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Water Wags turn out to celebrate centenary By DAVID O'BRIEN ONE hundred-year-old Erica, the oldest-known boat in the class, will lead the Water Wags off the starting line for tomorrow's special regatta organised to mark her 100th year. Founded in…
McAleavey and Murphy champions By DAVID O'BRIEN THE Portsmouth yardstick handicapping rule declared the husband and wife team of Cathy MacAleavey and Con Murphy, in a Hurricane 5.9 catamaran, the 1996 Carlsberg Irish Multihull champions. They triumphed by a single…
Teaming up to sail past the world's best By DAVID O'BRIEN A FROZEN credit card, a £40,000 campaign desperately in need of funding and a Draconian weight loss gain programme are just some of the frustrations brought about by Denise…
Irish entries set sail for Scottish regatta By DAVID O'BRIEN A POTENT force of 43 Irish entries set sail on a feeder race from Bangor, Co Down for the Scottish Rover series yesterday to swell tomorrow's Tarbert starting line to…
McCarthy to coach Irish Paralympic crew By DAVID O'BRIEN IRELAND will have a four man team at the Atlanta Paralympic Games from August 16th-25th. John L O'Sullivan, Donal Buckley and Kevin Downing (reserve crew), from Cork, with helmsman Mike Hendra,…
Sailing into the Atlanta sunshine By DAVID O'BRIEN MEET the men yoi dare not cross tacks with. Both well over six foot tall and with 200 kilos between them, they are sailing heavyweights, in more ways than one. Mark Mansfield…
Round Ireland to have more check-in points By DAVID O'BRIEN A MAYDAY distress call after six hours of the 1994 Round Ireland race has forced organisers of the ninth event, starting on June 22nd, to double the amount of mandatory…
Round Ireland to have more check-in points By DAVID O'BRIEN A MAYDAY distress call after six hours of the 1994 Round Ireland race has forced organisers of the ninth event, starting on June 22nd, to double the amount of mandatory…
More Olympic berths claimed By DAVID O'BRIEN DOUBLE win for women's 470 dinghy pairing Denise Lyttle and Louise Cole yesterday at the qualification regatta in Murcia, Spain, signalled what will be the biggest ever Irish Olympic sailing team as the…
Mansfield, Burrows claim Olympic place in impressive style By DAVID O'BRIEN MARK Mansfield and David Burrows claimed their place in Atlanta in impressive style this week which included winning a race in the European Olympic qualification at Lake Garda, Italy.…
ROGER BANNON, 44, resigned yesterday as president of the Irish Sailing Association. The resignation comes three days after the association's a.g.m. Bannon told The Irish Times yesterday that his increasing work load was the main reason for stepping down from…
Dun Laoghaire marina plans on view By DAVID O'BRIEN THE Dun Laoghaire Harbour Board, chaired by Philip Lynch, have put their recreational amenity proposals on display at a special exhibition in the Shopping Centre and interested parties are invited to…
Changing times for Dublin Bay Sailing Club By DAVID O'BRIEN A MOOD of change is sweeping through the country's biggest yacht racing club, as changes are to be implemented for the 112th Dublin Bay SC season. Category B racing for…
Changing times for DBSC By DAVID O'BRIEN A MOOD of change is sweeping through the country's biggest yacht racing club, as changes are to be implemented for the 112th Dublin Bay SC season. Category B racing for a new sports…
Minister to attend ISA symposium on cruising By DAVID O'BRIEN The Minister of State at the Department of the Marine, Eamon Gilmore, is to attend the ISA's cruising symposium. One of the subjects to be covered is stress at sea…
Munitions dump threatens safety By DAVID O'BRIEN EXPLODING ammunition in the Irish Sea, which has measured two on the Richter Scale, is a potential hazard to east coast sailors. Since the 1940's up to one million tonnes of ammunition has…
To compliment Navionics’ XL9 size charts, it has now introduced a new Small2-size charts for Europe, available in Navionics Gold format. Designed for small boat owners, Small2-size charts can fit in all existing Gold-compatible units. The vectorized S2 charts –…
The Ireland wakeboard team finished in fifth position at the recent Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) Championship on the Vaal River, near Johannesburg in South Africa. This was the team’s second major International competition and follows an eighth placing…
A sailing membership venture which has enjoyed great success since its set-up in the US in 2001 has now launched in Ireland.

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