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John Sheehy from the Royal St. George suffered an OCS against Solvenia in the first race of the regional ISAF match racing qualifiers at Kinsale today but in a ruling by an international jury the race is to be re-sailed…
While the spotlight is clearly on the ill-fated Alex Thomson and his Hugo Boss, currently undergoing repairs, another British skipper has his own race against the clock. Steve White (Spirit of Weymouth) yesterday managed to complete his funding and must…
Sailing photographer Marc Turner releases his second Fife Regatta Calendar for 2009. This inspirational calendar has been specially created as a tribute to the yachts of William Fife & Sons.Of all classic yachts, those designed by Fife and built in…
The 99ft monohull maxi-yacht Virgin Money (ex-Speedboat owned by Alex Jackson, USA) set sail this morning on its Cross-Atlantic Challenge. Richard Branson, his children Holly (26) and Sam (23) and the TEAMORIGIN crew, which includes Mike Sanderson as co-skipper and…
Kinsale Yacht Club hosts the ISAF Nations Cup 2009 Regional Final Europe this morning. 10 Nations will compete for a place in the Grand Final, in this Grade 2 event, on the waters of Kinsale’s inner harbour, with this natural…
Tenders are being sought to salvage the sail training ship, Asgard II, from the seabed off the northwest coast of France. The Minister of Defence is expected to make an announcement about the possible raising of the wooden hull in…
The team from Alex Thomson Racing have been working around the clock since the collision with a French fishing vessel on Friday (17/10/08).  The full technical team from Alex Thomson Racing have been drafted in to help get Alex and…
Sir Richard Branson and double Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie are on standby in New York to begin a Transatlantic Record Attempt aboard the 100ft supermaxi yacht Virgin Money (formerly Speedboat). With a potential weather window approaching, the crew hopes…
Volunteer lifeboat crews in Ireland rescued 503 people in the six months from January to June this year, according to half yearly statistics released today by the RNLI.  The figures coincide with the announcement that SOS day, the charity's biggest…
On Sunday 2 November, Dun Laoghaire Squib sailor Simon Evans of the Royal St George YC and Fearghal O'Nuallain will begin REVOLUTIONCYCLE - the first Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle.
Galway's Green Dragon retains its lead overnight, but the Dragon is being stalked by a cat – PUMA is making its presence felt, gaining 12 miles on the position report to 0400 GMT, and Telefonica Black is making a break…
Green Dragon retains its lead overnight, but the Dragon is being stalked by a cat – PUMA is making its presence felt, gaining 12 miles on the position report to 0400 GMT, and Telefonica Black is making a break in…
British Westcountry sailor and adventurer Pete Goss and the intrepid crew of Spirit of Mystery have begun their epic voyage to Australia. Taking advantage of a change in the wind, they slipped lines this evening (Monday 20 October), waved goodbye…
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is to embark on a fund raising campaign to train and support its Olympic hopefuls compete in the 2012 Olympics. An estimated €2.4 million was invested in the most recent Olympics, and ISA estimates the…
The GreenWorks-sponsored Autumn League at Howth Yacht Club has been bedevilled by the elements which have conspired to prevent three of the five races scheduled so far to be started. Week 1 and 4 were abandoned due to a total…
Delta Lloyd has had a problem with the rig, when, during a sail change from the A4 downwind sail to the masthead code zero, the leeward jumper (part of the mast) came falling out of the rig, bounced down the…
Ian Walker/GBR and the Green Dragon team is breathing fire on the rest of the fleet from their western corner of the Volvo fleet as the eight boats pick their way through the black clouds and squalls of the Doldrums.  …
The Dragon's westward gamble has paid off as they top the leader board in a major reshuffle of the VOR fleet. On Sunday evening the Galway entry took the lead as the race effectively restarted. Green Dragon's careful plotting produced…
With two circumnavigations under her belt, the British yachtswomen is setting sail on her first Vendée Globe and this time, Dee Caffari will be sailing the "right" way around (from west to east). A newcomer to the Imoca circuit, the…
A down turn in new boat sales this season is making an impact on dealers north and south of the border. The business failures reflect a contraction of the marine industry worldwide.

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