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Monkstown Bay's Commodore's Cup features an All-In Start for the club’s dinghy fleet
The 'Commodore’s Cup' is being raced at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club on Saturday. It is an All-In Start for the club’s dinghy fleet, with First Gun at 1255. The club is also offering ‘Try Sailing’ for members and friends tomorrow,…
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe T.D today presented scholarship certificates to the first students to complete the inaugural Irish Nautical Trust Marine Skills & Technology scholarship programme, supported by Google.org at the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club Ringsend, Dublin. Photo Shows the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe with graduates, Frank Hopkins, Leopardstown (on left) and Philip Murphy from Ringsend
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, T.D. was at the Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club Marina, Ringsend on the River Liffey today, to present scholarship certificates to the first cohort of students completing the inaugural Irish Nautical Trust Marine Skills &…
The leg to Poldy mark saw a broader spinnaker leg for the DBSC Flying Fifteens
On a night where winds of 20knots were recorded, as reported elsewhere on this website, 12 Flying Fifteens answered Brian Mathews’ DBSC starting call last night in the robust conditions that caused the cancellation of racing for the Mermaids and…
Tony Fox's A35 Gringo from the National Yacht Club
Tony Fox's Archambault 35 Gringo from the National Yacht Club took a well-earned win in tonight's windy fifth race of the AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night series. The win puts Fox into third overall in a 14-boat Cruisers One IRC division. Second…
23 Water Wags started the DBSC at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, all carrying one reef
The Water Wag dinghy class had one Dublin Bay Sailing Club race on Wednesday evening in a blustery Dun Laoghaire Harbour. So blustery in fact, Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly went out in advance a DBSC RIB to review the conditions…
RS Aero sailor Roy Van Maanen is a DBSC PY dinghy competitor
The National Yacht Club's Noel Butler sailing his RS Aero 'Orion' was on top again in the DBSC's AIB Summer dinghy series with two more wins in Tuesday night racing (May 24th) in his RS Aero dinghy to bring his strike…
Nicholas O'Leary's Green Armada Irish sailing SSL Gold Cup team in Switzerland included: Bow -Simon Johnson, Mid Bow/grinder/strategy - Ryan Glynn, Pit - Cian Guilfoyle, Grinder - Grattan Roberts, Trim - David Kenefick, Trim - George Kingston, Main/tactics - Nin O’Leary and Helm - Harry Durcan
Nicholas O'Leary's Green Armada Irish sailing team will be heading to the Kingdom of Bahrain this October for the SSL Gold Cup 2022 Final Series having qualified on Lake Neuchatel last weekend.  Bahrain will host the SSL GOLD CUP 2022 Final Series,…
1720 sportsboat East Coast Winners - The Waterford Harbour 1720 Root 1 crew (from left) Charlie Boland, Geoff Tait, Steve McConnell, Julian Hughes, Max Sweetman and Shane Hughes
Waterford Harbour Sailing Club took the top three places overall at the 1720 East Coast Championships at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday, with the Dunmore East's club's Julian Hughes taking the title by two points.  The Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted a four-class…
Andrew Craig's Chimaera from the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Andrew Craig's Chimaera from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the winner of the Cruisers One/J109 Race five in DBSC's AIB Summer Series on Saturday.  Racing was held in light southeasterly winds that never reach ten knots on Dublin Bay.Craig beat…
Michael O'Connor's Ted leads after one race in the SB20 class of the RIYC hosted Sportsboat Cup
The Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted four-class Dun Laoghaire Cup for sports boats with racing for 1720, SB20, J80 and Beneteau First 21 classes got off to a slow start on Saturday due to unstable winds on Dublin Bay. In a fine…
Royal Cork's Oisin Pierse leads the Optimist Munster Championships in Cork Harbour
Fresh from his IODAI Optimist Trials success at Ballyholme at Easter, Royal Cork's Oisin Pierse has taken the overall lead on home waters at the Optimist Munster Championships after four races sailed in the 46-boat senior fleet.  119 boats in three fleets are…
Anthony O'Leary and the Antix crew from Royal Cork are competing in a 13-boat Cape 31 fleet in Cowes at RORC's Vice Admiral's Cup Regatta
If you've wondered what it's like in the wide open prairie-like spaces of the new Cape 31s' cockpits when things get hairy, "The Cork Boat in Cowes", aka the latest Antix with Anthony O'Leary doing the driving in the Solent, provides…
A scene from the 2020 RCYC Coolmore Race with dinghies under tow
Run by the Royal Cork Yacht Club for its young club members, the race starts off Coolmore House near Rabbit Island in Cork Harbour and finishes in front of the RCYC clubhouse. The Carrigaline-Crosshaven walk and cycle way runs alongside…
John Lavery & Alan Green (4083) were the Flying Fifteen race winners
After last Thursday’s healthy breezes and the “pea-souper” that prevented last Saturday’s racing, fourteen Flying Fifteens answered the DBSC Race Officer’s call last night in conditions that started off as being “robust” with a wind against tide situation generating choppy…
In the ten-boat DBSC scratch race for the Beneteau 211s, Peter Carroll's Yikes was the winner on Dublin Bay
In the ten-boat scratch race for the Beneteau 211s, Peter Carroll's Yikes won from Andrew Bradley's Chinook in the fourth IRC race of the AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Thursday night series. Third was Pete Evans in Anemos 2.  Race Officer Ed…
Legendary Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race skipper Tracy Edwards MBE who gave a talk at the Royal Irish Yacht Club is pictured with from (L-R) Tim Carpenter, Vice Commodore, RIYC, Jerry Dowling, Commodore, RIYC, Tracy Edwards MBE, Winifred McCourt, Rear Commodore House, House RIYC and Joe Conway, Rear Commodore Sailing
The Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour hosted 'An Evening with Tracy Edwards MBE' on Wednesday, May 18th.  The legendary Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race skipper was welcomed by RIYC Commodore Jerry Dowling and Flag Officers.  Edwards gave a talk to…
Water Wag dinghy racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Wednesday's  DBSC Water Wag dinghy racing scheduled for Dun Laoghaire Harbour is cancelled due to an adverse weather forecast. "Winds gusting gale force 8 in the east are scheduled for later this evening", Commodore Ann Kirwan told Afloat. The Wags are…
DBSC Tuesday night race five for PY dinghies was in Scotsman's Bay to the East of Dun Laoghaire Harbour in light southeast winds
Another win for Noel Butler last night in DBSC Tuesday night dinghy racing gives him four wins from five starts of the PY division in his RS Aero dinghy. Race five was run by Race Officer Declan Traynor in Scotsman's Bay…
Royal Cork YC getting the best of a start in the 2021 NYYC Invitational
It's one of the hottest tickets in international Corinthian sailing, and invites to take part are like gold dust. It's the biennial New York Yacht Club Invitational, raced in Mark Mill-designed IC37s in the sacred waters off Newport Rhode Island.…
Julie Ascoop (1968-2022) was a breath of fresh air for sailing in Ireland and the larger Irish maritime world
Afloat.ie much appreciates being invited to publish this Appreciation by the IDRA 14 Class Association of the much-mourned Julie Ascoop, whose untimely passing has taken an inspirational maritime enthusiast from among us. We are particularly grateful to Charles and Ian…

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