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Ben Rogerson's support team (including Brian Thompson, Open 60 Vendee Globe Skipper) has today (July 6th) confirmed that he has a green light for a start of his Mini Transat 6.50m Round Britain Ireland record attempt, supporting the charitable organisation…
Tony Killeen, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (with special responsibility for Forestry, Fisheries and the Marine), today officially opened the additional pontoons at Dingle Fishery Harbour Centre.
A 51-year-old retired postman drowned early yesterday (Sunday 5th July) after he apparently slipped on a pier as he returned to his boat to make the two-mile journey to his home on Inishlyre Island on Clew Bay, Co. Mayo. 
Provisional Results (36 entries, 6 races sailed, 1 discard) – 1 McCready Sailboats, G. Flannigan/J. Tomalin, RUYC/BYC; 2 Sharkbait, B. Duncan/B. Moran/R. Morris, HYC; 3 Team Redman Fisher, D. Cheyne/B. Espey/R. McCullough, RNIYC; 4 Modus Operandi, R. Collins/K. Collins/D. Hegarty,…
TG4 have announced that it will broadcast the 2008/09 edition of the Vendée Globe Non-stop Around the World Sailing Race, starting next Thursday (9th July) evening at 7:30pm. The six-part documentary series includes on-board footage filmed by the sailors themselves,…
HOWTH YACHT CLUB – SATURDAY SERIES 2 (RACE) 4/7/2009. Puppeteer Scratch – 1 Ibis, G. May, 2 Eclipse, A. & R. Hegarty, 3 Enigma, D. Butler. Puppeteer Handicap – 1= Nefertari, Morgan/Murray, 1= Pinocchio, N. Davidson. 3 Enigma. TUESDAY &…
Afloat.ie await the full Lyver Race results race from Holyhead to Howth at the weekend. The race run by Holyhead and Liverpool Yacht Clubs across the Irish sea attracted 27 boats to the startline in Holyhead. The race acted as…
Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to go the assistance of six persons, one adult and five teenagers, on board a 30ft vessel that had gone aground in Scarriff Bay at 8pm on Sunday…
Six female students who were out on a walk as part of a Duke of Edinburgh award expedition are in the process of being airlifted from boulder fields at Fair Head near Ballycastle in Northern Ireland after being reported overdue.
Leander beat the Old Collegians and London composite crew in the semi-final of the Prince of Wales Cup at Henley Royal Regatta today. In an exciting and close race Leander led for much of the contest but could not get…
Champagne sailing conditions that next week's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta race officers would surely relish greeted Dublin Bay Sailing Club's large turnout for this afternoon's race. Gusts up to 15 knots in an otherwise solid 10-12 knot southerly wind and…
NUIG and Fermoy made their exits from Henley Royal Regatta at the semi-final stage today. In the Britannia for coxed fours, Fermoy came up against a heavier crew in Agecroft, who took the lead early and held off the Irish…
Barry Hurley is the latest Irish Independent/Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” , having hit the spot on June 22nd with his class win in the OSTAR – the single-handed Transatlantic Race. Highlighting Hurley’s achievement among so many successes during a…
NUIG cruised into the semi-finals of the Visitors’ Cup at Henley Royal Regatta today. They were joined at the penultimate stage by the Old Collegians/London Rowing Club composite in the Prince of Wales and the Fermoy crew in the Britannia.…
The Baltimore inshore lifeboat 'Bessie', towed a 30ft yacht to safety from Long Island in Roaring Water Bay, West Cork, today. A mayday alert had been issued by Bantry radio at 12:26 when the vessel with one crew on board…
So much to do, so little time... No excuses, though, as the sun is shining after all the rain and there’s scads of sailing – and other – events around the country this coming week. For traditionalists, the Yawl Sailing…
A record entry of over twelve hundred boats will compete in this year’s Irish Rowing Championships which take place at the National Rowing Centre in Inniscarra, Cork next weekend. With a record 230 races over three days, the racing gets…
So much to do, so little time... No excuses, though, as the sun is shining after all the rain and there’s scads of sailing – and other – events around the country this coming week. For traditionalists, the Yawl Sailing…
The 2009 Sovereign's Cup Regatta for Cruisers from Wednesday June 24th to Saturday June 27th in the historic town of Kinsale. There will be 8 races in 4 days of top level competition in both IRC and Echo, combined with…
So much to do, so little time... No excuses, though, as the sun is shining after all the rain and there’s scads of sailing – and other – events around the country this coming week. For traditionalists, the Yawl Sailing…

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