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Fantastic Soverign Ski Topper World Championship Ends

MATT VENABLES WINS TOPPER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – CROSBIE GETS PODIUM.

19 Aug 2011. 18:00hrs NYC Dun Laoghaire:

15 year old Matt Venables from Sutton Coal Fields Yacht Club in Birmingham proved that he is a potential Olympian with his dominant win of the very successful Sovereign Ski Topper World Championships which finished in Dun Laoghaire yesterday.

The youngster […]

Dolphins add spice as Crosbie battles for the front of the Topper World Championships

The 177 boats of the Sovereign Ski Topper World Championships were joined in Dublin Bay yesterday a school of Dolphins who added a playful element to a testing day in light airs for the young sailors.

Despite forecast for light winds, good racing Day 3 Topper Worlds

Sailors arrived for day three of the 2011 Sovereign Ski Topper World Championship at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland to be greeted by a warming sunshine and a gentle breeze. This was encouraging as the forecast had been for very little wind and so sailors readied themselves for the first day afloat […]

The La Solitaire du Figaro fleet leaves Dun Laoghaire.

The La Solitaire du Figaro fleet set off on their 3rd leg to Les Sables d’Olonne at 12.00 Sunday 14th August.

The fleet sailed an eight mile course that involved a double triangle from the DBSC Pier Mark to the Muglins before heading south down the Irish Sea.

The fleet were presented with very trying weather conditions […]

Dun Laoghaire puts on a big show for the Figaro

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council last night sponsored a fabulous firework display as part of the celebrations surrounding the Solitaire du Figaro stopover in the Harbour.

The event saw the Club buzzing with sailors, supporters, local business dignatories, the Cathaoirleach, Councilors and officials from the Council, the Chairman and CEO of the Harbour Company, and many […]

The Figaro Fleet arrives in Dun Laoghaire

The “La Solitaire du Figaro” fleet arrived in Dun Laoghaire yesterday to complete the second leg of this great race.

The start of the next leg will take place from Dun Laoghaire at 11.00 on Sunday 14th August.

Photographer, Michael Chester, captured the event with the brilliant set of photographs below.

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