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Ups, Downs And Unpredictability In Hyères

The new ISAF Sailing World Cup format limited to 40 boats per fleet is stirring up exceptional competition in Hyères following another day of ups, downs and unpredictability.

Close, tactical racing with minimal separations across the ten Olympic and two Paralympic has excited the world’s top sailing athletes with tomorrow’s (Sat) fleet racing to decide the positions for Sunday’s live Medal Races.

Light, shifty breeze was present across the five race courses and racing got underway in a variable breeze between 3-8 knots.

Laser Radial

In the Laser Radial, Evi Van Acker (BEL) edged ahead of Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) following a 7-2 compared to the Danes 12-3.

Van Acker tops the leader board on 19 points with Rindom second on …

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Cruise in Company May Bank Holiday Weekend


Our first cruise in company of the season will take place on the 2nd of May when we will head for Kinsale. On route we are planning a raft up in Oysterhaven for some lunch and light refreshments, from there we will go on to Kinsale where we have organised a 3 course dinner in the Kinsale Yacht Club for €30 per person, there will also be a childrens menu available. This will be followed by some music. The club has offered us a 20% discount on the marina and no harbour dues. “This is always a great weekend to kick off your summer cruising, so no excuses”   All welcome, by land or sea.

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RS Fleets Eastern Championships 2015


Last weekend in a very tight Finnish Royal Cork Yacht Club Member Alex Barry and his crew Richard Leonard come second after count back at the RS Eastern Championships in the RS400 Class. The RS class is now the fastest growing dinghy class in the country with some real big names from Irish sailing taking part. It is great to see our members doing so well in this class.Follow the link below for results and the full story of the exciting event across all classes.

RS Dinghy Eastern Championship full Report

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No luck for Irish sailors on Day One of ISAF World Sailing Cup 2015 at Hyeré

Disappointing results were the order of the day for the start of the Hyeré event of the ISAF World Championshiop  Cup 2015 yesterday (wed) with the Irish competitors finishing well down the results. Laser Radial sailor Annalise Murphy from the National Yacht Club posted a 38 and 32 to be 39th overall. Belfast 49er skiff sailors Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern – silver medallists at this regatta last year – took 21 and 26 to lie 35th. The Royal Irish 49erfx ladies crew of Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey scored 36, 23 and 23 in their three opening races to place 32nd overall.

Restricted entries of 40 boats per fleet ensured close competition from the off with Olympic and Paralympic …

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Update on the ISSA Team Racing Nationals 2015.

Presentation College Brothers Cork, the new Irish Schools Champion Team Racers

Presentation College Brothers Cork, the new Irish Schools Champion Team Racers

A perfect day, an easterly wind of 10 to 15 knots and not a cloud in the sky,

Two round robins were sailed, consisting of 44 races, with all teams racing each other twice.

The top two teams at the end, on equal points, were Presentation Brothers College, Cork, and Schull Sharks and It was decided to run a final best of three to sort out the National Championship. At the end of these three races PBC 1 with a score of two wins took the Championship.

It is hoped that Presentation College, the new Irish Schools Team Racing Champions, will represent Irish Schools at the British Schools Finals …

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