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Cork Students Set to Defend World Title
The champions of the World Student Yachting Cup title, Cork Institute of Technology, will defend their title in Marseille, France next month. There will be twelve different countries represented with 140 students. For the past few years the boat used…
On the Forum: Do VHF radios need licenses?
Forum:Aleria57 says instead of raising the fees and thus reducing the usage of VHF radios, the state should consider enabling people to freely use VHF and SSB transceivers, as is the case in the United States. There is praise for…
Cork Week – The World's Top Fun Regatta Since 1978 Cork Week has been setting the bar for Irish Sailing and Afloat Magazine has documented the growth of the biennial event over the past 30 years to the stage today…
Cork League Aims to Attract Dubs
Royal Cork YC are going all out to attract boats from Dublin and other ports around the coast for its annual October League, selling the five weekends of racing as great practise for the harbour race at next year's Cork…

Irish Boat Shows

21st September 2009 IMF
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) is the national organisation representing both commercial and leisure sectors of the marine industry in Ireland. It does this through organising National Boat Shows. The 2009 boat show was held from 18th-22nd February 2009 in…
2012 will mark the 32nd anniversary of Ireland's premier off-shore sailing event, the Round Ireland Yacht Race, organised by Wicklow Sailing Club in association with RORC. For the first time the biennial Round Ireland Race counts for the same points…

Sea Kayaking

21st September 2009 General
Fast becoming a popular offshore passtime here in Ireland there is no better way to hug the coast, and spot marine life than sea kayaking. More info to follow
Team Redmond Fisher takes Irish SB3 National Championship
Peter Kennedy, Dave Cheyne and Stephen Kane from the RUYC have won the Laser Performance/Matthews Centre SB3 Irish National Championship sailed in Crosshaven over the weekend of 18th to 20th of September. Forty-seven boats competed over eight races in a…
Weils Disease can be fatal, warns Water Safety Body
Irish Water Safety (IWS) is highlighting the dangers of Weil's disease during this week's National Ploughing Championships. Farmers and others are at risk of contracting Weils disease and IWS are distributing an awareness leaflet at the Championships to highlight the…
WI Watermaster shines at Ploughing Champs
On inland waterways news, Waterways Ireland WaterMaster Classic III has taken central stage at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy, Co Kildare. The WaterMaster – a floating multipurpose excavator, one of two owned by Waterways Ireland – is based on…
McCaldin takes J24 National Title
Before the 2009 J24 National Championships even began at Lough Ree Yacht Club, Mickey McCaldin from Lough Erne and the Royal St George’s Flor O’Driscoll had already been installed as favourites for the title. Six races later, in light and…
Cork woman first Irish person to swim English Channel both ways
Lisa Cummins from Cork is officially the 20th person worldwide to swim the English Channel both ways – but the first Irish person to do so! You can read all about Lisa's preparations on her blog here, but we can…
Kinsale Swim Challenge attracts record entries
A record 220 swimmers gathered in Kinsale on Saturday (September 19) for The Edge Sports Sandycove Island Challenge 2009, enjoying one of the best days of the year with calm seas, water temperature heading 15 degrees and sunshine that arrived…
Mumbo No. 1 for Class 1 IRC at HYC
Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League is coming along a treat, with lots of close-fought competition and near shaves. Dermot Cronin's Mumbo took first and third in Class 1 IRC and Class 1 Echo respectively, while Dave Clarke's Harlequin dominated both…
Kennedy Takes SB3 Title
Northern Ireland's Peter Kennedy has won the SB3 National Championships at Crosshaven after a thrilling seven race series that drew a fleet of 47 boats to Royal Cork YC. Dun Laoghaire's Sean Craig was second with Howth's Ben Duncan third.…
Clarke wins in Howth Yacht Club Harlequin
Dave Clarke's Harlequin won the Puppeteer division of the second Howth Autumn League Race race thisd morning. Second was Terry Harvey in No Strings with Neil Murphy's Yellow Peril third. For all the results click 'read more' HOWTH YACHT CLUB…
Hands Down - Gill delivers New Glove
Anyone who sails or is on the water for any activity knows that Gill make great gloves.  The good news for 2010 is that the best just got better. The entire collection of Gill gloves has had an update for…
Forum: New Racing Rules Section
We've started a new Forum Section here for Irish Sailors on the Racing Rules of Sailing. The aim is that many of the threads will be started by readers describing an incident they have been involved in. Competitors may learn…
Ghrazel to the fore in Penultimate Race
In the penultimate race of the season Derek Pearson's Ghrazel was the winner in Cruisers 4 followed home by Myles Kelly a the helm of Maranda. For full DBSC results click read more: DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results…
Ireland take 5 and 12 in New York
Ireland has finished fifth and 12th in the inaugural New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup won yesterday by the host club. No one knew quite what to expect, even though a year and a half of planning went into getting…

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