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Ireland’s Sean Casey qualified for the Semi-Finals at the World Cup in Banyoles today by finishing second in his repechage. The men’s pair did not make it, finishing fourth in their repechage.
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After the Bank Holiday weekend you’ll feel rested, which is just as well – there’s a plethora of sailing and water-based events around the country all week. Before we get to those, if you’re a member of Howth YCs Cruising…
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Peter O’Leary of Cork and Tim Goodbody of Dun Laoghaire share the honours as the Irish Independent/Afloat.ie “Sailors of the Month” for May after their fabulous victory this week in the Olympic Star Class Eastern European Championship in breezy weather…
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Update from Barry Hurley at 3pm: Today marks the first day of normality since the diesel issue earlier in the week. I'm eating again, the boat smells ok and is dry, everything's falling into place! I did another interview for…
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Barry Hurley, Ireland's entry in the OSTAR, is 700 miles west of the Fastnet. A diesel can exploded in the cabin of his 35 foot Jeanneau Dinah, covering the place with oil. Hurely , well-experienced in single-handing, has been sick,…
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Ireland’s two crews at the World Cup regatta in Munich face into repechages this afternoon after failing to make it through directly to the semi-finals. Both single sculler Sean Casey and the pair of Cormac Folan and Martin Walsh finished…
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Met Eireann say the outlook for the weekend is for light or moderate mainly east to southeast winds, but winds becoming variable for a time on western coasts. There will also be a few showers on Atlantic coasts. Mainly fair…
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Up to 20 boats are expected to start the inaugural Metmasts.ie Turbines yacht race from Arklow this Sunday. The course is around the Arklow bank wind turbines. Vice commodore Ken O'Toole expects that under the current moderate forecast the race…
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
A fleet of up to 40 boats including Michael Cotter's 80-footer Whisper will be on the Dun Laoghaire starting line for the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race on Saturday week. As a further innovation to this year's fixture, GPS Trackers…
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It was designed to be a revolution in boating. And it became one. This spring, Volvo Penta has delivered the 10,000th IPS system since the start in 2005. Introduction of the Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Performance System) – the world’s…
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IBM and the Marine Institute today launched a specially designed web portal to provide the public with the latest information on weather, sea and tidal conditions for the Galway Bay area. The web portal, which is one element of the…
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Light southerly breezes against an ebbing tide brought Dublin Bay competitors to a gentle finish yesterday evening after a long spinnaker reach back into the bay from East mark. Cathal Drohan and Paul Egan's Legally Blonde won both in class…
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Enjoy all things Maritime this weekend at the Docklands Maritime Festival With good weather promised, what better way to spend the bank holiday weekend than at the Docklands Maritime Festival (May 29–June 1). Held in association with Failte Ireland, this…
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In advance of the the Red Arrows and the In-Port Racing on Saturday (30 May), organisers have published a timetable of events for the Volvo Ocean Race festival.
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In advance of the the Red Arrows and the In-Port Racing on Saturday (30 May), organisers have published a timetable of events for the Volvo Ocean Race festival.
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It's been a breezy start to the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland where Ireland has two entries both of which won their preceding events in style last week. Anna Lise Murphy fresh from Europa Cup success at the Hoorn took…
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After a month under water the steel hulled, 40 foot yacht Atika has been raised from the seabed off Lambay and brought back to Malahide. She appears in remarkably good condition. On 18 April, the Irish Coast Guard received a…
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Already berthed in Bangor Marina are two of several Dublin Bay boats expected to compete in the Hamilton Shipping Sigma 33 Irish and Open Championships being held at Royal Ulster Yacht Club next weekend (5th -7th June). The current titleholder,…
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Come to the Galway Volvo Ocean Race Festival on Bank Holiday Monday 01 June at 11am and find out how some of the top names in the Volvo Ocean Race started their careers as professional sailors. You may even win an exclusive opportunity to escort the skippers to their…
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Damian Foxall, watch captain on Green Dragon will open the Latitude Kinsale 3D chart exhibit in the Artisan Restaurant, Galway tonight. Artist Bobby Nash will have the unique prizes of Galway Bay for the In-Port race as well as other…

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