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Challenge and change for Rolex Middle Sea Race
Racing
The Rolex Middle Sea Race, which this year starts on Saturday, 17 October, has witnessed many changes and challenges over its forty-one year history and 2009 is no exception. For the first time ever the race will start from Malta's…
Interesting nights for Cork in Clipper
Clipper Race
Squalls and varied conditions are keeping things interesting for the crew (26 men and 17 women) of Cork during this stage (Race 2, day 23) of the Clipper round the world yacht  Race, while current race leaders Team Finland, along…
More from Henri Lloyd - with Atmosphere
Marketplace
As we reported yesterday, Henri Lloyd have launched several new lines – all of which are being put through their paces by one or all of the following: Shirley Robertson (double Olympic gold medallist), Ben Ainslie (triple Olympic gold medallist),…
News From the Afloat.ie Archive
Cork, Ireland are enjoying the clear skies and steady breeze from the South Atlantic trade winds and reporting good speed and a happy – if slightly 'fragrant', – crew. With no fresh water squalls for a few days, Richie Fearon…
New ranges from Henri Lloyd
Marketplace
Henri Lloyd has entered what is, they say, an exciting phase with the launch of several new ranges and products in their mission to become a greener manufacturing company through an infinite recycling programme. Just in time for 2010 is…
DBSC Turkey Shoot 2009
Turkey Shoot

DBSC Turkey Shoot 2009

12th October 2009
Dublin Bay Sailing Club are all geared up for their annual Turkey Shoot – and looking forward to great numbers and great sailing once again. "These Sunday mornings will definitely take your mind off all the other mundane things", says…
Cork Clipper crosses the Equator first
Clipper Race
Cork, Ireland crossed the Equator at 0316 UT today and offered their gifts to Neptune but will hold off on the ceremony until later today when the watch system brings the entire crew together for an hour. Our onboard video…
Olympics 2012
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) and GUL has announced a three-year partnership which will see Irish Olympic and Academy Sailors supplied with high performance quality apparel leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games. GUL has a strong reputation with national…
O Cuiv Grant for Inis Meain
Coastal Notes
Eamon O Cuiv TD, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €60,602 to carry out safety works on Cé an Chalaidh Mhoir, Inis Meain, Co. Galway. The works include the installation…
News From the Afloat.ie Archive
Éamon Ó Cuív TD, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €60,602 to carry out safety works on Cé an Chalaidh Mhóir, Inis Meáin, Co. Galway. 
European Speedsailing Championships Postponed
Weather
Due to the bad long-term forecast for the first period of the European Speed Championships the event has been postponed; the Championships will now take place in from November 1 to 6 in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Championship Speed Sailing will…
27th Howth Yacht Club Laser Frostbites
Howth YC
Dust off that Laser parked in the corner of your front garden and get down to Howth Yacht Club for November 1st! Howth has the biggest and longest running Laser Winter sailing series in the country. Racing starts at 11am…
News From the Afloat.ie Archive
Mild weather contributed to good racing in Howth's Autumn League on Sunday with 10-12knt winds – results over the fold.  
Marinerscove Romps Home
Racing

Marinerscove Romps Home

12th October 2009
Royal Cork October League: Brothers Nin and Peter O'Leary brought Marinerscove home first in both of yesterday's races in class zero of the O'Flynn Exhams October league.What started out as a dull grey day turned into a sparking afternoon on…
HYC League Still Blessed with Sunshine
Howth YC
Tight finishes both on the water and on handicap were the order of the day for the penultimate sailing of this year’s Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League which was again blessed with fine conditions, with a pleasant 12-16 knot westerly…
News From the Afloat.ie Archive
Two of Dublin's largest chandleries, Dinghy Supplies in Sutton, and Onboard in Dublin City Centre (off Grafton Street, have reduced stock prices – up to 70% in some cases – across several ranges within  their retail departments.  
North Sea States Unite Against Marine Pollution
Coastal Notes
Today (Friday 9th October 2009) all North Sea states and the European Community agreed on the framework of an Action Plan to combat illegal and accidental pollution of the greater North Sea and its approaches. The Action Plan (to be…
Kearney joins UK Dinghy Champions
Racing
Ireland's Ross Kearney from Belfast Lough joins a total of 29 champions from some of the most highly competitive dinghy classes in the UK who have signed up for this year’s Endeavour Trophy which is taking place at Burnham-on-Crouch this…
Cork now 5th and out of Doldrums
Clipper Race
href="http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/cork/index.php/CrewDiaries" target="_self">Cork's diarist Nick Headly wrote two days ago that they have to keep remembering how the winter is setting in at home while they're stifled in the humidity. With the exception of California, the whole fleet is currently positioned…
Seals, Real Ireland, and Inland - on Seascapes
Seascapes
Water users are quite happy to share their adopted element with those who were there already, and Tom MacSweeney and his team take a look at the future for the seals and their champion, the Seal Sanctuary, tonight on Seascapes…

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