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There are two meanings of the word open when it comes to sailing writes Richard Aspland. You have 'open' which is both male and female in the same fleet racing…

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Five years ago the Olympic Finn class carried out a wide ranging survey of its top sailors to accumulate data regarding the weight, height and age of its sailors. A…

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#TallShips - Dublin backed out of its bid to host the 2019 Tall Ships Races after Dublin City Council deemed the €3 million costs too high. As the Irish Independent…

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Top Irish 420 youth pairing Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan got a timely boost before flying out for next week's important ISAF Youth Worlds in Malaysia. The pair won the…

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In an exciting 2015 Dublin Bay Turkey Shoot Race series the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Instructors on the 1720 ‘Key Events’ took second place overall while the Irish…

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After the first of three Irish Laser Olympic trials was completed at the weekend, London 2012 sailors have established a lead in both mens and womens disciplines but the first…

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By any reasonble logic it should not have been possible to sail in Dun Laoghaire today Sunday for the final race in part one of the Frostbite Series. Wind Guru…

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A new Direction for the ISA in 2016..

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The ISA Race Officials Conference will take place February 2016..

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Irish solo sailor Enda O’Coineen has finished third in a 3,400 mile non–stop Transatlantic race from the Carribbean to France. In an exceptional performance, Ireland’s Enda O’Coineen aboard his IMOCA 60…

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The recreational marine industry is a demanding trade. Your customers buy boats for pleasure, so they assume it’s a fun business to work in. Thus there’s no lack of potential…

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Bloomberg Television has acquired the rights to sports news and long-form programming of the world’s longest ocean race. Season two of the highly acclaimed series ‘Race of Their Lives’ airs…

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#TallShips - Galway could join the running to host the Tall Ships Races in 2019, as the Connacht Tribune reports. City councillor and former Galway mayor Padraig Conneely is spearheading…

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ISA President, David Lovegrove on the year past, and his plans for 2016 2015 began with huge momentum for change in the ISA. The re-evaluation of the organisation's strategic vision,…

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Finn Lynch and Annalise Murphy continue to lead their respective Laser Irish Olympic Sailing Trials at the Copa de Vela Brasil in Rio this morning but Lynch has slipped back…

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#HYC - Howth Yacht Club's 2015 AGM concluded last Thursday night (10 December) with the appointment of Commodore Berchmans Gannon and the new general committee. The commodore outlined his plans…

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National Yacht Club sailors from Dun Laoghaire lead both the mens and womens Irish Olympic Laser Trials in the early stages in Rio. Anomalies in the scoring of Ill Copa…

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Having started a day late and trailed the fleet by 300 miles, debut Irish IMOCA 60 skipper Enda O'Coineen has moved up into third place as the seven boat fleet…

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A vintage Quarter Tonner holds the lead going into the final race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay this Sunday. Cartoon from the Royal Irish Yacht Club…

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Two of Dublin's leading yacht racing clubs are in talks over a possible merger in order to rationalise a crowded Dublin Bay yacht racing calendar.  Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC)…

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Offical results from the first rounds of the Irish Olympic Sailing Laser Trials in Brazil appear to show an inauspicious start for Annalise Murphy at Ill Copa Brazil de Vela. According…

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The first images of Sir Ben Ainslie's new racing yacht have come in, and the British racer is calling the boat the most advanced he's ever had. The British design…

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2016 will mark twenty years since Afloat inaugurated the “Sailor of the Month” awards, with their peak achievement of the “Sailor of the Year” accolade. This means we have now…

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Dublin Bay Sailing Club has taken the decision to support the formation of a mixed sportsboat class to join the twenty other classes racing under the Club’s burgee in Dublin Bay.…

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In spite of qualifying the nation for Rio 2016, both London 2012 Laser sailors Annalise Murphy and James Espey face a test for their Olympic places on Rio waters this…

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He started with a 24 hour disadvantage due to engine problems but after a week at sea Irish solo sailor Enda O'Coineen has hauled himself back into the Transat St…

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Guide for sailors as to what class of boat to develop in...

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#Solo - French sailor Christophe Maupaté aims to follow in the wake of Ireland's own Enda O'Coineen in his attempt to be the first person to cross the Atlantic solo…

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Eight National Cruiser Racer Championship Titles & Corinthian Cups will be decided next June at Howth Yacht Club (HYC). Racing under Progressive ECHO & IRC handicap, the 2016 ICRA National…

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Eleven Fireballs lined up on a dank light air day afternoon today to contest the penultimate race in the first DMYC series in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Sadly the wind did…

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Introducing Ireland's first sailing online logbook..

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The season is upon us for goodwill and dreams of very special gifts. And for many Irish sailors, the dream Christmas present would be an elegantly classic or solidly traditional…

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#Mermaid - Following new Mermaid Sailing Association (MSA) president Des Deane's call for participation, over 40 members packed the downstairs bar of Skerries Sailing Club on Friday 27 November for…

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Lino Sonego Team Italia capsized in 30-knot gusts on Sydney Harbour and make a remarkable recovery back on the racetrack for the next race. Watch the video above. With an…

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Summary of the End of Season 2015 Meetings

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#WaterSafety - Irish Water Safety's "long and proud history" has been paid tribute in a new book by author Tiarnan O'Sullivan The History of Irish Water Safety is the culmination…

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Double Volvo Ocean Race winner Justin Slattery has been awarded the J B Kearney Cup by the Irish Cruising Club (ICC). The J. B Kearney is awarded to individuals for…

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#VOR - Brian Carlin's shot of Team Vestas Wind's heartbreaking grounding in the Indian Ocean a year ago has been voted by the public into second place in the Mirabaud…

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Last year Irish Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy ended up with a dead fish in her boat while sailing in Rio's polluted waters and yesterday the Dun Laoghaire solo sailor made…

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Adelie leads the Rathfarnham Ford sponsored 79–boat DBSC Turkey shoot series on Dublin Bay. After three races sailed (and no discard) the Beneteau 34.7 is on 25 nett points and has…

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Derry–Londonderry–Doire is diverting to Hobart in Tasmania for a medevac of an injured crewman as a precautionary measure. Skipper Daniel Smith contacted the Race Office at 1030 AEDT today (2330…

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The highlights from the medal race at the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand video can now be seen. For the Finn Gold Cup Medal race the international class…

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As Howth’s Conor Fogerty closes out the final few miles of the ARC Transatlantic Rally at the helm of his Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 Bam, we can reveal the former Clipper skipper…

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Supplementary Notice of Race for Volvo Cork Week..

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More than 24 hours after the IMOCA 60 masters fleet departed St. Barts in the Caribbean, Enda O'Coineen has started the Transatlantic race and lies some 300 miles behind the…

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At 1300 CET on Sunday 19th June, Leg 1 of the 2016 Solitaire du Figaro will kick off from the historic French town of Deauville. Unfortunately, for Irish fans, after…

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Howth Yacht Club's Aoife Hopkins got in her final race practice at the local frostbite racing before heading off to Rio this week for the first Olympic Laser trial event…

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The weather gods looked kindly upon the DMYC frostbite series today Sunday and a good sized mixed fleet of dinghies slipped out during the very welcome weather window for a…

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#StormDesmond - It was a 'red' alert for western coastal counties this weekend as Storm Desmond blew in from the Atlantic with extreme gusts and downpours. But amid the damage…

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With most of the cruising fleet around the half-way mark, Frank Quinn updates his earlier report on the 30th ARC Rally for cruisers that includes three Irish boats It was…

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It’s that time of year again. Deciding on la crème de la crème is never easy. And in a vehicle sport like sailing where so many elements beyond athletic ability…

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The former Chairman of the Green Dragon Irish Volvo Ocean Race entry is  taking the helm of an ocean racer himself.  Galway Bay's Enda O'Coineen is one of eight IMOCA 60s due…

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While Storm Clodgah produced the wind conditions she promised, meaning that sailing was impossible in the last weekend of November, the Irish Fireball family weren’t completely inactive as they had…

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#Rio2016 - Sailors in Rio who ingest just three teaspoons of water from the Olympic courses on Guanabara Bay have a 99% chance of being infected by a virus. That's…

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Ireland will have an entry in the 2018 Golden Globe Race, the solo, non-stop around the world race.  Irish sailor Gregor McGuckin has declared his interest in the race that will have…

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Recently appointed International Sailing Federation (ISAF) CEO Peter Sowrey is to depart the post this week. It is the latest in a series of high level departures from the world's governing…

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John Twomey will race in a record 11th Paralympic Games following his qualification for the Rio Games at today's World Para Sailing Championships in Melbourne. Twomey, Ian Costello and Austin…

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Irish Trio Qualify for Rio at World Championships..

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Veteran Royal Irish YC sailor Tim Goodbody is the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” for November for his enormous contribution to Irish and international sailing over many decades, both as…

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Ireland are again in fouth place of the nine contenders for one of six remaining places on the start line at the Paralympics in Rio next year. In challenging conditions…

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VO65 Team Brunel has broken the ARC Course Record sailing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia in an elapse time of 8d 7h 39m 30s.…

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The Irish Paralympic Sailors jump two places and lie second of nine contenders for one of six places on the start line in Rio next year. The Sonar Sailing team jumped…

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French America's Cup skipper Franck Cammas has had his right foot "partially severed" after he was run over by the rudder of his foiling catamaran after falling overboard. The accident…

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Team IRL in currently in 9th place overall..

