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Police in Antrim are trying to locate a stolen 19ft Ernecraft with a 60HP engine, stolen from Antrim Boat Club last month.
Bray sailing club has adopted the late evening sailing format favoured by many clubs, with its first twilight sailing series deemed a success, despite light airs.
Howth sailor David Nixon has spoken with pride of his team on board Roy Dickson's 'Rosie', who took home the overall win at the British IRC Nationals, as well as a win in Class 2.
The Olympic Council of Ireland has yet to make any decision on which Star crew will be nominated for the slot at the Beijing Olympics, after the appeal was heard at the weekend.
The Irish Sailing Association has written to the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, asking that they reconsider plans to place overhead barriers at the top of three public slipways.
An announcement is likely today on whether or not Team Russia will send its new VO70 to the start of the Round Ireland race. The Team will officially christen its radical boat today.
Irish boats claimed the top spots in Class 1 and Class 2 at the UK IRC Nationals over the weekend, with a podium finish for Anthony O'Leary's Antix Eile in Class Zero.
Irish sailing enters the dock
With only 57 days to go the Olympic regatta Irish sailing enters the dock tomorrow for an appeal over one of its nominations and, as it was for Athens, it is the Star keelboat selection that is in deep water.…
Magic of Malahide
SOUNDINGS – JUNE/JULY 2008 Malahide Yacht Club is its own little bit of heaven on a gently sunny spring evening.  From within the friendly bar, it provides a vista of quiet enchantment across its sandy estuary. The last of the…
Blind to the sea
SEASCAPES – JUNE/JULY 2008 “This Island Nation...” are words which I have used to introduce Seascapes on RTÉ Radio 1 for nearly 20 years. They have come to be used regularly in everyday conversation to describe how this country is…
One boat was added to the Round Ireland entry list today - hardly worth a mention, you might think. Bringing the total entry from 45 to 46 is no major milestone for the race, but it has huge importance for…
Green Team have put an end to months of speculation, announcing a large portion of their crew for the Volvo Ocean Race. Three of Ireland's top offshore sailors are on the panel in lynchpin roles, as watch leader, navigator and…
The tenth edition of Galway Bay Sailing Club's Round Aran race kicks off on Friday night, offering the last opportunity to break the record before a fleet of Volvo 70s descends on Galway next summer.
The big players in Ireland's IRC fleet are gathering in the Solent for the UK IRC Nationals, with tricolours proudly flown near the top of every fleet. Racing begins tomorrow, continuing through until Sunday.
Here at Afloat HQ, we're working hard to allow boating enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes engage more and more with the conversation around our sport. And with the new and improved, there's more ways than ever to do…
The Irish Mirror Class has extended an open invitation to clubs and sailors to come and see what the class, in its newest plastic fantastic guise, has to offer.
As the Star debacle prepares to draw to a close, one of Ireland's three campaigners is getting on with business, signing up as RTE's face of sailing.
The Mitsubishi Motors/Irish Independent “Sailing Club of the Year 2008” award has been presented jointly to the Shannon One Design Association and Lough Ree Yacht Club in a ceremony at LRYC’s clubhouse in Ballyglass near Athlone.
As the Olympic Council of Ireland prepares to hear the appeal over Ireland's Star nomination, Afloat wants to hear what you would do on Saturday if you headed up the three-person panel. Who would you send to Qingdao, if anyone?
Afloat wants to hear your view on the Star decision, which will be made in Howth on Saturday - hit 'vote' below to register your choice. One vote per person.

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