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Irish Sailors Stay Second in Middle Sea Race after Maltese Thunderstorm
#middlesearace – Dun Laoghaire yacht Dinah sailed by Barry Hurley and Andrew Boyle are maintaining second overall in the double-handed class inspite of a massive thunderstorm and torrential rain engulfing Malta overnight in the latest update from the Rolex Middle…
Irish Yacht Second in Class at Halfway Stage of Middle Sea Race
#middlesearace – Royal Irish Yacht Dinah from Dun Laoghaire is approaching the half way stage of the Rolex sponsored Middle Sea race this morning and is lying second in class in the 83-boat fleet. The yacht is heading west across…
Irish Yachts Negotiate Tricky Strait in Middle Sea Race
#middlesearace – Both Irish entries in the Middle Sea Race are, like the bulk of the fleet, negotiating the Strait of Messina this morning and making only two knots headway off the Sicilian coast. The National Yacht Club's Gallileo, a…
Irish Two Handed Entry Ready for Middle Sea Challenge
#middlesearace – The winner of this Summer's inaugural Round Rockall offshore Race is in Malta tonight preparing for Saturday's Middle Sea Race, an event that is preceded for Barry Hurley's Dinah by tomorrow's warm up coastal race. The Dun Laoghaire…
Galway's Round Rockall Race Winner Applauded
#rockall – Galway city will get its first taste of what a week of seafaring parties and prize-giving ceremonies for intrepid sailors, some of whom have sailed around the world; others who have raced around the remote North Atlantic Island…
Galway Prepares to Welcome Home first Round Rockall Race Winner
#roundrockall – Cobh sailor Barry Hurley is set to take the overall honours in the first ever 750 mile Galway/Round Rockall Race, in his 35 foot boat "Dinah" arriving back in Galway at lunchtime today. The race organisers predict the…
First Round Rockall Race Boats Expected Back in Galway Port Tomorrow
#rockall – The three boats competing in the first ever Round Rockall race from Galway are due back in the West coast port sometime tomorrow after an epic 750 mile race. All three yachts - two Irish and one German-…
23 Boats Raced the Fiftieth Yacht Race Round Ailsa Craig
ailsacraig – K. Halliwell's 'She of the North' was the winner of Friday's Hamilton Shipping 50th Anniversary Ailsa Craig Race staged by the Royal Ulster Yacht Club. The largest entry was class 1 in the twenty-three boat fleet followed by…
Royal Ulster Yacht Club's Prepares for Fiftieth Ailsa Craig Offshore Race
#ruyc – Royal Ulster Yacht Club's (RUYC) fiftieth Ailsa Craig Race starts tomorrow evening at 8pm and is an important anniversary for the Northern Ireland Yacht Club. A classic in the Northern Offshore yacht racing calendar, the course taking the…
Arklow Club Cancels Round Windmills Race
#TURBINES RACE – A clash of offshore fixtures has led Arklow Sailing Club to cancel its fourth race round the Windmills on the Arklow bank on the East coast of Ireland that had been slated for June 3rd.  The race…
Boost for Offshore Fans as Round Ireland Launches and ISORA Announces New Sponsor
#OFFSHORE – A number of significant announcements for Irish offshore sailing are expected at tonight's launch of the Round Ireland yacht race in Wicklow Sailing Club including a number of key international entries for June's 704-mile race. Already a strong…
Caribbean Success for RORC Race
#CARIBBEAN – The fourth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 hosted by the Antigua Yacht Club was a sensational success. The Caribbean's only offshore yacht race attracted some of the world's most fabulous yachts as well as corinthian entries. 578…
Irish Crew Take Line Honours in Caribbean 600
#CARIBBEAN 600 –Four Irish sailors on board a massive super yacht were among an international crew of 21 who took line honours yesterday in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Caribbean 600 race. The crew on the Carbon built maxi included…
Rambler Takes the Lead in Caribbean 600
#OFFSHORE – George David's RP90 Rambler has a commanding lead in the battle for line honours in the RORC Caribbean 600. The American entry is over 20 miles ahead of the 214ft Ketch Hetairos, even though Rambler is less than…
Irish Crews Set Sail in Carribbean 600
#CARIBBEAN 600 – Irish crews are reveling in the heavy going at the start of today's RORC 600 race today with four Irish crew on the largest yacht in the 39-boat fleet, the massive ketch Hetairos. There was drama right…
Four Irish On World's Largest Carbon Yacht for Caribbean 600
#CARIBBEAN 600 – A plan to secure line honours at the Caribbean 600 race on the world's largest carbon composite sailing yacht includes four Irish sailors on the 29–man crew. The Royal Ocean Racing Club race route circumnavigates 11 Carribbean…

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