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Lack of Wind, Strong Tide Brings End to International Week
DAY 4: An early halt to Fireball International Week was called when Mother Nature was unable to provide enough wind power to let the fleet go afloat. In essence we had a tide of maybe four knots going one way…
ICRA Nationals Day One - Photos from Cork Harbour
Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39 has got off to the perfect start in today's ICRA National Championships taking a double win in the top class of the 65-boat event at Crosshaven. Second to Antix is the Corby 37, Impetuous skippered by…
Dun Laoghaire Master Plan - Club Response
Below is the response of The Dun Laoghaire Combined Clubs (DLCC), comprising the following member organisations: Dublin Bay Sailing ClubDun Laoghaire Motor Yacht ClubNational Yacht ClubRoyal Alfred Yacht ClubRoyal Irish Yacht ClubRoyal St George Yacht Club The DLCC both welcomes…
Eagle Crew Get Taste for Porridge After Waterford Stop
The crew of the US Coast Guard clipper Eagle have taken home a taste for porridge oats following their visit to Waterford ahead of the Tall Ships Races. http://www.afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships/ Irish Central reports that the 140-plus crew of the training vessel…
ICRA Racing Underway in Crosshaven
Classes Zero, One and Two have completed one race in the first day's racing of the ICRA National Championships in Crosshaven writes Claire Bateman. The White Sails division have also completed one race. Classes three and four were completing their…
INSC Relaunches Adult Teaching & Club Programme
Irish National Sailing School and Club is relaunching its adult teaching and club programme. Sailing courses will now be offered on weekends for Levels 1 and 2 and selected weekday evenings for those completing L2. Both levels are offered in…
Ireland's Bathing Spots Among Cleanest in Europe
Ireland has ranked fifth in a new Europe-wide report on bathing water quality - but some beaches in Northern Ireland are falling short of strict EU standards. MEP Jim Higgins welcomed the results of the annual Bathing Water Report for…
Late Entries Accepted for Bloomsday Regatta
Late entries are still being accepted for the Royal Alfred Yacht Club's Bloomsday Regatta on Saturday 18 June. http://www.afloat.ie/sail/sailing-clubs/royal-alfred-yacht-club/ Racing for all cruiser and dinghy classes is set to begin at 1pm tomorrow in Dun Laoghaire. Today is the closing…
5.5m Humber Ocean Pro RIB for sale
Blue Flag Boats bring to market this 5.5m Humber Ocean Pro with Custom Tubes. 140 HP Suzuki 4 stroke 4 x Jockey seats and a long list of extras, to see them all and images see the full listing here.
Waterways Ireland Inter-County Sailing Championship and Docklands Summer Festival
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that as part of the Docklands Summer Festival, yacht racing will take place in the Grand Canal Basin from 09.00 hrs until 16.00hrs on Sun 26th June. On Sat 25th, there will…
Afloat Summer Issue out Next Week
Afloat's Summer issue hits the shops mid-next week as Irish crews took to the international stage this month to reset the Olympic pecking order – in two classes at least – and stake a claim as contenders in next year's…
Entry List for 2011 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
With nearly 400 yacht in 25 classes there is no doubt about the size of July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Here's the entry list class by class for Ireland's biggest regatta in 2011. table.tableizer-table {border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial,…
Tingle's 'Alpaca' Wins Class Two of Union Chandlery League
There were concentrated faces last night in Cork Harbour where the Royal Cork fleet had a windy evening of racing in the Union Chandlery June League. Brian Heffernan's Dufour 365 Aisling was first in the in White Sail division. Class…
China and Ireland Team Up for Last Minute Volvo Ocean Race Entry
With only four months to the start of the race, China revealed its first sole entry into the Volvo Ocean Race this morning and also announced an Irish sponsor as part of its first challenge for world sailing honours. Discover…
McCourt Makes Light Work of Dublin Bay Westerlies
Former Flying fifteen ace Ted McCourt made the most of tonight's westerlies to produce a win in the Sigma 33 class from Dick Lovergrove's Rupert of the Royal St. George Yacht Club writes our Dublin Bay Correspondent. Third was Michael…
Lumpy Day Three at Fireball Pre-Worlds
DAILY REPORT: Day 3 saw the race team take the International Week Fireball fleet outside Sligo's famous lighthouse and into the Atlantic proper. The result was lumpy seas that make the upwind legs awkward and hard work for crew and…
Onboard Raging Bull, Photos and Vid
Raging Bull crew man (and photographer) Brian Carlin has added onboard images from last weekend's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race. Photos from the Sigma 400, the 2010 ISORA champion, are on the Afloat gallery here. Onboard vid below too:
Small Irish Entry for Henley Royal Rowing Regatta
Ireland has a small entry at this year’s Henley Royal Rowing Regatta. On the official list, UCD are entered in the Ladies’ Plate, and have two crews in the Visitors’ Cup, but it is understood just one of these crews,…
Ferry Operator Assists in Marine-Life Conservation Role
Fastnet Line which runs the Cork-Swansea port route on the Celtic Sea, is assisting the charity MarineLife to monitor cetaceans, writes Jehan Ashmore. The work of MarineLife is to survey the population trends and track the movements of dolphins, whales,…
President Mary McAleese names the first Tamar class RNLI lifeboat in Ireland at Kilmore Quay
The RNLI volunteers with Kilmore Quay lifeboat station are the first to receive the new €3 million lifeboat, which is the most modern and technically advanced lifeboat in the RNLI fleet. The new lifeboat, which is named Killarney (ON 1298)…

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