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MGM Marine Add New Sailing Cruisers
Over a dozen different sailing cruisers have been added to Afloat's Irish Boats for Sale Site this week by leading yacht broker MGM Marine. The boats range in age from a 2008 Jeanneau Sun Fast 3200 reduced to EUR135,000 to…
Dun Laoghaire to host over 300 junior sailors
This May Bank Holiday weekend (01-03 May 2010) over 300 boats from seven different classes will race on three separate courses in Dublin Bay. The format for this year’s event is based on that of the ISAF Youth World Championships…
Irish Gather in Mallorca
Ireland's Olympic hopefuls will gather in Mallorca this week ahead of the first major European event of the season. The Trofeo Princess Sofia will see seven Irish boats compete, with all eyes on one pairing, hoping to make a return…
Jack Roy Aims for Olympic Regatta Slot
International Race Officer (IRO) Jack Roy has been selected to join the Race Management Pool from which 18 race officers will ultimately be appointed to the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta, which takes place in Weymouth UK. Roy, of the National…
Galway to host inaugural National Head of the River Race
Galway's Tribesmen Rowing Club will host Rowing Ireland’s new National Fours and Eights Head of the River race on Saturday when over 500 rowers drawn from clubs across the country, including Northern Ireland, compete in this newly revamped winter season…
Mooring Warning for Lough Erne Public Jetties
As the inland waterways boating season begins Waterways Ireland has highlighted to waterways users the mooring byelaws applicable on Lough Erne. Waterways Ireland provides public moorings for craft moving along the navigations. Craft movement facilitates greater tourism and recreational income…
Lucky Day Catamaran Sells at Auction
A 35-foot Catamaran auctioned yesterday by The Criminal Assets Bureau fetched 58,000 Euro. The boat was advertised on afloat.ie here. The 1997 built boat, named 'Lucky Day', is a Fountaine Pajot Tobago 35. The auction was held at O'Donovan’s House,…
30 Entries for ICRA Nats
30 entries have already been received for the Liebherr Cruiser Nationals sailing in Dun Laoghaire from May 21st to 23rd and this number is expected to grow over the next week as the discounted entry fee deadline of 31st March…
Opinion: White Sails or White Flags?
So there I was, sipping my unusually strong G&T and chatting with the rest of the Rat family on a balmy summers day on the bay, when some SCOUNDREL appears over my right shoulder shouting 'STARBOARD' as if I was…
Cowes Dragonfest this summer
This summer Cowes and the Isle of Wight will host a festival of Dragon sailing with five Dragon events on offer. To encourage Dragons to visit the Solent a special Red Funnel Ferry fare of £84 return is available, on…
Route to Galway nearly complete
The route for the longest trip to Galway is nearly complete, with just one gap remaining in the Volvo Ocean Race itinerary. The pic (over the fold) shows that with the announcement of a Miami stopover, only one pacific gap…
Hal Bleakley Weighs Anchor at Dun Laoghaire Marina
Having been involved in the construction, management and development of Dun Laoghaire Marina since 2001 Hal Bleakley is retiring from his position as General Manager of the Marina and Managing Director of Marina Marketing and Management Ltd / Karnool Ltd.…
Stars to Gather in the Solent
The RORC Easter Challenge is the first inshore regatta of a busy season of racing with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. A strong line up will be mixing it up on tight Solent courses over the Easter weekend. Seven races…
Waterford subsidising 20 tall ships sailors
In advance of the return of The Tall Ships Races to Waterford in 2011, 20 young people are being offered a unique opportunity to experience life on the ocean and take part in the 2010 Race as a Trainee crew…
Dinner and dance at the RCYC
Louay Habib first went to Cork Week in 1990, he had his stag party there in 2004 where he picked up the nickname ‘coiler’. He will be there again in 2010, writing the daily reports for the RCYC. “Sailing Logic…
Luxury boat builder moves forward with £15 million redevelopment plans
Plymouth-based luxury yacht builder Princess Yachts International, today presented plans for the newly occupied South Yard site at a consultation with Devonport Regeneration Community partnership (DRC). The plans represent a significant contribution to the local economic regeneration and outline a…
Cast a line to Harvey’s Point Country Hotel
Harvey’s Point Country Hotel are trying to reel you in to learn the sport of Fly Fishing as the award-winning hotel collaborates with professional fly casting instructor Brendan Kerr for a Fly Fishing Tuition trip on the shores of Lough…
Kinsale Prepares for April League
Starting on Monday April 5th there will be five weekends of racing on varied courses outside Kinsale Harbour in the Kinsale YC April Series. The format will also include an offshore race. The event will an opportunity for training purposes…
Irish Match Race vids online
The Irish Match Racing circuit kicked off last weekend in Lough Derg, and onboard race footage from their patented backstay-cam is already up online. We have video from one of the races over the fold, and further video from the…
Team Ireland Lines Out in Spain
A small and youthful Irish team is among 680 boats, 1,000 sailors and 40 nations for the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofía. In this second year of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the Sofía Mapfre opens the sailing season in Europe…

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