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Designed and built in 1915 by Nathaniel Herreshoff, the steel-hulled schooner is a real eye catcher. Restored by billionaire Tom Perkins. Detailed article about the boat here. She is flying an Isle of Man ensign.
The Australian 470 team practicing at Qingdao, site of 2008 Olympic sailing. Local officials have mobilised a fleet of boats to try to clear the algae. From Australia News
Chinese firms will sponsor the Green Team Irish boat. The Green Team has been re-named the Green Dragon Team, after securing title sponsorship from a syndicate of Chinese companies, it has been officially announced. The names of the companies in the Chinese syndicate will be announced at a later date. The Green Dragon will be […]
And everyone is well reefed down for the start of the 2008 Round Ireland race at Wicklow. Mike Slade’s enourmous 30 metre ICAP Leopard took the early lead with 14 folk hanging off the starboard rail and another six working inboard. The boat is 40 feet longer than any other in the fleet. Ger Rourke’s […]
…and, like the legendary 46A bus, two come along at once. Limerick sailor Ger O’Rourke, twice named Irish sailor of the year, has had a rush of blood to the head and has bought Black Betty, better known as ABN Amro 1, winner of the 2005/05 Volvo Round the World Race. Team Ericsson has been […]
On Saturday the VOR Green Team celebrated the completion of their new Volvo Open 70 with a ‘Thank you, China’ event at McConaghy Boats in Zhuhai, China. Construction started in October 2007 and has been completed on schedule, with the boat due to leave on a ship bound for the UK on 8 May. The […]
ISA nominate sailors in Star class to complete Irish line up for Qingdao Peter O’Leary & Stephen Milne have been recommended to the OCI as Ireland’s representatives in the Star class at the 2008 Olympics. On 1st May the ISA board unanimously accepted the recommendation of the Olympic Steering Group (OSG) to nominate O’Leary & […]
Decision time this week for the ISA’s Olympic Steering Group. Chaired by Colm Barrington, they need to choose from three teams which one will sail their Star at Qingdao. Max and Anthony qualified the country at last week’s Star Worlds in Miami by finishing 14th. Max Treacy and Anthony Shanks Maurice “Prof” O’Connell and Benn […]
We got the gun at the finish of last night’s first Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday night around the cans race. Course was Lima 3–Saoirse, New Ross, Bligh, Turning, Finish, all marks to port.
This is the Beneteau First 31.7 30 Something being launched this morning at the ungodly hour of 0745 from the deck of the National Yacht Club. The new owners, the Gang of Four GJ, GG, BK and TL, couldn’t be bothered to get out of bed that early so it became our responsibility, the lowly […]« Previous Entries Next Entries »