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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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Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup Commits to Swan 42 Through 2019

Fleet Downwind. Photo Daniel Forster

Fleet Downwind.Photo Daniel Forster

NEWPORT, R.I. — On the heels of the most dramatic and most competitive edition of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup—with the top four places decided on the final leg of the regatta—the New York Yacht Club has committed to use the Swan 42 yacht for sailing’s preeminent Corinthian competition through 2019.

“The Swan 42 is the perfect platform for the Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup,” said New York Yacht Club Vice Commodore Phil Lotz. “It’s a challenge to sail well and the proper size for a regatta of this magnitude. As proven by this year’s competition, it’s also a true one-design. With supplied sails and standardized rig tune, the performance of the boats in …

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