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Irish 420 dinghy youth pairing Douglas Elmes and Colin O' Sullivan got an ISAF Youth Worlds boost at the weekend when they won the UK 420 End of Season regatta at Grafham Water Sailing…

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Irish Paralympic Sailors are still in contention for a place on the start line in Rio next year and remain in a mid–fleet position in the Australian 2015 Para Worlds…

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Ferry Trips, Massages, Vouchers, Books, Bags and more.  Are you following? ...

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Douglas Elmes and Colin O' Sullivan lead a 40–Boat British 420 dinghy fleet at Grafham Water Sailing Club. Elmes and O'Sullivan lead by four points from Max Clapp and Ross Banham. Eight Irish boats…

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ICRA, the Irish cruiser–racer body has awarded its 'Boat of the Year' award to cruiser zero National Champion WOW, George Sisk's Farr 42 from the Royal Irish Yacht Club. The announcement…

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Frequent visitor to Ireland, the Gorch Fock tall ship of the German Navy (Deutsche Marine) had a mishap coming into berth as the vid by youtuber Manfred Thoms shows. Gorch Fock…

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Irish Paralympic Sailors at the end of day one lie mid fleet in the 2015 Para Worlds Sailing Championships in their bid for a place on the start line in…

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#Cruising - The Royal Cork Yacht Club is among those partnering a new project to develop and market cruising grounds across Europe's North Western Seaboard from Ireland to Norway. The…

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Providing a mixed sportsboats class in Dublin Bay Sailing Club next year would not only cater for a range of boats currently based in Dun Laoghaire but also foster and encourage…

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The Laser Radial Women’s World Championship, organised by Oman Sail, concluded today with Anne-Marie Rindom from Denmark securing the overall world championship title. After a difficult week Ireland's Annalise Murphy…

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It may only be silver fleet racing for Annalise Murphy but there has been a thrilling start to the Laser Radial Women’s World Championship Final Series in Oman yesterday where…

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Irish Paralympic Sailors compete in the 2015 Para Worlds Sailing Championships..

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The Irish Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) will hold its spring training week at Baltimore sailing Club in West Cork over the February 2016 Mid-term break. This is Ireland’s largest…

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Week 3 of the DMYC Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire Harbour showed a more friendly (wind wise), but less friendly (temperature wise) forecast, this led to many of the RS fleet…

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IODAI to hold its spring training week at Baltimore sailing Club in February 2016.. 

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Derry~Londonderry~Doire has clinched second place into Albany, Western Australia, at the end of Race 3 across the Southern Ocean from Cape Town, South Africa, in the Wardan Whip. It crossed…

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Blue Skies and bright sun were were welcome visitors for the second day of racing at the O’Leary Insurance Winter League writes Claire Bateman. A sizeable fleet of twenty boats…

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The Flying Fifteen & friends annual dinner and prize giving took place at the National Yacht Club at the weekend. The class mustered over 90…

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The first ever IRC European Championship will take place during Volvo Cork Week, 10-15th July 2016, Royal Cork Yacht Club has announced. The new event…

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Noel Butler and Stephen Oram (15061) tightened their grip on Series 1 of the 2015/16 Fireball Frostbites by winning both races in Dun Laoghaire harbour…

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While the Irish 49er Fx women's team must be feeling bitterly disappointed at the failure to qualify for Rio on Saturday, there is plenty of…

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Years and months of intense planning and preparation finally paid off today as three Irish yachts were among the fleet taking part in ARC 2015…

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Multiple champion Tim Goodbody's retirement from the Sigma 33 class was saluted at a packed Royal Irish Yacht Club on Friday night when class captain…

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There was agony for Dun Laoghaire's Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey in Buenos Aires this afternoon when, having apparently secured their berth at next year's Rio Olympics…

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Denmark's Anne-Marie Rindom retains lead on second day of Qualifying Series at the Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Oman but it has been a…

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A difficult penultimate day yesterday leaves Royal Irish Yacht Club pair Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey with a mountain to climb if they are to win a prized Rio berth…

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After the first two races of the Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Oman, Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) leads the field overnight, with Marit Bouwmeester (NED)…

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The Irish Cruiser-Racing Association’s (ICRA) Annual Conference has now been moved to a different time-frame, scheduled for Saturday 5th March 2016 in Limerick. But with…

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Congratulations to Graeme Grant of Howth who has been named SB20 'Champion of Championships' for 2016. Second overall is national champion Michael O'Connor of the Royal St.…

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The 30th ARC fleet leaves on Sunday, and here in Las Palmas the atmosphere is keen with anticipation writes Irish Transatlantic debutante Frank Quinn. Crossing…

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Offshore sailing crews from up to ten yacht clubs across Wales and Ireland gathered at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire last weekend to…

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Racing was cancelled in the first day of the finals at the 49erfx and 49er World Championships finals in Buenos Aires yesterday. The regatta is…

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Exchange programme expressions of interest sought..

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Annalise taking on the world's best in Oman..

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After a two week delay the Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot got underway on Dublin Bay last weekend with an entry of 74 boats,…

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#VOR - Ireland's own on-board reporter in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is among the race nominations for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the…

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Volvo Car Ireland has added June's Round Ireland Yacht Race to its Irish sailing sponsorships. The car brand adds the 700–mile offshore race to its…

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Both Irish mens and women's skiff teams made the Gold Fleet cut in the 49er and 49erfx World Championships in Buenos Aires yesterday – but…

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Public nominations now open...

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Miss Universe UK winner and former I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant Amy Willerton will take on one of her toughest endurance…

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#TallShips - The Atlantic Youth Trust has hailed its inclusion in the new implementation plan for the Stormont Agreement announced yesterday. As RTÉ News reports,…

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ISORA Commodore Peter Ryan has delivered a buoyant review of 2015 Irish Sea racing activities – including the season highlight – at Volvo Dun Laoghaire…

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174 ISORA members and guests were treated to a very special evening to celebrate the 2015 season at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire…

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Royal Irish Yacht Club pairing Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey added a sold ninth to their scoresheet yesterday in the only race of the day…

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An Irish sailing classes forum held at the weekend gave an opportunity to hear Irish Sailing Association progress at revitailing Irish dinghy sailing. Open to…

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Three top ten results on day one of the 49erfx world championships in Buenos Aires has boosted Irish chancees of a place at the Rio…

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After losing the first two races of the 2015 Dublin Bay Sailing Club Turkey Shoot Series, team Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School on board…

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Forty-two rescuers from twenty-four dramatic near-death incidents will receive recognition at Irish Water Safety's National Annual Awards Ceremony at The Print Works Conference Centre, Dublin…

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There was a packed clubhouse for the Pyewacket Trophy presentation and Junior Sailing Laying Up supper and prizegiving writes Claire Bateman The juniors were out…

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A two day meeting of the ISAF Council followed by the Annual General Meeting drew the 2015 Annual Conference to a close in Sanya, China…

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Yet again, the race management team of Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club were able to defy the weather forecast and get a race completed in…

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Robust debate; classes discussion; and 2016 events..

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Three generations of the Goodbody family from the Royal Irish Yacht Club collected prizes at DBSC's annual prizegiving on Friday night. Tim Goodboby, was the…

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Anyone with whatever you like in the way of a boat and a selection of sundry sails to power her along can have a season…

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ISAF Racing Rules committee member Bill O'Hara from Balyholme Yacht Club reviews the changes in the latest edition of the racing rules book signed off…

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In what has turned out to be an inauspicious start to the 2015 DBSC Turkey Shoot series, organisers seek to get their first race this…

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The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) prizegiving highlight of the Dun Laoghaire sailing season will be held tonight at what is expected to be a packed Royal St.George…

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4 teams, 3 World Championships and potential Olympic qualification..

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Cruising, Competition, Clubs, Access & Participation, Training, Representation & more..

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Prizes galore throughout the month of December. Are you following?

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In the midweek sessions at  the ISAF World Conference in Sanya, China, the various committees are working on over 300 submissions suggesting changes to ISAF…

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The 30th anniversary edition of the ARC sets out on Sunday, 22nd November. Irish sailor and artist Pete Hogan spent a few days in Las…

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#Olympics - Olympic sailing should look to the example of surfing in making the sport more relatable to spectators. That's according to Mike Todd, writing…

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Baltimore Sailing Club in West Cork will stage its annual Laser Icicle Regatta on Saturday and Sunday 5th & 6th December. The series will be…

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A night under the stars in Sanya, China set the scene for the 2015 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards. Determination, persistence and…

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Irish Paralympic Sailors, John Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O’Carroll have set off for Melbourne, Australia to compete in the 2015 Para Worlds Sailing Championships…

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ISORA will meet this Saturday to agree its offshore race schedule for 2016. The AGM will be held at 15.00Hrs at the National Yacht Club in…

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There is a very full programme of Irish Mirror dinghy events in 2016 with seven events in seven different venues culminating with the European Championships…

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A full agenda of adventure, safety, navigation, wildlife & discovery - topped off with prizes & good food Sat 20th Feb 2016.

