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SUPERIOR boat speed enabled Zuleika, helmed by Derek Joyce of Wexford Sailing Club, to claim her third win in race four of the Carlsberg sponsored Mermaid national championship at Skerries yesterday. The win gives Joyce and his crew, Des Tyrrell…
OVERALL victory has escaped the strong Irish Mirror team competing at the European championships, but the 25 boat squad can take satisfaction in capturing eight of the top 10 places at the Swedish venue. Top ranked Irish pair Ross Killian…
EIGHT of the top 10 places are filled by Irish boats at the half-way stage of the Mirror class European championships in Osterund, Sweden. A third placing in race three yesterday maintains second overall for Dun Laoghaire's Ross Killian and…
SOME unfinished business was put to rest at Brixham Sailing Club on the south coast of England yesterday when the Dun Laoghaire Laser 2 team of Sean Craig and Ben O'Donoghue won the British Laser 2 national championships. A last…
...Bertie Ahern strolled into the National Yacht Club to address the Irish Cricket Union's annual awards night.As the new cabinet was being announced in Leinster House by his successor Brian Cowen, newly-appointed backbencher Bertie Ahern was shaking hands and mingling…
A 24 BOAT Irish team are set to take on the might of European Mirror sailing at a breezy venue 500 kilometres south of the Arctic circle at Osterund, Sweden, this weekend. Main Irish hopes are represented by the winners…
NORTHERN Ireland's Jim Rogers and Shane McCarthy, sailing Zimmer, survived a disqualification to win the five-race Carlsberg Irish Flying Fifteen championship at the National Yacht Club over the weekend. Racing for the 32-boat fleet was marred by light and fickle…
BRITISH entries will add extra spice to a 40 boat Irish fleet for the three day Carlsberg Flying Fifteen national championships which starts today at the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire. The two man keelboat regatta was won in 1995…
LIGHT winds were the ultimate decider of the 12 classes in the last race of Ford Cork Week off Crosshaven yesterday. As the biennial regatta broke up last night there was widespread praise for what, has been the biggest and…
Red Bay Boats new 11-metre Flybridge Stormforce RIB will be unveiled to the public at the RIBEX show in Cowes this weekend. The new design, a concept up to now, is the first RIB from the Antrim-based yard to feature…
Silk II leads Hawk and Surfin' Shoes By DAVID O'BRIEN THEY call it handicap racing but the battle for overall honours in Class 0 had all the hallmarks of a one design fight and Bashford Howison 41s occupy the top…
RCYC's eligibility rule due for overhaul By DAVID O'BRIEN CORMAC TWOMEY'S decision to withdraw Sarah J from Ford Cork Week following disqualification on an eligibility ruling, may have wider implications for the Beneteau 42 S7, which is the leader in…
Two more sailors are disqualified by RCYC By DAVID O'BRIEN SARAH J's progress in class 1 of Ford Cork Week faltered yesterday following a ruling from the eligibility committee that the tactician, Mark Pettit, was a professional and was therefore…
Sarah J makes the most of her position By DAVID O'BRIEN CORMAC TWOMEY'S Sarah J from Dun Laoghaire maximised her extreme leeward position on a congested start line for the second race in Fleet A of Ford Cork Week off…
Cork week could be bigger than Cowes By DAVID O'BRIEN THE POPULAR sailing centre of Crosshaven is set to burst this weekend as organisers at the Royal Cork Yacht Club report a 40 per cent increase in entries for its…
Sarah J and Surfin' Shoes neck and neck By DAVID O'BRIEN THREE QUARTERS of a point separates Sarah J from Surfin' Shoes after five races in class zero of the Carlsberg Superleague, which heads for its sixth outing under the…
A classic race with dangers By DAVID O'BRIEN SIXTY ONE entries will be gone with the wind at 2.0 p.m. today in Wicklow in the ninth and biggest outing of the Cork Dry Gin Round Ireland Race. From small beginnings…
Keating leads Irish hopes as UK championships move to Howth By DAVID O'BRIEN AIDAN KEATING'S straight win in last week's Irish Squib championship at Howth Yacht Club puts the new champion in the hot seat for Sunday's first race of…

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