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Mayo Sailing Club again hosted this year’s Irish Fireball Championships (24–26 July), laying on a top class event in a friendly atmosphere. After last year’s event, in which only six out of the nine races scheduled were completed, it seemed…
Boatyard and Winter Service Guide With an emphasis these days on boat maintenance rather than boat replacement, Afloat magazine's September/October 2009 issue focuses on where Irish boat owners can go for essential overhauls. The nationwide feature will focus on both…
The Fireball is a high performance two-person sailing dinghy offering exciting sailing, intense competition and a great social life off the water. For all the latest Fireball news click here. The thrills of trapeze and spinnakers are hard to match…
The West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) is a membership-based association for promotion and development of cruiser racing and cruising on the West Coast of Ireland. For all the latest WIORA news click here. The association provides and promotes…
The GBSC/ NORA Regatta/OSM100 Mile Race/West Coast Championship – part of the WIORA OneSails McWilliam West Coast Superleague, which is an extracted series of six events along the West Coast of Ireland – summary results after three events can be…
Music legend Bryan Adams has been announced as one of the high-profile ‘celebrity sailors’ to be teaming up with a professional crew in this year’s Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week. The race, which is sponsored by Artemis Investment Management, sees…
British solo round the world sailor Alex Thomson will be joined by a host of talent onboard the newly re-fitted Open 60 Hugo Boss for the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race. Joining him on board will be former Olympic skier and…
It was a beautiful night for a night race (Race 5, July 24, 2009). Clear skies, light winds and strong tides. The forecast was for westerly winds 10–12k dropping during the early morning. The tides were very strong springs that…
Glandore is the ideal location for a classic regatta. It is the only town, village or hamlet in all of Ireland where the pubs and village square look right out on to the harbour, and the village park falling away…
Mirror Worlds Day One: It has been a great day for the family crew pairings on the first day of the 2009 Mirror World Championship in Pwllheli, North Wales. All three races were won by brother and sister or father…
We see that Copper Point's new 55-home development in west Cork has come on the market. Described as truly unique, the fully-fitted quality homes start at 375,000 euro – you may have seen them on the RTÉ programme 'Showhouse'. With…
Restrictions to navigation around the 13th and 14th Lock on the Grand Canal (marine notice no. 75) have now been withdrawn.
Tiller man is trying to link lost youths with Fireballs . He also says there's a crash coming to sailing, thanks to budget cuts. Why has no one answered Paulie , a beginner looking for advice? And does anyone ageree…
This August Bank Holiday weekend, Irish Water Safety (IWS) want us all to bear in mind that, though a poor weather forecast is likely to raise water levels flowing in to our rivers, harbours and bays, thousands of people will…
Ben Rogerson and his Mini-Transat 6.50m yacht 'Mini Minx' returned triumphant to Cowes with a successful completion of 1,924 Nautical Mile Solo Non-Stop Round Britain and Ireland Passage at 0625 hrs UTC Saturday 25 July 2009 in a total of…
The RORC Channel Race started in beautiful sailing conditions with 10-12 knots of wind and bright sunshine but as the fleet beat East down the Channel, the wind built and by Royal Sovereign Lighthouse was at over 20 knots. The…
Mount Gay Rum is going all out to make its presence felt throughout this year’s Cowes Week. With a mix of promotions and competitions on the cards, this heritage brand is really mixing it up to reaffirm its loyalty to…
New and improved from Niro-Petersen –  a deck fitting to open their Gennaker Pin that makes it even easier to remove the pin by removing the bolts, and it can be easily lifted up and stored away.
Preparations are now being finalised to welcome both Irish and overseas youth sailors and their families to the Irish Optimist National and Open Championships 2009, which is being hosted on behalf of IODAI, the governing body of the Optimist class…

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