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An important 49erfx warm–up event proved 'challenging' for Irish Olympic campaigners Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey in Argentina last week. The lack of performance at…

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Saturday night saw the Royal Cork Yacht Club annual Super League prize giving dinner take place and a very enjoyable evening it was too writes…

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Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, this year's RORC Annual Dinner & Prize Giving will take place later this month in…

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This one design keelboat fleet may be disappearing from Irish shores but an Irish presence at the Etchells World Championships remains with at least three…

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Save thousands on a new Volvo with the new ISA / Volvo Affinity Scheme.

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Sixteen Flying Fifteen’s took part in Saturday's racing on Dublin Bay where there was drama on the water when Joe Coughlin’s crew Ed Ruane had…

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Strong wind warnings issued for Dublin Bay tomorrow have led DBSC to cancel the DBSC Turkey Shoot series for the second week running. Organsiers took the decision…

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Located on the fringes of Europe and set in challenging seas, Ireland does not offer an ideal setup for large-output series-production of recreational boats. We…

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The 24 teams from UCD, DCU, DIT, CIT, UCC, NUIG, Queens and Trinity were greeted with sunny blue skies as they arrive down to Dingle…

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#WaterSafety - Shore angler Colm Plunkett, who credits his lifejacket with saving his life after he was swept into the sea earlier this year, is…

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Wicklow Sailing Club's Round Ireland Yacht Race organisers have announced that for the first time in the history of the event multihulls will be included…

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Team Concise MOD 70 to enter..

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Malahide father-and-son crew of Dermot (63) and Paddy (31) Cronin are the Afloat.ie Sailors of the Month for October after their clearcut win by almost…

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#Mermaid - Reversing the "terminal decline" of the once preeminent Mermaid class is the aim of the 64th Mermaid Sailing Association AGM at Skerries Sailing…

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After the success of last year's match racing nationals in Howth Yacht Club last December, organisers say the 2015 event is set to be an…

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Dun Laoghaire's winter sailing fixtures nearly fell victim to the fine weather yesterday but 'miraculously', according to the Fireball facebook page, DMYC race officer Stuart…

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The best female Laser sailors in the world including Ireland's Annalise Murphy will be sharpening their skills and tactics ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic…

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Though there was no Irish dimension to the Sailing World Cup in Abu Dhabi both Irish trialists Annalise Murphy and Aoife Hopkins will have been watching…

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Youth Pathway Nationals to be hosted by Howth YC..

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Provisional racing schedule for Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing..

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Windsurfing end of season show-down..   

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Next month marks Howth Yacht Club's 120th anniversary and the north Dublin club are marking the important occasion with an inaugural 'Boyd Ball' on Saturday…

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To tie in with Royal Cork Yacht Club's 300th birthday celebrations the 2017 and 2020 Irish Cruiser Racer National Championships (ICRA) will be staged at…

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Although Abu Dhabi sets the stage for a fascinating conclusion to the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup this week there will unfortunately be no Irish…

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The Flying Fifteen Frostbite series continued with a great turnout of 16 boats after the break last week for the Lough Derg Keelboat Regatta. Race…

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#Cruising - Westwood's latest A405 cruiser was recently put through her paces by Motorboat & Yachting on a recent two-day visit to Lough Erne. It's…

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Like the Last Supper the best weather was kept for the final day of the CH Marine Autumn League in Cork Harbour writes Claire Bateman. A…

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With a disappointing showing by the Irish squad in the pre-Olympic Regatta in Rio in August, hopes are not high for our performance in the…

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Invites for ISA affiliated Classes to attend a Classes Forum.. 

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The Northern Irish sponsored Clipper Yacht Race team narrowly missed out on a leg victory in South Africa last night. The Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew watched on as…

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On a weekend full of expectation, this GP14 championship certainly didn’t disappoint writes David Johnston. Being the last event of the year, a big turnout was…

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The inauguration of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association's (ICRA) first ever 'West of Ireland' commodore will take place in Limerick next March, a month before…

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Lough Derg Yacht Club's freshwater regatta completed the 2015 one design season for the SB20s, Flying Fifteens, (see our earlier report here) and Dragons last…

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#SYWoC - The team from University College Dublin have place third in this year's Student Yachting World Cup. Ryan Glynn (skipper), Ronan Jones, Colin O’Mahoney,…

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#Rio2016 - Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern still face a huge funding shortfall in their Rio 2016 campaign, as BelfastLive reports. Despite launching a raffle…

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UCD Sailing Club has finished third overall at the Student Yachting World Cup in France. The week long regatta counted about 150 competitors, representing 15 countries…

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On Saturday Howth Yacht Club celebrated the completion of one of its most successful Autumn Leagues, managing to complete the full series of six consecutive…

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All racing at the Royal Cork Yacht Club yesterday had an early start to enable competitors to watch the Ireland v Argentina Match writes Claire…

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With just seconds to go to race two of the America's Cup World Series in Bermuda Artemis Racing managed by Iain Percy ended up in a…

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The Clipper Race fleet and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to return in Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2015. The international Clipper Race fleet will race again compete in…

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The end of the Irish Fireball Regatta Season came to a rather damp end when a reduced fleet took to the water after today's rugby…

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Ignis Caput sailed by National Yacht Club pairing David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne were overall winners of the Flying Fifteen end of season keelboat regatta…

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15 Irish Fireballs enjoyed sunshine and moderate breezes for the opening day of the last regatta of the season at Clontarf writes Cormac Bradley. With boats from…

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The Afloat.ie website, which is ranked by Google as Ireland’s leading source for the provision of a broad range of recreational and commercial maritime information,…

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Date Announced for Event Recognising Irish Achievement..

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The last regatta of the Irish Fireball Class’ 2015 Regatta circuit, the Leinsters, takes place this weekend at Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club and according to…

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Howth Yacht Club teenager Aoife Hopkins has declared her hand for the forthcoming Olympic trials for the Irish Olympic Sailing Team and launched a sports…

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2nd Inter Loreto Schools Sailing Regatta take place in Malahide Yacht Club..  

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Phil Hagen has been appointed Regatta Director of Cowes Week. Phil takes the reins from Stuart Quarrie, who retired following this year's regatta in August. Phil…

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The Cork Harbour National 18 invites members to come sailing the New National 18 at Howth YC..

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Two Dublin University Sailing teams are competing in this week's 35th edition of the Student Yachting World Cup (SYWoC) that began in France today. Both Dublin…

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A bit more breeze on Sunday morning on Belfast Lough encouraged Autumn Series Race Officer Aidan Pounder to give the fleets a longer course than…

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The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex has announced five male and five female nominees for the 2015 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year…

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UCD returning to France for the 35th edition of the World Championships..

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16–year–old Howth Yacht Club sailor Aoife Hopkins will compete in an Irish Radial Olympic trial for Rio against Annalise Murphy and potentially several other female…

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Five out of five races have been sailed for Autumn League competitors in the MSL Park Motors Mercedes Benz Autumn League  at Howth Yacht Club. With…

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With six races already sailed at Royal Cork Yacht Club's CH Marine Autumn Series and one discard, there are now four races left to sail…

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Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis representing the Merlin Rocket class are the winners of the 2015 Endeavour Championship after winning all eight races. This is…

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The 2015 ISA Topper Squad announced...

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Denmark has been a pretty windy venue for Irish Olympic 49erfx campaigners Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey judging by this photo sequence taken after the…

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W M Nixon takes a look back at last weekend’s All Ireland Championship with some thoughts on the unique atmosphere around Dun Laoghaire Harbour on…

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Denmark's Anne-Marie Rindom looks mathematically assured of the Laser Radial gold medal at Semaine Olympique Française in La Rochelle tomorrow but the double points medal race…

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The National Yacht Club's Con Murphy has been selected as a race official for the Olympic Sailing Competition for Rio. Murphy, an international race officer…

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#YouthSailing - ISA Performance has announced its regional Laser squads for the new season. The Leinster Laser Radial team will comprise Sally Bell, Tara Coveney,…

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Con Murphy named as Rio 2016 official...

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ChecKlick.. What is it..

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Sarah Byrne appointed, Sailing passport & more….

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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) will again include an incentive to get people sailing this winter, especially newcomers, in its seven race Turkey Shoot 2015 series.…

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The second race in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race series, The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, started off the Brazilian…

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... Sports Capital Funding allocated to 23 ISA Clubs throughout the nation.

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A sixth, an eighth and a 22nd scored by Annalise Murphy today moves up her the scoreboard from 19 to within striking distance of the…

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If you live outside the goldfish bowl which is the International Dragon Class and Dun Laoghaire sailing, you may not have heard that the ginger…

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Ireland's 'Breeze Queen' Annalise Murphy got off to a flying start at the first day of the Semaine Olympique Française in La Rochelle, with strong wind…

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The British America's Cup challenger, Land Rover BAR, has launched its latest testing boat – T2 – at their home in Portsmouth. This boat will…

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Personal Flotation Device Requirements..

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Regional Squads have been announced..

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Is Dun Laoghaire Harbour a busier dinghy sailing venue on Autumn Sundays than it is in Summer? Certainly if yesterday's activity at the National Yacht…

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After what might prove to be the last of the mild autumnal weather for the MSL Park Motors Mercedes Benz Autumn League in Howth Yacht…

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ISA Cruising Scheme reviewed.

