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Silver and Gold SB3s in Lake Garda
With Tuesday's protests completed, the Gold and Silver Fleets were decided for the Volvo Laser SB3 World Championships finals and a further three races were scheduled for each of the fleets yesterday, taking the Championship race tally to nine. Top…
Top Five Start for O'Dowd
Fresh from a top ten finish at the ISAF Youth Worlds, Dun Laoghaire sailor Matthew O'Dowd has started the Radial Youth World Championships in Largs with a second place finish. The Laser fleet numbers some 210 boats, and has been…
Signing of Search and Rescue Helicopter Contract Tomorrow
Tomorrow, Thursday, 22nd July 2010, Transport Minister, Noel Dempsey T.D., will sign a contract awarding the provision of Helicopter SAR services to CHC Ireland. The company will use the new Sikorsky S92A machine in its SAR role.
Big Interest in Women's Match Racing
More than 20 ladies from around Ireland took to the water in Dun Laoghaire last weekend for a women's match racing training weekend, which may result in a ladies' Match Racing nationals taking place later in 2010. A recent rise…
All Quiet at Largs, Penney Drops in Poland
There was no racing for the Laser Radials in Largs, Scotland, yesterday, and with the centre of a weak low sitting over the northern Irish sea today, racing has already been postponed at the venue for today, which means no…
Young Bigboaters Sought for UK Academy
Applications are open for the RYA's British Keelboat Academy, which aims to give keelboats sailors aged between 18 and 24 a leg-up into competitive international sailing. The programme utilises a fleet of J80s, identical to the ISA's sailfleet J80s, and…
Meet the Teams - Match Racers Line Out
The International Match Racing Challenge, taking place this weekend in Dublin Bay, has been profiling their twelve teams, six from Ireland and six from around the world, on their site over the last few days. The event is shaping up…
Belfast Boats are Top Irish at SB3 World Champs on Lake Garda
After six races sailed on shift Lakec Garda two Belfast boats are vying for the top Irish slot at the the the Volvo Laser SB3 World Championship. David Cheyne,Bob Espey and Richie McCullough of Royal Northern Ireland Yacht Club are…
Blind Squirrel Finds Nuts on Dublin Bay
Frank Miller's Blind Squirrel  won on Dublin Bay last night  from a fleet of eight Fireballs. Miller of the DMYC beat Louis Smyth's Licene to Thrill in second and Neil Colin's Elevation in third. Racing took place in medium, southerly…
Blue Velvet Wins in Howth Yacht Club
HOWTH YACHT CLUB.  TUE + SAT SERIES 3 (RACE) 20/07/2010   17 Footer  SCRATCH:  1, Rita Lynch/Curley;  2=, Aura I Malcolm;  2=, Leila R Cooper;  17 Footer  HCAP:  1, Echo B & H Lynch;  2, Rosemary Curley/Jones; 3=, Aura I Malcolm…
Four Foreign Ships Under Detention in the UK During June 2010
The UK's Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 4 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during June 2010 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly figures show that there were 2 new detentions…
Study Aims to Turn Dublin Canals into Tourism Earners
Dublin City Canals Study Launched by Lord Mayor and Minister for Community Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey T.D. The Launch of the Dublin City Canals Study by Lord Mayor Gerry Breen and Minister for Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs,…
More Irish Youth Lasers in Worlds Action
Ireland's youth laser sailors are once again in action in Europe, with the Radial Youth Worlds taking place in Largs, Scotland, and the Standard Rig Youth Worls ongoing in Poland. Chris Penney posted good results to sit 34th out of…
Ballyholme to Send Cats Flying
The Irish Multihull Championships visit Ballyholme for the bank holiday weekend, and they'll be going the distance, with the even stretching across three days and a variety of formats. Saturday and Sunday will feature three races each, which won't surprise…
Afloat/Henri Lloyd Facebook Competition
Afloat, in cooperation with Marine Clothing specialists Henri Lloyd, have four backpacks to give away to Afloat.ie readers in yet another Facebook competition.   To enter, send an email to [email protected] with your answer to this question in the subject…
Onboard Video Shows Cork Lifeboats Rescue Work
Irish Lifeboats are being fitted with onboard video cameras to record rescue operations and the results from the first missions are below. The report of the rescue of a man from a sinking fishing vessel off the Cork Coast by…
Consultation on Proposed Waterways Bye Laws Sought
Waterways Ireland has commenced the first Phase of a Public Consultation programme on proposed new Bye-laws for all seven inland waterways under its remit. Bye-laws facilitate the management of a waterway, clearly outlining the roles and responsibility of Waterways Ireland…
Ballyholme's Flannigan is Top Irish SB3 on Lake Garda
Gareth Flannigan, Michael Ferguson and  Brian Spenc, Ballyholme Yacht Club lead are top Irish boat at the Volvo Laser SB3 World Championships 2010 at Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy. Three races were scheduled on two race courses, Course Alfa "Torbole" (yell0w)…
Traffic at the Port of Cork amounted to 8.3 million tonnes in 2009
The Chairman of the Port of Cork, Mr Dermot O'Mahoney commented on the company's annual results for 2009 stating that the Port of Cork had delivered a resilient performance given the national economic recession. Total traffic at the Port of…
Cowes Week Radio Celebrates 25 Years
Cowes Radio, the longest running Special Event Radio Station in the UK, is an award winning and integral part of Cowes Week and celebrates its 25th birthday during the forthcoming July 31 to August 7 2010 regatta. Streamed on the…
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