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Carlo Huisman at the pedestal of Team Brunel on Day 2 of Leg 9 from Newport to Cardiff
#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race fleet was beginning to converge again on Wednesday (23 May) as the Leg 9 sprint across the Atlantic continued at pace. A split of…

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The Irish J/80 Championships will be run over three days as part of the Sportsboat Cup at the Howth Peninsula
#HYC - Ahead of the eagerly awaited Wave Regatta, Howth Yacht Club is getting ready to host the Sportsboat Cup 2018 this coming weekend — but it’s a contingent from…

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The B211 One Design Ventuno from the RIYC was third
Cruiser 3 Tuesday ECHO: 1. Jiminy Cricket, 2. Grasshopper 11, 3. Maranda Combined Cruisers ECHO: 1. Platinum Bonde Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Ruff Diamond B211 One Design: 1. Beeswing, 2.…

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Danmark, a trainee schoolship seen in June 2016 and when bound for Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. The tallship directly ahead (was photographed from on board Stena Superfast VII) while also underway off Belfast Lough, with the ferry sailing to Scotland. This season saw the tallship began a voyage from Fredikshavn in March and with a first port of call last month scheduled with a return call to Spain but to Cadiz on the mainland.
#Tallships - A pair of ships, one a Danish trainee tallship, the other a former Norwegian 'Hurtigruten' coastal passenger/cargoship but trading now as a cruiseship, are anchored closely to each…

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Day 3 of Leg 9 on board Team AkzoNobel, surfing the waves and flying along at 25 knots as one of the southern group in the split fleet
#VOR - Skipper Bouwe Bekking and his Team Brunel lead a southerly group of four boats who are taking advantage of stronger winds to open up an advantage as a…

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Joan Mulloy and Thomas Ruyant
Mayo’s Joan Mulloy is taking the helm of the impressive Kilcullen Team Ireland IMOCA 60 to compete in the Monaco Globe Series on the 1st June. This will be Mulloy’s…

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The European Optimist Team at Malahide Yacht Club which includes NYC sailors Leah Rickard, Nathan van Steenberge, Rocco Wright and  Sam Ledoux
The National Yacht Club had great success in the Optimist Ulster Championships which took place in Malahide Yacht Club last weekend writes Frieda Forde. Twenty four sailors from the NYC – some of…

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Horace grinding hard a few hours after the start on board Dongfeng Race Team, Sunday 20 May
#VOR - Dongfeng Race Team has had a successful first night at sea on Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, building a 20-mile lead over arch rivals and overall…

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Flying Fifteen East Coast Championship winners Rory and Andrew Martin
Andy & Rory Martin (SLYC) sailed a near perfect series counting four firsts in windy conditions in winning the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club on the…

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In a fine turnout of 126–boats, there was 55 Optimists in the main fleet, 50 in the junior fleet and 21 in the Regatta fleet for the Malahide–based Ulster Championships
With five top three results out of six races sailed, Howth Yacht Club & RStGYC youth Johnny Flynn was the clear winner of the Ulster Optimist Championships sailed at Malahide Yacht Club over…

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