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Kinsale and Cork Prepared for Clipper
Preparations are in full swing for the arrival of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for its first stopover in Europe since it departed the UK last September. The project is sponsored by Cork City Council, Cork County Council…
Sealine International returns to Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show after a two year absence
Sealine International has joined the list of exhibitors who will showcase products at 2011 Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show at ExCeL, after an absence of two years. Andrew Williams, Managing Director at National Boat Shows said: “We are delighted…
Record Breakers Line Up for Sevenstar Challenge
94 days and counting: It’s 14 weeks until the start of the fully-crewed non-stop 1760nm Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and 22 yachts have confirmed their participation with a number…
DBSC Racing Rules Seminars
Dublin Bay Sailing Club are holding a series of talks on the racing rules in May and June. All talks will be given by Gordon Davies (National Judge and ISA member) in the Royal St George Yacht Club at 8.00pm…
RCYC Called for New York Invitational
When its Invitational Cup comes around again in 2011, the New York Yacht Club will proudly fly the Irish tricolour among country flags of yacht clubs from around the world and the trademark green and gold colors of presenting sponsor…
Clipper Fleet Leaves Jamaica
Cork has made a mediocre start to Race 10 from Jamaica to New York as the latest stage of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race gets under way. The team was sixth to cross the start line and…
Two Irish in North Sea Top Ten
Two Irish sailors have moved into the top ten of the North Sea Regatta in the Laser Radial fleet. Rory Lynch and Ross Harvey both posted top three results in the 79-boat fleet to move into the top ten, with…
Champagne Sailing on Commodore's Day
Commodore's Day last Sunday at Foynes Yacht Club could only be described as 'Champagne Sailing', with the weather superb and a light north-easterly breeze. Large numbers of members, friends and spectators made sure that Commodore's Day would be one of the…
Delta Lloyd Kicks off on Wednesday
Thirty Olympic medallists are ready for the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010 which runs from Wednesday until on Sunday May 30th. The 2010 edition has set record high pre-entries in all classes including the 2.4, with a total of 707 boats…
Rascal wins DBSC Cruiser 4
Rascal wins Cruiser 4 in light winds in Saturdays Dublin Bay Sailing Club Racing. BENETEAU 31.7 - ECHO 1. Dies Irae (Patrick Rowan), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris…
Old Gaffers Hit the Liffey
The first opening of the Samuel Beckett Bridge to accommodate a flotilla of sailing craft dressed overall will be the highlight of water activity on the River Liffey in the coming weekend. Organised by the Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association…
Swansea Lifeboat in Multiple Rescues
The warm weather has brought on a string of incidents for Swansea Coastguard, who this afternoon have co-ordinated several rescues, including three missing children, a capsized kayak and an injured jet-skier. Several resources in particular were sent by Swansea Coastguard…
ICRAs wrap up with blue skies
Whoever sold their soul for the weather, it was worth it. Three days of consistent sunshine and sailing breeze is nearly unheard of on Dublin Bay, but by whatever means, the Liebherr ICRA Cruiser Nationals went off without a hitch. …
Grand League Has First Big Hitch
NUIG’s senior eight took the Leander Trophy with a good win over St Michael’s and Muckross at the Cork Regatta at the National Rowing Centre. The event was run in good conditions but the Grand League suffered its first major…
Perfect Conditions on Day Two of ICRA Nationals
Blue skies coloured Dublin Bay again yesterday with a sea breeze of 12 knots providing perfect sailing conditions for the ICRA Nationals, writes Claire Bateman. The results illustrate the closeness of the competition in most divisions. Anthony O’Leary in Antix is…
Ew, what's that smell?
Cruiser Racer visitors to Dublin for this weekend's Cruiser Nationals aren't the only ones to be put off by Dublin's Bay foul smells it appears. Residents in Dublin have in recent days reported sewage like odours in the north and…
Cruise Liner with Giant Lips Visits Dublin
A Cruise liner berthed on the river Liffey this morning will draw a smile from Dubliners because of the giant red lips and eyes painted on the ship. The Aida Aura is a 203m long vessel carries 1400 passengers and is…
ICRA Nationals – Antix Leads IRC Zero in Action Packed Opener
Early morning fog resulted in a short delay for sailing at the start of day one of the three day ICRA Liebherr National Sailing Championships sailed out of the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire today writes Claire…
More ICRA Nationals Photo Action Here
We've added more photos from today's opening races of the ICRA Championships to the Afloat Gallery. Click here to see more from photographer Bob Bateman.
In this week's Afloat podcast, Markham Nolan hits the pontoons of the Royal St George to get a glimmer of how the first day of the ICRAs kicked off. 

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