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Docklands Maritime Festival on the River Liffey
Dublin's thriving Docklands area is the place to be this June Bank Holiday weekend, with the seventh annual Docklands Maritime Festival running from 4th of June to 7th of June 2010. Hop on board a ship and see what life…
New Sponsor for Welsh Shows
Zodiac Marine & Pool, manufacturer of the Avon, Zodiac and Bombard brands of RIB's and Inflatable boats, has today confirmed sponsorship of both the South Wales and North Wales Boat Shows for 2010. ZMP will be represented by dealers at…
Galway Plays Host to Around Ireland Powerboat Race
Galway will play host yet again to a major water sport event this June with 3 events in one starting with the PI Powerboat Grand Prix of Galway on the bay 05-07 June, the start of the Around Ireland Powerboat…
Fenit plans major marine festival
Fenit Harbour in Tralee Bay will be the site of a major marine festival to welcome a stopover of the 2010 Round Ireland Powerboat Race. The Fenit Seabreeze festival will run on JUne 11 and 12, and will include a…
Groupama - The Green Team?
It's still more than a year until the start of the next Volvo Ocean Race, but we're aready looking at the runners and riders. With Groupama having snaffled two of the most experienced Irish heads in the game, namely Damian…
‘Get Going…Get Rowing’ launches Facebook page
A new initiative to get schoolkids rowing will pit schools against each other online in virtual rowing competitions.Rowing Ireland’s ‘Get Going, Get Rowing’ initiative is underway and has already brought several schools into contact with the sport. The first phase…
US Firm to Make Energy from Irish Waters
A US renewable energy company is proposing to meet the Government’s target of generating 500 megawatts of electricity from ocean energy systems by 2020, holding out the possibility of generating tens of thousands of jobs in Ireland. Frank McDonald's story…
ISORA Fleet Head for Holyhead
After two successful outings for the ISORA sailing fleet, now at 20 boats, next weekend's fixture starts on the far side of the Irish Sea at Holyhead. Commodore Peter Ryan has posted the entries for the race back to Dun…
New Adult Sail Training Programme in Howth
The country's biggest club, Howth Yacht Club, has launched an adult Sail Training Programme to introduce beginners to the sport at the north Dublin Club. The course also allows newcomers to avail of all Howth Yacht Club's facilities for  €240. The…
Rechristening of arrested vessel for its new role in Mercy mission to Gaza
The MV Linda is to be rechristened the Rachel Corrie on Wednesday, May 12th, at 10am in Dundalk Port, in honour of the 23 year old American peace activist who was killed during a non-violent protest to stop Israeli forces…
For this week's Afloat podcast (out Friday) we're looking at the phenomenon of shared boat ownership. We want to speak to people looking to share or those already in a boating partnership about your perspectives. . Is it always one…
One week until Kish double-hander
The annual DMYC 2-handed Kish race takes place this Sunday, building on the double-hander class that has fond favour with ISORA racers this year. Doubleandsolo group president Olivier Prouveur today sent out a missive to interested parties, saying: "Already two…
Commodore's Cup Team Join ICRA Feeder
The waiting is over for ICRA members writes Claire Bateman and this is the last sailing reminder for anyone still wishing to take part in the feeder race from Cork to Dun Laoghaire on Friday next. This promises to be a challenging and…
Last day for Development Officer applications
Today is the last day for applications for the Irish Sailing Association development officer post, to be based in its Dun Laoghaire offices. The role involves supporting clubs and teaching establishments in growing their activities and membership and promoting the…
City Council to Conduct Major Investigation Works on Dublin Bay
Dublin City Council is to conduct a major marine site investigation works in Dublin Bay to provide a detailed understanding of the sub-seabed. The works will assist the Council in determining the feasibility of constructing a tunnel to extend the…
May Madness sailing gear discounts
Carrickmines outdoor superstore 53 Degrees North is offering sailors 23% off all sailing gear for the entire month of May, including Musto, Helly Hansen, Dubarry and a host of other sailing brands. The sale is to mark the start of…
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…

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