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'Reasonable' Performance by Port of Cork in 2010
The Port of Cork Company have today announced their annual results for 2010 and despite the current economic climate the Port of Cork delivered a reasonable performance with total traffic at the Port of Cork amounting to 8.8 million tonnes,…
1983 Freeman Tobago Flybridge New on Afloat Boats for Sale
New on Afloat Boats for Sale this week is a 1983 Freeman Tobago 33 Flybridge. This is an excellent example of the Freeman 33 Tobago – the Flybridge version of the Freeman 33 sedan. Only around 13 of this model…
Ireland v the World Match Racing Photos HERE!
Scotsman's Bay provided the backdrop for the Royal St. George's second staging of the Ireland versus the World Match Racing event on Dublin Bay. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOs by Gareth Craig. More here.
Irish Youth Lasers Compete in La Rochelle
In La Rochelle, France Ross Vaughan lies 82nd in a fleet of 132 at the European Laser Radial Mens Championships. Over 300 Lasers started their World Championships off La Rochelle yesterday in sunshine, a 20-25 kn breeze and a big…
Lula Belle Wins ISORA Night Race
Shifting winds for the ISORA Lee Overlay night race with a course from Dun Laoghaire to North India Buoy on the Irish Sea at the weekend provided the fleet with a beat out and a beat back to Dun Laoghaire.…
Butler and Andreasson 16th at 470 Youth Worlds
With 30 knots blowing racing at the 470 Youth Worlds in Medemblik, Holland was abandoned on Friday. Dun Laoghaire pairing Jane Butler and Jenny Andreasson lie 16th in the 32-boat fleet. It is the first big step on the international…
Optimist Sailor Hyland Wins Howth Dinghy Regatta
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. DINGHY REGATTA (O'ALL) 24/07/2011 Optimist: 1, Adam Hyland RStGYC (2.00); 2, Ronan Cournane RCYC (3.00); 3, Richard Hogan HYC (6.00); Optimist Junior: 1, Jamie McMahon HYC (7.00); 2, Luke Rickard NYC (9.00); 3, Megan Cahill HYC (14.00);…
Royal Navy to Start Clipper Race from Southampton
With one week to go until the gun fires to signal the start of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, the first global event to set off from the Solent since 2004, organisers are thrilled to welcome the…
Largest Ever Fleet of National 18s Assemble at RCYC
Every four years the National 18 Championship or as it is known, the Cock O'the North, comes to Crosshaven and this year Class Captain Peter O'Donovan had the brainwave to stage a reunion for the Class writes Claire Bateman. Much…
McKee and Smyth Lead Irish hopes at Flying Fifteen Worlds
Brian McKee and Ian Smyth lead Irish hopes after five races sailed at the Flying Fifteen World championships at Hayling Island Sailing Club this morning. The Strangford Lough pair have had a consistent string of results in a mainly patchy…
Diane II Races to Ruffian Success on Dublin Bay
Taking the Ruffian prize at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta two weeks ago, Class vice-captain Alan Claffey sailing Diane II added the national title yesterday after a three day series on Dublin Bay. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS BY GARETH CRAIG. The…
Royal Cork Counts Down to National 18 Sailing Championships 2011
At Royal Cork Yacht Club there is a great air of activity and a palpable excitement in the air writes Claire Bateman. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS BY BOB BATEMAN. Hacksaws were sawing at a great rate, fittings were being screwed…
Irish Junior Women Win at Home International Rowing
Ireland successfully defended their Junior Women's title at the Home International Regatta in Scotland on Saturday. However, England took the other three categories, and Ireland could only finish fourth in the men's senior ranks and third in the women's. The…
1984 Sigma New On Our Boats for Sale Site
New to afloat boats for sale this week is a 1984 Sigma 33  'Ay Caramba' meticulously maintained by her owners for racing and cruising. This is an excellent example and a bit of a rarity as this Sigma has not…
Dilleen Tenth Overall at World Under-23 Rowing
Ireland’s Lisa Dilleen finished 10th overall in the women’s single scull at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Amsterdam this morning. The 20-year-old Galway women led in the early stages of the B Final (places seven to 12) but faded…
Sisk's Wow Sails to Victory in DBSC Race
George Sisk's new Wow sailed to success in the Crusiers Zero divison of the Dublin Port sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club race this afternoon. The new J111 that sailed its first race in July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta beat Vincent…
Cruiseship Calls to Dublin Includes Ship-to-Ship Refuelling
Cruiseships of varying size, vintage and design were all represented in Dublin Port today, as they surrounded the berths at Ocean Pier, writes Jehan Ashmore. First to make an appearance in the early hours was Princess Cruises Dawn Princess (built…
Concerns Over Belfast Coastguard Jobs
Concerns persist over the future for Northern Ireland’s coastguard service staff - despite the British government backing down from plans to close the Bangor search and rescue centre. http://afloat.ie/safety/coastguard/ http://afloat.ie/safety/rescue/ As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Bregenz House station was…
Angling Classic Among Items Auctioned from Hanna Collection
A 19th-century book on angling fetched €820 at an auction of bookseller Fred Hanna's private collection earlier this week, The Irish Times reports. http://afloat.ie/watersport/angling/ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0723/1224301182026.html The classic title The Erne, Its Legends and Its Fly Fishing by the Rev Henry…
Pilot Whales Returned to Sea, But 25 Die
Forty-four stranded pilot whales have been returned to open water after a mass beaching in the Scottish Highlands, The Independent reports. Medics from British Divers Marine Life Rescue joined the coastguard and navy working  through the night to right whales…

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