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Kinsale Yacht Club in West Cork is now recruiting instructors and assistants for its 2023 junior sailing courses. These courses will run for six weeks from 26 June to 5 August 2023. Interested parties should send an email to juniororganiser@kyc.ie…
Erin McIlwaine (left) of Kilkeel and Ellie Cunnane of Tralee are teaming up in an Irish skiff partnership for Los Angeles 2028
Erin McIlwaine is an 18-year-old sailor from Kilkeel on the South Down coast and a member of the nearby Newcastle Yacht Club and Royal St. George in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay. Erin has recently teamed up with Ellie Cunnane…
Emily Conan and Jessica Riordan finished first & second Female Sailors in the ILCA 4 division of the EuroMed Cup in Malta
Tuesday was the final opportunity for the Irish sailors to make a move at the Mapfre EuroMed Cup in Malta and what moves they made. Emily Conan and Jessica Riordan finished first & second Female Sailors in the ILCA 4,…
29er racing at Ballyholme Yacht Club. The club has gone for 15 years without 29ers but hopes to have three in its fleet next spring
Ballyholme Yacht Club's Junior Icebreaker series came to a conclusion with prize giving on Saturday, 17th December, for ILCA, 29er, Feva, Topper 5.3, Topper 4.2 and Optimist classes. The series is open to all cadets and particularly aims to support those…
The British Sailing Squad will act as an apprenticeship to the senior British Sailing Team
The British Sailing Team has launched its new development academy, 'the British Sailing Squad', aimed at developing Olympic stars of the future. The British Sailing Squad will act as an apprenticeship to the senior British Sailing Team, giving talented young…
Irish boats for one and two - the all-conquering Headcase (4247) hounds the Greystones boat Hard on Port on the way to her second victory of the day in the J24 Europeans in Howth
Cillian Dickson and the crew of the J24 Headcase raced in the 2022 J24 European Championships hosted by Howth Yacht Club. Here Dickson reflects on the incredible 2022 season for the class and for him and the crew aboard Headcase. 2022…
Kinsailors Under 25 crew honoured -   Front row, Dave O' Sullivan (mentor), Rachel Akerlind, Francesca Lewis and Matthias Hellstern KYC Commodore. (Back row) Lellie Collins, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Dorothy  Matthews, Mikey Carroll, Davy Carroll, Emer Heery and Rory Carroll
Kinsale Yacht Club honoured its Under 25 team and presented them with awards for their achievement to mark the success of the club’s project which, through the support of members, bought a J24, which they named Kinsailor and sailed successfully…
Topper dinghy sailors are on a high at Royal Cork with the news that the class World Championships will be sailed from Crosshaven from 24th-28th July 2023
There were great celebrations at Crosshaven for the Royal Cork Yacht Club Dinghy Frostbites prizegiving not only for the winners of the three-race series but also because of confirmation of Royal Cork's staging of the Topper World Championships in 2023.…
Sixteen-year-old Rocco Wright is the 2022 ILCA6 Men's European Champion and U21 Champion
Sixteen-year-old Rocco Wright has won the ILCA6/Laser Men's European Championship on the Côte d'Azur today. The Howth Yacht Club youth also won the U21 division, and this event is added to his Youth World Championship Gold won in the Netherlands in…
Irish sailor Rocco Wright leads overall going into the final day of racing at the  ILCA 6 Mens European Championships in Hyeres
Irish sailor Rocco Wright of Howth (1-13-5) regained full control of the fleet and leads both the overall and Under 21 European championships again with 32 points at the ILCA 6 European Championships in Hyeres France on the penultimate day.…
A second place followed by an eighth means Rocco Wright has a ten-point lead in the 64-boat ILCA 6 Europeans fleet
Howth Yacht Club's Rocco Wright retained his overnight lead in the non-Olympic ILCA6/Laser Men's Euro event in Hyeres, France.  A second place followed by an eighth means he has a ten-point lead at this early stage of the regatta in…
Youth sailors on the water getting sailing instruction with the Royal St George Yacht Club
The Royal St George Yacht Club is currently looking to recruit a number of committed sailing instructors for 2023. The Dun Laoghaire waterfront club requires active sailors/instructors “with a positive attitude, complete professionalism and a passion for sailing and fun”.…
Howth Yacht Club's Rocco Wright leads both rankings of the ILCA 6 Men's European Championships in Hyeres, France
Howth Yacht Club sailor Rocco Wright leads both rankings after an impeccable 1-2 in the opening races of the ILCA 6/Laser Men's European Championships in Hyeres, France. The 2022 EurILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy started today at Cercle d’Organisation du…
109 sailors are being part of the ILCA 6 Eurilca Women’s championship, including Ireland's Paris 2024 campaigner Eve McMahon
Eve McMahon from Howth Yacht Club opted to take a penalty in a post-race arbitration session for an incident at a busy mark-rounding in the second race of the ILCA 6/Laser Women's European Championships in Hyeres on Wednesday. In 59th overall…
Cove Sailing Club's Harry McDwyer - Cove Sailing Club Commodore Niall Hawes said Harry was an exemplary member of the Club, and his commitment to carrying out safety cover on the water for all classes, including the Rankins, Mixed Dinghies and Optimists, enabled all to be on the water, whether it was competing, training or just on a jolly
The Cove Sailing Club ‘Club Person of the Year Award' was presented to the youngest recipient of the award ever at the Club’s annual Laying Up Supper in Cobh in Cork Harbour at the weekend. 21-year-old Harry McDwyer collected the award…
Winner Bobby Driscoll (right) and Ross Kearney with the 2022 GP14 Youth Trophy at Newtownards
The GP14 youth championships looked set to be a great event, running alongside the Hot Toddy, which still attracted an excellent turnout for the time of year writes Ross Kearney The weather forecast potentially put a few off, with Saturday looking…