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Richard O'Connor’s Glenluce of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the outstanding trophy winner for the season
The Dun Laoghaire Glen class held their annual dinner and prize giving in the newly refurbished dining room of the Royal St George Yacht Club last Saturday. Once again Richard…

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Just one race was held in light Easterly breezes between 5–8 knots
Another semi-overcast afternoon in Napier for the second day of the Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier, New Zealand. Just one race was held in light Easterly breezes between…

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Winds gusted to over 50mph at Dun Laoghaire
Strong westerly winds gusting to over 50mph off Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning led to the cancellation of both the DBSC Spring Chicken Series for sailing cruisers and this afternoon's…

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The National Yacht Club's Alan Green is crewing for GBR4004 Charles Apthorp, also an NYC member, and sit in sixth place overall after day one of the Flying Fifteen World Championships in New Zealand
The 21st Flying Fifteen World Championship has attracted 57 competitors from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and Hong Kong for six days of racing in Hawkes Bay on the…

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This famous 1834 aquatint by J Lyons of a schooner from Bermuda sailing in the Caribbean shows that the straightforward Bermudan rig was already old hat when it caught on elsewhere in the 20th Century
The 35th staging of international races for the 176-year-old America’s Cup is rising rapidly up the agenda. The opening jousts for challengers begin on 26th May 2017 at the first-time-selected…

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The early finishers in the RORC Caribbean 600 have been captured on video, reviewing their races in both multihull and monohull classes. Irish sailors finished first and fifth in this year's…

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Based on a 10m boat costs for a full restoration polish, including materials is €300.00 at Howth Yacht Club
Howth Yacht Club in north Dublin is now offering boatyard services at competitive rates. The new services offered include yacht polishing, boat wash-down, boat check and an unattended scrub. According to a note on…

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Mixed sailing cruisers competing in a Royal Cork Yacht Club Race in Cork Harbour. The ICRA National Championships wil be held at RCYC from 9th to 11th June
Plans are well underway at the Royal Cork Yacht Club to host the Irish Cruiser Racing Association’s National Championships in Cork Harbour on the 9th to 11th June. For the…

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Winds gusting to 45mph are forecast for start time on Sunday
After only one race sailed in three weeks, DBSC Spring Chicken organisers are making plans to extend the Dun Laoghaire series if this weekend also falls foul of the strong…

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Hap Fauth's Maxi72, Bella Mente passing Redonda
The All-American Maxi72 battle in the RORC Caribbean 600 lived up to expectations with Hap Fauth's Bella Mente (navigated by Carrickfergus's Ian Moore) and George Sakellaris' Proteus enjoying an epic…

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