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Match Racing Tour set to kick off in Lough Derg
Lough Derg Yacht Club are all set to put on the opening leg of the Irish Match Racing Tour this weekend. With 8 to 11 kts of breeze and sunshine forecast it looks like being a perfect weekends racing for…
Mobile phone signal lost at sea?
Being at sea should no longer mean that you can't use your mobile phone. Earlier today the EU Commission announced that it was harmonising the technical and legal conditions for on-board mobile phone usage. This decision also means that future…
Lifeboat in Search for Youth Swept out to Sea
The all-weather and inshore lifeboats based at Baltimore have been searching since early morning for a youth swept out to sea. The young man who was on a weekend visit to Baltimore had been walking along the seashore under the…
Cammas breaks Jules Verne record
French Skipper Franck Cammas and his crew aboard their maxi trimaran Groupama 3 broke the Jules Verne record for a single circumnavigation of the world over the weekend, completing the loop in 48 days 07 hours 44 minutes and 52…
Win a Sail with 49er Champs
If the 49er dinghy feature in Afloat's current issue whetted your apetite for the twin wire dinghy then a competition to win a trip out with the 49er World Champions will be right up your street. Olympic medalist Chris Draper…
Green Dragon media man wants another shot
Guo Chuan, media crewman on the Green Dragon, says he wants another bite of the Volvo Ocean Race cherry. But this time, he wants to go as sailor. Chuan, who joined the Irish Green Dragon crew as the sole Asian…
California Dismasted in Clipper Race
California, one of ten entries competing in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race, has been dismasted in the latest storm to hit the fleet as the teams race across the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco. All the crew…
Smart Economy of the Seas
A major innovation strategy, designed to bring together two of Ireland’s greatest assets – its ICT sector and marine natural resources - in order to tap into emerging global markets, was released today (Monday 22nd March) for consultation at the…
Sheehy wins Derg opener
Dun Laoghaire sailor John Sheehy won the first event of the match racing calendar in Lough Derg at the weekend, continuing his run of form from 2009. Sheehy, who won last year's league outright, showed he is still the dominant…
Galway Audit Still Seeks Heritage Boats
Field-work for an audit on heritage boats has recorded almost 500 heritage boats from the coastline and inland waterways of Co. Galway. However, despite press advertisements in 2008 and 2009, no boats have been found in the extensive inland areas…
The First Half Ton Commodore’s Cup
The Half Ton Class Europe, in association with the Royal Temple Yacht Club and Ramsgate Week, has announced a new regatta format exclusively reserved for the former IOR-half tonners, a class that has over the years built a dedicated following…
California Reports Being Rolled in Major Pacific Storm
Having been alerted to a problem on California after they activated their EPIRB yesterday afternoon a clearer picture of the team’s dismasting is now beginning to emerge. Fellow competitor Jamaica Lightning Bolt has rendezvoused with the dismasted yacht and skipper,…
MGM Marine Add New Sailing Cruisers
Over a dozen different sailing cruisers have been added to Afloat's Irish Boats for Sale Site this week by leading yacht broker MGM Marine. The boats range in age from a 2008 Jeanneau Sun Fast 3200 reduced to EUR135,000 to…
Dun Laoghaire to host over 300 junior sailors
This May Bank Holiday weekend (01-03 May 2010) over 300 boats from seven different classes will race on three separate courses in Dublin Bay. The format for this year’s event is based on that of the ISAF Youth World Championships…
Irish Gather in Mallorca
Ireland's Olympic hopefuls will gather in Mallorca this week ahead of the first major European event of the season. The Trofeo Princess Sofia will see seven Irish boats compete, with all eyes on one pairing, hoping to make a return…
Jack Roy Aims for Olympic Regatta Slot
International Race Officer (IRO) Jack Roy has been selected to join the Race Management Pool from which 18 race officers will ultimately be appointed to the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta, which takes place in Weymouth UK. Roy, of the National…
Galway to host inaugural National Head of the River Race
Galway's Tribesmen Rowing Club will host Rowing Ireland’s new National Fours and Eights Head of the River race on Saturday when over 500 rowers drawn from clubs across the country, including Northern Ireland, compete in this newly revamped winter season…
Mooring Warning for Lough Erne Public Jetties
As the inland waterways boating season begins Waterways Ireland has highlighted to waterways users the mooring byelaws applicable on Lough Erne. Waterways Ireland provides public moorings for craft moving along the navigations. Craft movement facilitates greater tourism and recreational income…
Lucky Day Catamaran Sells at Auction
A 35-foot Catamaran auctioned yesterday by The Criminal Assets Bureau fetched 58,000 Euro. The boat was advertised on here. The 1997 built boat, named 'Lucky Day', is a Fountaine Pajot Tobago 35. The auction was held at O'Donovan’s House,…
30 Entries for ICRA Nats
30 entries have already been received for the Liebherr Cruiser Nationals sailing in Dun Laoghaire from May 21st to 23rd and this number is expected to grow over the next week as the discounted entry fee deadline of 31st March…

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