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One-hundred and fifty enthusiastic Optimist sailors from the four corners of Ireland arrived at Kinsale Yacht Club on Saturday to take part in the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Munster Optimist Championships. Gold, Silver and Regatta fleet racing was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.…
It might be the week the Volvo Ocean Race comes to town but there are many other events going on around the country too. In fact, we're spoiled for choice at this time of the year, with so many happenings…
It might be the week the Volvo Ocean Race comes to town but there are many other events  going on around the country too. In fact, we're spoiled for choice at this time of the year, with so many happenings…
Royal Alfred Baily Bowl results: Squibs - 3 Races 1st Vincent Delaney, Femme Fatale RSGYC 3 wins. 2nd Wyatt Wright Fat Boat Slim RNYC second third and second placings. 3rd Frank Whelan, Deadly Buzz RSGYC third, second and fourth placings.…
Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to go the assistance of  eight persons on board a 42ft cruiser on rocks at the Goat Road. The RNLI lifeboat with helm, Eleanor Hooker, Colin Knight and…
Fireball Ulster Championships at Lough Neagh Sailing Club Gold Fleet: 1. El Ray Del Fuego - T.Gillard and F.Rowan (SVSC) 2. Zara - N.Bulter and S. Moore (DMYC) 3. No Name - A.Pearse and H.Butler (RstGYC) Silver Fleet: 1. Incubus…
Racing under the shadow of a gale warning, Royal Alfed YC staged its annual two day Baily Bowl competition with the racing cut to only one race on Sunday for the SB3s and Dragon classes. Winning SB3 crew Sharkbait has…
Portora Regatta, Enniskillen, Saturday Men, Eight – Junior 15: 1 Portora, 2 CAI, 3 Methodist, Belfast ½ canvas. Four – Junior 18, coxed: 1 Athlone, 2 Portora 1. Sculling, Quadruple – Novice: 1 Bann, 2 Neptune, three feet. Junior 16:…
All four Irish crews were placed in finals at the Huegelregatta in Essen today. Sean Casey finished fifth in the single scull; the pair of Martin Walsh and Cormac Folan were fourth; Dave Heffernan was eighth in the lightweight single…
After a short postponement the last open ocean leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 got underway today, starting right off the race village at Fan Pier, Downtown Boston.  There was some confusion around the time of the postponement which…
Royal Cork report - It was a case of forget the sun-cream, pass me the waterproofs for competitors in Race 5 of the One Sails McWilliams series at RCYC writes Peter Webster. A clearing cold front with its heavy downpours…
Sean Casey finished third in the A final of the men’s single scull at the Huegelregatta in Essen in Germany yesterday. The men’s pair of Cormac Folan and Martin Walsh finished fifth in their final. Dave Heffernan in the lightweight…
An inauspicious start to the 2009 sailing season continues with the postponement of the Baily Bowl One Design weekend this morning due to 40 knots winds and big seas on Dublin bay. Royal Alfred organisers, like many other boating events…
350 entries are signed up for July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta . As a major boost for organisers a third of the entries are visitors. Visiting clubs include Northern Ireland's Royal North of Ireland YC and Royal Ulster YC who…
With the Volvo Ocean Race only days away sailors and festival goers alike are gearing up to celebrate the arrival of what the organisers are claiming is the biggest sporting event to hit Ireland since the Ryder Cup. For sailing…
Next weekend the Volvo Open 70's arrives in the City of the Tribes to make sailing history in Ireland. Thousands of interested members of the public and visitors from overseas will descend on the city to view these greyhounds of…
Keeled Over
The keepers of sailing's worst-kept secret have finally put their hands up and come clean. As the Volvo Ocean Race prepares to set out from Boston today, en route to Galway and the first every Irish stopover, the Irish team…
There will be huge anticipation this week as the Volvo Ocean Race head for Galway on a transatlantic sprint. But the Green Dragon team have had to admit that their lack of keel weight stacks the odds on the low…
Skippers of the virtual version of the Volvo Ocean Race could find Green Dragon skipper Ian Walker looking over their shoulder on the Boston - Galway leg. The team will ask the online community of 200,000 gamers where they should…
On Tuesday 12th May 2009 at 3.30 p.m. the Lord Mayor, Eibhlin Byrne, unveiled a plaque to mark the completion of new flood protection works, constructed as part of the Spencer Dock Sea Lock Restoration Project, on the Royal Canal.…

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