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Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2009 The four-day 25-class Dun Laoghaire regatta is predicted to be the largest yet, with an estimated final 500 boat count and over 3,000 competitors expected to visit the east coast. We've got all the entries…
Ready to go after her shakedown cruise from Sweden, this boat was nominated for the European Boat of the Year for its class. With this specification it should cost €340,000. HM Yachts are asking €269,000 for this beautiful blue water…
May madness has begun with plenty of water-based activity. One of the biggest of the Bay's one design events, Baily Bowl, makes a welcome return, while Lough Neagh hosts the Fireball Ulster Championships. There's also some canoeing and angling. The…
May madness has begun with plenty of water-based activity. One of the biggest of the Bay's one design events, Baily Bowl, makes a welcome return, while Lough Neagh hosts the Fireball Ulster Championships. There's also some canoeing and lots of…
Irish boat dealer BJ Marine has announced the opening of a new Mediterranean office at Grand Harbour Marina. The marina is  is one of the newest marinas in the area and is in an historic setting. "BJ Marine has been…
Afloat May edition out now: Dag Pike shines a light on faster-moving and more crowded seas. There is a need to check your navigation lights. The May issue is on sale now! Order a subscription to Ireland's boating magazine here.
The joint hosting of the Mitsubishi Youth Championships by the Royal St George and National Yacht Clubs was hailed a success by both clubs this evening with the event achieving 104 entries. Full results are below the fold. It also…
Ireland won four times at Ghent today. Heather Campbell of Queen’s Unversity was fastest in the lightweight women’s single scull; Belfast were first home in the women’s senior pair; Skibbereen’s Paul O’Donovan won the junior 16 men’s single scull; Trinity…
Lisa Dilleen and Laura D’Urso won gold in  the double scull at Munich junior regatta today. The Tribesmen/City of Derry composite were by far the fastest home on the day. They had over 12 seconds to spare over second-placed Sandra…
The In Port race in Boston was full of challenges today as the fleet managed to get through two races. The first race kicked off in a light breeze. The Dragon, Ericsson 4 and PUMA stuck to the pin end…
Afloat May edition out now: Dublin Port is re-evaluating priorities and focus is just part of Dublin Port’s plan for the future. We go out on Dublin bay with its new fleet of work boats. The May issue is on…
Commercial won the men’s senior eight at Ghent regatta in Belgium, beating Oxford Brookes into second place. Other Irish winners on the first day of the event included Belfast Rowing Club in the women’s senior pair and Orla Hayes in…
'Bendemeer' skippered by Gerald Kinsella of the Royal St. George YC proved the best performer in class two picking up both ECHO handicap and IRC honours in this afternoon's Dublin Port sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club series. With Westerly winds…
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. TUE + SAT  SERIES 1 09/05/2009   17 Footer  SCRATCH:  1, Oona P Courtney;  2, Isobel B & C Turvey;  3, Leila R Cooper;  17 Footer  HCAP:  1, Oona P Courtney;  2, Isobel B & C Turvey;  3,…
Lisa Dilleen won the A Final at the prestigious Munich Junior Regatta this afternoon. The Galway woman saw off early leader Marie-Catherine Arnold of Germany by half way and then won a battle with Rachael Gamble-Flint in the closing stages,…
After some sixteen years in various roles on the Alfred Committee, Paul Murphy stepped down as Vice Commodore at the recent Alfred AGM. The Commodore Ailbe Millerick proposed a vote of thanks to Paul for his long service to six…
Afloat magazine out now: The McWilliam One Sails league was dominated by the fair one. Read our full colour photo report by Bob Bateman of Kinsale's April league. The May issue is on sale now! Order a subscription to Ireland's…
Irish eyes are on Ghent this weekend where Orla Hayes will lead hopes in the lightweight scull at the Belgian fixture. Irish junior interest in the sport is on a high with entries in mens and womens divisions. Afloat.ie will…
A globe-spanning ocean race is celebrated in miniature today with the release, by An Post, of two stamps celebrating the 2009 Volvo Ocean Race. The race, known as the ‘Everest of Sailing’, reaches Galway later this month with huge interest…
Although there are no Irish flagged boats in the largest-ever ARC Europe rally, Colm O'Connor from Dublin is sailing as crew on Sapphire (Discover 55, USA), which started from Miami and is joining the main fleet in Bermuda. 28 yachts…

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