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Maritime journalist Marcus Connaughton was MC at a celebration of Sail Training in Ireland
On Saturday 28th January 2017, Sail Training Ireland (STIRL) held their 5th Annual Prize Giving and Season Launch event in the Oak Room at the Mansion house in Dublin, courtesy…

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Finn Lynch ended Sailing World Cup, Miami in 34th but had four results in top 20 in the last five races
Britain's sailors concluded their first World Cup regatta of the 2020 cycle with a six-medal haul as the Sailing World Cup Miami drew to a close on Biscayne Bay on…

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Howth YC’s main committee boat, Star Point, is a case of “handsome is as handsome does”. But even a workhorse like this benefits from dedicated TLC which was provided in recent weeks by a work party of members set up by club volunteers to make her look her best and provide a vastly improved and more economical performance
It takes between 60 and 70 dedicated special voluntary workers to keep a multi-functional organisation like Howth Yacht Club running smoothly with a friendly atmosphere around the place writes W…

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Cutter Dagmar Aaen on passage through the Roaring forties
This video clip (below) of Dagmar Aaen was shot during an Ocean Change expedition, while enroute from Ushuaia, Argentina to Piriapolis, Uruguay. Dagmar Aaen is a sturdy old time vessel…

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Trainees on a Safe Haven Ireland cruise on the Spirit of Oysterhaven
Cork based Tall Ship Spirit of Oysterhaven sail training vessel & Safe Haven Ireland, a sail training charity that focuses on the integration of migrants in Irish society, and has won…

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Melbourne is a stop over in the next Volvo Ocean Race, the first time in a decade that Australia is part of the VOR route
The Volvo Ocean Race will give sports fans an extra Christmas present in 2017 after adding Melbourne to the route for the forthcoming edition starting in October. The change to…

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Port of Cork hosts this year's ISA Cruising Conference
The Irish Sailing Association’s 2017 Cruising Conference takes place this year on Saturday, 18 February at the historic Port of Cork offices in Cork city. The conference is a chance…

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Three superstars – Darina Allen, Annalise Murphy and Rachel Allen at Ballymaloe Cookery School this week
How do you relax after the most intense year of your life, in which the highlight was winning an Olympic Silver Medal racing a Laser Radial at the incredibly demanding…

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Vendee Globe skipper Alex Thomson has confirmed that he intends to do the race again in 2020
Two days after finishing second in the Vendée Globe, British skipper Alex Thomson is recovering well in the start and finish host town of Les Sables d’Olonne on the west…

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Howth Yacht Club is seeking volunteers to assist in the running of its busy north Dublin club house
Howth Yacht Club is hosting a 'Volunteer Night' on Thursday (26th January). The north Dublin club, one of the biggest sailing clubs in the country, is seeking support from members…

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