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420 sailors gathered at the National Yacht Club for October's Autumn training weekend
The Open 420 Training weekend hosted by the National Yacht Club over the weekend provided the sailors with the maximum range of sailing conditions possible for 420 sailing, from 3-30…

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Turn The Tide on Plastic sails into port in Lisbon in last place among the seven-yacht fleet
#VOR - Leg 1 winners Vestas 11th Hour Racing weren’t the only Volvo Ocean Race team to have an excruciating finish experience en route to Lisbon yesterday (Saturday 28 October).…

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A victorious Vestas 11th Hour Racing crew in Lisbon this afternoon
#VOR - Vestas 11th Hour Racing have won Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race, crossing the finish line in the River Tagus in Lisbon this afternoon (Saturday 28 October)…

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Vestas has been quietly but steadily building on her lead since the start
If winning sailing races is ultimately a matter of making less mistakes than anyone else, then Charlie Enright, skipper of the Volvo Ocean Race 65 Vesta 11th Hour Racing, must…

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A busy season ahead for the SB20 sportsboats – Read the 2018 fixtures calendar below
2018 will be a stand out year for the Irish SB20 class with the and European Championships taking place in Dublin Bay at the end of August. Club racing will…

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Mark Mansfield (right) onboard Ireland's Mini–Transat entry with solo skipper Tom Dolan in Las Palmas
Royal Cork's Mark Mansfield, the four time Olympic helmsman, dropped in on Tom Dolan in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria ahead of today's prologue in the second leg of the Mini…

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Irish Sailing Optimist Squad Investigation is Launched
An 'independent external' investigation into Saturday's Irish Sailing Optimist performance squad incident during Storm Brian at Dun Laoghaire is underway. According to a statement on the association website last night, Irish Sailing…

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Vests 11th Hour Racing catch the sunrise after rounding Porto Santo
#VOR - Vestas 11th Hour Racing were the first team of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet to round Porto Santo in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 26 October),…

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The leaders – with Vestas 11th Hour Racing still the pathfinder, and Damian Foxall in a senior crew role - are dealing this morning with the here-and-now of light headwinds
The favourable east to southeast winds which carried the seven Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018 contenders so positively through the Straits of Gibralter and into the Atlantic are already a fading…

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On deck with the hard-working crew of Turn The Tide on Plastic — among them Annalise Murphy — at the Leg 1 start in Alicante
#VOR - Yesterday’s snug racing out of the gate in Alicante made for the most exciting Volvo Ocean Race start in recent memory. But the near-misses weren’t only between the…

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