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This morning, Mike Sanderson, CEO and skipper of Team Sanya, the Chinese entry into the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race stood proudly as he unveiled the new look boat to the press.

Team Sanya are working in close partnership with 'Lets Do It Global', organisers of the Volvo Ocean Race Finish in Galway, under the 'discoverireland. com' brand.

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Team Sanya afloat in Irish colours. Photo: Tim Stonton

This is the second time China and Ireland have partnered with China to enter a boat into the Volvo Ocean Race. The first was with the Green Dragon Team in 2008-2009. Sanya, is situated in the southern most city in China and is a popular tourist destination. It is also where Rosanna Davidson won her Miss World title in 2003.

The chairman of Let's Do It Global Enda O'Coineen said ''this partnership with China and Ireland for Team Sanya is a dynamic collaboration of all Irish interests. Led by tourism, it will leverage the extraordinary opportunity the Volvo Ocean Race coming to Ireland presents. Having such a professional team and a skipper with the calibre of Mike Sanderson, twice winner of the Volvo Ocean Race and a Media Crew Member, Galway man Frankie Leonard on board we are assured of a very exciting race, culminating in the final in Galway on the 3rd July 2012. As final destination, Galway will host the largest festival in the country.

This is a major opportunity for the tourism sector and all Irish based businesses. We have developed "Global Village 2012" with four pillars, Food, Innovation, Green and Marine, as a platform to showcase to a global audience all that is good about doing business in Ireland."

The Volvo Ocean Rcae is regarded as sailing's premier global race and one of the most demanding team sports in the world. The race will begin on 29 October in Alicante, Spain and will finish in Galway early July 2012. is the stopover ports include Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Itajai in Brazil, Miami, Lisbon, and Lorient.

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She maybe old but she's still a fast one. Don't let the fact that a 33-year old local yacht took top prize from a combined fleet of 420 competitors at Ireland's biggest sailing regatta, the Volvo regatta in Dun Laoghaire yesterday.

The three sailors involved in the campaign, skipper Ken Lawless, Sybil McCormack and Pat Shannon have invested in a three year campaign to get the quarter tonner Supernova up to speed and it was only after a season of modifications last year that they found the real go button on the Dubois Starflash design.

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David Baddeley of Volvo (left) and Alan Moore of Spirit (back row) present the award to the Supernova crew (from left) Ken Lawless, Sybil McCormack, Edel Harvey, Pat Shannon and Daryl Balf

In a hard fought battle for honours in the biggest class of the regatta Supernova of the Royal Irish Yacht Club overhauled the 2009 Volvo trophy winner, Hard on Port (Flor O'Driscoll) of the Royal St. George Yacht Club by five seconds to win yesterday afternoon's final sixth race for Class III and lift the overall Volvo Trophy for the best performance of the regatta.

In fact, Supernova won from O'Driscoll by only the narrowest of margins and only after the third tie-break was applied to the arch rivals.

Both boats had equal points plus three wins and two second places apiece. Both had also  discarded a second place and so the class, and the 2011 title, was decided on  countback and who won the last race.

In a season of successes for the vintage Dubois Starflash design Dun Laoghaire sailor Lawless and his partners Sybil McCormack and Pat Shannon have already won class honours in June’s Lambay race. The quarter tonner has taken overall honours too in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's first series this season.

Part of the reason for the success has been a winter of overhauls to the 1978 design including extra downwind sail area and improved stability with the relocation of its floorboards. The improvements brought about better performances downwind, especially in light airs.
"We found stability was more important than increasing draft. In anything over 15-knots she proved very difficult to sail, her big rig makin her very skittish" Lawless told Afloat.ie
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Supernova takes a tack

The vintage boat from the old IOR handicap days is in fact a carbon copy of the famous 1979 Admiral's Cupper two tonner Police Car, a boat that has held huge appeal for Lawless.

"We were second to Hard on Port at this regatta two years ago when they won boat of the week so there was intense rivalry today but we knew we could do it!" Lawless said last night.
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Responsive race management in trying conditions pulled off a successful day afloat and – averted a major regatta set back  – for the massive 420 boat fleet in the penultimate round of the four day Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta today.

In a classic Dublin Bay scenario a light westerly gradient breeze of 8 knots fought an opposing sea breeze leaving Ireland's top race management teams with little option but to reset some courses and abandon others across the regatta's nine different courses.

Despite the on the water headaches however, the outcome has been a full programme of races in nearly all the 25 competing classes, thanks to nimble race teams.

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More light winds at Dun Laoghaire today. More Photos on the Afloat Gallery HERE.

It leaves just two more races for the one designs and dinghies and a single race to decide the overall honours in the Cruiser classes tomorrow (Sunday) morning.

The hardest done by was perhaps the SB3s and Dragons who were sailing in Scotsmans' Bay. Race three was started twice and abandoned twice as the regatta's Chief Race Officer Con Murphy sat between two bands of wind, neither stable enough for racing.

The fickle conditions brought the first slip from Flor O'Driscoll's leading J24 in Cruisers III. Though the Royal St. George Crew still lead their margin is now a single point over Ken Lawless' Supernova.

O'Driscoll who is counting three races wins only managed a second and an untypical  22nd placing today. Supernova closed the gap with two race wins. Another J24 3. Scandal (Brian McDowell) is third.

21 Cruisers III are racing in IRC and 33 under the local ECHO handicap to be the biggest class at the regatta.

The J109s are racing for national championship honours and Pat Kelly's Storm from Rush Sailing Club is back in command again after a slip on Friday. Second is Andrew Sarratt's with John Maybury's Joker third.

In spite of the race abandonment issues Sharkbait (Ben Duncan/Brian Moran) lead the Laser SB3s. Aidan O'Connell's entry from the Royal St.George is third with John O'Driscoll's BornChickaWahWah third.

In the dinghy classes Johnny Ross Murphy's Water wag Little Tern leads from Swift (Guy Kilroy). William and Linda Prentice's Tortoise is third.

The final races for all classes get underway in the morning at 10.55am

Selected overall VDLR results after Day three (provisional) below:

IRC CLASS 0 - 1. Crazy Horse (Chambers/Reilly), 2. Elf Too (Christina Murray) 3. Grand Cru II (Jamie McGarry)

IRC CLASS 1 – Something Else(John&Brian Hall/Sue McDonnell), 2 Bengal Magic (John Moorehead/Chris Ferres), 3. Antix Beag (Anthony O'Leary)

IRC CLASS 2 - 1. Ruthless (Conor Ronan), 2. Impetuous (Fergal Noonan/Robert Chambers) 3. King One (David Cullen)

IRC CLASS 3 - 1. Hard on Port (Flor O'Driscoll), 2. Supernova (Syd MacCormack/Ken Lawless/Pat Shannon), 3. Scandal (Brian McDowell)

NON SPINNAKER 1 - 1. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 2. Lula Belle (Liam Coyne), 3. Persistance (Charles Broadhead/Jerry Collins/Ian Stuart)

NON SPINNAKER 2 - 1. Bite the Bullet (Colm Bermingham), 2. Voyager (Joe Carton), 3. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer)

NON SPINNAKER DBSC CUP - 1. Persistance(Charles Broadhead/Jerry Collins/Ian Stuart), 2. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer),3.Eden Park (Liam Farmer)

J109 - 1. Storm (Pat Kelly), 2. Jedi (Barratt/Austin/McGuinness), 3. Joker 2 (John Maybury)

J80 WELSH/IRISH CUP- 1. Ireland 1 (Geoff O'Donoghue), 2. Ireland 2 (Stephen Doherty), 3. Wales 1 (Kieron Inman)

