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In advance of the the Red Arrows and the In-Port Racing on Saturday (30 May), organisers have published a timetable of events for the Volvo Ocean Race festival.
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In advance of the the Red Arrows and the In-Port Racing on Saturday (30 May), organisers have published a timetable of events for the Volvo Ocean Race festival.
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It's been a breezy start to the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland where Ireland has two entries both of which won their preceding events in style last week. Anna Lise Murphy fresh from Europa Cup success at the Hoorn took…
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After a month under water the steel hulled, 40 foot yacht Atika has been raised from the seabed off Lambay and brought back to Malahide. She appears in remarkably good condition. On 18 April, the Irish Coast Guard received a…
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Already berthed in Bangor Marina are two of several Dublin Bay boats expected to compete in the Hamilton Shipping Sigma 33 Irish and Open Championships being held at Royal Ulster Yacht Club next weekend (5th -7th June). The current titleholder,…
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Come to the Galway Volvo Ocean Race Festival on Bank Holiday Monday 01 June at 11am and find out how some of the top names in the Volvo Ocean Race started their careers as professional sailors. You may even win an exclusive opportunity to escort the skippers to their…
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Damian Foxall, watch captain on Green Dragon will open the Latitude Kinsale 3D chart exhibit in the Artisan Restaurant, Galway tonight. Artist Bobby Nash will have the unique prizes of Galway Bay for the In-Port race as well as other…
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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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