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NUIG won the Big Pot for senior eights in a thrilling race at the National Championships in Cork. They pipped Queen’s on the line by .4 of a second. Muckross and Carlow took the women’s senior eights title, while Sanita…
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Saturday's gale force winds gave way to sunshine and moderate breeze for the final day of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, with the 460-boat fleet sailing their last races in glorious conditions on Dublin Bay. All was still to play…
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The inaugural Wales v Ireland Interreg trophy has been such a roaring success that the Welsh visitors are already planning the return visit. In this exclusive podcast Callum Edge (WAL) and Laura Dillon (IRL) describe the penultimate day of racing…
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Sean Casey finished third in the B Final of the men’s single scull at the final World Cup regatta in Lucerne, placing him ninth overall in what is the hardest event in rowing. The race was won by Lassi Karonen…
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Rockabill V skipper Paul O'Higgins spoke to Afloat.ie yesterday on the marina, and reckoned that with one race to go to clinch the class title. However, what he didn't know at that stage was that his boat is one of…
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Weather cut into proceedings from both ends at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta yesterday (SATURDAY), with fog delaying the start and strong breeze, gusting to over 28 knots, bringing racing to a premature end. Most courses had two races scheduled…
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Skipper of today's IRC0 winner Argie Bargie, Alan Hogg, spoke to Afloat.ie on the dock about his day on the water at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta . Click below the fold for the video.
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One boat had a brush with a higher power on its way to Dublin - Antix Beag. Robert O'Leary explained to Afloat.ie how they narrowly missed being struck by lightning off the Tuskar Rock. Click below the fold to see…
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Sean Casey finished fifth in the semi-final of the men’s single scull at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne, and will compete in tomorrow’s B Final for places 7 to 12. The two Irish crews in the lightweight women’s double…
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Strengthening winds forced the suspension of rowing at a rain-sodden National Championships this afternoon, but only after the major events had been completed. Galway crews did well in the second session of the day: St Joseph’s won the junior 18…
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Mother Nature has thrown a little bit of everything out of her handbag today, with just 6 knots of breeze welcoming sailors to a fog-bound Dun Laoghaire this morning. Currently on the bay, she has upped the ante with gusts…
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The Ireland v Wales Interreg Championship, sailed in the ISA's J80s, is the smallest fleet in the VDLR but potentially most combative. The two nations are squaring off, four boats on four, with things reaching a crescendo on Sunday in…
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Light airs and a strong ebb tide in Dublin Bay yesterday afternoon made tight racing in the SB3 class even tighter. Guesting helm John Sheehy, on board Tiger Lite for the day, gave Afloat.ie his rundown of the last race…
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The first session of the National Rowing Championships were brought forward to seven o’clock because of worries about the weather.  Queen’s University, in the intermediate eight, and Galway’s senior pair took it in their stride with good wins. Galway’s pair…
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Carlow’s men’s quadruple scull won a fantastically close final by just a tenth of a second from University of Limerick on the first day of the National Rowing Championships in Cork. The men’s senior four provided the expected win for…
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As the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta nears the half way stage, visiting boats are coming to fore in several classes, leaving the home crowd flat-footed. Despite a bland forecast, competitors were blessed with ten knots of wind, which filled in…
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Sean Caseyqualified for tomorrow’s semi-finals at the World Cup in Lucerne. The bigKerryman finished fourth in his heat, but took the second qualification placein his repechage, behind Warren Anderson of the United States. Neither of thewomen’s lightweight double sculls made…
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What's On Next Week

10th July 2009
The coming week is an avalanche of activity – something for everybody. Take sailing courses at either Mullaghmore SC or Royal North of Ireland YC, or spectate at one of the many on-the-water events like the Foynes Regatta, the Dalkey…
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The dust has settled from day one, and thankfully a new weather pattern has arrived ahead of schedule. Early indications of light breeze have been blown away as 10-12 knots from the South-East filled in across the bay. On the…
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Ireland is officially in no-man's land today, wedged between two weather systems. As this report is being typed, Dun Laoghaire's weather station is showing a measly 3 knots from the NNW, with the gradient breeze expected to show up as…

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