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New fangled technology designed to give a winning edge in last year's Commodore's Cup has gone overboard in Cork this season in favour of aconventional method that is already producing results.Following a debut season of mixed performances on the 37–footer…
Tokyo Olympians Eddie Kelliher and Harry Maguire's presence at the Royal St. George YC on Tuesday was a link not only to Dun Laoghaire's long tradition in the Dragon keelboat but a reminder that until 1972 this three man keelboat…
Two times winners of the Sovereign's Cup, Anthony O'Leary will be back in action – but in a new boat – in June for a double helping of regattas in the space of a fortnight.First the Saab Irish Cruiser Racer…
Irish Laser champion Roger Craig put his overall Eurolymp standings to one side in this week's regatta on Lake Garda to come to the aid of a competitor in distress but has been awarded average points following an appeal by…
Limerick's Cork Dry Gin Sailor of the year Ger O'Rourke is the latest to join the Volvo Dun Laoghaire fleet for July's regatta that has also attracted the bulk of last year's Commodore's cup teams.The four day week got a…
A class win in the Sydney Hobart race was rewarded at home yesterday (Thursday) when Limerick's Ger O’Rourke lifted the Sailor of the year trophy at the Boat show in the RDS, Dublin.O’Rourke won his class in a strong wind…
A Dun Laoghaire sailor Leslie Ryan (40) is to play a leading role in Britain's next America's Cup team announced yesterday (Thursday) in London.Sir Keith Mills, the British businessman who ran London’s winning bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games…
The Sailforce campaign mounted by the Irish Disabled Sailing Association (IDSA) to encourage sailing clubs to make facilities inclusive for disabled sailing have been given a Christmas boost with the news that the country's biggest marina is to provide berthing…
"A fast boat makes a chap look good" was always an Alf Delany dictum. The veteran Olympian who died on Wednesday, December 13 was in more ways than one the sage of Irish dinghy sailing.He knew a thing or two…
Ireland's Commodore's Cup performance will come up for more than allusion tomorrow (Saturday) at the National cruiser-racer conference especially with the news this week that Cork has taken action to deal with one of the domestic side-effects of Ireland's involvement…
Sailors from a range of established classes are set to break rank in favour of a small keelboat that its promoters claim will be established in four centres around the country by next Spring. The Laser SB3, dubbed the 1720…
A vintage jubilee and a new dinghy arrival are two separate events this month in the dinghy calendar, both capable of sparking a revival in the fortunes of dinghy sailing, but class associations need to take it on themselves to…
Limerick's Ger O'Rourke has swept to an overall win in the Round Britain and Ireland race this week following a gruelling 1780-mile race with many of the  fleet still battling light winds to finish this weekend. The Western Yacht club…
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is pinning its hopes on Olympic debutantes following a decision to axe half of its 2008 squad in the build up to the Xingdao.The decision follows a season where many of the 11-man squad failed…
Eric Lisson sailed into offshore sailing history in his vintage yacht Cavatina early on Saturday morning adding a second Round Ireland win to his silver placing in last year's Fastnet race.A strengthening breeze played in to the hands of the…
Eamon Crosbie's overall lead in the BMW Round Ireland race that held all day yesterday (Friday) was in the balance last night as Eric Lisson's Cavatina hit back with a fast Rockabill check–in time at 7pm.The strongest winds of the…

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