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Cork Week 2008 Preview 380 boats and a fleet packed with quality  (reprinted from Afloat June/July 2008) Markham Nolan previews ACCBank Cork Week that has announced a new Cup for the amateur cruiser-racer It’s now 30 years since the concept…
Cork Week: Cork Revealed, with Eddie English
Cork Week Revealed with Eddie English (reprinted from Afloat 2006) Eddie English stands high on Cobh’s historic waterfront and looks out across Cork Harbour, south towards Roche’s Point lighthouse and the entrance to the natural sailing sanctuary. Immediately below, a…
Preview ~ Cork Week 2006 (reprinted from Afloat June/July 2006)                         If you’re one of the many Irish sailors who thinks Cork Week is basically ‘The Solent on tour’,…
Tucking In Afloat’s waterside restaurant critic Georgina Campbell makes some mouth–watering suggestions for eating ashore after the sailing at Cork Week Crosshaven  – The Moonduster Inn, Lower Road, Crosshaven. Tel 021 483 1610 Jody Drennan’s traditional pub is about five…
Cork Week and How You Can Win
How you can win at Cork Week with more than a little help from local expert Eddie English [pictured left] – Cork Week 2004 (reprinted from Afloat July 2004). For all the up to date information and news on Cork…
Jargon – How the Cork Week Rocketships Work Sailing fast is all about converting the wind’s energy into boat speed and these big ocean racers generate more horsepower and speed for their size than any single-hull craft that has ever…
Cork Week Uncovered: Who Will Be There From Afloat, July 2006  Cork Week's not all about rubbing shoulders with serious money but, having that said, there will be more millionaires on the banks of the Currabinny river between July 10…
Afloat.ie: Roy Disney
Cork Week Patron Roy Disney died yesterday aged 79. An avid ocean sailor who won the California-to-Hawaii Transpacific Yacht Race in record time a decade ago and backed programmes to bring youth to the sport including a special bursary at…
Cork Week and Roy Disney  By David O'Brien Reproduced from Afloat Magazine, July 2006. If sailing faster than the wind sounds like something out a Disney fantasy, then that’s because it was. And now, as Roy Disney - the 73-year-old…
Afloat.ie: Coastguard Hoaxer Fined £2,500
A man in the UK who pleaded guilty to giving false information under The Communications Act was sentenced to a 12 week sentence suspended for 12 months, 200 hours of community service and £2,500 costs. He organised an elaborate hoax…
Afloat.ie: Another Adventure Leads the Handicap Fleet
95 boats are gearing up the final race of the Viking Marine Sponsored Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay this Sunday. Another Adventure leads the handicap fleet but because handicaps are changed weekly and protests actively discouraged – there is no…
Afloat.ie: Flood Clear-Up Begins at Lisnaskea
After the worst case of flooding since records began, Share Holiday Village at Lisnaskea has begun the clear up of the swimming pool and leisure suite which was badly affected by the floods.The charity set up to promote the inclusion…
Afloat.ie: A Tough Seven Days At Sea for Disabled Yatchsman Geoff Holt
Just seven days into his Atlantic crossing and with just 500 miles into the 2,700 mile route, the UK's Geoff Holt has fallen behind schedule. Unseasonal headwinds, contaminated fuels supplies and engine failure have  forced Geoff to change course and…
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published the 2010 supplements to the current editions of The Call Book for Match Racing and The Call Book for Team Racing. The Call Books provide a clear definition, for both competitors and umpires,…
Afloat.ie: Latest Posts On the Forum
On Afloat's boating Forum: The Chief of Irish Sailing Harry Hermon says the decision to scrap the Asgard Programme in the 2010 budget may well be the last nail in the coffin of the marine leisure sector unless we pull…
Afloat.ie: Round the World Slattery to Address Cork Lunch
Kinsale RNLI have announced Ocean Yachtsman & Bowman Justin Slattery from Wexford as guest speaker at the annual RNLI "Sailing by the Lee" lunch on Friday, 12th February, 2010 at the Maryborough Hotel, Douglas, Cork. This follows on from the…
Afloat.ie: Atlantic Crossing is not plain sailing for quadriplegic Geoff Holt
Disabled yachtsman Geoff Holt is just six days into his Atlantic crossing and is experiencing a number of challenges as he makes is first transatlantic crossing for 25 years. Geoff was most worried about sleep deprivation during the voyage and…
Afloat.ie: The Actor, The Valkyrie and The X-Factor
Jeremy Irons and his Willing Lass, a mini Valkyrie and the X-41 Factor are just a few of the acts that caught Winkie Nixon′s eye over the past 12 months. Plus there′s a reminder of our Sailors of the Month.…
Afloat.ie: North Wall Quay Shines Bright
Visitors to North Wall Quay in Dublin’s Docklands are set to encounter an unusual and dramatic visual spectacle with the launch of ‘Flow’, a stunningly illuminated public artwork. Commissioned by the Docklands Authority, renowned artist Martin Richman has transformed an…
Afloat.ie: 'He Would Still Be Here Today' - Podcast Targets Fishermen
The latest video Podcast produced by the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency features true life experiences from Jane Dolby from Essex, a widow who lost her husband to the sea, Tom Smith from Fife, a fisherman who survived his boat…
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