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The Optimist class maintains its standing as Ireland's strongest one-design fleet, with a swarm of 127 teenage and pre-teen sailors buzzing about Galway Bay last weekend for their Connacht Championships. For grown-ups to even come close to those numbers, it…
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Ireland's fleet may not have taken the top prize in Tarbert, but with six of the nine podium spots in the top three fleets going to the Emerald Isle, Ireland's cruiser racers are still there in numbers.
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What will likely be the two fastest entries to the Round Ireland race are currently on the move, east and west of Ireland respectively. The radical Russian entry has hit the water in Lymington, and Leopard 3 is in the…
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Ireland's long rein as holders of the Scottish Series Trophy ended this evening as the trophy went to France for the first time with Gery Trentesaux and his crew on the new Philippe Briand designed First 45, Lady Courrier, topping…
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In a widening of the dispute over the Star keelboat nomination the Olympic Council of Ireland are to become involved according to an Irish Sailing Association statement released this morning.
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Though she missed the IRC championships in Howth and this weekend's Scottish series concluding today Tim Costello's class one boat for the Irish Green Commodores Cup Team is on the water and heading for her home port of Dun Laoghaire…
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Mariner's Cove (David Dwyer) and Rosie (Roy Dickson) are Ireland's two top performers going into Monday's final day of the Scottish series on Lough Fyne but it is a French team who are top of the 170 boat regatta so…
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A major sea rescue operation occurred on the south coast on Saturday when a lone yachtsman who was injured requested assistance.
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A major sea rescue operation occurred off the south coat on Saturday when a lone yachtsman who was injured requested assistance.  
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Gery Trentesaux and his French crew of Lady Courrier, a new Beneteau First 45 based out of La Trinité in Brittany, maintained a perfect scoreline in perfect conditions on Loch Fyne today at the 170 boat Bell Lawrie Scottish Series.
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Howth yacht Rosie owned by Roy Dickson was the toast of Tarbert after topping the class 2 leaderboard after the first day of racing at the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series on a grey and overcast Loch Fyne
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Hal Sisk, who featured on Afloat.ie just yesterday, is making waves on the far side of the Atlantic as his project to revive the Colleen class gathers steam. The boat, loved by expats around the world in the 1900s, is…
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Munster fans are descending on Cardiff for Saturday's Heineken Cup rugby final any which way they can, and leading the marine armada is ISA President Peter Crowley. Crowley left Cork harbour this morning to invade Wales from the sea.
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Scotland have not won their own top regatta, the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series since 2003. Judging by the strength of the Irish entry in Classes 1 and 2, there is every chance that the The Bell Lawrie Scottish Series Trophy…
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The top end of this year's Round Ireland is filling up with some high-powered, high-octane craft. Latest to be added to the list is the Russian Volvo Ocean Race entry, to take on the 2008 Fastnet winner and also the…
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Currently undergoing sea trials, but bound for Dun Laoghaire, is one extremely stylish and sophisticated 63-foot motor cruiser from the pen of Nigel Irens. The boat was commissioned by a leading Dun Laoghaire yachtsman, with an interest in classic yachts.
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Ever since the days of St Brendan, Irish descendants have undertaken the most ridiculous of ocean voyages. If it's cold, wet, endless misery you're planning, Irish blood in your veins acts a sort of spiritual antifreeze. On that note, meet…
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A win by Tino Hyland's Sail4Cancer crew at the Saab Cruiser Nationals proves that boatspeed and a good rating isn't always a matter of spending the mortgage on carbon fibre and cutting-edge cloth. A brand new production J109 will do…
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MGM joins a number of Irish marine firms who are expanding overseas as the Irish Marine industry grows in strength. Last week afloat.ie reported MGM marine's appointment as Meridian yacht dealers for Ireland. MGM's Martin Salmon has now confirmed the…
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Ireland's Olympic squad have had mixed results at one of the last major regattas before the Olympic games. The Delta Lloyd regatta in Medemblik, Holland, better known simply as SPA, has tested crews with variable and tricky conditions.

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