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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…
The 2020 Irish Youth Nationals have been cancelled.The 29er dinghy class hd been invited to take part for the first time
The 2020 Irish Sailing Youth National Championships that was originally scheduled for April 2020 in Howth Yacht Club will not now be held. Irish Sailing has been working closely with stakeholders to find an alternative date for the expected 200…
Mirrors racing downwind on Lough Ree
Mirror Sailing Ireland has announced new dates in August for the Northern regionals that were due to take place this weekend, 18-19 July. Lough Ree Yacht Club will now host the Mirror Northerns on the weekend of 29-30 August as…
Junior sailing at the National Yacht Club
The Transition Year Sailing Member Programme has run for a number of years between the Dun Laoghaire Waterfront clubs, and has proven important for keeping teenagers involved in sailing. Heading into the 2020/21 academic year, another programme of youth sailing…
Sailing at a previous Eric Twiname regatta
The 2020 Eric Twiname Youth & Junior Team Racing Championships, which had been rescheduled for this October, have now been cancelled. Organisers the RYA and Eric Twiname Trust took the “difficult decision” to call off the event in agreement that…
Tom Higgins has received a prestigious Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarship from UCD
Irish Sailing has congratulated its Academy athlete Tom Higgins, who has received one of the prestigious Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarships from UCD. Nearly 400 school-leavers applied for the 15 Ad Astra Scholarship programme places. The programme looks for “exceptional,…
Laser sailing at Mayo Sailing Club
Mayo Sailing Club is opening its popular junior sailing camps from June 29th for “Improvers” level and above only, following guidance by Irish Sailing. The focus this year att MSC is on fun sailing so children will be out on…
Meet in the middle of the Harbour for Prof O'Connell's Dun Laoghaire Laser Clinics
Olympic and International coach Maurice "Prof" O'Connell will be running Laser racing coaching sessions in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this week starting on Tuesday, May 26th. The format will be some short sharp boat handling sessions, in four boat groups, followed…
The team pushed hard to reach Portrush this evening with 360km to go
Four Dun Laoghaire-Based 29er sailors have raised more than €7,700 for the RNLI in their virtual cycling challenge. Last weekend, the quartet of Max Goodbody, Nathan van Steenberge, Sam Ledoux and Tim Norwood — along with their coach Thomas Chaix…
Mirror Sailing Ireland has postponed a second event in its 2020 calendar
Mirror Sailing Ireland has postponed another event in its summer regionals calendar amid the current Covid-19 disruption. The Mirror Western Championships, which had been scheduled for the weekend of 6-7 June at Galway Bay Sailing Club, will now take place…
One of the four Dun Laoghaire 29er sailors going the distance for the RNLI
Four Dun Laoghaire-based 29er sailors and their coach have started their own ‘virtual cycling’ challenge in aid of the RNLI. Max Goodbody, Nathan van Steenberge, Sam Ledoux and Tim Norwood, along with coach Thomas Chaix, have taken on the epic route…

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