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    Archive for June, 2008

    More Green…Olympic Sailing in the Soup

    Saturday, June 28th, 2008

    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

    The Green Dragon

    Thursday, June 26th, 2008

    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 […]

    40 knots of breeze…

    Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

    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 […]

    You wait 22 years for a RTW boat…

    Monday, June 16th, 2008

    …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 […]