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Just one week ago, America's Cup supremo Russell Coutts was chatting amiably to a group of Irish Oppie sailors on the deck of the Royal Irish Yacht Club. But yesterday the Kiwi legend was talking to doctors about the nine…
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Just one week ago, America's Cup supremo Russell Coutts was chatting amiably to a group of Irish Oppie sailors on the deck of the Royal Irish Yacht Club. But yesterday the Kiwi legend was talking to doctors about the nine…
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Shannon cruise operator Emerald Star has been criticised by a Marine Casualty Investigation Board report for putting a group of customers at risk after their vessel ran aground. They were cited for failing to inspect the vessel, or equip it…
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Galway, host city for the first ever Irish visit of the Volvo Ocean Race, opened its doors to journalists and well-wishers today as it officially launched the Galway stopover. Green Team skipper Ian Walker was on hand for a Q&A…
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The dispute over Ireland's Olympic star nomination continues, with an official appeal lodged yesterday by rejected contenders Max Treacy and Anthony Shanks.The appeal was filed just an hour ahead of the official deadline, 5.30pm, and only ten weeks ahead of…
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The skipper of Quokka, the small boat in the English Commodore's Cup team, came to the Irish IRC Nationals because he was keen to run a rule over the opposition before next month's Commodore's Cup. Peter Rutter, a former Commodore…
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Anthony O'Leary is swapping spinnakers on Antix Eile for this week's Scottish Series after finding out to his cost that current arrangements were not fast in medium wind strengths in Howth.
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The anticipated appeal against the Irish Sailing Association's Olympic Star nomination was due into ISA headquarters yesterday evening before a 5.30pm deadline. While we await confirmation that the appeal has been lodged on time, it's worth casting your eyes over…
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It was all smiles at the Kilbride offices of Mark Mills designs when Mariners Cove took the silverware in Howth at the weekend.
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An impressive fleet of well over 100 boats gathered at Howth Yacht Club for the fifth Saab Irish Cruiser National Championships last weekend. Louay Habib was there to profile the venue, guage the mood and sample the atmosphere on Afloat's…
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A Saturday afternoon afloat is a welcome release from the weekly grind so it is infuriating for sailors when rival fixtures, at the same venue, in the same class, on the same weekend, split fleets in half on Dublin Bay…
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Although 23 different clubs in Ireland and the UK were represented at the Howth Saab Cruiser Nationals this weekend, the eight national titles at stake were shared by boats from Cork (two), Dun Laoghaire (four) and the host club.
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The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) will not consider the Star keelboat Nomination made by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) until after an appeal, expected from Max Treacy and Anthony Shanks this morning, has been heard. News of the OCI…
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The Saab Cruiser Nationals, kicking off in Howth tomorrow, has topped the 100-boat entry mark, with entries from 23 clubs around Ireland and the UK. The event has attracted the cream of Irish cruiser-racing, with last year's Class Zero winner,…
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Celebrating sailing centenaries have been joyful occasions on Dublin bay recently, seen as opportunities to reflect on the capital's rich sailing tradition. Not so a sad scene of seven vintage yachts rotting in a farm yard.
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The Irish Sailing Association has had to pull the plug on a press call to launch its Olympic squad for the games in Beijing. Due to take place tomorrow May 15 in Dun Laoghaire, the launch has been called off…
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Ireland's Green Team entry into the Volvo Ocean Race finally emerged from the shed in China and has been loaded onto a ship bound for Europe. The Reichel-Pugh designed 70-footer was lifted from the Zhuhai yard by crane, but the…
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Ireland's fastest sailor bar none has signed a new deal with sponsor Wind and Wave of Monkstown, Co Dublin. WIndsurfer John Kenny holds the Irish speed record, hitting 40.44 knots along a thin strip of water on January 31 of…
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There seems no end to the rise and rise of Laser's SB3, which continues to fit into clever packages and generate smart marketing strategies. The boat has usurped its older, fatter sister, the 1720, taking over the Liffey Challenge with…
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Alright, this one's not technically Afloat, per se, but award for paint job of the year goes to landscaper Peter Donegan and his 33-foot lake cruiser. 'Pour L'amour de Jeux' (For the love of the game) arrived in the Phoenix…

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