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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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Najad 332

9th May 2008
N for Najad and Nice...Very Nice!Afloat's regular boat tester Graham Smith certainly enjoyed putting the new Najad 332 through its paces in a brisk breeze and flat seas off Howth.
Boat Reports and Tests

Hanse 370

9th May 2008
On the Heels of the Handsome one Afloat's Graham Smith tried out the new Hanse 370 to find out why it proved so popular at the recent Irish Boat Show
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Cobra 8.6m RIB

9th May 2008
She's got Bite Robert Bateman is smitten by the Cobra 8.6m RIB.
Boat Reports and Tests

Bayliner 300SB

9th May 2008
Room to Roam The new Bayliner 300SB offers more headroom and more space.
News From the Afloat.ie Archive
Sydney Harbour skiff sailor David Cummins' ability to mount a successful 49er campaign for Sydney 2000 will depend - in part - on his ability to locate a crew partner from the hundreds of sailors gathered in Crosshaven for Heineken…
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In a week of highs and lows for Irish youth sailing, there was much encouragement in the lead being regained at the Mirror World Championships in Canada whereas at home the National Optimist team's last chance for a top world…
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The National Yacht Club's Roger Bannon broke Derek Joyce's winning grip on the Mermaid national title at the national championships off Wexford Harbour yesterday. A change in conditions brought a change in race leaders at the half-way stage of the…
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A second in Class One at the Admiral's Cup off the English south coast and a pre world championship win in Canada have put Dun Laoghaire crews in commanding weekend positions on both sides of the Atlantic. The Royal Irish…
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East Antrim's Colin Lough (15) heads Ireland's five-boat team into next week's Optimist single-handed world championships at Carrickfergus Sailing Club. The Northern Ireland club and adjoining marina complex are on target to set a new world record when they welcome…
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A perfect score sheet was ruined for Poul-Rickard Hoj-Jensen yesterday afternoon and his massive lead on the scoreboard cut to just under 50 points as 20knot south-westerly winds brought the Dragon Gold Cup to life in Dun Laoghaire. The successful…
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wins from two races gave Denmark's Pol Rickard Hoj-Jensen a clear lead in the Dragon Gold Cup in Dun Laoghaire yesterday but the results sheet hid a complicated protest situation as late yesterday evening Dublin Bay sailors were spearheading an…
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Protests against the Royal Irish race committee have resulted in the second race of the Dragon Gold Cup at Dun Laoghaire being abandoned following a decision by the international jury late last night. The protests against the race committee were…
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In spite of an impressive three-minute winning margin on the water, sole Swedish entry steered by Martin Pallsson was denied his place at the top of the Dragon Gold cup leader board following the imposition of a 20 per cent…
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ONLY a gale has thwarted Maria Coleman's progress at Kiel Week, where' four top 10 results have put the Royal Cork helmswoman in fifth place overall and at the top of the biggest ever Irish attendance at an Olympic classes…
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MARTIN BYRNE underlined his intentions for next week's 1720 national championships in Kinsale when, despite a left hand injury, captured his own club's silverware in light and shifty winds on Saturday afternoon.
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CREWS from Dublin and Cork are to challenge Sydney-based David Cummins, a former Australian Skiff champion, for an Olympic place in the new 49er Skiff dinghy. Following the arrival of two of the 16.5-foot dinghies to Ireland the ISA have…
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DESPITE three wins in an 11-race series, Dun Laoghaire's Mumm 36, Jameson, crewed by an international panel, leave Italy without the Mumm 36 world championship title. They must turn their attention instead towards producing an American victory in the next…
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A LACK of resources is forcing Ireland's top-placed sailor at the Atlanta Olympics out of the race for Sydney selection despite the recent announcement of a £10,000 outstanding sports-person's grant towards her 2000 campaign. Aisling Bowman (28) became the first-ever…

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