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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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As legal challenges crystallised over Ireland's Olympic Star nomination, it's business as usual for the majority of those involved in the Olympic sailing process. Solicitors' letters arrived at the ISA's offices towards the end of last week, making formal legal…
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Byrne eases to victory

8th August 1997
Debutante 1720 helmsman Martin Byrne, sailing Key Events, eased home to overall victory following the dismasting of his nearest rival in blustery conditions on Dublin Bay for the final round of the Royal Alfred's Superleague on Saturday. In Tralee Bay…
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A £500,000 plan geared towards the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and the formation of the next Olympic sailing team will be top of the agenda at the Irish Sailing Association's Olympic forum next week. Hosted by Richard Burrows, chairman of…
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PLANS to introduce a week long regatta on Dublin Bay to be known as Dun Laoghaire Week - hinge on the readiness of Dun Laoghaire's 500 berth marina promised for the 1997/98 sailing season. The co ordinated plan to host…
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A team of twenty RNLI lifeboat men and women will take part in an emergency exercise this weekend in Fermanagh and Donegal bringing in disaster experience from Africa, floods created by power stations and helicopter drops in the hills. The…
Boat Reports and Tests

SeaRay 250SLX

9th May 2008
Foxy lady is a welcome arrivalYou can't buy a SeaRay 250 SLX here yet but Simon Everett says she will be this season's headturner.
Boat Reports and Tests
50 Feet of Sheer ClassAfloat's 2006 test programme was completed with our correspondent Graham Smith taking Beneteau's Oceanis 50 for a spin around Dublin Bay.

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