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Double Joy for Queen's on Day Two at Henley
Queen's A and B crews qualified for the quarter-finals of the Temple Cup for student eights at Henley Royal Regatta, topping off a list of five out of six wins for Irish crews before lunch on the second day of…
Helicopter Crew Commended For Dramatic Air-Sea Rescue
The crew of an emergency search and rescue helicopter has been awarded the Best of Irish Award for rescuing a stricken pilot when his light aircraft crashed into the Irish Sea. The six-strong crew of R117, employed by CHC Helicopter…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Established
Minister for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan heralded the establishment of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) today as an “historic development in the way we protect, conserve and develop our nationally important inland fisheries resource”. The IFI replaces 17 bodies formerly involved…
Bring Back Irish Sail Training?
Ocean Youth Trust Ireland are canvassing for support to reinstate an all-Ireland sail training scheme of some form. Their only sail training vessel sank earlier this summer after hitting rocks off Ballycastle, leaving the organisation without a means to get…
Dun Laoghaire Women on the Water Day in July
The National Yacht Club in partnership with the ISA would like to invite women of all ages and all levels of sailing and other water sports to come sailing on Sunday 11th July  from 13.00 - 17.00 hrs. This is a…
Entry Open for Fireball Europeans? Czech.
The Czech Fireball fleet are accepting registration for the Fireball Europeans, held at the end of September in the Czech Republic. The sailing event will take place on the Nové Mlýny lake, a large reservoir near Brno. The event website…
New Facebook Competition - Win Almanac & DVD packages
We've got a copy of the Afloat Nautical Almanac to give away, along with a copy of Cork-based RTE Documentary The Harbour on DVD. To win, all you have to do is post the answer to this question on our…
A period off the water has allowed class measurer and Dun Laoghair sailor Roger Bannon put together some detailed an interesting figures on sailing a Laser SB3 downwind. The analysis, originally posted on a Dublin Bay SB3 email list and…
RTE's marine programme Seascapes will broadcast live from Kinsale Yacht Club this Friday night. The show will start at 10.30pm and will feature guests including KYC Commodore Alice Kingston and Hanna Jenner, the skipper of Cork's entry in the Clipper…
WIORA 2010 Regatta Photos from Kilrush here!
On the gallery are the latest images from Gareth Craig of Fotosail from the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) Championships being sailed on the Shannon Estuary. Click HERE to go the gallery.
Ireland Afloat's New Digital Edition Launched
Afloat magazine has released a digital edition bringing you boating news straight to your desktop in an exciting page turning format. If you've missed your copy in the newsagents or you are overseas, don't worry, the rich media edition of…
Cruising Bodies Join Forces to Become Global Organisation Dedicated to Passage-Making
The Cruising Rally Association (CRA), best known as the organiser of the annual Caribbean 1500 Rally from Hampton VA to the British Virgin Islands, and World Cruising Club (WCC), organizers of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), from Las Palmas…
First Challenger Signs up to Retrace Uffa Fox's Historic Scandinavian Adventure
Three intrepid young British yachtsmen, Luke Yeates, Jack Gifford and Will Shepherd, have taken up the challenge by the Scandinavian Classic Yacht Trust, SCYT, for British classic yacht owners to retrace Uffa Fox's famous 1000 mile, 1930 voyage from Cowes…
Competition Winner Announced, and New Compo Starts
Congratulations to Shane Diviney, who won our first ever Facebook competition and will receive a McWilliams sailing bag from us free gratis. There's a second chance at a freebie up for grabs, though, because we're celebrating the success of this competition…
Remarkable Morning for Irish at Henley
Irish crews were involved in six races this morning at Henley Royal Regatta and won all six. Both Queen's A and B crews had convincing victories in the Temple Cup for student eights, while Carlow and Galway won their heats…
All Clare for WIORA Start
The annual WIORA championships kick off today in sunny conditions at Kilrush Creek marina, hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club. PRO Alan Crosbie has a range of courses at his disposal, including a variation on the popular slalom course…
Keel-Hauled but Omani Show Goes On
Oman Sail show their spirit. After a fine start in the Tour de France á la Voile, Oman Sail-Renaissance were lying in third place prior to the first offshore leg to Calais, however there were dramatic scenes at the start…
Pwllheli RNLI Lifeboat Assists Yacht Bound for Cork
Pwllheli's RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched on Monday evening to assist a yacht which was drifting towards the shore. The 37ft vessel with two people on board suffered engine failure around a mile south of the town and an…
Lasers Prep for World Championships
Ireland's top Laser Radial sailors will head to Scotland starting from today to prepare for the World Championships at Largs. Largs is the home of the RYA's Scottish Sailing Institute, one of the top sailing locations in the British Isles.…
Leopard 3 Breaks Own 24-Hour Speed Record
The 100ft Canting Keel Maxi Leopard 3 has broken its own record for a 24-hour run, covering 495 nautical miles. The previous record stood at 466.4NM. The record is in a special category for craft with powered winches, and doesn't…

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