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Cork Retires from New York Clipper Leg
Race 10 is already over for Cork. Concerned that they would not reach New York in time to be ready for the next race to Cape Breton Island, yesterday evening the Race Committee offered the Irish team tenth place. Skipper…
Round Ireland Youths are Ready Salted
With under three weeks to go until the Round Ireland start, a team made up of youth sailors from Wicklow has secured a kernel of financial support that will get them to the start line. The Pride of Wicklow team…
Howth YC put Sailfleet J80s in the Family Way
Howth Yacht Club continue to put their time with the ISA Sailfleet J80s to innovative use with a regatta pitting Howth's top sailing families against each other in a one-design race-off series over the weekend. The HYC Family Sailing Championships…
Mixed results for Irish at Medemblik
Despite a string of top ten results from Annalise Murphy, early slippages kept the Dun Laoghaire sailor out of the Laser Radial top ten at the Delta Lloyd regatta in Medemblik. Annalise's finishes were inside the top ten for the…
156 Optimists for Connaughts - pic Gallery
156 boats lined out for the IODAI Optimist Connaughts in Lough Derg at the weekend, with three fleets enjoying glorious conditions off Dromineer. The gold fleet completed five races over the two days, with Royal Cork's Peter McCann five points…
Comm Cuppers lead Scottish Series
Irish Commodore's Cup team-mates Antix and Roxy 6 lead Classes 1 and 2 after two days at the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series in Tarbert.  Yesterday produced one good race, one slow and difficult one as an early southerly breeze died…
Lambe and McCrohan Sixth in A Final
Ireland’s lightweight double of Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe finished sixth in the A Final at the World Cup in Bled in Slovenia. The race was marked out by a dominant performance by the United States crew  of Abelyn Broughton…
Portora Best Eight at Trinity Regatta
Portora’s junior eight won the men’s senior eight title at Trinity regatta, beating the hosts’ intermediate crew in the final. In the women’s senior eight final, a Commercial crew containing four juniors also beat the hosts. Trinity Regatta, Islandbridge Men,…
Lambe and McCrohan Race Into A Final
Claire Lambe and Siobhan McCrohan held their nerve in the closing stages of their semi-final to secure an A Final place at the World Cup regatta in Bled. The Ireland lightweight double scull, on its first outing, held off Poland…
Young Irish Crews Battle at Bled
Ireland’s two men’s lightweight double sculls finished their campaigns at the World Cup regatta in Bled with good performances. Niall Kenny and Justin Ryan finished third in the C Final, 15th overall, having moved from fifth at halfway by passing…
Day One Report from Scottish Series
Just as the stunning scenery never changes from year to year on Loch Fyne, so the winds remain inconsistent and challenging as was proven by the first day’s racing at this year’s Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series. Patience was the primary…
Skibbereen Top Grand League Table
Skibbereen have taken over at the top of the points table after the third Grand League regatta at Cork regatta last weekend. Grand League Standings after Cork Regatta Overall: 1 Skibbereen 372 points, 2 Neptune 306, 3 St Michael’s 252,…
Terrific Start for Lambe and McCrohan
Ireland's young lightweight double scull of Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe sprung a surprise by winning their heat and qualifying directly for the semi-finals at the World Cup regatta in Bled. The Tribesmen/UCD unit led from early on and held…
Exxon Mobil Survey off Kerry Coast
Oil exploration company Exxon Mobil will begin exploring underwater areas off Ireland's South West coast this June, with a three-week stint in the area planned. The area they will be surveying is close to recently-discovered areas of rare deep-water coral…
Kinsale Oppie Training on Bank Holiday, by George
The Two Georges are hosting an intensive three-day optimist training course in Kinsale over the June Holiday weekend. Georges Kenefick and Kingston, both highly decorated dinghy sailors, will provide aspiring opti sailors with three days of race prep, on-the-water training,…
Lively Lady takes Cruiser 0 by storm in DBSC
Lively Lady took the honours in last night's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Racing in light WNW of 5.0                                                                                                  BENETEAU 31.7 – ECHO 1. Flying Machine (Conor O'Gallagher), 2. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston)                               …
Malahide Unveils Honour Boards
Malahide Yacht Club has unveiled two Roll of Honour Boards in its clubhouse to mark the achievements of its six Olympians who competed at nine Olympic Games – including David Wilkins’ Silver Medal in 1980 - and nineteen members who…
Gap Closes Betwen 49er Crews
After six races at the Delta Lloyd regatta, both Irish 49er crews have posted a top ten result and the gap between them has narrowed. Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern still lead Ger Owens and Ross Killian, with the newcomers…
New Entrants in Conway Media Round Ireland
The latest entrants in the 2010 Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race include boats from Dublin, Cork, Northern Ireland, Wales and England.  “Joker” from Kinsale Yacht Club is a Sigma 38 which has entered the race before but is this…
Israelis Vow to Block Irish 'Freedom Flotilla' Ship
The Israeli military have vowed to send naval vessels to intercept and turn back a 'Freedom Flotilla' heading for Gaza that includes the Irish ship MV Rachel Corrie. The ship, named after activist Rachel Corrie who was killed in Gaza,…

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