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Irish Optis Begin European Assault
Ireland's European Optimist team are pushing into the top flight at the European Championships in Poland, with Sean Donnelly leading the charge. The Dun Laoghaire sailor is currently tenth overall in the 146-boat boys fleet after two races, the first…
Irish Sailors Perform at Warnemunde
Ireland's Laser Radial sailors are making impressive headway in a huge Laser Radial fleet at the Warnemunde Woche regatta in Germany. Rory Lynch has kept his head and posted two top five results so far to sit just inside the…
Our Bumper Irish Sailing Annual hits the shops mid-December, reserve your copy now or subscribe here.   HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE... Sooo Close! But Annalise does us Proud! London Olympic 2012 Review   The Class of 2012 Afloat/Irish Independent Sailors of the…
Lost Vessel Saved From Lough Erne Rocks
A 999 call from the Motor Cruiser ‘Wee Rascal’ on Lough Erne in the early hours of this morning called on all the investigative powers of Belfast Coastguard as the vessel wasn’t even close to its reported position. The vessel…
Marine Institute opens its doors to the public in Aid of Galway Lifeboat
The Marine Institute is having a Summer Fête – Family Fun Pirate Day at its headquarters, Rinville, Oranmore on Sunday 11th July from 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm in aid of Galway Lifeboat. Admission is free.The fun day offers a…
BP Boss Hayward on Cork Week Entry List
The British yacht 'Bob', co-owned by Tony Hayward, the troubled chief executive of BP, is to race in Cork Week regatta in Crosshaven from July 10. Although some UK Press reports say Hayward will not be onboard Bob for the Irish regatta his…
UCD Coxed Four Henley Champions
UCD won the final of the Prince Albert for student coxed fours at Henley Royal Regatta yesterday. The crew of Dave Neale, Colm Pierce, Finbar Manning, stroke Tom Doyle and cox Jenny Lynch overcame the challenge of University of Bristol…
More WIORA Action from the Shannon Estuary
A second batch of photos from a windy WIORA series on the Shannon Estuary have been uploaded to the gallery by photographer Gareth Craig. Click HERE to see the action from the Royal Western Yacht Club.
Queen's Fall to Determined Dutch
Queen’s University’s challenge in the Temple Cup for Student Eights ended with a narrow defeat to ASR Nereus of the Netherlands. Neither crew could establish a clear lead for most of a remarkably close race, but Nereus found enough as…
UCD Beat Harvard in Henley Semi-Final
UCD had a terrific win in the semi-final of the Prince Albert for college coxed fours at Henley Royal Regatta. This was a race all down the long course, with the Irish establishing a slight lead early on and holding…
Dave Dwyer is 'Sailor of the Month' for June
Dave Dwyer of Cork is the Afloat.ie/Irish Independent “Sailor of the Month” for June with his convincing retention of the British Open IRC Championship over three days of racing which concluded in the Solent on Sunday June 27th. A busy…
Irish Crews Bow Out at Henley
The evening events brought no joy for Irish-based crews at Henley Royal Regatta. Carlow gave as good as they got for much of the way in their clash with West End in the Thames Cup for club eights, but the …
Young Guns and a New Clipper Competition
In this week's podcast, you could win one of two spaces on one of the Clipper Yachts for the sail from Kinsale to Cork this Wednesday. Plus we talk to the young guns from Schull Community College and the Pride…
Queen's A Save the Day
Queen’s A caught and beat Brock University of Canada in the quarter-final of the Temple Cup for student eights. The Belfast crew were behind at the Barrier and Fawley but moved coming up to the one-mile mark and won by…
First slot for Ireland vs The World Match Racing Decided
Marty O'Leary’s well-oiled machine convincingly won the first Trial for one of  the last two spots on the Irish Team for the upcoming International Match Racing  Challenge.O’Leary beat Stefan Hyde’s team two nil in the best of three sail off.This…
Schull Juniors Win UK Team Racing Event
The prestigious British Schools Dinghy Racing Championships have taken place over two days of intensive sailing in Kent, U.K. Two Irish teams, Rochestown College and Schull Community College participated through national qualification and competed against the top British and German…
Henri Lloyd Ultimate Racing Kit List
When considering your technical sailing clothing requirements, many people think only of the outer layer because it is the most visible, but the mid and next to skin layers are of equal importance. The Henri Lloyd product range has been…
Tough Start to Third Day at Henley for Irish
The first three Irish crews in action at Henley this morning all fell to the superior fire power of seeded crews. The old boys' club of Oxford and Cambridge, 1829 Boat Club, beat Galway Rowing Club in the Thames Cup…
Join the Clipper Parade of Sail on July 7
Cork's Clipper entry was flanked by an armada of boats as she raced into Kinsale on Sunday 27 June.  Now there’s the chance to replicate that as the whole Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race fleet sails from Kinsale…
Windy WIORA Tests the Best of the West
There were thrills and spills off the Clare coast yesterday as the breeze filled in to test competitors at the WIORA West Coast Championships.  Nonetheless, the top boats shone through and a full complement of sailing was held. IRC1 Glenn…

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