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Last night Ger O'Rourke's Delta Lloyd was taken out of the water for damage repairs. In yesterday's second In-Port Race, Team Russia's bow sprit went through the starboard side of the Dutch 70-foot hull.
The Dickson family of Lough Ree are “Sailors of the Month” for September after an outstanding season in which they made a significant input into the sport both as volunteers, and enthusiastic participants.
Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland and previously United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, was officially announced as the godmother to Ericsson 4 at the weekend, one of the two-boat Ericsson Racing Team that is taking part in…
In the bay of Alicante, Spain the skippers of both Irish boats for next weekend's Volvo Ocean race have been giving their reaction after Saturday's two in-port races.
Match Racing champion Nicholas O’Leary added the All Ireland title to his 2008 haul this evening after a weekend event the O'Leary's made their own.
A third place in race one was followed by a disappointing sixth in race two after sail handling errors for the Green Dragon as the Spanish lead the way in front of their home crowd.  
A father and two sons make up three of eight finalists racing in the Eurocar parks All Ireland Sailing Championship 2008 this morning at Howth Yacht Club.
Peter O'Leary has parted company with Beijing crew Steven Milne but the Cork helmsman is to continue on in the Star keelboat for London with a new crew Tim Goodbody.
Noel Ahern TD, the Minister of State for Transport paid tribute to the Irish Coast Guard Volunteers today as he opened their new Coastal Unit Station House in Toe Head, County Cork and presented long service medals.
The possibility of salvage of the sail training vessel Asgard II has been improved with the discovery that the hull is ‘largely intact’ and upright on the seabed in the Bay of Biscay.
A survey of the wreck of Asgard II has recently been carried out in order to establish her condition.
Up to eight major classes are not competing this weeked at Howth in spite of the fact that the invted fleet is expanded.
Crosshaven sailor chooses SB3 event to launch 2012 Olympic campaign
Peter O’Leary starts as a favourite for the All–Ireland sailingchampionships and that's not just because he is a past winner. Above allelse, he says, it is his Beijing preparations that give him an edge offHowth this morning. A week ago…
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet of Volvo Open 70s ironed out the kinks in Alicante today during a practice run for the serious business of the official in-port race over the same course on Saturday.
24 competitors will compete in the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship 2008 hosted tomorrow in Howth Yacht Club if north-westerly gales subside.
21 competitors will compete in the ISA Junior & Girls All Ireland Sailing Championship 2008 hosted this coming weekend (4th & 5th October 2008) in Howth Yacht Club
Minister of State for Transport, Noel Ahern T.D, lauded the bravery of those involved in marine rescue when presenting the fourth Marine Meritorious Awards in Dublin Castle today.
Entrepreneur Denis O'Brien and the Bank of Ireland Chairman Richard Burrows, a leading sailor, are among Irish businessmen listed in an announcement this afternoon from the Irish-Chinese Green Dragon entry aiming to raise further funding for the boat. The Volvo…
As Geoff Carveth stepped off his boat onto the marina as world champion, Afloat was there to get his reaction.
The sun shone on the final day of the SB3 World Championships, 'though not on the overnight leader. The result: an edge-of-the-seat classic finish to one of the year's top regattas.

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