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  Last minute stocking filler? Pick up Afloat's Irish Sailing Annual for the sailor in your life. We've got 2009 wrapped inlcuding: Jeremy Irons and his Willing Lass, a mini Valkyrie and the X-41 Factor are just a few of… Hyde Crosses the Line in St. Lucia
Royal Cork's Stephen Hyde sailing A Lady (Avoidng the Recesssion in Style blog here) was among 200 yachts arriving at Rodney Bay Marina, Saint Lucia over the past two and a half weeks, and the celebration on Saturday 19 December,… Fish Barrier at Fermoy
Minister of State Conor Lenihan today announced he had reviewed the approach to resolving the barrier to fish passage at Fermoy. Minister Lenihan said, “Since taking up responsibility for inland fish I have been anxious that progress be made to… Captain Simon Coate Appointed Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master
Dublin Bay
Captain Simon Coate has been appointed Harbour Master of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. He  succeeds  Captain Jim Carter,  who has retired after 34 years at the helm. A Master Mariner,  Captain Coate spent 29 years at sea in the Merchant Navy,… RNLI Lifeboat Volunteers Ready for Christmas Call Outs
RNLI Lifeboats
Last year, Irish lifeboats launched 14 times during Christmas week (from 24 December to 1 Jan inclusive). This Christmas season Irish lifeboat volunteers with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) may well leave festive family celebrations behind again to brave… UK Makes changes to Collection of Time Expired Pyrotechnics
News Update
In the UK, the Maritime And Coastguard Agency (MCA) with the assistance of the Department for Transport, will continue to accept TEPs from the public; however the collection and disposal service will no longer be undertaken by the Ministry of… Short-handed association formed
News Update
A fledgling Irish short-handed sailing association began to take shape last week, with more than 35 people in attendance at the National Yacht Club to discuss how to encourage the discipline. Among those in attendance were former solo Round Ireland… Christmas Day Swim Advice
Marine Warning
Irish Water Safety has issued a warning to cover activities over the holidays including Christmas Day swims. Christmas Charity Swims The Christmas season in Ireland is a time when thousands of people around the country traditionally run sponsored swims in… End of Southern Ocean leg for Cork, Ireland in the Clipper Race
Clipper Race
Following a dramatic start to their race from Cape Town, South Africa, when Cork,Ireland collided on the start line with English entry Hull & Humber, the Irish team has arrived in Geraldton, Western Australia at the end of the Southern… Prelude to Boxing Day Classic Down Under
Sydney to Hobart
The two near sister Reichel/Pugh designs Alan Brierty's Limit and Stephen Ainsworth's Loki, finished first and second, just one point apart, in the Rolex Trophy Rating Series regatta, the major warm-up for the Rolex Sydney Hobart race which starts this…
O'Donovan Takes Two Titles

O'Donovan Takes Two Titles

19th December 2009
Skibbereen man Mark O’Donovan took two of the inaugural national sculls titles at the Skibbereen head of the river at the National Rowing Centre. The 21-year-old, who headed the lightweight rankings at the National trials last weekend, won the single…
Olympics 2012
Annalise Murphy was second in this morning's medal race in Sail Melbourne leaving the National YC Laser sailor fourth overall in the event giving he overall victory in the 'Down Under Series,' the combination of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne race… RORC Opt Out of Lifeline Change
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has made a decision to ban Dyneema® lifelines for the 2010 RORC race programme that includes the Round Ireland race. At the ISAF annual conference in Busan Korea in November Dyneema® fibre was approved… Report into Death of Yachtsman off Bray Head Published
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has published its Investigation Report into the loss of a man overboard from the yacht "Alana" and his subsequent death off Bray Head, Co. Wicklow on 14th September 2008. Whilst participating in the annual Sean… Large Swell Capsized Fishing Boat-Report
A Report of Investigation into the capsize of the "Barbara Mary", at Kildee Bay, Co. Clare on 18th September 2008 has been published by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board. At around 15.15 hrs on 18th September a five metre glass… There is No Such Thing as Safe Ice
Marine Warning
Irish Water Safety is warning the public about the danger of drowning as the forecasted spell of severe weather and frosts may well create some frozen ice over canals, rivers and lakes. Children are especially at risk as they are…
Classes & Assoc

Galway Hooker Association

18th December 2009
Galway Hooker Association – Cumann na Húicéirí History The GHA was established in 1978 for the purpose of promoting the restoration and preservation of traditional boats in Ireland, especially the Galway Hooker in its various forms (gleoiteog, púcán, leathbhád and… 'Witchcraft of Howth' Goes on Sale
Boat Sales
Well known Sailing Cruiser 'Witchcraft of Howth' has come on the market through Bangor broker Blue Flag Boats. The 1976 yacht has been raced extensively in Dublin bay during the 1990's. It has also completed two Round Ireland races. More… QuickSilver 580, 4k Knocked off Asking Price
Boat Sales
A Pilothouse Quicksilver 580 is on the market from Fitzgerald Marine in Kinsale Co. Cork with four grand knocked off the asking price. Now for sale at 15k this 6 metre fishing boat is a very clean example of the… Round Ireland On A Roll says Afloat
News Update
According to the current issue of Afloat, the Round Ireland is on a roll with sixteen boats already signed up for next year′s Race — an unprecedented level of interest that suggests next year′s 30th Anniversary event will be a…
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