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Jamais Encore wins J24 2017 Irish National Championships at Sligo Yacht Club

There were weekend tributes to J24 Class supremo Flor O’Driscoll who stood down as Class President to great acclaim and a standing ovation at Saturday evening’s dinner not only for his service to the fleet but also his continuing success afloat, that has included national titles as well as Dun Laoghaire Regatta Boat of the Week in 2007. As an appropriate send–off, the weekend National...
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Yachtsman Euromarine J/24 Western Championships 2017 Report

The J24 Western Championship weekend was characterised by great racing, sailing conditions and fantastic hospitality in Foynes Yacht Club.The Championship – which saw boats from all around the island of Ireland take part – culminated in a great two final races in southerly breeze of 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots.Principal Race Officer Raymond McGibney chose Race Area Two and set a course...
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Irish J24 National Championships Event Report

The J24 fleet made their way to The Royal St. George Yacht club  for the J24 Nationals, a three day event with 9 races scheduled to be held. Competitor began to arrive on Thursday 1st to set up rig and see what other competition was in store. With events held in Dublin bay in the past the J24 fleet were anxious to get out racing....
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J24 Westerns 2016 Event Report

August 6th and 7th saw the J24 fleet make their way back to Lough Ree Yacht Club, the second oldest yacht club in the world,  for the J24 Westerns.  With 10 boats, 50 competitors and strong winds the two day event was going to be one to be remembered.  Boats travelled from Howth, Dun Laoghaire, Sligo and Lough Derg in Tipperary to take part. Lough...
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Irish Times: Howth’s five-year focus on youth pays dividends

David Branigan Howth Yacht Club’s under-25 keelboat team winning the J24 Northern Championships at Sligo Yacht Club, Rosses Point. Photograph: David Branigan A solution to the widespread problem of youth involvement drop-off in sport is bearing fruit after five years of operation at Howth Yacht Club. An absence of young sailors of school-leaving and college age had been noticeable so, spearheaded by Noel Davidson and...
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