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Breezy Start Forecast for ISORA Race to Arklow
ISORA has released the 25–boat entry list for what's forecast to be a breezy start to tomorrow's second ISORA race from Dun Laoghaire to Arklow and back. Any boats visiting Dun Laoghaire are welcome to use the facilities of the…
Fireball title decided one day out
With the Fireball title race over, Irish teams now concentrate on the final races and improving their overall standing. But the moniker of World Champion is already gone. Cormac Bradley sends us another missive from the sandy shores of Bridgetown…
Groupama plan includes Irish duo
Volvo Ocean Race veteran Damian Foxall and Killian Bushe, who has built the winning boat in the race on three occasions, are part of the team that hope to assist Franck Cammas' Groupama team to win the Volvo Ocean Race.…
Youth Worlds team selected
The ISA Board today ratified the team to represent Ireland at the 2010 ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships, which takes place in Istanbul, Turkey from 8th – 17th July 2010. More than 300 young sailors from 60 nations will compete…
The assessors in the Mitsubishi Motors/Irish Independent "Sailing Club of the Year 2010" adjudication have placed a strong emphasis on national and international sailing success in analysing the overall achievements of the past year. Little wonder, then, that the Royal…
Good Spinnaker Work at a Premium on Dublin Bay
Keeping the DBSC sailing spinnaker flying was at a premium tonight for the 17 keelboat classes who inched around Dublin Bay in north easterly winds that rarely blew over 6 knots. The One Design fleets raced to forty foot mark…
Work Begins on Cork City Pontoons
Cork Port Company is in the process of installing a 100 metre pontoon facility at the South Custom House Quay which is expected to be in operation from mid- June and this will provide an opportunity for users to overnight…
IMF Mark Retirement of Wally Morrissey
The Irish Marine Federation marked the retirement of Mr. Wally Morrissey of Crosshaven Boatyard from its board after a 30 year involvement with the industry body. The presentation was made at an IMF meeting in the Port of Cork offices…
Match Racing lineup complete
After some late coming and going the 2010 Dublin Match Racing Open is on this weekend with teams from Ireland and the UK set to go head to head for the newly christened Investwise Cup. The Tour has had several…
Fireball Worlds update: Postcard from Barbados
Irish Fireball sailor Frank Miller writes from the beach in Barbados where 70 fireballs are battling each other and some Caribbean sunshine for their world championships. "Greetings from Barbados," starts Frank "it’s pretty rough out here" Well, only kidding. We’re…
Provisional ICRA 2010 bands published
Provisional IRC class bands for ICRA's Liebherr Cruiser Nationals in the Royal St George are now up online. Sailors can download a word document with all the details and contact the organisers with any feedback. The link to the bands…
No world record for Aussie teen
Aussie teen Jessica Watson may have done a full lap of the globe in terms of longtitude, but an article on an American sailing website has caused a worldwide furore, claiming her circumnavigation won't be a record. Sail World managing…
Bear Grylls to open Cowes RIB show
Ribex 2010, sponsored by Suzuki and running from May 7-9 at Cowes Yacht Haven is on course to yet again be Europe’s largest boat show devoted entirely to RIBs. Adventurer Bear Grylls, who will tackle the Northwest passage in a…
Win a FREE RIB for your cub
You could win a brand new RIB for your club or sailing school courtesy of Yachtsman Euromarine this summer. The ISA Yachtsman euromarine Rib Challenge. The RIB skills competition takes place with heats around the country at the end of…
RNLI Stage World Record Attempt for Longest Riverdance Line
The charity that saves lives at sea is planning a major event in the city of Derry this Sunday 9 May 2010 at midday. The RNLI want to break the official current record for the number of dancers forming a…
New Trophy for Offshore Race from Cork to Dublin
A new sailing trophy will be awarded to the winning yacht in a new offshore race from Cork Harbour to Dublin as part of the build up to the Irish Cruiser Racer Nationals to be held on Dublin Bay from…
Art Exhibition in aid of RNLI
Philip O’ Byrne, Cork artist will be holding an art exhibition in aid of the RNLI at the Hall of Frames Gallery, Donnybrook, Douglas from Friday May 14th to Sunday  May 16th. The theme of the painting is “From Hook…
Naval Vessel to circle South America
The Irish Naval Service patrol vessel, the LE Niamh, is underway on a 14,000-mile diplomatic trip around South America. The trip, which will cost upwards of €500,000, has gone ahead despite criticism of the cost at a time when Ireland…
Corkman helps drive BMW to victory
Cork sailor Revelin Minihane joined Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts this week in winning the second round of the 2010 RC44 cup in Austrlia. Minihane, in the pit for the BMW Oracle team, was part of a crew that dominated…
Irish Fireballs slip further in Barbados
Chips Howarth and Viv Townend continue to build what looks like an insurmountable lead sailing at the Fireball World Championships, notching up two further wins in yesterday's light airs. Their scoreline now reads 1-3-3-1-1-1, putting them 11 points clear at…

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