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Could Sailing be Bigger than Football?
It’s often said that sailing will never be a spectator sport, but Secretary General of the Danish Sailing Association, Dan Ibsen, begs to differ. “New technology is making it easier to convey the excitement of sailing competition in a way…
O'Leary Retains All Ireland Title
Royal Cork's Nicholas O'Leary has the X factor. Following a light air series on home waters, O'Leary retained the All Ireland Sailing title this afternoon to become one of only a handful of sailors to hold on to the coveted…
Sunburn is Class Two Winner at Howth Yacht Club
Ian Byrne's Sunburn was the Class 2 IRC winner in today's third round of Howth YC's Autumn league sailing. For full results click read more: HOWTH YACHT CLUB AUTUMN LEAGUE (RACE) 27/09/2009 Class 1 IRC: 1, Barafundle M Davis SSC;…
Light Air End to DBSC 2009 Season
There was a light air end to the 2009 Dublin Bay Sailing Club season at the weekend when the 300-boat sailing fleet dealt with a flood tide and fickle gradients with no hope of a sea breeze. Vincent Farrell's Tsunami…
Harbour Company Letter Sets Out Plans for Carlisle Pier
As demoliton work on the Carlisle Pier reveals views over the Victorian harbour not seen for generations, the Chief Executive of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company , Gerry Dunne, has a letter published in the Irish Times this morning rebutting…
O'Leary through to All Ireland Finals
Anthony O'Leary, Nicolas O'Leary and Ben Duncan are the three winners from this afternoon's opening flight of the All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork YC. Qualification racing for flights two and three will take place tomorrow, before the final…
Irish Marina Operators Association (IMOA), c/o Irish Federation of Marine Industries, Confederation House, 84–86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 605 1621, fax: 01 638 1621, email: [email protected]   The Irish Marina Operators Association was founded in May 2003…
IRELAND'S MARINAS, PONTOONS AND JETTIES - 60 AND COUNTING! (SUMMER 2013) South-West Coast Kilrush Marina – 170 berths. Kilrush, Co. Clare. Tel: 065 905 2072, email: [email protected] Fenit Marina – 130 berths (to be extended). Tralee and Fenit Harbour Commissioners,…

Buying a Boat

25th September 2009 General
Dip your toe in Starting off in boating is easy – the difficult bit is deciding what part of the sport to try.  We publish Tips For Those Buying And Selling Boats on our dedicated boats for sale site. This part…
New brochure for Red Bay Boats
Baily Publications Limited don't just design Afloat magazine. We produce, design and print magazines, corporate identity/branding, brochures, business stationery, flyers, posters, newsletters, annual reports, displays and more. Go overleaf to check out our Redbay Boats brochure and then contact us…
The 49er is a high performance skiff with Olympic status. It is widely regarded as the 'Formula 1' of Olympic sailing with a worldwide Grand Prix racing circuit and a presence in over 30 countries.  Irish 49er Association, c/o Capt.…
Irish 5O5 Association, c/o Ewen Barry, President, Monkstown Bay Sailing Club, Monkstown, Co Cork. Tel: 086 823 6864, fax: 021 427 3849, email: [email protected] 5O5 History – A One Design Class The development of the Class began at the IYRU…

J109 Class

25th September 2009 Classes & Assoc
J/Boats – Sailing to Success The story of J/Boats is a classic entrepreneurial tale: With a $20,000 investment, and a speedy 24-foot sailboat that Rod Johnstone built in his garage, Rod and his brother Bob Johnstone went into business. That…
The Drascombe Association is a group of enthusiasts dedicated to the traditional-style sailing boats designed by the late John Watkinson. Around 5000 Drascombes of all types have been built since the first Lugger was launched in 1966. They are all…
Above: The Beneteau First 31.7 'Magic'. Photo courtesy of the Beneteau First 31.7 Ireland One Design Class Association website The official title of the association is the Beneteau First 31.7 Ireland One Design Class Association. The aim of the Association…
A Master Mariner's life - on Seascapes
On tonight's Seascapes, Tom MacSweeney interviews a Master Mariner, who talks about the highs and lows of a career at sea, and paints a picture of life on the oceans of the world. Along with all the usual latest marine…
Italian Entry for Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
Italy is back in the world’s premier ocean race for the first time since Brooksfield entered the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1993-94.  Italy’s Giovanni Soldini (43) has been named as the skipper of the Italia 70 team, which…
McCarthy Out of Route du Chocolate
Cork's Cian McCarthy is out of the Route du Chocolate before it even starts because French organisers have scratched his class out of the transatlantic race. McCarthy and Steve McFeely currently sailing on Cinnamon Girl are heading off into the…
Lifeboats Record Increase in Summer Launches
Preliminary figures* for summer 2009, issued today (Friday 25 Sept) by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), show the charity's lifeboats had one of their busiest summer holiday seasons. The figures show a 12 per cent increase in Irish lifeboat…
Legally Brunette Sole Irish Entrant in Middle Sea Race
Two weeks to go to close of entries and the 2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race looks set for another cracking edition -its 30th. 73 yachts have entered so far, only five short of last year's record number but only one…

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