first Irish siblings to qualify for the same Irish Youth Sailing Team and will compete in the Laser Radial class at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Poland…

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