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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…
The Volvo Ocean Race is to move its headquarters from the South Coast of England to Alicante, Spain. The Mediterranean city will become both the starting port and the home of the race for the next three editions.
Afloat May edition out now: Afloat's May Editorial emphasises the importance of this month's Volvo Race in Galway. We're heading in the right direction and exploiting our most valuable resource – our coastline. The May issue is on sale now!…
Calves Week takes place in West Cork every year around the first bank holiday in August; the three Calf islands give the regatta its name, and it is a celebration of yachting in a beautiful part of Ireland where everybody…
Cowes Week Limited is delighted to announce that entries for Cowes Week are now open, and looks forward to welcoming regular participants and new competitors to this year's regatta. In addition, the organisers are pleased to report that a number…
Galway Bay Sailing Club will not be charging for launching any craft during the Volvo race stopover in spite of earlier website reports to the contrary. This evening GBSC club secretary Colm Moriarity moved to clarify the position for those…

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