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Historic Kingstown to Queenstown Race Will Return in 2022

The historic Kingstown to Queenstown Race, jointly hosted by the National Yacht Club, the Royal Cork Yacht Club and the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA), will return in 2022 in a modern-day format — reviving the tradition of a race first run in 1860.

The 270-mile offshore race will start in Dun Laoghaire (formerly Kingstown) and finish in Cork Harbour at Cobh (formerly Queenstown) — via Fastnet Rock.

Scheduled to run on the weekend of 1 July 2022, the participating fleet will have plenty of time to arrive in Cork ahead of the racing and festivities of Volvo Cork Week 2022.

In 1860 the first ever ocean yacht race in the United Kingdom was held from Kingstown (Now Dun Laoghaire) to Queenstown (Now Cobh). It is reported that the winner of the race was paid a prize of £15 at the time and all competing boat got a bursary of 10/6 each. The winner of the first race was a Schooner Kingfisher owned by Cooper Penrose Esq. The race was held on the 14th of July 1860 and had sixteen boats racing.

This year, the winning boat will be awarded a first prize of a cheque for €15 mounted and framed, made out by the Royal Cork Yacht Club the oldest yacht club in the world to the winner of the oldest ocean yacht race in United Kingdom.

Mark Hassett Wins Inaugural National Yacht Club Match Racing Invitational – full event report & gallery

Mark Hassett came out on top to win the inaugural National Yacht Club Match Racing Invitational on Sunday 5 December.

With his team of Adam Hyland and Robbie English, Hassett beat an impressive field of national champions and Olympic sailors to come out victorious.

After a postponement on Day 1 due to unfavourable conditions, the fleet of seven teams finally got out in the NYC’s fleet of purpose-built Elliott 6M match-racing boats. After multiple attempts and gusts upwards of 35 knots, it was decided to cancel racing for the day and have an early start the next day instead.

As Sunday rolled around, teams pitched up at 8am to a fantastic sunrise and ideal match racing conditions. Race officer Will Byrne cracked off 21 races to complete the round robin in impressive time. The top four teams — Mark Hassett, Brendan Lyden, Tom Fitzpatrick and Seafra Guilfoyle — proceeded to finals.

Read more here

NYC Match Racing Invitational 2021 – Request for Invitation

Thank you for your interest in our inaugural Invitational Match Racing Event.

Please fill the form here with all Skippers and Crew details.

Thank you!

NYC F15s Frostbite Series 2021

The NYC Frostbite Series 2021 will take place in the National Yacht Club on 5 days for Flying Fifteens commencing on Saturday 2nd October. There will be back-to-back races on each day of the series.

Download: NOR-F15-Frostbite-2021
Download SIs: SIs – NYC Frostbite Series for Flying Fifteens – 2021

Lodge a Hearing Request: Hearing Request Online Form

Latest Cumulative Results: Click Here

Enter the event and view the list of entries here

Laser 4.7 Worlds wrap up

Latvian and Italian sailors were crowned ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships at Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Saturday following a week-long competition on Dublin Bay.
More than 230 competitors representing 31 countries competed in the largest international sporting event taking place in Ireland this year.

ICRA National Championships 2021 – NOR & Entry Form

The National Yacht Club is delighted to host the Irish Cruiser Racing Association’s National Championships 2021 from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September.

Please visit the Notice Board to view the Notice of Race and the ICRA General Rules here:

https://cruiserracing.ie/icranats/

Entries are also already open using the online entry form linked above!