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Two nights at sea have produced, as expected, a significant on the water lead for the largest ever entry in the BMW Round Ireland race on the West Coast this morning but a Dun Laoghaire entry, less than half it’s…
Southampton Round the world sailor Mike Golding, skipper of the Open 60 Ecover has withdrawn from next week's BMW Round Ireland race citing keel problems.Golding,credited as being the first person to sail both ways around the world, was entered in…
Cruiser racer fans are set for a double-helping of action over the next two weeks as Ireland fields three shy but potent Commodore's Cup teams, and at home there are up to five entries from a fleet of 45 capable…
In three weeks time Wicklow Sailing Club rolls out its 14th Round Ireland race but its appeal, though deserving of far greater international note, remains rooted in a domestic fleet.The club have received 32 entries to date and that is…
The presence of two-thirds of the Irish Commodores Cup squad among its fleet spices up this afternoon's (Friday) Saab Irish Cruiser Racer (ICRA) National Championships on Dublin Bay.Six of the nine Commodores Cup (CC) crews are on the Bay but…
Irish Cruiser racing officials have dismissed this week’s error in the handicapping of a member of it’s Irish Commodore’s cup team as a ‘minor issue’ and remained focussed instead on the Easter season performances of the Irish squad at last…
Southampton professional Mike Golding has confirmed his intention to compete in the double handed division of the BMW Round Ireland race in July.The entry is a feather in the cap of Wicklow organiser Dennis Noonan, who rolled out the double…
The third Irish Cruiser Racer (ICRA) National championships will see time the biggest strength in West coast numbers – in spite of a 350 delivery mile trip – when the event is sailed out of the Royal Irish Yacht Club…
Ireland’s top sailing achievements from 2005 will be celebrated next Tuesday (7th March) at a ceremony where the Cork Dry Gin Sailor of the Year will be crowned.Nineteen of Ireland’s most talented sailors are in the running for the annual…
The majority of what looks increasingly like three Irish Commodore's cup teams will be on the start line of the Saab Irish Cruiser Racing National Championships (ICRA) on Dublin bay in May. As well as national championship honours the regatta…
Sailing by David O'Brien for Friday, Irish Times, Thursday, 9th February. By David O'Brien. Tel: 01 2020 370.The J24 class is to get a shot in the arm when the one design keelboat makes a return to southern waters for…
Yacht clubs will have to satisfy special criteria if they want to stage international fixtures as part of an overhaul of the national sailing calendar.The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) says it will enforce the 13-point plan (see panel) in 2007…
Irish Paralympic sailor John Twomey has been injured in an on-the-water collision but continues to race in the World Disabled Sailing Championships in Perth and yesterday (Thursday) scored 12th and eighth in the opening rounds.Kinsale's Twomey, with crew Brian O'Mahony…
Gear failure continues to haunt the Volvo Round the World Race with two boats in the seven boat fleet – led by Bouwe Bekking’s ‘Movistar’ – now back in port only 72 hours into the second leg from Cape Town…
Sailing by David O'Brien for Irish Times Friday, December 30th 2005.Limerick's Ger O'Rourke and his 12-man crew swept into Hobart yesterday (Thursday) to a class win in the Sydney-Hobart that also gained him fourth place overall in Australia's classic 628…
Offshore racing makes a comeback in Dun Laoghaire next season with a four race series of overnight races that has already got a thumbs up from the Irish Cruiser Racing association (ICRA).Organised by offshore sailor Adrian Lee – a veteran…
Damian Foxall is out of hospital, suffering only a compressed sternum and bruising following this week's dramatic rescue from the capsized 60 foot trimaran Fonica some 450 miles off the French coast.As storms caused havoc for the Transat Jacques Vabre…
Kerry's Damian Foxall (36) was evacuated by helicopter from his stricken trimaran Fonica early yesterday (Tuesday following a capsize that hurled him into the rigging of the 60-foot craft breaking three ribs, a shoulder and collar bone.The accident happened when…
The National Yacht club is to draw a line under it's ratification of any further solo Round Ireland sailing record attempts following a warning from the Department of the marine advising yachtsmen that they must comply with the rules of…
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has published draft 2008 Olympic nomination criteria that will see the Beijing team selected by its own committee rather than by trials alone.In a separate development the Association's performance manager Garrett Connolly has announced his…
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