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'Goodness Gracious' Takes Light Air Win on Dublin Bay
Louise McKenna's Goodness Gracious made the best of tricky light airs on Dublin Bay this evening to win the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Tuesday night dinghy race from Neil Colin's Elevation. Third was Marie Barry's Reality Check. It was the…
37 Yachts Make up Round Ireland 2010 Entry
The entries for the 2010 Round Ireland Yacht Race are assembling. As predicted by race organiser Dennis Noonan 37 boats will make the line inWicklow on Sunday for the 30th anniversary race. We list the entrants below and wish them…
Cavatina Returns for Chance of Third Win in Round Ireland Yacht Race
Royal Cork yacht Cavatina (Eric Lisson), twice overall winners of the Round Ireland race is going round again in a bid top be the the first boat to win Ireland's classic offshore race three times. The news is one of…
Rosslare Europort to Sponsor Line Honours Challenger
Rosslare Europort is to sponsor the largest challenger in the Round Ireland Yacht Race, an Open 60 that will have a good chance of taking line honours. The boat, chartered by a team of Dun Laoghaire sailors headed up by…
Minis Near Fastnet Rock
The remaining Minis in the Mini Fastnet Race are approaching the Fastnet Rock this morning, with a line of six boats all within four miles of one another at the head of the fleet in a dying breeze. Upwards of…
Brits Dominate Coutts Quarter Ton Cup
Irish crews have yet to deliver at the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup taking place at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club this week. After one day's racing, top Irish boat is the O'Neill/Kingston/Kenefick team aboard Tiger, lying in 14th place in…
Top Class Entry Expected for Etchell's Worlds at Howth YC
A fleet of around 50 boats, including some of the world’s top sailors and Olympic medallists, are expected for the Etchells World Championships, it was announced at a Reception in Howth Yacht Club attended by the Minister for Tourism, Sport…
Butler and McCarthy Lead Fireball Sailors to East Down Venue
Noel Butler and Shane McCarthy lead the Irish Fireball dinghy sailing rankings after success in the opening event of the season in Killaloe in the last weekend of May. The next event on the regatta circuit is the Ulster championships, hosted…
ISORA Race Five Comes to Abrupt End
From an entry list of 27 sailing boats, 16 boats came to the line in Dun Laoghaire for the 5th ISORA race and first Sunday Race. Peter Ryan reports.  It was hoped that this format would encourage those boats that…
Blind Courage for Round Ireland Yacht Race
One of the early entries to the ten boat double handed division is Mick Liddy and adventurer Mark Pollock in the much hyped sponsored class 40 yacht. It is one of only a few sponsored entries in this year's…
Round Ireland Yacht Race Fleet to Make 37 Entries
A smaller than expected fleet of 35 boats will assemble next week in Wicklow for the 30th edition of the Round Ireland race. Despite the size, nearly half that of the record numbers of the 1990s, it is a still…
West Cork Based MacGregor 26x Sailing Cruiser Goes On Sale
A West Cork based MacGregor 26x trailer sailer has gone on sale on the Afloat boats for sale website. It is the latest in series of modestly priced family cruisers that have been added to the site in recent weeks.…
West Cork Based MacGregor 26x Sailing Cruiser Goes On Sale
A West Cork based MacGregor 26x trailer sailer has gone on sale on the Afloat boats for sale site. The year 2000 model comes with a Yamaha 50 hp outboard,lightly used according to the private owner selling this boat. The sailing…
Two-Handed Division for Round Britain and Ireland Race
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) announced today the introduction of a Two-Handed Division in the non-stop race around Britain and Ireland, sponsored by Sevenstar starting on Monday 23rd August from the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. The news will…
Olympians Power Muckross to win over NUIG at Metro Regatta
Olympians Paul Griffin and Seán Casey helped power Muckross to a fine win over NUIG in the Men’s Senior Eight race at the Metro regatta in Blessingtion over the weekend.  The result was a reversal of last month’s Cork regatta…
Round Ireland Yacht Race Start Time
The Official Start of 2010 Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race is 12 noon on Sunday 20th June. Watch the biennial race unfold as up to 37 yachts set sail from Wicklow Bay, with entertainment before and after, including live…
What's On at Round Ireland Yacht Race
There's plenty of entertainment on offer to keep the family amused, here is the SailFest Festival Event Guide and Timetable to help you plan your Round Ireland Yacht Race weekend. Friday 18th June 8-9.30pm:  Official Opening of the Festival by…
Weekend Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire Yields Euro 500,000 in Boat Sales
A turnout estimated in excess of 350 people produced 500,000 in sales at a Used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire at the weekend. The Coal Harbour based marine firm, MGM Marine say the three day show led to at least…
Art Exhibition to Celebrate Clipper Round the World Festival
To celebrate the arrival of the Clipper Round the World Race to Ireland, Kinsale Arts Week has invited each of the countries participating in the Yacht Race to select an artist to represent them at an exhibition. The Clipper Round…
Goodbody Retains Sigma 33 Title on Dublin Bay
In spite of a slip in a double points race Tim Goodbody of the Royal Irish YC has retained his Irish Sigma 33 title after a ten race series on Dublin Bay at the weekend. The three day regatta attracted…

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