Niall Dowling

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The J109 Outrajeous  from Howth Yacht Club is an early entry into June’s 2020 Round Ireland Yacht Race. Photograph: David O’Brien

As entries open this week for the Round Ireland Yacht Race, 13 have entered almost immediately, with some exotic charter boats expected to add extra s(...)

Barry Kilcline, head of offshore development with SSE Renewables with Kyran O’Grady, Commodore of Wicklow Sailing Club at the launch of   the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Yacht Race 2020 off Wicklow Head lighthouse. The biennial 704-mile race will start on Saturday June 20th next year. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Irish sailing is facing an exceptionally busy season in 2020 with two announcements this week further adding to options for cruiser-racer teams. If c(...)

Baraka Gp, skippered by Niall Dowling, won the line honours in the Volvo Round Ireland Race and the overall win is as good as decided. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Although official confirmation is pending from Wicklow Sailing Club, Niall Dowling and his team on Baraka Gp are the unbeatable overall winners of the(...)

The crew of Baraka Gp, skippered by Niall Dowling,  celebrate the line honours win  in the Volvo Round Ireland Race. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A waiting-game is underway in the Volvo Round Ireland Race following the line honours win for Niall Dowling’s Baraka Gp that crossed the finishing lin(...)

Baraka Gp skippered by Niall Dowling in action during the Volvo Round Ireland Rac. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

The first finishers in the Volvo Round Ireland Race are expected to reach the Wicklow finishing-line after 2pm on Wednesday to decide the ‘line honour(...)

Current Irish Sea ISORA champion Mojito (Vicky Cox & Peter Dunlop) from North Wales.

The prospect of a light air Round Ireland Race hands the advantage to a cluster of proven J109s for Saturday’s race from Wicklow even though a Grand P(...)

Anthony O’Leary’s Antix during the Commodore’s Cup in 2010 that saw Ireland win it’s first major international trophy at Cowes. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

With just two weeks remaining before the annual Irish Cruiser Racing Association conference in Limerick, the final composition of a defence for the p(...)

 Dublin sailor Michael Boyd, pictured at the Fastnet Rock, has been elected Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), only the second ever Irish sailor to lead the British club.

Ireland’s successful year at the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) was crowned this week with the election of Dun Laoghaire’s Michael Boyd (64) as Commo(...)

 The Irish Cruiser Racing Association team, comprising the crews of Antix, Catapult and Quokka 8, winners of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup at Cowes. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

After a week of light winds and a mix of inshore and offshore racing, Ireland’s team of three boats lifted the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup on Sat(...)

  Seafra Guilfoyle  will be going for gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Tavira, Portugal today.

Cork’s Seafra Guilfoyle lost his week-long lead late yesterday evening but can still deliver Ireland’s first ever gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds today (...)

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