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Champagne is on ice in Galway as Green Dragon is expected to begin banking points from a 29-mile lead at the first waypoint tomorrow afternoon. But in truth the Chinese backed team are breathing a sigh of relief that the…
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Sheehy will sail again

22nd October 2008
John Sheehy from the Royal St. George suffered an OCS against Solvenia in the first race of the regional ISAF match racing qualifiers at Kinsale today but in a ruling by an international jury the race is to be re-sailed…
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Fife calendar published

22nd October 2008
Sailing photographer Marc Turner releases his second Fife Regatta Calendar for 2009. This inspirational calendar has been specially created as a tribute to the yachts of William Fife & Sons.Of all classic yachts, those designed by Fife and built in…
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The 99ft monohull maxi-yacht Virgin Money (ex-Speedboat owned by Alex Jackson, USA) set sail this morning on its Cross-Atlantic Challenge. Richard Branson, his children Holly (26) and Sam (23) and the TEAMORIGIN crew, which includes Mike Sanderson as co-skipper and…
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Kinsale Yacht Club hosts the ISAF Nations Cup 2009 Regional Final Europe this morning. 10 Nations will compete for a place in the Grand Final, in this Grade 2 event, on the waters of Kinsale’s inner harbour, with this natural…
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A 51-year-old retired postman drowned early yesterday (Sunday 5th July) after he apparently slipped on a pier as he returned to his boat to make the two-mile journey to his home on Inishlyre Island on Clew Bay, Co. Mayo. 
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The team from Alex Thomson Racing have been working around the clock since the collision with a French fishing vessel on Friday (17/10/08).  The full technical team from Alex Thomson Racing have been drafted in to help get Alex and…
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Sir Richard Branson and double Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie are on standby in New York to begin a Transatlantic Record Attempt aboard the 100ft supermaxi yacht Virgin Money (formerly Speedboat). With a potential weather window approaching, the crew hopes…
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Volunteer lifeboat crews in Ireland rescued 503 people in the six months from January to June this year, according to half yearly statistics released today by the RNLI.  The figures coincide with the announcement that SOS day, the charity's biggest…
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On Sunday 2 November, Dun Laoghaire Squib sailor Simon Evans of the Royal St George YC and Fearghal O'Nuallain will begin REVOLUTIONCYCLE - the first Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle.
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Cat stalks Dragon

21st October 2008
Galway's Green Dragon retains its lead overnight, but the Dragon is being stalked by a cat – PUMA is making its presence felt, gaining 12 miles on the position report to 0400 GMT, and Telefonica Black is making a break…
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Pete Goss sets sail

21st October 2008
British Westcountry sailor and adventurer Pete Goss and the intrepid crew of Spirit of Mystery have begun their epic voyage to Australia. Taking advantage of a change in the wind, they slipped lines this evening (Monday 20 October), waved goodbye…
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The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is to embark on a fund raising campaign to train and support its Olympic hopefuls compete in the 2012 Olympics. An estimated €2.4 million was invested in the most recent Olympics, and ISA estimates the…
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The GreenWorks-sponsored Autumn League at Howth Yacht Club has been bedevilled by the elements which have conspired to prevent three of the five races scheduled so far to be started. Week 1 and 4 were abandoned due to a total…
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Delta Lloyd has had a problem with the rig, when, during a sail change from the A4 downwind sail to the masthead code zero, the leeward jumper (part of the mast) came falling out of the rig, bounced down the…
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Ian Walker/GBR and the Green Dragon team is breathing fire on the rest of the fleet from their western corner of the Volvo fleet as the eight boats pick their way through the black clouds and squalls of the Doldrums.  …

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