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The Mitsubishi Motors/Irish Independent “Sailing Club of the Year 2008” award has been presented jointly to the Shannon One Design Association and Lough Ree Yacht Club in a ceremony at LRYC’s clubhouse in Ballyglass near Athlone.
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As the Olympic Council of Ireland prepares to hear the appeal over Ireland's Star nomination, Afloat wants to hear what you would do on Saturday if you headed up the three-person panel. Who would you send to Qingdao, if anyone?
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11th June 2008
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ROUND IRELAND '08 - The BMW Round Ireland fleet has swelled yet again, bringing the total entry to 45 boats. However, there is still no sign of entry forms from two very significant Johnny-Come-Latelys.
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Both Hands on Deck

10th June 2008
ROUND IRELAND ’08 – With 10 of the 45 entries in this year’s Round Ireland Yacht Race doublehanders, one crew is making a name for itself in the Solent. And with two former Round Ireland winners on board, they could…
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As the Olympic Council of Ireland prepares to hear the appeal over Ireland's Star nomination, Afloat wants to hear what you would do on Saturday if you headed up the three-person panel. Who would you send to Qingdao, if anyone?
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Champagne corks were popped in Wexford as the tape was cut on a new lifeboat house. Meanwhile, the maroons were fired on the far side of the country, launching two separate rescues on the west coast over the weekend.
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You wouldn't usually advertise a big fight on the quays as a tourist attraction, but when it's a staged Viking brawl, part of the official farewell to the Sea Stallion Viking longship, it's a different story.
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Final entry deadlines for ACC Bank Cork Week and the BMW Round Ireland Yacht Race expired over the weekend, but late entries in both are being accepted. The deadline saw a slight rise in entries for the Round Ireland, bringing…
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Waterways Ireland are to sponsor Ireland's largest triathlon this July in Ireland's most central town. Triathlone hosted more than 1,500 competitors last year, and as the last European triathlon before Beijing, should attract some top names.
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SB3s are CBD VIPs

6th June 2008
A fleet of Laser SB3s will add colour to Dublin's city centre today as they take on the mantle of the Liffey Challenge event, formerly sailed in 1720 sportsboats. The event, a lively wall-to-wall affair, will take on a much…
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With the purchase of the winning boat from the last Volvo Ocean Race handed over to Ger O'Rourke in Lanzarote this week, the focus now swings to just what team O'Rourke will install for his Round-The-World campaign. There has been…
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Never mind the AC boat, it's the Round Ireland The BMW Round Ireland Yacht Race, which starts in just 16 days, has received a considerable online facelift. The new site will incorporate a GPS tracker on which readers can track…
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Preparations are well underway for three extraordinary Cork sailors who have qualified to compete in this year’s Paralympics, the second largest sporting event in the world, this September in Beijing.
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The M5 weather buoy, which played an important role in predicting and recording record wave heights off the coast last December, is back in action again.
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Howth Yacht Club’s annual regatta takes place on Saturday 7th June with the traditional Lambay Races - sponsored by Citroen and its local dealer Tom Walsh Motors in Baldoyle - expected to attract its usual large fleet of up to…
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Following significant lobbying by the Irish Marine Federation into the loss of the Department of the Marine, the Labour Party Spokesperson on the Marine, Senator Michael McCarthy has highlighted the ongoing confusion regarding responsibility for the Marine portfolio.
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Dun Laoghaire Councillors united across party lines to unanimously support the town regatta, Volvo Dun Laoghaire Week, that aims to have a massive fleet of over 600 boats when it kicks off for the third time in July 2009.
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With just 64 days left until the start of the Olympic Games, doubt still hangs over one of the sailing nominations - the Star. Both Irish Star teams are racing in Croatia this week, but will return to face the…

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