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Volunteer Falls to Death on Tall Ship
A 68-year-old sailing volunteer fell to his death over the weekend from the yardarm of a tall ship. Gregory Vance Gushaw was preparing the Star of India, a 205-foot windjammer, to set sail when he slipped off his spot on…
Irish Protest Ship Could Sail Again
The blockade-breaking protest ship MV Rachel Corrie could be on the seas again within weeks, with reports that the Israeli authorities are ready to release the ship from Ashdod. The Rachel Corrie carried Irish protesters as part of a wave…
Cork Week News, Videos and Photos HERE!
Back at your desk this morning? Looking to review Cork week? We've gathered all Afloat.ie's Cork week 2010 news, videos and gallery links HERE. Forum threads HERE. Dave Dwyer (Marinerscove) and Paul Kirwan (Erisslannan) are awarded the boat of the week…
Follow the Match Race Challenge Online
The organisers of this weekend's inaugural International Match Race Challenge are attempting to make the regatta a multimedia spectacle, with live reports on the action in Dun Laoghaire's Scotsman's Bay relayed to a constantly updated website. The new site, live…
Cork Welcomed Back to Hull in Fantastic Finale to Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
A spectacular welcome greeted the crews of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race as they arrived back in Hull at the end of their 35,000-mile circumnavigation. For the non-professional crew onboard the ten ocean racing yachts, the return…
'Hyfive' Continues Winning Way on Dublin Bay
With several key boats competing at Cork week there was no racing for Cruisers Zero on Saturday but there was plenty of other action across the 17 divisions of the Dublin Port sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club. Continuing their winning…
Butler and McCarthy Dominate Fireball Leinsters in Howth
Noel Butler and Shane McCarthy lived up to their pre-event billing as favourites for the Fireball Leinster Championship at Howth YC this weekend. The National Champions ended up eight points clear in the 20 boat sailing fleet. The southside pairing…
Busy Weekend for Baltimore Lifeboat
Baltimore Inshore lIfeboat was called into service twice on Saturday to assist vessels in distress in poor weather conditions. A yacht dragging its anchor in Church Strand called for assistance while winds were freshening to force 7 from the southwest with…
Last Day Video from Cork Week 2010
The final video from Cork Week 2010 at Crosshaven is over the fold .Well done to Marinerscove (Dave Dwyer) and Errislannan (Paul Kirwan), Cork's boats of the week here:
Foynes Prepares to Stage Mermaid Week
Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary is hosting the National Mermaid Championships, which will commence on Saturday, July 31, and which will be taking place for a full week at Cooleen Point. Quite an amount of preparation and organisation…
NUIG Beat Queen's On the Line Again
NUIG retained their senior eights title at the National Championships in Farran Wood in Cork with an on-the-line victory over Queen’s University which was remarkably similar to their win last year. The two crews were locked together in the closing…
Semi-Final Surprise at Championships
There was controversy in the semi-finals of the men's senior eights at the National Rowing Championships in Cork. The University of Limerick cox failed to weigh in for the second semi-final, and the crew was disqualified.  This left only three…
Bann and Portora Junior Eights Champions
Bann of Coleraine had a fine victory at the National Rowing Championships in Cork in the junior 18 eights. Skibbereen, who had a very impressive semi-final win, were second. Portora won the women’s junior 18 eight by a length from…
More Sightings of Humpback Whale off Dublin Come to the Surface
Since the first report of the Humpback whale off Howth, north Co Dublin, on Thursday, the first sighting in the area in almost 20 years, several other eyewitness reports are surfacing too. The sitings are among a handful of validated…
Trawler Fouls Prop, Calls Lifeboat for Tow
Ballycotton lifeboat was called on to lend assistance to a 23 metre fishing vessel in difficulties, 31 miles south of Ballycotton today. The Irish registered vessel, with five on board, contacted the emergency services when they fouled their propeller. The…
Final Day: Erisslannan and Marinerscove are Cork's 'Boats of the Week'
It's no longer of  Boat of the Week but boats of the week at Cork week this evening as Dave Dwyer's Mills 39, Marinerscove.ie and Paul Kirwan's Sigma 38, Errislannan have been jointly awarded Cork's top award. You could feel the tension on…
O'Dowd is Top Irish Youth in Ninth
A fifteenth place finish in the last race was enough to give Matthew O'Dowd ninth overall in the 2010 ISAF Youth Worlds in Istanbul, Turkey, which drew to a close in near-perfect conditions today. Although he placed third for much…
Skibbereen Finish With Another Win
Skibbereen ended a very successful day at the National Championships in Farran Wood in Cork by winning the men’s junior coxed four. Gary O’Donovan, Diarmuid O’Driscoll, Shane O’Driscoll and Paul O’Donovan had over six seconds to spare over Bann B…
NUIG and Skibbereen To The Fore
NUIG took on and beat UCD in the men’s senior four at the National Championships in Cork. The experienced crew of Paul Giblin, Alan Martin, Cormac Folan and stroke James Wall passed the four rowers who had won the Prince…
Steve White announces bid to break the 'Westabout' Solo Circumnavigation Sailing World Record
Professional sailor Steve White has announced his intention to break the current world record for circumnavigating the globe single-handed, non-stop the "wrong way", against the prevailing winds and currents. Steve will be sailing a Volvo Open 70, which would usually…

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