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The Volvo Ocean Race fleet of Volvo Open 70s ironed out the kinks in Alicante today during a practice run for the serious business of the official in-port race over the same course on Saturday.
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24 competitors will compete in the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship 2008 hosted tomorrow in Howth Yacht Club if north-westerly gales subside.
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21 competitors will compete in the ISA Junior & Girls All Ireland Sailing Championship 2008 hosted this coming weekend (4th & 5th October 2008) in Howth Yacht Club
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Minister of State for Transport, Noel Ahern T.D, lauded the bravery of those involved in marine rescue when presenting the fourth Marine Meritorious Awards in Dublin Castle today.
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Carveth describes final day

29th September 2008
As Geoff Carveth stepped off his boat onto the marina as world champion, Afloat was there to get his reaction.
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Carveth Crowned King

26th September 2008
The sun shone on the final day of the SB3 World Championships, 'though not on the overnight leader. The result: an edge-of-the-seat classic finish to one of the year's top regattas.
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Busy times for Foxall

26th September 2008
With just a week to go before the first on-the-water action in Alicante, Green Dragon watch leader Damian Foxall gives us a run-down of the campaign, his sideline projects, and what the next year holds for him.
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An English jetskier has been slapped with almost £2,500 in fines after buzzing 'three queens' in Southampton at more than nine times the harbour speed limit.
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Simon McGrotty and Doire Shields won the 2008 Fireball Munsters over 20 / 21 September at Lough Derg Yacht Club. For the third time this year, Fireballs were cheated a day's racing because of light airs, sailing all four races…
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A series of near collisions between yachts and shipping this summer in Cork harbour has led to a mandatory attendance for yachtsmen at the Royal Cork Yacht Club on Sunday.
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King of the Hill on Day Four

26th September 2008
After the qualification stage, Craig Burlton said that the forecast light airs would open up the racing even further. How right he was. We spoke to yesterday’s two race winners in the gold fleet, Jerry Hill and Ian from the…
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Dublin bay is a mill pond this morning with a light southerly wind of two knots exactly as forecast. Visibility is much improved on this time yesterday. Winds are expected to go into the west and increase to eight knots…
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Dublin Bay threw a bone to the locals today as the SB3 World Championships entered its final phase.Crews were held onshore for the morning, with little wind available to shift the fog that had settled on the water since dawn.…
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Raymarine will be showcasing a range of new products at the PSP Southampton Boat Show (stand G088).
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'Humbling’ was how some crews described the intensity after day three of the SB3 Worlds Championships, which enter their endgame tomorrow (THURSDAY) with qualification stages out of the way.
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Day Two - Tough at the Top

23rd September 2008
While it's all union jacks flying at the top of the SB3 fleet, only 13 points separate first and tenth after six races. On the water, it seems, no-one is giving an inch.

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