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It has been a harsh opening leg for first-timer Ian Walker. The team found itself parked for hours off Gibraltar and the good lead they built up was lost when PUMA and Telefónica Black sailed right up to them in…
Green Dragon crossed the finish line in Cape Town at 07:12 GMT to be the fourth boat home on the first leg of the 2008-09 race. Due to the points' penalty handed out by the International Jury to Ericsson 3,…
The Green Dragon has 260 miles and a couple of gybes to go before arriving in Cape Town. Ian Walker reports: "We are now moving OK but still 10% slow due to whatever damage is under our boat. This should…
Ireland's match racing champion Nicholas O'Leary steered his college, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) to world championship success on Friday in the final day of the Student Yachting World Cup at La Trinite-sur Mer, France.
After Alex Thomson’s yacht, HUGO BOSS was dramatically struck by a fishing vessel 15 days ago, Alex thought his four years of preparation and training, and his dream of the Vendée were over. However, today there is hope for the…
The latest videos on Sailing-TV include comments from Brad Butterworth of Alinghi, highlights from the RC44 World Cup, TP52  Worlds, rounds 7 and 8 of the World Match Race Tour, final stages of the IShares Cup & Julius Baer Challenge,…
On board reports coming from the south Atlantic make thrilling reading including how yesterday (Thursday) a 25-knot collision with an underwater object brought Green Dragon to a virtual standstill. The net result appears to be some rather worrying ongoing hull…
Record-breaking runs for VOR and windsurfing champ
It's an ill wind that doesn't blow some good. In the south Atlantic and alsoin county Waterford, winter gales have produced record results for sailorsthis week while a record-breaking run, set in a summer gale, will be toastedin Wicklow tomorrow…
TG4's coverage of the Volvo Ocean Race will continue on Saturday morning at 10am with an hour-long highlights programme reviewing the race since it started in Alicante (this is the Monthly Highlights show which will be broadcast at the end…
Green Dragon Skipper Ian Walker has lost third place in the run into Capetown. Here he describes a night of nosedives and increasingly disturbed seas: "I don't really know where to start, as the last 24 hours has been so…
Ericsson 4 has broken the 24-hour speed record set by ABN-AMRO 2 in the last Volvo Ocean Race, three times in the past twelve hours. At 0355GMT Ericsson 4 reached 565 nautical miles in the previous 24 hour period, breaking…
Redbay Boats are holding a second hand boat show and demo weekend on Saturday and Sunday 15/16 November at its Antrim premises. Ribbers will be able to pre book a demonstration on one of the Stormforce Ribs from 6 metre…
John Kenny lifted the National Speed sailing Championship reaching a speed of 38.379 knots, in windy Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
Exhilarating! Inspiring! Breathtaking! Thrilling! Like what you're hearing? How about kayaking down the roaring, crocodile infested Nile, breaking the Irish Sky Diving Formation Record, tackling 15ft waves on a windsurf or hurtling down a rock-strewn hill on a mountain bike?…
In what looks increasingly like the last week of the first leg the front runners have turned left for Cape Town and the Dragon is among them. They will be looking to hook into an area of low pressure which…
In May 2008, Adrian Flanagan made history when he completed the first ever single-handed ‘vertical’ circumnavigation of the world. Over The Top tells the story of this remarkable voyage.
The city of La Rochelle (France) will host the start and finish of the original solo ocean race around the world. The news comes two years ahead of the official start date now confirmed as October 17, 2010, which, say…
Beginning what could be their final week at sea, Ericsson 4 continues to lead the fleet towards Cape Town, South Africa, and the Leg 1 finish of the Volvo Ocean Race.a
It has been a week since the incident involving a French fishing vessel and HUGO BOSS. The team at Alex Thomson Racing have been working around the clock to manage the repair to the boat. HUGO BOSS was moved from…
Team Denmark helmed by Mads Elber has claimed their place at the Nations Cup Grand Final to be held in Porto Alegre Brazil, March 23-28th 2009.  It was the weather that won out today at the Nations Cup Regional Final…

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