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With the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) in no doubt about the extent of its dependence on the non sailing public for future growth it launches a new fleet of boats tomorrow (Saturday) in a major Euro 500,000 initiative.The fleet have…
Ireland will be the seventh entry into the 2008/9 Volvo Ocean race when it officially declares a new Reichel Pugh-design for the 39,000 mile race from Alicante in little over a year.Within 13 months of the start of the race…
European Professionals took Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Aberdeen Dragon World championships yesterday but an Irish amateur team proved its worth by taking four of the top ten positions in a series cut short by lack of wind.A year…
By a narrow margin of 2.3 points clubhouse leader Thomas Muller may be a race away from lifting the Aberdeen Dragon World title this afternoon (Friday) following the abandonment of race seven yesterday due to lack of wind.The Royal St.…
Putting on a lifejacket is one of the most important decisions a sailor will make. There should be no ambiguity about taking the decision to wear one so it is a concern that there is no standard regatta procedure around…
In a major show of strength for Irish Dragon sailing four local boats feature in the top ten overall going into today's (Thursday) penultimate round of the Aberdeen World championships on Dublin Bay.Irish champions Neil Hegarty, David Williams and Peter…
Neil Hegarty's reinstatement after a successful protest against the race committee plus a seventh scored yesterday (Tues) has put the Royal St. George helmsman into third place overall at the half way stage of the Aberdeen Dragon World championships off…
In spite of the fact there were only 35 finishers from a fleet of 68 starters in yesterday's third race of the Aberdeen Dragon World Championships there were plenty of grumbles but no formal protests against the race committee last…
It was a day of mixed weather but good fortune for Ireland's 18-boat team at the Aberdeen Asset Management Dragon World Championships off Dun Laoghaire yesterday. Although Britain's Gavia Wilkinson–Cox emerged the eventual winner of yesterday's opening race it was…
In Qingdao, a young Irish squad completed the final rounds of the pre-Olympic regatta this week with two of five crews making it in to the final medal race. The Chinese Test Event is seen as a major indicator in…
Ger O’Rourke’s historic Fastnet race victory last week topped a season of sailing highs that strengthens Ireland’s reputation as a force in world offshore racing. It is only the latest in a string of successful events that confirms Ireland’s suitability…
The drive to rekindle Ireland's love affair with coastal and offshore racing continues, this time with the first Irish feeder race of the season. Chairman of the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA),Fintan Cairns, is recruiting entries for the 170-mile distance…
Irish squad fortunes, lifted by Tim Goodbody's country qualification in the Olympic regatta on Wednesday, could be boosted again today (Friday) with the prospect of a second slot in the mens 470 class. Securing a second country qualification on today's…
Dublin bay will fill with sails this afternoon (Thursday, July 12th) when a huge fleet leaves Dun Laoghaire harbour to compete in the capital's biggest ever sailing regatta that runs until Sunday.From the Baily lighthouse to Dalkey island, the bay…
Fresh from last week's success at Block Island Race Week Colm Barrington is this side of the Atlantic this morning for the first race in the British IRC championships on the South Coast of England.Barrington's core crew are the same…
Chief Executive of the Volvo Ocean race Glenn Bourke travels to Galway next Wednesday to formally announce the west coast port as a stop over city in the 2008/9 race but the businessmen who have brought the race to Ireland…
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