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Teams from all around the globe are arriving in Antigua (above) and represent over 32 different nations including Ireland
There's a good turnout of young Irish sailors competing in the Caribbean 600 starting on Monday.  The Irish crew are among teams from all around the globe arriving in Antigua this weekend and representing over 32 different nations. The sailors…
420 dinghy racing on Cardigan Bay.
The RYA Youth Sailing Brititsh National Championships is making a much-anticipated return to Wales in 2022 – and entries are now open for the Irish Sea event. The week-long regatta heads to Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy in…
The RYA Northern Ireland Celtic Cup team
The last weekend of January saw the RYA Celtic Cup hosted by RYA Scotland at Largs Sailing Club, and taking part were RYANI Youth Sailing Squad Members with RYA Wales and RYA Scotland. As well as racing for the Celtic…
The RS Feva offers a double-handed alternative and stepping stone for young sailors, The world’s leading double-handed dinghy for youngsters and parent/child teams. Exciting performance is the secret behind the success of the RS Feva. The modern styling and practical…
New “Sailor of the Year” Eve McMahon finding her way at speed through the spray of Lake Garda in July, en route to the World Title
Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club, the Golden Girl of the international ILCA Classes, is Afloat.ie “Irish Sailor of the Year” for 2021, deservedly following an honoured track set over many years by Ireland’s legends in the sport. Such elevation…
Six Irish 29er partnerships travelled to the UK to compete in the 48 boats UK Winter Championships at Grafham Water
Although our own domestic season is still many weeks away, six 29er partnerships elected to travel to the UK to compete in the 48 boats UK Winters. Grafham Water is the traditional venue for the event and despite a challenging…
Royal Cork's Under 25 crew flying downwind in the club J/24
I’m encouraged by the opening of the Under 25 support programme for the season ahead. It is a further positive step towards bridging the gap through which young sailors were lost to the sport. That was when they wanted to…
Annamarie Fegan, Vice Admiral Royal Cork YC,  Johnathan O'Shaughnessy, Winner of the Pyewacket Trophy and Admiral of the Royal Cork YC, Kieran O'Connell
The national and international achievements afloat of Irish Laser dinghy star Jonathan O'Shaughnessy were recognised ashore this weekend at Royal Cork Yacht Club when the Irish champion was presented with its perpetual Pyewacket Trophy. As regular Afloat readers will recall, O'Shaughnessy qualified as…
29er skiff sailing at the New Year Dinghy Clinic hosted by Tralee Bay Sailing Club
Dinghy Performance teamed up with Tralee Bay Sailing Club to bring back the Tralee Bay New year clinic onto the 2022 calendar. The clinic's concept is to have all the main junior and youth classes in the same venue, allowing…
Baltimore Sailing Club in West Cork is, predominantly, a ‘summer club’ that is very busy when seasonal visitors arrive in the village from Cork City, Dublin and other locations. That does not limit its ambitions to develop the sport as…
File image of East Antrim Boat Club on Larne Lough
Topper racer Connie Wilson, who sails out of East Antrim Boat Club in Northern Ireland, is one of 14 young sailors across the UK who have been awarded their own boats and boards donated by the John Merricks Sailing Trust.…
Waszp sailing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Waszp Ireland, the foiling dinghy class has announced a three-event foiling tour of Ireland for 2022, see poster below. The foiling tour features events in Cork (Baltimore) for the "foiling weekend" in May, the Nationals in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in…
Launching dinghies for the Lough Ree Yacht Club Night Sail
As often happens, the result of an improvised plan can be better than the original. Due to Covid, Lough Ree Yacht Club was unable to hold their usual Christmas party in the clubhouse. It was decided instead to decorate boats…
The wind was scarce on Belfast Lough for the Ballyholme Yacht Club Cadets Christmas Regatta
Great patience was required from the 44 youngsters competing in the 39 dinghies at the Ballyholme Yacht Club Cadet Christmas Regatta as wind was scarce on Belfast Lough. But persist they did in a variety of dinghies – Toppers, Picos,…
Eve McMahon - fourth overall at the Youth World sailing Championships
Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon has finished in fourth place overall in the Women’s ILCA6 (Laser Radial) at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Mussanah, Oman. A 3rd, 6th and 8th place in the final three races secured Eve’s top…
Eve McMahon - A 3.0 and 6.0 scored yesterday sees the Dubliner just 11 points off the podium going into the final day of the Youth Worlds Championships
At a high scoring regatta in Oman, Howth's Eve McMahon has regained her top five placing overall going into the final day of competition at the Youth World Sailing competition on Friday. On Wednesday, at the halfway point of the…

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