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Stylish win in ISORA M2
Ross O'Leary's Sunfast 3200 Big Hillie Style emerged the victor of the Frenesi Cup Race from Dun Laoghaire to the MR Weather Bouy at the weekend, edging out ahead of J92 Just Enough. O'Leary and crew added the overall win…
No Gold for Lasers
Neither of Ireland' two entries have made the gold fleet of the 2009 Laser World Championships, an event that has lost one day of racinging to high winds from Hurricane Bill, and another in the airless conditions that followed in…
Dragons fire up South Coast
The 2009 Dragon South Coast regatta, hosted by Glandore Harbour Yacht Club, took place last weekend (August 21st to 23rd). Five races were scheduled – two Friday afternoon and two Saturday, with the final race set for Sunday morning. Racing…
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…
Casey's Third Place Not Enough
Sean Casey finished third in his repechage of the men’s single scull at the World Championships in Poland, missing out on a chance to compete in A or B finals. Ondrej Synek of the Czech Republic, the silver medallist from…
Australia Deny Ireland a Final Place
Ireland’s top adaptive crew, the legs, trunk and arms coxed four, were just one place off qualification for the A Final at the World Championships in Poznan in Poland this morning. In a repechage which was won comfortably by Canada,…
Carrick-on-Shannon Town Bridge work
On inland waterway news, work will commence shortly in the provision of a pedestrian footbridge to be attached to the existing masonry bridge over the river Shannon in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, according to Waterways Ireland. The period of the works…
Canoe Rally at Lough Erne to highlight global warning threat
Schools, businesses and organisations are invited to paddle against global warming at the second annual brites Lough Erne Canoe Rally on the inland waterway, 26th and 27th September 2009. The event is upported and organised by brites and Share Holiday…
Less than 10% of VOR suppliers unpaid
Let's Do It Galway, the organising body for the Galway stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race, has issued a statement in response to reports that suppliers to the event remain unpaid. The company says that the vast majority of suppliers…
Galway Stopover seeking discounts on debt
The company set up to run the Galway Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race, Let's Do It Galway, has yet to pay several suppliers and is looking for discounts on monies owed. Report via Barry O'Halloran of the Irish Times.
Season's DBSC end draws close
It's the beginning of the end tomorrow, with DBSC hosting the last of the Tuesday night dinghy races on Dublin Bay, and a tribute to the late John Biggs, a long-serving DBSC volunteer who passed away earlier in the year. …
Crinniú na mBád 2009
Kinvara in Co. Galway had a successful Crinniú na mBád 2009 festival (August 21–23), the traditional boats attracting many entrants and spectators. Meaning 'Gathering of the Boats', Crinniú na mBád is held every August and brings us back in time…
Legally Brunette bound for Malta
June's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race winner Legally Brunette has entered the Rolex Middle Sea Race. In fact, skipper Cathal Drohan decided to enter the instant he tied up in Grand Harbour in 2008 after their first participation. Ten out…
Guilfoyle is top of the Ops
Crosshaven's Seafra Guilfoyle emerged as the convincing champion at the Mitsubishi Optimist Nationals over the weekend, leading a trio of Cork sailors onto the Opi podium. Guilfoyle, at just 13 years of age, counted only third place finishes or better, …
J80s Match Racing - what works
The last couple of match racing events in the SailFleet J80s have been sailed in some challenging conditions. It’s been noticeable how the teams have had to improve their boat handling dramatically to meet the challenge. Here are some notes…
Help needed for Channel Swim team
The Irish Cancer Society are hoping to raise urgently-needed funds this September from the attempts of three relay teams from Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) to swim the English Channel. Hard training is going on and, whilst ILIM is not…
Adaptive Crews Set for Repechages
Two adaptive crews competed for Ireland at the World Championships in Poland today. The trunks and arms mixed double of Vincent Culhane and Karen Cromie finished fifth of five in a heat won by Brazil. The legs, trunk and arms…
Cruisers out in force for Saturday DBSC Racing
A busy Saturday for Dublin Bay Sailing Club – lots of racing in near-perfect conditions brought out the best in Extremity, Tiamat, Something Else and Gung Ho, to name but a few. Full results over the fold. DUBLIN PORT Dublin…
Casey Lands Difficult Draw
Sean Casey must finish ahead of at least one silver medallist from Beijing if he's to qualify for the A/B semi-finals of the single scull at the World Championships. Casey’s fifth-place finish in the heat on the single sculls in…
Casey Fifth in World Champs Heat
Sean Casey finished fifth in his heat at the World Rowing Championships in Poznan in Poland.  He will compete in the repechages on Tuesday to seek a place in Thursday’s A/B Semi-Finals. Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand, the reigning world…

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