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Alison Blake at the helm of the Hanse 371, a White Sails competitor in the 2024 Women at the Helm Regatta hosted by the National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire
The Royal Irish Yacht Club White Sails Cruiser team of Just Jasmin (Joan Sheffield), Shearwater (Catherine Day) and Great Escape (Katherine Sheehan) were the winners of the Roy Family Perpetual Trophy for the best team performance at the Women At The Helm 2024 regatta…
A female Fireball dinghy duo sailing at Dun Laoghaire
This weekend's Women at the Helm Regatta 2024, hosted by the National Yacht Club and supported by Sia Partners and Irish Sailing, begins on Friday, May 24th, with a motivational panel featuring Olympic sailing silver medallist Annalise Murphy, solo offshore…
Women make up less than 2% of seafarers worldwide, an International Maritime Organisation has heard
The International Maritime Organisation, the United Nations agency for the sea, has called for more involvement by women in the world’s maritime operations, marking today’s International Day for Women in the Maritime sphere. Its Secretary-General, Arsenio Dominguez, says that, currently,…
Ann Kirwan at the helm of a Ruffian 23 in West Cork
Irish international offshore sailor Joan Mulloy has recently completed a ten-day trip from Antigua to Portugal in a Mod 70 trimaran as part of the Famous project led by Dee Cafarri and Alexia Barrier, which aims to break the record…
Dublin Bay 21s Number 3 Naneen (blue) and Number 6 Estelle (yellow) in close company in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Saturday, 11th May race
Dublin Bay on Saturday, 11th May, presented perfect sailing conditions with sunshine, easterly F3/ F4 winds, and a reasonably flat sea state. A full turnout for the Dublin Bay Twentyones with a couple of newcomers to the fleet taking their…
Pip Hare pictured dockside during the Bermudes 1000 race in Brest in 2022
Pip Hare’s Vendée Globe campaign is sailing into some choppy waters with news that the veteran offshore solo sailor needs more funding by this summer or the boat likely won’t race in November. As Marine Industry News reports, Hare’s team…
Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy is a guest speaker at Women At The Helm Regatta 2024
The 2024 Women At The Helm Regatta (WATH) will be hosted by the National Yacht Club over the weekend of May 24-26. The event encourages female sailors who may not normally lead, to step up and make the move from crew to helm.…
The all-female crew are competing in the Northern Ireland Inshore Points Series on the Sigma 33 Elandra
The Sigma 33 Elandra was out racing for the first time yesterday (27th April) with its mainly all-women crew on Belfast Lough. Victoria and Martin Dews have made Elandra available to encourage women to grab the chance to race or…
The Famous Project crew hold their teammates in high esteem after their arrival in Portimao, Portugal on Wednesday 24 April
The Famous Project crew have completed on their first all-female ocean passage across the Atlantic on their MOD70 The Famous Project Limosa. The seven-strong crew — which included Ireland’s own Joan Mulloy — arrived in Portimao, Portugal from Antigua on…
Victoria Dews, the owner of Sigma 33 Elandra based in Belfast Lough
Victoria Dews, the owner of Sigma 33 Elandra based in Belfast Lough, possesses many of the characteristics associated with the name Elandra, such as a strong personality, energy, charisma, and focus. She is a great advocate of Women on Water,…
The WOW festival is an opportunity for women to try a variety of different activities on the water within a supportive environment and a chance to meet new friends whilst developing skills
This year’s Women on Water Festival will be held at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club at Cultra on the south side of Belfast Lough near Holywood. The date is 12th May. This event, hosted by the RYANI is…
The revised 2024 women’s tour schedule also sees the addition of the newly announced women’s trophy event in Bermuda to take place during the iconic Bermuda Gold Cup, a founding event of the World Match Racing Tour this year celebrating its 71st edition
The Women’s World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has announced an updated schedule for the 2024 Tour after the unfortunate cancellation of the opening season events in Annapolis and San Francisco due to a shortage of registered teams. The revised schedule…
Storming along to the big win in Tangier. Eve McMahon was to show grace under pressure in maintaining a very clear lead in the ILCA U21 Worlds in Tangier
Friday evening’s announcement of the Irish Sailor of the Year 2023 title for 19-year-old Eve McMahon at her sailing home of Howth Yacht Club well captures the zeitgeist of mid-2020s Ireland, not least in the fact that the title holder…
Participants of all background and experience in a previous Women On Water Festival hosted by RYA Northern Ireland
RYA Northern Ireland’s Women On Water Festival will take place at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club in Cultra on Sunday 12 May and online sign-ups are now open to women across Northern Ireland and the wider island of…
The all-female crew of The Famous Project
Fresh from their third-place finish in the RORC Caribbean 600’s multihull class and multiple training laps around the island of Antigua itself, the seven-strong The Famous Project crew — which includes Ireland’s own Pamela Lee and Joan Mulloy — have…
Charlotte Borghesi's historic win at the SB20 World Championship in Dubai and her team's triumph is a source of inspiration for women in sports everywhere
The recently concluded SB20 World Championship in Dubai witnessed a historic moment as Team Kidzink emerged as the new World Champions. The team, consisting of Charlotte Borghesi as helmswoman, Pippa Kenton-Page as strategist, Artem Basalkin as tactician, and Gonçalo Lopes…