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In a race brought forward by one an hour to facilitate sailors attending the now infamous rugby clash between Leinster and Munster, it was Derek Martin's Lovely Lady of the Royal Irish YC first home in Cruisers Zero from Vincent…
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched this afternoon following a report of two vessels aground at Goat Road at the North Eastern end of Lough Derg. The crew launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to go the assistance of…
A new east coast trophy, the Metmasts.ie Turbines Yacht Race Perpetual Trophy, plus a cash prize of 1,000 Euro has been unveiled and pictured below the fold. The Arklow race for cruisers was announced at the Boat Show in February.…
Adrian Lee's Farr 50, Lee Overlay Partners, completed the Caribbean chapter of the team's programme with another win to follow up the RORC Caribbean 600. The International team led by Lee had entered the Ocean Series of Antigua Sailing Week…
The momentum is building on the sailing scene with many clubs organising events - like the Captain's Trophy Race from Dun Laoghaire to Aklow to mention but one, while in rowing there's the Tuskar Run and Sligo Rowing Club Regatta,…
John Sheehy is April’s afloat.ie Sailor of the Month after his stellar performance in the National Inland Match-Racing Championship at Dromineer on Lough Derg. Sheehy was on better-than-top-form in this demanding series on some of the best inland racing water…
The momentum is building on the sailing scene with many clubs organising events - like the Captain's Trophy Race from Dun Laoghaire to Aklow to mention but one, while in rowing there's the Tuskar Run and Sligo Rowing Club Regatta,…
230 entries are now already signed up for this year’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta two months before Ireland's largest regatta kicks off.A third of the entries are visitors. Visiting clubs include Northern Ireland's Royal North of Ireland YC and Royal…
While July's Dun Laoghaire regatta will have its fair share of Irish vintage class racing, this week in Cowes there was a Meeting of British Class Representatives with the Royal London Yacht Club to assess the needs of competitors. Classes…
Beneteau 31.7 - 1 After U Too, Michael Blaney, 2 Levana, Jean Mitton, 3 Prospect, Chris Johnston. Beneteau 31.7 ECHO - 1 Flying Machine, Conor O'Gallagher, 2 Bluefin Two, M & B Bryson, 3 After U Too. Cruisers 0 ECHO…
Tom MacSweeney's maritime radio show, Seascapes, is dealing with some very interesting subjects this Friday on RTÉ Radio 1 (1st May, 10.30pm) including a report on the world shipping society estabished by a 13-year-old, and continues the debate on Irish…
Today, Admiral Thad W Allen, Commandant of the US Coast Guard (USCG) paid a courtesy visit to meet the Director of the Irish Coast Guard, Chris Reynolds. As part of the visit, Admiral Allen met with volunteers of the Irish…
Entries are being accepted for the Mitsubishi Youth Championship being run from Dun Laoghaire's National and Royal St George Yacht clubs on the weekend of 9/10 May. The event is the first of a number of youth regattas to be…
Northern Ireland’s biggest marina has just celebrated its 20th birthday, with the help of Miss Northern Ireland, Judith Wilson. The marina and harbour formed part of North Down Borough Council’s £18 million Seafront Development Scheme, designed as a town centre…
It's the first of the season and perhaps the biggest dedicated one design event of the year and this May 16/17 the Baily Bowl One Design Championship 2009 will be staged at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Racing…
Brunswick Corporation, the global company that owns many of the marine brands on the Irish market, inlcuding Sea Ray and Maxum boats, reported today results for the first quarter of 2009:: • Total sales of $734.7 million were down 45…
Wednesday Series 1 29/04/2009 – Class 1 IRC: 1 Tiger, Hyghes/Harris; 2 Off the Wall, Walls/Cawley; 3 Y2K Tech, M. Howell. Class 1 HPH: 1 Tiger; 2 Off the Wall; 3 Y2K. Class 2 IRC: 1 Toughnut, D Skehan; 2…
A solution that provides a clear, workable format to all White sailors yet recognises the strength of the local fleet has been devised for use in July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta and opens the way to staging the first Irish…
The country' largest sailing club has amended its starting times to facilitate a rugby match. Dubin Bay Sailing Club has decided to make the following changes to the keelboat starting sequence for those wishing to either attend or watch the…

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