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Glenans Irish Sailing Club, the country's longest established sail training organisation, has launched a major fundraising drive to help guarantee its future. It is appealing to members, past and present, and to anyone concerned about sailing in Ireland to support…
Octogrip Stealth trainers from Henri Lloyd
Racing sailors searching for a lightweight sailing shoe need look no further than Henri Lloyd’s Octogrip Stealth trainer. Used by some of the world’s top sailors aboard some of the fastest, high-performance racing boats in the world, these shoes have…
Launch of brand-new range from Helly Hansen
Next year’s London Boat Show (8-17 January), will see global sportswear brand, Helly Hansen return to ExCeL with its new Hydro Power sailing range for 2010. All visitors to the show will be able to see the new collection on…
Heading for Rio: Cork keeping up the pace
Ireland's first-ever entry in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Cork, seems to be holding her own – and staying motivated – even though she's slipped to fifth. However, the leading pack is all contending with light fluky winds…
The University of  Limerick sailing team will be joining the defending Champions, Cork Institute of Technology, at the Student Yachting World Cup, commencing in Marseille on Sunday next October 25th and finishing Friday, October 30th. They secured their position in…
Henri Lloyd has been working closely with fabric partners W.L. Gore & Associates on the process of fabric development and, with their specially designed Windstopper® Soft Shell fabric, has come up with a range of products specifically designed for use…
Head of River Race – Rowing races will take place in Coleraine on Saturday 14th November from 12 noon until 4pm, with the course stretching from Seaton's Marina upstream to Christie Park public jetties. Users are asked to note the…
Hot competition at O'Flynn Exhams Autumn League
There was a southerly breeze and lumpy sea with low skies and mist, but the Red Fleet – under race officer Richard Leonard – got the best of the racing for races five and six of the Royal Cork Yacht…
Taste of the Waterways winner 'Café Merlot'
In inland waterways news, the food writer and critic Georgina Cambell revealed the Waterways Ireland 'Taste of the Waterways' winner last week: Café Merlot, in Enniskillen.  "I am particularly delighted to present this Taste of the Waterways Award and to…
Lee to Defend Carribbean Title
Adrian Lee intends to defend his title in this years RORC Carribbean 600 event but he will have stiff opposition from her sistership, another Cookson 50 called Privateer, which is based on the East Coast of America. The RORC Caribbean…
Slade's Maxi may beat course record
Rolex Middle Sea Race, Day 3 – It's 'game on' for Mike Slade, as his turbo-charged Maxi is in a race against time to beat the course record for the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Leopard are passed Lampedusa in a…
Bridgeworks and Tree Trimming on the Shannon
There's several things going on around the inland waterways.   Waterways, particularly around the Shannon: bridgeworks at Lough Tap (south of Albert Lock); and tree trimming and hedge cutting between Ballyconnell and Killarcan. See over the fold for more details.…
Howth Yacht Club Autumn League Finishes on a High
It is often said that some the best sailing weather seems to be reserved for each year's Autumn League at Howth Yacht Club and after five very good Sundays, the fleet was not to be disappointed for the finale, with…
New Customs Cutter Named in Howth
The Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, Josephine Feehily, officially named Revenue's new purpose-built Customs Cutter, RCC 'Faire', at a ceremony at Howth Yacht Club yesterday. The 23.60 metre sea-going vessel, (photo over the fold by Bob Bateman) the second of…
ICRA AGM Returns to Kilkenny
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) goes back to its roots when it hosts its annual sailing Conference and AGM in the Newpark Hotel Kilkenny on Saturday, November 21st. The event is open to all cruiser sailors. Among the items…
Poll: Who Will Win ICRA Boat of the Year?
Who will win the ICRA Boat of the sailing Year award is this week's question on afloat.ie's reader poll. Five boats are shortlisted as potential winners including Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race Winner Legally Brunette. Mick Cotter's Whisper, fifth in…
Phillippe Falle's Puma Logic Wins RORC Yacht of the Year
Puma Logic has been awarded the ‘RORC Yacht of the Year’ and her skipper, Phillippe Falle will collect the Somerset Memorial Trophy at the RORC Prizegiving dinner in London on 7th November. The famous award is made by the RORC…
The magnificent Fastnet Light, the magic of Donegal Bay and how fuel starvation last night nearly cost Philip Fitgibbon the Round Ireland Powerboat record. The 800-mile trip is relived here in afloat.ie's podcast with the winning skipper. Listen here. var…
Henri Lloyd for the cruising/coastal sailor
Another new line from Henri Lloyd, the TP2 Ventura Jacket and Coastal Hi-Fit trousers from their Coastal & Inshore Range, have been developed for the cruising/coastal sailor looking for comfort and durability. Manufactured using highly breathable and 100% waterproof/windproof TP2…
Two's company for Rolex Middle Sea Race
The Rolex Middle Sea Race has attracted its share of characters over the years and more often than not in the double-handed division. This year is no exception and there are a number of crews embarking on the short-handed challenge…

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