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Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup to Air on EUROSPORT

NEWPORT, R.I. — This Sunday yachting enthusiasts and casual sailing fans around the United States will have a chance to experience from the comfort of their living room the excitement, drama and pageantry of the 2015 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. An hour-long program, produced by Emmy-winning producer Gary Jobson, will air on Sunday, October 11, at 5 p.m. (EDT), on ESPN2. An edited version of the program will air on Eurosport on Wednesday, October 14, starting at approximately 11:20 p.m.

The fourth edition of this preeminent international Corinthian competition was the most exciting yet. After 11 of 12 races, every spot on the podium was still up for grabs and the final positions weren’t secure in any …

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Rio Olympics: The Brazilian Way

Success at the 2016 Olympics will have as much to do with overcoming rivals as it will each athletes ability to come to peace with Rio de Janeiro. This venue, to be kind, is different. An update by Sports Illustrated magazine, ‘The World is Waiting’, provides an unnerving portrayal of the host for the world’s most important sporting event. Here’s an excerpt…

The wide shots will be jaw-dropping. But this is a city not quite ready for its close-up. “To live in Rio is to be so aware of its potential, but also to be constantly confronted by its failures,” says Juliana Barbassa, who spent two and a half years as a correspondent for the AP in Rio. “Every day …

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Rob Keal wins the Burns Cup!


The Burns Cup (September League) Prizegiving was held yesterday Sunday October 4th. Rob Keal won the Burns Cup in this very special 21st Anniversary of the event.

It was a great pleasure to welcome Joe Burns to present the Trophies to this year’s Sailors.

40 RCYC sailors competed in the event. With 27 sailors sailing in the Main Fleet and 13 sailors turning out for the Copper Fleet.

A big thank you to all our sailors and their support crews who turned out to compete and help make this in this very special competition happen.

The Copper fleet was won by Stephen O’Shaughnessy

The Bronze fleet was won by Oisin McSweeney

The Silver Fleet was won by Patrick Bruen.

The …

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Very different conditions today for Day Two of CH Marine Autumn League

Mary O'Keeffe's 'Tux' upwind with 'Rioja' and 'Alpaca' sailing downwind

Mary O’Keeffe’s ‘Tux’ upwind with ‘Rioja’ and ‘Alpaca’ sailing downwind

Last week may have produced conditions lulling us all into a mood of ‘A Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness’ but today sharply reminded the competitors of the march on of the season. To day was a grey day with a bite in the wind that came from the E/SE producing 15/20knots with occasional gusts into the mid twenties. Skies were dark with occasional shafts of sunlight but none of this deterred the enthusiastic sailors as they set out all geared up for the weather.

David Lane and Siinead Enright's Ya Gonna Wanna scored two wins today

David Lane and Siinead Enright’s Ya Gonna Wanna scored two wins today

Even as your scribe was heading out for the start there was already …

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Royal Cork First and Second at All Ireland Championships

Triumph again for Anthony O’Leary and crew members Dan O’Grady and Cian Guilfoyle at ISA All Ireland Championships to day.  Runner up spot went to Alex Barry member of both Royal Cork Yacht Club and Monkstown Bay Sailing Club.  Full report and pictures on Afloat.ie   HERE

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