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The scene at Donaghdee Harbour on the Ards Peninsula when Donaghadee Sailing Club played host to the third Topper Ireland/ITCA Traveller event of 2024
Donaghadee Sailing Club on the Ards Peninsula in Northern Ireland recently hosted the third Topper Ireland/ITCA Traveller event of 2024, welcoming young sailors from various clubs for a weekend of friendly competition and skill-building. The event kicked off with a…
UCD Sailing Varsities 2024 Overall Winners (From left to right) Jamie McMahon, Leonie Judge, William Lacey, Tom Higgins, Peter Fagan, and Cian Lynch
University College Dublin Sailing Club's (UCDSC) win of the 2024 Varsities Trophy at 2024 Sailing Varsities at the Fastnet Marine & Outdoor Education Centre in West Cork has been recognised with two prestigious awards. Student Sport Ireland National Awards -…
Irish student Skipper Michéal O’Suilléabhain and his Irish University Sailing Team will compete in Lake Garda at the  International University Sports Federation (FISU) World Sailing Championships on Lake Garda this week
University College Cork (UCC) will compete in the FISU world sailing fleet racing championships on Lake Garda, Italy, later this week.  UCC was selected to represent Ireland after the Irish University Sailing Association (IUSA) completed a 'rigorous' selection process. The…
Dinghies on the water at Rutland Sailing Club during the 2024 RYA Eric Twiname Championships
Rutland Sailing Club in England’s East Midlands was a hub of energy over the May Bank Holiday weekend (4-6 May) as some 300 junior sailors — including nine from Northern Ireland — took to the water for the highly anticipated…
National Yacht Club junior sailors (from left to right) Sam Ledoux, coach, Alex Butcher, Jacob Browne, Louis Tricket, Eabha Brennan Hobbs, Alanah Whelan and Cormac Whelan
After a frustrating May Bank Holiday weekend and the absence of wind that led to the cancellation of the Feva East Coast championships, the various host yacht clubs around the country were rewarded with great conditions last weekend. The Optimist…
Eight teams competed in Elliott 6m sportsboats at the  2024 Irish Match Racing National Championships organised by the Irish Match Racing Association at the National Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire Harbour
Royal St. George Yacht Club trio Tom, Henry and Jack Higgins were crowned 2024 Irish Match Racing Champions after eight teams competed over two days in the National Yacht Club's Elliott 6m sportsboat fleet in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Waterford Harbour match racer…
Jamie McMahon, with a crew of Andrew Smith and Kate O'Connor, bested Micheal O’Suilleabhain and the crew of Michael Carroll and Mia Murphy for the student match racing national title in March
Royal St. George's top Irish match racer, Tom Higgins, will confront March's Student Match Racing National Championships winner, Jamie McMahon of Howth Yacht Club, among others, when the National Yacht Club (NYC) hosts the Irish Match Racing National Championships (IMRA)…
Never mind the weather - Clementine van Steenberg and Jessica Riordan on their way to 29er victory in the Youth Nationals at Crosshaven
The nuclear fusion generated by the focus of elite 29er training in Dun Laoghaire – currently centred on the National YC with Thomas Chaix – meant that the class was one of those that elected to have a four-day series…
Three kites - Ger and Robyn Owens (pink), overall winners of the 2024 Mirror Eastern Championship at Blessington Sailing Club with Juliet Ryan and Ella Rock (yellow) and Aurele Dion and Ben Chaix (Blue)
The Mirror dinghy season kicked off with a bang as 13 boats landed in Blessington Lake Sailing Club; a little apprehensive about how the weekend would unfold but certainly excited to get back afloat. There were some new faces and…
Hugh Meagher and Oisin Alexander were third overall at the 29er East Coast Championships held at the National Yacht Club
The National Yacht Club hosted the first combined 29er and 49er events, and it proved to be a great success. There was a palpable buzz on the club platform before and after sailing and great racing. As it was reported…
The ILCA Connacht Championships are to be used to award the ILCA 4 Irish Sailing Youth National Prizes 2024
In the aftermath of Storm Kathleen, the ILCA 4 Class was left without any competitive sailing at the Irish Sailing Youth Nationals held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in early April. However, ILCA Ireland has stepped up to the…
Blessington Sailing Club and Malahide Yacht Club's Cora McNaughton and Sean Cronin (left) are one of four Irish pairings selected to compete at the 2024 International 420 Open European Championships in July
The Irish 420 Dinghy Class Association announces the pairings to represent Ireland at the 2024 Open International 420 European Championships.  Unlike some other youth boats, the 420 Worlds and Junior Europeans are closed events due to the sheer numbers of boats…
Following the Youth National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club, the Irish Optimist Dinghy teams have been announced for 2024
The anticipation had been building for weeks, and as a group of 39 of the country's more experienced Optimist sailors headed for the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven from April 4th to 7th, excited at the prospect of four…
The Mirror dinghy class is rejuvenated in Ireland for 2024
The rejuvenated Mirror dinghy class is ready to kick off 2024 in Blessington on 27-28 April, whether you have the latest Winder racing unit or the wooden beauty your granddad built in his garage. Is it the fun, the intergenerational learning,…
Joseph Griffiths
Baltimore Sailing Club’s Joseph Griffiths will be joining the two Northern Ireland youth sailors selected for the Griffin Project 2024. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Griffin Project is a Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) initiatve which gives young sailors…
Clementine van Steenberge (right) and her crew Jessica Riordan from the George picked up another Europa Cup win in March and sailed to victory at the cut-short Irish Sailing Youth National Championships in Cork Harbour in April
National Yacht Club sailing and performance programmes ran all winter alongside frostbite racing, keeping racing sailors training and progressing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The club had coaching series in almost all the main classes sailed off the NYC platform with…