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HOWTH YACHT CLUB - WEDNESDAY SERIES 1 (27/05/2009) - Class 1 IRC 1 Crazy Horse, A. Chambers, 2 Tiger, Hughes/Harris, 3 Trinculo, M. Fleming. Class 1 HPH 1 Storm, P. Kelly, 2 Trinculo, 3 Crazy Horse. Class 2 IRC 1…
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Tom MacSweeney is checking out the Irish safety regulations that may cause problems for visiting Tall Ships in our waters this year on his show Seascapes, on RTE Radio 1 at 10.30pm this Friday, May 29th.Tune in to find out…
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As the Volvo Open 70's tore a foamy path across the Atlantic into Galway Bay last weekend the 420 Class Connaughts kicked off last Saturday to a fresh westerly breeze of up to 20 Knots. Sixteen boats arrived at the Bowwaves Sailing Centre, with representatives from Munster, Leinster and local clubs,…
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Cobh's Barry Hurley is in day three of his single-handed race across the Atlantic, the only Irish entrant in the oldest solo challenge on the sailing circuit, originating in 1960 and covering over 3000 miles. The Ostar - Original Single-handed…
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HOWTH YACHT CLUB Tuesday & Saturday Series 1 (26/05/2009) – 17 Footer Scratch: 1 Oona, P. Courtney, 2, Rita, Curly/Lynch, 3 Leila, R. Cooper. 17 Footer Handicap: 1 Oona, 2 Leila, 3 Rita. Tuesday Series 1 –  Puppeteer Scratch: 1…
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A man drowned during a yacht race after his life jacket failed to inflate properly when he fell overboard, an inquest heard. Gerogina O'Halloran reported on the findings at yesterday's hearing in today's Irish Times here. Kenneth Jones (46) of…
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Dun Laoghaire harbour provided refuge for dinghy racing in an evening where it would have otherwise been cancelled due to strong north westerly winds. Noel Butler came home first in the Fireball with James Dowling the Laser race winner. Results…
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PODCAST: A west coast welcome lies in wait for 70 boats now entered for ICRA's national championships at Tralee Bay SC in three weeks time. Some are making a 400-mile round trip to compete and ICRA Commodore Barry Rose says…
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The Irish SB3 class has confirmed that the Dublin Port Company/RAYC Liffey Fleet Racing Championship will go ahead on June 12. The 12-boat event will be held between the walls in the heart of the city, in sight of the…
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There is an 18% reduction* in the number of leisure craft requiring assistance from the Irish Coastguard's rescue service, a welcome statistic that will continue to improve if more people taking to water based activities adhere to the simple safety…
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The Kinsale /Fenit ICRA nationals feeder race, which is currently attracting a strong fleet will start off the Charlesfort line in Kinsale harbour at 19.00h on Fri 5th June, Doubling as this year’s designated SCORA offshore event, the Jim Donegan…
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After more than 20 years competing on Loch Fyne, Nigel Biggs and the Checkmate Sailing Team from the North West of England won the overall Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series Trophy, the top award for the annual regatta which finished yesterday…
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Race 3 – Pwllheli to Wicklow. 23rd May 2009Those boats that delivered over to Pwllheli on the Thursday evening or Friday for the start of the race were treated to high winds, lumpy seas and rain.This didn't dampen the ISORA…
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Visitors to this year’s Docklands Maritime Festival (May 29th – June 1st) are in for a treat with the wide variety of performers taking part.  With everything from acoustic acts and street performers to full on music sessions, there is…
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The launch of a major emergency plan when a handful of boats capsized during a junior regatta race was over the top, a Marine Casualty Investigation Board report claims today (MCIB). The report revealed gardaí, the local authority and health…
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Belfast Rowing Club were defeated by Queen’s University in the men's senior eight final at Belfast Sprint Regatta on Saturday 23rd May 2009.
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It came down to the final set of waves during the eighth race of the 2009 Star Eastern European Championship to determine that Irishmen Peter O'Leary and Tim Goodbody would be awarded their first Silver Star. No one could have…
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Cameramen on the cutting edge of sports filming, having just sailed across the Atlantic with the Volvo Ocean Race teams, will take part in an NUI Galway symposium entitled ‘Representing Sport'. The international symposium runs from 2-3 June and will…
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The Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, T.D. today opened the new €1m refurbished West Pier at Baltimore and Skibbereen Harbour. Speaking at the opening today Minister Dempsey said: “The Government funded works undertaken on this €1m refurbished pier here in…
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There's more than one Dragon about these days - Kinsale YC are hosting the Dragon Nationals and celebrating their 80th birthday. Staying south, the Royal Cork YC are doing a Cruise in Company, and there's the SB3 Southerns at Baltimore.…

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