A one-design 2-handed mini Championship in Galway - tempted?

There will be two handed racing  on J80 sailfleet in Galway bay the 10th of April, notice of race will follow, but it is likely to be 2 or 3 windward-leeward course before a small coastal race.
Open to anybody able to handle short handed sailing.
Entry fees €100 by 26th march, limited number […]

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Solitaire du Figaro Dun Laoghaire Stopover - Teaser video released!!!

For a taste of the action and what to expect next August!!!!

Two-Handed class (IRC) for the 2011 DL Regatta Confirmed

The Regatta Organising Committee have confirmed the addition of a Two-Handed class (IRC) for the 2011 Regatta.

The Two handed IRC racing will make its debut in July’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Up to six boats have expressed interest in the new intiative and the organisers say the class will race […]

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La Solitaire du Figaro 2011: strong potential line up of 71 pre-entries

With 71 pre-entries, including 24 rookies, an increasing number of non-French sailors and some big names in offshore racing, La Solitaire du Figaro Figaro, promises to deliver exceptional racing for the 42nd edition of the race over the 1,695 mile-course.

Irish 2-handed Racing Calendar 2011

Attention 2-handers…now is the time to open the new planner brought by Santa and put these dates down…

The 2-handed sailing calendar (for the East Coast at least) will comprise:

2-handed Irish rankings! And the winner is...

Alright, here we go…

Based on the point scoring system described in a previous post, the winner is Dinah (Barry Hurley & crew(s)). Congratulations to Barry who had a string of successes this season.

Also a big well done to ISORA regulars  Katanca (Barry O’Connor and Paul O’Riain) for their 2nd spot and to our friends from across […]

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La Solitaire du Figaro coming to Dun Laoghaire in 2011

In a major announcement for Dun Laoghaire sailing a top French fixture involving 50 single handed yachts will visit the east coast port next Summer. Dun Laoghaire will be the only stop over outside France for next year’s prestigious La Solitaire du Figaro race.

The race is regarded as one of the world’s solo sailing […]

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2-handed Irish rankings - scoring system

Right, many have asked how I intend to “rank” 2-handers considering some take part in the ISORA, others not, and that the Round Ireland Race should really feature prominently considering its length.

Well, put simply, I am not going to re-invent the wheel and after scouring for points system solution, I have decided to apply the […]

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Short-handed sailing set to have a bright future

By kind permission of famous marine correspondent and journalist Tom McSweeney, I am delighted to post a copy of one of his articles published recently in the weekly sailing page of the Evening Echo Cork.

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“Short-handed sailing is a testing level of the sport, but I enjoyed it thoroughly with just three of us aboard my […]

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Sailing on Class 40

Thanks to Mick Liddy, Mark Pollock and the owner of the boat Mark Lepesqueux for inviting me for a sail on Daft.com

Mark knows his stuff and has an impressive track record in the Figaro Class as well as participations in the Transat Jacques Vabre and other famous offshore races. He currently prepares his boat and […]

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