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Last week may have produced conditions lulling us all into a mood of ‘A Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness’ but today sharply reminded the…

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The defending All Ireland Sailing Champions Anthony O'Leary with crew Dan O'Grady and Cian Guilfoyle were winners again but this year by a clear margin…

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The third Fireball Fun Day took place today at the DMYC in Dun Laoghaire under the direction of class captain Marie Barry. The idea, says…

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Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly of the National Yacht Club are our “Sailors of the Month” for September on the basis of a great half…

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There was a record entry of 24 boats for the GP14 Youth Championships hosted alongside the senior event, the Autumn Open last weekend at Greystones…

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defending his crown to take the 2015 ISA All Ireland Championship...

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All Ireland Sailing Champion Anthony O'Leary will defend his Irish Sailing Association title after finishing top of his qualifying group in the first day of the…

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This weekend’s two-day All-Ireland Sailing Championship at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, racing boats of the ISA J/80 SailFleet flotilla, is an easy…

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Results here for championship racing..

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Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire will follow up its inaugural Elmo Trophy Team Racing trophy next month when the country's largest yacht…

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This week's Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) meeting in Portlaoise heard a full agenda that included plans for the defence of its Commodore's Cup title.…

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Edward Coyne of Youghal SC crewed by Colman Grimes of Skerries, was victorious in this year’s Youth Championship raced in summer like conditions off Greystones…

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The Optimist Squad 2015/2016 has been announced..

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Applications for the Topper Squad Autumn 2015 are now open..

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Edward Coyne of Youghal SC wins The GP14 Youth Championships..

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#TallShips - The Atlantic Youth Trust's Neil O'Hagan has described as "a major breakthrough" the sail training initiative's inclusion in the Government's recently announced Capital…

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The UK’s second ever VX One National Championship gets underway from 2 - 4 October at Weymouth Sailing Club. With boats travelling from as far…

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Clipper Race Yacht CV24 (LMAX Exchange) has run aground 42nm from Rio de Janeiro. There are no injuries and the local coast guard has been…

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The Cork Harbour National 18s are inviting members of Howth Yacht Club to come sailing on the new National 18 in early November at  a…

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Another beautiful morning's race saw the half-way stage of the Belfast Lough Autumn Keelboat Series and the end of the Waverley series. The 18 boat…

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Ballyholme Yacht Club is looking froward to the first race of the Lisglass Builder's Icebreaker Series. The dinghy series is the largest in Northern Ireland,…

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Moorings in front of the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire will be removed next season because of repair works being carried out on the…

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Final list of competitors and sailing instructions..

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A highly varied fleet with fascinating competitors will set off on 28th November from Lanzarote - the most eastern island in the Canary Islands chain -…

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Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Elisha McCallion has extended her congratulations to the Skipper and crew of the Derry~Londonderry~Doire yacht on…

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Glorious sunshine and a balmy southerly breeze greeted the cruiser classes for this week's MSL Park Motors Autumn League race at Howth Yacht Club. Five racing…

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It’s for days like this that we sail Flying Fifteens on Dublin Bay, a sunny warm afternoon with a nice force 3/4 from the SE…

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Ireland's Thomas Dolan arrived into Lanzarote this morning taking a top twenty position in his 44–boat fleet, a very credible finish for the County Meath…

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Results are in for the Irish Moth National Championship..

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Belfast Lough Sailability flew the flag at the UK Community Foundations Conference in Belfast..

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Closing date for Regional Squads 2015.. 

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All the photos from the championship here...

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The Cork Harbour National 18 invites members to come sailing the New National 18 at Howth YC..

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Only 3.5 points separated the top three sailors after the medal race of the of the junior All Ireland sailing championships off Kinsale this afternoon.…

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Sailor of the year Anthony O'Leary will defend his Irish Sailing Association (ISA) All Ireland Sailing title against 15 other invitees at the National Yacht Club…

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The sun shone at its best for Royal Cork's Unveiling of a Commemorative Plaque at the Naval Base in Haulbowline in Cork Harbour last Friday…

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Clare Gorman also crowned 2015 Junior Girls Champion..

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BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars MBranigan) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris…

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As students prepare to head back to school, the Irish Collegiate Sailing Team is celebrating recent success in one of it’s first U.S. regattas of…

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We may be an island nation, but are we a maritime people in our outlook and way of life? It could be reasonably argued that…

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#VOR - Journey of Change, the story of Team SCA in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, is now available to order from Amazon and all…

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Steady overnight sailing off the coast of Portugal from rookie Thomas Dolan sees the sole Irish entry in the Mini–Transat race stay in the top…

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Former Clipper Race Round the World Skipper Sean McCarter from Derry aims to be the first Irish sailor to compete in the world's toughest sailing…

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Last year's champions Cara McDowell of Malahide Yacht Club and Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Harry Durcan return to defend their ISA All-Ireland Youth Sailing Championships titles in…

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With a strong following wind off the coast of Portugal, Ireland's sole entry in the Mini–Transat race made a gain overnight in his mid-fleet position.…

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Selection process for 3/4 October regatta at the National Yacht Club..

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The Irish Moth Nationals are happening this Weekend...

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The most important race in the Irish junior calendar is on this weekend..

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Hook Head Lighthouse Reduction In Range Of Navigational Light..

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Anyone feeling a bit despondent about the future of Irish sailing, what with the disappointing weather for periods of the 2015 season, plus the lack…

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Ballyholme Yacht Club in Belfast Lough was chosen not just for its exemplary history of race management and churning out National Champions, and its excellent…

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#Lifeguards - As RNLI lifeguards prepare to bring the 2015 season to a close this weekend in Northern Ireland, the charity that saves lives at…

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An Irish Finn sailor is part of a new Olympic sailing team initiative set up by the International Finn class. The idea is to establish…

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Organised by the Royal Southampton YC, in conjunction with the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the second edition of the IRC Double Handed National Championship took…

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Last weekend, September 12th-13th the Carlingford Sailing Club hosted the Irish Open Multihull Championships 2015. Sailors arrived on Friday night to 40 knot winds and…

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County Meath's Thomas Dolan lies in the top half of the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe fleet after Saturday's start from Douarnenez, France. The sole…

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Many Afloat.ie readers will go into Dublin as a matter of course five days a week as commuters. But that only gives a street-bound and…

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There was an enforced lay day due to lack of wind at the RS400 Nationals, RS200 and RS Feva Northerns when the fleets decided they'd…

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The Royal Dee Yacht Club Bicentenary Dinner, the high point in their 200 year celebrations, took place at Eaton Park, Eccleston, Chester, on the 17th…

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The Cruising Association of Ireland has been planning great cruises for years..

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Laser Radial & 4.7 Regional Squad Training that kicks off again in October… 

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Kinsale's own Little Fella skippered by Cameron Good was the winner of today's Dragon South Coast Championships. Second was the Royal Irish Yachty Club entry…

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Anthony O'Leary's bid to win the New York Invitational Cup for Royal Cork Yacht Club will have to wait for another edition after Britain's Royal…

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Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 19 SEPTEMBER 2015 BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 2. Fiddly Bits(Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Prospect…

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As expected, some of the cream of Irish sailing turned up for the first day of the Bangor Fuels RS400 Irish National Championshps which is…

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As we near the end of the traditional sailing season, inevitably there’ll be heart-searching among boat owners as to the success and value obtained from…

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The sun shone down on Villierstown Boating Club on September 6th for the inaugural VB250 pursuit race for 25 dinghy sailing crews sponsored by Union…

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Anthony O'Leary and his Royal Cork crew are sixth overall at New York Yacht Club's Invitational Cup. The first race of the day was won by…

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The Irish Coastline has alot to offer visiting yachts.

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It had all the makings of a logistical nightmare. But with much goodwill, lots of energy, and some very clear thinking, the week-long Wayfarer International…

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The arrangements for the Water Wags Walpole Prizes were modified to ensure that the results could contribute to the overall championship. The terms of presentation…

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Northern Ireland's Solitaire du Figaro sailor, Andrew Baker, will be racing with Solo Round the World Sailor, Mike Golding in RORC's  second edition of the IRC…

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Kinsale Yacht Club welcome the Irish Dragon fleet for the 2015 Dragon South Coast Championships which begin tomorrow.  The event runs over three days with…

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The Island Sailing Club is inviting tenders for title sponsorship of the Round the Island Race™ from 2017 onwards, as J.P. Morgan Asset Management announced…

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To facilitate regional co-operation and create collaboration opportunities.

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The wide range of Women on the Water Ireland events nationally is inspiring more women to sail.

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... throughout the nation.

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See if any of this brings back memories of summer anchoring.

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Foynes Yacht Club hosted the Topper Topaz National Championships..

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As Afloat.ie reported on Sunday, David Gorman and Chris Doorly of the National Yacht Club won the 32–boat Mitsubishi Motors Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland…

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Who will be the Royal Alfred Yacht Club King of the River 2015? This year’s edition takes place on Saturday October 3rd. Last year, Radial…

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Admittedly this one's done the rounds but watching this Danish yacht navigate such a treacherous sea is always worth another goo. Union Chandlery in Cork…

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Update to the new version to do more with ISA SafeTrx..

