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He masterminded it and now he is sailing on it. Former Afloat editor Enda O'Coineen reports from the deck of the Green Dragon as the 70–footer makes its way along the Portuguese coast tonight (Thursday, August 27th).  "Man Overboard" was…
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Howth became a sea of sunlit colour on Sunday (August 24th) when Pat and Olivia Murphy returned with their 41ft ocean voyager Aldebaran to complete their epic nine year global circumnavigation.
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Time to see your GP

28th August 2008
The Irish GP14 Fleet can enter this weekend’s Championships of Ireland on a high following a strong showing at the recent GP14 World Championships held in Abersoch, North Wales. For the first time in a number of years the Irish…
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Two major one-design events take place this weekend in Dublin, with Lasers on the north side and SB3s on the south side. Between the two events, nearly 200 boats will hit the water in Dun Laoghaire and Howth.
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Britain's successful Olympic sailing team returned home to be showered in praise, with one of the team bestowed with a partcicularly refreshing honour. Gold-standard Laser sailor Paul Goodison has been rewarded for his efforts by one of his local breweries,…
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Lough Derg lifeboat was called into action on Monday in gusty winds, when a lake cruiser was blown onto Stick Rock at the north-western end of Lough Derg. Three of the seven passengers on board, a family of holidaymakers from…
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Sailmaker Steve Goacher crewed by Phil Evans from Lake Windemere retained his Flying Fifteen European championship title after sailing a consistent series that was cut short by gale force winds yesterday off Kinsale.
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Team Russia has added an Irish name to their crew list - Jeremy Elliott - one of four new signings for the Dorset-based team. The North Sails employee has been involved in the Russian team's sail design since the beginning.
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Rival sailmakers topped the leader board at the Flying fifteen European championships in Kinsale as the competition reached the halfway stage yesterday.
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World champion Mike Hart crewed by Richard Riggs of England opened his account with two wins in yesterday's opening races of the Flying fifteen European championships at Kinsale YC that is so far dominated by British entries.
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Bye bye Beijing

20th August 2008
As Peter O'Leary and Stephen Milne finish their last race in Qingdao, it's time for the Irish team to bid farewell to China, and look back on what has come to pass. With not-so-lofty goals set ahead of the games,…
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Entrants to this weekend's Cocoon Cruiser Challenge have been invited to test their mettle against the fastest boat in the country this Friday. Can YOU port tack the Green Dragon?
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Jewellery is handed out

18th August 2008
Things are beginning to wrap up at Qingdao, with medals already handed out in the Finn, 470, 49er and Yngling. Ireland, however, have yet to make a medal race, and hopes for that are fading.
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Anatomy of a win

16th August 2008
Their Olympics may be finished on the water, but it'll be a long time anyone forgets the two race wins racked up by Ger Owens and Philip Lawton in the 470 class. In an exclusive podcast, Phil Lawton tells us…
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Star crew Peter O'Leary and Stephen Milne have continued their run of good form, posting a 12th and a seventh in the first two of today's scheduled three races in Qingdao.

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