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John Maybury's Joker 2 crew from the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour are racing on a chartered J122 and currently lying second in the Les Voiles de St Barths regatta. It has been a week of big…
Jelly Baby ready for the road north
Kevin O’Neill’s boat-shed at Kirkistown on the Ards Peninsula in Co Down has seen many boat restorations, the most recent being the MGRS 34, Twenty Twenty for Rex Robinson of Dublin Bay (renamed Debbie R in memory of his late…
Peter Dunlop and Victoria Cox’s champion J/109 Mojito is entered into June's Wave Regatta at Howth
Peter Dunlop and Victoria Cox’s champion J/109 ‘Mojito’ is the first UK entry for this year's Wave Regatta in Howth Yacht Club in June. The Pwllheli Sailing Club boat from North Wales is a regular and prominent force on the…
A file photo of the 2017 Turkey Shoot regular Dear Prudence. The J/109 is leading overall in the 2021 DBSC Series
The J/109 Dear Prudence is the overall leader of the mixed cruiser DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay after three of seven races sailed.  The 1720 sportsboat 'What did you Break?' that led until race two is now in…
J109 yacht Jelly Baby from the Royal Cork Yacht Club on the rocks at the entrance to Cork Harbour
All crew are reported safe, but a top racing yacht of the Royal Cork Yacht Club is on the rocks at Cork Harbour after a Mayday emergency incident on the final day of racing in the Club's Autumn League. After…
Five-time J/109 champions (from left to right) John White (upwind trim), Ron Verling (navigator), John Maybury (owner and helmsman), Malcolm Moir (bow), Michelle Fitzgerald (pit), Barry Byrne (downwind trim), Brian Phelan (sub), Teddy Byrne (sub), Nick Smyth (tactician) and Shane Keogh (mast) not pictured
John Maybury and the Joker II crew became J109 National Champions for the fifth time on Dublin Bay this afternoon with a clear win in the two-day, six-race North Sails Ireland sponsored championships.  Maybury secured the title at the Royal Irish…
Finbarr O'Regan's Artful Dodjer from Kinsale Yach Club is one of two Cork entries competing in this weekend's Royal Irish Yacht club hosted J/109 National Championships
Three wins from three races in light and fickle conditions on Dublin Bay give the host club's John Maybury a clear lead in the J/109 National Championships 2021 at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Maybury's Joker II, a past class champion,…
First in IRC 1 - The Kelly family from Rush Sailing Club were overall winners in the biggest class of the ICRA Championships in their J109 Storm
Leading from start to finish, the Kelly family J109 from Rush Sailing Club in north county Dublin sealed the IRC One victory in the ICRA National Championships on Dublin Bay this afternoon with a 4.5 points cushion. Storm counted two…
With top-five results scored in all five races so far - and three race wins to boot - the Kelly family J109 from Rush Sailing Club continues to lead the ICRA Nationals Division One on Dublin Bay. Such consistent sailing…
J109 (IRL 1909) Outrajeous gets her bow out to make a great start and win the first race in IRC One of the ICRA championships on Dublin Bay
As well as taking the top two places overall, J109 designs also took six of the top ten places in the biggest class of the ICRA National Championships on Dublin Bay today. Rush Sailing Club's Storm now leads (4,1) but…
After a win at 60-boat Calves Week in West Cork in August, Frank Whelan's new J122 Kaya from Greystones makes her ICRA debut on Friday on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) National Championships returns to Dublin Bay this weekend (September 3-5th) and brings one of the biggest Division Zero fleets the cruiser-racer body has ever seen. An expected fleet of 13 Zeros is bigger than the…
The Jones family J109 Jelly Baby to weather of the Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon girl at the Start of the Kinsale Yacht Club Fastnet Race 2021
It was a one, two overall for the J109 design in this weekend's Kinsale Yacht Club SCORA Fastnet Race.  Royal Cork yacht Jelly Baby claimed a victory in a corrected time of 21 hours:13 minutes: 26 seconds from the host club's Artful Dodger (Finbarr…
Kinsale J109 Artful Dodjer (Finnbarr O'Regan)
An estimated fleet of ten boats is contemplating a light air forecast for Friday evening's SCORA Kinsale Yacht Club Fastnet Race. Sponsored by UK Sailmakers Ireland, the fleet includes the on form host club J109 entry of Artful Dodjer (Finnbarr…
Mixed Howth fleet at the back of the island – classic Lambay Race boat variety on Lambay's north coast, with Stephen Harris's First 40.7 Tiger nearest camera
With official club racing only permissible since last Monday, June 7th, and many fit-out schedules delayed through May's atrocious weather, the realists had been hoping for a turnout of maybe around 40 boats for Howth YC's opening major event of…
John Murphy and Richard Colwell's much-fancied J109 Outrajeous is out of next week's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
A Howth Yacht Club favourite for Wednesday's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race has pulled out of the biennial race. The entry has been withdrawn due to a number of factors, the most significant being that a key crew member has…
58 entries including 29 IRC Two-Handed teams racing overnight for the first time this year
The Royal Ocean Racing Club organised two races over the May Bank Holiday weekend. 58 boats entered, including a 91nm race for IRC Two Handed, the first overnight race of the year. Giovanni Belgrano’s Classic Whooper won the race for…

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