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She was designed in California, made in China, assembled in England, and her spars came from New Zealand. But Ireland's Green Dragon was conceived in Galway. She's a Galway Girl, and she's home for the first time.
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British sailor Eliot Hanson will wake up this morning to start his first week as the reigning Topper World Champion. Hanson came out on top of the 176-boat fleet in Tralee last Friday, putting together an enviable string of results.
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Unpredictable days of sail were remembered on Dublin bay on Thursday when a Schooner with a cargo of French wine arrived into City Quay under engine.
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After turning heads at Ireland's biggest sailing gathering of the year, the Green Dragon team will hope to put their nose out in front at the Galway Races.
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Courtown's Philip Doran and Strangford sailor Christopher Eames are Ireland's top representatives at the Gul Topper World Championships in Tralee, as the event moves into the closing stages. Light, flukey airs prevented racing yesterday, allowing Doran another day to digest…
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The Green Dragon Racing Team arrived in Alicante this morning after its 1500-mile delivery trip from Dun Laoghaire, skipper Ian Walker reports.Compared to the 2000 mile qualifier, which was rough, wet and all in all a pretty brutal trip, this…
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Entrepreneur Denis O'Brien and the Bank of Ireland Chairman Richard Burrows, a leading sailor, are among Irish businessmen listed in an announcement this afternoon from the Irish-Chinese Green Dragon entry aiming to raise further funding for the boat. The Volvo…
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Henri Lloyd has been working closely with fabric partners W.L. Gore & Associates on the process of fabric development and, with their specially designed Windstopper® Soft Shell fabric, has come up with a range of products specifically designed for use…
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Head of River Race – Rowing races will take place in Coleraine on Saturday 14th November from 12 noon until 4pm, with the course stretching from Seaton's Marina upstream to Christie Park public jetties. Users are asked to note the…
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PLANS to introduce a week long regatta on Dublin Bay to be known as Dun Laoghaire Week - hinge on the readiness of Dun Laoghaire's 500 berth marina promised for the 1997/98 sailing season. The co ordinated plan to host…
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See over the fold for the results of the WIORA GBSC/Nora Regatta/OSM100 Mile Race/West Coast Championships from Clifden, and another bit of news from there: The end of season Laying-Up Supper at the DBC Clubhouse has been postponed to Friday…
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Rowing Ireland’s first national event of the season, the Heads of the River time trial races which was due to be held at  Blessington Lake this Saturday 7th November, has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. The event, which…
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Marine Models of Bray specialise in the construction of half hull and complete hull models. Headed up by Ger Crowley, a keen sailor and modelmaker of some thirty-five years standing, this vastly experienced company construct marine models to all scales…
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The world’s highest ranking international speed sailors will converge on the harbour town of Dungarvan, Co Waterford this week for the final stage of the 2009 Speed Sailing Championships. Activities will commence on Sunday evening (November 1st) at The Seanachai…
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Éamon Ó Cuív TD, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €60,602 to carry out safety works on Cé an Chalaidh Mhóir, Inis Meáin, Co. Galway. 
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Mild weather contributed to good racing in Howth's Autumn League on Sunday with 10-12knt winds – results over the fold.  

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