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Lisa Dilleen is the Afloat Rower of the Month for May. The 17-year-old Tribesmen athlete won the final of the single sculls at the prestigious Munich International Junior Regatta and teamed up with Laura D’Urso to take the double sculls'…
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Last year's winner, Caroline Clarke in Diane II, is facing some new competition for the Wicklow Trophy for Ladies this Sunday (7th June). A series of three races for ladies who do not helm in DBSC races on Thursday or…
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The official one day strike by SIPTU members on the Cape Clear Ferry, Naomh Ciaran II, went ahead yesterday (June 4th) and was supported by around 60 local people, many of whom travelled over from the island to participate in…
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A couple of departing cruise ships, a warm evening breeze (air temperature of 16 degrees) and a bay of sails. You could be forgiven for thinking that you were in the Med rather than Dublin bay. On a flooding tide…
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WEDNESDAY SERIES 1 (RACE) 03/06/2009. Class 1 IRC – 1 Flashback, Breen/Others, 2 Off the Wall, Walls/Cawley, 3 Y2K Tech, M. Howell. Class 1 HPH – 1 Storm, P. Kelly, 2 Y2K Tech, 3 Flashback. Class 2 IRC – 1…
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Marine Notice No. 54 of 2009, reference The Shannon Navigation – Tarmonbarry Lifting Bridge, advises masters and owners that there are problems with the lifting mechanism on the bridge at present. While work is ongoing to resolve the problem, vessels…
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Lisa Dilleen is the Afloat's Rower of the Month for May. The 17-year-old Tribesmen athlete won the final of the single sculls at the prestigious Munich International Junior Regatta and teamed up with Laura D’Urso to take the double sculls’…
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The Royal Ocean Racing Club has secured the support of Skandia to undertake a feasibility study into the revival of the Admiral’s Cup, one of the world’s great international regattas, as the premier offshore racing regatta in the world circuit.
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Afloat.ie caught up with Damian Foxall on dry land for once - in the middle of Eyre Square, Galway in fact – on the eve of departure for Sweden. The Irish Sailor of the Year took a look at what…
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 The O’ Sullivan Marine 100 Mile race will take place this Saturday evening 6th June 2009 as a feeder race to both the ICRA National Cruiser Championships and WIORA West Coast Championships.
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Ostar competitor Barry Hurley reports from the deck of Dinah Yesterday afternoon was very tough. Just as the breeze came back to normal levels after a few days of really heavy sailing the rod kicker exploded. This is a crucial…
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Howth Yacht Club’s annual regatta – usually held on the first Saturday in June but put back two weeks because of the Volvo Ocean Race visit to Galway – takes place over midsummer on Saturday 20th with the traditional Lambay…
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At twenty-five minutes past ten yesterday evening (3rd June), Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from a man in a toy inflatable dinghy. The man and his companion stated that they were unable to make shore near Ogmore-by-Sea, South Wales.…
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Four teenagers were rescued by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI Inshore lifeboat (ILB) on Dublin Bay today (Wednesday) after their inflatable beach dinghy became punctured and started to sink. None of the occupants wore a lifejacket. A member of the public…
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Next Wednesday the largest fleet every in the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association history will go to the start line for the start of the West Coast Championships, being run in association with the Irish Cruiser Racing Association and…
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This Friday (June 5) Tom MacSweeney and the Seascapes team report live from Galway and the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It's a special hour-long show which will also be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the first Seascapes transmission in June…
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The backlash as to why Dublin missed out on the Volvo Stopover and the attendant €40m festival has begun, reports Kevin Doyle in The Herald. A major election row has erupted in Dun Laoghaire over Galway's hosting of the Volvo…
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The Sailing Instructions have been published for the Kinsale – Fenit offshore feeder race to the ICRA National Championships , on Friday 5th June. Start time will be 19.00 hours with the fleet leaving all islands and rocks to starboard.…
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The Sailing Instructions have been published for the Kinsale – Fenit offshore feeder race to the ICRA National Championships, on Friday 5th June. Start time will be 19.00 hours with the fleet leaving all islands and rocks to starboard. Competitors…
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The Sailing Instructions have been published for the Kinsale – Fenit offshore feeder race to the ICRA National Championships, on Friday 5th June. Start time will be 19.00 hours with the fleet leaving all islands and rocks to starboard. Competitors…

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