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Cruising boats plugging into the prevailing southwesterlies as they make their way along Ireland’s south coast from Kilmore Quay or Dunmore East towards the gluepot ports of Crosshaven and Kinsale and points west will have often wished that there was…
A new team competition comprising four boats from Wales and four from Ireland will race for the 'Irish Sea' Cup in the national fleet of J80 keelboats as part of Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta next week. Crews will wear green…
Imray and software developer Tucabo have launched the first of a series of applications to run on the Apple iPhone providing quick reference information for sailing crews. Now available are Marine Rules and Signals with topics include buoyage, motor and…
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have issued new Beach Bye-Laws in relation to the beaches of Booterstown, Blackrock, Seapoint, Sandycove, Forty Foot, the Ramparts/Hawks Cliff, White Rock, Killiney and Corbawn Lane, coming into force on 27th July 2009. A copy…
Piet Vroon’s Ker 46, Tonnerre de Breskens, won their second RORC offshore race in a row winning the Morgan Cup, but Rob Lutener and Martin Elwood’s TP52, Cutting Edge, came within a whisker of taking the top prize, reports Louay…
  Raymarine‘s new generation of instrument and pilot display systems, designed for sail and powerboats over 12m (40 feet), is now available.
Raymarine’s addition to its AIS (Automatic Identification System) product range, a combined receiver and transmitter, is now available. The AIS500 allows users to both transmit to, and receive, AIS data to and from vessels in the area, as well as…
Imray and software developer Tucabo have launched the first of a series of applications to run on the Apple iPhone providing quick reference information for sailing crews. Now available are Marine Rules and Signals with topics include buoyage, motor and…
Due to the overwhelming success of the Ram's Island Archaeology Day a few weeks ago, another similar event has been organised, this time beginning with a short journey across Lough Neagh learning about the diverse history and wildlife of the…
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!
It’s a wonderful time of the year for sailors, and anyone who likes the water and ‘messin’ about in boats’ – it’s summertime and there’s plenty of activity on the water. All through July and August, Achill are running their…
St Michael’s of Limerick won the giant Leander trophy at Monkstown and Cork Harbour regatta on Saturday. The trophy had been held over from the cancelled Cork City regatta. Top  women’s eight on Saturday were the combination crew from Muckross…
Eamonn Rohan in Blondie IV, the first of the Mills Design King 40, today claimed Class 0-IRC with 10 points and, as the boat with the lowest points in IRC, the overall trophy; the Sovereign’s Cup. With five bullets in…
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!

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