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South Coast Squib Pics Online
Photos from the first days action of the South Coast Squib championships are online in our gallery.
Marinerscove to the Fore in Kinsale League
Marinerscove conlcuded Kinsale's Spring 12 division Series yesterday with a two point win over Anthony O'Leary's Antix in Class IRC Zero. With yesterday's races sailed with everything from warm sunshine to hail and with wind from 3 to 23 knots,…
Butler and Moore Best of Irish Fireballs in Barbados
Fireball International Week, the warm up to next weeks world championships, concluded in Barbados yesterday. Dublin's Noel Butler and Seamus Moore were the best of the Irish with two 14s leaving them in 16th overall. Neil Spain and Franis Rowan…
Gareth Flannigan is April's Sailor of the Month
Gareth Flannigan of Ballyholme is the Afloat.ie/Irish Independent “Sailor of the Month” for April after rising through the 43-strong fleet at last weekend’s busy East Coast SB3 Championship in Dublin Bay. Mobility was the core concept for the 20ft SB3…
Fire at Cork Boatyard Extinguished
Three units of Cork Fire Brigade dealt with a fire that broke out close to a diesel tank in a boatyard in Crosshaven today. No one was hurt in the blaze that broke out at lunch time and there was…
Dublin clubs Neptune and Commercial Top Grand League after Second Regatta
Dublin rowing clubs Neptune and Commercial sit at the top of the new Rowing Ireland Grand League table following the Queen’s regatta in County Down. The leading clubs after the second regatta are: Neptune 219 points, Commercial 206, Skibbereen 192…
VOR port opens first Indian marina
The Indian port of Kochi, which hosted a Volvo Ocean Race stopover during the last edition of the race, has opened the first world-class marina on the entire subcontinent.The Ocean Blue group which built the marina supplied the stopover with…
Sea Dubai start with 4 wins from 5
Team Sea Dubai, with Dubliner Dave McHugh on board, settled into joint second place with Team Aqua in the RC44 Austria Cup after superb sailing on day one. The team had drafted in decorated Dragon sailor Harm Muller Spreer at…
Brits dominate Fireball worlds warm-up
It's a Commonwealth affair in Barbados at the moment, where all all but one of the top ten have QE2 as their head of state. David Edwards and Simon Potts lead, with Kevin Hope and Russell Thorne sailing in second,…
Persistence Pays off in DBSC White Sail Fleet
Westerly winds gusting to over 10 knots provided ample breeze for the first Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday race of the season. Colin Galavan's Design Security was the winner in a large turnout of  SB3s and Charles Broadhead's Persistence was…
Lee Overlay Partners win in Antigua
Adrian Lee’s Cookson 50, Lee Overlay Partners has won the 2010 Antigua Sailing Week, Ocean Series writes Louay Habib. For the second year running, Lee’s international crew beat Peter Harrison’s Farr 114, Sojana, to claim the overall title for the…
This week we're talking social media for sailing. Noel Davidson gets all Tweety up in your facebook, and Hugh Mockler of HM Yachts tells us how he's floating material online to sell boats. And to top it off, Liam Gorman…
New Free Waterways Publications for the Season ahead
Waterways Ireland has released three new publications which will provide much assistance to waterway and waterside visitors to Ireland’s Inland Waterways throughout the year. The Waterways Ireland What’s On Guide, promotes a series of events happening alongside as well as…
Kayaker recovered off Traeth Mawr
At 12.00 noon yesterday Holyhead Coastguard on the Irish Sea received a 999 call from an Aberffraw resident reporting that a woman had come to her house and asked that the Coastguard be alerted to a person in difficulty off…
Ewing's Team Champion a New League
Brenda Ewing has been chosen as the Afloat Rower of the Month for April. In its two outings so far, at Skibbereen and Queen’s regattas, the Grand League series has been an outstanding success. Ewing, along with Pat McInerney and…
Grand Canal - Five Day Rule Applies
Waterways Ireland have reminded users of the Grand Canal that as part of ongoing developments at Shannon Harbour, the provisions of S.I No. 24/1988: Canals Act, 1986 Bye-law (25, 1 (d)) will be applied on all hard edged moorings in…
The Catalpa Adventure - Escape to Freedom
A thrilling true story of heroism, adventure and triumph from established children’s writer, Vincent McDonnell. In April 1875 the whaler Catalpa sailed from New Bedford in America, on a daring mission: to rescue six Fenian prisoners from the toughest  prison…
Nominees to the Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland announced
Minister for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan today announced details of five of the nominees to the Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland. The Minister confirmed that he has asked these nominees to work with the CEO designate of Inland Fisheries Ireland…
ICRA Release Class Divisions for National Champs
The Irish Cruiser Racer Association Sailing Nationals in Dun Laoghaire next month will have at least 107 entries and this week organisers have issued class divisions. There will be 12 boats in class Zero, 22 in class One, 28 in…
Team Daft sponsorship formally announced
Property website Daft.com put its down payment on some prime publicity real estate today, formally announcing its plans to sponsor a boat in this year’s Round Ireland.  Daft will be backing blind adventurer Mark Pollock and Air Corps pilot Mick…

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