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The only time an Irish speed record has been set has been over seas and that's true too for the first time an Irish man went over 40 knots. The preferred venue has been South-end-on-sea in the UK but the…
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
Along with the news that the top five finishers in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race all broke the 2005 race record time, stories of the high speed dash down the East coast are also coming ashore! (Photos here) Whisper…
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
It's not over til the fat lady sings but is happy to stick its neck out and report that Legally Brunette looks strongest to win the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle handicap race following an epic finish in Kerry this…
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Racing at Metropolitan Regatta was cancelled today. The course on Blessington Lakes was badly affected by high winds and detritus blown on to the water overnight.
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Crosshaven's Dave Dwyer became the UK's class zero champion on the Solent yesterday and after a consistent performance llfted Overall RORC IRC Championship Trophy as well. It was blowing half a gale overnight, but by dawn the skies had cleared…
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Four boats in a fleet of 36 still at sea stand out as the main threats this lunchtime to Whisper for handicap honours in the biggest ever Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race. An X41 design and a cutsom built Dubois…
News From the Archive spoke to Puma skipper American Kenny Read on why he a relocation to this side of the Atlantic is on the cards: "It is always sunny (at least when we were there). The golf is amazing. The people couldn't…
News From the Archive
Whisper has set a new elapsed time record Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race in a time of 24 hours 43 minutes and 45 seconds, shaving over seven hours off the previous time of 32 hours 33 minutes and 49 seconds…
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Whisper is expected to finish 'within the hour' according to Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race director Martin Crotty. Skipper Michael Cotter will miss the 24 hour record by minutes but will slash up to seven hours off the previous course…
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Cork's Dave Dwyer continues to head his class after day two of the British IRC championships. Feisty Solent conditions were the order of the day, as hundreds of competitors on over 60 boats experienced some spectacular racing at the RORC…
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
Michael Cotter's Whisper (photos here) looks set to establish a new course record in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race, and be the first yacht in the history of the race to complete the course in 24 hours, if he…
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Goodbye Galway

6th June 2009
The race's visit to Galway shattered all expectations and drew Ireland President Mary McAleese to view the fleet today before it disembarked Galway Harbour. "Everyone's well rested and ready to go," said Ericsson 4 skipper Torben Grael, the Brazilian five-time…
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Galway stayed dry for President McAleese's visit to the Volvo Ocean Race this morning while the other side of the country got soaked in a north easterly gale. No surprise that Dublin Bay Sailing Club racing was cancelled entirely as…
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Today’s racing at Metropolitan Regatta was cancelled this afternoon because of inclement weather. Gearoid Murphy of Skibbereen won the men’s senior single scull final, which was completed before the cancellation.The organisers hope to run tomorrow’s programme as scheduled.
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
In winds gusting to 30 knots and big seas the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle fleet led by Michael Cotter's Whisper departed for Dingle on schedule this morning. By noon the leaders in the 37-boat fleet were past Wicklow head and…
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Dave Dwyer’s Mills 39,, is top of the class in IRC One at The British nationals on the Solent but the Cork entry realised from the first gun that they are in for a close battle with Peter Rutter’s…
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High speed dinghy sailor Russell Mc Govern has been appointed Club Sailing Coach at Dun Laoghiare's National Yacht Club. McGovern shall be primarily involved in the coaching of our Junior and Youth members and potential Olympians, but will also be…
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
It looks like it is going to be a breezy start for tomorrow morning's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race on the East coast and much the same on the West Coast for leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race tomorrow…
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Marine Notice No. 55 of 2009 warns masters and owners that the Red Port Hand mark on the north-westerly corner of the Middle Ground Rocks is missing, and masters are advised to navigate with due caution.
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Carrick-on-Shannon has been chosen to host an open day showcasing everything that is on offer for visitors in the area. The Discover Carrick-on-Shannon Day takes place on Sunday 28th June from 1pm as locals and visitors alike are encouraged to…

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