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First Round of the Junior All Ireland Invites sent out...

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The app is offline from 06.00-15.00 today due to an upgrade...

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The top Irish Squib at July's British Isles Championships in Howth has won the 11-boat Squib Irish East Coast Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club…

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The biggest Irish Fireball fleet of the year, seventeen boats had a mixed bag of weather over the weekend just past for their Munster Championships…

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The first race of this year’s Howth Yacht Club MSL Park Motors Mercedes Benz sponsored Autumn League turned out to be a firm ‘shake-down’ for…

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Royal Cork helmsman and Afloat Sailor of the Year Anthony O'Leary has assembled his crew for this week's Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cupbased…

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Applications now open for selection of ISA Optimist Squad 2015-2016.

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Fourteeen 420s travelled to Lough Derg Yacht Club this weekend to take part in the Connacht Championships. Three races were completed in Day one in…

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Following the launch at the Southampton Boat Show today, World Cruising Club has announced entries are now open for ARC Channel Islands 2016. More than…

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The National Yacht Club's David Gorman and Chris Doorly completed a text book win of the seven race Mitsubishi Motors Flying Fifteen national championships, beating in…

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With all the talk these days of cruise liners and where they might be berthed, we tend to overlook the fact that most recreational sailors…

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The last race of the ISORA Avery Crest Offshore series that was sponsored by LC Tyres, took place on Saturday 12th September with the race…

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BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan) BENETEAU 31.7…

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How would you like to undertake an intense course of guaranteed Irish offshore racing training? Start as an absolute beginner on a strange boat in…

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Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, is stepping down at the end of 2015 after eight years at the helm for family reasons.…

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Italy's Centomiglia race was held over last weekend and the green sail numbers IRL 1759 of Conor Clarke's 1720 "WOW" were leading the fleet in…

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Triple world Flying Fifteen champion Steve Goacher will sail in this afternoon's Irish national championships sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors. The Lake Windermere sailor is one…

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Spanish Point beach in Clare will be amongst the safest in Ireland this Saturday when 152 Lifeguards from nine counties test their skills at Irish…

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Close competitive racing in the first leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race from London to Rio has been overshadowed this week by…

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The British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced the names of the very first athletes to officially join Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.…

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Discount on IRC new application and revalidation from Oct 1st

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#VOR - Italian boatyard Persico Marine has won the prestigious contract to construct new one-design Volvo Ocean 65s, depending on orders, for the next edition…

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Skipper Andy Oddie, and his crew of Gareth Edwards and Rob Greenhalgh, are the 2015 SB20 National Champions, after winning three of the six-race series…

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The Union Chandlery sponsored 1720 European Championships were held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club last weekend with Neil Hogan’s “Micam”, helmed by Mel Collins…

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#TallShipTours – As a reminder the German Navy three-masted barque Gorch Fock, which is currently on a visit of Dublin since arriving last week, will…

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Last week, Killaloe Sailing Club hosted its annual sailing regatta. Founded in 1973 at the Lakeside Hotel in Killaloe, the club hosts an open regatta…

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Culmore Regatta saw an exceptionally large turnout of GP14 boats and Foyle Class Punts. Winds were good for the Dinghy races but fell away for…

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Entry to the RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships and NI Schools Cup closes shortly and the RYA is urging as many youth sailors to enter…

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In San Francisco, after 7 races spread out over 4 days time, including the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge the evening before, Friday broke with the…

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After three days of typically tricky Dublin Bay conditions, the Dun Laoghaire crew aboard Sin Bin (IRL 3544) – Michael O’Connor, Owen Laverty and Kevin…

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Dun Laoghaire's Irish National Sailing School has declared 'Summer 2015 a blast' – despite the weather. In fact, the country's biggest sailing school says the…

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Asylum seekers take part in Safe Haven Voyages initiative off Cork coast..

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George David intends entering Rambler 88 into 2016 Round Ireland..

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After a record breaking Rolex Fastnet Race, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's 2015 RORC Season's Point Championship continues this weekend with the ever popular Cherbourg…

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#GermanTallShip – The German Navy three-masted barque Gorch Fock, which is at anchor in Dublin Bay this morning, is on her first leg of a…

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#wayfarer – The 4.82 m (15ft 10ins) Ian Proctor-designed Wayfarer dinghy - which first appeared in 1957 - has become a multi-purpose classic for many…

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Afloat Sailor of the Month Shane McCarthy and Damien Bracken have won the GP14 Championships of Ireland with a dominant display of top class sailing…

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#schoolsailing – Sutton Dinghy Club on Dublin Bay will be running its ever popular All Ireland Inter-Schools team sailing event on weekend of Sep12/13. Now…

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This notice has just been issued of uncharted Rock South Of Dungarvan..

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McCarthy & Bracken dominated the GP14 National Championships..

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#optimist – Howth Yacht Club expect over 150 competitors for this weekend's Optimist Leinster Championships sponsored by Allianz. The two day regatta is the final…

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#sb20 – Visiting SB20s to Dublin Bay swelled the ranks of the local fleet for the last DBSC races of the season last Sunday. 12…

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Day 1 proved to be a totally thrilling first day of close-hauled racing with a jostling of positions and leads as the fleet raced along…

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#teamracing – There's just a few days remain until the brand new Elmo Trophy – a team racing event aimed at Junior sailors to be…

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The International 12 Foot championships took place in Dun Laoghaire on 30th August under the burgee of the Royal St. George Yacht Club. It is a…

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#clipperroundtheworldrace – Hundreds of amateur sailors from around the world passed under Tower Bridge yesterday at the start of a 40,000 nautical mile global race,…

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#fireball – Afloat.ie has had an email from "a concerned reader" who fears that the supposedly very-economically-minded International Fireball Class have lost the run of…

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#isora – After yesterday's two ISORA off races from Pwllheli and Dun Laoghaire into Greystones in Co Wicklow a big showdown is in prospect for…

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#royalcork – Royal Cork Yacht Club's Annual 'At Home' Regatta is being held this weekend at Crosshaven. Photgraphy by Bob Bateman

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#dbsc – Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 29 AUGUST 2015 BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 2. Prospect(Chris Johnston),…

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#fireballworlds – The 107 boat Fireball World championships concluded in Pwllheli, Wales yesterday with the final two races taking place in winds of c22 knots…

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#dlharbour – History has been made with the announcement that Dun Laoghaire town and harbour have been confirmed as the hosts for the 2016 Laser…

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On 29th July the Water Wags competed in Dun Laoghaire in the second of three races for The Sri Lanka Tankard (div.1A) and Sri Lanka…

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#flyingfifteen – Alan Green of Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club, crewing with former world champion Charles Apthorp, finished fifth overall at the Flying Fifteen World…

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#Rio2016 - Sailing's world governing body has repeated its threat to pull next summer's Olympic events out of Guanabara Bay over persisting pollution concerns, as…

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#isora – There are two offshore ISORA races scheduled for this weekend: both to Greystones in County Wicklow to join the Greystones Regatta on Sunday.…

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#fireball – With eight races now completed in Pwllheli, the situation at the top of the scoreboard takes on a new twist.........again writes Cormac Bradley.Christian…

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Team Ireland seeks additional expressions of interest for Commodore's Cup 2016...

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#dbsc – Tonight's last Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday race may mark the end of the 2015 mid–week season but racing on the Capital's waters…

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#topaz – Next month Foynes Yacht Club will host the 2015 Topper Topaz Uno National Championships which will take place at the club on Saturday,…

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#sailability – Leinster were the winners of the Sailability Ireland President's Cup Event hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club last weekend.More than 40 sailors, representing all…

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#dinghyregatta – Howth Yacht Club's annual Dinghy Regatta takes place this Sunday coinciding with the end of the summer holidays and the children's return to…

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#laser – CRUISERS 2 - 1. Bendemeer (L Casey & D Power), 2. Jambiya (Ryan & Lattimore) CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Syzrgy (R Fogarty),…

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#fireballworlds – With six races now completed the Fireball worlds series at Pwllheli is a finely balanced competition - much more so than last week's…

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Team Leinster wins Sailability President's Cup..

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#optimist – The Irish Optimist team flew out to Dziwnow, Poland yesterday for the Optimist dinghy world championships. The event runs from 26th August to…

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#fireballworlds – Best of the Irish at the Fireball World Championships in Pwllheli so far is Barry McCartin and Conor Kinsella in 15th overall. Yesterday's second…

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#j24 – A Howth Yacht Club 'K25' crew counting a string of first places became Irish J24 champions following a nine boat championships at Lough…

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#rorc – After 22 years at the RORC Rating Office, Mike Urwin, its Technical Director, is stepping aside to relinquish the day to day running…

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#laser – Dun Laoghaire and Howth sailors shared the spoils of three national titles at the Irish Laser National championships on Dublin Bay at the…

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#fireballworlds – The Fireball Worlds opened yesterday under grey skies and surprisingly rain! With 106 entries, IRO Peter Saxton promised a line that would be…

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#dinghyfest – Royal Cork claims the inaugural dinghyfest event was a great success with 208 entries and over 400 competitors writes Clare Bateman. Scroll down for Bob Bateman's…

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Royal Cork Dinghy Fest concludes on a high note..

