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Swansea Lifeboat in Multiple Rescues
The warm weather has brought on a string of incidents for Swansea Coastguard, who this afternoon have co-ordinated several rescues, including three missing children, a capsized kayak and an injured jet-skier. Several resources in particular were sent by Swansea Coastguard…
ICRAs wrap up with blue skies
Whoever sold their soul for the weather, it was worth it. Three days of consistent sunshine and sailing breeze is nearly unheard of on Dublin Bay, but by whatever means, the Liebherr ICRA Cruiser Nationals went off without a hitch. …
Grand League Has First Big Hitch
NUIG’s senior eight took the Leander Trophy with a good win over St Michael’s and Muckross at the Cork Regatta at the National Rowing Centre. The event was run in good conditions but the Grand League suffered its first major…
Perfect Conditions on Day Two of ICRA Nationals
Blue skies coloured Dublin Bay again yesterday with a sea breeze of 12 knots providing perfect sailing conditions for the ICRA Nationals, writes Claire Bateman. The results illustrate the closeness of the competition in most divisions. Anthony O’Leary in Antix is…
Ew, what's that smell?
Cruiser Racer visitors to Dublin for this weekend's Cruiser Nationals aren't the only ones to be put off by Dublin's Bay foul smells it appears. Residents in Dublin have in recent days reported sewage like odours in the north and…
Cruise Liner with Giant Lips Visits Dublin
A Cruise liner berthed on the river Liffey this morning will draw a smile from Dubliners because of the giant red lips and eyes painted on the ship. The Aida Aura is a 203m long vessel carries 1400 passengers and is…
ICRA Nationals – Antix Leads IRC Zero in Action Packed Opener
Early morning fog resulted in a short delay for sailing at the start of day one of the three day ICRA Liebherr National Sailing Championships sailed out of the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire today writes Claire…
More ICRA Nationals Photo Action Here
We've added more photos from today's opening races of the ICRA Championships to the Afloat Gallery. Click here to see more from photographer Bob Bateman.
In this week's Afloat podcast, Markham Nolan hits the pontoons of the Royal St George to get a glimmer of how the first day of the ICRAs kicked off.  var player = new Clappr.Player({ source: '/images/audio/icras.mp3', poster: '', height: '0',…
ICRA Nationals 2010 Kick off in Style - First Race photos here
This morning's opening race of the Liebherr 2010 ICRA National Sailing Championships has kicked off in style on Dublin Bay and although the 120 boat fleet  (drawn from 20 clubs) was shrouded in a sea mist for a time race…
Comm Cuppers Round Island, not Ireland
Two of the three boats in Ireland's Commodore's Cup team are booked in for the annual Round the Island race in the Solent on June 19. The race, which already boasts 1,200 entries, kicks off the day before the Round…
Harbour Company issue Carlisle Pier Statement
The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has issued a brief statement regarding the decision of An Bord Pleanala on the demolition of structures on the Carlisle Pier last September. Afloat.ie reported that Ciaran Cuffe has called for the old Victorian structure…
Blind Youngsters Get Going with Rowing
Fourteen visually impaired teenagers from both Rosmini Secondary School and St. Joseph’s Centre for the Visually Impaired took part in a rowing intro afternoon at  Dublin Municipal Rowing Centre this week. The aim of the afternoon was to introduce them…
All Round Fastnet in Normandy Channel Race
Having tacked down the southern seaboard of Ireland after rounding Tuskar Rock, all boats in the Normandy Channel Race have now rounded the Fastnet and are heading east on the homeward leg. The Normandy Channel Race is one of many…
Last Chance For Scottish Series
With just over a week to go until the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series sets sail, double Gold Olympic medalist Shirley Robertson, is calling on sailors from across the UK, and further a field, to sign up to this year’s event.…
Red Rhum Romps Home in DBSC Cruisers Two
In a day that presented little chance for sailing, last night produced a steady south easterly breeze of 6-8 knots for Thrusday evening's Dublin Bay Sailing Club race. Red Rhum (J.Nicholson) made the most of the summer conditions to win…
Sailing West for Round Ireland
The rule is simple; Keep Ireland and all her islands to starboard. For the captain and crews undertaking the Round Ireland Yacht race this summer with Sailing West on their Sunfast 37 and Reflex 38, one can add the following…
Visiting Sailors Need Rubbish Disposal
A letter from a UK sailor cruising round Ireland makes the Irish Times Letters page this morning to make a point previously made on the Afloat forums. Terry McMenamin from Derby says it is near-impossible to dispose of food waste…
Text For Twilight Sail
The Bray Sailing Club Midsummer Twilight series will be sailed on 19th-21st June. This is an evening series, to celebrate the long days and, hopefully, the start of summer. Burgers and beer after racing. As it is always difficult for organisers…
Neptune Braced for Strong Challenge from Big Clubs
Neptune Rowing Club (Dublin) top the new Rowing Ireland Grand League table with two regattas under their oars but this could all change by next Saturday when the third regatta of the six series league takes place at the National…

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