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 Kenny Rumball skippering the J109 Jedi at the start of June’s Round Ireland Race. The recovery of a man overboard from the yacht at night during the 700-mile race led to a Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Seamanship Trophy. Photo: David O’Brien

Key Irish sailing events are reporting buoyant entries for 2019 with early take-up at Ireland’s biggest regatta up as much as 70 per cent for July’s b(...)

 Red Falcon Ferry  collided with several  yachts while trying to berth at the entrance of Cowes Harbour during heavy fog. Photograph: @thetony_howard/PA Wire

A Red Falcon Ferry has reportedly collided with at least two yachts while trying to berth at the entrance of Cowes Harbour on the Isle of Wight during(...)

 Triple ICRA Champion Joker II Skippered by John Maybury of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dublin. This year’s ICRA National Championships are heading to Galway Bay for the first time in August. Photo: David O’Brien

This week’s Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) egm appointed a new executive, approved an “interim” constitution and confirmed that it’s “full st(...)

Beibhinn and Robert Marten at their home in Ringaroga, Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Bebhinn Marten looks around her kitchen with satisfaction. “Robert and I had agreed on the work we each would do and he wanted to build the kitchen. B(...)

The stalemate  at the Irish Cruiser Racing Association  impacts on the more than 7,000 regular competitors around Ireland each year. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A stalemate of sorts has emerged in the saga of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) that impacts on the more than 7,000 regular competitors ar(...)

Ireland will host the SB20 European Sportsboat Championships on Dublin Bay from August 28th next year. Photo: David O’Brien

In a big year ahead for Irish SB20 sportsboats interests, the European Championships will be staged on Dublin Bay. But the first international compe(...)

Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy competing on her foiling Moth class dinghy at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With the next Olympic Games in Japan still three years away, Ireland’s Annalise Murphy is being trialled as a crew-member in the forthcoming Volvo Oc(...)

 British Sailor Alex Thomson (left) and Royal Cork’s Nicholas O’Leary, who has announced a Vendee Globe campaign for 2020, will race together in next month’s 605-nautical mile Fastnet Race.

Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Nicholas O’Leary has launched a Vendée Globe 2020 campaign and as part of the build-up the Crosshaven sailor will compete in n(...)

Cathy MacAleavey (standing)  with Judith Malcolm in Mollie, a Water Wag dinghy at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2017 recently.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

After last weekend’s Edinburgh Cup in Cowes that saw the sole Irish boat narrowly miss out on victory, the venerable Dragon class will be centre stag(...)

The visiting 1897-built Gaff Cutter Myfanwy (Rob Mason) from Neyland Yacht Club in Wales was the winner of the Kingstown 200 Trophy at Dun Laoghaire Regatta last weekend. Photo: David O’Brien

In the wake of Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta, Ireland’s biggest sailing event, the four waterfront clubs are already planning to build on the success o(...)

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