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Training day for Dun Laoghaire SB3s
The DunLaoghaire SB3 fleet are holding a training morning on Sunday 23rd. May. The fleet will meet at the National YC in Dun Laoghaire for briefing at 10.00, and meet on the water at 10.45, with a series of practice…
Fowler wins Investwise HYC Open
Andrew Fowler took his first win in a truncated weekend of match racing, dominating a light and tricky Sunday of racing in Howth Yacht Club for the Investwise.ie Dublin Match Race Open. With Saturday's sailing canned due to high winds…
Latest Sailing Cruisers on Afloat Boats for Sale Website
New and second hand sailing cruisers added to Afloat's boats for sale site in recent days include a racing 2000 Corby 25 at EUR35,000, a 1998 Hallberg-Rassy 36 at £147,500 sterling and a 1991 Gibsea 312 at £28,000 sterling. There are now…
Cooney and Morris Lead the Way
Claire Cooney and Ruth Morris of Commercial led the way for Ireland at the KRSG regatta in Ghent, Belgium. They were the fastest junior women’s pair on both Saturday and Sunday. Cork’s Marie O’Neill took gold on Saturday and silver…
Two RSGYC teams in Wilson last eight
Two teams from the Royal St., George YC in Dun Laoghaire made it to the last eight of the 339-race Wilson trophy after 20 rounds of competition at West Kirby Sailing Club this weekend. It is the 16th appearance for…
Seaton Wins Ulster Laser Championship
Racing in the waters of Red Bay in County Antrim, Ballyholme Yacht Club's Ryan Seaton won this weekend's Ulster Laser sailing championships, which was hosted by Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club. Some 88 boats took part in the two-day provincial…
Ballycotton Lifeboat Tows Fishing Boat
Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat launched at 04:10 this morning, Sunday 9 May, for the second time in one night.  They went to assist a 44ft Irish fishing vessel with a fouled propeller 37 miles south east of Ballycotton.  The wind at…
Raging Bull Wins Blustery ISORA Race
Matt Davis sailing Raging Bull (a Sigma 400) took first place overall  in the second race of the ISORA series sailed in blustery conditions on Saturday. ISORA newcomer Ken Grant and “Tigh Soluis” took second overall and first in Class two.…
Ballycotton Lifeboat Launches Twice
An Garda Siochana received a call from a concerned woman who had observed a yacht struggling with its sail. She was unsure but was afraid that they may be having difficulties and in need of assistance. The Gardai contacted Ballycotton…
Big Winds, Big Seas Produce Big Spectacle on Dublin Bay
Dublin bay Sailing Club's tightly bunched Cruisers Zero fleet made a fine sight as they filed out of Dublin Bay in rolling waves towards the Burford bank today. The biggest boats of the DBSC fleet were sailing in north easterly…
Cork in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Catches the Headlines
Global media coverage of Cork in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has reached over €600,000 according to a media evaluation report commissioned by Clipper Ventures and undertaken by SMS (Sports Marketing Surveys). The role of the Cork Clipper,…
Welcome Roxy 6 to the Royal Cork Yacht Club
The Davies/Creighton Corby 36 has made a very welcome appearance on the marina at the Royal Cork Yacht Club writes Claire Bateman.  She was recently completed at the Dale-Nelson Yard in Wales. She is built of strip cedar and is…
This week's Afloat podcast looks at coaching. Who needs it, who doesn't know they need it, how much it should cost and what you should be getting. Plus, we go off the water to see how a business coach is…
Shannon Navigation – Sarsfield Lock, Limerick
Waterways Ireland advises that Sarsfield lock, Limerick is now fully operational.
Breezy Start Forecast for ISORA Race to Arklow
ISORA has released the 25–boat entry list for what's forecast to be a breezy start to tomorrow's second ISORA race from Dun Laoghaire to Arklow and back. Any boats visiting Dun Laoghaire are welcome to use the facilities of the…
Fireball title decided one day out
With the Fireball title race over, Irish teams now concentrate on the final races and improving their overall standing. But the moniker of World Champion is already gone. Cormac Bradley sends us another missive from the sandy shores of Bridgetown…
Groupama plan includes Irish duo
Volvo Ocean Race veteran Damian Foxall and Killian Bushe, who has built the winning boat in the race on three occasions, are part of the team that hope to assist Franck Cammas' Groupama team to win the Volvo Ocean Race.…
Youth Worlds team selected
The ISA Board today ratified the team to represent Ireland at the 2010 ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships, which takes place in Istanbul, Turkey from 8th – 17th July 2010. More than 300 young sailors from 60 nations will compete…
The assessors in the Mitsubishi Motors/Irish Independent "Sailing Club of the Year 2010" adjudication have placed a strong emphasis on national and international sailing success in analysing the overall achievements of the past year. Little wonder, then, that the Royal…
Good Spinnaker Work at a Premium on Dublin Bay
Keeping the DBSC sailing spinnaker flying was at a premium tonight for the 17 keelboat classes who inched around Dublin Bay in north easterly winds that rarely blew over 6 knots. The One Design fleets raced to forty foot mark…

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