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Round the Island Ends on High Note
Everyone is celebrating this year’s Race as being one of the most successful on record. Not only did the weather gods play fair, the racing was extremely close throughout the day proven by the tight finishes in most classes and…
Sapphire is Double Dinghy Winner in DBSC
Lorcan O'Sullivan's Sapphire was the winner of both IDRA 14 dinghy races today in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club series. Sailing results below: DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 19 JUNE 2010                                                                                                       FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Hy5ive…
Folkboat Wins Round the Island Race
Ten hours since the first gun was fired in the 2010 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, and finishing yachts are streaming into Cowes with half of the 1754 entries having completed the 50-mile marathon. Unusually we have…
Round Ireland GPS Fleet Tracker Goes Live
The Round Ireland GPS Fleet Tracker will go live tomorrow (Sunday, June 20th) at 10am two hours before start time. Click here. New and views direct from the competing boats carried here on Afloat.ie. More on the Round Ireland Yacht Race:…
Round Ireland Race Fleet Ready in Wicklow Harbour
What size the Round Ireland fleet might be on the startline tomorrow is still in the air as the last entries attend to scuttineering requirements this afternoon. It is unlikely though the fleet will reach 40 because at least two…
Small Boats Favoured for Sunday's Race Round Ireland
Twenty fours hours out from the start of the Round Ireland Yacht Race and the prediction that the 2010 fixture will be a small boat race is gaining ground as a high pressure settles over the Irish Sea today. In…
Light Winds and Adverse Tides Mean a Tricky Start to Round Ireland 2010
Wicklow Commodore Charlie Kavanagh might be right, tomorrow's Round Ireland start might be like 'watching paint dry'. Lets hope not but an adverse tide flooding northwards all afternoon plus a forecasted light wind means little progress down the East coast…
All to Play for Round the Island
Britain’s favourite yacht race, the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race has started. It’s the 79th edition of this great event, the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK. Thirteen classes ranging from grand prix high tech…
Kinsale Ready for Clipper Festival
Kinsale is the first port of call in Europe for the final leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the fleet, including the Irish boat “Cork”, have now left Canada and are on their way to Kinsale.…
Round Ireland Start Time is Noon on Sunday
The start of the 2010 Round Ireland Yacht Race is this Sunday 20th June at 12 noon. Watch the biennial race unfold as up to 35 yachts set sail from Wicklow Bay, with entertainment before and after, including live music…
'Rosslare' Blessed in Dun Laoghaire and Bound for Wicklow
The “Spirit of Rosslare Europort”, was the centrepiece of a traditional Irish ceremony in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this afternoon.  In an interdenominational event, the yacht took part in the “Blessing of the Boats” ceremony prior to setting out for the…
Shannon One Design Sailing Race from Athlone to Portumna
Waterways Ireland advises the Shannon One Design annual long distance sailing race on the inland waterways will commence at 10.00 hrs on Sat 26th from Athlone Lock, overnight at Banagher and finish at Portumna Bridge on Sun 27th Jun 2010.…
Keogh (10) Makes Good Start To International Career
The Commercial four coxed by 10-year-old Rory Keogh made it through Friday morning qualification at Henley Women's Regatta. Single sculler Marie O'Neill of Cork Boat Club also moved into the draw proper through the time trials, and then came from…
Report Shows Dun Laoghaire Regatta Worth 3 Million to Local Economy
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) is to launch a case study on the socio-economic significance of the 2009 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta tomorrow. The biennial event attracted an entry of 449 entries and is the biggest regatta in Ireland. Over…
Youngest cox features at Henley Women's Regatta
10-year-old Rory Keogh is a cox at the Henley Women's Regatta The youngest ever competitor will be taking part at Henley Women's Regatta.Rory Keogh, 10, from Dublin will steer a boat worth £13,000, leading four athletes down a 1500 metre…
Round Ireland Weather Prediction is for Stronger Winds Offshore
With 48 hours now to the start, Sunday's Round Ireland race is expected to get away in light northerly winds. Weather specialist Mike Broughton predicts winds will go right by Sunday evening off the Wexford coast. Broughton also favours stronger…
Almost 1,800 Boats to Sail Round The Island
The most popular race in the British Isles takes place tomorrow, with 1,754 boats heading around the Isle of Wight on a chaotic one-lap race. The fleet boasts a huge range of craft, from Francois Joyon's 30-metre trimaran Idec to…
First Round Ireland Competitor Podcasts Are In
Afloat has enabled competitors in this year's Round Ireland to post their own podcasts on Afloat.ie, and the first two are already in. Noel Davidson has posted a welcome post on behalf of Spirit of Rosslare Europort, and the Daft.com…
Groupama in Lifeboat Fundraiser Race
Created and organised since 2005 by French sailor Damien Grimont, this record aims to promote safety at sea and support the volunteers, who rally together their members on a daily basis to offer assistance or emergency help to sailors. Originally…
Sinn Féin & Puma Race to Bermuda
Peter S. Rebovich’s rebelliously-named Cal40 Sinn Fein, is vying to win her third straight St. David’s Lighthouse Trophy this week when she lines out in the Newport - Bermuda RAce. If Sinn Féin wins, she will tie a record set…

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