LASER SB3- 1. Sharkbait (Ben Duncan/Brian Moran), 2. Aidan O'Connell, 3. BornChickaWahWah(John O'Driscoll)

BENETEAU 31.7 – 1. Twister(Fletcher/Byers/Fair),2. Flying Machine (Conor&Donal O'Gallagher),3.30 Something(Kavanagh/Jones/Gaffney/Lubliner)

SIGMA 33 - 1.White Mischief (Tim Goodbody), 2. Popje (Ted McCourt), 3. Moonshine (Ronnie Moloney/David O'Flynn)

RUFFIAN 23- 1. Ruff Nuff (Derek&Carol Mitchell), 2. Diane 2 (Alan Claffey) 3. Ruff n'Ready(Cullen/Brown/Kirwan)

SHIPMAN- 1.Curraglass (John Masterson), 2. Whiterock (Henry M Robinson), 3. Joe Slim(Clarke/Maher&Maher)

GLEN - 1. Glenluce (Donal&Richard O'Connor), 2.Glenmarissa(Frank Elmes/Wilf Higgins), 3. Pterodactyl (Roderick & David McCaffrey)
FLYING 15- 1. Hy5ive(David Gorman), 2. The Gruffalo (Keith Poole) 3. The Big Bow Wow (Niall Meagher&Nicki Matthews),

DRAGON- 1.Phantom (Peter Bowring/David Williams), 2. Jaguar(Martin Byrne), 3. Sir Ossis of the River (Burgin/Murphy/Burke)

MERMAID - 1. Tiller Girl (Johnathon O'Rourke), 2. Endeavour(Roger Bannon), 3. Thumbalina(Patrick Boardman)

SQUIB - 1. Toy for the Boys (Peter Wallace), 2. Femme Fatale(Joe O'Byrne/Vincent Delaney), 3. Anemos (Peter & Anne Evans)

WATER WAG - 1. Little Tern (J Ross-Murphy) 2. Swift(Guy Kilroy), 3. Tortoise(William & Linda Prentice)

WAYFARER- 1. Devil's Advocat (Richard Hartley) 2. Still Gamboling (Brian Lamb), 3. Black Pear (David Wade)

FIREBALL- 1. El Rey Del Fuego (Francis Rowan) 2. Lets Get Messy (Andy Boyle/Barry Hurley), 3. Moon Monkey (Diana Kissane)

IDRA 14- 1. Delos II (Patrick O Neill) 2. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 3. Chaos (Julie Ascoop/Heather Keenan)

HOWTH 17- 1. Isobel (Brian&Conor Turvey) 2. Oona (Peter Courtney), 3. Leila (Roddy Cooper)

LASER RADIAL - 1. Declan Kickham, 2. Pump It (Luke Murphy), 3. Eoin Foley

LASER STANDARD- 1. Fossa Too (Will Nesbitt), 2. SharonHowey.com (Richard Tate), 3. Francis Barry

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Light winds replaced heavy for day two of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta and although it has been a regatta of extremes so far it is also one that has completed the full schedule for all 25 classes.

Ireland's largest sailing event approaches the half way stage tomorrow and a number of key champions are emerging in cruiser, one design and dinghy classes.

Howth Yacht Club's Crazy Horse (Chambers/Reilly) leads Cruisers Zero from two Scottish visitors. Another local boat, the royal St. George's Sigma 38 Erislannan leads Class one, again from Scottish visitors.

Sligo Yacht Club's Conor Ronan has a two point lead in Class two but in the strongest regatta performance of the regatta to date the 2009 class three winner Hard on Port is in control again.

Flor O'Driscoll's J24 Hard on Port has three wins in his 38 boat fleet, the biggest fleet of the regatta.

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Supernova,  (above) with three seconds, is challenging Hard on Port (below) with three first places in Cruisers III, the biggest fleet of the event

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The one designs are lead, by fleet size at least, by the SB3s with 33 racing. The Howth trio of Ben Duncan, Brian Moran and Ric Morris are ahead but only by a point, their margin reduced by an OCS in race four.

The J109 class are also racing for national honours and after three races the early leader Pat Kelly's Storm has lost out to Joker (John Maybury) and Dermot Baker's Jalapeno in second.

The Dragon class only started racing the regatta today have now completed three races. Sir Ossis of the River sailed by Denis Bergin leads from Peter Bowring's Phantom.

Selected overall VDLR results (provisional) below:

IRC CLASS 0 (after three races) - 1. Crazy Horse (Chambers/Reilly), 2 Grand Cru II (Jamie McGarry) 3. Elf Too (Christina Murray)

IRC CLASS 1 (after three races) – Errislannan (Paul Kirwan), 2 Carmen II (Paul Scuff/Alan Jeffrey), 3. Animal (Debbie Aitken)

IRC CLASS 2 (after three races) - 1. Ruthless (Conor Ronan), 2. Impetuous (Fergal Noonan/Robert Chambers) 3. King One (David Cullen)

IRC CLASS 3 (after three races) - 1. Hard on Port (Flor O'Driscoll), 2. Supernova (Syd MacCormack/Ken Lawless/Pat Shannon), 3. Pinocchio (Noel Davidson)

J109 (after three races) - 1. Joker 2(John Maybury), 2. Jalapeno (Baker et Al), 3. Storm (Pat Kelly)

BENETEAU 31.7 (after three races) – 1. Twister(Fletcher/Byers/Fair),2. Flying Machine (Conor&Donal O'Gallagher),3.30 Something(Kavanagh/Jones/Gaffney/Lubliner)

SIGMA 33 (after three races) - 1.White Mischief (Tim Goodbody), 2. Popje (Ted McCourt), 3. Enchantress (Bonner/Nicholl/Larkin)

RUFFIAN 23 (after three races)- 1. Ruff Nuff (Derek&Carol Mitchell), 2. Ruff n'Ready (Cullen/Brown/Kirwan) 3. Paramour (Power/Sastre/Russell)

SHIPMAN (after three races)- 1.Curraglass (John Masterson), 2. Lulu (Bob & Tom Galvin), 3. Whiterock (Henry M Robinson)
GLEN (after three races)- 1.Glenmarissa(Frank Elmes/Wilf Higgins) 2. Glenluce (Donal&Richard O'Connor), 3. Pterodactyl (Roderick & David McCaffrey)

FLYING 15 (after four races)- 1. Hy5ive(David Gorman), 2. Gruffalo (Keith Poole) 3. Final Fling (Norman Hamilton/William Rutherford)

DRAGON (after three races)- 1.Sir Ossis of the River (Burgin/Murphy/Burke), 2. Phantom (Peter Bowring/David Williams), 3. Susele(Michael Halpenny)

MERMAID (after four races) - 1. Endeavour (Roger Bannon), 2. Thumbalina (Patrick Boardman), 3. MiDi (Enda Weldon)
SQUIB (after four races) - 1. Toy for the Boys (Peter Wallace), 2. Lola (Frank Whelan), 2. Anemos (Peter & Anne Evan)

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Unexpected strong winds got the fourth Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta off to a stunning start on Dublin Bay yesterday even though a number of boats in the massive 420-boat fleet got into difficulties as the southerly breeze hit 25 knots. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO AND PICTURES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.

Nearly 3,000 sailors and 420 boats are afloat for the four day regatta that is the biggest sailing event in the Irish Sea area.

An impressive line up of 14 Class Zero boats has made Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta the biggest turnout this year for the 40-footers and it was appropriate that Howth's well campaigned Crazy Horse should make the running in the big sea conditions.

