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Eve McMahon won three out of four races in big breeze on Belfast Lough
Ballyholme is famous for the big rolling seas with a northeast breeze of strength and on Super Saturday at the Youth Sailing Championships, the ILCA6 Under 17 world champion Eve McMahon showed her strength with a dominant display in strong winds and…
A capsized RIB rescue boat is recovered from the slipway at Ballyholme Yacht Club during the Youth Sailing Championships on Belfast Lough
The Irish Sailing Association and Ballyholme Yacht Club have thanked the RNLI and HM Coastguard for their assistance at the Youth Sailing Championships on Belfast Lough on Saturday. In a statement, the organisers said a 'small number' of competitors had…
Howth's Rocco Wright
Challenging conditions on Belfast Lough were to the liking of Howth's Rocco Wright on the second day of racing at the Irish Youth Sailing National Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club in Northern Ireland. The Howth teen has moved into the…
Jonathan O'Shaughnessy (Royal Cork YC) has a six-point lead in the ILCA 6 class at Ballyholme
On the first day of racing at the 2022 Irish Youth Sailing National Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough on Thursday, the event got off to a staggered start with four of the six classes racing.  A 50-strong Optimist…
Ballyholme Yacht Club
Ireland’s biggest youth sailing regatta will see numbers back up to pre-COVID highs with over 200 young sailors taking part in the 2022 Irish Sailing Youth National Championships this week. This year the event is hosted by Ballyholme Yacht Club…
The RYA Youth Sailing National Championships returned to Pwllheli, North Wales, over the Easter break as the 2022 champions were crowned across seven youth fleets. Last hosting the premier youth sailing regatta in 2016, Plas Heli welcomed 280 youngsters from…
RYA NI Performance Manager Andrew Baker with NI prizewinners at the RYA Youth Nationals
Northern girls shone at the RYA Youth Nationals last week with Ellen Barbour of County Antrim Yacht Club at Whitehead and East Antrim BC at Larne making her mark in the Women’s ILCA/Laser 6 fleet with a convincing third overall.…
The Ballyholme YC Tree Planting crew in the Belfast Hills
Planting trees is very different to sailing at Ballyholme, but this month a team from the Belfast Lough club travelled to Glas Na Braden wood in the Belfast Hills behind Newtownabbey on the north shore of the Lough to take…
Erin McIlwaine (left) and Lauren McDowell  in their 29erdinghy at the RYA Youth Nationals in Pwllheli
The 190-strong fleet at the RYA Youth Nationals hosted by Pwllheli Sailing Club in North Wales this week should be a good run-up to the Irish Youth Sailing Nationals next week at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough where around…
The 1892-built Heritage Tall Ship Leader will arrive in Northern Ireland this month
Silvery Light Sailing is Northern Ireland’s only Maritime Heritage Community Boatworks and Sail Training Charity and it has just been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £244,975 for the acquisition of the 1892-built Heritage Tall Ship Leader and…
National Yacht Club Commodore Conor O'Regan led the junior summer sailing achievement celebrations at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Friday night. The junior and youth sailors produced results at home and abroad in a variety of classes including Optimist, Laser and 29er…
Royal Cork's Jonathan O'Shaughnessy took silver at the seasonal opener of the XVII Andalusian Olympic Week in southern Spain
The rising young stars in Ireland's ILCA 6 aka Laser class have had a very successful outing to the seasonal opener of the XVII Andalusian Olympic Week in southern Spain. In a hugely popular win for the times that are…
Ballyholme Yacht Club in Bangor on Belfast Lough is the host club for this year’s Irish National Youth Sailing Championships from 21st until 24th April. The cream of youth and junior sailors from across Ireland will compete in the Laser/ILCA…
Competitors at the Championships represent their respective countries as they do at the Olympic Games, as the only entrants in their class
Over 450 of the world’s very best youth sailors from 69 countries have confirmed their participation in the Allianz Youth World Sailing Championships 2022. Taking place off the coast of Scheveningen in The Hague, The Netherlands, from 8-15 July 2022,…
Kinsale Yacht Club U25 sailors celebrate the launch of the new club J/24
Kinsale Yacht Club has launched its Under 25 Team’s J24 and named it ‘Kinsailor.’ The boat is the last J24 to have been built by Jeremy Rogers, who also built Contessas, on the Isle of Wight. “At 31 years old…
The RYA’s iconic “battle of the regions” pits young sailors from across the country against each other, representing their RYA Region or Home Country.
The Eric Twiname Junior Championships is back after a two-year absence – and entries are now open. The RYA’s iconic “battle of the regions” pits young sailors from across the country against each other, representing their RYA Region or Home…

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