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Crosshaven’s Bob Bateman headed north to the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta for the final days racing in the capital and the homecoming of the Green Dragon. Pictures over the fold...
We're gauging reaction to VDLR 09. There has been a lot of positive chat about the improvement in the weather on Dublin bay (even though there was a full gale on Saturday).There are bouquets for the race management team and…
London's Royal Ocean Racing Club announced Galway firm Dubarry of Ireland as the Partner/Supplier of footwear and clothing to the RORC Race Team and Rating Office
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland is a voluntary body formed in 1954 of inland waterways enthusiasts. For all the latest Inland Waterways news click here. We advocate the use, maintenance, protection, restoration and improvement of the inland waterways of…
SB3 sailors Ben Duncan and his crew have won yet again in 2009, sailing superbly throughout and finishing on 20 points overall, at VDLR including two firsts and two seconds.  Sean Craig's "Squalo Bianco" (meaning "Great White Shark") really lived…
DINGHY REGATTA (OVERALL) 12/07/2009. Laser Radial – 1 Ross Darmody, HYC, 3.00, 2 Andrew Tyrrell, HYC, 3.00, 3 Conor Hopkins, HYC, 6.00. Laser 4.7 – 1, Mark Condy, HYC, 2.00, 2 Robert Ferris, HYC, 4.00, 3 Adam Doyle, MYC, 4.00.…
Winds gusting over 30 knots meant the sailors never left the shore as day two of racing was abandoned yesterday at the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Buzios, Brazil. All day long the flags spread across the…
NUIG won the Big Pot for senior eights in a thrilling race at the National Championships in Cork. They pipped Queen’s on the line by .4 of a second. Muckross and Carlow took the women’s senior eights title, while Sanita…
Saturday's gale force winds gave way to sunshine and moderate breeze for the final day of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, with the 460-boat fleet sailing their last races in glorious conditions on Dublin Bay. All was still to play…
The inaugural Wales v Ireland Interreg trophy has been such a roaring success that the Welsh visitors are already planning the return visit. In this exclusive podcast Callum Edge (WAL) and Laura Dillon (IRL) describe the penultimate day of racing…
Sean Casey finished third in the B Final of the men’s single scull at the final World Cup regatta in Lucerne, placing him ninth overall in what is the hardest event in rowing. The race was won by Lassi Karonen…
Rockabill V skipper Paul O'Higgins spoke to yesterday on the marina, and reckoned that with one race to go to clinch the class title. However, what he didn't know at that stage was that his boat is one of…
Weather cut into proceedings from both ends at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta yesterday (SATURDAY), with fog delaying the start and strong breeze, gusting to over 28 knots, bringing racing to a premature end. Most courses had two races scheduled…
Skipper of today's IRC0 winner Argie Bargie, Alan Hogg, spoke to on the dock about his day on the water at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta . Click below the fold for the video.
One boat had a brush with a higher power on its way to Dublin - Antix Beag. Robert O'Leary explained to how they narrowly missed being struck by lightning off the Tuskar Rock. Click below the fold to see…
Sean Casey finished fifth in the semi-final of the men’s single scull at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne, and will compete in tomorrow’s B Final for places 7 to 12. The two Irish crews in the lightweight women’s double…
Strengthening winds forced the suspension of rowing at a rain-sodden National Championships this afternoon, but only after the major events had been completed. Galway crews did well in the second session of the day: St Joseph’s won the junior 18…
Mother Nature has thrown a little bit of everything out of her handbag today, with just 6 knots of breeze welcoming sailors to a fog-bound Dun Laoghaire this morning. Currently on the bay, she has upped the ante with gusts…
The Ireland v Wales Interreg Championship, sailed in the ISA's J80s, is the smallest fleet in the VDLR but potentially most combative. The two nations are squaring off, four boats on four, with things reaching a crescendo on Sunday in…
Light airs and a strong ebb tide in Dublin Bay yesterday afternoon made tight racing in the SB3 class even tighter. Guesting helm John Sheehy, on board Tiger Lite for the day, gave his rundown of the last race…

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