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Battling Ireland Win B Final
Ireland had a stirring victory in a B Final at the World Rowing Championships in Poland this morning. The legs, trunk and arms mixed coxed four beat the United States into second after a thrilling battle. The win places Ireland's…
RCYC October League 2009
The Royal Cork Yacht Club are getting all revved up for their 2009 October League, being held over five weekends. It's great practice for Harbour Course Day at Cork Week 2010 (July 12th to 16th)! With racing for IRC, Echo,…
Clipper entrant raising funds for Irish Guide Dogs
Clipper Race
Jacqui Browne, who joins the crew of Irish entry 'Cork' for five of the ten month Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, is doing so to raise money for the Assistance Dogs Programme for families of children with autism. The…
Record-breaking teen finishes solo sail
British teen Mike Perham sailed into the record books today, becoming the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the globe single-handed. Perham bumped American Zac Sunderland off the top spot. Sunderland finished his solo sail just last month, but Perham is…
Fluctuating water levels on all navigations
Inland Waterways
Inland Waterways news has learned that all users of the inland navigations should be prepared to encounter fluctuating water levels and varying rates of flow due to the recent high rainfall. Under these conditions, some public moorings and lead-in jetties…
No bridge too far for DMG Sailsports
News Update
Córa and Dave Garvey of DMG Sailsports are continuing their windsurfing and dinghy sailing on the Broadmeadows Estuary. Following the collapse of the railway bridge and a request from the Irish Coastguard, DMG suspended activities last weekend while the extent…
Howth Yacht Club Autumn League secures three-way sponsorship
Howth YC
For the first time in its 34-year history, Howth Yacht Club’s Autumn League, one of Ireland’s longest running annual events, will have a three-way joint sponsorship; with Crystal Holidays, Irish Life Investment Managers and Today FM providing the necessary support.
Glenafton storms West Highland Yachting Week
Helensburgh sailor Brian Young lifted the top prize at Tennents West Highland Yachting Week, taking home the Peter Cocks Memorial Trophy for the best overall performance of the 157-yacht regatta in Argyll Fleet Class 6. Young’s well known Mylne ketch…
Howth Yacht Club Series 3 for Wednesday
Howth YC
HOWTH YACHT CLUB WEDNESDAY SERIES 3 (RACE) 26/8/2009  Class 1 IRC – 1 Equinox, R. McDonald, 2 Tiger, Hughes/Harris, 3 Off the Wall, Walls/Cawley. Class 1 HPH – 1 Joslim, J. Connolly, 2 Storm, P. Kelly, 3 Equinox, R. McDonald.…
Irish Fireballs move up board
The Irish Fireball crews are moving up the leaderboard in La Rochelle, with a race win for Francis Rowan and his English helm Tom Gilard, and placings inside the top ten for the Rumball/Moran and Butler Moore pairings. Final sailing…
Casey Secures Place in C Final
Ireland’s Sean Casey took second place in this morning’s C/D Semi-Final at the World Rowing Championships in Poland. The race was won by Mario Vekic of Croatia, while Chile’s Oscar Vasquez Ochoa took the third qualification place. The three will…
Puffin gets both Squibs at Howth Yacht Club Tuesday
Howth YC
Howth Yacht Club Tuesday and Saturday Series 3 (Race) 22/8/2009 – 17 Footer Scratch – 1 Deilginis, Massey/Others, 2 Eileen, Finnucane/O'Byrne, 3 Oona, P. Courtney. 17 Footer Handicap – 1 Eileen, 2 Deilginis, Massey/Others, 3 Bobolink Walsh/Doyle. Tuesday and Saturday…
Pippa IV first Sigma at DBSC Tuesday
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 25 AUGUST 2009  Cruisers 1 – 1 Powder Monkey, C. Moore/M. Byrne, 2 Lula Belle, Liam Coyne. Cruisers 2 – 1 Borraine, Ean Pugh, 2 Red Rhum, J. Nicholson. Cruisers 3 –…
O'Leary unmatched on home turf
RCYC sailor Nin O'Leary was the clear winner at the Match Racing Southerns last weekend in Crosshaven, sailed over two days in the ISA Sailfleet J80s, writes Claire Bateman. Round Robin 1 was completed in full on Saturday and in…
Court bid to stop teen circumnavigation
News Update
A battle is being waged in a court in Utrecht over the right of a 13-year-old girl to attempt a record to be the youngest person ever to sail single-handed around the world. The Dutch Council for Child Protection is…
Stylish win in ISORA M2

Stylish win in ISORA M2

26th August 2009
Ross O'Leary's Sunfast 3200 Big Hillie Style emerged the victor of the Frenesi Cup Race from Dun Laoghaire to the MR Weather Bouy at the weekend, edging out ahead of J92 Just Enough. O'Leary and crew added the overall win…
No Gold for Lasers
Laser Worlds (08)

No Gold for Lasers

26th August 2009
Neither of Ireland' two entries have made the gold fleet of the 2009 Laser World Championships, an event that has lost one day of racinging to high winds from Hurricane Bill, and another in the airless conditions that followed in…
Dragons fire up South Coast
The 2009 Dragon South Coast regatta, hosted by Glandore Harbour Yacht Club, took place last weekend (August 21st to 23rd). Five races were scheduled – two Friday afternoon and two Saturday, with the final race set for Sunday morning. Racing…
Howarth/Townend lead Fireball Worlds
The Fireball World Championships is four races in at La Rochelle, and UK team Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend are stamping their dominance, with three wins from four races so far. Once again, European bronze medallists Tom Gilard and Francis…
Casey's Third Place Not Enough
Sean Casey finished third in his repechage of the men’s single scull at the World Championships in Poland, missing out on a chance to compete in A or B finals. Ondrej Synek of the Czech Republic, the silver medallist from…

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