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Britain's successful Olympic sailing team returned home to be showered in praise, with one of the team bestowed with a partcicularly refreshing honour. Gold-standard Laser sailor Paul Goodison has been rewarded for his efforts by one of his local breweries,…
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Lough Derg lifeboat was called into action on Monday in gusty winds, when a lake cruiser was blown onto Stick Rock at the north-western end of Lough Derg. Three of the seven passengers on board, a family of holidaymakers from…
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Sailmaker Steve Goacher crewed by Phil Evans from Lake Windemere retained his Flying Fifteen European championship title after sailing a consistent series that was cut short by gale force winds yesterday off Kinsale.
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Team Russia has added an Irish name to their crew list - Jeremy Elliott - one of four new signings for the Dorset-based team. The North Sails employee has been involved in the Russian team's sail design since the beginning.
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Rival sailmakers topped the leader board at the Flying fifteen European championships in Kinsale as the competition reached the halfway stage yesterday.
Aiming high for Ireland at Qingdao
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No surprises who ruled the waves in Qingdao, and we'll be hearing about it for some time to come. But as Team GB’s final medal tally rose to four gold, a silver and a bronze, Ireland – without any results…
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World champion Mike Hart crewed by Richard Riggs of England opened his account with two wins in yesterday's opening races of the Flying fifteen European championships at Kinsale YC that is so far dominated by British entries.
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Bye bye Beijing

20th August 2008
As Peter O'Leary and Stephen Milne finish their last race in Qingdao, it's time for the Irish team to bid farewell to China, and look back on what has come to pass. With not-so-lofty goals set ahead of the games,…
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Entrants to this weekend's Cocoon Cruiser Challenge have been invited to test their mettle against the fastest boat in the country this Friday. Can YOU port tack the Green Dragon?
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Jewellery is handed out

18th August 2008
Things are beginning to wrap up at Qingdao, with medals already handed out in the Finn, 470, 49er and Yngling. Ireland, however, have yet to make a medal race, and hopes for that are fading.
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Anatomy of a win

16th August 2008
Their Olympics may be finished on the water, but it'll be a long time anyone forgets the two race wins racked up by Ger Owens and Philip Lawton in the 470 class. In an exclusive podcast, Phil Lawton tells us…
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Star crew Peter O'Leary and Stephen Milne have continued their run of good form, posting a 12th and a seventh in the first two of today's scheduled three races in Qingdao.
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Irish Star sailors Peter O'Leary and Stephen Milne have opened their Olympic account with a solid sixth-place finish in race one. O'Leary/Milne beat their training partners, Briton Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson, into seventh.
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Irish 470 duo Ger Owens and Phil Lawton posted another first place finish in the first race today in Qingdao today, bringing their overall standing to ninth at the halfway point.
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Ireland's sailors have posted middle-of-the-road results so far this morning in Qingdao, with one race completed and one in progress in both the 470 Mens and Laser Radial class. The Finn class are on a rest day.
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Ireland's Green Dragon Racing Team are four days into their first real ocean test, the 2000-mile qualifier for the Volvo Ocean Race. The qualified is being used to vet three new potential squad members, all Chinese, who are enjoying a…
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470 duo Ger Owens and Phil Lawton took Ireland's first Olympic race win in Beijing early today, making the most of just six knots of breeze. The result puts the pair in ninth overall after the first day on the…
Lack of wind in Qingdao leaves Irish becalmed
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It's not official yet but sailing looks set to be become the next extreme sport when the Olympic regatta starts tomorrow. If smog, strong currents and the absence of wind was not enough of an obstacle there's even more trouble…

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