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Brits dominate Fireball worlds warm-up
It's a Commonwealth affair in Barbados at the moment, where all all but one of the top ten have QE2 as their head of state. David Edwards and Simon Potts lead, with Kevin Hope and Russell Thorne sailing in second,…
Water Wags
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Dublin Bay Water Wags

23rd September 2009
The historic Water Wags are the most popular senior class of two man dinghy in Dun Laoghaire or elsewhere in Ireland. Unlike other dinghy classes in Dun Laoghaire which sail under the burgee of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club on Tuesdays…
EARLY SEASON sportsboat competition and a forecasted fleet of 30 boats for next month's 1720 East coast championship will make 1997 a watershed year for the Category B class in only its third season afloat. The Cork harbour design makes…
1720 Cuts a Dash on Dublin Bay
We reported on Anthony O'Leary's custom 1720 in May and his first season afloat in Scotland, the ICRA Nationals and Sovereign's Week but it was not until July's Dun Laoghaire Regatta that we grabbed video of the sportsboat. The 'skid…
CH Marine 1720 Nationals 2009
Sailing was the big winner at the CH Marine 1720 Nationals, held in Baltimore from the 27th–29th August, with varying conditions from 25/30 knots in the first two days followed by a sunny 10/12 knots on the Saturday. It proved…
Irish Fireballs move up board
The Irish Fireball crews are moving up the leaderboard in La Rochelle, with a race win for Francis Rowan and his English helm Tom Gilard, and placings inside the top ten for the Rumball/Moran and Butler Moore pairings. Final sailing…
Howarth/Townend lead Fireball Worlds
The Fireball World Championships is four races in at La Rochelle, and UK team Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend are stamping their dominance, with three wins from four races so far. Once again, European bronze medallists Tom Gilard and Francis…
European Fireball bronze for Rowan
Dun Laoghaire sailor Francis Rowan and his helm Tom Gillard took third place at the Fireball European championships in La Rochelle today, finishing with a lacklustre 28th and 25th, but doing enough to hold off the British sailing pairing of…
Rowan remains on podium

Rowan remains on podium

20th August 2009
Dun Laoghaire sailor Francis Rowan, sailing with UK helm Tom Gillard, goes into the final day of the Fireball Europeans in second place today. A win in race five cemented their position in the top three, and just two races…
CH Marine 1720 National Championships at Baltimore SC
Following on from last years successful event, the Irish 1720 Association has again decided to return to Baltimore for the 2009 National Championships from August 27th to the 29th. The event this year will once again be sponsored by CH…
Rowan third at Fireball Euros
Dun Laoghaire sailor Francis Rowan, sailing with English helm and Ulster champion Tom Gillard, is currently lying third at the Fireball Europeans in La Rochelle. The NYC sailor has counted just one race outside the top ten in the 89-boat…
Fireball Euros underway

Fireball Euros underway

17th August 2009
The Fireball Europeans got under way today with two races in La Rochelle, and seven Irish boats are sailing among the 88-boat fleet. Results have only been posted for one race so far, and with ten teams caught out on…
Hamble Yacht Services (HYS) is to this year sponsor the J/80 and 1720 Class UK National Championship. The HYS UK National Championship 2009 for both of these exciting sportsboat classes will take place from the 10th to 13th of June…
This morning's Irish Times sailing column provides news on Anthony O'Leary's new creation; a 1720 with a lid! The new toy was berthed briefly at Crosshaven marina but is now enroute to Scotland. David O'Brien's report is here. Our photos…
The SB3s big sister made a return to popularity at its birthplace on the Cork coast last month and now we have video to prove it!  Nearly 20 boats raced for national championship honours and Nicholas O'Leary turned the tables…

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