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SYWoC Blog: Allez Marseilles!
Darragh O'Connor of University of Limerick will be guest blogging on for the duration of the upcoming Student Yaching World Cup (SYWoC) in Marseille. Click to read his intro to this event, where they'll be facing current holders, Cork…
RC Laser Sailing Kicks off
Winter Racing: RC Laser sailing is starting again at the National YC. The normal Sunday series commences on November 8th. Start time will be 2.00pm with a couple of practice races and the counting races will start at 2.30pm. It…
Coleraine Connections Expand
Coleraine on the north coast, with its access to open sea through the River Bann estuary, is of growing interest to cruising folk, both as a home port, and as a convenient location where boats may be securely left in…
All Action European Speedsailing Championships
The European Speed Sailing Championships will take place from November 1 to 7 in Dungarvan Co. Waterford. Some of the World’s top Speed Sailors will be in competing at the event where championship Speed Sailing will take place each day…
The Rolex Middle Sea Race is a highly rated offshore classic, often mentioned in the same breath as the Rolex Fastnet, The Rolex Sydney–Hobart and Newport-Bermuda as a 'must do' race. The Royal Malta Yacht Club and the Royal Ocean…
Rolex Middle Sea Race may have a winner
Yesterday (October 30th), the Rolex Middle Sea Race had its first boat home and appears to have its winner. Andres Soriano's Alegre (GBR) looks impregnable in first place as day four draws to a close. It will take a miracle…
All in the bag with Henri Lloyd
The style-conscious sailing traveller should look carefully at Henri Lloyd’s new CSL Luggage Collection, which could turn a few heads this season. The Henri Lloyd design team have listened to what sailors want and have come up with a selection…
Small Norwegian Coaster Drifting off Mull of Kintyre
A small Norwegian coaster is drifting in the Mull of Kintyre after losing engine power earlier this evening.The skipper of the small cargo vessel ‘Fame’, called Clyde Coastguard on channel 16 at 7:20pm requesting towage. The vessel had four people…
Issues to be Debated by ICRA
A range of issues will be covered in next month's ICRA conference Secretary Denis Kiely has revealed. A full review of the ICRA National championships held in Fenit is expected as well as a preview of the 2010 event at…
Battling Cork are Joint Third Overall
Cork, Ireland completed Race 2 from La Rochelle to Rio de Janeiro in fifth place when they crossed the finish line at 07:17:03 local time (09:17:03 GMT). It was a battling finish as they closed to within two miles of…
12 Teams to Contest Match Race Title
12 teams from round the country, selected from 24 entries on the basis of ISAF ranking, race off for the title of ISA National Match Racing Champion this weekend. Kinsale Yacht Club are all set to host 2 days of…
Glenans Irish Sailing Club, the country's longest established sail training organisation, has launched a major fundraising drive to help guarantee its future. It is appealing to members, past and present, and to anyone concerned about sailing in Ireland to support…
Octogrip Stealth trainers from Henri Lloyd
Racing sailors searching for a lightweight sailing shoe need look no further than Henri Lloyd’s Octogrip Stealth trainer. Used by some of the world’s top sailors aboard some of the fastest, high-performance racing boats in the world, these shoes have…
Launch of brand-new range from Helly Hansen
Next year’s London Boat Show (8-17 January), will see global sportswear brand, Helly Hansen return to ExCeL with its new Hydro Power sailing range for 2010. All visitors to the show will be able to see the new collection on…
Heading for Rio: Cork keeping up the pace
Ireland's first-ever entry in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Cork, seems to be holding her own – and staying motivated – even though she's slipped to fifth. However, the leading pack is all contending with light fluky winds…
The University of  Limerick sailing team will be joining the defending Champions, Cork Institute of Technology, at the Student Yachting World Cup, commencing in Marseille on Sunday next October 25th and finishing Friday, October 30th. They secured their position in…
Henri Lloyd has been working closely with fabric partners W.L. Gore & Associates on the process of fabric development and, with their specially designed Windstopper® Soft Shell fabric, has come up with a range of products specifically designed for use…
Head of River Race – Rowing races will take place in Coleraine on Saturday 14th November from 12 noon until 4pm, with the course stretching from Seaton's Marina upstream to Christie Park public jetties. Users are asked to note the…
Hot competition at O'Flynn Exhams Autumn League
There was a southerly breeze and lumpy sea with low skies and mist, but the Red Fleet – under race officer Richard Leonard – got the best of the racing for races five and six of the Royal Cork Yacht…
Taste of the Waterways winner 'Café Merlot'
In inland waterways news, the food writer and critic Georgina Cambell revealed the Waterways Ireland 'Taste of the Waterways' winner last week: Café Merlot, in Enniskillen.  "I am particularly delighted to present this Taste of the Waterways Award and to…

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