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Irish crews won the senior and elite eights at London Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney Lake today. NUIG took first in the senior eights, with UCD third, but UCD then went on to  win the elite eights. The Irish also had…
With 62,000 people in the race village and nearly 60,000 more taking in the racing from the sea wall between Salthill and Barna along the Northern shores of Galway Bay, Saturday’s In-Port Race in Galway was a great success. On…
Two people from Co. Cork are among the 43-strong team of men and women who will crew the 68-foot racing yacht, Cork, in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. The team includes 15 crew from Ireland, as well…
Irish Sea Coastguard this afternoon co-ordinated the rescue of three men from a sinking speed boat off Wales. The boat started to sink whilst off Sand Point, just by Western-super-Mare. The Western-super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team and both RNLI Lifeboats raced…
It may have been the smallest town on the Volvo Ocean Race stop over route but Galway has been punching above its weight. That is something we have all known for some time but now it is official. The in-port…
Single sculler Sean Casey finished sixth in the B Final at the World Cup in Banyoles today.
Irish Sea Coastguards have rescued a 32 year old man. Although inexperienced he had gone out in a kayak without a lifejacket and wearing only boxer shorts. The alarm was raised at 2pm and the Mumbles Coastguard Rescue Team in…
Barry Hurley reports from the deck of Dinah: Updated forecast during the night showed every OSTAR competitors dream. A windy spinnaker run allowing a route directly for the Flemish Cap. One snag though... Since losing a halyard to the top…
Sean Casey finished fifth in his World Cup semi-final in Banyoles yesterday and will contest tomorrow’s B Final of the single scull. The men’s pair of Cormac Folan and Martin Walsh took third place in their C Final, placing them…
A sparkling Dublin Bay greeted competitors for Dublin bay's Saturday race with south-east 12-14 knot winds and a flooding tide that produced the best conditions of the season so far. Chris Johnston's Propsect won the Beneteau 31.7  race from Donal…
It was cut-and-thrust stuff on Galway Bay this afternoon with glorious conditions on the water for the inshore race weekend of the Galway Volvo Ocean Race stopover. With two races in light, shifty conditions, Ken Read's Puma emerged the victor…
Markham Nolan caught up with Green Dragon navigator Ian Moore on the docks in Galway yesterday and got a feeling for how the new partnership with Volvo Ocean Race online gamers worked on the Boston-Galway leg in this exclusive Afloat.ie…
Sunny and warm conditions prevail in Galway this morning but the weather on the bay is giving some of the world's experts a run for their money. The question they are asking for the in-port race today, is how quickly…
Peter O’Leary of Cork and Tim Goodbody of Dun Laoghaire share the honours as the Irish Independent/Afloat.ie “Sailors of the Month” for May after their fabulous victory this week in the Olympic Star Class Eastern European Championship in breezy weather…
After the Bank Holiday weekend you’ll feel rested, which is just as well – there’s a plethora of sailing and water-based events around the country all week. Before we get to those, if you’re a member of Howth YCs Cruising…
The classic Gill Crew Jacket range has been redeveloped for Autumn/Winter 2009 to offer the ideal simple deck coat solution. Made from a softer, smoother, breathable and fully waterproof fabric, the new Crew Jacket also includes a warm internal fleece…
Ireland’s Sean Casey qualified for the Semi-Finals at the World Cup in Banyoles today by finishing second in his repechage. The men’s pair did not make it, finishing fourth in their repechage.
After the Bank Holiday weekend you’ll feel rested, which is just as well – there’s a plethora of sailing and water-based events around the country all week. Before we get to those, if you’re a member of Howth YCs Cruising…
Peter O’Leary of Cork and Tim Goodbody of Dun Laoghaire share the honours as the Irish Independent/Afloat.ie “Sailors of the Month” for May after their fabulous victory this week in the Olympic Star Class Eastern European Championship in breezy weather…
Update from Barry Hurley at 3pm: Today marks the first day of normality since the diesel issue earlier in the week. I'm eating again, the boat smells ok and is dry, everything's falling into place! I did another interview for…

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