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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…
Galway Bay Sailing Club will not be charging for launching any craft during the Volvo race stopover in spite of earlier website reports to the contrary. This evening GBSC club secretary Colm Moriarity moved to clarify the position for those…
Today, Minister Noel Dempsey TD announced that the 4th joint Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland Coast Guard Search and Rescue Competition will take place from 8-10 May 2009 in Ballybunion Co. Kerry. This 3 day event will feature teams from the…
Sunshine and light winds greeted the competitors at the Northern Championship in Carrickfergus on Saturday. After an over eager start by most competitors in the first start the race got under way following a Black flag. Local Boat Bullet (T…
Sharp detail, split-screen functionality and user-friendly menus are just a few of the features of two new combined chart plotter/fish finders from Standard Horizon. The CPF180i, and the widescreen CPF300i LCD screens provide sharp, full colour images that are viewable…
All our counties have one thing in common - they touch lake, river or sea. But these waterways also suffer a shared neglect. We live on an island, but the national focus is firmly on the land. For maritime communities…
Lyneen Bridge, Co Longford, the last bridge to be restored under the programme of work on the Royal Canal has been completed and the road reopened on the 28th April 2009. The programme of work costing approximately €2.3m, has involved…
UK-based Map My Tracks is making GPS tracking accessible to sports events of all sizes, thanks to its new events management system and price plan. Competitors just need a compatible GPS-enabled mobile phone with the MMT Tracker installed to track…
Afloat's May Editorial emphasises the importance of this month's Volvo Race in Galway. We're heading in the right direction and exploiting our most valuable resource – our coastline. The magazine hits the newsstands this week.
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