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Barry Hurley reports from the deck of Dinah: Updated forecast during the night showed every OSTAR competitors dream. A windy spinnaker run allowing a route directly for the Flemish Cap. One snag though... Since losing a halyard to the top…
Sean Casey finished fifth in his World Cup semi-final in Banyoles yesterday and will contest tomorrow’s B Final of the single scull. The men’s pair of Cormac Folan and Martin Walsh took third place in their C Final, placing them…
A sparkling Dublin Bay greeted competitors for Dublin bay's Saturday race with south-east 12-14 knot winds and a flooding tide that produced the best conditions of the season so far. Chris Johnston's Propsect won the Beneteau 31.7  race from Donal…
It was cut-and-thrust stuff on Galway Bay this afternoon with glorious conditions on the water for the inshore race weekend of the Galway Volvo Ocean Race stopover. With two races in light, shifty conditions, Ken Read's Puma emerged the victor…
Markham Nolan caught up with Green Dragon navigator Ian Moore on the docks in Galway yesterday and got a feeling for how the new partnership with Volvo Ocean Race online gamers worked on the Boston-Galway leg in this exclusive Afloat.ie…
Sunny and warm conditions prevail in Galway this morning but the weather on the bay is giving some of the world's experts a run for their money. The question they are asking for the in-port race today, is how quickly…
Peter O’Leary of Cork and Tim Goodbody of Dun Laoghaire share the honours as the Irish Independent/Afloat.ie “Sailors of the Month” for May after their fabulous victory this week in the Olympic Star Class Eastern European Championship in breezy weather…
After the Bank Holiday weekend you’ll feel rested, which is just as well – there’s a plethora of sailing and water-based events around the country all week. Before we get to those, if you’re a member of Howth YCs Cruising…
The classic Gill Crew Jacket range has been redeveloped for Autumn/Winter 2009 to offer the ideal simple deck coat solution. Made from a softer, smoother, breathable and fully waterproof fabric, the new Crew Jacket also includes a warm internal fleece…
Ireland’s Sean Casey qualified for the Semi-Finals at the World Cup in Banyoles today by finishing second in his repechage. The men’s pair did not make it, finishing fourth in their repechage.
After the Bank Holiday weekend you’ll feel rested, which is just as well – there’s a plethora of sailing and water-based events around the country all week. Before we get to those, if you’re a member of Howth YCs Cruising…
Peter O’Leary of Cork and Tim Goodbody of Dun Laoghaire share the honours as the Irish Independent/Afloat.ie “Sailors of the Month” for May after their fabulous victory this week in the Olympic Star Class Eastern European Championship in breezy weather…
Update from Barry Hurley at 3pm: Today marks the first day of normality since the diesel issue earlier in the week. I'm eating again, the boat smells ok and is dry, everything's falling into place! I did another interview for…
Barry Hurley, Ireland's entry in the OSTAR, is 700 miles west of the Fastnet. A diesel can exploded in the cabin of his 35 foot Jeanneau Dinah, covering the place with oil. Hurely , well-experienced in single-handing, has been sick,…
Ireland’s two crews at the World Cup regatta in Munich face into repechages this afternoon after failing to make it through directly to the semi-finals. Both single sculler Sean Casey and the pair of Cormac Folan and Martin Walsh finished…
Met Eireann say the outlook for the weekend is for light or moderate mainly east to southeast winds, but winds becoming variable for a time on western coasts. There will also be a few showers on Atlantic coasts. Mainly fair…
Up to 20 boats are expected to start the inaugural Metmasts.ie Turbines yacht race from Arklow this Sunday. The course is around the Arklow bank wind turbines. Vice commodore Ken O'Toole expects that under the current moderate forecast the race…
A fleet of up to 40 boats including Michael Cotter's 80-footer Whisper will be on the Dun Laoghaire starting line for the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race on Saturday week. As a further innovation to this year's fixture, GPS Trackers…
It was designed to be a revolution in boating. And it became one. This spring, Volvo Penta has delivered the 10,000th IPS system since the start in 2005. Introduction of the Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Performance System) – the world’s…
IBM and the Marine Institute today launched a specially designed web portal to provide the public with the latest information on weather, sea and tidal conditions for the Galway Bay area. The web portal, which is one element of the…

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