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Dun Laoghaire Frostbites Celebrate 40th Anniversary Next Month
One of Ireland's longest running dinghy events, the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club 'Frostbite Series', celebrates it's 40th anniversary on November 7th.The event has given generations of Dublin sailors a winter opportunity for racing on Sunday afternoons often inside the…
Dunmore East Seal Shooter is Fined, Loses Guns
Waterford Circuit Court has upheld the District Court's prosecution of a fisherman for animal cruelty after the shooting of a seal in Dunmore East harbour. The unnamed shooter – who was formally licensed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service…
Cornwall's Bennett Claims Kitesurfing Crown in Kerry
Cornwall's Will Bennett once again came up trumps at the British Kite Surf Association's (BKSA) annual Wavemaster event at Brandon Bay, Co Kerry recently (SEE VIDEO BELOW). Bennett claimed his fourth successive Wavemaster title after a tough final duel with…
Film To Seek "Treasure Island" in Dublin Bay
Ahoy me hearties...Dublin Bay is to become the setting for "Treasure Island", the classic adventure story by Robert Louis Stephenson, with filming scheduled next month, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 145-foot Earl of Pembroke, a three-masted barque will be centre-stage. Shooting…
Ballycotton Lifeboat Rescues Fishing Vessel
Ballycotton lifeboat was launched last night, 11 October, to a fishing vessel with a fouled propeller, near rocks off Ballycroneen Bay, east of Cork Harbour. The boat's skipper put out an anchor and contacted the owner, who in turn contacted…
'Raging Bull' Overtakes 'Errislannan' in 'Boat of the Year' Poll
Raging Bull overtook Errislannan in Afloat readers opinion poll at lunch time on who will win the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Boat of the Year Award, in just over a month's time. Over 350 voters have given their opinion so…
Exciting action in big winds and seas at Howth Autumn League
As if to confuse all concerned, the conditions encountered for race 4 of the Autumn League sailing were totally at odds with the forecasts being given in the days beforehand. Instead of the predicted balmy day, the fleets faced very…
Fireballs Gear up for Worlds with New Video
The Fireball World Championships come to Sligo Yacht Club next June and the West Coast club has been gearing up for what looks certain to be the biggest dinghy event here in 2011. Have a look at this short web…
Commodores' Cup Celebration Dinner to be Held at Royal Cork
A Commodores' Cup dinner to celebrate the historic achievement of the Irish Team winning the Rolex Commodores Cup in August 2010 will be held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club on November 13th at 19.30 hrs. Team Ireland boats, Antix…
All Ireland's Eye New Date at End of November
Following the abandonment of the Irish Sailing Association's All Ireland Sailing Championships in the last weekend of September the national authority is still seeking a suitable resail date.  "Currently we're in touch with the competitors. It's looking like the end…
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Talk on Moneypenny Canoe Trail
Historian Brian Cassells will give a 'TALK & SCREEN SHOW' - on buliding the Moneypenny Canoe Trail next Thursday evening at 7pm, October 21st.  The talk takes place at the Millennium Arts Centre, William Street, Portadown. More on Northern Ireland's Canoe…
€10,000 Up for Grabs in Five Oceans Game
Sailing fans and armchair experts can now compete in their own Ultimate Solo Challenge from the comfort of their own homes with the VELUX 5 OCEANS Virtual Regatta game. What's more, there's €10,000 of prize money up for grabs for…
Offshore Boss to Address ICRA Conference
Irish Sea Offshore Racing (ISORA) Chairman Peter Ryan is to address next month's Irish Cruiser Racer (ICRA) conference in Carrigaline, Co.Cork. The National YC commodore will speak on the promotion of offshore racing and how in the course of a few…
'Really Naughty' Win First Ever Women's Irish Match Racing Championship
The first ever ISA Women's Match Championship was completed on Sunday, October 10th at Kinsale in Ireland sailing J/80's.Saturday racing was postponed due to the strong wind gusting up to 37 knots. An early start on Sunday morning, 09.30, proved…
Ocean Youth Trust 'Reviews Procedures' in Wake of Lord Rank Sinking
Following the sinking of Ocean Youth Trust's (OYT) Lord Rank on June 8th and the UK's Marine Accident Investigation Board's subsequent examination, OYT has taken 'a number of actions to ensure the future safe operation' of its vessels. This includes 'a…
Cruising Sailor Rescued off Cork Harbour
A sailor who got into difficulty cruising from Wales to the Canary Islands was rescued and brought to safety in Cork Harbour yesterday. The 10-metre yacht hit poor weather conditions near the Pollock Rock east of Power Head and lost…
First 'Tamar' Lifeboat Arrives at Kilmore Quay on Wednesday
The RNLI's new Tamar class all weather lifeboat will arrive at Kilmore Quay in County Wexford next Wednesday (13 October 2010) at 5pm. This €3 million lifeboat will be the first of its class to be based at an Irish…
Assistant Race Director appointed for Clipper
In recognition that the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has grown in stature with each biennial race and that next year's 11-12 event is set to be the biggest yet, race organiser Clipper Ventures plc has appointed accomplished yachtsman…
Two Investigations Underway into Weekend Boating Accident
Gardai launched a full investigation into the weekend boating tragedy where two men died in Inishboffin harbour.The men were identified locally as former Mayo footballer, Ger Feeney, and businessman, Donal McEllin, both from Castlebar. It is understood the pair left the…

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