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Neptune Head of the River Entry is Published
The entry list for this weekend's Neptune Head of the River Race incorporating the Rowing Ireland National Scullers Head. The races at 10.30pm and 2pm take place this Saturday, November 7th. The attached listing over the fold shows all the…
Kinsale to host Dragon Gold Cup
Kinsale YC is to host the Dragon Gold Cup in 2012. Raced for annually in Europe, the Gold Cup consists of a six race, no discard series. It is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious one design keelboat…
Match Racing Association A well attended meeting of active match racers was held at Kinsale Yacht Club on the 24th of October 2009. As a result it was agreed to form an Irish Match Racing Association in order to further…
Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail

4th November 2009 How To Sail
Cruise with confidence Push the boat out with a training course under the ISA’s cruising scheme Have you found that your cruising is being restricted by your lack of knowledge and confidence?  Would you like to go a longer cruise…
Revamped Rowing Ireland Season Underway
Over 400 rowers are expected at Blessingtion in Co Wicklow this weekend as Rowing Ireland’s new season gets underway with a new national competition format. The new national format involves a series of time trial Head of the River races.…
Swobbitt Launch Collapsible Bucket
This really is a useful gadget – sorry – piece of indespensible deck gear! Swobbit® Europe, a leading manufacturer of marine cleaning equipment, is launching a new, innovative collapsible bucket at this year's Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show (8th–17th…
New Raymarine Gear Debuting at London Boat Show
The new year will see the launch of a new range of products from Raymarine, when they're showcased at the 2010 Tullet Prebon London International Boat Show (Stand N028J) in January 2010. There's three tasty new things: an E-series Widescreen,…
New Swivel Block Range from Barton
Barton Marine, a leading manufacturer of sail control hardware, will launch a new innovative range of Size '0' Swivel Blocks at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show in January. The new compact range of Barton Swivel Blocks has been specifically…
Dun Laoghaire Club Needs Sailing Manager
One of the country's most prestigious – and oldest (est. 1838) – sailing clubs, the Royal St. George in Dun Laoghaire, are looking for a sailing manager to run all of the sailing activities of the Club. A senior member…
Turkey Shoot Fleet to Reach 80
A fleet of 40 boats already entered is expected to double in the next few days for Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Turkey Shoot. There has been a last call for enrtries for the Viking Marine sponsored seven race series which…
Going Again for The Commodore's Cup
After a series of near misses in the Commodore’s Cup, there were many reasons why 2008 would have been wholly appropriate timing for an Irish win on the Solent. It wasn't to be but the scene in Cork Harbour last…
Commodore's Cup, Cork Week and Boat of the Year
On Afloat’s Irish boating forum this week: Next year's Commodore’s Cup team formation is generating plenty of comment – Sailorlad is afraid it might just be a case of ‘showing up’ rather than really competing, while Claire says that Blondie,…
ISORA Announces 2010 Programme
A good brunch and the early publication of the Irish Sea offshore programme lies in store for East coast sailors attending next Saturday's ISORA agm at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Commodore Peter Ryan is seeking feedback to…
World Ranking Improvement for Irish Match Racers
October's ISAF open match racing world rankings sees a big improvement for the Irish. There are now 34 ranked Irish match racers compared to a dozen this time last year. Ireland now has a top 100 match racer in John…
Multihulls Flying in Cork Harbour
Handicap racing for multihulls in Cork Harbour produced fast sailing yesterday in the final race of the October league. Double handed Hobie Tigers raced with the single-handed A class. Depending on weather conditions racing alternated between windward leeward courses inside…
Perfect Finish to October League
Sixteen knot south westerly winds brought Royal Cork's October League to a close this afternoon. The spectacular final two races saw Blondie hold her overall lead in class zero. Bob Bateman's photos are over the fold. 
Hyde Signs up for World Cruise
Stephen Hyde from Passage West in Co. Cork, sailing 'A Lady', an Oyster 56, is the sole Irish boat in the forthcoming World ARC cruise. There are currently 38 yachts being 'geared up' to carry their crews on a world…
Italy wins SYWoC

Italy wins SYWoC

31st October 2009 Racing
Italian students have become the 2009 Student Yachting World Cup Champions. Defending champions Cork Institute of Technology finished fifth overall and University of Limerick 10th in the 12-boat event after yesterday's final rounds. The race committee had a plan to…
Bank Repairs on Grand Canal
Waterways Ireland are notifiying all users of the Grand Canal that water levels between the 13th and 14th Locks will be lowered in order to carry out repairs to canal banks between Henry Bridge and Ponsonby Bridge. Users are asked…
Fireworks on Erne Navigation
Castle Island, Enniskillen, are hosting a fireworks display on Friday 30th October from 8pm to 8.30pm, on the Erne Navigation and inland waterways. There'll be no mooring allowed at the Waterways Ireland Head Office Mooring nor at the Henry Street…

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