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Four Oppy Fleets Take to the Water in Crosshaven
There was fun on the river at Crosshaven for the Second Saturday of Royal Cork's Optimist July League for all four fleets Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper. Three races were sailed starting out very light and ending up with about…
Going West Paid for RORC Yachts
The 164-mile race to St Malo from Cowes is one of the most popular races in the RORC Season's Points Championship and this year 177 yachts entered the race. It was a spectacular start from the Squadron Line. The impressive…
Murphy Wins Laser Radial Race at Youth Worlds
Very light conditions prevail at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Zadar, Croatia as they do at home but Northern Irish Laser Radial sailor Sophie Murphy held her nerve to deliver a race win in the second race of the day…
Supernova is Overall Winner of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Local success is being toasted in Dun Laoghaire tonight following the Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta prizegiving this afternoon. SCROLL DOWN FOR PRIZEGIVING PHOTOS by Gareth Craig. The bulk of the major trophies were divided among sailors from the waterfront Dublin…
Shooter Nears the Finish Line in Solo Kayak Challenge
Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander is set for hero’s welcome this week as she becomes the first woman from Northern Ireland to circumnavigate the island of Ireland by kayak. http://afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/item/15418-shooter-gets-ready-to-kayak-round-ireland/ http://afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/ The solo paddler is expected to reach the finish line at…
Dubarry Profits On the Rise
Shoe manufacturer Dubarry saw a 44 per cent increase in overseas sales last year, The Irish Times reports. The firm, which is a long-time supporter of sailing in Ireland, reported pretax profits of €1.95 million on revenue that topped the…
Medals for Irish Kayakers at Athens Special Olympics
The Irish team returned to a warm welcome last week after their success at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, winning an incredible total of 107 medals - 31 of them gold. The medal haul included a number…
Five Rescued When Yacht Gets Tangled in Galway Bay
The Irish Examiner reports that three man have been rescued after their yacht got into difficulty near Furbo in Galway Bay this afternoon. http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/three-rescued-off-galway-coast-512236.html http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/galway-harbour/ Galway's RNLI lifeboat was dispatched to retrieve the men after their distress call to the…
Kiteboarding Takes its Place in Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta showcased the dynamic new sport of Kiteboarding off Seapoint on Saturday. This year's regatta sees the launch of a brand new class, Kiteboard Course Racing. Many of you will be familiar with the mutlicoloured spectacle of…
McCann Ends Optimist Europeans in Eighth
Leader of the Optimist dinghy Europeans at the half way stage, Peter McCann of Royal Cork Yacht Club has ended the 12 races series at Tavira, Portugal  in eighth place overall yesterday.  The top Irish youngster had a disappointing second…
Four Teenagers Rescued in Dundrum Bay
At 6.00 pm yesterday, Belfast Coastguard received a 999 call from one of a party of four teenagers who were cut off by the tide and were up to their shoulders in water close to Ardilea, while walking from Ballykinler…
Ireland Women's Double Finishes Eleventh at World Cup
Ireland’s Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure finished fifth in the B Final of the women’s double scull at the World Cup rowing regatta in Lucerne. This places the Irish 11th overall. Belarus and the United States were the two top…
Tall Ships Videos from Waterford
There's been a range of videos coming into Afloat.ie following the Tall Ships visit to Waterford on the 30th June 201. Below is a short observational documentary shot on The Tall Ships Race. The piece was shot on a Canon…
Doran Fourth at ISAF Youth Worlds
Wexford's Philip Doran lies fourth overall after an impressive opening two rounds at the 41st ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Zadar, Croatia. Doran who is sailing in the Boys Laser Radial class has scored a 7 and 12 to…
Transatlantic Race 2011 Nears Finish
A new Transatlantic record is expected be set in the next day. 26 yachts departed Newport, R.I., USA, during three staggered starts over the last two weeks, for a finish off The Lizard Newport, R.I. USA (July 9, 2011) –…
Day Three: Top Race Management Saves the Day at Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Responsive race management in trying conditions pulled off a successful day afloat and – averted a major regatta set back  – for the massive 420 boat fleet in the penultimate round of the four day Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta today.…
Ireland So Close to Second Medal at Lucerne World Cup
Ireland came within 1.38 seconds of adding a second bronze medal to Siobhan McCrohan's at the World Cup rowing regatta at Lucerne today. The lightweight quadruple scull of Shane O’Driscoll, Niall Kenny, Peter Hanily and Justin Ryan were passed in…
McCrohan Wins Bronze Medal at World Cup Rowing Regatta
Irish rowing got a real fillip today when lightweight single sculler Siobhan McCrohan won a bronze medal at the World Cup rowing regatta at Lucerne. In a race won by the outstanding Greek talent Alexandra Tsiavou, the 24-year-old Galway woman…
Dilleen and Puspure Hit by Poor Start in Lucerne
Ireland’s women’s double  of Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure have had to settle for a place in the B Final at the World Cup rowing championships in Lucerne. In their semi-final they missed strokes after catching a buoy near the…
Maher and O'Donovan Finish Well at Lucerne
The Ireland lightweight double scull of Michael Maher and Mark O’Donovan held off Sweden to take second place in the D Final and 20th place overall at the World Cup rowing regatta in Lucerne. Hungary’s Tamas Varga and Peter Galambos…

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