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Mighty Max, a Prima 38, a visitor to Dublin Bay from Liverpool

The Chambers/Reilly skippered Mills 36 beat Fairlie visitor Christine Murray's Elf too, a Beneteau First 40 on the windward leeward course. Third was another visitor Grand Cru (Jamie McGarry) from the Clyde.

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Crazy Horse takes a wave in the first race. Photo: Gareth Craig

Anthony O'Leary put on a David vs Goliath performance in the dramatic opener. Surfing conditions gave his modified 1720 a real chance to show her speed downwind against some boats seemingly twice the size in IRC One.

The gutsy performance would have put the Royal Cork yacht 'Antix Beag' top of the 19-boat fleet except the Cork crew lost their rig. It is still unofficial but Debbie Aitken's Elan 380 Animal from Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club is the probable winner. Second is the locally based Sigma 38 Errislannan skippered by Paul Kirwan.

Late last night O'Leary got a new mast through one of the local sailing school's 1720 fleet and thanks to school principal Alistair Rumball the customised 1720 hopes to be back on the water  this morning.

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A Mermaid dinghy is dismasted in the strong winds

In class two Sligo visitor Ruthless, a Corby 26, sailed by Conor Ronan beat the locally based half tonner Dick Dastardly from the DMYC. Another vintage half tonner, King one, from Howth and skippered by Dave Cullen was third.

Last year's winner of the overall Volvo trophy Flor O'Driscoll is back in contention again. His J24 Hard on Port was the winner of the regatta's biggest fleet taking a win from Ken Lawless's Supernova in the 38-boat class three division.

In the one design divisions there were plenty of familiar names at the top top of the fleets given the testing southerlies that prevailed.

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Sigma Supreme - White Mischief prepares for a hoist

Tim Goodbody leads the Sigma 33s, David Gorman the Flying fifteens, Patrick Boardman the Mermaids, Colin Galavan the SB3s, first race winner Ben Duncan did not sail the second race. Pat Kelly's Storm leads the 10 boat J109s who are also racing for national championship honours.

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Supernova takes a tack in Class Three

 

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George Sisk's brand new J111 Wow
Photos by Gareth Craig on the Afloat Gallery HERE
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The cruiser racers might be shattered after a two week stint down South but the Fireballers are already back on the water after ten days in Sligo. While they were away they've been eclipsed on Dublin Bay by the Lasers. DBSC Results here. Gold Dust Won last night's Howth Puppeteer Race. Results here.

An Irish debutant leads the fleet after four days of competition in the Three Peaks Yacht Race. Last night Glen Ward's crew were climbing Ben Nevis.

Half the country is heading for the Tall Ships.

400 are now expected for next week's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta.

There's only a month to Calves week in West Cork. The race programme (plus a sponsor) has been unveiled.

One year to go to the finish of the Volvo Ocean race. Galway gets serious.

Who should be June's Sailor of the Month? Water Rat asks are two medals a realistic expectation from London?

And finally, a German Honour on an Irish Lifesaver. Well done Frank Nolan.

All these stories – and more – on our home page this morning!

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With only four months to the start of the race, China revealed its first sole entry into the Volvo Ocean Race this morning and also announced an Irish sponsor as part of its first challenge for world sailing honours. Discover Ireland, promoting Irish tourism, is backing the boat as a secondary sponsor. Mike Sanderson, one of the world's leading sailors and past winner of the race, will lead Team Sanya. 

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China was previously represented in the 2008-2009 edition by Green Dragon, a jointly backed venture with Ireland, an entry that promised a podium finish but finished fifth out of the seven boats competing.

Irish crew will also be on the boat for this episode of the race but those details are under wraps until an Irish launch of the project on July 1, it is understood.

The Chinese entry is the seventh entry in to the race.

The race finishes in Galway in June 2012.

Despite its huge technical and financial resources, the most populous nation on the planet has never won a round-the-globe sailing competition but intends to make the breakthrough, with the recruitment of New Zealander Mike Sanderson as skipper.

Sanderson, 40, is a two-time winner of the Volvo Ocean Race and will chase a hat trick of triumphs with a crew that mixes experienced sailors with relatively raw Chinese members.

Team Sanya is the seventh world-class contender to join this year's race, with Sanderson going head-to-head with some of the sailing's biggest names.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to race under the flag of such a great country and culture," said Sanderson today at the Team Sanya launch in central Beijing.

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"We are building up a strong team and are ready to take on this exciting challenge. Our approach will be one of compelling intent, working fast and smart, representing this great country and team with ambition, dynamism and colourful energy."

China, as is the case in many sports, has incredible potential within sailing and a win in the Volvo Ocean Race would be a huge boost to its ambitions.

Li Quanhai, Vice Chairman of the China Yacht Association said: "China is a sports power and has abundant marine resources. Our involvement in top sailing events, such as the Olympic Regatta and the Volvo Ocean Race, greatly improves the development of China's water sports.

Knut Frostad, CEO of Volvo Ocean Race said: "We are very excited about the news of Team Sanya and the return of Mike Sanderson, a veteran and true ambassador of the Volvo Ocean Race.

"This will be the seventh entry for the next edition and will not only bring a competitive yacht to our first class field but also will allow China to build on its already large sailing following.

"Team Sanya will allow the Chinese sailing fans to connect with the Volvo Ocean Race again and will be an amazing platform to engage with new audiences and attract potential tourists to Sanya and China itself."

For the Deputy Mayor of Sanya, Wu Yanjun, the city known as the "Hawaii of the Orient" would directly benefit from this opportunity. "Hosting world class events like the Volvo Ocean Race will directly improve our sailing and yachting related facilities."

The stopover will be in Luhuitou Bay, Sanya, where construction is expected to finish in August 2011. When completed, the facility will be a world-class marina.

China was previously represented in the 2008-2009 edition by Green Dragon, a jointly backed venture with Ireland and there will again be an Irish flavour to the Team Sanya challenger with Discover Ireland, promoting Irish tourism, renewing its commitment as a secondary sponsor.

Helly Hansen will be the Official Clothing Partner to the team and the Sanya-based Blue Ocean Protection Association will conduct onboard environmental-protection initiatives while spreading the philosophy of protecting the oceans everywhere throughout the race.

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Mr. Jiang Sixian, Vice-governor of Hainan Province and Party Secretary of Sanya City, Mike Sanderson, Skipper of Team Sanya, George Blake, General Manager, Global Promotion for Team Sanya. China launched its first ever sole entry in the Volvo Ocean Race today and announced that one of the world's leading sailors, twice Volvo Ocean Race winner Mike Sanderson from New Zealand, would helm its Team Sanya for the gruelling nine-month, 39,270 mile challenge beginning in October. The Announcement took place at the Park Hyatt, Beijing, China Friday June. 17, 2011.

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With four weeks to go around 3,000 sailors are expected to start the biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (July 7th – 10th) organised by the four waterfront yacht clubs on the Southside of Dublin Bay. Entries are being received steadily in all 25 classes for the fourth edition of the regatta.

Already 380 boats have signed up for the regatta which will be the biggest sailing event in Ireland in 2011. The competing sailors are drawn from Dublin Bay yacht clubs as well as from across Ireland with added participation from English, Welsh, Scottish, Isle of Man, French, Spanish, German and Danish yacht clubs.

For many of the boats in the cruising classes, Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2011 will be the culmination of hard training and participation first at the ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven (17th – 19th June) and then the Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale (22nd – 25th June.) When the first starting guns are fired in Dun Laoghaire on the afternoon of Thursday 7th July, the fleet form should be clearer based on the results from the earlier regattas.

