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Round the Island race – organisers say a new dawn is breaking for the Round the Island Race from 2017 with the appointment of commercial developers to the race
The Island Sailing Club (ISC) in Cowes, organisers of the prestigious annual Round the Island Race off the Isle of Wight, has appointed Catalyst Consultants to act as its commercial partnerships agency. It's a move that provides an insight into…
Each of the 40 Water Wags is allocated a starting handicap
24 Water Wags turned up on Wednesday 17th May for the first handicap race of the year. It is the first of three races for the Buckingham Cup for Division 1. Division 2 complete for the Wigham Trophy. When we…
Water Wag Eva II (33) leads Good Hope (18) in Wednesday's third and final race of the first mini-series at Dun Laoghaire
On Wednesday 11th May the Water Wags competed for the third and final race of the first mini-series. The air temperature was reasonably warm and the wind was light, about 6 knots. There was a 200mm high lop in the…
Michael and Jenny Donohoe in Water Wag No.12, Alfa, Paul and Anne Smith in Swallow No.40, and William and Linda Prentice in Tortoise No.42 approaching the start line.
With the air temperature in the afternoon of 4 degrees, it was looking like mid-winter. However, this did not deter twelve Water Wags from braving it on Wednesday evening in Dun Laoghaire Harbour writes Vincent Delany. The breeze was about…
Harmony is one of four potent Irish Half Tonners racing in 2016
Irish Half tonners and Quarter Tonners are shaping up for a full–on season in 2016. Dave Cullen's old Half Tonner King One has reportedly just finished a big refit under new Howth owners which means Cullen's new steed Checkmate, Harmony,…
There are only only two words for the Australian outback – vast and dry. So when some freak rain suddenly provided Poondulanna Lake, you can be quite sure some nutters will want to travel hundreds of miles just to sail on it, in a place where everything is on such a scale that the curvature of the earth is much in evidence.
Anyone who believes that they grasp the nature of Australia clearly hasn’t really been thinking about the place at all writes W M Nixon. Living on our damp little green island in the ocean, where we think it’s heroic to…
Action from last year's Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championships on the Solent at Hamble River Sailing Club
Dubarry of Ireland will be returning for the fifth year as title sponsor of the Women’s Open Keelboat Championships.The Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championships is an all-female keelboat regatta taking place in the Solent on 4-5 June 2016 and the…
Miami Viper – The O'Leary crew of Robert, Anthony and Tom Durcan counted six top ten results in the eight race Bacardi Sailing Week series on Biscayne Bay
Cork Harbour's Anthony and Robert O'Leary and Tom Durcan have finished in the top eight of the competitive Viper 640 Bacardi Sailing Week fleet. The overall result brings a successful conclusion to a week of racing in Miami, Florida where the…
Anthony O'Leary skipper of Irish Viper 640 Antix with UK Champion Lawrence Crispin at the Coral Reef Yacht Club. Crispin pipped the Crosshaven skipper for the win in last week's  EFG Winter Cup Regatta at the same venue
Anthony O'Leary, Robert O'Leary and Tom Durcan were narrowly pipped for an overall win in the Viper 640 EFG Winter Cup Regatta in Miami at the weekend. The Royal Cork trio sailing 'Antix' finished second overall where there were two…
Cork Quarter Tonner Jason and Dominic Losty's Illes Pitiuses won the Quarter Ton Cup in 2014
2016 Marks the tenth anniversary of Coutts' title sponsorship of the revival Quarter Ton Cup Irish boats have been to the fore winning the Corinthian division of the Cup twice in the past five years. In 2012, George Kenefick's Tiger (1989…
Nigel Biggs’s Checkmate XVI flew the burgee of the Royal Irish Yacht Club at Key West Race Week in mid-January, with a crew including young Irish sailors Adam “Bubbles” Hyland and Cian “Tree” Guilfoyle, alongside Dublin resident Jim Houston. This…
Two Irish boats completed Key West Race week in Florida yesterday as the series closed with lightning, thunder and torrential rain.  In IRC 2, Tschüss, a MAT 1180, skippered by Christian Zugel with Cork Harbour connections and a big Irish crew onboard,…
Ireland will host the the 2017 Landsailing European Championships on Bettystown beach in County Meath. Ireland's bid by the IPKSA to hold the 2017 European Sandyacht Championship for three of the International Landsailing classes was made with the support of…
After its World Championship in Carnac, France at the hands of Mr. Paul Bastard (France), the International Tornado Class Association has announced him as the official Tornado Multihull Class Race Officer. Paul Bastard has been an international judge and race…
Lino Sonego Team Italia capsized in 30-knot gusts on Sydney Harbour and make a remarkable recovery back on the racetrack for the next race. Watch the video above. With an ominous wind forecast at the morning race briefing, day two…
At least one Irish boat will be among the 113 and counting for 2016 Quantum Key West Race Week next January. Royal Irish Yacht Club skipper Nigel Biggs, who has already competed stateside this season, will be racing his C&C30…

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