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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.
County Kerry may have lost the All-Ireland but they are forging ahead on water. Two marina developments have been announced this week for the most westerly cruising grounds in Europe.
JANUARY COLM BARRINGTON Image The first Sailor of the Month in 2007 was Colm Barrington, with his overall win in the IRC Division in the Key West Regatta in Florida. Barrington’s Magic Glove was profiled as the boat to beat…
Race HQ have confirmed Ger O'Rourke's progress overnight and how the 'old boat' is showing her speed again. The Limerick sailor is in fourth place with 5000 miles of the first leg to Cape town still to go. VOR report: 
At 2.30am this morning Alex Thomson and his crew onboard the Open 60 yacht HUGO BOSS were struck by a 60 foot fishing vessel. HUGO BOSS was 2 miles outside the harbour of les Sables d’Olonne when the incident happened.…
Only a week into the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) and Ireland's new-found love affair with world offshore sailing is to continue as Belfast prepares to bid for stop-over port status in the 2011 edition of the race. The news comes…
For any self-respecting sailor, nothing compares with the cut-and-thrust of one-design racing and the Loughs Agency-sponsored J24 National Championships on Carlingford Lough in September provided plenty of tight competition in widely varying weather conditions.
Limerick Late entry Ger O'Rourke has passed Galway's Green Dragon overnight and moved in to fourth place. Is it bleary eyes on a Friday morning or could it be true? Early this morning the race tracker shows O'Rourke, who averaged…
Irish ports battle it out
Only a week into the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) and Ireland's new-found loveaffair with world offshore sailing is to continue as Belfast prepares to bidfor stop-over port status in the 2011 edition of the race.The news comes in the first…
The Sail, Power and Watersports Show at Earls Court is gearing itself up to help deliver new business for the watersports markets and a memorable experience for everyone who walks through those iconic doors.
Father and son team Graeme and Tony Noonan are expanding their premises at Newcastle, Co. Wicklow.
Waterways Ireland has reminded Masters and Owners of vessels that jetties adjacent to locks are specifically for the purpose of transiting those locks. Vessels should not obstruct or moor at these jetties.
Ian Walker's Green Dragon team has become the first boat to enter into 'StealthPlay', a move that hides the Galway boat's position from the other teams – and us – for 12 hours.
If an income levy was not enough, yesterday's budget will put extra costs on Irish boaters next season with a rise in VAT on most boating products sold here.
Viking marine is sponsoring a series of seven races to be held on Sunday mornings on Dublin bay. The event is organised by Dublin Bay Sailing Club and racing takes place under modified ECHO handicap.
Hamburg's hanseboot 2008 show is claiming to meet all the wishes of sailors, from small entrance level boats to high-performance cruisers, and the big classic yachts, too. With numerous first presentations, and new diversity in its range of exhibits, the…
In their opening logs, the skippers of the two Irish entries say they shared the frustration of trying to escape the Med's fickle winds. Walker is concerned at Green Dragon's lack of speed in light airs. Ger O'Rourke in seventh…
The much-anticipated new James Bond film QUANTUM OF SOLACE, due for Irish release on 31 October, will feature two Sunseeker motoryachts in one of the biggest-ever 007 boat chases – as well as a further Sunseeker model. The news is…

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