However star contenders that lined up for prizes at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2009 are already in contention for prizes in 2011.

IRC Class Zero has attracted ten entries and will feature boats such as Aquelina, a J122 Arklow Sailing Club, Dopplebock, German-entry Dopplebock from Nordduscher Regatta Verein, a new J111 that is the latest 'WoW' from the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire and Cork's Jump Juice from the RCYC; all are expected to feature in the top results. Organisers are also expecting entries from Allan Hogg's, Argie Bargie from Royal Western Yacht Club, Kilrush, Co Clare and Vincent's Farrell's, Tsunami, from the National Yacht Club.

IRC Class 1 has already attracted 22 entries and will feature Afloat's Sailor of the Year 2010 Anthony O Leary with Antix Beag (RCYC), a modified 1720 which in the right conditions is unbeatable. Paul O'Higgins's Rockabill V (NYC/ RIYC) was IRC 1 champion at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2009 is also a key contender. Organisers say Rockabill is an extremely well crewed boat and could be in contention for the overall event prize.

IRC Class 2 has already attracted 24 entries and the star contender is David Cullen's King One, a half tonner from Howth Yacht Club which although a classic boat is very well sailed. Red Rhum, Jonathan and Christopher Nicholson's Dehler DB1 from the Royal St George Yacht Club which won on ECHO at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2009 is also in this class.

IRC Class 3 also has a strong entry with 33 entries so far and Flor O'Driscoll's Hard on Port (RStGYC) was the only boat in 2009 which achieved race wins across the regatta and is obviously the star contender in this class.

The non spinnaker classes (White Sail 1 and White Sail 2) which demonstrate the true spirit of sailing, have already attracted 25 entries, especially from visiting entries.

Philip Dillworth's Orna, a Grand Soleil 40 from the National Yacht Club which will sail in Non Spinnaker class 1 is a wonderfully consistent boat that wins everything. Other boats to watch out for in this class are Persistance from the RIYC which won on ECHO in White Sail 1 class at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2009 and Katanca from RIYC and MacMagic from HYC who both achieved line honors two years ago.

So far 12 J109's are registered to race at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2011 and John Hall's 'Something Else' from NYC is widely regarded as the boat to beat in that class. Other 'one design' classes will include the Beneteau 31.7s, the Sigma 33s, the Ruffian 23s and the Shipman 28s.

The dinghy classes will include Laser SB3s sportboats. Squibs, Mermaids, Dragons, Flying Fifteens, Fireballs and Lasers single-handed.

Ben Duncan and Brian Moran's SB3, Sharkbait from Howth YC is already sitting at top of its class. But another a key competitor in that class will be Annalise Murphy who is currently ranked 9th in the world by the ISAF (International Sailing Federation), is a 2012 Olympic sailing campaigner and has kindly taken on the role of 2011 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta ambassador. Annalise will be sailing the SB3, Bluebird. In the Dragon class, a former Olympic boat, Martin Byrne is currently the national champion on Jaguar, so is the boat to beat in that class.

The classic boat classes will include Glens, Howth 17s, IDRA 14s, Water Wags, Wayfarers and Etchells and may be consolidated into a single race area, depending on the turn out. The UK and Irish national championships for the Wayfarer class will also take place during the event, with 40 to 50 boats expected in this fleet alone.

Organisers are also trying to build a relationship with the kite boarding class, which may become an ISAF Olympic class by 2016. The Regatta will have a prize for a kite boarding event in Sutton, and will have a kite boarding demonstration on one of the regatta days.

In addition to the overall winners and runners up, special trophies will be awarded for Best IRC, Best One Design/ Keelboat, Best Dinghy/ Small Keelboat, Best Visiting Boat and the Irish Open White Sail Champion.

Behind the scenes, there'll be more than 300 volunteers making sure that the event runs smoothly and organisers say they will process more than 6,000 sets of results (including handicap combinations) over the four days.

The regatta will take over the entire waterfront at Dún Laoghaire for the event, using the four yacht clubs and benefiting from Dublin Bay Sailing Club's expertise and equipment.


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Lets Do It Global, the organisation behind the Irish entry in to the Volvo Ocean Race and the  Galway Race finish has announced a new Chief Executive Officer. It has also announced it is 'closing a seed fund' to support the race festival takikng place in just over a year's time.

The new CEO announced today is Fintan Healy. His appointment follows a selection process where there were 20 applicants. His specific focus will be the Volvo Ocean Race Finish in Galway 2012, the planned Festival and Galway's Global Village (Expo) 2012.  

Healy will report to a new 'Advisory Board of Directors' coming together for 2012 to include prominent leaders from Business, Sport and the Arts - to be announced shortly, according to Lets Lets Do It Global. 

 

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With still eight weeks to go to the first race in Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta there are 360 entries now in from across 24 classes.

July's event stood at just 22 entries six months ago but it grew steadily over the Spring to put it on a par with the 2009 VDLR, the biggest regatta in Irish sailing that year.

The positive response is an indication, says organiser Adam Winkelmann, that the 2011 fleet, should be a bumper one too when it sets sail on July 7th for the four day event.

The line up has got an international flavour too; there are entries in from Germany, France, Denmark, Scotland, Wales, UK and of course Ireland with the bulk of entries drawn from the capital's own waters of Dublin Bay. Here's a sneek peek (below) of the first 360 entries so far:

