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Working hard to catch what little breeze available on board Visit Seattle
#ClipperRace - A testing first 24 hours of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race has seen the Clipper Race fleet make slow progress at the mercy of a light…

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The legendary Dave FitzGerald (foreground) celebrates his 90th birthday with old Galway friends and shipmates (left to right) Tom Foote, Peter Fernie and Pierce Purcell
His many friends in international sailing and the global mining industry will be delighted to hear that the legendary Dave FitzGerald celebrated his 90th birthday at a very convivial gathering…

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Who will be Sailor of the Year for 2017? All will be revealed on February 9
Nearly one week to go before the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards, and the judges have been weighing up the nominations for the very last time. You still have time to register…

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The Clipper Race fleet departing the Whitsundays earlier today
#ClipperRace - The Clipper Race fleet had a Le Mans start for Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya, China, which officially got underway early this morning Tuesday…

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Dylan Nelson won the 2018 Sail Training Ambassador Award
Sail Training Ireland (STIRL) held their sixth Annual Prize Giving and Season Launch event on Saturday 27th January 2018, in the Oak Room at the Mansion House in Dublin, courtesy…

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The Irish Sailor of the Year top prize will be awarded on February 9th in Dublin
Voting is now closed in the Afloat.ie Sailor of the Year award, and the adjudicators are working towards a final decision which will be announced as the climax of the…

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ICRA sailors at the Workshop in Limerick that aims to shape a five year plan for the cruiser racer body
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) has postponed next month's annual conference until the Autumn. It follows 'strong representations' about its timing aired at this month's symposium in Limerick. The goal…

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MAPFRE Wins Around Hong Kong Island Race But Dongfeng Holds VOR In-Port Leaderboard Top Spot
#VOR - It was a challenging day for the Volvo Ocean Race teams as they tackled the Around Hong Kong Island Race on Sunday 28 January with a generously sized…

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Overall leader after 12 races at the Monkstown Bay Laser League is Darragh O'Sullivan. Scroll down for photo gallery
Three different competitors got the winning gun in today's short sharp races at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser Frostbite Series in Cork Harbour but Darragh O'Sullivan is still holding the overall lead…

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Jockeying for position on Kowloon Bay earlier today in the Hong Kong In-Port Race
#VOR - Team AkzoNobel took the win earlier today (Saturday 27 January) in the HGC In-Port Race Hong Kong on a challenging afternoon on the waters of Kowloon Bay. The…

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