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Asgard Artifacts Welcomed Back to Ireland
Artifacts recovered from the wreck of Asgard II some 20 miles off the French coast last week were welcomed home in Ireland last night by campaigners who wants to see the national sail training programme reinstated. Dive leader Eoin McGarry from…
Cork Week's Class Zero is Brimming with Talent
Cork week's Class Zero reads like a who’s who of high performance racer-cruisers who start the biennial regatta in the morning. Dave Dwyer’s Mills 39, Marinerscove.ie is the in form boat, having been crowned us overall winner at last month’s…
O'Leary Shows Visitors Around Cork Harbour
Irish Olympic Star sailor and Cork harbour local Peter O'Leary was on board the American TP52  Interlodge for a gentle warm up in Cork Harbour this afternoon and Afloat went with him. From the East Coast of the USA, Austin Fragomen is…
Cork Week Official Opening - Photos here!
No sooner had the Clipper fleet left the Lee on Friday than a second important Munster sailing festival, in as many weeks, was getting underway. Royal Cork organiser Peter Deasy declared Cork Week regatta officially open this afternoon. The rain held…
Robot Submarine to be Used in Joint Exercise off Cork Coast
A major marine search and recovery exercise co-ordinated by the Irish Coast Guard will to take place off the Cork coastline this week from 12-15 July 2010 it was announced today. The exercise, in conjunction with the Marine Institute, the Commissioner…
Heavier Cork Stays in Touch
Day three of Race 13 and the competition is as close as ever as theteams navigate their way through the busy shipping lanes of the EnglishChannel. The Clipper 68s are separated by a mere eight nautical milesand the heavier Challenge…
Lizzy McDonnell Tops Howth's 420 Dinghy Regatta
HOWTH YACHT CLUB DINGHY REGATTA (O'ALL) 10/07/2010 Laser RADIAL: 1, Derek Sheehan MYC (2.00); 2, Darren Griffin MYC (4.00); 3, Conor Murphy HYC (5.00); Laser 4.7: 1, Cillian McGreer HYC (3.00); 2, Michael Donnelly MYC (4.00); 3, Sean Anglim HYC…
Cork Week Bound Yacht Rescued by Ballycotton Lifeboat
A yacht bound for Cork Week regatta sought assistance from the emergency services tonight when their vessel ran into difficulties eight miles east of Ballycotton Bay in East Cork.  The yacht was sailing from Arklow to Cork Harbour to attend…
Environmental Campaigner Sean Dublin Bay Loftus Dies
Former Lord Mayor of Dublin and Veteran activist and politician Sean Dublin Bay Loftus has died aged 82. He was best known for changing his name by deed poll in his tireless and successful campaigning against repeated attempts to develop…
Heavier Cork Clipper Trying to Stay in Touch
With just 550-miles in which to prove themselves in the short sprintrace to Ijmuiden in The Netherlands, Race 13 promises to be an exciting edge of the seat battle between the ten Clipper teams. The Cork team is now back…
Welsh Weather Washes out Powerboat Grand Prix
Appalling weather conditions washed out Saturday's racing at the Pwllheli Grand Prix of the Sea. Consistent rain and strong winds kept the powerboats moored in the marina as the teams remained indoors to keep themselves dry and mull over tactics…
Lifeboat Towing Yacht to Ballycotton Harbour
Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat launched this evening at 17:15 to lend assistance to a 31 ft. yacht who sought assistance 4 miles east of Ballycotton in East Cork. The lifeboat arrived on-scene and established a towline at 17:50. The Irish registered…
Aztec III Makes the Running in Cruisers One
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 10 JULY 2010 BENETEAU 31.7 -Echo 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Bluefin Two (M &…
Overdue Divers Rescued by Coastguard Helicopter
A search took place this afternoon on the Irish Sea for two missing divers, who had not resurfaced, off the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse. Liverpool Coastguard received a '999' call at 12:30 pm from the dive boat informing them of…
Young Ireland Crew Views Summit Up Close
The Ireland under-23 lightweight quadruple scull finished sixth in their A Final at the World Cup in Lucerne. France made the pace for much of the race, but it was World Champions Italy who took gold. Germany took silver and…
McCrohan Sixth in A Final
Siobhan McCrohan finished sixth in the A Final of the lightweight single scull at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne. The 23-year-old did well in the early stages and was second at 500 metres. However, as her opponents made their…
Young Irish Crews Grab A Final Places
Siobhan McCrohan and the lightweight men’s quadruple scull grabbed A Final spots this morning at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne. McCrohan (23) raced into the final of the lightweight single scull, taking second place to Alexandra Tsiavou of Greece…
Clipper Fleet Get off to Flying Start from Cork
The penultimate race of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race is underway. At 1700 local time (1600 GMT) the cannon fired from the Royal Cork Yacht Club's start line at Weaver's Point near Crosshaven at the mouth of…
No Direct Cause Found for Loss of Fishing Vessel
An investigation into the sinking of the FV "Strath Marie" off Inishowen Head, Co. Donegal on 14th March 2008 has found no direct cause for the loss of both lives. The FV "Strath Marie" left Bunagee Pier, Culdaff, Co. Donegal to lift…
Report Finds 'Several Poor Decisions' Led to Vessel Capsize
A Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into the death of Mr. Alain Adler after the six metre boat in he which he travelling capsized from a pier in West Cork in 2008 has found there was no single cause…

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