ClassClubBoat NameBoat MakeOwnerType
IRC 0Arklow SC Aquelina J122Sheila & James Tyrell IRL National
IRC 0Clyde CC Grand Cru Beneteau First 40.7 Jamie McGarry Scotland
IRC 0Clyde CC Eos elan 410 Roderick Stuart Scotland
IRC 0Fairlie Yacht Club Elf Too Beneteau First 40 Christine Murray Scotland
IRC 0Howth YC Crazy Horse Mill 36 Chambers/Reilly IRL National
IRC 0Liverpool YC Mighty Max 2 Prima 38 Neil Thomas UK
IRC 0Norddeutscher Regatta Verein Doppelbock Dufour 45 Performance Friedrich Boehnert Germany
IRC 0Royal Irish YC Lively LadyBeneteau First 44.7Derek MartinLocal
IRC 0 Royal Irish YC WOW J111 George Sisk Local
IRC 0 Swansea Yacht & Sub Aqua ClubDark Angel Dubois 37 Anthony Ackland UK
IRC 1Ballyholme YC TroubleCorby 29 Smyth,Ross and Magowan N.Ireland
IRC 1Carlingford SC Humdinger Jeanneau Sunfast 37 Michael Mc Cabe IRL National
IRC 1Holyhead VaVavoom elan 37 Richard Calveley Wales
IRC 1Liverpool YC Rebel Sigma 38 Stan Edge UK
IRC 1National Yacht Club Gringo Archambault A35 Tony Fox Local
IRC 1National YC Adrenalin Archambault A35 McDonald,Wright,Balfe,O'Malley Local
IRC 1National YC Lula Belle Beneteau First 36.7 Liam Coyne Local
IRC 1National YC Sailing West Intuition Reflex 38 Sailing West Local
IRC 1National YC/Royal Irish YC Rockabill V Corby 33 Paul O'Higgins Local
IRC 1Royal Cork YCAntix Beag Modified 1720 Anthony O'LearyIRL National
IRC 1Royal Irish YC Aztec Archambault A35 Peter Beamish Local
IRC 1Royal Irish YC Axiom X 37 sport Michael O'Neill Local
IRC 1Royal Irish YC Black Velvet Beneteau 34.7 Parnell Family Local
IRC 1Royal Irish YC Xtravagance X34 Colin Byrne Local
IRC 1Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club Animal Elan 380 Debbie Aitken UK
IRC 1Royal St George YC Megalopolis Rob Humphres 36 Custom Peter Allman Local
IRC 1Royal St George YC ErrislannanSigma 38 Paul KirwanLocal
IRC 1Total Ulster and Ballyholme Yacht Club.Respect Corby 29 Mr Ian Wilson N.Ireland
IRC 1 Royal Irish YC Another Adventure Archambault A35 Daragh Cafferky Local
IRC 1 Helensburgh SC Carmen 2 Beneteau First 36.7 Paul Scutt / Alan Jeffrey Scotland
IRC 1 Royal Irish YC Raptor Mills 30CRDenis Hewitt & Ors Local
IRC 2 Arklow SC J'Zus OuthaulJ92 Brian Dempsey IRL National
IRC 2 DL Marina White Lotus ELAN 333 Paul Tully Local
IRC 2 Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Dick Dastardly One off Berret 1/2 tonner Brian Cusack and Others Local
IRC 2 Howth YC King One Half Tonner David Cullen IRL National
IRC 2 Howth YC Dux X302 Anthony Gore-Grimes IRL National
IRC 2 Howth YC Impetuous Corby 25 Fergal Noonan & Robert Chambers IRL National
IRC 2 Howth YC Jokers Wild Beneteau 32S5 Gordon Knaggs IRL National
IRC 2 Howth YC Papillion Beneteau 300 Brendan O' Halloran IRL National
IRC 2 Howth YC MiniMumm Beneteau Platu 25 Ronan Cobbe and Niamh McDonald IRL National
IRC 2 Killyleagh YC Movistar bleu Élan 333 Raymond Killops N.Ireland
IRC 2 Liverpool YC Flash 2 FORMULA 28 Adam Kyffin & Jon Oliver UK
IRC 2 National YC Smile Corby 25 Healy, O'Connell, O'Sullivan Local
IRC 2 National YC Jester J80 Declan Curtin Local
IRC 2 Royal Irish YC Cor Baby Corby 26 Martin Ryan / Vincent Lattimore Local
IRC 2 Royal Irish YC Jawesome II J80 Mervyn Dyke/Basil D'Arcy Local
IRC 2 Royal Irish YC Diamond Huzar 30 Ocean Kyran McStay Local
IRC 2 Royal Irish YC Peridot Mustang 30 Mk2 Yannick Charrier / Jim McCann / Paul Cadden / Hugh O'Donnell Local
IRC 2 Royal St George YC Kamikaze Jeanneau Sunfast 32 Peter Nash Local
IRC 2 Royal St George YC Free Spirit Elan 333 Doherty,Gilsenan,Hannigan, O'Reilly, Ryan Local
IRC 2 Royal St George YC Red Rhum Dehler DB1 Jonathan Nicholson, Christopher Nicholson Local
IRC 2 Royal St George YC Bendemeer Beneteau 325 Lindsay J Casey and Denis Power Local
IRC 2 Royal St George YC Helter Skelter Jeanneau Sunfast 32i Adrienne and Averil Jermyn Local
IRC 2 Sligo YCRuthlessCorby 26Conor RonanIRL National
IRC 2 UCD Sailing Club, RIYC Graduate  Dominic O Keeffe  
IRC 3 Bray SC Shrinkwrap Pro Superseal 26 Donal Gleeson IRL National
IRC 3 DL Marina Asterix Hunter SonataCounihan Meredith Boushel Local
IRC 3 DL Marina Jabiru Hunter Sonata Martin & Saundra Renwick Local
IRC 3 Douglas Bay YC IOM Tango Bolero 26 Andy Dunn IOM
IRC 3 Dublin Bay SC Chouskikou Beneteau First 28 Ronnie Sheehan / Ray Hickey Local
IRC 3 Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Challenger Europa Challenger Boland, Breathnach, Rossiter Local
IRC 3 Howth YCSunChaser Jeanneau Sun Dream 28 Michael Marr IRL National
IRC 3 Howth YC Gecko Bolero Quarter Ton Kevin Darmody IRL National
IRC 3 Howth YC Holly H-Boat Basil Mac Mahon IRL National
IRC 3 Malahide YC Goyave First 28 Colm Fitzpatrick and Russell Camier IRL National
IRC 3 Malahide YC Scandal J 24 Brian McDowell IRL National
IRC 3 National YC Grasshopper 2 Hanse 301 Kevin and John Glynn Local
IRC 3 National YC Huggy Bear Impala 28 Sean Doyle Local
IRC 3 National YC Cacciatore Hunter Sonata Mairead Ni Cheallachain Local
IRC 3 National YC Two Step bolero 26 Ross Doyle Local
IRC 3 Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club / DBSC HyFlyer Hydro John Barnard IRL National
IRC 3 Royal Irish YCCapilanoBeneteau 211Seamus StoranLocal
IRC 3 Royal Irish YC BorraineAphrodite 101EAN PUGH FRA
IRC 3 Royal Irish YC Wynward Beneteau First 27 W. McCormack Local
IRC 3 Royal Irish YC Cri-Cri J 133 Paul Colton Local
IRC 3 Royal Irish YC Chinook Beneteau 21 Andrew Bradley Local
IRC 3 Royal Irish YC Pamafe Beneteau First 285 Michael Costello Local
IRC 3 Royal Irish YC Supernova Quarter Tonner Syb McCormack / Ken Lawless / Pat Shannon Local
IRC 3 Royal Irish YC Saki Nicholson 31 Paget McCormack, Ben,Michael Ryan Local
IRC 3 Royal Irish YC Yikes Beneteau 211 Joe Conway Local
IRC 3 Royal Irish YC Taiscealai Shamrock brian Richardson and Jorid Lindberg Local
IRC 3 Royal Irish YC Isolde Beneteau 21.7 Peter carroll Local
IRC 3 Royal Irish YC Small Wonder Beneteau 211 Hugh C Kelly Local
IRC 3 Royal St George YC Hard on Port One DesignFlor O'Driscoll Local
IRC 3 Royal St George YC Syzrgy Beneteau 211 Rowan Fogarty Local
IRC 3 Royal St George YC Carrabeg  D L Martin and R Deasy Local
IRC 3  Lady Rowena Sadler 34SE David Bolger Local
Two-Handed IRC Liverpool YC Ulula Corby Nick Ogden UK
Two-Handed IRC Pwllheli SC Mojito Bavaria Peter Dunlop Wales
Two-Handed IRC Royal Irish YC Dinah JOD35(mod) Barry Hurley Local
J109 Holy Loch SC Tigh Soluis II One DesignDr Ken Grant Scotland
J109 Liverpool YC Sleeper One DesignAlasdair Davidson, John Carrier UK
J109 National YC Jalapeno One DesignBaker et al Local
