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Howth Yacht Club played host to the inaugural Dublin Match Racing Open on Saturday and Sunday. Chief umpire Mike O’Conner and PRO Dave Lovegrove put on a superb weekends racing – 11 teams from around Ireland and one from the…
Nexus Marine AB, specialists in the design and manufacture of navigation instrumentation for racing and cruising yachts, has announced the launch of a new large digit repeating instrument – the XL20 – into its family of NXR instruments.
September League 2009    Schull Harbour Sailing Club was founded in 1977 as a summer sailing club and from its inception it has activately promoted leisure and competitive sailing in Schull. The first commodore was Billy Pope who had sailed…
Ireland won the junior women’s match by one point from England at the Home International Rowing Championships in Nottingham. England were best in the senior women’s and men’s matches, and pipped Ireland by two points in the junior men’s match.…
Isn’t it wonderful when you can’t turn around for Festivals, Courses, Fairs and Regattas? We at Afloat love the summer so let’s make the best of it: a big event is Calves Week at Schull in Cork, but there’s other…
Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor, Ben Ainslie took part in Henri Lloyd’s Autumn/Winter 2009 Lifestyle campaign shoot which was located in autumnal London. 
Preliminary results from Saturday's light air fifth ISORA RAYC Lee Overlay Dun Laoghaire to North India buoy race show Vincent Farrell's Tsunami having won the 11 boat race. Second to the First 40.7 was Galileo (a 47.7) jointly owned by…
Newly crowned 2009 UK Mirror National Champions Ross Kearney from Belfast and Katy Jones (pictured over the fold by Paul Todd) are looking forward to racing at the 2009 Mirror World  Championship which kicks off on the Irish Sea in…
Gareth May's Ibis continued its winning way in Howth at the weekend's national championships. Having taken the lead at the half way stage of the Puppeteer regatta, the local pressed home his advantage over club mate David Clarke's Harlequin yesterday.…
The volunteer lifeboat crew from Red Bay RNLI were involved in a 10-hour rescue operation to free a man trapped under rocks at Fair Head off the Antrim coast in County Antrim.  The lifeboat crew launched at 2.30pm on Saturday…
Ireland won the junior women’s match by one point from England at the Home International Rowing Championships in Nottingham. England were best in the senior women’s and men’s matches, and pipped Ireland by two points in the junior men’s match.…
With a single race still to be sailed, Noel Butler and Seamus Moore have sewn up the Fireball Nationals in Mayo. Adding 4, 2, 1 and 2 to their overnight score, they sit with eight points overall. Andy Pearce and…
At 10 o'clock this morning Swansea Coastguard on the far side of the Iriush Sea received a 999 call from a man reporting that his friend had jumped from cliffs in Southgate in South Gower and had dislocated his shoulder.…
Etchell European Champion Jay Bourke sailing Alley Cat won both the Dublin Bay Flying Fifteen races this afternoon in a southerly breeze gusting to 10 knots. For full DBSC results click the read more button.
Gareth May's Ibis leads David Clarke's Harlequin by five points after three races in moderate conditions off Howth today. Overnight results over the fold:
A New Boat For The Tour Voile 2011 Click on image to enlarge. Right before the last race of the 2009 Tour de France a la Voile: the race director William Borel revealed the monotype to replace the Farr 30…
The best of Irish club rowers and aspiring juniors gather in Nottingham this weekend for the annual Home International Rowing Regatta. The Home Internationals gives our aspiring rowers an opportunity to go head to head against their counterparts from England,…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC Web site welcomes contributions from boat builders/agents, designers and race organisers for the two sections entitled ‘New IRC Boats' and ‘IRC Racing' which appear on the front page. This is your chance to promote…
Wicklow teen Finn Lynch has clinched a silve medal in the closing stages of the Topper world championships on Friday. The 13 year old from Blessington Sailing Club scored three race wins and three second places in the nine race…
Pre-event favourties Noel Butler and Seamus Moore have taken the overnight lead in the  Fireball National Championships on Clew Bay. With gales forecast for later today on all coastal waters four more races are planned today. The 28–boat boat fleet…

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