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An incredibly tight race got even tighter today with the passage of the scoring gate in the Volvo Ocean race. Now that the top five crews are all tied, it'll be a mad dash to Cape Town to grab the…
It has been down to business for England's Mike Golding and the Ecover 3 shore team, making final preparations for the Vendee Globe start on November 9th. Mike, who was previously slated to race round Ireland but pulled out at…
Could the Green Dragon have handed beleaguered Taoiseach Brian Cowen a more positive symbol of Chinese-Irish co-operation? A day into his trade mission to China and the Irish-Chinese partnership leads the world in mid-Atlantic.
The ISAF match racing qualification round in Kinsale has been abandoned today due to strong winds. A complex depression of 971 hPa, near Iceland, continues to deepen and associated frontal troughs approach Ireland in a very strong southwest airflow.
It took an extra couple of tacks, but Green Dragon led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet through the Leg One scoring gate at Fernando de Noronha at 12:24 GMT.
Irish Water Safety has issued a bank holiday warning to the public not to take unnecessary risks. An unsettled windy weekend combined with the approaching Spring tides as we draw near a new moon on Tuesday signals a warning to…
The Rolex Middle Sea race, that has three Dun Laoghaire entries, ended with a series of war stories from the course ranging from alarming encounters with shipping, to an even more alarming encounter with a ferocious squall that has seen…
Champagne is on ice in Galway as Green Dragon is expected to begin banking points from a 29-mile lead at the first waypoint tomorrow afternoon. But in truth the Chinese backed team are breathing a sigh of relief that the…
John Sheehy from the Royal St. George suffered an OCS against Solvenia in the first race of the regional ISAF match racing qualifiers at Kinsale today but in a ruling by an international jury the race is to be re-sailed…
Sailing photographer Marc Turner releases his second Fife Regatta Calendar for 2009. This inspirational calendar has been specially created as a tribute to the yachts of William Fife & Sons.Of all classic yachts, those designed by Fife and built in…
The 99ft monohull maxi-yacht Virgin Money (ex-Speedboat owned by Alex Jackson, USA) set sail this morning on its Cross-Atlantic Challenge. Richard Branson, his children Holly (26) and Sam (23) and the TEAMORIGIN crew, which includes Mike Sanderson as co-skipper and…
Kinsale Yacht Club hosts the ISAF Nations Cup 2009 Regional Final Europe this morning. 10 Nations will compete for a place in the Grand Final, in this Grade 2 event, on the waters of Kinsale’s inner harbour, with this natural…
A 51-year-old retired postman drowned early yesterday (Sunday 5th July) after he apparently slipped on a pier as he returned to his boat to make the two-mile journey to his home on Inishlyre Island on Clew Bay, Co. Mayo. 
The team from Alex Thomson Racing have been working around the clock since the collision with a French fishing vessel on Friday (17/10/08).  The full technical team from Alex Thomson Racing have been drafted in to help get Alex and…
Sir Richard Branson and double Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie are on standby in New York to begin a Transatlantic Record Attempt aboard the 100ft supermaxi yacht Virgin Money (formerly Speedboat). With a potential weather window approaching, the crew hopes…
Volunteer lifeboat crews in Ireland rescued 503 people in the six months from January to June this year, according to half yearly statistics released today by the RNLI.  The figures coincide with the announcement that SOS day, the charity's biggest…

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