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Round Ireland Power
5.30pm Race fans are on stand by in Youghal, Co. Cork to greet the 50-knot RIB as it passes. A flotilla of eight boats has departed Youghal quay to give support as they enter the final stretch of the 19…
Round Ireland Power
5.10pm With exactly three hours to go to equal the record the RIB is off Gorey, Co. Wexford. Time keeper Denis Dillon of the Irish Sailing Association says 'only minutes either way' will decide whether Philip Fitzgibbon and Mike Shanahan…
Sailing and Boating Holidays in Ireland
Where to Sail in the West of Ireland Shannon Estuary – and from Dingle to Slyne Head At over 100 kilometres long, the Shannon estuary stretches from the western edge of Ireland at Loop Head to east of Limerick city…
Round Ireland Power
4.15pm - This morning's Round Ireland Powerboat Record attempt from Kinsale is now off Greystones, Co. Wicklow, well offshore and on target to break the 19-hour record, but only just.
Sailing and Boating Holidays in Ireland
Whether you want to learn to sail, are already an experienced sailor and want to cruise the canals, or feel like touring around the coast, our Island of Ireland can accommodate you. PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION ;-)
Winterising Your Boat The whole idea of winterisation can be about as appealing as having a tooth filled – and possibly as expensive – but there’s no substitute for being prepared, and a reluctance to cough up the necessary budget…
Infinite Recycling, only from Henri Lloyd
Marketplace
With the new Henri Lloyd Blue Eco range, the company has become the first international marine clothing company to engage in an infinite recycling programme. The Blue Eco Jacket and Hi Fit Trousers are recycled and recyclable, and are the…
Round Ireland Power
2.30pm: Over lunch time today the two crew were closing in on their second refuelling stop at Portavogie on the Ards Peninsula. Trying to maintain a speed of 50mph is no mean feat in a 7.5 metre RIB. In order…
Cork needed fair clip for Rio
Clipper Race
The Clipper round the world yacht Race Team has arrived in the Brazilian port and is making preparations for the yachts' arrival at the prestigious Iate Clube do Rio. According to Race Director Joff Bailey, who has been studying the…
Round Ireland Power
A Round Ireland powerboat record set only a month ago is under threat today from two Kerrymen who aim to reclaim the title in the same boat in which they set the inaugural time two years ago. Justin McInerney and…
Irish Match Racing Video Released
Racing
The Irish Match Racing Association have publshed a video in advance of the Match Racing National Championships in Kinsale in two weeks time. Click below for the latest in Irish match racing:
Outboard Engines Stolen In Wexford
News Update
Over ten outboards of a variety of sizes and makes were stolen from Wexford Harbour last night (October 14). The outboards went missing some time after 8pm. Although these engines have probably already left the country there is a possibility…
Seascapes - The 'Black Science' of Navigation
Seascapes
If you've ever wondered why you couldn't read that chart, maybe Friday's Seascapes (RTE Radio 1, 10.30pm) and their investigation into the 'black science' of navigation will clear up the mystery. Award-winning marine journalist Tom MacSweeney and his team have…
Henri Lloyd sponsorship for UK's Geoff Holt
News Update
The UK's foremost disabled sailor, Geoff Holt, will be supported with technical marine products for both Geoff and his qualified care assistant Susana Scott, for the trans-Atlantic voyage that is expected to take approximately a month, from the Canaries to…
Hot Toddy time for GPs at Donaghadee SC
Racing
The Irish GP14 fleet returned to Donaghadee Sailing Club for the first time in 12 years to a very welcome return and with bonus points available for Goacher Sails League, competition was fierce with the winner of fleet receiving a…
Challenge and change for Rolex Middle Sea Race
Racing
The Rolex Middle Sea Race, which this year starts on Saturday, 17 October, has witnessed many changes and challenges over its forty-one year history and 2009 is no exception. For the first time ever the race will start from Malta's…
Interesting nights for Cork in Clipper
Clipper Race
Squalls and varied conditions are keeping things interesting for the crew (26 men and 17 women) of Cork during this stage (Race 2, day 23) of the Clipper round the world yacht  Race, while current race leaders Team Finland, along…
More from Henri Lloyd - with Atmosphere
Marketplace
As we reported yesterday, Henri Lloyd have launched several new lines – all of which are being put through their paces by one or all of the following: Shirley Robertson (double Olympic gold medallist), Ben Ainslie (triple Olympic gold medallist),…
News From the Afloat.ie Archive
Cork, Ireland are enjoying the clear skies and steady breeze from the South Atlantic trade winds and reporting good speed and a happy – if slightly 'fragrant', – crew. With no fresh water squalls for a few days, Richie Fearon…
New ranges from Henri Lloyd
Marketplace
Henri Lloyd has entered what is, they say, an exciting phase with the launch of several new ranges and products in their mission to become a greener manufacturing company through an infinite recycling programme. Just in time for 2010 is…

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