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New Leaders at the Fireball Worlds
Fireball
There has been a change in the overall lead of the Fireball Worlds in Sligo after three races today writes Cormac Bradley. The leaders now are Tom Gillard and Sam Brearety. The overall results after five races are below. Day…
Countback needed to decide J24 Western Championship
J24
Irish J24 Champion Flor O'Driscoll and his crew on 'Hard on Port' won the first J24 regional event of the season – the Western Championship at Lough Ree Yacht Club – last weekend but not with his usual margin of…
Hard Working Sligo YC Aim for Four Races on Thursday
Fireball
As another day at the Fireball World Championships is lost to the weather, the plan now is to stage four races on Thursday writes Cormac Bradley.  Today's racing in Sligo has not taken the regatta any further forward in terms…
Drizzle and Grey Skies in Sligo
Fireball
Early signs from Sligo this morning indicate it may be another non-sailing day at the Fireball World Championships. Currently there's no wind on Sligo Bay and a heavy drizzle. The forecast only 3knots from the north-west. It's frustrating for the…
No Wind Forces Race Abandonment in Sligo
Fireball
Day 2 of the Fireball Worlds dawned sunny! However, the discussions of Sunday evening and this morning were of the forecast for the next few days writes Cormac Bradley. XCW was predicting 5 – 8 knots ESE, in stark contrast…
Burge and Wagstaff Lead Fireball Worlds
Fireball
Daily Report: Day 1 Fireball Worlds: The saying goes that a difficult day on the race course still beats a great day at the office and on a day when the sun shone and the wind provided everyone with a…
White Mischief Wins Sigma 33 Title Again
Sigma
Tim Goodbody and his crew on White Mischief from the Royal Irish in Dun Laoghaire won the Irish and Sigma 33 Class titles in Bangor at the weekend. The Silver Fleet prize went to another Dublin Bay boat, Dermot Clarke…
Gorman and Doorly Lift Flying Fifteen Title on Home Waters
Flying Fifteen
Dublin Bay racers David Gorman and Chris Doorly have been crowned Flying Fifteen national champions tonight at the National Yacht Club after a seven race series on home waters. The Dubliners hled off a strong challenge from Northern Ireland pairings…
Who will Win the Fireball Worlds?
Fireball
With just hours to go until the first race of the 2011 Fireball Worlds, hosted by Sligo Yacht Club and the Irish Fireball Class Association, Cormac Bradley speculates on the riders and runners for this regatta. However, unlike most other…
Lack of Wind, Strong Tide Brings End to International Week
Fireball
DAY 4: An early halt to Fireball International Week was called when Mother Nature was unable to provide enough wind power to let the fleet go afloat. In essence we had a tide of maybe four knots going one way…
Lumpy Day Three at Fireball Pre-Worlds
Fireball
DAILY REPORT: Day 3 saw the race team take the International Week Fireball fleet outside Sligo's famous lighthouse and into the Atlantic proper. The result was lumpy seas that make the upwind legs awkward and hard work for crew and…
Sigma 33s Bound for Belfast Lough
Sigma
The Sigma 33 Irish Championships take place at Royal Ulster Yacht Club this weekend with the fleet based in Bangor Marina. The event, sponsored by Hamilton Shipping, has already attracted yachts from Scotland, Dublin Bay, Isle of Man and Strangford…
McCann Wins Ulster Oppy Title
Optimist
Last weekend (11/12th June) saw the Optimist Ulster Championships return to Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club after a three year gap. The weather, always so critical in sailing events, did its usual trick of throwing everything possible at the…
France Gets SB3 Worlds in 2013
SB20
Irish SB3 crews not going to the 2012 worlds in Australia won't have too far to travel in 2013. COYCH, Hyeres, France has been chosen as the venue for the 2013 Laser SB3 World Championships which will be held in…
Height and Weight, Not the Only Way to Sail Fireballs
Fireball
Fireball pre-worlds Day Two: The committee boat recorded winds for most of the day around the 18/19 knot mark from the SE. However, on the way out to the start it was blowing in excess of 20 knots and during…
Mansfield Returns to 1720s With a Title Win
1720
After a break of five years, former class European champion Mark Mansfield returned to the 1720 class at the weekend and won the CH Marine sponsored national championships in Cork Harbour from a fleet of 14 boats. The last race…

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