J109 National YC Powder Monkey One DesignChris Moore Local
J109 National YC Something Else One DesignJohn and Brian Hall, Sue McDonnell Local
J109 Royal Irish YC Indecision One Designdeclan hayes/patrick halpenny/ronan molony Local
J109 Royal Irish YC Joker 2 One DesignJohn Maybury Local
J109 Royal Irish YC JuraOne DesignPeter Boucher Local
J109 Royal Irish YC Jump the GunOne DesignMichael Monaghan & John Kelly Local
J109 Royal Irish YC Jetstream One DesignPeter Redden Local
J109 Royal St George YC Jedi One DesignSarratt and Austin and McGuiness Local
J109 Rush SC/Howth YC Storm One DesignPat Kelly IRL National
Beneteau 31.7 Ballyholme Yacht Club / Royal Ulster Yacht Club Twister One DesignFletcher, Byers, Fair N.Ireland
Beneteau 31.7 National YC Prospect One DesignChris Johnston Local
Beneteau 31.7 National YC BluefinOne DesignM Bryson,B&S O'CallaghanLocal
Beneteau 31.7 National YC LevanteOne DesignBrian Leyden,Michael LeahyLocal
Beneteau 31.7 Royal Irish YC MagicOne DesignDonal O'Sullivan, David EspeyLocal
Beneteau 31.7 Royal Irish YC Flying Machine One DesignConor and Donal O Gallagher Local
Beneteau 31.7 Royal Irish YC Dies Irae One DesignPatrick D Rowan Local
Beneteau 31.7 Royal Irish YC Prima Nocte One DesignPtrick Burke and Patrick Kennedy Local
Beneteau 31.7 Royal Irish YC Extreme Reality One DesignPatrick McSwiney, Emmet O'Rafferty Local
Beneteau 31.7 Royal Irish YC Attitude One DesignSugars, Owens and Branigan Local
Beneteau 31.7 Royal St George YC LevanaOne DesignJean MittonLocal
Beneteau 31.7 Royal St George YC AvalonOne DesignConan & FoxLocal
Beneteau 31.7 Royal St George YC 30 Something One DesignKavanagh,Jones,Gaffney,Lubliner Local
Beneteau 31.7 Royal St George YC Fiddly Bits One DesignPJ Timmins/Bill Quigley/Domhnall Murray/Kevin Byrne Local
Beneteau 31.7 Royal St George YC After You Too One DesignMichael Blaney Local
Beneteau 31.7 Royal St George YC Violet Flame One DesignBrendan Murphy Local
Beneteau 31.7 Royal St George YC Legally blonde  Cathal Drohan Local
Sigma 33 Douglas Bay YC IOM Polished Manx One DesignKuba Szymanski IOM
Sigma 33 National YC Popje One DesignTed McCourt Local
Sigma 33 National YC Elandra One DesignRalph Hance, Local
Sigma 33 National YC Enchantress One DesignK.Bonner/L.Nicholl/M.Larkin Local
Sigma 33 National YC Miss Behavin One DesignAlan Bell & Others Local
Sigma 33 Royal Irish YCLeeuwin One DesignHenry &Caroline Leonard & Robert Kerr Local
Sigma 33 Royal Irish YCSeptember Song One DesignBarry Colleary Local
Sigma 33 Royal Irish YC White Mischief One DesignTim Goodbody Local
Sigma 33 Royal Irish YC Pastiche One DesignThomas J O Neill Local
Sigma 33 Royal St George YC Gwili Two One DesignDermot Clarke & Paddy Maguire Local
Sigma 33 Royal St George YC Rupert One DesignPatrick T Varian, Richard V. Lovegrove Local
Sigma 33 Royal St George YC Moonshine One DesignRonnie Moloney,David O'flynn Local
Sigma 33 TBCFandango One DesignCope/Lee/Price Wales
Non-SpinnakerBray SC Syledis in Blue Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 323 John & Brenda Hayes IRL National
Non-SpinnakerCarlingford SC chase me westerly fulmar bilge keel John Raughter IRL National
Non-SpinnakerDouglas Bay YC IOM Grand Cru Dufour 425 Peter Curphey IOM
Non-SpinnakerDun Laoghaire Motor YC Just Jasmin Bavaria Match 35 Philip Smith Local
Non-SpinnakerHowth YC Brazen Hussy Dufour 34 J Barry/M Stirling IRL National
Non-SpinnakerHowth YC Voyager Dehler 34 Joe Carton IRL National
Non-SpinnakerHowth YC Bite the Bullet Elan 333 Colm Bermingham IRL National
Non-SpinnakerNational Miss Scarlett Jeanneau Anthony Keane Local
Non-SpinnakerNational YC Orna Grand Soleil 40 Philip Dilworth Local
Non-SpinnakerNational YC RebellionLambay 60Hughes,O'Mahony,HanlonLocal
Non-SpinnakerNational YC Tsunami Beneteau First 40.7 Vincent Farrell Local
Non-SpinnakerRoyal Irish YC Act TwoDufour 42M.O'Leary,T.Roche,D.AndrewsLocal
Non-SpinnakerRoyal Irish YC Eden Park jeanneau sun odyssey Liam Farmer Local
Non-SpinnakerRoyal Irish YC The Great Escape Bavaria 33 Patrick and Denise Rigney Local
Non-SpinnakerRoyal Irish YC Sea Safari Jeanneau Sun Oddessy 37 jacqueline smith Local
Non-SpinnakerRoyal Irish YC Afternoon Delight Jenneau Sun Odyssey 32 M.Bennett; M. Brennan; G.Begley; J.P.Mackay Local
Non-SpinnakerRoyal Irish YC Arwen Hanse Philip O'Dwyer Local
Non-SpinnakerRoyal Irish YC Persistance Sigma 38 Charles Broadhead, Jerry Collins, Ian Stuart Local
Non-SpinnakerRoyal St George YC Nirvana Beneteau 311 Bernard Neeson Local
Non-SpinnakerRoyal St George YC Katie Janneau Sun Odyssey 32 Conorv McGuinness and Others Local
Non-SpinnakerRoyal St George YC Calypso Beneteau Oceanis 361 Howard Knott, Local
Non-SpinnakerRoyal St George YC Vespucci Dehler 31 Sean and Kristina O'Regan Local
Non-SpinnakerRoyal St George YC Spirit Jeanneau 39DS Colin O'Brien et al Local
Non-SpinnakerRoyal St George YC Nauti-Gal Beneteau First 310 John / Jason Crawford Local
Non-SpinnakerRoyal St George YC Windshift Jeanneau Sunfast 37 Ruairi O'Flynn, James O'Connor Local
Ruffian 23 Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Carmen One DesignBrendan Duffy Local
Ruffian 23 Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Ruff Rider One DesignRonan Lee Local
Ruffian 23 Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Ruff Justice One DesignPat O'Dowd Local
Ruffian 23 Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Ripples One DesignFrank Bradley Local
Ruffian 23 National YC Crescendo One DesignLorcan Balfe Local
Ruffian 23 National YC Riff Raff One DesignBrian Warner, Richard Godley, Hilary Murphy-Fagan Local
Ruffian 23 National YC Different Drummer One DesignDeclan Tonge Local
Ruffian 23 National YC Paramour One DesignLarry Power, Roberto Sastre, David Russell Local
Ruffian 23 National YC Ruff n' Ready One DesignB Cullen/C Brown/A Kirwan Local
Ruffian 23 Royal St George YC Ruff Nuff One DesignDerek and Carol Mitchell, Local
Ruffian 23 Royal St George YC Diane 2 One DesignAlan Claffey Local
Ruffian 23 Royal St George YC Nuits Saint Georges  Alan Kirwan Local
Ruffian 23 Sailing in DublinRuff DiamondOne DesignSailing in DublinLocal
Shipman Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Invader One DesignGerard Glynn Local
Shipman Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Just Good Friends One DesignMicheal Carroll Local
Shipman National YC Curraglas One DesignJohn Masterson Local
Shipman National YC Malindi One DesignAndrew Gray Local
Shipman National YC Bluefin One Designfinucane,o'sullivan,hegarty,rous Local
Shipman Royal Irish YC Whiterock One DesignHenry M. Robinson Local
