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Peter O'Leary has parted company with Beijing crew Steven Milne but the Cork helmsman is to continue on in the Star keelboat for London with a new crew Tim Goodbody.
Noel Ahern TD, the Minister of State for Transport paid tribute to the Irish Coast Guard Volunteers today as he opened their new Coastal Unit Station House in Toe Head, County Cork and presented long service medals.
The possibility of salvage of the sail training vessel Asgard II has been improved with the discovery that the hull is ‘largely intact’ and upright on the seabed in the Bay of Biscay.
A survey of the wreck of Asgard II has recently been carried out in order to establish her condition.
Up to eight major classes are not competing this weeked at Howth in spite of the fact that the invted fleet is expanded.
Crosshaven sailor chooses SB3 event to launch 2012 Olympic campaign
Peter O’Leary starts as a favourite for the All–Ireland sailingchampionships and that's not just because he is a past winner. Above allelse, he says, it is his Beijing preparations that give him an edge offHowth this morning. A week ago…
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet of Volvo Open 70s ironed out the kinks in Alicante today during a practice run for the serious business of the official in-port race over the same course on Saturday.
24 competitors will compete in the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship 2008 hosted tomorrow in Howth Yacht Club if north-westerly gales subside.
21 competitors will compete in the ISA Junior & Girls All Ireland Sailing Championship 2008 hosted this coming weekend (4th & 5th October 2008) in Howth Yacht Club
Minister of State for Transport, Noel Ahern T.D, lauded the bravery of those involved in marine rescue when presenting the fourth Marine Meritorious Awards in Dublin Castle today.
Entrepreneur Denis O'Brien and the Bank of Ireland Chairman Richard Burrows, a leading sailor, are among Irish businessmen listed in an announcement this afternoon from the Irish-Chinese Green Dragon entry aiming to raise further funding for the boat. The Volvo…
As Geoff Carveth stepped off his boat onto the marina as world champion, Afloat was there to get his reaction.
The sun shone on the final day of the SB3 World Championships, 'though not on the overnight leader. The result: an edge-of-the-seat classic finish to one of the year's top regattas.
With just a week to go before the first on-the-water action in Alicante, Green Dragon watch leader Damian Foxall gives us a run-down of the campaign, his sideline projects, and what the next year holds for him.
An English jetskier has been slapped with almost £2,500 in fines after buzzing 'three queens' in Southampton at more than nine times the harbour speed limit.
Simon McGrotty and Doire Shields won the 2008 Fireball Munsters over 20 / 21 September at Lough Derg Yacht Club. For the third time this year, Fireballs were cheated a day's racing because of light airs, sailing all four races…
A series of near collisions between yachts and shipping this summer in Cork harbour has led to a mandatory attendance for yachtsmen at the Royal Cork Yacht Club on Sunday.
After the qualification stage, Craig Burlton said that the forecast light airs would open up the racing even further. How right he was. We spoke to yesterday’s two race winners in the gold fleet, Jerry Hill and Ian from the…
Dublin bay is a mill pond this morning with a light southerly wind of two knots exactly as forecast. Visibility is much improved on this time yesterday. Winds are expected to go into the west and increase to eight knots…
Dublin Bay threw a bone to the locals today as the SB3 World Championships entered its final phase.Crews were held onshore for the morning, with little wind available to shift the fog that had settled on the water since dawn.…

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