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The Sailing Instructions have been published for the Kinsale – Fenit offshore feeder race to the ICRA National Championships , on Friday 5th June. Start time will be 19.00 hours with the fleet leaving all islands and rocks to starboard.…
The Sailing Instructions have been published for the Kinsale – Fenit offshore feeder race to the ICRA National Championships, on Friday 5th June. Start time will be 19.00 hours with the fleet leaving all islands and rocks to starboard. Competitors…
The Sailing Instructions have been published for the Kinsale – Fenit offshore feeder race to the ICRA National Championships, on Friday 5th June. Start time will be 19.00 hours with the fleet leaving all islands and rocks to starboard. Competitors…
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association’s National Cruiser Championships is now just a week away, and for the first time ever it’s being hosted on the West Coast by Tralee Bay SC – a club well used to giving a warm…
A high-speed chase got under way on the high seas yesterday morning after a passenger ferry was stolen from the pier of an off-shore island.A man was arrested and detained for questioning by gardai after the ferry beached near the…
Ericsson 4 skipper Torben Grael currently leads the Volvo Ocean Race by some margin as the boats prepare to leave Galway. He spoke to Markham Nolan about heavy food, ice gates, not going solo, and why slow, whistling foils can…
Noel Butler won tonight's Fireball race in very light airs and a flooding tide on Dublin Bay. The dinghy fleets managed to keep spinnakers flying until the finish.  Stephen Harrison won the IDRA 14 footers and 'Jill' (P.Smith/P.Mangan) won the…
Afloat regular Markham Nolan caught up with Green Dragon skipper Ian Walker to bring Alfoat.ie this exclusive podcast. The podcast starts with the question of Green Dragon's speed deficit and the now infamous lack of weight in the keel, and…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s National Championships for IRC rated offshore race boats has once again brought out the cream of British yachting for three days of inshore racing over this coming weekend. Over 60 boats will contest the right…
Galway welcomed the Volvo Ocean Race in spectacular style over the weekend of 23/24 May and we have continued to show all our visitors incredible warmth and hospitality over the last 10 days. The organisers of the event, Let's Do It…
Several world records have already been set and broken during the first week of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Galway -  but there is no guarantee that the round world yacht race will return to the west of Ireland…
Thanks to GPS satellite communication technology it wil be able to follow the progress of the 37 competitors entered in Saturday's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. The race will be on display in the National YC bar throughout the week-end…
John Killeen, Chairman of Let's Do It Galway (organisers of the Galway Volvo Ocean Race) was recently presented with Honorary Life Membership of Galway Bay Sailing Club in recognition of his services to sailing in Galway and in Ireland.
The Volvo Ocean Race crews today showed their support for the Even Keel project, as representatives from Green Dragon, Ericsson 3 and Telefonica Blue joined disabled sailors on the pontoons of Galway Harbour.
With the 2009 ISAF Youth Worlds just over a month away, ISA Youth & Development Manager Rory Fitzpatrick profiles the team that will represent Ireland at the world's most prestigious youth event, often a marker for future Olympic contenders.
Ostar competitor Barry Hurley reports from the deck of Dinah  After getting cold, wet, tired, hungry, etc., etc., yesterday morning, things could only go up really. Yesterday afternoon I decided to go off piste for a bit and went free…
Local sailor Gareth Flanagan topped a 33-boat fleet in Ballyholme to take the Irish Laser Masters Championships for 2009. It was a case of 'always the bridesmaid' for Flanagan, who failed to register a win all weekend, leaving six bullets…
Former Olympian John Driscoll retained his Northern Squib title at Royal North over the weekend, taking three wins from the five-race series. The 20-boat fleet revelled in perfect conditions on Belfast Lough. 
Sharkbait Racing have completed a clean sweep of SB3 events in May. Winning ten out of 17 races sailed and coming second in a further five, the Howth Yacht Club team took the SB3 Ireland Northern & Southern Championships, the…
Howth SB3 team Sharkbait Racing took the SB3 Southern Championships this weekend in a sun-baked Baltimore bank holiday special. The event rounds out a trilogy of wins for the HYC team, who were followed in by Andrew Algeo's crew from…

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