Shipman Royal Irish YC Macro One One DesignJ Murray Local
Shipman Royal St George YC Jo Slim One DesignJ.D.Clarke,William and Gerard Maher Local
Shipman Royal St George YC Euphanzel 3 One DesignJohn Simington Local
Shipman Royal St George YC Twocan One DesignF. David Freeman Local
Shipman Royal St George YC Viking One DesignDr Fergus Mason, Dr Monica McWeeney, Oliver McCrohan Brian J Glynn Local
Shipman Royal St George YC Gusto One DesignChristine Heath Local
Shipman Royal St George YC The Den One DesignAisling Costello / George Miller Local
Shipman Royal St George YC PoppyOne DesignPeter WallisLocal
Laser SB3 Howth YC Sharkbait One DesignBen Duncan/Brian Moran IRL National
Laser SB3 Howth YC TBA One DesignDavid Quinn / Garrett May IRL National
Laser SB3 Howth YC Monkey  Cassidy/Kavanagh/McCormack IRL National
Laser SB3 Howth YC Shockwave One DesignEoin Quinlan Local
Laser SB3 Howth YC Sin a Bhuifl  Gillian Guinness Local
Laser SB3 Kinsale YC TBC One DesignRonan Downing IRL National
Laser SB3 Lough Ree YC/Arklow SC Sirius Black One DesignAnna Leech and Ken Hudson IRL National
Laser SB3 National YC Bumble BOne DesignFionnuala LoughreyLocal
Laser SB3 National YC Bluebird One DesignCathy Mac Aleavey Local
Laser SB3 National YC Alert Packaging One DesignJustin Burke Local
Laser SB3 National YC Odin One DesignJames Gorman Local
Laser SB3 National YC Rubadubdub One DesignNick Doherty,Rob Gavin Local
Laser SB3 National YC Mandarin  Rory Byrne Local
Laser SB3 Royal Irish YC SacreBleu One DesignDoug Smith Local
Laser SB3 Royal Irish YC SuperBug One DesignNiamh O'Rourke and Garrett O'Carroll Local
Laser SB3 Royal Irish YC Bád-Kilcullen One DesignJerry Dowling Local
Laser SB3 Royal North of Ireland YC SplashGordon One DesignGordon Patterson N.Ireland
Laser SB3 Royal St George YC Sin BinOne DesignBarry O'NeillLocal
Laser SB3 Royal St George YC Yeti One DesignSean Craig Local
Laser SB3 Royal St George YC Kick'er Off One DesignEd Cook / Selina Dicker Local
Laser SB3 Royal St George YC Sandy Bottom One DesignGordon Judge Local
Laser SB3 Royal St George YC TBC One DesignAidan O'Connell Local
Laser SB3 Royal St George YC Seriously Bonkers 3 One DesignMartin Cuppage, Peter Lee Local
Laser SB3 Royal St George YC Sunday Brunch One DesignRichard Tate, David Dwyer Local
Laser SB3 Royal St George YC BomChickaWahWah One DesignJohn O'Driscoll Local
Laser SB3 Royal St George YC Lupi D'Irlanda One DesignMARCO SORGASSI Local
Laser SB3 Royal St George YC TBC One DesignChris Arrowsmith Local
Laser SB3 Royal St George YC White Noise  Cormac Walsh Local
Laser SB3 Sligo YC Boomsticks One DesignBrian Reilly IRL National
Laser SB3 West Riding SC Hutton's One DesignBen Williamson UK
Laser SB3  Smoke on the water One DesignBob Hobby Local
Squib Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Periquin One DesignNoel Colclough,John Redahan Local
Squib Howth YCKlipbok One DesignEmmet Dalton IRL National
Squib Howth YC Kerfuffle One DesignJonathan Craig IRL National
Squib National YC Pintail One DesignM.Muldoonand Mrs. B Stevens Local
Squib Royal North of Ireland YC TOY for the boys One DesignPeter Wallace N.Ireland
Squib Royal St George YC PerfectionOne DesignJILL FLEMING Local
Squib Royal St George YC Kookaburra One DesignPeter and Marie Dee Local
Squib Royal St George YC Lola One DesignFrank Whelan Local
Squib Royal St George YC BuzzLite One DesignGerry O 'Connor Local
Squib Royal St George YC Anemos One DesignPeter and Anne evans Local
Squib Royal St George YC Femme Fatale One DesignJoe O'Byrne + Vincent Delany Local
Squib Royal St George YC Chillax One DesignMrs Mary McLoughlin Local
Squib Royal St George YC Coorse and Fine One DesignWendy Goodbody Local
Squib Royal St George YC Nimble One DesignBrian O'Hare and Tonia McAllister Local
Squib Royal St George YC Fox One DesignMichael Moran,Ronan Browne Local
Squib Royal St George YC Little Demon One DesignSheila Power Local
Squib Royal St George YC Sidewinder One DesignRupert Bowen / Rupert Westrup / David Croke Local
Mermaid Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club Ferga  Martin Reilly IRL National
Mermaid National YC Aideen One DesignDan Brennan and Brendan Martin Local
Mermaid National YC Tiller Girl One DesignJonathan O'Rourke Local
Mermaid National YC Endeavour One DesignRoger Bannon Local
Mermaid National YC Lively Lady One DesignGeraldine O'Neill and Michael Hanney Local
Mermaid Royal Irish YC Jill One DesignPaul Smith, Pat Mangan Local
Mermaid Royal St George YC Oonagh One DesignMarilyn and John Griffith Local
Mermaid Rush SC Clare One DesignPaddy Archer IRL National
Mermaid Rush SC Thumbalina One DesignPatrick Boardman IRL National
Mermaid Rush SC MiDi One DesignEnda Weldon IRL National
Mermaid Skerries SC Helen One DesignTherese McHugh IRL National
Mermaid Skerries SC The Message One DesignRoss Galbraith IRL National
Mermaid Skerries SC Bean Adhmaid One DesignMartin O'Toole IRL National
Mermaid Skerries SC Dolphin One DesignJames O'Toole IRL National
Mermaid Skerries SC Fugitive One DesignBrian Mc Nally IRL National
Mermaid Skerries SC Azeezy One Designsam shiels IRL National
Dragon Royal Irish YC Susele One DesignMichael Halpenny Local
Dragon Royal Irish YC Diva One DesignRick Johnson / Richard Goodbody / Rob Johnson Local
Dragon Royal Irish YC Zin Zan One DesignDan O' Connor,P.Moriarty,T.Carpenter Local
Dragon Royal St George YC Jaguar One DesignMartin Byrne Local
Dragon Royal St George YC Chiang One DesignIain Finnegan, Local
Dragon Royal St George YC Whisper One DesignMichael Cotter Local
Dragon Royal St George YC Aphrodite One DesignDoorly,Bolger,O'Kelly Local
Dragon Royal St George YC ZU One DesignMatt Minch, Tim Pearson, Conor Grimley Local
Dragon Royal St George YC Phantom One DesignPeter Bowring,David Williams Local
Dragon Yacht Club de CannesEveOne DesignEAN PUGH Local
Etchell Howth YC Kootamundra Wattle One DesignDan O'Grady IRL National
Etchell Howth YC Fetching One DesignStephen O'Flaherty IRL National
Fireball Coal Harbour DL license to Thrill One DesignLOUIS SMYTH Local
Fireball Coal Harbour DL Samphire One DesignCearbhall Daly Local
Fireball Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Elevation One DesignNeil Colin , Margaret Casey Local
Fireball Dun Laoghaire Motor YC No Name One DesignB McGuire, M.Chambers Local
Fireball National YC El Rey del Fuego One DesignFrancis Rowan Local
Fireball National YC NN One DesignStephen Oram Local
Fireball National YC Position is Possession One DesignGavin Doyle Local
Fireball National YC Incubus One DesignMarie Barry Local
