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O'Neill on Top in SB3 Dublin Bay Race
Barry O'Neill of the Royal St. George Yacht Club topped a 12-boat SB3 fleet tonight in perfect southerly sailing conditions on Dublin Bay. In a tight rounding of the 40-foot mark O'Neill at the helm of Sin Bin, already the…
Galway-Muckross Exit Visitors' Cup
An Argentinian composite crew which had terrible steering problems early on passed and beat the Galway Rowing Club/Muckross crew in the first round of the Visitors' Cup at Henley Royal Regatta. The crew from Club San Fernando and Club de…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Announce 28 Winners from First Series
Flor O'Driscoll's Championship winning J24 has added another title to the cabinet this week when Dublin Bay Sailing Club released the 28 winners of its first mid-week series. O'Driscoll who picked up the overall award at last year's 2009 Volvo…
Ludlow and Fitzgerald Rowers of the Month
Claire Ludlow and Elaine Fitzgerald are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for June. The Neptune crew won the elite lightweight pairs title at Henley Women’s Regatta. They were Ireland’s sole winners at the event and had targeted this win…
Double Joy for Queen's on Day Two at Henley
Queen's A and B crews qualified for the quarter-finals of the Temple Cup for student eights at Henley Royal Regatta, topping off a list of five out of six wins for Irish crews before lunch on the second day of…
Helicopter Crew Commended For Dramatic Air-Sea Rescue
The crew of an emergency search and rescue helicopter has been awarded the Best of Irish Award for rescuing a stricken pilot when his light aircraft crashed into the Irish Sea. The six-strong crew of R117, employed by CHC Helicopter…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Established
Minister for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan heralded the establishment of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) today as an “historic development in the way we protect, conserve and develop our nationally important inland fisheries resource”. The IFI replaces 17 bodies formerly involved…
Bring Back Irish Sail Training?
Ocean Youth Trust Ireland are canvassing for support to reinstate an all-Ireland sail training scheme of some form. Their only sail training vessel sank earlier this summer after hitting rocks off Ballycastle, leaving the organisation without a means to get…
Dun Laoghaire Women on the Water Day in July
The National Yacht Club in partnership with the ISA would like to invite women of all ages and all levels of sailing and other water sports to come sailing on Sunday 11th July  from 13.00 - 17.00 hrs. This is a…
Entry Open for Fireball Europeans? Czech.
The Czech Fireball fleet are accepting registration for the Fireball Europeans, held at the end of September in the Czech Republic. The sailing event will take place on the Nové Mlýny lake, a large reservoir near Brno. The event website…
New Facebook Competition - Win Almanac & DVD packages
We've got a copy of the Afloat Nautical Almanac to give away, along with a copy of Cork-based RTE Documentary The Harbour on DVD. To win, all you have to do is post the answer to this question on our…
A period off the water has allowed class measurer and Dun Laoghair sailor Roger Bannon put together some detailed an interesting figures on sailing a Laser SB3 downwind. The analysis, originally posted on a Dublin Bay SB3 email list and…
RTE's marine programme Seascapes will broadcast live from Kinsale Yacht Club this Friday night. The show will start at 10.30pm and will feature guests including KYC Commodore Alice Kingston and Hanna Jenner, the skipper of Cork's entry in the Clipper…
WIORA 2010 Regatta Photos from Kilrush here!
On the gallery are the latest images from Gareth Craig of Fotosail from the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) Championships being sailed on the Shannon Estuary. Click HERE to go the gallery.
Ireland Afloat's New Digital Edition Launched
Afloat magazine has released a digital edition bringing you boating news straight to your desktop in an exciting page turning format. If you've missed your copy in the newsagents or you are overseas, don't worry, the rich media edition of…
Cruising Bodies Join Forces to Become Global Organisation Dedicated to Passage-Making
The Cruising Rally Association (CRA), best known as the organiser of the annual Caribbean 1500 Rally from Hampton VA to the British Virgin Islands, and World Cruising Club (WCC), organizers of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), from Las Palmas…
First Challenger Signs up to Retrace Uffa Fox's Historic Scandinavian Adventure
Three intrepid young British yachtsmen, Luke Yeates, Jack Gifford and Will Shepherd, have taken up the challenge by the Scandinavian Classic Yacht Trust, SCYT, for British classic yacht owners to retrace Uffa Fox's famous 1000 mile, 1930 voyage from Cowes…
Competition Winner Announced, and New Compo Starts
Congratulations to Shane Diviney, who won our first ever Facebook competition and will receive a McWilliams sailing bag from us free gratis. There's a second chance at a freebie up for grabs, though, because we're celebrating the success of this competition…
Remarkable Morning for Irish at Henley
Irish crews were involved in six races this morning at Henley Royal Regatta and won all six. Both Queen's A and B crews had convincing victories in the Temple Cup for student eights, while Carlow and Galway won their heats…
All Clare for WIORA Start
The annual WIORA championships kick off today in sunny conditions at Kilrush Creek marina, hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club. PRO Alan Crosbie has a range of courses at his disposal, including a variation on the popular slalom course…
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