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For an insight into the Vendee Globe, Boats on TV have an hour long video episode completely free to watch online. Desjoyeaux, Le Roux, Alex Thomson,Sam Davies,Brian Thompson, Dee Caffari....interviews with 10 skippers and dramatic race footage. Check it out…
Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey) was the winner of this afternoons sea breeze fuelled Dublin Bay race in tyher Glen class. Second was Glenariff (Adrian Lee) and third Glenluce (D & R O'Connor). Full results over the fold:
From the promontory of Hake Head, with temperatures in the mid twenties, intermittent sunshine and flat seas, Kinsale’s outer harbour was alive with sail for the third day’s racing of this edition of the Sovereign’s Cup! (Photo action here and…
Three of the crew of the Jeannie Johnston famine ship have been paid €16,000 in arrears of wages. However the company which had been operating the ship is appealing the award of another €5,000 by the Rights Commissioner Service to…
The Ireland Adaptive crew which made history by taking a bronze medal at the World Cup regatta in Munich are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for June. Emer Patten, Shane Ryan, Kevin Du Toit, Sarah Caffrey and cox Laura…
Bring on the summer! Afloat’s July/August 2009 issue hits the news-stand this week with all the news from Ireland on the water, plus: FREE Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Programme!
Bring on the summer! Afloat’s July/August 2009 issue hits the news-stand this week with all the news from Ireland on the water, plus: FREE Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Programme Inside!
  Bring on the summer! – Afloat’s July/August 2009 issue hits the news-stand this week with all the news from Ireland on the water, plus: FREE Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Programme Inside!
There has been an immediate response to Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta's call to white sail crews this week to join next month's regatta. 45 boats are now signed up for the four day event from July 9. Racing is being provided…
A sea and cliff rescue service has warned against cliff jumping after a dramatic rescue in Co Kerry late yesterday. One man in his early 20s was airlifted to the Midwest Regional Hospital in Limerick with suspected spinal injuries and…
Sunday 12th July, Band Stand, East Pier, Dun Laoghaire: Ireland’s entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Green Dragon finishes the race in St Petersburg this weekend and will be on its way to Ireland for a big Irish homecoming. Green…
The second day of the Sovereign’s Cup in Kinsale was sailed in sunshine with a moderate to fresh south easterly. The 138 competitors across six fleets had a riveting day on the water with challenging courses set for all the…
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 25 June 2009 – Beneteau 31.7 Echo 1 Avalon, R. Conan/J. Fox. Beneteau 31.7 1 Avalon. Cruisers 1 Echo 1 Jalapeno, Dermod Baker et al. Cruisers 1 1 Jalapeno. Dragon 1 Susele,…
Force four winds, lumpy seas and a combination of windward-leeward and coastal courses made for an action packed second day for the Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale yesterday. There were several retirals in classes two and three as the fleet made…
Tom MacSweeney and his team on Seascapes this week (10.30pm, Friday June 26, RTE Radio 1) ask whatever happened to the plan for an Irish Hydrographic Office - announced in 2007 - so that Ireland could have its own charts…
  HYC CLUB RACING – WEDNESDAY SERIES 2 (RACE) 24/06/2009  Class 1 IRC – 1 Makutu, Doyle/Others, 2 Off the Wall, Walls/Cawley, 3 Tiger, Hughes/Harris. Class 1 HPH 1 Makutu, 2 Off the Wall, 3, Tiger. Class 2 IRC –…
The Sovereign's Cup got off to a perfect start at the Old Head of Kinsale this afternoon. Afloat's Bob Bateman was on the water to capture the action in the 138-boat fleet. Photos over the fold:
Conor Lenihan, TD, Minister of State for Natural Resources, launched a new sea angling guide at Buswell's Hotel in Dublin today (24th June 2009). The publication, entitled 'A guide to sea angling in the Eastern Region' is written by Norman…
Masters and owners are advised that an isolated shoal/rock has been reported in the vicinity of the Coreen Ford, on the port side - i.e. Red Marks - of the Navigation (River Suck, Coreen Ford). Please proceed at slow speed…

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