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The 22-boat fleet racing in the fourth race of the O'Leary Insurance Royal Cork Yacht Club's Winter League 2022
After four races sailed and with one discard applied, Fiona Young's Albin Express North Star has a four-point advantage at the top of Royal Cork Yacht Club's O'Leary Insurance Winter League 2022 in IRC with one race left to sail. 22 boats are…
Easterly winds that produced a choppy sea on Dublin Bay led to the cancellation of race five of the AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series at the Royal Irish Yacht Club this morning
The popular AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot suffered the first cancellation of its 2022 series this morning when 20-knot easterly winds blew on Dublin Bay.  The strong winds produced an 'awful' sea state (as seen on the 3 x Afloat webcams)…
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…
Dominic Losty's Quarter Tonner 'Illegal' competing this Autumn in Cork Harbour
Cove Sailing Club (CSC) elected Quarter Ton yachtsman Dominic Losty as Commodore at Tuesday night's AGM. After a busy and successful year for the Cork Harbour club, Losty takes over from outgoing Niall Hawes. Losty is a long-time Quarter Ton sailor…
5o5 sailor Jacqui O’Brien was elected Commodore of dinghy sailing-oriented Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour at its weekend AGM
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club members elected Jacqui O’Brien as Commodore at their annual meeting on Sunday. Richie Harrington was appointed Vice Commodore and Alan Fehily Rear Commodore. Sandy O’Brien is Hon. Secretary and Kieran O’Leary Hon.Treasurer. Committee members are: Ewen…
National Yacht Club Commodore Conor O'Regan presents the Rickard Cup for Bravery to NYC instructors Hal Fitzgerald and John Duffy, and there was special recognition also to Jack Hall and Nicola Ferguson
The annual NYC Junior Awards Ceremony occurred at the National Yacht Club on Saturday, 26th November. The awards night is when NYC juniors traditionally take over the club. This is when the achievements of our juniors in summer courses and…
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.…
J/122 Jelly Baby (Brian and Mary Jones) - Royal Cork Yacht Club's 2022 'Yacht of the Year (Spinnaker)'
The well-campaigned J/122 Jelly Baby (Brian and Mary Jones) was awarded Royal Cork Yacht Club's 'Yacht of the Year (Spinnaker)' for her performances in 2022 that most recently included an overall win in the club's Autumn League. On a night…
The Cape 31 'Blast' races past Dun Laoghaire Harbour on a course to Dalkey Island in the third race of the 2022 AIB-sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot Racing on Dublin Bay
After some unstable offshore wind conditions for last Sunday's race three round Dalkey Island, the forecast for Sunday's fourth race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot Racing on Dublin Bay indicates more medium to strong westerly winds. Handicaps and Starts for the fourth race of the…
Racing in the men's fleet of the ILCA 7 European Championships in Hyeres
Ireland's ILCA 7 Paris 2024 campaigners ended a 'tough' week at the European Championships in Hyeres on Monday, with Finn Lynch finishing 25th and Ewan McMahon 11 places behind his Paris rival in 36th in a fleet of 137. The Gold fleet…
Howth's Eve McMahon finished the EurILCA 6 Europeans at Hyeres in 21st place overall in a fleet of 95
In the ILCA6/Laser Women's European Championship in France, Eve McMahon of Howth YC produced a good overall result in one of her first events as a senior after moving up from three Gold medals at World Youth level this season. A…
The late Ben Mulligan (right) in his Flying Fifteen 'Enfant de Marie' with Cormac Bradley

Ben Mulligan

22nd November 2022 Flying Fifteen
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.The evil that men do lives after them;The good is oft interred with their bones;” Mark Anthony’s speech on the death of Julius CaesarFrom Shakespeare’s play…
Jonathan O'Shaughnessy leads Chris Bateman in Royal Cork's ILCA 7 Frostbite Series in Cork Harbour. After six races sailed, O'Shaughnessy has built up a four-point winning margin. Wexford harbour's James Murphy holds third overall. The Lasers and RCYC Topper fleets sailed on…
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…
Optimist winter dinghy training inside Dun Laoghaire harbour
A windy winter weekend at Dun Laoghaire Harbour led to the cancellation of some sailing events, including the third round of the DMYC's dinghy Frostbites Series. If some of the National Yacht Club training activities were cancelled or postponed due…
Outgoing Secretary Darryl Hughes, maritime historian Cormac Lowth and President Adrian Spence at Saturday's AGM of the Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association in the Poolbeg Y&BC in Dublin Port
The Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association is now the central organisation for the OGA in Ireland, following the absorption of the Northern Ireland branch, which supplied the re-elected President, Adrian "Stu" Spence. His home port is in Ringhaddy Sound in…

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