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The call of the sea ignored by government
It was a source of pride to the country's sailing community when Damian Foxall went to Aras an Uachtarain last month, because the visit brought state acknowledgement of the biggest sailing achievement in years. Sailors believed it was through this…
The ISAF has produced a one-page set of introductory rules for racing to help newcomers to the sport. The move is aimed at making it as easy as possible for beginners to take up and compete in sailing, and so…
Feast or famine for Star class
You wait all day for a bus and then two come along at once. Just like the Number 7, there's a queue formed for the chance to represent Ireland in the men's keelboat class at the Olympics. Slow, lumbering and…
Damien Foxall - professionalism and endurance
It was, by all accounts, Damian Foxall’s most daunting voyage so far. But pictured wearing shorts and shades and tucking into chocolate, the modest Kerryman would be uncomfortable with the suggestion that his achievements in the past three months merit…
Waiting for wind
SOUNDINGS – FEBRUARY/MARCH 2008 When the decent sea breezes which were expected in a sunny Cork Week didn’t materialise some years ago, we were given an explanation. The official word was that it was because there’d been so much rain…
Old lady nursed back to life
SEASCAPES – FEBRUARY/MARCH 2008 “Ships and boats are the nearest things to dreams that human hands have ever made.” I remember those words being spoken to me by an experienced old boat-builder many years ago and they came to mind…
Green Team surfing downwind
Fast sailors are the first to catch the waves downwind. Surfing gives them the edge and it is a useful metaphor to describe the performances of two Irish offshore teams, one in gestation and one with a 1,000-mile lead in…
Cast off this summer's blues with a trip to the English South Coast for the annual Autumn on-the-water boat show, writes David O'Brien

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Afloat Ireland's boating Magazine! Afloat, in over 50 years of production, is a vibrant specialist magazine in print online which has continually adapted to the demands of its readership, with an industry insight which is quite simply unique. Edited by…
A team of Galway businessmen lead by Enda O'Coineen have secured eight million from the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism for an entry in to the 2008 Volvo Ocean yacht race it was announced last night.The money which amounts…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Saturday, 8 June 2013
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 8 JUNE 2013 BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. After You Too (Michael Blaney), 2. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al), 3. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. After You Too (Michael Blaney), 2. Prima Nocte…
MN:55 Shannon Navigation Lough Ree Athlone Boat Club Regatta
MARINE NOTICE No 55 of 2013 SHANNON NAVIGATION Lough Ree - Killinure Lough Athlone Boat Club Regatta Mooring Restrictions at Coosan Pt. Lough Ree Marine Notice No. 45 of 2013 refers. Masters are advised that the southern half of Coosan…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Tuesday, 11 June 2013
CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Papytoo (M Walsh/F Guilfoyle), 2. UpD8 (Whelan/McCabe/Carey/Cramer), 3. Snowbird (A McCormack/A Baird) FIREBALL - 1. No Name (S Oram), 2. Goodness Gracious (Louise McKenna), 3. Mr. Tipsy (J Clancy/C Clancy) GLEN - 1. Glendun (B.Denham…
MN56: Erne System Jetty & Slipway Closures G8 2013
MARINE NOTICE No. 56 of 2013 Erne System Jetty & Slipway Closures for G8 2013 13th-19th June Marine Notice No 27 of 2013 refers Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all users of the Erne System of the following: The Waterways…
MN59: Shannon Navigation Lanesborough Aquathon Swimming Event
MARINE NOTICE No 59 of 2013 SHANNON NAVIGATION Lanesborough Aquathon Swimming Event Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and users of the Shannon Navigation that the above event will take place in Lanesborough on Wed 26 th Jun between 1830…
MN60: Shannon Navigation & Shannon Erne Waterway Voyage Planning G8 Summit
MARINE NOTICE No 60 of 2013 Shannon Navigation & Shannon Erne Waterway Voyage Planning G8 Summit Waterways Ireland has been requested by An Garda to advise masters and owners to allow extra time if planning a trip to the Erne…
MN61: Shannon Navigation Athlone Swim
MARINE NOTICE No 61 of 2013 SHANNON NAVIGATION Athlone Shannon Swim Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and users of the Shannon Navigation that the "Shannon Swim" event will take place in Athlone on Sat 22 nd . Jun between…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Thursday, 13 JUNE 2013
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 13 JUNE 2013 BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. After You Too (Michael Blaney), 2. Levana (Jean Mitton), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levana (Jean Mitton), 2. After You Too…
MN61: Shannon Navigation Limerick Sarsfields Lock
MARINE NOTICE No. 61 of 2013 SHANNON NAVIGATION Limerick Sarsfield's Lock Navigation Restriction Marine Notice No 58 is now withdrawn. C.LawnInspector of Navigation14 Jun 2013Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6494232Fax : 00 353 (0) 6494147
MN61: Shannon Navigation Athlone Swim
MARINE NOTICE No 61 of 2013 SHANNON NAVIGATION Athlone Shannon Swim Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and users of the Shannon Navigation that the "Shannon Swim" event will take place in Athlone on Sat 22 nd . June between…

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