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DMYC to host 2015 Kish Race... 

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Parade of Sail Liffey Cruise 4 weeks away.. 

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Three national titles at the Irish Laser National Championships..

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#rorcrfr – In a Fastnet Race fleet of over 300 Dun Laoghaire's Irish Offshore Sailing School finished 66th overall and 15th in class 4 which had…

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#laser – Laser sailors toasted Finn Lynch's fine fourth place performance at the U21–world championships in Dun Laoghaire last night but they were also counting…

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#halfton – After five days, ten races, multiple parties and some amazingly close yacht racing, the 1985 Humphreys MG HS30 Checkmate XV, helmed by Ireland's…

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#dbsc – BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power) BENETEAU 31.7…

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#waterwag – On 19th August the Water Wags competed in Dun Laoghaire in the second of three races to commemorate the Wags who died in…

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#fireball – While there can be no doubting that the UK is the spiritual home of the Fireball Class, the reality is that as an…

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#aquecerio – The penultimate day of the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2015 served up four more podiums with Italian, Lithuanian, Kiwi and Brazilian…

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#dinghyfest –  The fleets that were sailing in the 142–boat Cork Dinghy Fest on Friday had a great day's racing writes Claire Bateman. Sun and…

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#rorcrfr – Not only did the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 provide two completely different sailing experiences all in the one event package, but this 90th…

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#lasernats – Howth Yacht Club's Ronan Cull has taken over the lead at the end of day two of the Laser national championships in Dun…

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#laser – Dun Laoghaire Harbour and the Royal St. George Yacht Club has been selected as the venue for the 2016 Laser Radial Youth World Championships…

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#tallshipkinsale – The tall ship Stavros S.Niarchos visits Kinsale Yacht Club Marina. She Departed from La Coruna on August 17 and arrived in Kinsale (non…

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#lasernats – Colin Leonard of Ballyholme Yacht Club leads a fleet of 22 Laser Standard rigs after the first race of the Laser National Championships…

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#aquecerio – Belfast 49er duo Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern secured a place in today's Aquece Rio Medal race after scoring two seconds yesterday to…

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#halfton – The Long Inshore race of the Half Ton Classics Cup 2015 in Nieuwpoort proved to be a light airs affair requiring huge concentration…

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Organisation Leader list for all clubs..

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#rorcrfr – With the latest deluge of arrivals in the Rolex Fastnet Race, overall victory is currently looking like it might be claimed, in this…

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fireball – There was no racing yesterday at the Fireball dinghy Brititsh Nationals in Pwllheli, North Wales. Sixty boats are entered in the week long…

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#aquecerio – Sailors, including a four boat Irish team, were tested by a northern Rio breeze for the first time at the Aquece Rio -…

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#halfton –The sun finally shone on the Half Ton Classics Cup fleet on the third day of the regatta, which also brought more moderate wind…

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#laser – Royal Cork sailors were said to be 'shaken' after a collision with a truck and their team van and boat trailer wrote off…

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Shannon One design competed for the Challenge Cup..

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#rorcrfr – We're in to sticking our neck out territory now as predictions on overall Fastnet race winners are being made but it is hard…

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#fastnet – Well up in the overall fleet, and lying side by side after just rounding the Fastnet Rock this morning are Stormy weather, the…

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#Jonathan Wormald's sailing video at Howth brings back yesterday's summer sun shine with beautiful aerial views of the Howth 17s and Squibs sailing in Howth…

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#rorcrfr - 'Serious burns' from a hot liquid took one sailor out of the Rolex Fastnet Race in the early stages. As Yachting World reports,…

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#fireball – After a day of glorious sunshine on Monday which was used for measuring, boat preparation and some late afternoon sailing, the assembled Fireball…

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Peter Fagan wins Leaseplan National Sailing Championship..

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#halfton – Dave Cullen's Howth crew has taken the immediate advantage on day one of the 23 strong Half Ton Classics Cup 2015 on the North…

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#dinghyfest – This weekend's Cork Dinghy Fest already a triumph for the organisers with a confirmed entry of one hundred and forty two boats, expects…

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#youthsailing – There was another successful day for the Irish youth sailors at the Laser Worlds in Kingston, Canada today. In the 55-strong girl fleet, a…

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#aquecerio – Irish Olympic sailors have dropped out of the top ten in each of their competing disciplines at Aquece Rio. The Olympic test event…

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#rssailing – It's been a whirlwind month in the world of RS Sailing. The RS Feva Class set the bar high as the PA Consulting…

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Adapted from ICC Sailing Directions, 2001 edition..

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#rorcrfr – There's a whole secret community in sailing worldwide which thinks it's the Fascinating Race writes W M Nixon. But if the Fastnet Race…

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#cowesweek – In the ownership of Peter Wilson of Howth two decades ago, the Corby 36 Mustang Sally was one of the most successful racing…

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#fastnet – Quoile Yacht Club's Andrew Baker tops his class in the Fastnet Race this morning. Baker from Strangford Lough, an Artemis 23 skipper, leads the 32ft…

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#laser – After two days of Laser racing in Kingston Ontario, Irish youth sailors Aisling Keller (LDYC) and Aoife Hopkins (HYC) are currently tied on…

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#aquecerio – A strong start for both Irish skiff crews at the Olympic test event in Rio sees Belfast's Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern in…

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#TallShips - The Atlantic Youth Trust's (AYT) proposals for a new sail training tall ship for Ireland have taken another step closer to fruition with…

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#Rio2016 - James Espey was Ireland's first sailor to qualify for a spot at Rio 2016. But as BBC Sport reports, his hopes of racing…

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Oman Sail's MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail crept over the start line of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race as light winds slammed the brakes on the biggest…

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#WaterSafety - Dangerous cliff-jumping is putting lives at risk says one lifeboat volunteer after he rescued a young woman from drowning. According to the Sunday…

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#sods – 32 Shannon One Designs competed for the Challenge Cup at Lough Derg Annual Regatta in Dromineer that finished today. Lough Ree Yacht Club's David…

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#WaterSafety - There's never a good reason to go out on the water without a lifejacket. But as TheJournal.ie reports, the Irish Coast Guard still…

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#isora – An offshore fleet of 13 boats headed out of Dublin Bay under spinnaker this morning at 8am bound for Pwllheli in North Wales.…

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#fastnetrace – The northern jetstream seems to have taken a holiday from Ireland for a few days. This mysterious climatic force - which interacts with…

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This weekend the Classic Half Tonners are converging on Nieuwpoort in Belgium for the 8th edition of the Half Ton Classics Cup, which is being…

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#optinats – Malahide Yacht Club's Gemma McDowell leads the Leaseplan Irish Optimist National Championship at Skerries Sailing Club after two days of racing. The event continues…

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#sb20 – The Dun Laoghaire SB20 sportsboat fleet have announced a number of new additions to the class. Coming just weeks after the addition of…

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#420 – A Royal Cork and Malahide Yacht Club combination of Peter McCann and Cara McDowell top Irish hopes in the gold fleet of the 420 Junior…

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#laser4.7youth – Ireland have five girls and 11 boys competing in the Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships in Medemblik, Holland where over 30 countries and…

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#national18 – After a week of racing in varying conditions with wind from 5 to 25 knots and with eleven of the new Phil Morrison…

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#29erworlds – Another late night with sailors coming off the water at 1945pm with 3 races held in the Gold fleet. Harry and Johnny Durcan…

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The ISA Mid-term operational review is now available online..

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The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) will formally support the combined Dun Laoghaire clubs..

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Ireland will be represented by no less than 6 crews in the Rolex Fastnet Race..

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#fastnet – Irish Team – on the "Kilcullen Yoyager" compete for the first time in the Rolex Fastnet Race, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Sunday 16th…

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#cowesweek – Cowes Week today was a beautifully warm day with a stable east-north-easterly air flow over the Solent area that mostly averaged 9-11 knots,…

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#fastnet – A record-sized fleet, at present standing at 372 boats (up from 335 in 2013), is entered in this 90th anniversary Fastnet Race. On…

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Despite best efforts, no racing was held in Pwllheli, Wales yesterday. As Afloat reported previously, two Irish boats are competing, the Durcan twins from Royal…

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#420 – Howth Yacht Club's Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan lead Irish hopes after two days racing at the 420 Junior European Championships. The pair lie 14th…

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is set to welcome Irish crews among 339 sailors from 52 nations for the important Aquece Rio regatta – International Sailing…

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#fireball – If the upcoming Pwllheli GUL World Championships for the Fireball Class are a light weather event, four of the five Fireballs who took…

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 Partial rates relief for Community Sports Clubs...

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#royalcork – Just one month remains before the start of the fourth edition of the Rolex New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Invitational Cup. Taking place…

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#loveboating – Poor old Tim O'Brien appears so down in the dumps about his River Shannon Motor Cruiser that he's outlined ten reasons why he…

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#29er – Day two of the 29er worlds in Pwllheli in North Wales got off in almost identical conditions to day one. 15 knots South West…

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#ircwales – Plas Heli in North Wales hosts the IRC Welsh National Championships from 21st to 23rd August with competitors entered from all corners of…

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#isora – The light and variable winds forecasted for Cardigan Bay also caused problems for the Race Committee for the Pwllheli rendition of the ISORA Night…

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A great win for the Irish at the GP14 British National Championships..

