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Carlow’s men’s quadruple scull won a fantastically close final by just a tenth of a second from University of Limerick on the first day of the National Rowing Championships in Cork. The men’s senior four provided the expected win for…
As the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta nears the half way stage, visiting boats are coming to fore in several classes, leaving the home crowd flat-footed. Despite a bland forecast, competitors were blessed with ten knots of wind, which filled in…
Sean Caseyqualified for tomorrow’s semi-finals at the World Cup in Lucerne. The bigKerryman finished fourth in his heat, but took the second qualification placein his repechage, behind Warren Anderson of the United States. Neither of thewomen’s lightweight double sculls made…
The coming week is an avalanche of activity – something for everybody. Take sailing courses at either Mullaghmore SC or Royal North of Ireland YC, or spectate at one of the many on-the-water events like the Foynes Regatta, the Dalkey…
The dust has settled from day one, and thankfully a new weather pattern has arrived ahead of schedule. Early indications of light breeze have been blown away as 10-12 knots from the South-East filled in across the bay. On the…
Ireland is officially in no-man's land today, wedged between two weather systems. As this report is being typed, Dun Laoghaire's weather station is showing a measly 3 knots from the NNW, with the gradient breeze expected to show up as…
It was light, bright and full of fight on Dublin Bay for the first day of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta , with a gentle max of 13 knots for the afternoon's racing. A light but steady breeze pushed the…
Peter O'Leary spoke with Afloat.ie during today's lay-day in Kiel on his hopes for getting back into the top ten of the Star European Championships. Gear failure has seen O'Leary and Goodbody slide further down the rankings than they'd like,…
With just under an hour to go, Dublin Bay is looking grey for day one of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta . The majority of Sutton fleets (SB3/J80) are on the water and heading across the bay, sails are going…
WEDNESDAY SERIES 2, 8/7/2009. Class 1 IRC – 1 Tiger, Hughes/Harris, 2 Equinox, R. McDonald, 3 Makutu, Doyle/Others. Class 1 HPH – 1 Y2K Tech, M. Howell, 2 Storm, P. Kelly, 3 Makutu. Class 2 IRC – 1 Toughnut, D.…
Ireland's two Star teams are in action in the Star Europeans in Kiel this week. At the top of the 88-boat fleet sit a triumvirate of medallists, with England's Iain Percy leading Brazilian Robert Scheidt and Freddy Loof from Sweden,…
With just over six hours until first gun, the weather looks favourable for day one of Ireland's biggest sailing event in Dun Laoghaire. The Dun Laoghaire harbour weather station is showing nine knots in the harbour, with gusts of up…
The Irish Times publishes this morning, with front page billing, the entire 450 boat entry list for this afternoon's Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta . The entry list over an entire page, appears on page 27 as part of an article…
We all know at this stage that the Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta's 450 boats will be crammed into one venue, but what about the bigger numbers for the event? Like the 9109 results calculated, or the kilometres of chain that…
Ireland's biggest sailing regatta in Ireland less than 24 hours from first gun, with entrants moored and ready and an onshore army of volunteers primed to provide one of the biggest marine spectacles in the country this year. A vast…
Sailmaker Des McWilliam of One Sails and Prof O’Connell of North Sails have been in touch about arrangements for sail repairs over the course of the VDL Regatta .
In the end, any one of three teams could have taken the SB3 Ireland Eastern Championships (hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club on the 4th and 5th July) and all three have a story to tell.
With regard to the Shannon Navigation, River Suck/Coreen Ford, Marine Notice No 62 of 2009 is now withdrawn.
A vast armada of 450 boats from France, Spain, the British Isles and sailing clubs all over Ireland will converge on Dun Laoghaire tomorrow for the start of Ireland’s largest regatta, the four-day 2009 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (VDLR). Besides…
There will be quite a spectacle off Cowes Green at midday this Friday; the biggest RORC fleet of the season will be jostling for position along the Yacht Squadron line, approximately 1,500 competitors will be on board, eager to race,…

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