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Royal Ocean Racing Club 1925 – 2005 If the crew of the last boat to cross the finish line of the first ever Fastnet race did hear the cheers from the Royal Western Yacht Club of England, as the new…
With less than a month to go until the off, the 2009 Mitsubishi Optimist Nationals is expected to be the biggest youth event in Ireland this year, welcoming more than 300 boats to Dun Laoghaire. Already, the entry list has…
Cobh Town Council is to host a civic reception this Sunday (August 2nd) to mark the achievement of Barry Hurley's success in the Ostar Transatlantic Race. Hurley, who became Afloat's June Sailor of the Month for his class win at…
The Allen RS Feva Europeans – the first event during the two-week Allen RS Regatta – is being hosted by Yacht Club Acquafresca at Brenzone on beautiful Lake Garda – one of the finest sailing venues in the world. On…
Competitors at the 2009 Mirror Worlds were greeted by twenty-five knot winds and huge seas on their arrival at the regatta centre this morning (28th July). With chances of racing looking particularly uncertain, the race committee sent a rib out…
Sun and plenty of air for the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Tuesday Races yesterday (28th July), where hard-won battles were eventually resolved by Caveat in Cruisers 3, Maranda for Cruisers 4, Zara in Fireballs, Dunmoanin for the IDRA14s, Gary O'Hare…
Colligo Marine of Mesa, Arizona, have introduced made-to-order synthetic shrouds using lashing or turnbuckle tensioning systems that are about the same cost as stainless steel but 1/6th the weight – and 1/3 the cost of comparable PBO and carbon systems.
The RYA is the national body in the United Kingdowm for all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and narrowboats, and personal watercraft. The RYANI…
Lough Foyle Yacht Club is situated on the banks of the River Foyle at Culmore Point, approximately 3 miles north of the Foyle Bridge. New members are always welcome. If you are interested in finding out more about the club…
East Down Yacht Club (EDYC) has extensive facilities for both cruising and racing. It is located on the western shores of Strangford Lough, Co Down, Northern Ireland. The Club is situated on a 9-acre site, which includes a modern clubhouse,…
Craigavon Lakes Sailing Club was formed in 2003 to promote the enjoyment of sailing and to enable members to improve their sailing skills and work towards further RYA qualifications. The club is based at the Craigavon Watersports Centre. The club…
Cockle Island, from where the club takes its name, guards a small bay in Groomsport Co Down from the ravages of the north-north easterly winds and is probably one of the best natural harbours anywhere on the coast. The bay…
Why not join CLYC in 2009? It's more than fifty years since CLYC started sailing on Carlingford Lough. You too can enjoy sailing and boating in 2009 by simply joining CLYC. It's easy, just download a membership form from the…
In the late 19th century several attempts were made to start a second yacht club in Bangor. Royal Ulster Yacht Club had been founded in 1866, membership there limited to the wealthy upper class, many of whom came from outside…
Mullaghmore Sailing Club began in 1963 and ran mainly as a dinghy and cruiser club under the guidance of a founder member, the late Joan Malone's husband Paddy Malone. In terms of the Yacht and Sailing Club, we are a…

Mayo Sailing Club

28th July 2009 Clubs
Established in 1976 to promote sailing in Clew Bay and the West of Ireland, Mayo Sailing Club (MSC) has earned a solid reputation in both cruising and racing. There are currently more than 250 members taking part in various on- the-water activities…
Mayo Sailing Club again hosted this year’s Irish Fireball Championships (24–26 July), laying on a top class event in a friendly atmosphere. After last year’s event, in which only six out of the nine races scheduled were completed, it seemed…
Boatyard and Winter Service Guide With an emphasis these days on boat maintenance rather than boat replacement, Afloat magazine's September/October 2009 issue focuses on where Irish boat owners can go for essential overhauls. The nationwide feature will focus on both…
The Fireball is a high performance two-person sailing dinghy offering exciting sailing, intense competition and a great social life off the water. For all the latest Fireball news click here. The thrills of trapeze and spinnakers are hard to match…
The West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) is a membership-based association for promotion and development of cruiser racing and cruising on the West Coast of Ireland. For all the latest WIORA news click here. The association provides and promotes…
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