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#vor –  The 70ft Green Dragon that represented Ireland in the 2009 Volvo Ocean race leaves Ireland for good today when she departs Galway at…

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#howth17 – An eminent sailing scribe once suggested that the Howth Yacht Club's historical keelboat class defied physics by proving that friction actually creates energy…

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#youthsailing – The sole Irish 29er sailed by skiff debutantes Harry and Johnny Durcan of Royal Cork lie 52nd in a fleet of over 190…

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#cowesweek – The second day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week delivered perfect conditions, with bright sun and decent winds. A west-south westerly breeze built…

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#flyingfifteen – It's for days like this that we sail Flying Fifteen's, a sunny afternoon with a nice building breeze. The tide was coming in but…

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#isora – The Dun Laoghaire Night Race, as part of the ISORA Avery Crest Offshore Series 2015 and the RAYC Offshore Series, took place starting…

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The changeable conditions continued for the Mermaid National Championships which concluded on Friday at Foynes Yacht Club.  The championship began last Sunday in a challenging…

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#dbsc – Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 8 AUGUST 2015 BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO - 1. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty), 2.Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll)…

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#olympicsailing – We have heard much of how the 2016 Olympiad Sailing Venue in Rio de Janeiro is setting its courses in polluted waters which will…

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With their nearest rivals Flynn & Froggat out of the top four in Race 8, Greystones dinghy duo Shane McCarthy & Andy Thompson became GP14…

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#calvesweek – The final of four days sailing in this year's Gas Calves Week produced the best sailing conditions of the week, with the 6…

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#nyc – Dun Laoghaire Flying fifteen sailor Ronan Beirne has been appointed Vice Commodore of the National Yacht Club. Announcing the news, Commodore Larry Power…

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#sb20 – The SB20 fleet looks set to be one of the most colourful and competitive on the water during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week,…

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#fastnetrock – A little over a week remains before the eagerly anticipated start of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. A veritable international armada will contest…

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#oppie – Skerries Sailing Club Junior Section will host the IODAI Leaseplan sponsored Optimist National Sailing Championships between August 13 and 16. Upwards of 200 young sailors…

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#gp14 – The GP14 UK Nationals concludes today in Brixham and there is every chance of an Irish overall winner. Shane McCarthy & Andy Thompson…

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ISA Youth Pathway Nationals 30th March – 3rd April 2016..

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#calvesweek – After yesterday's challenging conditions for Calves Week yesterday brought a moderate 20 knot southerly breeze with the remains of the swell from Monday's…

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#Tallship1896 - Belem, France's oldest three-masted tallship and one of the oldest sailing ships in the world is to make a two-day visit to Dublin…

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#mermaid – Racing in the Mermaid National Championships got underway earlier this week & has been greeted by extremely mixed conditions. 'Mermaid Week' traditionally begins…

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#olympicsailing – With exactly a year to go to the Rio Olympics the Irish Olympic Sailing team laid out its stall at a press conference…

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Irishman Tom Dolan qualifies for solo Transatlantic race...

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#gp14 – With winds gusting well into high 20's (mph) forecast for Torbay yesterday' racing at the GP14 UK Nationals at Brixham was delayed for…

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#calvesweek – Gas Calves Week 2015 began today with six fleets taking part in a windward/leeward course around the islands of Roaringwater Bay in a…

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#prolific – Ocean Youth Trust South, one of the UK's leading sail training charities for young people, has announced that the charity has just agreed…

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Taste Of Greystones adds East Coast Championships to the party..

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DBSC have declared that as this is the Tuesday of a Bank Holiday weekend there will be no dinghy racing tonight.

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GEORGE SISK IS AFLOAT'S RACING SAILOR OF THE MONTH FOR JULY George Sisk of Dun Laoghaire (pictured top) is the Afloat.ie "Sailor of the Month (Racing)"…

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#fastnetrace – With a record-sized fleet of 335 in the running, the question 'who will win the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race on handicap is a…

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#minitransat – Following an intensive season of racing along the French Atlantic coast, Irish solo sailor Tom Dolan has succeeded in qualifying for the renowned…

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#gp14 – Greystones Sailing Club's Shane McCarthy & Andy Thompson made it two races out of three for the Irish at Zhik GP14 UK Nationals…

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#dbsc – BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) BENETEAU 31.7…

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#national18 – After a week of  National 18 racing in varying conditions with wind from 5 to 25 knots and with eleven of the new Phil…

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#rys – Visiting boats have dominated the Royal Yacht Squadron's historic Bicentenary Regatta in the Solent this past week writes W M Nixon. In a…

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#irishsailors – With the coldest, wettest and windiest July finally put astern, Irish sailors of all ages competing at every level at venues near and…

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#aquecerio – The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) continues to address concerns and is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of all athletes who…

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#Rio2016 - Finn Lynch isn't the only Olympic hopeful who's been moved to put cap in hand to raise the funds needed to compete among…

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#Rio2016 - The news from Rio just gets worse, as a new report claims tests for viruses in the waters where sailors will compete in…

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#VOR - The former honorary chair of the organisers behind Galway's hosting of the Volvo Ocean Race finale in 2012 has hit out at reports…

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#Young sailors have battled it out in seven races so far at the Volvo Gill Optimist Championships in Pwhelli - it's been a tough few…

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#flyingfifteen – Despite the holiday season a good fleet of Flying Fifteens turned out for the DBSC race on a cold Thursday evening. Tom Galvin…

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#rssailing –  The RS Eurocup will be sailed at Ballyholme Yacht Club from 18 to 20th September. Many of Ireland's top double handed sailors have purchased RS400's this…

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#Rio2016 - Rio has made "great progress" in preparing for next summer's Olympic Games but "challenges" remain, not least of which is Guanabara Bay's significant…

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#PolarShip - "You are made for the ice," is how legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen christened the tall ship Maud in 1917. That's because the…

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#fireball – Tonight's DBSC racing was full of contrasts for the Fireball  fleet that took to the water. The first race was sailed in rain, the…

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#dbsc – CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Syzrgy (R Fogarty), 2. Papytoo (M Walsh/F Guilfoyle), 3. Jiminy Cricket (M Tyndall) Ensign - 1. INSS 2 (A Rumball),…

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#nat18 – This week's National 18 Cock O' the North competition at Crosshaven from 26th or the 31st July is a special time for the dinghy…

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ISA continuing to lobby for a statutory register for pleasure craft..

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Glandore Regatta prize giving highlights as follows..

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For much of the week, Wateford Harbour's Geoff Power was in the frame at the Topper world Championships but in the end the Irish number…

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#calvesweek – 2015 GAS Calves Week has already seventy plus entrants from Howth to Fenit booked for the start line and with International Race Officer…

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#halftonclassics – The 8th Half Ton Classics Cup will take place in Nieuwpoort, Belgium from 17-21 August writes Vincent Delany.This event is for yachts which…

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#wiora – WIORA had to share inner the Bay with Galway Bay Swim Event from Aughnish to Salthill where some 60 participants took part. The…

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Breathe in, breathe out, stay calm- a rollercoaster 10 days for Irish Junior and Youth Sailors..

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#VOR - The company that organised Galway's hosting of the Volvo Ocean Race finale three years ago has written off more than €1 million in…

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#laser – Kinsale Yacht Club was the venue for a dress rehearsal of this winter's Laser trial for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Four of five possible…

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#laseryouth – First elation, then disappointment and then consolation that a very solid performance by Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon had only narrowly missed out…

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#puppeteers – The 2015 Puppeteer National Championships was won by Scorie Walls, Declan Brown and crew on 'Gold Dust' following 2 days of intense racing…

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#WIORA - Following Wednesday's wild offshore spin, competition for places in WIORA was heating up yesterday (Friday 24 July), with a number of close-quarters incidents…

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#DBSC - Dublin Bay Sailing Club results for 25 July 2015: BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. After You Too (Michael Blaney), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath &…

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#wildatlanticway – There's an elemental quality to Ireland's Atlantic seaboard which can be more than matched by the weather the ocean throws at it. In…

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#lasertrials – 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing Silver Medallist Seafra Guilfoyle is receiving treatment for a slipped disk but refuses to rule himself out of the…

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#laserradialyoutheuros – The Radial Youth Sailing Laser European Championships in Portugal have tested the mettle of the Irish sailors with a different set of conditions…

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#flyingfifteen – Fourteen Flying Fifteens turned out for the DBSC race last night on Dublin Bay with Chris Doorly & Alan Green in Frequent Flyer…

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#topperworlds – Consistent sailing from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club's Geoff Power puts the Kilkenny College student second overall at the Topper Worlds in Italy and…

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#olympicsailing – Irish Olympic sailing is one of the best state funded sports so perhaps those thinking of representing Ireland in Rio next year should…

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#420worlds – The two Irish boats competing at the 2015 420 Worlds in Karatsu, Japan, this week, turned in solid results yesterday to make the cut-off…

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#nat18 – This weekend's Cock O' the North regatta at Royal Cork in Crosshaven will have in the region of 35 National 18s racing across…

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#FastnetRace - It's the world's biggest offshore race, heading into its 46th edition when the fleet sets of from Cowes on 16 August. And while…

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#420worlds – There was big winds in Japan as Irish teams close in on the gold fleet cut at the 420 world championships. Malahide's Lizzy and…

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#annalisemurphy – The final series in the Laser and Laser Radial European Championships 2015 have begun and the race for medals has set in but…

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#TRWC – Day three of the ISAF Team Racing World Championships at Rutland Water, England was all about consistency and trying to make the Gold grade.…

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Disabled sailors to compete for the Presidents Cup..

