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3rd November 2011

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Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12 

With the start of the VOR only days away you can now follow the six boats including our own Irish sailors, Justin Slattery on Abu Dhabi and Damien Foxhall on Groupama as they race 39,000 nautical miles around the planet with the VOR free app for iOS and Android.


Sail Melbourne

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Series begins its fourth series in Melbourne, Australia from the 6th to the 12th of November.

Good luck to ISA Olympic Squad members Annalise Murphy in the Laser Radial and Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern in the 49er and good luck to non-carded Irish sailors Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan in the 470 and James Espey in the Laser.

Irish Team Racing Nationals

15 teams have entered with only days to go before the Irish Team Racing Championships take place in the Royal St George Yacht Club.


Run for Mark in the Dark

Take part in this fantastic event in aid of Mark Pollock, first blind man to co-skipper a boat in the Round Ireland Yacht Race who only weeks later fell from a second story window leaving him completely paralysed from the waist down.


CIT at Student Yachting World Cup

A delighted CIT Team finished in 3rd place on the podium behind Euromed Arthur Lloyd France and Solent University, England.


ISA Junior & Girls All Ireland Sailing Championships

Regretfully the ISA had to postpone the ISA Junior & Girls All Ireland Sailing Championships due to a strong southerly forecast exceeding 30 knots. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 26th.


2011 ISAF Annual Conference

On Thursday 3 November, the world of sailing will gather in San Juan, Puerto Rico to discuss, debate, make recommendations and decisions on the issues and policies that will take sailing forward into 2012.


Waterways Ireland Sponsorship Programme

Applications are open to anyone wishing to run recreational waterway and waterside events.


In this Issue
  • Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12
  • Sail Melbourne
  • Irish Team Racing Nationals
  • Run for Mark in the Dark
  • CIT at Student Yachting World Cup
  • ISA Junior & Girls All Ireland Sailing Championships
  • 2011 ISAF Annual Conference
  • Waterways Ireland Sponsorship Programme

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