Sailing

Introduction to Sailing


Sailing competition is run in different classes, or types of boats. In any race, only boats of the same class compete against each other. The classes used in the Olympic Games are known as ‘one-design’, meaning they are built the same to strict rules, so no competitor has a design advantage over another with their boat. The classes of boats used in the Olympic Games are single-handed, double-handed or three-person and can be either women’s, men’s or open disciplines. The International Sailing Federation selects the classes for each Olympic Games and the classes do, and have changed over the years. For contact details of Irish Sailing Association please click on Full story

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Laser position to be decided in Mexico

Sailings internal selection for the laser discipline will be concluded next week at the Laser World Championships in Mexico. After two trials sailed since December, Ballyholme Yacht Club’s James Espey  holds a narrow six-point lead over Finn Lynch from the National YC. Fionn Lyden from Baltimore is 20 points behind. The three compete from Tuesday […]
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