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#29er – Junior Helmsman champion Harry Durcan and twin Johnny have completed the European 29er skiff championships in Medemblik, Holland. The Royal Cork pair raced in…

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#oppie – Ireland's Jamie McMahon is the top Irish boy at the Optimist Europeans in Wales after six qualifying races sailed and will be the…

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#annalisemurphy – Strong winds and gusts of 25 knots on the last day of the qualification races enabled the National Yacht Club's Annalise Murphy to…

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#420 – After four qualifying races Lizzy and Cara McDowell of Malahide Yacht Club are 19th from 60 at the 2015 420 World Championships in Castle…

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#dbsc – Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 21 JULY 2015 CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Isolde (B Mulqueen & J Martin), 2. Asterix(Boushel/Meredith/Counihan), 3. Cacciatore…

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#rssailing – The RS inlands on 18/19 July were hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club, where most competitors took advantage of the great camping facilities…

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#youthsailing – In a week of intense international competition Irish youth sailors are conpeting in Portugal, Japan, Wales and Italy. The ISA Laser Radial Academy team…

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#allireland – Defending All Ireland Sailing Champion Anthony O'Leary of Royal Cork must travel to Dublin Bay to defend his crown this October. The Irish Sailing…

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#annalisemurphy – After a sixth scored in race three and the discard now applied after four races sailed, Irish sailing star Annalise Murphy moved up…

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#kinsale – Kinsale Yacht Club is a hive of activity this week ahead of the arrival of the Laser fleet for the Cantor Fitzgerald sponsored…

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All Ireland Senior and Junior Sailing Championships 2015 Notice of Race.. 

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#TallShips - "An Atlantic legacy for future generations" is how the Atlantic Youth Trust describes its concept for a proposed new tall ship that would…

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#optimist – Spain made the biggest impact as their sailors won no fewer than six of the first 15 races of the 2015 Magic Marine…

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#annalisemurphy – A black flag and a 21 scored in the opening rounds of the Laser Radial European Championships in Denmark is a disappointment for…

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#rorc – Anthony O'Leary's Antix crew from Royal Cork fought back hard on the last day of the British IRC championships on the Solent yesterday in…

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#420worlds  – Ireland has two entries among 330 sailors representing 21 nations gathered in Castle Karatsu Bay, Japan for the 2015 420 dinghy World Championships this week.…

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#flyingfifteen – Team Mulligan, Ben and Mary Jane, won both Flying Fifteen DBSC races yesterday, sailing Thingamabob, as blustery winds on Dublin Bay showcased the strength…

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#lighthouserace – The Adrian Lee & Partners Lighthouse Race, as part of the ISORA Avery Crest Offshore Series 2015 and the RAYC Offshore Series, took…

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#optieuros – Ireland is represented by a team of eight young sailors among 500 sailors from 37 nations competing at the Optimist European Championships at Pwllheli…

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#britirc – After six races sailed at the British IRC Championships on the Solent, Anthony O'Leary's Antix from Royal Cork and Baltimore is in ninth…

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#DBSC - Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 18 July 2015: BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston),…

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#britIRC – Anthony O'Leary's defence of his British IRC title has got off to a difficult start in Cowes. After three races sailed the Royal…

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#classicboats – One of the most significant boats in Irish sailing history is due to be re-launched today after a lengthy restoration. W M Nixon sets…

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Last day of racing at French Nationals...

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#cruising –  Norman Kean, who continues to sail and cruise with his recently-acquired 40ft cutter Coire Uisge from Courtmacsherry in West Cork, is the Honorary…

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#dlregatta – Dun Laoghaire's waterfront Yacht Clubs have announced the dates of the next Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta as July 6-9 2017. The growing stature…

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#dbsc – Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 16 JULY 2015 BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Prospect (ChrisJohnston), 3.…

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#teamracing – Two Irish teams will represent Ireland in the upcoming ISAF Team Racing worlds in Rutland from the 18th to the 25th of July,…

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#galwaybaycruise – The keenly-anticipated three-day assembly of boats from all around Galway Bay, planned for this coming weekend at Kilronan in the Aran Islands, has…

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#rselite – This year the Irish RS Elite nationals were hosted in Dublin as part of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, some 400 boats ay…

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#britirc – The lineup for the British IRC Nationals at Cowes from tomorrow to Sunday July 19th has increased in the final countdown in recent…

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#Solar - Twenty entrants from around the world were expected in Monaco last weekend for the second annual Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup, held at the Royal…

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#NorthWales - Following the very enjoyable Dun Laoghaire Regatta, the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club (Abersoch) and the PlasHeli Events Centre Pwllheli (Pwllhelli Sailing Club) are…

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ISA invites applications for Instructor Trainers.

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#fireball – After two weekends of multi-day regattas, at the Nationals in Dunmore East (10 boats) and the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (8 boats), six…

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#dlregatta – There's no shortage of Laser racing on Dublin Bay this year after 16 entries contested 10 races over four days at VDLR, followed…

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#hyc – Howth Yacht Club sailor Ewan McMahon travelled to Warnemünde in Germany for the Laser Europa Cup from 4th - 7th July 2015 and…

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#dbsc – FIREBALL Race 2- 1. Goodness Gracious (Louise McKenna), 2. No Name (B McGuire), 3. No Name (S Oram) FIREBALL Race 1- 1. No…

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#gp14 – With the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta running this year, the GP14 class were invited to compete in addition to 30 other classes that…

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#rorc – The Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC National Championship kicks off this weekend with the hottest racing fleet since six TP52s took part in…

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#optimist – The 2015 IODAI Optimist Connacht Championships took place over the weekend of the 11/12 July hosted by Lough Ree Yacht Club. The event…

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#MatchRacing - The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is now inviting all member national authorities to bid for the 2017 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship.…

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#dlregatta – Dun Laoghaire certainly felt like a major focal point of international sailing as Sunday afternoon's awards ceremony swung into action at the National…

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#Joker2 - John Maybury's Joker 2 has had an impressive run of form since June, with big wins in both the ICRA Nationals/Sovereign's Cup week…

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#dlregatta – As well as winning the 'Volvo Boat of the week award' with George Sisk's offshore performance in Wow, the Royal Irish Yacht Club…

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#fireball – The Clancy's aka Conor and James were deserved winners of the Fireball main prize in the four day biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta.…

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#49er – New Zealanders Pete Burling and Blair Tuke have won the 49er European Championships, after dominating the final day of competition on the huge…

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#dlregatta –  Dublin Yacht Club's shared the bulk of the overall prizes at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015 this afternoon, winning 22 of the 29…

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Titles decided at Ireland's biggest sailing event..

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#dlregatta – Lighter winds brought new leaders and relief to tired crews at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015 this afternoon. Two more races on the penultimate…

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#dlregatta – Anyone who thinks they're comprehending all the action and the full story in the continuing, colour-filled and action-packed sailfest in Dublin Bay clearly hasn't…

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#vdlr –  As Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015 reaches its halfway stage, leaderboards are shaping up across 29 classes. The strong wind sixth edition of Ireland's biggest…

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Galway is deservedly renowned for its many summer festivals of arts, sport and culture, and in a week's time the sailing scene in Galway Bay…

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#WaterSafety - Inter-agency efforts to promote safer enjoyment of the water were the order of the day at Operation Safe Water, which took place in…

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#dlregatta – Strong southerly winds have led to the postponement of some of the 29–racing classes at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta this morning. All cruiser…

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#sb20 – Three physically demanding races were held for the SB20 Gold fleet today at Torbole, Lake Garda yesterday. Racing began in 20-knot breezes, which…

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#laserworlds – Ireland's James Espey has completed the 2015 Kingston Laser Standard World Championships in 43rd place from 53. It's a gold fleet performance but…

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After the high winds disappointment of day one, day two of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup produced four wonderful races in perfect Solent conditions. The…

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#vor – Cork's Justin Slattery along with skipper Ian Walker and the rest of the victorious Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew have presented His Highness…

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#49erfx – There is disappointment for the Irish 49erfx duo, Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey, over their silver fleet finish at the European Championships in Portugal. While…

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It was all change at the top on Day 3 of the Trentino SB20 World Championships. Of the 11 Irish boats competing Shane Murphy's Dinghy…

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#quarterton – Three Irish entries are among the line up for this week's Coutts Quarter Ton Cup at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, in Cowes. IRL 8164…

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#matchracing – Howth's Yacht Club's Diana Kissane faces strong opposition in Denmark at the Women's Match Racing World Championship and yesterday strong gusts and a…

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#rorc – The RORC Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the highly popular Cowes Dinard-St Malo Race. With 173 entries, the 151 nautical mile…

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#fastnet – One reason the Rolex Fastnet Race is the world's biggest offshore yacht race - at present 390 boats are entered - was the…

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