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18 teams from around Ireland and the UK will be competing over two days
This weekend sees a high profile list of competitors taking part in team racing's Elmo Trophy, being held in the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. This is the third year of the junior team racing event, named…
Competitors at the Topaz dinghy National Championships at Dungarvan Sailing Club
The Topaz dinghy National Championships were held in Dungarvan Sailing Clublub in County Waterford on Saturday, August 20 with sailors from around the country competing in this annual junior sailing event. Breezy conditions of 18-21 knots presented a solid challenge for the sailors…
Fionn Lyden helming his Finn dinghy on Lake Balaton, Hungary. The Baltimore sailor is lying fourth overall at the U23 World Championships
Baltimore Sailing Club's Fionn Lyden is in the top five of the Finn dinghy under 23 worlds,  the Finn Silver Cup, which started yesterday in Balaton in Hungary. The move by the 2012 West Cork Laser triallist to the Tokyo 2020…
Harry Durcan and Harry Whitaker competing stateside at the 29er Worlds in California this month
This month's Californian 29–er skiff Worlds was youth sailors Harry Durcan and Harry Whitaker's last regatta together as the pair embark on different sailing and study plans. Durcan will swap to crewing the 29er dinghy. His new helmsman is 2016…
Rian Geraghty-McDonnell, Winner of the Irish Optimist National Senior Championship
Rian Geraghty-McDonnell has won the Irish Optimist National and Open Senior Championship and Luke Turvey the Junior Optimist National and Open Championship at the IODAI championships hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club. With a full series of 10 races…
Laser 4.7s start in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery
There was no change at the top of the leaderboard at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Laser National Championships after two more races were sailed in Cork Harbour today, bringing the total to five races of the Championships sailed so far.…
Rio Olympian Finn Lynch leads at the Laser Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for gallery
Ideal championship sailing conditions in Cork Harbour led to clear leaders emerging after day one and three races of the Laser National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club.  As expected, Rio rep Finn Lynch, Team Ireland's only sailor at the…
Optimist sailors from across Ireland– and the UK– have gathered at the RIYC for the National Championships on Dublin Bay
Howth Yacht Club's Hugh Turvey has taken an early lead at the Optimist National Championships on Dublin Bay. The fourteen–year–old has worked out a decent margin in light winds after only two races sailed at the Royal Irish Yacht Club.…
Annalise Murphy – out of the Laser Radial Worlds
Becoming the Female World Champion at the Moth Worlds in July in Italy has come at a high price for Olympic Silver medallist Annalise Murphy. A violent capsize in the last race caused her to sustain a knee injury which subsquent scans…
Simon Hoffman and Johnny Durcan (right) together as the latter recovers in Long Beach Hospital
In the 21 years since the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” awards were first introduced, we have always dutifully waited until the end of the month before allocating the plaudits, even when it has been clear for days or even…
Pictured following today's reactivation of the Irish Sailing Performance ‘Volvo Junior Squad Programme’ in the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire are sailors: Georgia Goodbody, Dylan Leonard, Max Goodbody, Oscar Mulvin, Hannah Leonard and Daisy Dillon-Malone
Irish Sailing has announced the reactivation of the Irish Sailing Performance ‘Volvo Junior Squad Programme’, aimed at nurturing future talented Irish sailors. The Irish Sailing Performance ‘Volvo Junior Squad Programme’ aims to develop and support talented young sailors, acording to a press…
RS400s competing at Blessington Sailing Club
Over RS Sailing 40 crews arrived at Blessington Sailing Club to the clubs usual very friendly hospitality to join the newly established local fleet of RS200’s writes Kevin Brazel. Download full results below. With a 1300 first gun on Saturday…
Johnny Durcan pictured at January’s Australian Youth Nationals in Adelaide
Johnny Durcan sailed in Crosshaven on Thursday night (10 August) for the first time since his dramatic capsize at the 29er Worlds in which he became trapped under his skiff. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Royal Cork’s hottest youth…
Loghlen Rickard in action on English Bay in Vancouver this past June
#LaserRadial - National Yacht Club sailor Loghlen Rickard was a close second in the Laser Radial at this past weekend’s Leinsters in Rush. It’s the latest strong result for the youth sailor who recently took his talents some 7,000km west for…
Lough Derg's Aisling Keller (left) and Aoife Hopkins at the U21 World Championship prizegiving in Belgium
Lough Derg Yacht Club's Aisling Keller took seventh place overall at the under–21 Laser Radial World Championships closely followed by Irish team mate Aoife Hopkins of Howth YC in ninth place overall. The encouraging results achieved at the Nieuwpoort, Belgium venue…
Ireland was to the fore at the UK Laser Nationals in Abersoch, North Wales
Current Youth Sailing Champion Ewan McMahon may be in the superstar role in Irish junior sailing, but the Sutton, County Dublin family who sail out of Howth Yacht Club have a new wave of talent coming along. This was shown…

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