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The Puppeteer class in Howth got off to a flying start for race 1 in their first series with 23 pups on the start line – what a class!  And it was noted that apparently…your name had to be “David”…
Ready to go after her shakedown cruise from Sweden, this boat was nominated for the European Boat of the Year for its class. With this specification it should cost €340,000. HM Yachts are asking €269,000 for this beautiful blue water…
Irish boat dealer BJ Marine has announced the opening of a new Mediterranean office at Grand Harbour Marina. The marina is  is one of the newest marinas in the area and is in an historic setting. "BJ Marine has been…
May madness has begun with plenty of water-based activity. One of the biggest of the Bay's one design events, Baily Bowl, makes a welcome return, while Lough Neagh hosts the Fireball Ulster Championships. There's also some canoeing and angling. The…
May madness has begun with plenty of water-based activity. One of the biggest of the Bay's one design events, Baily Bowl, makes a welcome return, while Lough Neagh hosts the Fireball Ulster Championships. There's also some canoeing and lots of…
Sunday 12 July 2009 – Dun Laoghaire's west pier will be on standby to welcome home Ireland's entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Green Dragon which completed 37,000 nm around the world over the last nine months. Green Dragon –…
The joint hosting of the Mitsubishi Youth Championships by the Royal St George and National Yacht Clubs was hailed a success by both clubs this evening with the event achieving 104 entries. Full results are below the fold. It also…
Ireland won four times at Ghent today. Heather Campbell of Queen’s Unversity was fastest in the lightweight women’s single scull; Belfast were first home in the women’s senior pair; Skibbereen’s Paul O’Donovan won the junior 16 men’s single scull; Trinity…
Lisa Dilleen and Laura D’Urso won gold in  the double scull at Munich junior regatta today. The Tribesmen/City of Derry composite were by far the fastest home on the day. They had over 12 seconds to spare over second-placed Sandra…
Commercial won the men’s senior eight at Ghent regatta in Belgium, beating Oxford Brookes into second place. Other Irish winners on the first day of the event included Belfast Rowing Club in the women’s senior pair and Orla Hayes in…
The In Port race in Boston was full of challenges today as the fleet managed to get through two races. The first race kicked off in a light breeze. The Dragon, Ericsson 4 and PUMA stuck to the pin end…
'Bendemeer' skippered by Gerald Kinsella of the Royal St. George YC proved the best performer in class two picking up both ECHO handicap and IRC honours in this afternoon's Dublin Port sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club series. With Westerly winds…
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. TUE + SAT  SERIES 1 09/05/2009   17 Footer  SCRATCH:  1, Oona P Courtney;  2, Isobel B & C Turvey;  3, Leila R Cooper;  17 Footer  HCAP:  1, Oona P Courtney;  2, Isobel B & C Turvey;  3,…
After some sixteen years in various roles on the Alfred Committee, Paul Murphy stepped down as Vice Commodore at the recent Alfred AGM. The Commodore Ailbe Millerick proposed a vote of thanks to Paul for his long service to six…
Irish eyes are on Ghent this weekend where Orla Hayes will lead hopes in the lightweight scull at the Belgian fixture. Irish junior interest in the sport is on a high with entries in mens and womens divisions. Afloat.ie will…
A globe-spanning ocean race is celebrated in miniature today with the release, by An Post, of two stamps celebrating the 2009 Volvo Ocean Race. The race, known as the ‘Everest of Sailing’, reaches Galway later this month with huge interest…
Although there are no Irish flagged boats in the largest-ever ARC Europe rally, Colm O'Connor from Dublin is sailing as crew on Sapphire (Discover 55, USA), which started from Miami and is joining the main fleet in Bermuda. 28 yachts…
The Volvo Ocean Race is to move its headquarters from the South Coast of England to Alicante, Spain. The Mediterranean city will become both the starting port and the home of the race for the next three editions.
Calves Week takes place in West Cork every year around the first bank holiday in August; the three Calf islands give the regatta its name, and it is a celebration of yachting in a beautiful part of Ireland where everybody…
Cowes Week Limited is delighted to announce that entries for Cowes Week are now open, and looks forward to welcoming regular participants and new competitors to this year's regatta. In addition, the organisers are pleased to report that a number…
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