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Finding Nemo!


What an amazing start to the season!  This morning saw 43 new young sailors dip their toes in the water and participate in the Beginner Sessions led by Darren O’Keeffe.  There were a few sailors missing so it is expected this number will increase next Saturday!.  They were all afloat by 1130 and came ashore around 1300 – all with smiles on their faces having spent time in an Optimist with one of our more experienced optimist sailors.  It was wonderful to see so many of our experienced sailors turn up to help out with these sessions.

This afternoon the April/May League commenced for the Gold/Silver and Bronze Fleets.  Twenty two sailors took to the water and raced two races …

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At the Warsash Spring Series three points separate Antix and Tokoloshe!


At the Warsash Spring Series in Eastern Solent four races were sailed today. There was a generally westerly wind of 10/15 knots. A fourth place in race 7 helped to open the gap on the closest rival, Tokoloshe, who had a ninth.

Two races remain to be sailed tomorrow (Sun) to finish the series and the forecast is for a light north easterly and  in Anthony O’Learys’ own words -certainly no room for error!!…

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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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