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Solid Performance Moves O'Leary and Burrows up to Second
A very sold performance from Cork-Dublin pairing Peter O'Leary and David Burrows has produced second overall at the halfway stage of the Olympic Test event in Weymouth today.  The pair are racing in a 21-boat fleet, a fleet size that…
Jean-Pierre Nicol slips through into Figaro Lead
There has been plenty of action in the first 24 hours of racing on the second leg of La Solitaire du Figaro from Caen to Dún Laoghaire, Dublin.  Jean-Pierre Nicol, racing on board Bernard Controls moves into the lead following…
Surfers Promote Safe Surfing with Irish Water Safety
Irish Water Safety and the Irish Surfing Association ISA were at Lahinch Co Clare to launch a joint safe surfing poster to highlight the safety steps for a safe and enjoyable surfing experience. Pictured on the beach in Lahinch are below…
Coveney Welcomes Funding for New Coast Guard Station in Crosshaven
Today Minister Simon Coveney TD has welcomed the provision of €1.5millon funding for a new Coast Guard Station in Crosshaven. 'Following continuing contact with the OPW, it has been confirmed to me that a new contract for the construction of…
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority Inspect Illegal Landing of Fish at Rosslare
As a result of ongoing monitoring, control and surveillance by the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), a fishing vessel was inspected at sea and detained by the Irish Navy and brought to port. The SFPA identified possible licence and registration infringements…
Free RNLI Lifejacket Clinic in Bangor
During Sunday 14th August between 11am and 4 pm the Royal National Lifeboat Institution will be hosting a free Lifejacket Clinic at Bangor Marina.The check is well worth while as last year the bulk of jackets tested in Cork and…
Sanderson Unveils 'Discoverireland' on Team Sanya
This morning, Mike Sanderson, CEO and skipper of Team Sanya, the Chinese entry into the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race stood proudly as he unveiled the new look boat to the press. Team Sanya are working in close partnership with 'Lets…
Investigation Launched as Cruiser Collides with Tanker at Cowes Week
A collision occurred on Saturday at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week between the Class 4 boat Atalanta and an incoming tanker. SEE VIDEO BELOW. One member of the crew was knocked overboard and is OK. A further crew member has…
Racing update: Olympic, Figaro, Optis,Mermaids, Toppers and Howth 17s.
Annalise Murphy lies Second and Peter O'Leary and David Burrows are Third at a Windy Olympic Weymouth test event. The Figaro Sailors are having a Windy race to Dun Laoghaire. They'll be hear on Wednesday. Sean Donnelly was Best of…
Duffy's Hera Wins Victorian Styled Howth 17 Title
The Howth 17 Class battled a closely fought contest to be deemed the Class Champion at the weekend. The event began on Friday evening at 19:00hrs from the East Pier in Howth and continued into Saturday for a further four…
Not your Average Summer Holiday
Most people are content to board a plane or jump in the car to go somewhere nice on holiday. But for three Orkney Islanders only a jet ski will do. Colin Gregg, Dugy Ward and Gary Forber have just completed…
McCann Best of Irish at Optimist British Nationals
Peter McCann ended his assault of the British Optimist National Champion at Pwllheli Sailing Club in 13th place. Other Irish team results inlcuded a 23rd for Cliodhna ni Shuilleabhain and a 16tth for Sean Donnelly. Full results here. The 50th…
Glenageary's Hyland Takes Tenth at Oppy German Nationals
Broken toe straps were no obstacle for Adam Hyland this week when the Glenageary junior took an unexpected dip in the Baltic. He finished tenth and top Irish boat at the German Optimist National championships.  The top result was from…
Bannon Takes Record Sixth Mermaid Title
Dun Laoghaire's Roger Bannon won his sixh Mermaid National Championships in Fenit last week breaking the class record of five wins set by Harry Grimes in 1970.After four different race winners (5 including the void race which was resailed) there…
Light Unpredictable End to Calves Week
The final two races of the 27th Calves Week in Schull were sailed in light, unpredictable winds writes Oonagh Buckley Friday's traditional feeder race to Crookhaven, around the Fastnet Rock, is a highlight of the week, particularly for the crews…
Clipper Teams Enjoy Respite from Strong Winds
Every offshore racing team faces the same dilemma at some point: sail a greater distance in the hope you'll get more favourable wind or sail the most direct route and take the risk of becoming more or less becalmed. This…
Murphy Second, O'Leary/Burrows Third in Windy Weymouth
Ireland's top Olympic crews are in the hunt for medals in two classes at the halfway stage of the Olympic Test Event in Weymouth. After two days of competition and a shaky start Annalise Murphy has shot back up the…
Figaro Sailors Preparing for Windy Start
The second leg of La Solitaire du Figaro got off on Sunday 7th of August in the Sein Bay, opposite Ouistreham in Normandy with  thousands of people lining the canal and outer harbour wall to wave the solo sailors off. …
Spanish Armada Wreck Discovered Off Donegal
RTÉ News reports that underwater archaeologists may have discovered a sunken ship from the Spanish Armada off the Donegal coast. State funding has already been announced for an excavation of the wreck, which lies in shallow water at Rutland, near…
Scientists Discover World of Wonder Beneath the Atlantic
The Irish-led scientific expedition aboard the RV Celtic Explorer has discovered a previously uncharted field of hydrothermal vents along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. http://afloat.ie/resources/business/marine-science/ As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the team includes geochemists, marine biologists, marine geologists, marine geneticists and technicians…
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