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Exhilarating! Inspiring! Breathtaking! Thrilling! Like what you're hearing? How about kayaking down the roaring, crocodile infested Nile, breaking the Irish Sky Diving Formation Record, tackling 15ft waves on a windsurf or hurtling down a rock-strewn hill on a mountain bike?…
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In what looks increasingly like the last week of the first leg the front runners have turned left for Cape Town and the Dragon is among them. They will be looking to hook into an area of low pressure which…
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In May 2008, Adrian Flanagan made history when he completed the first ever single-handed ‘vertical’ circumnavigation of the world. Over The Top tells the story of this remarkable voyage.
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The city of La Rochelle (France) will host the start and finish of the original solo ocean race around the world. The news comes two years ahead of the official start date now confirmed as October 17, 2010, which, say…
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Ericsson in the lead

27th October 2008
Beginning what could be their final week at sea, Ericsson 4 continues to lead the fleet towards Cape Town, South Africa, and the Leg 1 finish of the Volvo Ocean Race.a
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It has been a week since the incident involving a French fishing vessel and HUGO BOSS. The team at Alex Thomson Racing have been working around the clock to manage the repair to the boat. HUGO BOSS was moved from…
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Team Denmark helmed by Mads Elber has claimed their place at the Nations Cup Grand Final to be held in Porto Alegre Brazil, March 23-28th 2009.  It was the weather that won out today at the Nations Cup Regional Final…
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Danes aim to retain lead

25th October 2008
Racing resumed at 1000hrs  this morning for the penultimate day of the ISAF Nations Cup Regional Final in Kinsale, Co.Cork. The teams took to the water in glorious sunshine with a cold westerly breeze. Tight racing was expected through out…
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Sir Richard Branson and the TEAMORIGIN crew aboard Virgin Money have been forced to abandon their transatlantic monohull speed record attempt. Just two days after setting sail from New York, USA, they experienced substantial damage to their mainsail and spinnaker…
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It has been a week since the incident involving a French fishing vessel and Hugo Boss. The team at Alex Thomson Racing have been working around the clock to manage the repair to the boat. Boss was moved from her…
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Speaking via satellite phone aboard Virgin Money, two days into their attempt to break the transatlantic mono-hull speed record, an exhausted Richard Branson said:  “We’ve just experienced a night from hell when Virgin Money was struck by a massive wave…
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At a time when most marine leisure companies are scaling back , Dun Laoghaire's MGM Boats are meeting the economic challenges head on.
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TG4's coverage continues tomorrow morning at 11am with a half-hour highlights show of the 1st leg from Alicante to Cape Town. The programme will be repeated on Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm.
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Confounding the pundits Green Dragon continued her lead overnight, holding off the big money campiaigns of Puma and Ericsson. Both are within striking distance of the Galway boat this morning.
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Designed in Wicklow, Alegre the Mark Mills Design IRC 68 was first to finish in the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursaday morning, followed by a pair of STP65s: Moneypenny crossing 35 minutes later and Rosebud finishing nearly 6.5 hours…
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An incredibly tight race got even tighter today with the passage of the scoring gate in the Volvo Ocean race. Now that the top five crews are all tied, it'll be a mad dash to Cape Town to grab the…
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It has been down to business for England's Mike Golding and the Ecover 3 shore team, making final preparations for the Vendee Globe start on November 9th. Mike, who was previously slated to race round Ireland but pulled out at…
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Could the Green Dragon have handed beleaguered Taoiseach Brian Cowen a more positive symbol of Chinese-Irish co-operation? A day into his trade mission to China and the Irish-Chinese partnership leads the world in mid-Atlantic.
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The ISAF match racing qualification round in Kinsale has been abandoned today due to strong winds. A complex depression of 971 hPa, near Iceland, continues to deepen and associated frontal troughs approach Ireland in a very strong southwest airflow.
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It took an extra couple of tacks, but Green Dragon led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet through the Leg One scoring gate at Fernando de Noronha at 12:24 GMT.

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