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PODCAST: Relive the Best Race of the Champs
Mark O'Donovan of the Skibbereen quadruple tells the story of how the crew won the title at the National Championships. The crew of Richard Coakley, Gearoid Murphy, O'Donovan and Justin Ryan are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for September.…
New Pay to Race series to Stop in Cork, Galway and Derry
A new pay to race series around our shores with stop offs in Cork, Galway, Derry has been confirmed. The Round Britain and Ireland Challenge gets underway next year and no experience is needed pre race by the crews as a large…
Waterways Ireland Celebrates Restoration of the Royal Canal
Waterways Ireland celebrated the completion of the restoration of the Main Line of the Royal Canal on the inland waterways today. Celebrations began at 2pm in Richmond Harbour, Clondra, Co Longford. The official part of the event at 2pm involved the…
Counting the Cost of New Fishing Boat Regulations
The cost of upgrading fishing boats to comply with new regulations first mooted three years ago means some boats cannot put to sea again. It's a move that will cost hundreds of jobs to coastal communities says Tom MacSweeney The…
Seminar on Port Security and Electronic Documentation
The Irish Branch of The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) is to host a seminar on International Ship Port Security (ISPS) and Electronic Solutions for Shipping Documentation in Dublin on Thursday, 14th October. The venue is the Dublin Port Centre,…
Galway Lifeboat Rescues Person Stranded near Hare Island
Galway RNLI lifeboat went to the rescue of a person reported to be stranded in rising waters between Hare Island and Ballyloughane Beach, Renmore on Wednesday afternoon (29 September). A member of the public rang the Irish Coastguard to report…
ISA Seek New Date for All Ireland Event
Following the abandonment of the All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork last weekend due to lack of wind the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has yet to announce dates for the rescheduled event. An autumn date to accomodate all concerned…
'Unauthorised' Harbour Moorings to be Removed
The Port of Cork intends to remove all unauthorised or illegibly marked moorings in Cork harbour this winter and has written to harbour users about the removal which will start next month. The Port Company recently completed a detailed survey…
1720s Ready for Cork Harbour October Contest
Ten 1720s will contest Sunday's first race of Royal Cork's October league in force. The 2010 league marks the return of these sports boat to Cork Harbour but it comes at the expense of the club's three Commodore's cup boats…
Afloat.ie: 2007 Jeanneau Prestige 30s
This Weeks Boat of the Week is a 2007 Jeanneau Prestige 30S from HM Yachts fitted with twin Volvo D3 X 190hp diesel engines. This boat is currently with its second owner and has been well maintained since new. Fitted…
Skibbereen Quadruple Light Up September
The Afloat Rowers of the Month for September are the Skibbereen men’s senior quadruple of Richard Coakley, Gearoid Murphy, Mark O’Donovan and Justin Ryan. The crew won the best race of the National Championships, beating a UCD/St Michael’s composite by…
Afloat October//November
Afloat October/November 2010 What's in the Latest Edition Of Afloat Magazine in shops Tuesday 5th October. Report Will Reveal How Asgard II Sank What caused the loss of Ireland's sail training vessel Telephone Navigation Finding your way afloat with the…
Howth Lifeboat Rescues Drowning Woman
The crew of Howth RNLI rescued a woman from drowning off the coast of Portrane this week (Monday). The Lifeboat crew had been out on exercise when they spotted the 31 year old female struggling above the waves. She had…
Killer Whales Spotted off Kerry Coast
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) spotted killer whales off the coast of county Kerry during an offshore survey last weekend.  The killer whales crossed within two metres of the bow of the research vessel, others swam just beneath the…
Ireland Stay in Top 20 at Fireball Europeans
Day three of the Fireball Europeans in the Czech Republic saw three races completed in a relatively steady 16 - 18 knots sailing writes Cormac Bradley. Yet again British combinations cleaned up with Jeffcoate/Thompson taking two wins to Gillard/Brearey's one.…
Underwater Dublin Bay Survey to Start on Friday
An underwater survey of Dublin Bay is expected to commence this Friday, (1st October 2010). It is part of a Dublin City Council (DCC) project to upgrade the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant. Preliminary works will include a Bathymetric Survey of…
Dinghy Champions head to Burnham-on-Crouch for 50th Endeavour Trophy
A strong line-up of competitors is preparing to do battle at this weekend's 50th Endeavour Trophy event at Burnham-on-Crouch in the UK.  To mark the half century of this annual dinghy Champion of Champions event, the host club – the…
Olympic Effort Did Not Shift McCarthy and Davis
Eagle eyed observers will most definitely have spotted Beijing Double Olympic race winner Gerald 'Gerbil' Owens is racing GP14s these days; a newsworthy point that escaped an earlier report about last weekend's event. Here's a more detailed Leinsters 2010 Event Report…
Taking Care of Sails this Winter
Sails are coming off boats now, wet and salty at best. Perhaps some of you are keen to valet them yourself. If so, we suggest you read the notes that follow because according to Irish sailmakers there have been some…
Greystones Harbour Facilities to be Complete by End 2011
Tuesday nights Greystones Town Council meeting was informed by Greystones harbour developer Sispar that the major work on the seawalls would be complete at the end of November 2010. Following this, construction of the Health Centre, public square and Community…

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