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Gery Trentesaux and his French crew of Lady Courrier, a new Beneteau First 45 based out of La Trinité in Brittany, maintained a perfect scoreline in perfect conditions on Loch Fyne today at the 170 boat Bell Lawrie Scottish Series.
Howth yacht Rosie owned by Roy Dickson was the toast of Tarbert after topping the class 2 leaderboard after the first day of racing at the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series on a grey and overcast Loch Fyne
Hal Sisk, who featured on just yesterday, is making waves on the far side of the Atlantic as his project to revive the Colleen class gathers steam. The boat, loved by expats around the world in the 1900s, is…
Scotland have not won their own top regatta, the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series since 2003. Judging by the strength of the Irish entry in Classes 1 and 2, there is every chance that the The Bell Lawrie Scottish Series Trophy…
Munster fans are descending on Cardiff for Saturday's Heineken Cup rugby final any which way they can, and leading the marine armada is ISA President Peter Crowley. Crowley left Cork harbour this morning to invade Wales from the sea.
The top end of this year's Round Ireland is filling up with some high-powered, high-octane craft. Latest to be added to the list is the Russian Volvo Ocean Race entry, to take on the 2008 Fastnet winner and also the…
Currently undergoing sea trials, but bound for Dun Laoghaire, is one extremely stylish and sophisticated 63-foot motor cruiser from the pen of Nigel Irens. The boat was commissioned by a leading Dun Laoghaire yachtsman, with an interest in classic yachts.
Ever since the days of St Brendan, Irish descendants have undertaken the most ridiculous of ocean voyages. If it's cold, wet, endless misery you're planning, Irish blood in your veins acts a sort of spiritual antifreeze. On that note, meet…
A win by Tino Hyland's Sail4Cancer crew at the Saab Cruiser Nationals proves that boatspeed and a good rating isn't always a matter of spending the mortgage on carbon fibre and cutting-edge cloth. A brand new production J109 will do…
Ireland's Olympic squad have had mixed results at one of the last major regattas before the Olympic games. The Delta Lloyd regatta in Medemblik, Holland, better known simply as SPA, has tested crews with variable and tricky conditions.
Just one week ago, America's Cup supremo Russell Coutts was chatting amiably to a group of Irish Oppie sailors on the deck of the Royal Irish Yacht Club. But yesterday the Kiwi legend was talking to doctors about the nine…
Shannon cruise operator Emerald Star has been criticised by a Marine Casualty Investigation Board report for putting a group of customers at risk after their vessel ran aground. They were cited for failing to inspect the vessel, or equip it…
Galway, host city for the first ever Irish visit of the Volvo Ocean Race, opened its doors to journalists and well-wishers today as it officially launched the Galway stopover. Green Team skipper Ian Walker was on hand for a Q&A…
The dispute over Ireland's Olympic star nomination continues, with an official appeal lodged yesterday by rejected contenders Max Treacy and Anthony Shanks.The appeal was filed just an hour ahead of the official deadline, 5.30pm, and only ten weeks ahead of…
The skipper of Quokka, the small boat in the English Commodore's Cup team, came to the Irish IRC Nationals because he was keen to run a rule over the opposition before next month's Commodore's Cup. Peter Rutter, a former Commodore…
Anthony O'Leary is swapping spinnakers on Antix Eile for this week's Scottish Series after finding out to his cost that current arrangements were not fast in medium wind strengths in Howth.

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