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Cruiser Racer action on Dublin Bay in the J109 class. This year there are five major events running between June 9 and July 9
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The Irish Cruiser Racer Association must be applauded for providing a platform under the theme: 'we need to talk about cruiser racing' at tomorrow's conference in Limerick. Like an elephant in–the–room, the overcrowded Summer fixtures needs to be urgently addressed…
Cruiser racing in Cork Harbour – national and local racing results for cruisers are calculated under IRC and ECHO handicap systems. Saturday's ICRA conference in Limerick is calling for debate on a future direction for cruiser–racing in Ireland
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The Irish Cruiser Racing Associaton (ICRA) has called for debate about the future direction of Irish cruiser–racing at Saturday's national conference in Limerick. Here, Brian Turvey makes his contribution by describing how IRC and ECHO rating systems work in Ireland and…
The “Suburban Seafest”. Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from 6th to 9th July 2017 will be providing racing in the bay for 30 classes.
W M Nixon
The only non-elitist thing about the Olympic Games is the fact that all countries – however large or small – are treated equally. A small country like Ireland is entitled to exactly the same number of places in competition as…
The late Alan McEneff of Foynes YC
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Foynes Yacht Club lost a stalwart this season with the untimely passing of Alan McEneff in early May. Alan, who was actively involved in promoting sailing to newcomers in the Club, will be greatly missed by all in the Shannon…
WIORA Racing on the Shannon Estuary
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Class two yacht Ibaraki skippered by John Collins from Galway Bay Sailing Club has been declared overall winner of the 2016 WIORA Championships after a six race series at Kilrush Marina on the Shannon Estuary. Download results below. Collins continued…
WIORA 2016 on the Shannon Estuary
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After four races sailed in WIORA at Kilrush Marina, John Collins Ibaraki from Galway Bay Sailing Club contiunes his lead in the week's biggest class on the Shannon Estuary in County Clare. The modified GK34 leads Ray McGibney's Dehler 34…
Summer evening for the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland at their Kilrush base
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It was in 1828 – 178 years ago - that a regatta sailed at Kilrush led to the formation the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland writes W M Nixon. Ten years later, the new club was thriving with a…
Ardnacrusha lock on the river Shannon
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#Shannon - Lough Derg sailors have expressed disappointment over the continued closure of the Shannon Navigation at Ardnacrusha, which will keep them out of this year's WIORA races. This year's celebratory WIORA regatta is marking its 40th year at Kilrush…
At present there is a total of thirty-one entries for WIORA and Foynes organisers are calling for more
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The West of Ireland offshore Racing Association (WIORA) are very proud to be in its 40th year writes Elaine O'Mahoney. This year their flagship event, The West Coast Championships, are being hosted by The Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland (RWYCI),…
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#wiora – WIORA had to share inner the Bay with Galway Bay Swim Event from Aughnish to Salthill where some 60 participants took part. The bowman Martin Oliver off NowWhat was one of those. OD Alan crosbie set his windward…
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#WIORA - Following Wednesday's wild offshore spin, competition for places in WIORA was heating up yesterday (Friday 24 July), with a number of close-quarters incidents despite the size of Galway Bay, writes Jim Grealish. In class 2, WIORA Commodore Simon…
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#wiora – A Wild Atlantic Wednesday afternoon has got WIORA off to a flying start with the Offshore Race bringing the fleet to a southerly Kinvara corner of Galway Bay writes Jim Grealish. Race Officer Alan Crosbie set a mark off…
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#wiora – How about a major four day cruiser-racer championship based at Kilronan in the Aran Islands? There's no doubt that the Magic Ingredient X would be conferred by the unique location. And boats from all arts and parts – including…
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#wiora – The highlight of the offshore racing season on the Atlantic seaboard gets under way tomorrow (Wednesday) with the four day West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association Annual Championship in Galway Bay, with thirty boats from all the main…
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#wiora – The 2014 West of Ireland (WIORA) champion is Tribal, Liam Burke's Galway Bay Sailing Club based Corby 25 that produced four wins from seven races in last week's WIORA championships at Mayo Sailing Club. Burke's scoreline was good…
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#WIORA - The West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association’s (WIORA) West Coast Championships will be held on Clew Bay from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 July 2014. As reported last October on Afloat.ie, Mayo Sailing Club in Rosmoney will play…

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