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The RCYC Sutton Book Team Racing Challenge sailors
Established in 1944, the Sutton Book Trophy (‘the book’) is arguably the oldest team racing event in Ireland which has seen Royal Cork dinghy sailors do battle with Sutton Dinghy Club sailors on Dublin Bay in order to establish which…
Kinsale Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club says it is examining an initiative with Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre (KOEC) and Kinsale Community School to develop a team racing programme for teenagers. It’s envisaged that up to six boats will be made available by KOEC who will provide training and safety boat…
Tight racing on the Forth among the 707s at the RYA Scotland/British Keelboat League Youth Weekend on 3-4 September
The RYA Scotland/British Keelboat League Youth Weekend at Port Edgar Yacht Club took place over the weekend of 3-4 September with 54 youth sailors out experiencing 707 keelboat racing on the Forth. “The consensus from everyone involved was that it…
The record 29 teams competing in the Elmo Trophy this year saw the very best of Dun Laoghaire harbour over the weekend
It’s hard to imagine that racing in three knots of breeze could produce a thrilling finish, but this year's Elmo team racing Trophy final between ‘Nautibuoys’ and ‘Port Hub’ produced exactly that. After 148 races over the weekend, the final…
Elmo team racing trophy racing at Dun Laoghaire
Dun Laoghaire Harbour delivered excellent sailing conditions for the 29 teams on the first day of the Elmo team racing trophy at the Royal St. George Yacht Club.  Racing is tight across the fleets, with early leaders coming from the…
With 29 teams and five flights, this weekend's Elmo Cup will be the biggest team racing event ever sailed in Ireland
An impressive 29 teams (which means 174 sailors) will battle for team racing's Elmo Trophy in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this weekend. Five flights of firefly dinghies (which means 30 boats) will be launched from the Royal Saint George Yacht Club…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour is the venue for the Elmo Cup - see the short timelapse video below
Royal St. George's Robert Walker shot this short timelapse video showing the training that is ongoing this week for the Elmo Cup team racing and the Dun Laoghaire Harbour granite pond venue looks superb in the August sunshine!  See the…
Fleet of fireflies launching for the Elmo trophy at the Royal Saint George Yacht club
Entries continue to build for the 7th Elmo trophy, a youth team racing event in Dun Laoghaire. It takes place on 27/28 August at the Royal Saint George yacht club. This year sees the return of last year's debutants Glandore…
Crookhaven Sailing Club was presented with Cup and crowned 2022 Marconi Cup Champions
Glandore Harbour Yacht Club hosted the annual West Cork interclub team racing Marconi Cup regatta on July 23rd. The event had been absent for the past two years due to Covid, so excitement had been building for weeks along the coast…
Racing at the 2022 Global Team Race Regatta in New York
You could be forgiven for thinking that Newport Harbor Yacht Club was the home team at the 2022 Global Team Race Regatta. There's the name, for starters. But also the comfort level displayed by the eight-person team during the three-day…
The Global Team Race in New York will showcase 2v2 racing, driving more international visibility and continued growth for the sport of sailing
Ireland's Royal Cork Yacht Club is one of 11 teams competing in this weekend's Global Team Race championships at New York Yacht Club this weekend. Fred Cudmore is Royal Cork's Team Captain with Grattan Roberts, Sonia Minihane, Chloe Crosbie, Harry Durcan,…
Team West beat Team East by four races to two at the Ruffian 23 All Ireland Team Racing at the DMYC in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
There is a new All-Ireland Team Racing event in Ruffian 23 one-design keelboats, between North, South, East & West, hosted by Carrickfergus SC, Wicklow SC, DL Combined clubs & Mayo SC writes Colin McMullen A Sunday evening stroller on the bridge at…
Team racing at Howth Yacht Club
Cadets and Young Ordinary members of Howth Yacht Club who are looking for a way to flex their competitive muscles can take to the water for weekly Pico team racing from 6pm this Friday 6 May. Non-members are also welcome…
Irish School Team Racing Champions: The Gonzaga Team were Trevor Bolger Helm 1, Jacques Murphy Helm 2, Archie Daly Helm 3, and the crew were Ethan Hunt, Cathal O'Reagan and Jules Start
Gonzaga College was crowned as the Schools National Team Racing Champions 2022 at the event hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Since the event's inception in 2004, it is the first occasion that a…
Schools team racing in Firefly dinghies at the Royal St.George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire
After a hiatus of two years due to Covid, the Schools National Team Racing Championships are being hosted by the Royal St.George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay. The Royal St. George Yacht Club, home to team…
West Kirby Hawks - RYA National Team Racing Championship Winners
The RYA National Team Racing Championship saw West Kirby Hawks successfully retaining their title and the Prince Philip Trophy for another year. Hosted by West Kirby Sailing Club on the Wirral, it was the third consecutive win of the championship…

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