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Afloat.ie: Highlights this decade?
As the sun sets on the decade we're looking for a list of Irish sailing and boating highlights (and lowlights). Let readers know what you think were the defining moments of this decade by adding your events of the decade…
Afloat.ie: Latest Posts On the Forum
On Afloat's boating Forum: The Chief of Irish Sailing Harry Hermon says the decision to scrap the Asgard Programme in the 2010 budget may well be the last nail in the coffin of the marine leisure sector unless we pull…
Afloat.ie: On Our Forum This Week
Ezgoing asked some weeks ago on Afloat.ie: where can children go when their Optimist gets too small? Recent responses were the Mirror or 420 for more ambitious sailors (Gordon Davies); though Peadar1987 disagreed with the 420 choice due to the…
Afloat.ie: Forum Topics This Week
Afloat.ie is giving away Henri Lloyd and Helly Hansen hats for good suggestions made on its forum thread 'Brain Waves – ideas to develop our coastline', which is bringing up some interesting ideas. Cimota would love to see colour-coded maps…
Afloat Forum: Hats Off for a Bright Idea
Afloat.ie is giving away Henri Lloyd and Helly Hansen hats for each suggestion made on its forum thread 'Brain Waves - ideas to develop our coastline'. So far users have suggested making the Shannon Estuary a marine park, development of…
On The Forum: Give us an Idea & win a Hat, Team Racing and the Turkey Shoot
On Afloat's Irish Boating Forum this week: IRLontop says Irish college Firefy sailors are so fast that the Scottish organisers had to rewrite the rules to prevent Ireland winning. Skipper says that the sight of 50-plus cruisers in the sunshine…
Commodore's Cup, Cork Week and Boat of the Year
On Afloat’s Irish boating forum this week: Next year's Commodore’s Cup team formation is generating plenty of comment – Sailorlad is afraid it might just be a case of ‘showing up’ rather than really competing, while Claire says that Blondie,…
On the Forum this Week
Topics on Afloat's Irish boating forum this week: In a six page thread Wicklow SC commodore Charlie Kavanagh says more help is required if a 30' mini class is to be added to the club's Round Ireland race. Courtown Sailing…
On the Forum: Sailor of the Month
Forum: Byrni doesn’t believe the slogan ‘sport for all, sport for life’ applied in the case of the Junior helm who didn’t get entry to the Seniors, while marhay says we need to recognise the younger sailors who do so…
On the Forum: Do VHF radios need licenses?
Forum:Aleria57 says instead of raising the fees and thus reducing the usage of VHF radios, the state should consider enabling people to freely use VHF and SSB transceivers, as is the case in the United States. There is praise for…
Forum: New Racing Rules Section
We've started a new Forum Section here for Irish Sailors on the Racing Rules of Sailing. The aim is that many of the threads will be started by readers describing an incident they have been involved in. Competitors may learn…
SB3 worlds not on same scale as Dublin
SB3 sailors at home are asking if those behind the International Class Association are going 'too far too soon' with the new design. After a massive inaugural World Championship in Dun Laoghaire last year with 136 entries, the 2009 event…

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