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School’s out – well, not quite! The Fastnet International Schools Regatta kicks off the week at Schull Community College, and the Junior Regattas at both the Royal Irish and Bray Sailing Club will see more young ‘uns on the water.…
SATURDAY SERIES 2 (RACE) 18/07/2009 – Squib Scratch – 1 Fantome, R. McDonnell, 2 Puffin, Em Harte. Squib Handicap – 1 Puffin, 2 Fantome. TUE & SAT SERIES 2 (RACE) 18/07/2009 17 Footer Scratch – 1= Leila, R. Cooper, 1=…
One of Crosshaven's local trawlermen and RNLI volunteer crewman Michael Meade is one of a number of trawlermen around Ireland who will be filmed as part of a TV documentary series to be called 'Skippers'. Independent television company Open Eye…
As you may have already seen from our What's On Next Week section on the Afloat website, the IJM are holding the Irish National Waterski Championships at Lough Muckno Waterski & Wakeboard Club in downtown Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, this coming…
Dun Laoghaire stalwart, the Irish National Sailing School, have just launched their new website and, to celebrate, are trying to lure learner sailors – or those who wish to update their skills – with competitively-priced courses for both adults and…
There may have been no clubbers, no frantically cheering crowds, but a 70-foot yacht which berthed in Galway docks on Wednesday received a warm west coast welcome. The discreet return of the Green Dragon to its home port was in…
This Friday (July 17th), Tom MacSweeney and his crew on Seascapes (RTE Radio 1, 10.30pm) are investigating the 'terrible sound' of the destruction of Irish fishing boats so that they will never be able to fish again.
Ireland's representative on the Professional Windsurfing Association wave tour, 19-year-old Mikey Clancy (IR 253), had a great final event at the weekend in exceptionally tough conditions in Sylt, Germany. More over the fold.
An expedition powered by two Suzuki DF140 4-stroke engines and led by a Danish explorer has become the first ever to successfully travel all the way around the Arctic Ocean by open boat. Polar Passage 2000 has made history by…
Carrickfergus Sailing Club’s Graham Millar took the top prize at the well-contested Strangford Lough Race Weekend. Millar took first place in his yacht, Ski, in the IRC1 class, ahead of Charlie Gourley, in Freebird, and local man, Raymond Killops, in…
Race five of the ISORA series from Dun Laoghaire to the North India buoy takes place tomorrow Friday 24th July. The race is held in conjunction with the Lee Overlay/Royal Alfred Yacht Club 2009 Offshore Series race. THe warning signal…
There's a beautiful new book available from Landmark Collector's Library, 'Ballycotton Lifeboats – 150 Years of Gallantry' is a complete history of rescue off the coast of County Cork by Ballycotton Lifeboat and their crews. Beginning with the first rescue…
Nice to see acknowledgement of a young Irish team by the International Star class. The current edition of Starlights, the class magazine, reports on May's achievement in words and pictures. Although O'Leary and Goodbody are sailing their first season together…
The Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey TD, welcomed the completion of the Final Stage of the Oireachtas debate on the Harbours (Amendment) Bill 2008 in Seanad Éireann on Tuesday July 14. The bill now awaits the signature by the President…
Costing less than stand-alone tactical systems, the SailMaster application for the Apple iPhone gives you all the information you need to optimise sailing and racing performance, claim the manufacturers. Originally designed as an economical tool for experienced sailors to optimise…
The crews who signed up for the annual Classic Malts Cruise, organised by World Cruising Club, have now embarked on a 200-mile voyage through the Inner Hebrides, choosing their own route from Oban to Skye, and back south to Islay.…
Following some friendly 'goading' by David Mulligan on a winter's evening in the Summit Inn, David Doyle set about contacting a fellow fisherman whom he knew had the talent to construct a brand new Howth 17. The savings fund of…
Waterways Ireland have asked that masters remember to check their mooring ropes before departure and make sure that there's no knots or foreign objects (such as fishing hooks or lead weights) embedded in or attached to the ropes, as these…
Carrick-on-Shannon's Rowing Regatta has incurred navigation restrictions - see below for full details; and works to replace the deep gates at the lock in Ballytiglea on the Barrow Navigation will commence on 20th July 2009 and continue until 14th August,…
Irish Water Safety reminds people to take steps to ensure that they are safe when on holidays. Parents should be alert to the fact that while on holiday abroad, the safety standards at beaches and in pools may not necessarily…
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