Lawrie wins Irish on count back…..

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The Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore and the winning team from “FINITO” at prize giving. What an end to the Irish National Championships……….   with two more races completed yesterday, it came to an exciting climax as the top three boats all ended up on 15pts! Yes it’s a “true story” fellow sailors, with a total of […]

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Little Hook catches the Little Fella….

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In Kinsale at the Irish Nationals despite a day of very little wind, two more races were completed to bring the event to an exciting climax. PRO Alan Crosbie  asked the 21 boat fleet to be out on the start line at 11am as the forecast was not good and a day had already been […]

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Corinthian’s enjoying Deauville….

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At the first ever Corinthian “only” Championship it is NED 318 Gerrard Laamens helming his beautiful black cold moulded Petticrows dragon, who has taken the early overall lead. Although the wind has been light the experienced PRO Yves Leglise has worked hard to complete two races so far for this keen and eager 23 boat fleet……. In race […]

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“Little Fella” takes the lead in Kinsale…

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The extremely experienced PRO Alan Crosbie from Co Cork managed to organised two races for the 21 boats taking part in the Irish National Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club despite some “changeable” weather! In race one the wind shifted due to heavy rainfall and many dark clouds looming over the course set between the famous […]

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Kinsale, Helsinki or Deauville ???

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Yes, Yes, Yes, it’s true fellow sailors, this weekend we are spoilt for choice as no less than three “Grade 2” Championships are taking place! In no particular order we have the Irish Nationals in Kinsale, the Finnish Nationals in Helsinki and our first ever “Corinthian” Championship in Deauville…… As I will be racing in Kinsale, […]

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Markus Wieser is simply too Good….

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PRO Christian Haake & “Winners” Markus Wieser, Sergey Pugachev & George Leonchuk. At the end of the day there can only be one winner, 48 teams tried, 47 teams failed, one team UAE 7 succeeded… This “great” team led by Markus Wieser have made winning seem easy, but my friends, I can assure you it is NOT […]

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Germany 4 – Portugal 0.. in Kuhlungsborn.

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Klaus Diederichs, the current Dragon World Champion, wins race 3 of BMW G.G.P. Yes, Yes, Yes…..  Germany did beat Portugal but now that I have your full attention….. here in Kuhlungsborn, Northern Germany, we had a most spectacular day of racing, organised by the PRO Christian Haake, (Lake Starnberg). From a Race Officer’s point of view it could not […]

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There’s an “EBB TIDE” in Kuhlungsborn.

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The magnificent “Ebb Tide”, Committee Boat for the BMW German Grand Prix, 2014. At 21m long and with a 5m beam, the 50 International Dragon Sailors about to compete in the BMW German Grand Prix, will have no problem locating their “Principle” Committee Boat this week! The “Ebb Tide” was built in the USA during […]

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“Full Speed” takes the La Baule Title….

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Martin Payne, Dominic Bakker & Olivier Bakker, win La Baule in GBR 585, Full Speed. With no wind on the final day in La Baule the PRO had little choice but to cancel racing yesterday, this left the “Full Speed” team 8pts clear after 7 races. In 2nd place was Guus de Groot NED 309 & […]

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Sea Bass all round in La Baule…

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Sea Bass cooked in Salt, a superb speciality in La Baule.. The 3rd day of the Derby Dragon proved to be a very frustrating one…. As the wind eventually died away to nothing during the 2nd race of the day, leaving just one completed race won by FRA 365 Christian Guyader… With the sun out […]

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