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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…
Eamon Crosbie’s Teng tools continues to lead into this morning’s closing stages of the56 BMW Round Ireland race but the National Yacht club crew are being challenged by previous winners from Royal Cork and Kinsale Yacht Clubs that have reputations…
The performance of Ireland's West and Teng Tools continues to out class bigger rivals and yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon there was a growing acceptance among many skippers faced with a freshening forecast that the 2006 BMW Round Ireland race has turned…
Aodhan Fitzgerald sailing the Beneteau 40.7 'Ireland’s West' is the third handicap leader in as many days as the BMW Round Ireland race passed the half way stage last night (Tuesday). After four nights at sea,the race for overall honours…
In an action replay of how the 2004 BMW Round Ireland race panned out Eamon Crosbie's tiny 32-footer Teng tools continues to punch above its weight off Clare this morning while a 98-foot Kiwi pot hunter continues it's search for…
Two nights at sea have produced, as expected, a significant on the water lead for the largest ever entry in the BMW Round Ireland race on the West Coast this morning but a Dun Laoghaire entry, less than half it’s…
Southampton Round the world sailor Mike Golding, skipper of the Open 60 Ecover has withdrawn from next week's BMW Round Ireland race citing keel problems.Golding,credited as being the first person to sail both ways around the world, was entered in…
Cruiser racer fans are set for a double-helping of action over the next two weeks as Ireland fields three shy but potent Commodore's Cup teams, and at home there are up to five entries from a fleet of 45 capable…
In three weeks time Wicklow Sailing Club rolls out its 14th Round Ireland race but its appeal, though deserving of far greater international note, remains rooted in a domestic fleet.The club have received 32 entries to date and that is…
The presence of two-thirds of the Irish Commodores Cup squad among its fleet spices up this afternoon's (Friday) Saab Irish Cruiser Racer (ICRA) National Championships on Dublin Bay.Six of the nine Commodores Cup (CC) crews are on the Bay but…
Irish Cruiser racing officials have dismissed this week’s error in the handicapping of a member of it’s Irish Commodore’s cup team as a ‘minor issue’ and remained focussed instead on the Easter season performances of the Irish squad at last…
Southampton professional Mike Golding has confirmed his intention to compete in the double handed division of the BMW Round Ireland race in July.The entry is a feather in the cap of Wicklow organiser Dennis Noonan, who rolled out the double…
The third Irish Cruiser Racer (ICRA) National championships will see time the biggest strength in West coast numbers – in spite of a 350 delivery mile trip – when the event is sailed out of the Royal Irish Yacht Club…
Ireland’s top sailing achievements from 2005 will be celebrated next Tuesday (7th March) at a ceremony where the Cork Dry Gin Sailor of the Year will be crowned.Nineteen of Ireland’s most talented sailors are in the running for the annual…
The majority of what looks increasingly like three Irish Commodore's cup teams will be on the start line of the Saab Irish Cruiser Racing National Championships (ICRA) on Dublin bay in May. As well as national championship honours the regatta…

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