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Afloat.ie: Bear Grylls to Open RIBEX 2010
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Plans are moving ahead for a truly first class show next May. It is now confirmed that the Suzuki Sponsored RIBEX 2010 powerboat exhibition is to be opened by extreme survivalist and TV personality, Bear Grylls. At this present time,…
Afloat.ie: Failte Ireland Seek Events to Fund
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Money to stage Ireland's sailing and boating regattas next season could be at hand if event organisers apply for funding from Bord Failte under the national festivals programme. The initiative advertised in the national press this morning is intended to…
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Royal Western YC in Kilrush hosted over 40 people for the first of a North Sails lecture Tour of Ireland featuring US Sailmaker Bill Gladstone and there was a smilar number gathered for the seminar in Foynes (pictured over the…
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Tony Killeen TD Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food today met EU Fisheries Commissioner Joe Berg on EU / Norway Fisheries negotiations. Minister Killeen sought an urgent meeting when it became clear last Friday that…
Afloat.ie: Round Ireland On A Roll says Afloat
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According to the current issue of Afloat, the Round Ireland is on a roll with sixteen boats already signed up for next year′s Race — an unprecedented level of interest that suggests next year′s 30th Anniversary event will be a…
Afloat.ie: Big Names and Numbers Expected at Antigua Sailing Week 2010
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Despite the current financial challenges, the 43rd edition of Antigua Sailing Week (24- 30 April 2010) promises to be one of the best yet. The organisers of this annual Caribbean classic have listened to the competitors’ views and have come…
Afloat.ie: Christmas Annual Out Now!
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Stop and think – The VOR stopover in Galway showed that there are untapped riches from the sea, writes David O'Brien. This story and a review of the 2009 season is in Afloat's Christmas annual out now! More details here.
Afloat.ie: Scora to Debate Handicap Issues
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The knock on effect of changes in handicaps to other classes will be hotly contested when South Coast Cruiser-Racer Association meets to discuss class bands at its agm on Wednesday, December 9th at the Royal Cork YC. SCORA organisers have…
Afloat.ie: British Sailors Released by Iran
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Statement from Andrew Pindar OBE, Chairman of Sail Bahrain: We received confirmation from the Foreign Office at 0830 this morning that our sailors had been released by the Iranian authorities. We are all absolutely thrilled with the news. It has…
Afloat.ie: Christmas Annual Out Now!
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Afloat, Ireland's dedicated boating magazine, hits the shelves this week with a bumper 100-page Annual. Packed with all the latest news and reviews from across the sailing, motorsports and water sports worlds, Afloat's 2010 Annual also looks at the future…
Afloat.ie: Water Safety Role Available for Young Person
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The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents in the UK is looking for a young person to head up a water safety project which will aim to save the lives of other young people. RoSPA is looking to run…
Body Recovered after Man Overboard at  Rosslare
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Rescuers searching for a woman who had fallen overboard from a ferry travelling from Rosslare to Fishguard say they have recovered a body in the Irish Sea. A major sea and air search was launched after the woman, in her…
Afloat.ie: Instructors Wanted for Courtown SC
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Getting ready for the summer in Co. Wexford – Courtown Sailing Club are now looking to recruit Senior Instructors, Race Instructors and Basic Instructors for their 8 week Summer 2010 Children’s Sailing Course. So if you have the relevant experience…
Afloat.ie: Short-handed sailors to gather
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Irish sailors interested in solo and short-handed sailing are to gather in the National Yacht Club next month with a view to promoting the increasingly popular discipline. Two Irish veterans of solo campaigns, Paul O'Riain and Barry Hurley, will talk…
Afloat.ie: Ron Holland to Celebrate 35 Years
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Next month international yacht designer Ron Holland hosts a party in Kinsale to say 'Thank You' to the local community for supporting his business there over the past 35 years. The party in aid of the RNLI takes place on…
Afloat.ie: New Powerboat Club to be Formed
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A new power boat in the South-East region (Dungarvan, Ardmore, Youghal, Ballycotton) is to be formed later this month. GoPowerboating will cover all powered watersports: Cruising, Racing, Fishing, Diving, Wakeboarding, etc. The first public meeting will take place on Sunday…

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