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Late slips fail to upset Aztec
THE sixth, and final race of the Nissan Autumn League brought little in the way of surprises for the 211 competitors assembled off Ireland's Eye on Saturday. Most of the leading contenders in the 22 racing divisions clung on to…
Midnight Express challenge to Aztec
AZTEC will have to shake off a challenge from Tommy Murphy's Midnight Express before seizing gold in class one of the Nissan Autumn league. The league's penultimate race gets under way tomorrow at 10.00 a.m., with Peter Beamish's 1996 Carlsberg…
O Tiarnaigh to defend title
THIS weekend's Church and General ISA Helmsman Championship at Ballyholme Yacht Club looks set to be a closely fought affair at the top ranks of the 18 boat fleet of Lasers II dinghies. While the event draws on representatives from…
Champions defend title
TWO European champions will compete in tomorrow's national dinghy match racing championship at the Royal St George YC. Laser II European champions Tom Fitzpatrick and David McHugh, defend their ISA title from a field of 16 invited helmsmen drawn from…
Second win for Philip Watson
SAILMAKER Philip Watson blazed a trail through the 21-boat Class Three CHS fleet in his Bolero Pathfinder for his second win yesterday. It was the second outing of the Nissan Autumn League at Howth that has so far seen some…
Mansfield out to regain top spot
OLYMPIC STAR helmsman Mark Mansfield and his crew lead out an 18 strong 1720 keelboat class for the first outing of the Nissan autumn league at Howth Yacht Club this weekend. Mansfield will be attempting to regain his number one…
Stars back in home waters
HALF of the Olympic sailing team rejoined the domestic circuit at the weekend, racing over windward leeward courses on Dublin bay. On Saturday, the 1996 Carlsberg Royal Alfred YC season for ten keelboat classes concluded on Dublin bay. Sarah J…
European Laser title for Irish pair
TOM FITZPATRICK and David McHugh, who this month won the National Laser 2 title with a race - to spare, have made Irish sailing history this week by winning the European championship at a Dutch venue by a similar margin.…
Final set to decide honours
A HICCUP for the class zero fleet leaders, who sailed the wrong course in the penultimate race of the series and retired, means the winner of the RAYC Superleague will not he known until the final race on September 7th.…
Committee drops protest as Joggernaut retires
THE protest committee of the Cork Dry Gin Round Ireland race has decided to drop proceedings against the Galway yacht Joggernaut this week after it retired from the race. Class four winner Joggernaut, skippered by Donal Morrissy, took the decision…
Zuleika's superior speed earns third victory
SUPERIOR boat speed enabled Zuleika, helmed by Derek Joyce of Wexford Sailing Club, to claim her third win in race four of the Carlsberg sponsored Mermaid national championship at Skerries yesterday. The win gives Joyce and his crew, Des Tyrrell…
Overall victory escapes Ireland
OVERALL victory has escaped the strong Irish Mirror team competing at the European championships, but the 25 boat squad can take satisfaction in capturing eight of the top 10 places at the Swedish venue. Top ranked Irish pair Ross Killian…
Irish boats in eight of top 10 places
EIGHT of the top 10 places are filled by Irish boats at the half-way stage of the Mirror class European championships in Osterund, Sweden. A third placing in race three yesterday maintains second overall for Dun Laoghaire's Ross Killian and…
Irish pair win British title
SOME unfinished business was put to rest at Brixham Sailing Club on the south coast of England yesterday when the Dun Laoghaire Laser 2 team of Sean Craig and Ben O'Donoghue won the British Laser 2 national championships. A last…
On the day he stepped down as Taoiseach...
...Bertie Ahern strolled into the National Yacht Club to address the Irish Cricket Union's annual awards night.As the new cabinet was being announced in Leinster House by his successor Brian Cowen, newly-appointed backbencher Bertie Ahern was shaking hands and mingling…
Killian and Blayney carry Irish hopes to frozen north
A 24 BOAT Irish team are set to take on the might of European Mirror sailing at a breezy venue 500 kilometres south of the Arctic circle at Osterund, Sweden, this weekend. Main Irish hopes are represented by the winners…

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