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HOWTH YACHT CLUB – Tuesday & Saturday Series 1 (Race) 30/05/2009 – 17 Footer Scratch 1 Gladys, Cronin/Jones, 2 Aura, I. Malcolm, 3 Rita, Curly/Lynch. 17 Footer Handicap 1 Pauline, O’Doherty/Ryan, 2 Gladys, 3 Eileen, Finnucane/O’Byrne. Saturday Series 1 (Race)…
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Irish sailing was centre stage for the June Bank holiday weekend with the in port racing in Galway pulling in the crowds. Read down through our posts and get a flavour of the hottest weekend for Irish boating in ages!…
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RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Bessie (pictured below the fold) was called into action this busy bank holiday Monday to a motorsailing boat aground with five people on board. The Cornish Shrimper had been making her way from Cunnamore to the Skeams…
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Irish crews are to join over 280 of the world's top young sailors in Buzios, Brazil this July for the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, with the support of the events partners and suppliers who are key elements…
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Dun Laoghaire's Jay Bourke crewed by David Cagney and Declan McManus is the new Etchells European champion following a successful showing by Irish crews who took the top four places at the 21-boat event in Wales. The Irish Sea event…
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A premature start in the penultimate race of last weekend's Delta Lloyd regatta in Holland cost Peter O'Leary and Tim Goodbody a top finish in a fortnight of competition that has already seen the Cork-Dublin pair crowned Eastern European champions.
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Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew at the Galway stopover on the Volvo Ocean Race have reported a busy bank holiday weekend with six callouts. The RNLI has provided two additional lifeboats to work alongside the Galway inshore lifeboat to enhance safety…
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Irish crews won the senior and elite eights at London Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney Lake today. NUIG took first in the senior eights, with UCD third, but UCD then went on to  win the elite eights. The Irish also had…
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With 62,000 people in the race village and nearly 60,000 more taking in the racing from the sea wall between Salthill and Barna along the Northern shores of Galway Bay, Saturday’s In-Port Race in Galway was a great success. On…
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Two people from Co. Cork are among the 43-strong team of men and women who will crew the 68-foot racing yacht, Cork, in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. The team includes 15 crew from Ireland, as well…
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Irish Sea Coastguard this afternoon co-ordinated the rescue of three men from a sinking speed boat off Wales. The boat started to sink whilst off Sand Point, just by Western-super-Mare. The Western-super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team and both RNLI Lifeboats raced…
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It may have been the smallest town on the Volvo Ocean Race stop over route but Galway has been punching above its weight. That is something we have all known for some time but now it is official. The in-port…
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Single sculler Sean Casey finished sixth in the B Final at the World Cup in Banyoles today.
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Irish Sea Coastguards have rescued a 32 year old man. Although inexperienced he had gone out in a kayak without a lifejacket and wearing only boxer shorts. The alarm was raised at 2pm and the Mumbles Coastguard Rescue Team in…
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Barry Hurley reports from the deck of Dinah: Updated forecast during the night showed every OSTAR competitors dream. A windy spinnaker run allowing a route directly for the Flemish Cap. One snag though... Since losing a halyard to the top…
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Sean Casey finished fifth in his World Cup semi-final in Banyoles yesterday and will contest tomorrow’s B Final of the single scull. The men’s pair of Cormac Folan and Martin Walsh took third place in their C Final, placing them…
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A sparkling Dublin Bay greeted competitors for Dublin bay's Saturday race with south-east 12-14 knot winds and a flooding tide that produced the best conditions of the season so far. Chris Johnston's Propsect won the Beneteau 31.7  race from Donal…
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It was cut-and-thrust stuff on Galway Bay this afternoon with glorious conditions on the water for the inshore race weekend of the Galway Volvo Ocean Race stopover. With two races in light, shifty conditions, Ken Read's Puma emerged the victor…
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Markham Nolan caught up with Green Dragon navigator Ian Moore on the docks in Galway yesterday and got a feeling for how the new partnership with Volvo Ocean Race online gamers worked on the Boston-Galway leg in this exclusive Afloat.ie…
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Sunny and warm conditions prevail in Galway this morning but the weather on the bay is giving some of the world's experts a run for their money. The question they are asking for the in-port race today, is how quickly…

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