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Race Win Propels Murphy Into Top 20
A bullet in race six has pushed Dun Laoghaire sailor Annalise Murphy up the rankings at the European Laser Radial Championships in Estonia. Two top rive results have seen Annalise boosted to 17th overall in the 81-boat fleet. The regatta…
Cork Clipper Boat Leaves New York
With strong winds forecasted for the next couple of days, a confident Cork crew departed New York for the start of Race 11 of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race – an 800-mile sprint to Cape Breton Island, Nova…
74 J-boats Contest the 2010 J Cup
Having already had two days of awesome ‘shorts and shades’ racing at the J-Cup 2010, the 74 boat fleet were postponed ashore for a short time on Saturday until ten to twelve knots of breeze filled in from the south…
Charity Jetski Team to Shadow Around Ireland Powerboats
Two county Clare businessmen have begun their bid to circumnavigate Ireland on jet-skis to raise funds for the Tipperary, Limerick and Clare branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland (CFAI). The men and their water and land-based support teams…
Irish Sea Fish Stocks at Dangerously Low Levels
The Irish Independent is reporting that the Government will be forced to impose annual bans on commercial fishing in Irish waters.  Stocks of cod and other species have dropped  to dangerously low levels, according to a report leaked to the…
No Transatlantic Record for Leopard
ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht owned by Helical Bar PLC chief executive Mike Slade, has ended her transatlantic record attempt. After a fantastic start, ICAP Leopard found herself in a windless high pressure at 02:00 UTC on Saturday…
Kinsale Welcomes Round Britain & Ireland Fleet
The Shetland Round Britain & Ireland fleet have begun arriving in Kinsale for the fiirst of their mandatory 48-hour stopovers in the 1,000-mile circumnavigation of the British Isles. With surfing conditions between Plymouth and the south coast of Ireland, the…
Shinners go for Third Newport/Bermuda Win
The Cal 40 crew of Sinn Féin are looking for their third consecutive Newport-Bermuda scalp this year, with a hat-trick a very real prospect.   In 46 races since 1906, just three boats have won the major prize, the St. David’s…
Heights of Abraham Storms to Galway Powerboat Success
Heights of Abraham completed a clean sweep at the Galway Grand Prix of the Sea on Monday after another imperious display of offshore powerboat racing secured back-to-back titles for the Matlock-based team. A combination of aggressive handling and punishing throttle…
Tracker link to follow the Around Ireland Powerboat Challenge fleet
Here is the tracker link to follow the Around Ireland Powerboat Challenge. Click here. The boats are now in Killybegs after the first leg of the five day voyage from Galway.
Five Speedboats Head off Round Ireland. Start Photos here!
The green flag went up at 0900 on a grey bank holiday Monday for 5 of the 6 entries in the Around Ireland Powerboat Race. The local team Kilcullen Galway Flyer driven by Tom Montgomery Swan and navigated by Enda…
First Leg of Galway's Around Ireland Powerboat Race Kicks Off
The first Round Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race was scheduled to depart Galway City today at 9am. It is far from the much hoped for fleet of 50 boats but the six competitors will nevertheless jet off on a five day-long…
Two Starter Sailing Cruisers for Sale
Two modestly priced sailing cruisers have recently been added to Afloat's boats for sale website. One is for sale privately, the other is for sale through a County Cork broker. According to the advert the 1969 Westerly Centaur has a…
Gringo Wins Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Regatta
Gringo was the Class one winner of Saturday's Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Regatta sailed on Dublin Bay. No results are available for Class Zero yet according to the DMYC website but other class results from the event are published…
Glandore Harbour Yacht Club Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
Royal Cork Boats were well represented today (Sun) at Glandore Harbour Yacht Club At Home writes Claire Bateman. Mediterranean conditions prevailed with sun, wind and sparkling blue water. When conditions such as existed today prevail this is a little piece…
Glandore Yacht Club 'At home' Photography
A gallery of summer sailing photos from Glandore Yacht Club has been added to the Afloat gallery by Bob Bateman. Take a click through some lovely images of West Cork sailing. Click here.
Honours Well Dispersed at Carlow Regatta
The home club, with an entry of over 40 crews, took a big share of the honours at Carlow regatta yesterday, but there was plenty of glory to go around. Neptune's girls and boys took some of the prize sculling…
Abraham in Command of Galway Speedboats
Heights of Abraham has one hand on the overall Galway Grand Prix of the Sea trophy after another ruthless performance on Sunday tightened the Matlock team’s grip on the Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship 300 Class prize in Ireland. The imperious…
Britain’s favourite yacht race is just around the corner
Peta Stuart-Hunt unearths more gems amongst this year’s 1716 entries already processed, with 13 days to go. In amongst the hundreds of UK and international entries processed each year by the hard-working team at the Island sailing Club (ISC), the Isle…
Whapples Stirves for Greater at Galway Powerboat
HeightsofAbraham were the toast of Galway on Saturday evening after the 300 Class speedsters conquered Salthill to score a fourth successive SuperStock Championship win of the season. Matlock’s finest, Rupert Pugh, and Warsash wizard, Dan Whapples, bolstered their chances of…

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