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Update: Pride of Dalkey Fuji Approaches the Fastnet
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race Report 1200 BST Sunday June 12th As on the water leader Pride of Dalkey Fuji approaches the Fastnet, Galway Harbour maintains its lead, just ahead of Aquelina writes our Offshore Correspondent. Barry Hurley's Dinah of…
All kinds of everything at Howth's Lambay Race
Howth Yacht Club's Lambay Race is renowned for providing a real mix of conditions to test the skills - and patience - of the hundreds of crews participating.... and the 2011 event was certainly no different! Light to moderate westerlies…
West Cork Lifeboats Rescue Yacht
A yacht in distress 28 miles South West of Baltimore called for assistance in the early hours of this morning. The 36ft yacht had left the Azores 11 days previously heading for  Kinsale with two Danish men on board in…
Breen's 'Galway Harbour' Leads the Fleet out of the Irish Sea
D2D report 2200 BST Saturday June 11th. At Tuskar Rock, Martin Breen's Reflex 38 Galway Harbour (Galway Bay SC), leads the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race fleet out of the Irish Sea writes our Offshore Correspondent. Closely tracked by Cathal…
Annalise Wins Bronze Medal in Weymouth
Expectations were high and Annalise Murphy delivered in style in Weymouth this afternoon. The 21 year old National Yacht Club sailor has taken bronze at the Sail for Gold Regatta. The medal did not come without extra drama. The Dun…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Start Photos
Photographer Michael Chester took the shots from this morning's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. It was, as predicted, a gentle start for the tenth race from the National Yacht Club. Scroll down for photos:
Brando’s ‘Bounty’ Bound for Bloomsday
The tallship used in the 1962 film of 'Mutiny and the Bounty' starring Hollywood screen legend Marlon Brando is to make a Bloomsday arrival to the rebel city, writes Jehan Ashmore. H.M.S. Bounty is a replica of the ship in…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Update - Fleet Spread from Mizen Head to Wicklow
D2D report – 1700 BST, Saturday June 11th. After 6 hours the fleet is spread along the coast from Mizen Head to Wicklow Head with the leaders some 35 miles from the Tuskar, battling a north-going flood tide writes our…
US Training-Ship Heads for Cork
For five-days the US training-ship State of Maine will make Cork Harbour her port of call, when the 16,000 tonnes vessel docks this evening, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 500-foot long ship is on a 55-day training cruise that started late…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle - First Leg Race Preview
Starting at 1000 this morning, the ebb tide will make up for the light winds forecast for the early part of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race writes our Offshore Correspondent. However, it looks likely that anchoring will play a…
All Eyes on Annalise for Laser Radial Medal Race
A shaky penultimate day for Ireland's top performers at the Sail for Gold Regatta sees only Annalise Murphy in medal contention after a 'black flag'  penalty cost Peter O'Leary and David Burrows a place in tomorrow morning's medal race. Murphy,…
Annalise Stays in Contention
Another win yesterday to bring the tally to four race wins this week means Annalise Murphy stays in contention for overall honours in the closing stages of the Olympic classes Sail for Gold regatta today and tomorrow. The Dun Laoghaire…
Vidcast - Max Treacy and Anthony Shanks, Star Duo
It's never easy stepping back in to a boat and finding your competitive edge again. It's even harder if it happens to be an Olympic class. On coming ashore after another windy Star race at the Skandia Sail for Gold…
Agreement Strengthens Irish and French Search and Rescue
The Irish Coast Guard has signed up to an important Search and Rescue cooperation agreement with the French Coast Guard. Director of the Irish Coast Guard Chris Reynolds and Vice Admiral Anne-Francois de Saint-Salvy, Prefecture for the Atlantic Region and…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Masterplan Launched
Dun Laoghaire Harbour hopes to create 1000 new jobs according to the new Consultation Harbour Masterplan, on public display this Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 6pm at the Terminal building in the harbour. Mr Leo Varadkar, T.D., Minister…
Fireball World Champs Makes the News
Monday's Fireball World Sailing Championships got a publicity lift last night when the 58–dinghy sailing event bound for Rosses Point in Sligo made the RTE News bulletin. (See clip below). It's an interesting piece about how a local sailing family,…
Sail for Gold – Halfway Podcast with Team Manager
Winds are dropping and we're only at the half way stage of the Sail for Gold Regatta. There can be many a slip between lip and cup. Olympic team manager James O'Callaghan is right to be cautious but yesterday's news…
Ireland Lead Radials, Fourth in Star Class at Weymouth
In a sensational afternoon for Irish Olympic sailing in Weymouth, Irish Star and Radial sailors have moved to fourth and first overall at the halfway stage of the Sail for Gold Regatta following multiple races where winds reached 25 knots.Annalise…
Canoeist Jenny Egan Scoops Sportswoman of the Month Award
Leading Irish canoeist and Kildare native, Jenny Egan has become the first canoeist to be awarded The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council 'Sportswoman of the Month' award for May, following her impressive performance in taking a silver medal in the 5,000m…
Kinsale Heads for 100-mile Fastnet Race
Kinsale Yacht Club's SCORA League Fastnet Race sponsored by CH Marine takes place this Friday at 8pm. This 100–mile round trip to one of the most iconic ocean racing turning points presents all the challenges to competitors associated with classic offshore/coastal…

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