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Ireland Lightweights Face Into Repechages at World Rowing Championships
Ireland’s lightweight double scull of Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe finished fifth in their heat at the World Rowing Championships in Bled in Slovenia today. Britain won the race and took the direct route to the A/B semi-final, while Ireland…
Green Dragon Sails Again
Ireland's Volvo 70 the Green Dragon was back on the water again yesterday, two years after she had finished fifth out of seven entries in the 2009 Volvo Ocean Race. Attempts to sell it for two million euros in 2009…
Ireland Adaptive Crew On Target at World Rowing Championships
Ireland’s Adaptive Four qualified directly for the A/B Semi-Finals at the World Rowing Championships with a good second-place finish in their heat this morning. The crew of Anne-Marie McDaid, Sarah Caffrey, Shane Ryan, Kevin du Toit and cox Helen Arbuthnot…
Racing Update: World Team Racing, Lasers, Fevas, Fireballs, DBSC, Cruiser Challenge
All the weekend sailing news is wrapped up in a number of posts on Afloat.ie this morning:  Schull Welcomes World Team Racers,  Espey Wins Lasers, Local Sailor Takes Radials at Lough Derg Nationals,  Howth Juniors Win 19-Boat Greystones Feva Event,…
Howth Juniors Win 19-Boat Greystones Feva Event
The new marina may not yet be open but recent developments at Greystones harbour means it now has one of the best slipways on the east coast. The new facility was put to good use launching 19 dinghies for this…
Royal Cork Celebrates 2011 with 'At Home' Regatta
Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Paddy McGlade presided over the Crosshaven Club's annual 'At Home' Regatta yesterday, an event dedicated to families with entertainment this year from the Carrigaline Pipe Band. Among a number of  fun events such as Tug…
Hard on Port Wins Cruisers III DBSC Cruiser Challenge Event
It looked like Supernova (Ken Lawless) would continue her success on Dublin Bay with weekend wins in a blustery DBSC end of season fixture for the Cruisers III class until a broken boom in the penultimate race gave the event…
Espey Wins Lasers, Local Sailor Takes Radials at Lough Derg Nationals
Predictably Olympic campaigners were to the fore at the 2011 Irish Laser National Championships yesterday but host club Lough Derg Yacht Club in Dromineer, Co. Tipperary are celebrating the first time in thirty years that a Laser sailor has won…
Schull Welcomes World Team Racers
The seaside village of Schull was en fete yesterday as, in bright sunshine, locals and visitors alike turned out in huge numbers to welcome sailors from around the globe to a world event based in a village setting. Already, the…
Beware of Tides on Busy UK Bank Holiday
The UK Coastguard is warning coastal visitors to check tide times after multiple incidents around the country where people have been cut off by the tide. Coastguard coordination centres have dealt with at least eight different incidents this afternoon involving…
McCartin and Kinsella are New Irish Fireball Champions
Barry McCartin and Conor Kinsella, representing Cushendall Sailing Club, Royal St. George Yacht Club and UCD Sailing Club are the 2011 Irish National Fireball Champions after another commanding performance on the water. However, this time their talent wasn’t directed at…
Changing fortunes and Weather at Dun Laoghaire Fireball Nationals
Day two report: After two days and 6 races the 26-boat Irish Fireball Nationals are set up for a very interesting last day. At the top of the scoreboard, tied on 11pts are Simon McGrotty & Ruairi Grimes and Barry…
Ruffles Wins DBSC Ruffian Race
Dark clouds brought heavy rain but also great sailing conditions for Saturday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club race. The Cruiser classes were racing for Cruiser challenge honours leaving the one designs to the regular bay race.  Results below:  FLYING FIFTEEN Race…
Ireland Double Must Take Repechage Route at World Rowing Championships
Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure finished fifth in the heat of the women’s double scull today at the World Rowing Championships in Bled in Slovenia and must make their way through a repechage if they are to qualify for Friday’s…
Ireland’s Countdown to Rocket-Ship Launch!
With the recent failure of an un-manned Russian rocket reaching the International Space Station, and its subsequent crash into Siberia coupled with NASA's retired shuttle programme, perhaps the solution to reaching orbit lies much closer to home, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Celtic Mist Needs Funds for Refit
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has published a notice for its plans to refit Celtic Mist as a research vessel. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Celtic Mist was gifted to the IWDG by the Haughey family to help…
Inquest Hears Man Drowned After Dinghy Capsized
Two children looked on in horror as their father tried to save a drowning man, an inquest has heard in Belfast. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, the family and a friend were thrown into Strangford Lough when their dinghy capsized…
LE Roisin On Goodwill Visit to Tallinn
Following L.É. Róisín's (P51) visit to St. Petersburg, the Naval Service's OPV is on a three-day stopover in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, writes Jehan Ashmore. She docked early this morning in the Old City Harbour and was expected to…
NAMA Reviews Further Development of Greystones Harbour
The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) is currently reviewing plans to continue development of Greystones Harbour, WicklowNews.net reports. NAMA, which took over the loans connected to the controversial €300 million development, has received Sispar's business plan for developing the proposed…
Three Masterpieces Set to Make an Impression in Dublin
As we draw closer to the end of this month that does not mean the holiday season is over especially where cruiseships are concerned, as no fewer than three such vessels are due to Dublin Port tomorrow, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
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