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Tom Dolan from County Meath (left) is aiming to make history by becoming the first Irishman ever to finish on the podium of the Mini Transat race
They’d optimistically talked of “a week and a day” when the 54 solo sailors in the Production Class set out on 1st October in the 1350 miles La Rochelle to…

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At 107 years old, the Dublin built former Irish Lights 'lightship' which was later converted to a three-masted schooner is seen above last year at Inveraray, Scotland. The 100ft vessel which had been a static maritime museum ship there on Loch Fyne for many years is to be finally restored into sea-going condition but based out of the Irish Sea port of Barrow, England.
#tallships- Last year a visit to Scotland was made to investigate a former Irish Lights lightship dating to 1910 that in much more recent years had been a museumship there…

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Breezy sailing for J109s at last year's DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay
Rathfarnham Ford will continue its support of the country's biggest winter yacht racing when Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Turkey Shoot Series resumes next month. A series of seven races will…

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Mermaids in action at this year’s Lendy Cowes Week regatta
#CowesWeek - Lendy Cowes Week organisers are seeking a new regatta director to replace the departed Phil Hagen. The job is a year-round, part-time post with responsibility to evolve the…

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There were north-westerly 18-20 knot winds for Howth's Autumn League
This week and for the second time, HYC's Autumn League race management teams were presented with and efficiently managed the considerable challenge of running two races for the inshore and…

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Dream on. Tom Dolan in the conditions he really enjoys, here he is using a weedstick to check his keel and rudder but this morning the Mini Transat 2017 fleet struggles in light airs towards the finish of Stage 1 at Las Palmas in the canaries.
The extensive area of calms and light winds north of the Canary Islands did provide some gratefully-received local zephyrs last night for the Mini-Transat 2017 fleet writes W M Nixon.…

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The racing will showcase dinghy racing that takes place on Dublin Bay run by DBSC every Tuesday evening during the summer
An end of Season race for all Dublin Bay Dinghies fleets is taking place on Saturday, 21st October. To be called the 'Final Fling 2017',  the new fixture is supported…

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The Royal St George YC team include former winning helms, Martin Byrne pictured above at the helm of his Dragon, Jaguar.
The RStGYC team retained the Cannonball Trophy for another year but only because there was no final result this weekend on the Solent. Racing was blown out on Saturday because…

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Tom Dolan has found slightly better breezes out west in slow race to the finish
Solo Sailor Tom Dolan has again moved up the placing in the 1350-mile Stage 1 of the Mini-Transat fro La Rochelle to Last Palmas in the Canaries, as the leaders…

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Two final races were completed In a strong thermal breeze which was a relief to the sailors after the light tricky conditions of the last few days
Aoife Hopkins finished 21st in the Senior European Laser Championships that concluded today in Barcelona. Rio Olympian Finn Lynch, in the men's standard rig division, finished in 33rd. There was a…

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