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Three Races in Shorts and Shades in the J boats Cup
Thursday 3rd of June was the first day of racing at the J-Cup 2010, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble. The entry of 74 J Boats includes 27 J/109s which are racing for the 2010 J/109 UK…
Prices of Honda Outboard Engines Slashed
Nearly Euro 1,500 can be saved off selected Honda Engines according to an advertisement in the June/July issue of Afloat magazine. The remarkable price drop from the Japanese engine manufacturer is a response to flagging Irish marine sales over the…
Skibbereen overtake Dublin’s Neptune at top of Grand Rowing League
Skibbereen Rowing Club is now top the Rowing Ireland Grand League having overtaken Dublin club Neptune following the Cork Regatta, as the league reaches the halfway stage. The leading clubs after the third regatta are: Skibbereen 372, Neptune 306, St. Michael’s,…
Round Ireland Yacht Race Fleet to Reach 35 Boats
Within two weeks of the start of the Round Ireland race organisers have reduced downwards expectations of a bumper fleet for the 30th anniversary race on June 20th. Entries have reached 30 boats so far, with event director Denis Noonan…
In this week's podcast, we meet two very different teams taking part in the double-handed section of this year's Round Ireland Yacht Race, and MGM have their Used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire. var player = new Clappr.Player({ source: '/images/audio/afloatripreview.mp3',…
Supernova Sails to Dublin Bay Sailing Club Success
Fresh from his third overall result at the Irish Cruiser Nationals a week ago, Ken Lawless was back at the top of the Class three fleet tonight when his yacht Supernova sailed to success in a warm Summer breeze on…
Start Time Changes for ISORA Yacht Race
Possible tidal problems in Wales have forced Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) Commodore Peter Ryan to change the start of the fourth sailing race across the Irish Sea back to Wicklow to 07.15 next Saturday in Pwllheli. More on…
17 Enter Arklow's Metmasts Turbines Yacht Race
There are 17 entrants so far for Sunday's Metmasts Turbines Yacht Race. The second race round the Arklow wind turbines is hosted by Arklow Sailing Club. The challenge of a 34 mile sprint around the Arklow Bank Wind Turbines, coupled with…
Superstock Speedboats Power into Galway Bay
A demanding 2 ½ mile Atlantic Ocean racecourse separates 12 of the UK’s finest powerboat racing teams and the inaugural title of Galway Grand Prix of the Sea champion this weekend. Powering off Ireland’s west coast for a bank holiday…
Shannon Navigation - Roosky to Tarmonbarry
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters and users of the Shannon Navigation that water levels have fallen in recent weeks. Masters of vessels, particularly those with deep drafts, are advised to proceed with caution in the area between Roosky Lock…
70 Minis line up for 25th Fastnet
There are just ten days to the start of the 25th edition of the annual Mini Fastnet, and 70 entries have registered for the event that begins and ends in the French port of Douarnenez, and, like the Figaro, this…
Laser Euros Start this weekend
Ireland's laser squad have decamped from the Delta Lloyd regatta in Medemblik to Estonia for the European Championships, starting tomorrow. Ronan Cull and James Espey represent Ireland in the standard rig fleet, with four ladies sailing in the Radial fleet.…
Irish Star Crews Arrive in Italy
Ireland's two Star crews line up against each other next week for the first time in what will be their final configurations. Both crews take part in the Star Europeans in Villareggio, with a record entry of 149 boats, all…
'Captain Calamity' Rescued Twice in Two Days
A lone sailor in the Irish Sea who was rescued south of Mumbles yesterday with no power and almost no safety equipment on board has just been rescued again after setting out for the second time and once again losing…
Planning to do the Round Ireland Yacht Race this month?
Planning to do this year's Round Ireland Yacht Race? You could do a lot worse than listen in to how Galway's Aodhan Fitzgerald put together a team of friends to win the 2008 race. Also on are navigation tips from tactician Brian…
New European Atlas of the Seas
The European Commission has recently launched a pilot version of a new European Atlas of the Seas – a dynamic online atlas where users will be able to learn more about Europe's seas, its maritime sectors, the interaction between them…
Calling Round Ireland Yacht Race Skippers; Don't Forget Your Almanac
If you're heading offshore this season with ISORA or navigating Round Ireland this month don't forget your 2010 Irish Almanac. It offers the racing yachtsman ready access to essential information by virtue of its clear information and user friendly format.…
Local Hero Hoping to Conquer Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship
Thirteen thrill-seeking powerboat racing teams will charge into Galway on Ireland’s west coast this week for round two of the Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship. The Galway Grand Prix of the Sea will kick-start the Irish bank holiday weekend celebrations and begin…
No Figaro for O'Riain
Irish sailor Paul O'Riain has announce that due to a lack of sponsorship, he is withdrawing his bid to enter the Figaro single-handed offshore race this year. "It is with regret that I have had to withdraw my entry from…
Irish Group Acquire Sunseeker
A group of Irish investors has taken a majority stake in luxury boatbuilder Sunseeker. FL Capital Partners, based in Blackrock, Co Dublin, has partnered with Australian bank Macquaried and Haymarket financial to pay €29.9million for the controlling interest in Sunseeker,…
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