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Six Star Cruise Liner Arrives in Dublin Bay
A 670-foot cruise liner, one of the most luxurious in the world, arrived in Dublin Port this morning. The six star Seven Seas Voyager is the world's second all-suite, all-balcony ship and the second to feature a restaurant operated by Le…
Round Ireland Offers Two for One Deal
There is only one week to go to enter the Round Ireland Race before a 50% late entry fee penalty applies. Wicklow Organisers are hoping for a fleet in excess of 40 boats to mark the 30th anniversary of the…
Tiger and Super Nova to Contest UK Quarter Ton Cup
Two boats are travelling from Ireland to take part in the UK's Coutts Quarter Ton Cup hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, from Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 June 2010. The event is expected to attract a record entry…
Preparations for Leinster Match Racing Event in Dun Laoghaire
Confirmation has been received from  Dun Laoghaire Harbour  that the Irish Match Racing has the green light to hold the Weir & Sons Leinster Match Racing Open in side Dun Laoghaire harbour. So with plenty of wind shifts to contend…
Equinox and Antix Take Scottish Honours
A young Irish crew from Howth topped IRC Class 4, the biggest class which had 20 entries at the Scottish Series this evening. Ross McDonald and the crew of the Howth based X332 Equinox strung together a first and two…
McCrohan and Lambe Rowers of the Month
Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe have been chosen as the Afloat Rowers of the Month for May. The young lightweight double made a sparkling debut at the first World Cup regatta of the season in Bled, Slovenia. They won their…
ICAP Leopard Begins Transatlantic Record Attempt
Round Ireland race record holder ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht owned by Mike Slade, crossed the start line at Ambrose Light on Saturday to begin her attempt on the 2,925 nautical mile monohull transatlantic speed record. ICAP Leopard…
Butler & McCarthy Take Season Opener
The Irish Fireball fleet, minus those boats in transit from Barbados, descended on Killaloe at the southern end of Lough Derg for the season-opening regatta, the Open Sailing Championships. Hosted by the Killaloe Sailing Club for the first time in…
Safety Campaign Urges Three Steps to Drowning Prevention
1.    SWIM WHERE LIFEGUARDS PATROL - they're trained to keep you safe Warm summer trips to Ireland's waterways can be an accident waiting to happen if the proper precautions are not taken. One of the safest precautions people can take…
Cork Retires from New York Clipper Leg
Race 10 is already over for Cork. Concerned that they would not reach New York in time to be ready for the next race to Cape Breton Island, yesterday evening the Race Committee offered the Irish team tenth place. Skipper…
Round Ireland Youths are Ready Salted
With under three weeks to go until the Round Ireland start, a team made up of youth sailors from Wicklow has secured a kernel of financial support that will get them to the start line. The Pride of Wicklow team…
Howth YC put Sailfleet J80s in the Family Way
Howth Yacht Club continue to put their time with the ISA Sailfleet J80s to innovative use with a regatta pitting Howth's top sailing families against each other in a one-design race-off series over the weekend. The HYC Family Sailing Championships…
Mixed results for Irish at Medemblik
Despite a string of top ten results from Annalise Murphy, early slippages kept the Dun Laoghaire sailor out of the Laser Radial top ten at the Delta Lloyd regatta in Medemblik. Annalise's finishes were inside the top ten for the…
156 Optimists for Connaughts - pic Gallery
156 boats lined out for the IODAI Optimist Connaughts in Lough Derg at the weekend, with three fleets enjoying glorious conditions off Dromineer. The gold fleet completed five races over the two days, with Royal Cork's Peter McCann five points…
Comm Cuppers lead Scottish Series
Irish Commodore's Cup team-mates Antix and Roxy 6 lead Classes 1 and 2 after two days at the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series in Tarbert.  Yesterday produced one good race, one slow and difficult one as an early southerly breeze died…
Lambe and McCrohan Sixth in A Final
Ireland’s lightweight double of Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe finished sixth in the A Final at the World Cup in Bled in Slovenia. The race was marked out by a dominant performance by the United States crew  of Abelyn Broughton…
Portora Best Eight at Trinity Regatta
Portora’s junior eight won the men’s senior eight title at Trinity regatta, beating the hosts’ intermediate crew in the final. In the women’s senior eight final, a Commercial crew containing four juniors also beat the hosts. Trinity Regatta, Islandbridge Men,…
Lambe and McCrohan Race Into A Final
Claire Lambe and Siobhan McCrohan held their nerve in the closing stages of their semi-final to secure an A Final place at the World Cup regatta in Bled. The Ireland lightweight double scull, on its first outing, held off Poland…
Young Irish Crews Battle at Bled
Ireland’s two men’s lightweight double sculls finished their campaigns at the World Cup regatta in Bled with good performances. Niall Kenny and Justin Ryan finished third in the C Final, 15th overall, having moved from fifth at halfway by passing…
Day One Report from Scottish Series
Just as the stunning scenery never changes from year to year on Loch Fyne, so the winds remain inconsistent and challenging as was proven by the first day’s racing at this year’s Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series. Patience was the primary…

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