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The Iveragh Peninsula, often referred to as the Ring of Kerry, is one of Ireland’s most dramatic and beautiful landscapes. This cultural atlas from Cork University Press, comprising over fifty individual chapters and case studies, provides the reader with a…
After three days of sailing at the World Laser Radial Women's Championship 2009 (Sat 25th July 2009 - Sun 2nd August 2009) in Karatsu, Japan, Annalise Murphy from Rathfarnham is lying in 20th position overall in the 87 boat fleet.…
What a difference a day makes. The severe gales of the previous day, which had prevented any sailing at the 2009 Mirror World Championship, finally subsided in the early hours of this morning to be replaced by light and shifty…
Great conditions for racing on both days at Howth (Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th of July) – full results overleaf.
The fifty-two solo sailors competing on the 40th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro will set off on the first of four legs today (Thursday 30th July) at 13:00. At 345 miles, the first leg from Lorient to La Coruña…
Dee Caffari, the first woman to have sailed solo non-stop round the world in both directions, is preparing her Open 60 Aviva for her next challenge around the Isle of Wight. The third edition of the Artemis Challenge will be…
Raymarine have announced four new dates – none for Ireland yet – for their successful radar training events. They do say if there was enough interest shown here they would be happy to host an Irish event.
Dinghies at the Evening Topaz Sailing. Photo: Brian McDowell Malahide’s Three Clubhouses…  1 The Three Day Wonder!   Although the club was founded in 1958 it did not have a clubhouse until 1959. Despite planning the club's first Whitsun Open…
Below: Union Chandlery Topaz Nationals 2009, Malahide YC The Topaz Class Association of Ireland has been formed to promote the Topaz Uno and Uno Plus as the one design Sailing dinghy of choice for the modern generation. Please note: 2009…
The Wayfarer: 16 feet, with spinnaker, a family day sailer, cruiser and racing dinghy for inland and coastal waters. Stable and easily managed by beginners yet it's PY of 1099 reflects excellent Class and mixed fleet performance. Friendly and social…
Whilst 'The Wag Club' racing was suspended for the duration of World War I, on Wednesday (22nd July) twenty-one Waterwags competed in the third match for two trophies commemorating the three members of The Wag Club who lost their lives…
Sailing ended today in the Fastnet International Schools Regatta at the Fastnet Marine & Outdoor Education Centre, Schull, Co Cork, after three days of fierce competition and great sailing conditions.
The oldest one-design racing keelboat class in the world – the Howth 17 – are holding their National Championships on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th August at Howth Yacht Club.  
As we've already reported, Alex Thomson will be on the start line for the Artemis Challenge during Cowes Week on his newly re-fitted IMOCA Open 60 Hugo Boss. On Wednesday 5th August Hugo Boss will line up alongside some of…
The Irish Topper Class Association promotes the Topper Class in Ireland, both North and South, through the organising of competition and through the provision of coaching and support to topper sailors. Click here for all the latest Topper Sailing News.…
The Dublin Bay Waterwag lays claim to being the oldest one-design sailing boat in the world. Founded as a class in 1887, the design was modified in 1900 and the rules are essntially unchanged since then. Afloat's Graham Smith wrote,…


29th July 2009 General
SEASCAPES, Radio 1's weekly maritime programme, providing comprehensive coverage of the marine sector, is presented by Tom MacSweeney, RTÉ's Marine Correspondent. SEASCAPES is broadcast each Friday night at 10.30pm and at 5.02am on RTÉ Radio 1. The programme is also…
Royal Ocean Racing Club 1925 – 2005 If the crew of the last boat to cross the finish line of the first ever Fastnet race did hear the cheers from the Royal Western Yacht Club of England, as the new…
With less than a month to go until the off, the 2009 Mitsubishi Optimist Nationals is expected to be the biggest youth event in Ireland this year, welcoming more than 300 boats to Dun Laoghaire. Already, the entry list has…
Cobh Town Council is to host a civic reception this Sunday (August 2nd) to mark the achievement of Barry Hurley's success in the Ostar Transatlantic Race. Hurley, who became Afloat's June Sailor of the Month for his class win at…

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