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Fresh from victory at the UK IRC National Championships last weekend, Dave Dwyer has made it back across the Irish sea for tomorrow's first race of the ICRA Nationals. Here, from on board Marinerscove.ie in Fenit, Dwyer tells afloat.ie about…
Prior to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race last July, locals and Gardai alike were involved with the movement of what subsequently became known as Delta Lloyd from Foynes into the centre of Limerick City and back out again.
RORC's IRC National Championship weekend was held from last Friday to Sunday with eight races scheduled and completed on the Solent. Entries were down by 30% overall on last year with 62 boats racing across five classes compared with 88…
Users of the Lower Bann Navigation should bear in mind that the Waterways Ireland Riverfest will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June from 10am until 7pm between the Town Bridge and Sandleford Bridge. Masters are requested to…
Barry Hurley Ostar Race Diary – 9th June  From a naturalists point of view, today had it all. David Attenborough would have given up his ticket to the Galapagos Turtle Ball to see what the North Atlantic had to offer.
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race – The Cruiser Challenge The biennial Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race is a 320-miles race down to the East coast of Ireland, across the south coast and into Dingle harbour. Latest news on the Dun…
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 9 JUNE 2009 CRUISERS 2 - 1. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al), 2. Free Spirit (John O'Reilly) CRUISERS 3 - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Rattler 2 (Austin Whelan), 3.…
The channel east of Castleisland on the Erne will be closed from June 11 until July 1 to facilitate water-based events. Mariners should follow marked navigation channels and signs to the west of Castleisland and proceed at slow speed and…
 Click here for VDLR News updates All aboard for Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta! Ireland’s largest regatta to attract thousands of sailors and spectators Dublin, 9th July 2009- A vast armada of 450 boats from France, Spain, and the British Isles…
Masters and owners are advised that bridge improvement and replacement works will take place from 8th June until 31st December. Additional temporary navigation marks will be in place to indicate the navigable channel. Work notices will be placed at Albert…
Waterways Ireland have withdrawn two Marine Notices referring to the Shannon Navigation: Marine Notice No 54 – Tarmonbarry Lifting Bridge, and Marine Notice No 55 – Scarriff Bay – Middle Ground Mark
The line-up for the second leg of the Match Racing Tour of Ireland, to be hosted by Howth Yacht Club on July 25/26, has been finalised. The competition ratchets up another level with eight of the nine teams taking part…
 ICRA National Championships in full swing The Irish Cruiser Racing Association’s National Cruiser Sailing Championships is now just a week away and for the first time ever it’s being hosted on the West Coast by Tralee Bay SC – a…
oVOR and Out
Galway must feel like it has just given a child up for adoption. All that Volvo Ocean Race fuss, partying and being the centre of attention, and now *zip* it's all gone. Just like that. Bye bye. Still, though, what…
Fifty-five competitors, 3 foreigners and 15 rookies for the 40th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro. From Lorient to Dieppe passing by La Coruña in Spain, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie and Dingle in Ireland, the 2009 edition of La…
The line-up for the second leg of the Match Racing Tour of Ireland, to be hosted by Howth Yacht Club on July 25/26, has been finalised. The competition ratchets up another level with eight of the nine teams taking part…
  The National Yacht Club's Dingle Skellig Hotel Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2009 finished in Dingle this morning just 47 hours after the start in Dublin Bay on Saturday making it the fastest D2D ever. The ninth race since…
Tim Goodbody in White Mischief from the Royal Irish club in Dun Laoghaire successfully defended his Sigma 33 Irish and Open Championship, winning in fine style by 9 points from the local boat, Fandango skippered by Terry Fair. In third…
Hilary Lister aims to become the first disabled woman to sail solo around Britain. The re-launch of her campaign – which was postponed last year because of absolutely dreadful weather – became official with her start from Plymouth at the…
In what will be remembered as the fastest ever Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race and perhaps the best sail of the season, 32 finishers from a fleet of 37 are soaking up the atmosphere in Dingle this morning and afloat.ie…

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