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Champagne corks were popped in Wexford as the tape was cut on a new lifeboat house. Meanwhile, the maroons were fired on the far side of the country, launching two separate rescues on the west coast over the weekend.
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You wouldn't usually advertise a big fight on the quays as a tourist attraction, but when it's a staged Viking brawl, part of the official farewell to the Sea Stallion Viking longship, it's a different story.
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Final entry deadlines for ACC Bank Cork Week and the BMW Round Ireland Yacht Race expired over the weekend, but late entries in both are being accepted. The deadline saw a slight rise in entries for the Round Ireland, bringing…
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Waterways Ireland are to sponsor Ireland's largest triathlon this July in Ireland's most central town. Triathlone hosted more than 1,500 competitors last year, and as the last European triathlon before Beijing, should attract some top names.
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SB3s are CBD VIPs

6th June 2008
A fleet of Laser SB3s will add colour to Dublin's city centre today as they take on the mantle of the Liffey Challenge event, formerly sailed in 1720 sportsboats. The event, a lively wall-to-wall affair, will take on a much…
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With the purchase of the winning boat from the last Volvo Ocean Race handed over to Ger O'Rourke in Lanzarote this week, the focus now swings to just what team O'Rourke will install for his Round-The-World campaign. There has been…
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Never mind the AC boat, it's the Round Ireland The BMW Round Ireland Yacht Race, which starts in just 16 days, has received a considerable online facelift. The new site will incorporate a GPS tracker on which readers can track…
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Preparations are well underway for three extraordinary Cork sailors who have qualified to compete in this year’s Paralympics, the second largest sporting event in the world, this September in Beijing.
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The M5 weather buoy, which played an important role in predicting and recording record wave heights off the coast last December, is back in action again.
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Howth Yacht Club’s annual regatta takes place on Saturday 7th June with the traditional Lambay Races - sponsored by Citroen and its local dealer Tom Walsh Motors in Baldoyle - expected to attract its usual large fleet of up to…
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Following significant lobbying by the Irish Marine Federation into the loss of the Department of the Marine, the Labour Party Spokesperson on the Marine, Senator Michael McCarthy has highlighted the ongoing confusion regarding responsibility for the Marine portfolio.
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Dun Laoghaire Councillors united across party lines to unanimously support the town regatta, Volvo Dun Laoghaire Week, that aims to have a massive fleet of over 600 boats when it kicks off for the third time in July 2009.
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With just 64 days left until the start of the Olympic Games, doubt still hangs over one of the sailing nominations - the Star. Both Irish Star teams are racing in Croatia this week, but will return to face the…
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The 100ft maxi, Leopard, has lopped eight hours off the transatlantic sailing record for yachts with powered sail systems. The transatlantic record, Leopard's second in two years, bodes well for its bid to take the Round Ireland course record later…
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Royal Cork brother-and-sister team Richard and Amy Harrington took the top spot at the first major RS Feva event to be held in Crosshaven. Superb sailing conditions, and Dayglo sails meant high-action, high-vis racing was the menu for the bank…
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Mike Slade's 100-foot maxi ICAP Leopard is en route to set another record today as it makes its way to the Lizard and the finish line in a transatlantic bid. The record, for superyachts with powered winches, stands at eight…
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Ger O'Rourke will travel to Lanzarote this week to make final checks on Black Betty, the VO70 formerly known as ABN Amro 1, before closing the deal to use the boat as Ireland's second Volvo Ocean Race entry. Black Betty…
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When Hallowe'en sailed into Dun Laoghaire harbour this June bank holiday weekend her Irish owners moved into the forefront of the international classic boat world with the beautifully restored vessel. The 70ft William Fife designed and built bermudan cutter of…
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Tiffany Brien, a 17-year-old Laser sailor from Belfast, will sail solo from Northern Ireland to Scotland this June to raise money for a Belfast sailing charity. The youngster, part of the ISA Academy, hopes to raise enough to buy Sailability…

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