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The eight-boat Ireland 29er World Çhampionship team are competing this week at the 2012 Olympic venue of Weymouth
A silver medal at last week's 29er UK National Championships in Weymouth for recently crowned Irish national champions Ben O'Shaughnessy (RCYC) and Ethan Spain (NYC) set the Cork-Dublin duo up nicely for this week's world championships at the same venue. 410 sailors making…
29 junior teams and 28 youth teams battled it out for a sought-after top spot at the 2022 Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships in Oxford
Save the dates for 2023’s Eric Twiname Junior & Youth Team Racing Championships which will be held over the weekend of 7-8 October at Oxford Sailing Club on Farmoor Reservoir. Young sailors aged eight to 18 across Great Britain and…
Sienna Wright is presented with her U17 silver medal after her impressive showing at the ILCA 6 Youth Europeans in Gdynia, Poland
It’s been a bumper month for Howth Yacht Club’s Sienna Wright on the international stage, with U17 silver medals in the ILCA 6 Youth Worlds and Europeans. Last week in Gdynia, Poland at the Youth European Championships (12-19 July), the…
RS Fevas and Optimists round a mark at the National Yacht Club Junior Regatta sponsored by Sia Partners NextGen Consulting
Some sunshine and gentle sailing breezes on Dublin Bay allowed a full programme of three races for Wednesday's (19th July) National Yacht Club Junior Regatta sponsored by Sia Partners NextGen Consulting. Over 100 boats contested the regatta in an in-harbour…
Gusts of 37 knots at Ballyholme Yacht Club meant no sailing on Friday 7 July for the Topper fleets
Ballyholme Yacht Club’s online Baycam had a very prominent red line on Friday (7 July) with the southerly offshore wind forecast to reach 37 knots in the gusts, putting paid to the first day of the 2023 Topper Nationals. In…
Action on the water from a previous RYANI Youth Nationals event
RYA Northern Ireland has issued the Notice of Race and opened entries for the 2023 edition of the RYANI F10 Marine Youth Championships, which will take place on the weekend of 9-10 September. Following the cancellation of last year’s championships…
Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School students in an RS Quest dinghy in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
As part of this week's Dun Laoghaire Harbour Coastival Festival, the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School team is hosting a free public talk in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Lexicon this Monday evening, the 3rd of July, from 6.30 pm. “Getting…
Sailing Coach Thomas Chaix sailing with his eldest son Ben in a Mirror dinghy he restored. The pair are aiming to compete in next month's 50-boat Mirror World Championships in County Sligo
Sailing Coach Thomas Chaix looks at the benefits of the Mirror dinghy in the lead-up to the World Championships in Sligo as well as a possible new orientation for the 1962 design that has more than 70,000 built worldwide Why the Mirror?…
Close racing in the 29er class on the last day of Kiel Week. There was no room for mistakes, with just one discard in the 13-race series
Sister-Brother duo Clementine and Nathan van Steenberge (NYC) finished up fifth and first mixed duo, having led the 29er fleet for the first three days in Kiel Week in Germany. As Afloat reported earlier, the Dun Laoghaire siblings showed strong…
Jessica Dadley-Young and Sally Nixon of Ballyholme Yacht Club competing in the Uk Feva Nationals. Racing was in a big fleet of nearly 100 at Plas Heli in Pwllheli in North Wales
It is 36 years since the father of Ben Greenhalgh, winner of the RS Feva UK Nationals at Pwllheli, raced in the same waters in the Cadet Worlds in a team from Ireland. Simon Greenhalgh from Ballyholme YC was part…
Royal Cork Yacht Club runs this fun race for its junior and youth sailors and want to see families and friends together on the water
This Saturday (June 3), the annual Coolmore Race for Junior Crews of the Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) will provide a great sight down the riverside from Carrigaline to Crosshaven. The Coolmore Cup is an annual event which attracts a…
Luke Simpson (CAYC), winner of the 5.3 Topper Traveller at County Antrim Yacht Club
Twenty-one Topper dinghy sailors from as far away as Dun Laoghaire and Sligo Yacht Club turned out for last weekend’s Topper Traveller hosted by County Antrim Yacht Club on the north shore of Belfast Lough. The sailors raced in two…
The U12 IODAI Optimist Team includes Abigail O’Sullivan, Tara Hayes, Basile Dion, Eoin Pierse, Emily Donagh, Maeve Donagh, Tomás A Coistealbha, Hugo Breen, Holly Cantwell, Donnchadh Duane, Clara McElligott, Lucy Scott, Patrick Fegan
Lough Ree Yacht Club were host to the fun, friendships and team-building experience by the Irish Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) Development Squad and the U12 team last weekend when the teams came together for the first time to…
Emily (left) and Annabel Ridout with the Royal Irish Yacht Club's Stephen Breen
The long trail from Ballyholme to the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for the RS Feva East Coast Championships was worthwhile for the three crews from the North who dominated the result sheet, with the Ridout family taking…
The Fraglia Vela Riva ILCA regatta on Lake Garda, Italy
Royal St. George Yacht Club youth ILCA ace Fiachra McDonnell has finished seventh in Italy's Eurilca Europa Cup. The Irish champion, who has had a busy start to 2023, earned the ILCA 6 male division result after seven races in…
The mixed crew of Alana Twomey and Chris Bateman of the host club won the 29er Southern Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for photo gallery of day two action
The mixed crew of Alana Twomey and Chris Bateman of the host club clinched the 29er Southern Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club.  The Crosshaven pair's one-point overnight lead was swallowed up when they posted a third in the first…