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Two former Olympians will both head off from Wicklow today (Saturday) on what is, for both, their first Round Ireland yacht race. One is from Ireland, the other from Brazil.
Volvo Ocean Race hopeful Ger O'Rourke is expecting a wholly different weather pattern to emerge today to what was predicted just days ago for the Round Ireland. Gale force winds on the nose could be the order of the day…
Ireland's long-winded Olympic saga may finally have drawn to a close with the news that the OCI has handed down a decision in the appeal over the Star class nomination. However, there may be still time for one last twitch…
Leopard Skipper Chris Sherlock has all but confirmed that the Round Ireland record will tumble, based on computer modelling with current forecasts. Sherlock said he would 'bet his house' if he could get a bookies to match Afloat's 10/1 odds… spoke to Niall Dowling, skipper of double-handed entry Slingshot, as he prepared his boat in Dun Laoghaire harbour yesterday.
Bernard Gouy may have never won it but his previous top performances in the Round Ireland race combined with his new boat of choice, a Kerr 10.7, make him a joint favourite for tomorrow's (Saturday's) 15th Round Ireland race from…
Afloat asked a number of betting shops to take a book on the 2008 BMW round Ireland IRC handicap winner (as was done 10 years previously) but the bookies declined...If, however you can get your local bookie to accept a…
Following the miscalculation of results at last weekend's British IRC championships on the Solent a short statement has been issued by the organisers, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, apologising for the error that forced Howth yacht Rosie to hand back…
Both Irish Star crews remain on tenterhooks this afternoon as the ISA await a letter from the Olympic Council of Ireland giving its decision on the Star selection for the Olympics.A trio of Olympic Council officials that formed its appeals…
Ireland's Green Team hit the water yesterday for their first sail in the brand new VO70 commissioned for the Volvo Ocean Race. The team had a productive session on the water in a freshening breeze.
A Royal Ocean Racing Club error in the calculation of the overall trophy for the British IRC National championships on the Solent has led to a Howth Yacht Club entry having to hand back the trophy two days after it…
Team Russia have confirmed to Afloat that they will not be taking part in the BMW Round Ireland Yacht Race. The Russian boat was officially launched in England yesterday.
The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is likely to announce its decision tomorrow following Saturday's appeal hearing in to the nomination for the Star class. The process has put Irish sailing in the dock and on this occasion, the fight…
As the start date for the Round Ireland draws near, much of the fleet is gathering in Dun Laoghaire to undergo final checks and preparation.
Police in Antrim are trying to locate a stolen 19ft Ernecraft with a 60HP engine, stolen from Antrim Boat Club last month.
Bray sailing club has adopted the late evening sailing format favoured by many clubs, with its first twilight sailing series deemed a success, despite light airs.
Howth sailor David Nixon has spoken with pride of his team on board Roy Dickson's 'Rosie', who took home the overall win at the British IRC Nationals, as well as a win in Class 2.
The Olympic Council of Ireland has yet to make any decision on which Star crew will be nominated for the slot at the Beijing Olympics, after the appeal was heard at the weekend.
The Irish Sailing Association has written to the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, asking that they reconsider plans to place overhead barriers at the top of three public slipways.

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