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Cork Crew Celebrate return to Clipper Round the World  Race
The significance of the day was not lost on those taking part in Clipper 09-10 round the world yacht race as ten yachts lined up on the start line for the short sprint to Jamaica, the crew of Cork, Ireland racing…
DBSC J109s Strut Their Stuff on Dublin Bay
J109s were to the fore in Cruisers One sailing this afternoon as westerly winds of six knots but gusting up to double that speed – and shifting by 30 degrees – made for plenty of place changes for the Dublin…
Three Irish Crews on Mark in Duisburg
Irish crews recorded three third-place finishes on the second day of the Wedau International Regatta in Duisburg in Germany. For the Ireland team, the under-23 lightweight double scull of Niall Kenny and Michael Maher and Sanita Puspure in the women’s…
Four fleets Contest Royal Alfred's Baily Bowl
There will be a light start this morning to the Royal Alfred's Baily Bowl event on Dublin bay. The Dublin Club will provide a full weekend of racing run from the National Yacht Club. Three races on Saturday and two…
Expedition Liner Visits Cork and Dublin
An interesting visitor to Dublin Bay this morning is the MS Fram, a 500-passenger capacity cruise ship that has been designed with a reinforced hull for cruising arctic waters. The Norwegian ship cruised from Cork overnight. It has a four star…
Five Boats Fight for ICRA's Offshore Honours
Only five boats came to the line for the inaugural Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) Offshore Trophy at Crosshaven tonight but what the sailing fleet lacked in numbers it made up for in close competition inside Cork Harbour. Under spinnaker…
Moynihan and Lightweight Pair Advance
Lightweight single sculler Cathal Moynihan and the the under-23 lightweight pair of Anthony English and Peter Hanily both advanced to today’s round of the Wedau Regatta in Duisburg in Germany yesterday. The men’s pair of Sean Jacob and Cormac Folan…
McWilliam May Series Photos Now Online
Plenty of action from Cork Harbour. Photography from Royal Cork's McWilliam series is on the gallery now from Bob Bateman.
Traffic Volumes through Irish Ports fall in 1st quarter 2010
The latest figures from the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) on Irish shipping and port traffic data for the first quarter of 2010 indicate a continued general easing in the rate of decline in freight volumes. The IMDO estimate that…
Boost for Ireland as Irish Shipping Considered 'Highest Quality'
Irish ships will now be considered of the highest quality and will be subject to less inspections in ports throughout the region following an international meeting in Dublin today. The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU)…
Royal Cork Boats Prepare for Dublin Departure
Sailing Boats are preparing to depart Crosshaven tonight on the Irish Cruiser Racer (ICRA) feeder race to Dun Laoghaire. Among those competing is the new Roxy 6 pictured below at Crosshaven marina by Bob Bateman. Ireland's entire Commodore's Cup team…
RSGYC take on Cumberland Cup
A Royal St George YC team will be the sole Irish representatives at the Royal Thames YC Cumberland Cup, the oldest perpetual trophy in yacht racing, with racing kicking off today at Queen Mary SC. The event is a two-boat…
Trad Sailing Fest for Cork
Crosshaven will play host to the annual Crosshaven Traditional Sail event on the weekend of June 18-20, with traditional boat races, currach competitions, and even a 'pirates and wenches' fancy-dress party. Proceedings kick off on Friday June 18 with an…
Second Race Round Arklow Wind Turbines
The second Metmasts Turbine Race takes place around the Arklow wind farm off the east coast of Ireland on Sunday, June 6th. The 34–mile race is expected to take at least six hours to complete in moderate conditions. Last years…
French Present Main Challenge for O'Leary in Scotland
In preparation for this year's Commodore's cup ICRA members will be interested to know that France is fielding a strong sailing challenge at the Scottish series in two weeks time which means Royal Cork's Anthony O'Leary will get all the…
Albin Vega for Sale by HM Yachts
Looking for an 'all weather' boat? You may need to look no further. A 1978 Albin Vega has come on the market. It's the latest sailing cruiser addition to the Afloat boats for sale section of the website. It's a…
Diva Wins Dublin Bay Sailing Club Dragon Race
Try as they might neither the SB3s (16 raced), the Dragons (eight) or the Flying Fifteens (12) managed to successfully fly spinnakers on a reach to New Ross mark tonight. It was therefore a disappointing first leg but one positive…
Irish Company to Install New Pontoons in Dun Laoghaire
New, state-of-the-art Breakwater Pontoons are to be installed next week in the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, in advance of a major sailing championship to be staged there this summer. The prestigious club, which was founded in…
Waterways Ireland Wins O2 Ability Award
Waterways Ireland has won the coveted O2 Ability Award for Environmental Accessibility for its work on inland waterways at an awards ceremony last evening in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The awards were presented by Ryan Tubridy, RTE and Caroline Casey…
Three Cruise Liners Arrive in Dublin Port
Of the 86 Cruise liners due in to Dublin Port this Summer, three are docked in the Capital's port today, two arriving after 7am this morning. Cruise liner traffic into Dublin is in line with last years figures when almost…

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