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Finn Lynch Overcomes 'a Few Big Mistakes' To End Palma With Two Top Ten Results
Finn Lynch, Ireland's only gold fleet participant at last week's important Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta, recovered ten places or so in the closing stages to finish with a 2 and a 9 in 'very hard' conditions. The two top ten results…
Waterford Harbour visitor Slack Alice was second in class two IRC at the Kinsale Spring Series
The much promised sunshine failed to arrive on the first day of the Matthews Helly Hansen sponsored Spring Series for Sailing Cruisers in Kinsale Yacht Club. Race officer Denis Kieran aboard White Tiger got the twenty six boat fleet, with…
Just four weeks after they’d had a highly competitive Team Championship in dinghies at Kilrush, Ireland’s universities found themselves in competition again in J/80s sportsboats at Howth to select the national representatives for the Student Yachting Worlds in France
Howth Yacht Club’s useful flotilla of J/80s provided all the right sail-handling and sportsboat challenges for the university teams competing at the weekend for the right to represent Ireland in the Student Yachting Worlds in France in the Autumn writes…
Rio Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy. The qualification for the Tokyo Regatta 2020 has been published. Downloadable below.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition will be held out of Enoshima Yacht Harbour, also the venue for Sailing's World Cup Series event this September, and will feature 350 athletes racing in 250 boats across the ten Olympic events. With…
J24 prizes were presented by HYC Commodore Joe McPeake (second from right) and J24 President Brian McDowell (right) to Gold Fleet Winners, Hard on Port
As Afloat.ie previewed here, the first event of the 2018 J24 season took place this weekend with the J24 Eastern Championships at Howth Yacht Club. Pre–weekend forecasts looked ominous for any racing at all with less than 5kts forecast all…
The RS Quest with students onboard at the INSS at Dun Laoghaire
The new RS Quest family and training dinghy has made its Dun Laoghaire debut, thanks to its new RS Irish agents based at the east coast port. RS agent Kenneth Rumball of the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School was appointed last month…
Using up to six of the RCYC’s fleet of 707s, the Keelboat Endeavour Trophy will be run in a British Keelboat League-style knock-out format
The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch (RCYC), and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have announced the launch of the Keelboat Endeavour Trophy writes Sue Pelling.  The aim of this new event, scheduled to take place on 22-23 September 2018, is…
A large piece of stonework has been dislodged from the roundhead apron at Dun Laoghaire's West Pier
Following Afloat.ie photos showing the damage to the West Pier at Dun Laoghaire after Storm Emma, this weekend's low tide and calm seas revealed further evidence of the pressing need for repair works to the Pier's roundhead.  Damage to the…
Neptune's women's novice coxed quadruple on the way to beating Trinity at Commercial Regatta
#Rowing: Trinity won the men’s senior eight at Commercial Regatta at Islandbridge today. Commercial had divided their Championships winning eight into two crews. The rain came – at almost exactly the same time as in Saturday’s Neptune Regatta, but the…
Royal Cork's Chris Bateman (157561) works the right hand side of the course in the final race of the Laser Radial division of the Volvo Youth Sailing Nationals on Dublin Bay. Royal Cork sailors performed well at the event, scroll down for more.
The answer was written in the weekend's weather forecast: whoever could master the vagaries of Dublin Bay's light winds could count on victory at this year's Irish Sailing Youth National Championships at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. After three days of racing,…
The MAPFRE crew begin to relax on deck after a gruelling Leg 7
#VOR - Spanish team MAPFRE crossed the finish line for Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Itajaí, Brazil on Sunday morning (8 April), securing a fifth place finish and collecting six points. The result hands the overall lead…
Topper dinghies reach a weather mark in the first day of racing for the class at the Irish Sailing Youth Pathway National Championships
After a fickle day three of the Volvo Youth National Sailing Championships, dinghy class leaders clung to the top of their respective scoresheets but only just. Organisers were also breathing a sigh of relief after completing the minimum race requirements…
Neptune on the way to a one-foot win at Neptune Regatta
#Rowing: Trinity looked strong as they beat UCD in the men’s senior eights final at Neptune Regatta this evening. The final verdict was under a length, but as the crews passed the Neptune boathouse the men in white looked in…
Action From Neptune Regatta
#Rowing: The first set of finals at Neptune Regatta was a good one for UCD. Their B crew beat Neptune – by three-quarters of a length – in the competitive club one eights and their B crew beat Trinity in…
Sanya Serenity Coast takes a pounding in the North Pacific
#ClipperRace - For most competitors in the Clipper Race fleet, it’s the relative calm before the storm, with teams bracing themselves for a period of textbook North Pacific Ocean weather on day 15 of the 5,600 nautical mile race to…
Irish Shipping Eyes Brexit Bypass With Direct Routes To Continent
#Brexit - Irish shipping firms are making plans to bypass ports in Britain for direct routes to the continent to avoid any potential Brexit complications, as the Irish Independent reports. While freight traffic between Ireland and the UK will continue,…
Turn the Tide on Plastic ghosts into Itajaí earlier this morning
#VOR - Dee Caffari’s Turn the Tide on Plastic ghosted across the finish line for Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race at Itajaí, Brazil, taking fourth place and collecting eight points. It was the hardest leg of the race,…
Afloat adds the scene above shows the Isle of Man Steam Packet fleet docked in Douglas including ro-ro freight ferry Arrow. The operator resumed seasonal sailings at Easter to Dublin and Belfast while maintaining routine Manx-England services.
#FerryNews-  The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has reported an upturn in visitor numbers last year. Booking data reports Manx Radio from the ferry operator shows an increase of 3.4% in ferry passengers compared to 2016. It comes in…
Tristan Orlic
#Rowing: Neptune’s Club One eight came through two rounds to qualify for Saturday’s action in the Neptune Regatta at Islandbridge on Friday. They beat Commercial A in the first round and then had just a canvas to spare over a…
The Great Granite Pond as this weekend’s youth sailing venue. If we see Dun Laoghaire Harbour as a natural feature of Dublin Bay, rather than as some enormous artificial construct from which income should be extracted through every possible source, then its continued existence as a National Heritage site and relatively uncommercialised recreational amenity for the general good might make more sense
With 190 sailors from 25 clubs nationwide, the first ever Northern Ireland–hosted Youth Pathway Nationals 2017 at Ballyholme last year had a debut which was little short of sensational. The momentum has been maintained into 2018 for a real talent-spotting…

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