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As part of Ireland’s biggest regatta in 2009, Volvo Dun Laoghaire week will host the first ever White Sail World Cup and now the race is on to assemble the world’s biggest fleet. The east coast port is set to…
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Four races cancelled – two for lack of wind and two for too much – meant that the GreenWorks-sponsored 2008 Autumn League at Howth Yacht Club had to be decided on the basis of just two races, making it the…
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Tough first night

10th November 2008
It’s been a tough first night in the sixth Vendée Globe, with the fleet facing headwinds of 20-30 knots and 4-6 metre seas, and two boats already returning to port — Dominque Wavre on Temenos returned soon after the start…
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Suzuki Ireland has acquired Suzuki Marine distribution for the Republic of Ireland. Previously distributed by White Water Marine Ltd, Suzuki Ireland has now been appointed as Suzuki Marine distributors, with effect from 1st November 2008. Based at the headquarters for…
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The drugs yacht 'Dances with Waves', a 65' pilot house cutter, has arrived at the harbour in Castletownbere, Co Cork, escorted by the Irish Navy. Analysis is expected to begin on the huge haul of cocaine seized on the yacht…
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A 60 foot yacht on a transatlantic passge fom the Caribbean has been intercepted on the southwest coast by Gardaí, the Naval Service and Customs. A consignment of at least 1.5 tonnes of cocaine found on onboard has seized.The crew…
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The organisers of the Sail, Power & Watersports Show has announced that Dubarry of Ireland is the Show’s Official Footwear Partner. Dubarry is supplying the Show team with a range of men’s and women’s marine footwear.
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The sixth ICRA Annual Conference will be held in the Sheraton on Saturday, 29th November 2008 where the ICRA boat of the year will be announced. The principal speaker this year will be Bill Gladstone of North sails. Bill is…
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The GP14 Class Association of Ireland held their season finale over the weekend of the 18th-19th October 2008 at Sutton Dinghy Club, sailing on Dublin bay. Tim Corcoran and Brendan Brogan of SYC who almost had a clean sweep of…
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TG4's coverage of the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean Race will continue on Saturday morning at 11am with all the latest highlights, news and action from the end of the 1st leg from Alicante to Cape Town. The programme will be repeated…
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Plans for the biggest sailing event of 2009 are well underway - even though there is still 246 days to go. Online entries opened on November 1st for next July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta . At least half a dozen…
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As part of Ireland’s biggest regatta in 2009, Volvo Dun Laoghaire week will host the first ever White Sail World Cup and now the race is on to assemble the world’s biggest fleet. The east coast port is set to…
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Dublin keeps it modest

5th November 2008
Coming to race in Ireland next summer? If you’re fed up being charged at a rate of knots when you come ashore, then read on. Dun Laoghaire is living up to its claim of having the best facilities at a…
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It says a lot about the build of the Green Dragon that she survived the impact with an underwater object on the run in to Cape Town. Still, there was a great sense of dockside relief when she was hauled…
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The Howth Yacht Club website www.hyc.ie has been shortlisted in the best “Sports & Leisure” website category in this year’s Golden Spider Awards. The Golden Spider Awards are sponsored by eircom and are the ‘Oscars’ of Irish web design and…
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Ireland’s Ger O’Rourke’s last minute Irish/Dutch entry, Team Delta Lloyd safely crossed the finish in Cape Town to night at 2303 GMT (0103 local time), to finish the leg in seventh position. Although they have been at sea for just…
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In Spain, at this week's world sailing conference conference in Madrid, Ireland will propose that the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) should designate a percentage of it's annual budget to develop the sport in third world countries. 44 per cent of…
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Hanseboot 2008 went significantly better than we could have expected in view of the daily media reports on the financial and economic crisis,” said Bernd Aufderheide, CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, in his summary of the 49th Hamburg…
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Inis Meáin off Co Clare has recently seen a new 14 million euro harbour completed. Thousands of giant X-shaped concrete blocks which were cast from moulds by islanders were used in the development on the Aran Island.
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It has been a harsh opening leg for first-timer Ian Walker. The team found itself parked for hours off Gibraltar and the good lead they built up was lost when PUMA and Telefónica Black sailed right up to them in…

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