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The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s National Championships for IRC rated offshore race boats has once again brought out the cream of British yachting for three days of inshore racing over this coming weekend. Over 60 boats will contest the right…
Galway welcomed the Volvo Ocean Race in spectacular style over the weekend of 23/24 May and we have continued to show all our visitors incredible warmth and hospitality over the last 10 days. The organisers of the event, Let's Do It…
Several world records have already been set and broken during the first week of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Galway -  but there is no guarantee that the round world yacht race will return to the west of Ireland…
Thanks to GPS satellite communication technology it wil be able to follow the progress of the 37 competitors entered in Saturday's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. The race will be on display in the National YC bar throughout the week-end…
John Killeen, Chairman of Let's Do It Galway (organisers of the Galway Volvo Ocean Race) was recently presented with Honorary Life Membership of Galway Bay Sailing Club in recognition of his services to sailing in Galway and in Ireland.
The Volvo Ocean Race crews today showed their support for the Even Keel project, as representatives from Green Dragon, Ericsson 3 and Telefonica Blue joined disabled sailors on the pontoons of Galway Harbour.
With the 2009 ISAF Youth Worlds just over a month away, ISA Youth & Development Manager Rory Fitzpatrick profiles the team that will represent Ireland at the world's most prestigious youth event, often a marker for future Olympic contenders.
Ostar competitor Barry Hurley reports from the deck of Dinah  After getting cold, wet, tired, hungry, etc., etc., yesterday morning, things could only go up really. Yesterday afternoon I decided to go off piste for a bit and went free…
Local sailor Gareth Flanagan topped a 33-boat fleet in Ballyholme to take the Irish Laser Masters Championships for 2009. It was a case of 'always the bridesmaid' for Flanagan, who failed to register a win all weekend, leaving six bullets…
Former Olympian John Driscoll retained his Northern Squib title at Royal North over the weekend, taking three wins from the five-race series. The 20-boat fleet revelled in perfect conditions on Belfast Lough. 
Sharkbait Racing have completed a clean sweep of SB3 events in May. Winning ten out of 17 races sailed and coming second in a further five, the Howth Yacht Club team took the SB3 Ireland Northern & Southern Championships, the…
Howth SB3 team Sharkbait Racing took the SB3 Southern Championships this weekend in a sun-baked Baltimore bank holiday special. The event rounds out a trilogy of wins for the HYC team, who were followed in by Andrew Algeo's crew from…
HOWTH YACHT CLUB – Tuesday & Saturday Series 1 (Race) 30/05/2009 – 17 Footer Scratch 1 Gladys, Cronin/Jones, 2 Aura, I. Malcolm, 3 Rita, Curly/Lynch. 17 Footer Handicap 1 Pauline, O’Doherty/Ryan, 2 Gladys, 3 Eileen, Finnucane/O’Byrne. Saturday Series 1 (Race)…
Irish sailing was centre stage for the June Bank holiday weekend with the in port racing in Galway pulling in the crowds. Read down through our posts and get a flavour of the hottest weekend for Irish boating in ages!…
RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Bessie (pictured below the fold) was called into action this busy bank holiday Monday to a motorsailing boat aground with five people on board. The Cornish Shrimper had been making her way from Cunnamore to the Skeams…
Irish crews are to join over 280 of the world's top young sailors in Buzios, Brazil this July for the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, with the support of the events partners and suppliers who are key elements…
Dun Laoghaire's Jay Bourke crewed by David Cagney and Declan McManus is the new Etchells European champion following a successful showing by Irish crews who took the top four places at the 21-boat event in Wales. The Irish Sea event…
A premature start in the penultimate race of last weekend's Delta Lloyd regatta in Holland cost Peter O'Leary and Tim Goodbody a top finish in a fortnight of competition that has already seen the Cork-Dublin pair crowned Eastern European champions.
Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew at the Galway stopover on the Volvo Ocean Race have reported a busy bank holiday weekend with six callouts. The RNLI has provided two additional lifeboats to work alongside the Galway inshore lifeboat to enhance safety…
Irish crews won the senior and elite eights at London Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney Lake today. NUIG took first in the senior eights, with UCD third, but UCD then went on to  win the elite eights. The Irish also had…

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