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First slot for Ireland vs The World Match Racing Decided
Marty O'Leary’s well-oiled machine convincingly won the first Trial for one of  the last two spots on the Irish Team for the upcoming International Match Racing  Challenge.O’Leary beat Stefan Hyde’s team two nil in the best of three sail off.This…
Schull Juniors Win UK Team Racing Event
The prestigious British Schools Dinghy Racing Championships have taken place over two days of intensive sailing in Kent, U.K. Two Irish teams, Rochestown College and Schull Community College participated through national qualification and competed against the top British and German…
Henri Lloyd Ultimate Racing Kit List
When considering your technical sailing clothing requirements, many people think only of the outer layer because it is the most visible, but the mid and next to skin layers are of equal importance. The Henri Lloyd product range has been…
Tough Start to Third Day at Henley for Irish
The first three Irish crews in action at Henley this morning all fell to the superior fire power of seeded crews. The old boys' club of Oxford and Cambridge, 1829 Boat Club, beat Galway Rowing Club in the Thames Cup…
Join the Clipper Parade of Sail on July 7
Cork's Clipper entry was flanked by an armada of boats as she raced into Kinsale on Sunday 27 June.  Now there’s the chance to replicate that as the whole Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race fleet sails from Kinsale…
Windy WIORA Tests the Best of the West
There were thrills and spills off the Clare coast yesterday as the breeze filled in to test competitors at the WIORA West Coast Championships.  Nonetheless, the top boats shone through and a full complement of sailing was held. IRC1 Glenn…
Irish Dragons Roar in Cowes
Irish eyes were smiling on day two of the 2010 Dragon Edinburgh Cup, supported by Aberdeen Asset Management, as Simon Brien, sailing IRL212 Kin with Stephen Milne and David Gomes, won race three and Andrew Craig, sailing IRL192 Chimaera with…
ISA Youth Worlds Team Depart for Turkey
ISA Youth Worlds team is completing final preparations for the 2010 ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships, which takes place in Istanbul, Turkey from 8th – 17th July 2010. More than 300 young sailors from 60 nations will compete across eight…
O'Neill on Top in SB3 Dublin Bay Race
Barry O'Neill of the Royal St. George Yacht Club topped a 12-boat SB3 fleet tonight in perfect southerly sailing conditions on Dublin Bay. In a tight rounding of the 40-foot mark O'Neill at the helm of Sin Bin, already the…
Galway-Muckross Exit Visitors' Cup
An Argentinian composite crew which had terrible steering problems early on passed and beat the Galway Rowing Club/Muckross crew in the first round of the Visitors' Cup at Henley Royal Regatta. The crew from Club San Fernando and Club de…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Announce 28 Winners from First Series
Flor O'Driscoll's Championship winning J24 has added another title to the cabinet this week when Dublin Bay Sailing Club released the 28 winners of its first mid-week series. O'Driscoll who picked up the overall award at last year's 2009 Volvo…
Ludlow and Fitzgerald Rowers of the Month
Claire Ludlow and Elaine Fitzgerald are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for June. The Neptune crew won the elite lightweight pairs title at Henley Women’s Regatta. They were Ireland’s sole winners at the event and had targeted this win…
Double Joy for Queen's on Day Two at Henley
Queen's A and B crews qualified for the quarter-finals of the Temple Cup for student eights at Henley Royal Regatta, topping off a list of five out of six wins for Irish crews before lunch on the second day of…
Helicopter Crew Commended For Dramatic Air-Sea Rescue
The crew of an emergency search and rescue helicopter has been awarded the Best of Irish Award for rescuing a stricken pilot when his light aircraft crashed into the Irish Sea. The six-strong crew of R117, employed by CHC Helicopter…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Established
Minister for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan heralded the establishment of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) today as an “historic development in the way we protect, conserve and develop our nationally important inland fisheries resource”. The IFI replaces 17 bodies formerly involved…
Bring Back Irish Sail Training?
Ocean Youth Trust Ireland are canvassing for support to reinstate an all-Ireland sail training scheme of some form. Their only sail training vessel sank earlier this summer after hitting rocks off Ballycastle, leaving the organisation without a means to get…
Dun Laoghaire Women on the Water Day in July
The National Yacht Club in partnership with the ISA would like to invite women of all ages and all levels of sailing and other water sports to come sailing on Sunday 11th July  from 13.00 - 17.00 hrs. This is a…
Entry Open for Fireball Europeans? Czech.
The Czech Fireball fleet are accepting registration for the Fireball Europeans, held at the end of September in the Czech Republic. The sailing event will take place on the Nové Mlýny lake, a large reservoir near Brno. The event website…
New Facebook Competition - Win Almanac & DVD packages
We've got a copy of the Afloat Nautical Almanac to give away, along with a copy of Cork-based RTE Documentary The Harbour on DVD. To win, all you have to do is post the answer to this question on our…
A period off the water has allowed class measurer and Dun Laoghair sailor Roger Bannon put together some detailed an interesting figures on sailing a Laser SB3 downwind. The analysis, originally posted on a Dublin Bay SB3 email list and…

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