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Ireland v the World Match Racing Photos HERE!
Scotsman's Bay provided the backdrop for the Royal St. George's second staging of the Ireland versus the World Match Racing event on Dublin Bay. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOs by Gareth Craig. More here.
Rejig Means No South Coast Match Racing Fixtures
There will be no match racing on the south coast this year following a rejig of the fixtures calendar. After two years of expansion for match racing in terms of events the theme for 2011 is consolidation. Changes to the…
Two Teams Set for Nations Cup
Two teams have been selected to represent Ireland in the ISAF Nations Cup Europe II Regional Final next July 19-23 in Gdynia, Poland. As a result of the selection process arranged by the ISA the teams are Sam Hunt from…
Bid to Hold Women's Match Racing Event on Belfast Lough
In a further boost for the fledgling match racing scene here, top Irish international Umpire Bill O'Hara is looking to have the ISAF Grade one women's match racing event held on Belfast Lough from his home port of Bangor from August…
World Match Race Tour Invites Bids for Venues
The ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), sailing's global match racing tour, has today opened the bidding process for cities, regions and countries from around the globe to enter the race for the right to host a stage of sailing's…
Sheehy Retains Match Race Title
Dun Laoghiare's John Sheehy retained his National Match Racing Championship title in Kinsale yesterday. The top three teams were: Jodapama Racing (John Sheehy) 2: Mad Match Racing (Ben Duncan) and 3rd: Gladiators (Sam Hunt). Vidcasts with the winners below:  Jodapama…
Day 2: Match Race Nationals, Follow it Live!
Irish Match Racing is covering its national championships tack by tack. Click the link below to follow today's racing in Kinsale! National Match Racing Championships
Match Racing Day One Video: Prof on Top in Kinsale
Prof O'Connell topped the leader board at the end of the first round round robin stage of the Irish Match Racing Championships in Kinsale. (VIDEO BELOW) Sam Hunt and the Royal St George Gladiators are next and in an unexpected…
Day One Videos from Irish Match Racing Nationals
The Match Racing National Championships are underway in Kinsale this afternoon and we're on the water to bring you vidcasts from competitors at the Round Robin stage. Click read more and listen into George Kingston, Prof O'Connell and Aidan McLaverty.…
Match Racing Tour Title Up for Grabs in Kinsale
With Team Lazarus already having used their allocation of 7 sailors for the year and Andrew Fowler prioritizing preparation and qualification for the World Team Racing Championships, to be held in Shull next year, the door is open for John…
Match Racing Announces 2011 Fixtures
On the eve of this year's Irish Match Racing Championships in Kinsale, IMRA has announced its 2011 National Championship will be sailed on Lough Derg on November 5th 2011. The full 2011 fixture list is below: March 26/27 - RCYC…
'Really Naughty' Win First Ever Women's Irish Match Racing Championship
The first ever ISA Women's Match Championship was completed on Sunday, October 10th at Kinsale in Ireland sailing J/80's.Saturday racing was postponed due to the strong wind gusting up to 37 knots. An early start on Sunday morning, 09.30, proved…
UK's Southern Academy Match Cup Takes Shape
The inaugural Royal Southern Academy Match Cup is attracting the cream of young sailing talent across the UK but nobody from Ireland yet. The organisers of the inaugural Royal Southern Academy's Match Race Cup are confident of a strong turnout…
Cork Match Racing Open Cancelled Due to Lack of Race Officers
Match Racing Ireland (MRI) has cancelled the Cork Match Racing Open due to be held in ten days time. The Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) was running the Open, an event that forms the final leg of the Irish Match…
World Wins Match Racing Challenge
Ireland took on the world at the weekend in the inaugural Ireland v. The World Match Racing Challenge, but it was the global alliance that came out on top in the end, with 36 wins over Ireland's 29. Light winds…
Big Interest in Women's Match Racing
More than 20 ladies from around Ireland took to the water in Dun Laoghaire last weekend for a women's match racing training weekend, which may result in a ladies' Match Racing nationals taking place later in 2010. A recent rise…

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