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Galway Bay Sailing Club which is situated close to Oranmore village, Co. Galway was the venue for the 2015 Laser Connaught Championships. The numbers competing across all three laser classes/rigs ( standard ,Radial and 4.7) were strong with a very high standard set by a portion of these sailors aspiring to represent Ireland in the 2016 Olympics.

The Royal Cork once again provided the largest number of sailors with 20 travelling west. Racing kicked off on Saturday around midday with overcast conditions but relatively warm and pleasant with a 12/20 knot breeze. Three races were completed.

Sunday was a different story. The competitors woke up to a much stronger breeze with big seas. These conditions resulted in the race officer …

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RS Northerns

RS400 Start Carlingford

Written By David Cheyne (Official RS Report)


Carlingford the scene of epic battles all weekend


Class RS400, Entries: 31, Results: Here


Hastings pulls off first ever perfect 360 at Carlingford RS400 Northerns.  It was a case of perpetual disorientation, but also a high point for Hastings, one of the fleets main movers and supporters, as he judged the spiralling wind, or Carlingford Kettle, to perfection. As those around him thrashed around helplessly, Hastings bore off in a smooth arc, with crew Neil Calvin maintaining perfect kite trim, and scribed a perfect circle, with no adjustments to sheeting angle, truly an incredible sight for all to witness. As the mini tornados spun their way across the lough, availing …

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ICRA Nationals & Sovereign’s Cup

Friday 26th June 2015, Kinsale, Co. Cork:
Tony Hayward's Blackfun from Cowes on the edge of control on Day 3 of the ICRA Sovereigns Cup sponsored by Cork County Council as a combined entry of 109 boats from around Ireland and the UK race on three courses.  The four day series concludes on Saturday afternoon.
David Branigan/Oceansport


In a jam-packed Event Marquee at Kinsale Yacht Club, Mike Walsh, Regatta Director for this year’s event, was Master of Ceremonies and announced Equinox as the winner of the 2015 Sovereign’s Cup.  The Howth Yacht Club boat, owned by Ross McDonald has displayed an incredible run of 6 consecutive wins over the last three days to win the title as the boat that the organising committee judged was the best performing boat in IRC!

Clubmate Maximus, owned by Paddy Kyne, ensured that Howth Yacht Club was a major winner on the evening.  Maximus, was judged the best performing boat of the regatta under the ECHO handicap.

The Michelle Dunne Prix d’Elegance, awarded in memory of a stalwart of Kinsale …

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Skilled for Gold Regatta

IMG_2214The Skilled for Gold Regatta was held Friday on the Curlane Bank in beautiful sunshine and a stiff breeze.  It was the conclusion of the Club Coaching Programme run over the month of June led by Coach Thomas Chaix.

Twenty three Optimist sailors and 11 mixed dinghies took to the water after the morning briefing.  A four race series was run off for all fleets.  The toppers, laser radial’s, laser 4.7’s and 420 then came ashore as their results were calculated using the Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) handicap system.  The top 6 optimists from the 4 race series went into a medal race.  The winner was Cathal O’Regan, 2nd Rory O’Sullivan, 3rd Emily Whitaker, 4th Conor Horgan, 5th Michael Crosbie and …

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Leinsters at Rush 2015


Our Topper Sailors are very busy this month we had the Leinsters in Rush last weekend and they head to Antrim at the end of the week for the Irish Nationals.Our Topper sailors were also very busy with Thomas and are looking forward to the skills for gold regatta tomorrow. Thank You Thomas.

We did very well in Rush taking 7 of the top 10 places.

Tom Keal                          2nd

Maeve O Sullivan            3rd  & first girl

Caoimhe Foster               4th & 1st under 17

Molly Murphy                  5th & 2nd under 17

Cian Jones                         8th

Lucy Donworth                9th

Amy Carroll                      10th

Juliet Nyhan                     11th & 1st under 14

Mia Murphy                       14th & 2nd under 14

Paddy Cunnane                 16th

Peter Martin                        21st

Rory …

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