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'The Pressure's Off' says Annalise Murphy - Video
The pressure might be off Annalise Murphy at the 2011 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, but's Sailor of the month for May, insists she isn't taking her foot off the pedal writes Ben Baker.  While hundreds of other boats…
Murphy Comes Back as Breeze Strengthens in Weymouth
27–knot gusts swept Ireland's Annalise Murphy back up the leaderboard of the Olympic classes Sail for Gold regatta yesterday. After a disappointing opener on Monday the 21-year old Dubliner bounced back with a 4,1,2 to be placed 15th overall in…
Doyle's Endgame Produces Results in Royal Cork Wine Race
A ding dong sailing battle for line honours between an A35 design and an X362 made up for last night's poor turnout at Royal Cork's Short handed Wine Race sponsored by Karwig. Frank Doyle's Endgame (A35) beat Derry Good's X362…
Rita Wins Howth 17 Race
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. TUE + SAT SERIES 2 (RACE) 07/06/2011 17 Footer SCRATCH: 1, Rita Curley/Lynch; 2, Aura I Malcolm; 3, Oona P Courtney; 17 Footer HCAP: 1, Echo B & H Lynch; 2, Rita Curley/Lynch; 3, Aura I Malcolm…
Craig Takes Another Laser Win on Dublin Bay
Although it was an evening that brought out the paddleboarders on to Scotsman's Bay it was equally a nice night for a Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) dinghy race with an ebbing tide, flat sea and six knot westerly breeze.…
Irish 'Naked Adventure Rower' Rescued at Sea
Keith Whelan, the Irishman who attempted to row the Indian Ocean, has been rescued at sea after suffering a head injury. Whelan, who called himself the Naked Adventurer, sent out an SOS and was picked up by cargo ship. It…
Herriot and Moran Win RS400 Northerns
Ballyholme Yacht Club played host to this years RS400 Irish Northerns. A fleet of 12 crews enjoyed the six race card over Saturday and Sunday the 4th/5th of June. With some clever race management on trapezoid courses and breeze well…
Captain Frank Allen Appointed Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master
Dun Laoghaire's new Harbour master is Captain Frank Allen, according to an announcement by Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company this morning. Captain Allen replaces Captain Simon Coate who is retiring. A native of Cork, Captain Allen has spent all his working…
O'Leary and Burrows Lead Irish Challenge in Weymouth
Royal Cork's Peter O'Leary kept his title defence alive after a tricky first race in Weymouth yesterday but it is the only good news story so far from the Irish Olympic Sailing team at the Sail for Gold regatta. Annalise…
Final Preparations in Place for Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
With four weeks to go around 3,000 sailors are expected to start the biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (July 7th – 10th) organised by the four waterfront yacht clubs on the Southside of Dublin Bay. Entries are being received steadily…
St Michael's Take Rowing Fours and Pairs Titles at Metro
Trinity won the Division One senior eights and St Michael’s the senior fours and senior pairs at the refixed Metropolitan rowing regatta at Blessington. The programme, run in a very strong tailwind, suffered delays centred around the Grand League time…
Podcast: James O'Callaghan Olympic Team Manager
Olympic Team manager James O'Callaghan on a week of top results from Delta Lloyd ten days ago and the prospect of more off the Dorset coast today: 
Rower of the Month: Sanita Puspure Podcast
The Afloat Rowers of the Month for May, Sanita Puspure and Lisa Dilleen, showed how a new crew can knit together successfully: their first three results as a double scull were third, second and fifth – in the heats, semi-finals and…
Strangford Trio Win SB3 Southern Champs
Former Olympic sailor, Laser, Flying Fifteen and Squib champ Peter Kennedy from Strangford Lough produced an overall win in the weekend's SB3 Southern Championships at Tralee Bay Sailing Club. Only 16 boats travelled to Europe's most westerly port for the…
Big Turnout Expected for Howth's Lambay Race
The Lambay Race, at 115 years old one of the longest established sailing events in Ireland, takes place on Saturday 11th June, with a fleet of over 160 boats expected to compete in Howth Yacht Club's annual regatta. According to…
Irish Sailors Prepare for Second Leg of Olympic Trials
The Irish Olympic Squad hopes to build on performances in Holland a week ago on Olympic waters tomorrow in Weymouth at the Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 which doubles as leg two of the Irish selection trials. The promising results…
29 Enter Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
With less than a week to the start of the the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 29 boats are entered for the 320-mile classic. 2009 race winner Legally Brunette is entered and there will be a two boat two handed…
Gilmore Wins Topper Ulsters Sailing Championships
Strangford's Laura Gilmore won this weekend's Topper Ulsters sailing championships, which was hosted by Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club. Scroll down for event photos. Fifty boats took part in the two-day provincial sailing championships, with six races taking place over…
Bay Cruiser One Results Scrubbed
The clean sweep made by Royal Irish Yachts in Cruisers One last Thursday (June 2nd) was short lived after Dublin Bay Sailing Club race organisers scrubbed the results for the class because no yacht had finished within the two hour…
Dublin Bay's Helter Skelter Takes Well Earned Win on ECHO Handicap
Adrienne Jermyn's Helter Skelter was the Cruisers II winner on ECHO handicap in yesterday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Saturday Series race writes our Dublin Bay Correspondent. In a perfect sailing breeze that built steadily all afternoon the combined DBSC fleet…

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