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  Bring on the summer! – Afloat’s July/August 2009 issue hits the news-stand this week with all the news from Ireland on the water, plus: FREE Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Programme Inside!
There has been an immediate response to Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta's call to white sail crews this week to join next month's regatta. 45 boats are now signed up for the four day event from July 9. Racing is being provided…
A sea and cliff rescue service has warned against cliff jumping after a dramatic rescue in Co Kerry late yesterday. One man in his early 20s was airlifted to the Midwest Regional Hospital in Limerick with suspected spinal injuries and…
Sunday 12th July, Band Stand, East Pier, Dun Laoghaire: Ireland’s entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Green Dragon finishes the race in St Petersburg this weekend and will be on its way to Ireland for a big Irish homecoming. Green…
The second day of the Sovereign’s Cup in Kinsale was sailed in sunshine with a moderate to fresh south easterly. The 138 competitors across six fleets had a riveting day on the water with challenging courses set for all the…
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 25 June 2009 – Beneteau 31.7 Echo 1 Avalon, R. Conan/J. Fox. Beneteau 31.7 1 Avalon. Cruisers 1 Echo 1 Jalapeno, Dermod Baker et al. Cruisers 1 1 Jalapeno. Dragon 1 Susele,…
Force four winds, lumpy seas and a combination of windward-leeward and coastal courses made for an action packed second day for the Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale yesterday. There were several retirals in classes two and three as the fleet made…
Tom MacSweeney and his team on Seascapes this week (10.30pm, Friday June 26, RTE Radio 1) ask whatever happened to the plan for an Irish Hydrographic Office - announced in 2007 - so that Ireland could have its own charts…
  HYC CLUB RACING – WEDNESDAY SERIES 2 (RACE) 24/06/2009  Class 1 IRC – 1 Makutu, Doyle/Others, 2 Off the Wall, Walls/Cawley, 3 Tiger, Hughes/Harris. Class 1 HPH 1 Makutu, 2 Off the Wall, 3, Tiger. Class 2 IRC –…
The Sovereign's Cup got off to a perfect start at the Old Head of Kinsale this afternoon. Afloat's Bob Bateman was on the water to capture the action in the 138-boat fleet. Photos over the fold:
Conor Lenihan, TD, Minister of State for Natural Resources, launched a new sea angling guide at Buswell's Hotel in Dublin today (24th June 2009). The publication, entitled 'A guide to sea angling in the Eastern Region' is written by Norman…
Masters and owners are advised that an isolated shoal/rock has been reported in the vicinity of the Coreen Ford, on the port side - i.e. Red Marks - of the Navigation (River Suck, Coreen Ford). Please proceed at slow speed…
Waterways Ireland and the Central Fisheries Board (CFB) have reduced the impact of a fish kill incident on the Grand Canal near Sallins recently (22nd of June 2009).Anglers from the Prosperous Coarse Angling Club spotted a milky discharge in the…
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced that 23 competitors from 14 nations have been approved for Athlete Participation Programme (APP) funding support to attend the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship.
The National Yacht Club's Mick Liddy was the winning navigator on Swan 45 'Fever' at last weekend's Rolex Giraglia Cup in St Tropez. The win comes only days after Whisper's record breaking run in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race…
Skerries Sailing Club was the venue for this year’s Irish Fireball Association Leinster Championship on the weekend of 20-21 June. Twenty-eight boats raced this event with helms and crews tested by a range of conditions over the two days. A…
Even with four times the entry of any other Irish regatta this year Volvo Dun Laoghaire organisers continue to push for entries for the capital's biggest sporting event on water in three weeks time.  In a mail shot to Dublin…
With just over three weeks to go to the Irish Rowing Championships, this weekend sees the Monkstown Regatta taking place at the National Rowing Centre at Inniscarra, Ovens, Cork  This regatta will provide some pointers on the crews  that will…
A full marina, glorious sunshine and a waiting list. It must be Sovereign's Cup week at Kinsale! The South coast event kicks off tomorrow with a handsome fleet of 138 entries and the forecast looks great. Afloat's Bob Bateman captures…
Oman Sail Masirah has led the fleet back to Cowes in the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race in the UK as well as taking line honours in the Extreme 40 class. It was a nail-biting finish, with a…

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