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After the frustration of light winds for the opening day of the ICRA Championships on Thursday, resulting in a five hour wait for wind, and  with just one race completed, yesterday turned out to be a much better day writes…
Irish weather is impossible to accurately predict, so what’s on next week that might cheer you up if it’s grey – or get you outdoors if it’s fine? Lots of sailing, for one thing: National Squib and Ruffian Championships at…
DUBLIN PORT – DUBLIN BAY SC RESULTS 11/6/09. Beneteau 31.7 – 1 Bluefin Two, M. & B. Bryson, 2 Extreme Reality, P. McSwiney/E. O’Rafferty, 3 Kernach, Eoin O’Driscoll. Beneteau 31.7 – 1 Bluefin Two, 2 Magic, D. O’Sullivan/D. Espey, 3.Prospect,…
Barry Hurley OSTAR diary, June 11: Last night was nice. Flat water, gentle breeze from behind. I was able to make good speed, without too much physical effort, and even managed to catch about three hours of sleep in naps…
Light winds frustrated the opening days racing of the ICRA National Championships in Fenit, Co. Kerry. After seven hours afloat only one race was completed and the boats returned to Fenit harbour marina at 5pm. Results here. Bob Bateman's photos…
A new class has been announced for Tennents West Highland Yachting Week that runs from July 31 to August 7, 2009. The Joint Regatta Committee has introduced Class 10 for boats rated CYCA 10.75 and below. This class will start…
In a nail-biting finish in Marstrand, Ireland's Green Dragon team clinched their second podium finish in a row, just one minute behind Puma after the 1,250-mile leg. Although edged out of second spot by the tenacious Ken Read in the…
Today (11th June) sees the start of the first ever Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships to be held on the West Coast of Ireland, running until Saturday the 13th June. Hosted by Tralee Bay Sailing Club, the event is…
With a finish time pencilled in for 01:00hrs on Thursday morning, it looks like Ireland's Green Dragon could post their best Volvo Ocean Race leg finish yet into Marstrand. But everything is to play for in the last few miles…
It's an urban affair for Dublin's SB3 class this Friday as they head into the inner city for some wall-to-wall action. Nine SB3s will head upstream for four hours of solid racing on the Liffey in the shadows of the…
International Transport Federation inspector Ken Fleming of SIPTU has called on the Minister of Transport, Noel Dempsey, to intervene in a dispute involving over €20,000 in unpaid wages to the crew of the Jeanie Johnston. The three masted barque is…
Tom MacSweeney's radio show Seascapes (10.30pm, Friday June 12, RTE Radio 1) is taking a look at forty years of French-organised sail training in Ireland, and the man who developed the concept of tall ships training.
Fresh from victory at the UK IRC National Championships last weekend, Dave Dwyer has made it back across the Irish sea for tomorrow's first race of the ICRA Nationals. Here, from on board in Fenit, Dwyer tells about…
Prior to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race last July, locals and Gardai alike were involved with the movement of what subsequently became known as Delta Lloyd from Foynes into the centre of Limerick City and back out again.
RORC's IRC National Championship weekend was held from last Friday to Sunday with eight races scheduled and completed on the Solent. Entries were down by 30% overall on last year with 62 boats racing across five classes compared with 88…
Users of the Lower Bann Navigation should bear in mind that the Waterways Ireland Riverfest will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June from 10am until 7pm between the Town Bridge and Sandleford Bridge. Masters are requested to…
Barry Hurley Ostar Race Diary – 9th June  From a naturalists point of view, today had it all. David Attenborough would have given up his ticket to the Galapagos Turtle Ball to see what the North Atlantic had to offer.
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race – The Cruiser Challenge The biennial Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race is a 320-miles race down to the East coast of Ireland, across the south coast and into Dingle harbour. Latest news on the Dun…
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 9 JUNE 2009 CRUISERS 2 - 1. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al), 2. Free Spirit (John O'Reilly) CRUISERS 3 - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Rattler 2 (Austin Whelan), 3.…
The channel east of Castleisland on the Erne will be closed from June 11 until July 1 to facilitate water-based events. Mariners should follow marked navigation channels and signs to the west of Castleisland and proceed at slow speed and…

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