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Scout Jamboree To Get Thousands On The Water Next Summer
#JamboRí - Up to 6,000 young people will get afloat over the six days of JamboRí 2018, the biggest scouting event in Ireland for a decade. Scouting Ireland will hold JamboRí at Stradbally Hall in Co Laois, the home of…
Clare County Council has received EU funding totalling €388,000 to increase participation to encourage young people to consider maritime careers
In partnership with four other EU local authority areas Clare County Council has received European Union (EU) funding totalling €388,000 to increase participation in maritime activities and to encourage young people across Clare to consider maritime related careers. The Local…
UCD Team Ireland finished fifth overall in the Student Yachting World Cup
UCD Team Ireland finished fifth overall in the Student Yachting World Cup in France today. The Dublin team was disappointed that the last day of racing had to be cancelled due to lack of wind, but are very happy with…
 Ireland's UCD Sailing Club are four points off the podium at the Student Yachting World Cup in France
At the end of the second day of racing at the Student Yachting World Cup in Marseille, Ireland's UCD Sailing Club has moved up to fourth place overall. As Afloat.ie previously reported, the UCD team is skippered by Jack Higgins,…
UCD Sailing Team L-R- Conor Foley, Luke Murphy, Jack Higgins, Nicole Hemeryck, Lucy McCutcheon, Patrick Cahill, Conor Kneafsey at the Student Yachting World Cup
After a lively opening ceremony held on Tuesday night, the UCD Team Ireland had an exciting first day of racing today at the Student Yachting World Cup in France. Enjoying moderate winds, the Race Officer managed to run five races today,…
Richard Honeyford Is New COO Of RYA Northern Ireland
#RYANI - Richard Honeyford has been appointed as the new full-time chief operating officer of the RYA Northern Ireland. Previously performance manager for the RYANI for the last 11 years, Honeyford “has played an integral role in the organisation” during…
Royal Cork's Harry Durcan and Harry Whitaker with green spinnaker in a downwind leg at the 29er British Youth Nationals
The Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire will host try-out sessions in the 29er youth skiff class this coming weekend. There'll be one hour try–out slots available with experienced 29er sailors on hand to assist. There will also…
Sally Bell is a member of Royal North of Ireland YC and will turn 18 at the end of September and is Ireland's representative at the Youth Worlds in China
Irish Sailing has announced  the Irish team for the Youth Sailing World Championship. Ireland will be represented by three boats and four sailors: Sally Bell in Laser Radial Girls, Conor Quinn in Laser Radial Boys, and Geoff Power and James…
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…
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…
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…
The Irish 29er Team and training partners pictured in LA with Johnny, wearing trapeze harness, pictured third from right
Royal Cork's top youth sailor Johnny Durcan has been involved in a serious incident competing at the 29er world championships where he was trapped under his skiff dinghy during a capsize. The top Laser sailor is recovering in hospital in…
43 boats and over 70 junior sailors enjoyed four races at Bray Sailing Club Junior Regatta
Bray Sailing Club took another big step forward this week in their efforts to regenerate junior dinghy sailing in the North Wicklow club with their largest Junior Regatta fleet in many years. Strongly supported by their neighbours in Greystones SC,…
The Irish 4.7 Sailing Squad members (left to right) Coach Chris Penny, Jack Fahy( RStGYC) Michael Carroll(KYC) Tom Higgins(RStGYC)Michael O'Suilleabhain(KYC)Thomas Mulvenna(CYC)Eve McMahon(HYC)Clare Gorman(NYC).
The National Yacht Club's Clare Gorman is off to a great start having posted a ten and a four to be tenth overall in the Ladies division of the Laser 4.7 team sailing in the World Championships which began yesterday…
UCD Winners led By Will Byrne (with trophy) in Howth. Despite bits of blue sky, conditions in the Irish Sea were steadily deteriorating as Howth YC’s flotilla of J/80s did the business to see UCD become Ireland’s representatives in the 2017 Student Yachting Worlds this Autumn in Marseiles, to be raced in J/80s
University College Dublin, led by Will Byrne, won through in an increasingly challenging national selection trials at Howth YC yesterday to take the honour of representing Ireland in the 37th Annual Student Yachting Worlds, which this year will be staged…
Four of the Howth YC flotilla of J/80s, in in their pen ready for a day’s racing
The Annual Student Yachting Worlds, sailed in performance keelboats each Autumn in France, has seen Irish overall success in times past, a noted international varsity star being Nicholas “Nin” O’Leary during his college days in Cork writes WM Nixon But…

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