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It has been a week since the incident involving a French fishing vessel and Hugo Boss. The team at Alex Thomson Racing have been working around the clock to manage the repair to the boat. Boss was moved from her…
Speaking via satellite phone aboard Virgin Money, two days into their attempt to break the transatlantic mono-hull speed record, an exhausted Richard Branson said:  “We’ve just experienced a night from hell when Virgin Money was struck by a massive wave…
At a time when most marine leisure companies are scaling back , Dun Laoghaire's MGM Boats are meeting the economic challenges head on.
TG4's coverage continues tomorrow morning at 11am with a half-hour highlights show of the 1st leg from Alicante to Cape Town. The programme will be repeated on Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm.
Confounding the pundits Green Dragon continued her lead overnight, holding off the big money campiaigns of Puma and Ericsson. Both are within striking distance of the Galway boat this morning.
Designed in Wicklow, Alegre the Mark Mills Design IRC 68 was first to finish in the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursaday morning, followed by a pair of STP65s: Moneypenny crossing 35 minutes later and Rosebud finishing nearly 6.5 hours…
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…

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