Fireball Royal St George YC Goodness Gracious One DesignLouise McKenna Local
Flying Fifteen East Antrim BCFinal FlingOne DesignNorman Hamilton & William RutherfordN.Ireland
Flying Fifteen National YC Fflogger II One DesignAlan Dooley Local
Flying Fifteen National YC Kooigjug One DesignKen Dumpleton Local
Flying Fifteen National YC Flyer One DesignNiall Coleman Local
Flying Fifteen National YC Out of the Blue One DesignFraser Mitchell Local
Flying Fifteen National YC HY5ive One DesignDavid Gorman Local
Flying Fifteen National YC A Mere Triffle One DesignPeter Sherry Local
Flying Fifteen National YC The Gruffalo One DesignKeith Poole Local
Flying Fifteen National YC Ash One DesignJoe Coughlan Local
Flying Fifteen National YC Hi Fibre One DesignMichael McCambridge Local
Flying Fifteen National YC As Good As It Gets One DesignAlan Balfe Local
Flying Fifteen National YC Gekko One DesignSean & Paul Nolan Local
Flying Fifteen National YC Melliffluence One DesignTom Leonard Local
Flying Fifteen National YC Rollercoaster One DesignTom Murphy Local
Flying Fifteen National YC Snow White One DesignFrancis J Burgess Local
Flying Fifteen National YC The Big Bow Wow One DesignNiall Meagher and Nicki Matthews Local
Flying Fifteen National YC Val DoolicanOne DesignBen MulliganLocal
Flying Fifteen National YC Fastidiots  Peter & Conor Cronin Local
GlenRoyal St George YC PterodactylOne DesignRoderick & David McCaffreyLocal
GlenRoyal St George YC GlensheskOne DesignG Walker,L Faulkner,M Reid,A HendersonLocal
Glen Royal St George YC Glenmarissa One DesignFrank Elmes/Wilf Higgins Local
Glen Royal St George YC Glencoe One DesignPatrick Sheehan Local
Glen Royal St George YC Glendun One DesignBrian Denham Local
Glen Royal St George YC Glencree One DesignJohn Bligh / Henry Roche Local
Glen Royal St George YC Glenluce One DesignDonal O'Connor & Richard O'Connor Local
Glen Royal St George YC Glen Miller One DesignPaul Cusack Local
Glen Royal St George YC Glenshane One DesignPeter Hogan Local
Howth 17 Howth YC Oona One DesignPeter Courtney IRL National
Howth 17 Howth YC Leila One DesignRoddy Cooper IRL National
Howth 17 Howth YC Aura One DesignIan Malcolm IRL National
Howth 17 Howth YC Isobel One DesignBrian and Conor Turvey IRL National
Howth 17 Howth YC Echo One DesignBryan and Harriette Lynch Local
IDRA 14 Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club Shearwater One DesignCiaran Browne IRL National
IDRA 14 Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club Chimaera One DesignKillian Sargent , Yvonne Murray IRL National
IDRA 14 Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club Chaos One DesignJulie Ascoop, Heather Keenan IRL National
IDRA 14 Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Doody One DesignJohn Fitzgerald / Jennifer Byrne Local
IDRA 14 Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Dart One DesignPierre Long Local
IDRA 14 Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Dunmoanin One DesignFrank Hamilton Local
IDRA 14 Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Squalls One DesignStephen Harrison, Local
IDRA 14 Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Diane One DesignFergal O'Flaherty / Brian Murphy Local
IDRA 14 Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Sapphire One DesignLorcan O'Sulivan Local
IDRA 14 Royal St George YC Spray One DesignJoanne Sheehan Local
IDRA 14 Sutton DCStarfish One DesignAlan Carr IRL National
IDRA 14 Sutton DCSiobhan One DesignGordan Kelly IRL National
IDRA 14 Sutton DCCharmian One DesignGerard O'Hanlon IRL National
IDRA 14 Sutton DC Slipstream One DesignAlan Henry IRL National
Water WagNational YC Mollie One DesignCathy Mac Aleavey Local
Water Wag Royal Irish YC Coquette One DesignSeymour Cresswell Local
Water Wag Royal Irish YC Swift One DesignGuy Kilroy Local
Water Wag Royal Irish YC Scallywag One DesignDan O'Connor,David Williams Local
Water Wag Royal St George YC Little Tern One DesignJ. Ross-Murphy, Local
Water Wag Royal St George YC SKEE One DesignDavid W Duffy Local
Water Wag Wag Club Pansy One DesignJulie Delany Local
Wayfarer Aarhus Sejlklub Windwhisperer One DesignPeter Sigetty Bøje Denmark
Wayfarer Aldeburgh No Strings Attached One DesignJonathan Christie UK
Wayfarer Blackwater SC Plane White One DesignMike Pearce UK
Wayfarer Bough Beech SCCompleat Fiasco One DesignGuy Marks/P Kershaw UK
Wayfarer Carsington sailing club Devil's Advocate One DesignRichard Hartley UK
Wayfarer Craftinsure.com / Ripon Sailing Club Risky Business One DesignBernard Clarke UK
Wayfarer Cullaun Into the Mystic One DesignMargaret Hynes IRL National
Wayfarer East Down YCHofreki One DesignTrevor Fisher N.Ireland
Wayfarer East Down YCHart-Beat One DesignGordon Jess N.Ireland
Wayfarer East Down YCLammergier One DesignMargie Crawford N.Ireland
Wayfarer East Down YCWay Fair Lady One DesignHenry O'Friel UK
Wayfarer Great Moor SC Ooh oh! One DesignIan Richards UK
Wayfarer Greystones SCLiquidasset One DesignMonica Schaefer IRL National
Wayfarer Greystones SC WARE TEG 11 One DesignMorgan Burgess IRL National
Wayfarer Hickling Broad SCCatspaw One DesignBrian Wilkins UK
Wayfarer Medway YCSlippery When Wet One DesignPhil Stacey UK
Wayfarer Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club Sudden Comfort One DesignSimon and Susan Hope UK
Wayfarer Parkstone, Poole, uk Ten Grand One DesignSimon Cox UK
Wayfarer Royal Corinthian IOW Tumult One DesignBjarne T. Clausen UK
Wayfarer Southwold SC Spree Lady One DesignRalph Roberts UK
Wayfarer Starcross YCNimbus One DesignLiam McGrath UK
Wayfarer StauntonHarold sailing club TBA One DesignStuart Hopson UK
Wayfarer Upper Thames SCPanache One DesignMr. J. Dighton UK
Wayfarer Upper Thames SC Gorgeous Worgeous One DesignQuentin Strauss UK
Wayfarer Wilsonian Sailing Club Don't worry, Be Happy! One DesignJohn Goudie UK
Wayfarer Wilsonian SCStill Gamboling One DesignBrian Lamb UK
Wayfarer Yorkshire Dales SCAeowen One DesignJohn MellorUK
Wayfarer  The Black Pearl One DesignNeil McSherry Local
Laser Radial Royal St George YC EveeOne DesignORLA CALLENDER Local
Laser Radial Wicklow SC Hornet One DesignOscar McCullagh IRL National
Laser Radial Wicklow SC Pump It One DesignLuke Murphy IRL National
Laser Standard Rig Royal Irish YCFossa Too One DesignWill Nesbitt Local
Laser Standard Rig Royal Irish YC graphics-it.com One DesignPaul Keane Local
Laser Standard Rig Royal St George YC Sharonhoey.com One DesignRichard Tate Local
Laser Standard Rig Royal St George YC Gatsby One DesignDes McCarthy Local
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