John Maybury

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John Maybury’s Joker 2.  The Royal Irish Yacht Club boat has enjoyed a consistent run of form over  recent years, and the 2018 season is no exception. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Just days ago John Maybury’s team on Joker 2 seemed set for an unprecedented fourth national title win at the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) (...)

 John Maybury’s Joker II defends its ICRA crown in Galway Bay next week. Photograph: Afloat.ie

A buoyant turnout from sailing clubs right along the west coast is a just reward for organisers who will stage the national cruiser-racer championship(...)

Adrian McCarroll’s Jomalija on the final day of racing at Volvo Cork Week 2018 organised by the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

In a nail-biting conclusion to Volvo Cork Week, a full three-race programme was sailed on the final day in spite of fears that light winds would curta(...)

The launch of Volvo Cork Week is expected to take place next week instead.  David Branigan/Oceansport courtesy of Baltimore RNLI

With the current weather event taking a toll on sporting fixtures, the launch of a major sailing regatta on a historic island is the latest postponeme(...)

Triple ICRA Class one champion skipper John Maybury at the wheel of his J109 yacht Joker II on Dublin Bay. The Royal Irish Yacht Club helmsman is among 28 in the running for the Irish Sailor of the Year award tonight at the RDS in Dublin. Photo: David O’Brien

Offshore sailing exploits are expected to feature strongly on Friday night in Dublin at the presentation of the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards where 28 s(...)

 Pat Kelly’s Storm from Rush Sailing Club will defend its J109 Irish title on Dublin Bay. Photograph: David O’Brien

Irish Sailing’s All Ireland Championships – an event that celebrates its 70th anniversary this year – sets sail in GP14 dinghies on Saturday at Mulli(...)

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(...)

Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s bicentenary will be celebrated next week with a near record breaking edition of Ireland’s biggest sailing event, the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Photo: Michael Chester.

The news that next week’s biggest Irish sailing event may yet break its own entry record is a shot-in-the-arm for Dun Laoghaire yacht club organisers.(...)

Rob McConnell’s Fool’s Gold from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club was confirmed the overall winner of the O’Leary Life Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A four-day series marked by near Mediterranean-like conditions for the most part saw Waterford’s Rob McConnell lift the overall O’Leary Life Sovereig(...)

Part of the record-breaking 43-boat Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race fleet expected at the County Kerry finish line on Friday evening. Photo: David O’Brien

After 24 hours at sea, one third of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle (D2D) Race fleet retired due to big seas on the south coast but not before the Nation(...)

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