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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.…
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…
Irish sailor Rocco Wright leads overall going into the final day of racing at the  ILCA 6 Mens European Championships in Hyeres
Irish sailor Rocco Wright of Howth (1-13-5) regained full control of the fleet and leads both the overall and Under 21 European championships again with 32 points at the ILCA 6 European Championships in Hyeres France on the penultimate day.…
A second place followed by an eighth means Rocco Wright has a ten-point lead in the 64-boat ILCA 6 Europeans fleet
Howth Yacht Club's Rocco Wright retained his overnight lead in the non-Olympic ILCA6/Laser Men's Euro event in Hyeres, France.  A second place followed by an eighth means he has a ten-point lead at this early stage of the regatta in…
Howth Yacht Club's Rocco Wright leads both rankings of the ILCA 6 Men's European Championships in Hyeres, France
Howth Yacht Club sailor Rocco Wright leads both rankings after an impeccable 1-2 in the opening races of the ILCA 6/Laser Men's European Championships in Hyeres, France. The 2022 EurILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy started today at Cercle d’Organisation du…
109 sailors are being part of the ILCA 6 Eurilca Women’s championship, including Ireland's Paris 2024 campaigner Eve McMahon
Eve McMahon from Howth Yacht Club opted to take a penalty in a post-race arbitration session for an incident at a busy mark-rounding in the second race of the ILCA 6/Laser Women's European Championships in Hyeres on Wednesday. In 59th overall…
Youth sailors on the water getting sailing instruction with the Royal St George Yacht Club
The Royal St George Yacht Club is currently looking to recruit a number of committed sailing instructors for 2023. The Dun Laoghaire waterfront club requires active sailors/instructors “with a positive attitude, complete professionalism and a passion for sailing and fun”.…
Cove Sailing Club's Harry McDwyer - Cove Sailing Club Commodore Niall Hawes said Harry was an exemplary member of the Club, and his commitment to carrying out safety cover on the water for all classes, including the Rankins, Mixed Dinghies and Optimists, enabled all to be on the water, whether it was competing, training or just on a jolly
The Cove Sailing Club ‘Club Person of the Year Award' was presented to the youngest recipient of the award ever at the Club’s annual Laying Up Supper in Cobh in Cork Harbour at the weekend. 21-year-old Harry McDwyer collected the award…
Winner Bobby Driscoll (right) and Ross Kearney with the 2022 GP14 Youth Trophy at Newtownards
The GP14 youth championships looked set to be a great event, running alongside the Hot Toddy, which still attracted an excellent turnout for the time of year writes Ross Kearney The weather forecast potentially put a few off, with Saturday looking…
Irish 29er dinghy star Alana Twomey is presented with the Royal Cork Yacht Club's perpetual Pyewacket Trophy for her outstanding achievements by (left) Maurice Collins and Admiral Kieran O'Connell
The national and international achievements afloat of Irish 29er dinghy star Alana Twomey were recognised ashore at the weekend at Royal Cork Yacht Club when the Irish female champion was presented with its perpetual Pyewacket Trophy. As regular Afloat readers will recall, Twomey…
Coaching at the Optimist National Training Week. The 2022 Training Week is on Lough Derg from 2nd to the 5th of November
Exciting times for the Irish Optimist fleet with momentum quickly building towards the IODAI National Training Week taking place from the 2nd to the 5th of November. Scheduled over four days, with over 130 participating young sailors from 16 different…
Belgium’s Tokyo Olympian Emma Plasschaert leads at the  ILCA 6 World Championships in Texas
Three races were completed today in the final series at the 2022 ILCA 6 World Championships, where Irish youth champion Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club tops the silver fleet overall, scoring race wins in races five and six to…
Royal St. George Yacht Club Optimist dinghies ready to launch at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
In the 69-boat Optimist dinghy Senior Fleet, Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Royal St. George Yacht Club had eight sailors in the top 15 of the 2022 IODAI National Rankings, namely Jules Start (1st boy and 1st overall), Caoilinn Geraghty- McDonnell (1st…
A whopping 845 fast-paced races at the Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships were held under clear blue skies over the course of the weekend as 29 junior teams and 28 youth teams battled it out for a sought-after top spot
More than 250 youngsters took to the water for an action-packed weekend of fun at the Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships. The much-loved regatta – which pits junior and youth teams from across the country against one…
Alex Colquitt and team in action at the 2022 Ceilidh Cup
Alex Colquitt and his team triumphed at the 2022 Ceilidh Cup in Argyll, western Scotland this past weekend, with Thomas Goodman of Strathclyde University taking the Scottish Student Sailing title. It was a windy affair for the annual Ceilidh Cup/Scottish…
Ethan Banks
There will be a Guard of Honour of sailors and families and friends of sailors at the gate of Sutton Dinghy Club just before 1pm this Friday 7 October for the funeral procession for Ethan Banks. The 18-year-old, who crewed with…

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