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Howth Yacht Club’s annual regatta – usually held on the first Saturday in June but put back two weeks because of the Volvo Ocean Race visit to Galway – takes place over midsummer on Saturday 20th with the traditional Lambay…
At twenty-five minutes past ten yesterday evening (3rd June), Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from a man in a toy inflatable dinghy. The man and his companion stated that they were unable to make shore near Ogmore-by-Sea, South Wales.…
Four teenagers were rescued by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI Inshore lifeboat (ILB) on Dublin Bay today (Wednesday) after their inflatable beach dinghy became punctured and started to sink. None of the occupants wore a lifejacket. A member of the public…
Next Wednesday the largest fleet every in the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association history will go to the start line for the start of the West Coast Championships, being run in association with the Irish Cruiser Racing Association and…
This Friday (June 5) Tom MacSweeney and the Seascapes team report live from Galway and the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It's a special hour-long show which will also be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the first Seascapes transmission in June…
The backlash as to why Dublin missed out on the Volvo Stopover and the attendant €40m festival has begun, reports Kevin Doyle in The Herald. A major election row has erupted in Dun Laoghaire over Galway's hosting of the Volvo…
The Sailing Instructions have been published for the Kinsale – Fenit offshore feeder race to the ICRA National Championships , on Friday 5th June. Start time will be 19.00 hours with the fleet leaving all islands and rocks to starboard.…
The Sailing Instructions have been published for the Kinsale – Fenit offshore feeder race to the ICRA National Championships, on Friday 5th June. Start time will be 19.00 hours with the fleet leaving all islands and rocks to starboard. Competitors…
The Sailing Instructions have been published for the Kinsale – Fenit offshore feeder race to the ICRA National Championships, on Friday 5th June. Start time will be 19.00 hours with the fleet leaving all islands and rocks to starboard. Competitors…
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association’s National Cruiser Championships is now just a week away, and for the first time ever it’s being hosted on the West Coast by Tralee Bay SC – a club well used to giving a warm…
A high-speed chase got under way on the high seas yesterday morning after a passenger ferry was stolen from the pier of an off-shore island.A man was arrested and detained for questioning by gardai after the ferry beached near the…
Ericsson 4 skipper Torben Grael currently leads the Volvo Ocean Race by some margin as the boats prepare to leave Galway. He spoke to Markham Nolan about heavy food, ice gates, not going solo, and why slow, whistling foils can…
Noel Butler won tonight's Fireball race in very light airs and a flooding tide on Dublin Bay. The dinghy fleets managed to keep spinnakers flying until the finish.  Stephen Harrison won the IDRA 14 footers and 'Jill' (P.Smith/P.Mangan) won the…
Afloat regular Markham Nolan caught up with Green Dragon skipper Ian Walker to bring Alfoat.ie this exclusive podcast. The podcast starts with the question of Green Dragon's speed deficit and the now infamous lack of weight in the keel, and…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s National Championships for IRC rated offshore race boats has once again brought out the cream of British yachting for three days of inshore racing over this coming weekend. Over 60 boats will contest the right…
Galway welcomed the Volvo Ocean Race in spectacular style over the weekend of 23/24 May and we have continued to show all our visitors incredible warmth and hospitality over the last 10 days. The organisers of the event, Let's Do It…
Several world records have already been set and broken during the first week of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Galway -  but there is no guarantee that the round world yacht race will return to the west of Ireland…
Thanks to GPS satellite communication technology it wil be able to follow the progress of the 37 competitors entered in Saturday's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. The race will be on display in the National YC bar throughout the week-end…
John Killeen, Chairman of Let's Do It Galway (organisers of the Galway Volvo Ocean Race) was recently presented with Honorary Life Membership of Galway Bay Sailing Club in recognition of his services to sailing in Galway and in Ireland.
The Volvo Ocean Race crews today showed their support for the Even Keel project, as representatives from Green Dragon, Ericsson 3 and Telefonica Blue joined disabled sailors on the pontoons of Galway Harbour.
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