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Powerboat Race Update at Port Solent
Teams, competitors, officials and media will gather next Saturday at the Marriot Hotel, Port Solent to hear a short presentation on the 'Around Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race 2010'. A comprehensive question and answer session will be included. The organiser Justin…
Lord Mayor of Cork Greets Clipper Skipper and Crew in San Francisco
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Dara Murphy, accompanied by Lady Mayoress Tanya Murphy, was welcomed by the new Cork Clipper round the world yacht race Skipper Hannah Jenner at the Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco on Saturday…
Youths off to flying start
Laser radial sailor Mattie O'Dowd and Topper star Finn Lynch kept clean sheets yesterday at the first day of the ISA Youth Nationals and Junior Pathway Championships, winning every race in their respective classes. The event, held at the Fastnet…
Rowing Ireland Grand League regatta series opens in Cork next weekend
The Rowing Ireland Grand League regatta series gets underway at the National Rowing Centre in Cork next Sunday 11th April. This is the first event, hosted by Skibbereen Rowing Club, in a series of six nationwide regattas (see full details…
First youth title decided
The first title of the ISA Youth Nationals & Junior Pathway Championship has gone to Cork sailor Seafra Guilfoyle who took the Optimist title with four wins from six races over the last two days. Blistering sunshine rained down on…
City Seal found in Skerries
A washed-up Londoner found starving on a north Dublin beach is the centre of an apparent case of international mistaken identity. The little grey seal was found in Skerries, north County Dublin, and brought to the Irish Seal Sanctuary suffering…
Land sailors set for Bettystown bash
Anyone wishing to try land yachting for the first time should mark April 24 & 25 in their diary. The Irish Power Kite and Sandyacht Association will hold their April event on Bettystown beach in Co Meath, with a range…
Two kayakers drowned in Waterford
Two young men were drowned last night in a kayaking accident on a Waterford river when their kayak became trapped in a weir. Emergency services were called just after 9pm last night but were unable to save the pair. The…
Freedom of Galway for VOR team?
Enda O'Coineen, John Killeen and Eamonn Conneely are in line to receive the freedom of the city of Galway, but the timing of the award is making waves. A row is brewing over when the mayor proposes to bestow the…
Google mapping ocean floor
Google is filling in the blue parts of the map, taking its ocean mapping to the next level. Over the past year, the company has worked with more than 100 partners adding hundreds of placemarks to more than 20 ocean…
Sinn Féin eyes third bullet
It's set to be take-no-prisoners stuff in this year's Newport-Bermuda race, with double winner Sinn Féin, a New Jersey-based Cal 40, looking to pocket its third straight win in the race. The race entry is already nearing 200, with two…
New Atlas Shows Seabed Territory
A new schools atlas featuring, for the first time in the history of the State, a detailed map of Ireland’s 220 million acre seabed territory was launched yesterday (Tuesday 6th April) at the INTO conference in Galway. The Folens/Phillips New…
New Business Sails Through Choppy Waters
Starting a business in the middle of a recession is not easy but Tiernan Roe founder of Roeboats is confident that people will still want to enjoy the freedom offered by being captain of your own boat. “Yes it has…
Special Yacht Charter Deals in Croatia
Activity Yachting holidays have some early season Sailing Specials in Croatia. From their base on Murter they will be operating a Flexible Flotilla/Free-Sailing programme during the three weeks from 24th April to 15th May allowing people to start on any…
Lifeboat Tows yacht off Rock in Roaring Water Bay
A 45ft wooden charter schooner went aground late yesterday afternoon in Roaring Water Bay, West Cork reports Sheela Broderick of Baltimore Lifeboat There were 3 men, 3 women and a young girl of preschool age on board at the time.…
New Marine Life website
The Irish Marine Life website has celebrated its 5,000th visitor this week, and we here at Afloat HQ reckon you should add to its number of followers. The site is a repository of photos, links and information on the sea's…
Junior title fights nearing conclusion
Very light and variable winds provided tricky sailing conditions but close racing at the ISA Youth Nationals & Junior Pathway Championship in Schull, Co Cork. Although entering the competition as the ‘hot favourite’, fleet leader Finn Lynch - the world’s…
Stranded Teenagers Rescued by Helicopter
Two teenagers were stranded on rocks at Doneraile in Waterford yesterday afternoon. The Search and Rescue helicopter based in Waterford airlifted the teenagers to safety. It's believed four teenagers were trapped on the rocks as the tide came in. Two…
Puma announces return to VOR
Ken Read and the Puma team have formally thrown their thermal beanie hat in the ring for the next Volvo Ocean Race, pinching a Green Dragon sponsor in the process. 'Il Mostro' will partner with Berg Propulsion for the race,…
Irish line up for Scottish series
A new Corby 36, Roxy 6, is expected to lead a vanguard of Irish yachts including Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39 Antix to Tarbert, Loch Fyne for the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series. Their goal: to wrest the trophy back into Irish…
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