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Government Minister Commends Emergency Services in Fastnet Rescue
Following the dramatic rescue of 21 sailors from the over turned maxi racing yacht 'Rambler 100' off the South West Coast, Minister Simon Coveney, a racing sailor himself,  has commended the successful efforts of our rescue services in bringing everybody…
Ferry Runs Aground off Doolin for Three Hours
The capsized Rolex Fastnet Race entrant Rambler 100 was not the only vessel that got into difficulties yesterday as an Aran Islands ferry became stranded off Doolin Pier, according to a report in today's Irish Times. Rose of Aran, a…
Rambler 100 Capsize - 'A Scary Moment We Will Not Forget'
At midnight, Monday 15 August, Eddie Warden Owen, Chief Executive of the Royal Ocean Racing Club received a call from Mick Harvey, Project Manager of George David's Rambler 100 (USA). Harvey spoke about the harrowing incident when the 100' Maxi…
Rambler 100 Crew Member 'Feels Lucky to be Alive'
An Australian crewmember on the stricken Rambler 100, which capsized in high winds during yesterday's Rolex Fastnet Race, has told reported that he feels "lucky to be alive". http://afloat.ie/sail/events/fastnet-race/ Mike Motti was one of five crew who were separated from…
Antoher competing yacht in the Fastnet race captured dramatic photos of the stricken 100-footer. Team Phaedos' media personnel who were at the Fastnet Rock last night waiting for photogrpahs of their big catamaran passing 'the Rock' when they got a…
Baltimore Lifeboat Plays Key Role in Rambler Crew Recovery (Pics Here)
Baltimore RNLI lifeboat crew were involved in the major rescue operation this evening (Monday 15 August 2011) when a 100 ft yacht capsized during the famous Fastnet race with a crew of 21 onboard.  Five of the crew were missing…
Fastnet Yacht Capsizes Off Cork Coast - Latest
A US entrant in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race capsizsed near Fastnet Rock off the Cork coast earliert this evening, The Irish Times reports. http://www.afloat.ie/sail/events/fastnet-race/ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0815/breaking49.html Further to our previous report, The Irish Times notes that 22 people were on…
Rambler 100 Capsizes off Cork Coast - Irish Coastguard Rescue all Crew
The yacht Rambler 100, a competitor in this year's Fastnet race, has capsized between the Fastnet Rock and the Pantaenius Buoy this evening. The Irish Coastguard services are coordinating the rescue. The Baltimore RNLI lifeboat is on the scene. Two…
Dun Laoghaire Plan is a Curate's Egg
When a property doesn't have as many redeeming features as the developer would like, extra effort is put into talking it up by way of the promotional brochure. It could be said that the gloss of the brochure takes the…
O'Driscoll retains J24 title at Lough Erne
Flor O’Driscoll and his crew on ‘Hard on Port’ successfully defended their Irish J24 Championship title at Lough Erne last weekend but they were pushed hard all the way by the two McCaldins, Mickey and son JP, from the host…
Fastnet Latest: Maxi Multihulls Round the Fastnet Rock
The two largest trimarans in the record-sized Rolex Fastnet Race rounded the Fastnet Rock off southwest Ireland at around 0930 this morning. As expected Loick Peyron's Maxi Banque Populaire (FRA) was leading, but surprisingly just eight miles ahead of the…
2005 Jeanneau Leader 805 New on Boats For Sale
New on our boats for sale site this week is a 2005 Jeanneau Leader 805 with very little use in excellent condition. Reliable, safe well built with Jeanneau quality workmanship with virtually new economical In board diesel Volvo D4 260…
Irish Branch of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Courses 2011
A lecture series for students wishing to improve their educational qualifications and become members of the Irish Branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers starts next month. The lectures are primarily aimed at students who wish to sit the Foundation…
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Ian Moore Reports in from Phaedo (Great Vid Here)
On board Team Phaedo after a fantastic start to the race, navigator, Ireland's Ian Moore, is happy with their current position. He made contact last night at 9pm. "....The sunset is beginning and we are very happy with our position..…
Three Volvo 70s Start the Fastnet Race (Pics here)
One of the most impressive sailing sights from the weekend was on the Solent yesterday when three Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 entries Groupama Sailing Team, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and current leader Team Sanya started the Rolex Fastnet Race, the…
Sunshine and Wind for Cobh People's Regatta (Pics here)
The Cobh Peoples Regatta Took place at the weekend in Cork harbour. Every August the harbour becomes a focal point for a regatta where small local sailing and rowing craft gather for races and not to say the least some…
Racing Round up: Olympic, Fastnet, Clipper, Figaro, Dragon, J24, Fifteen, Topper, Feva, Oppy
Sign up for this mornung's e-bulletin (see past editions here) for all the weekend's Irish sailing news, pics and results straight to your inbox. This morning's edition includes photos and pics from Sunday's Figaro departure from Dun Laoghaire and the…
Lavery Retains South Coast Flying Fifteen Title
Big seas and big winds off Hook Head for the opening day of the Flying Fifteen South Coast Championships at Dunmore East, County Waterford produced some of the most exciting sailing of the season for a fleet of 16 of…
Figaro Sails out, Toppers Sail in to the National Yacht Club
Just 8 hours after National Yacht Club Commodore Paul Barrington bade farewell to the 47 brave Solitaire sailors starting their gruelling 420 mile sail back to France, he was raising the curtain on the Sovereign Ski Topper World Championship –…
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