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Thomas Chaix leads the IODAI Optimist development team to France
The Irish Optimist Dinghy Association will continue with its coaching arrangements in 2023, IODAI President Paddy Ryan has confirmed. Dennis Paaske, Soren Laugesen and Thomas Chaix will resume their roles from the successful National Training Week on Lough Derg last November.…
The group of young sailors who completed their Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessments over the last few weekends at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School
Twenty-two young sailors completed their Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessments over the last few weekends at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School. The group is now preparing for RYA Dinghy Instructor Courses at Easter. The programme at the Irish National…
Yachts competing at the 2022 ICRA Nationals raced as part of Cork Week in Cork Harbour
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association’s survey of members has identified the biggest barriers to racing as being the costs involved in travelling to events and the lack of crews. The online survey asked members their views “to improve, support and…
Royal St George burgee
The Royal St George Yacht Club in conjunction with Leinster Colleges and Schools are commencing a new team racing league to be held over three Saturdays in March and April. The ethos behind the league is to provide youth sailors…
The incident occurred in the Ballyconneely area of Connemara
A University team racing crew was involved in a one-vehicle collision in County Galway on Saturday morning.  One man went to University Hospital Galway for treatment, according to Gardai. Afloat sources say the crew were travelling to an IUSA championship in…
Max Sweetman and Roisin Mitchell-Ward have won three of four races sailed at the 420 dinghy Munster Championship at Kinsale Yacht Club. Scroll down for a photo gallery
Waterford Harbour Sailing Club's Max Sweetman and Roisin Mitchell-Ward lead a 12-boat 420 dinghy fleet competing for Munster Championship honours at Kinsale Yacht Club.  After four races sailed on the opening day and one discard, the Dunmore East duo are two…
32 young sailors have experienced a variety of challenging sailing conditions and bright sunshine at this week's 420 training session in Kinsale ahead of the class Munster Championships
Ahead of the 420 Munster Championships starting today (Friday) in Kinsale, the class held the Craftinsure Irish International 420 Spring Training. Hosted by Kinsale Yacht Club, the training is led by Graeme Grant and supported by Cara McDowell, Michael O Sullivan…
ILCA 6 world champion Eve McMahon is in action at the Vilamoura Grand Prix, Portugal
Irish Sailor of the Year 2022 Eve McMahon is back on the water this week when she leads an Irish youth sailing squad into round two of the Vilamoura Grand Prix in Portugal. Racing begins at noon today for an…
“We’re on our way….” Eve McMahon after clinching Gold in mid-July 2022 in the Youth Worlds at the Hague in The Netherlands
Eve McMahon is “Irish Sailor of the Year 2022”, making it into the top national position for the second successive year after the ILCA 6 sailor’s international performance was of such a standard that she even managed to better her…
America’s Cup Recon Emirates Team New Zealand LEQ12 - Set to be stand-out global events, the Women’s & Youth America’s Cup Regattas are two of the major highlights of AC37 in Barcelona, shining a spotlight on the next generation of America’s Cup sailors
Two of the primary events of AC37 in Barcelona are the Women's & Youth America's Cup Regattas, which place a strong emphasis on the upcoming generation of America's Cup sailors. The most prestigious prize in sailing is the ultimate platform…
The Gonzaga College and Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Shanahan Cup event will be sailed in RS Fevas
After a three-year pandemic-induced absence, the Shanahan Cup Secondary Schools' Team Racing event is set to take place next Wednesday, the 8th of February. Jointly hosted by Gonzaga College and the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School racing is organised…
Aerial view of Armação dos Búzio on Rasa Beach Bay
World Sailing has announced that the host venue of the 2023 Youth Sailing World Championships will be the coastal resort town of Armação dos Búzios in Brazil, while the 2024 edition is being planned for Italy’s Lake Garda. The 2023…
The first 420 domestic regional event of 2023 will be the Munster Championships on Friday, 17th to Saturday 18th February in Kinsale Harbour
After a short break over Christmas and New Year, the 420 sailors are back out on the water at various clubs around the country. The 420 class has a reputation for providing top-quality coaching, both through the clubs and at…
The Royal St. George Yacht Club is recruiting for a team to enter the 2024 Youth America's Cup in the new foiling AC40 class
The Royal St. George Yacht Club of Dun Laoghaire Harbour has earned itself the name of Ireland’s foiling hub. In recent years, they have become the leaders in driving modern foiling in Ireland, mainly in the ever-growing Waszp class. Wanting…
The Sea Scouts, from Malahide and Greystones, were welcomed onboard by Captain Dermot Gray and the crew. Captain Gray, Master of the ILV Granuaile, is also President of the Irish Institute of Master Mariners
The winners of the 2022 seamanship competition for senior Sea Scouts, supported by the Irish Institute of Master Mariners, recently got the opportunity to tour the ILV Granuaile as part of their prize. The young people were invited to learn…
National Yacht Club sailors compete at the Euromed, a mid-winter event in Malta
The EUROMED is a great mid-winter event in Malta. The event is sailed in Optimist, ILCA4 and ILCA6. The mild temperatures along with the friendliness of the organisers, deliver the perfect combo for fun and competition. Team National Yacht Club…