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Afloat Bumper Summer Issue in Shops Now

18th June 2012
Afloat Bumper Summer Issue in Shops Now

Afloat's Bumper Summer 2012 is in shop's now and here's a sneek peek at what's inside...


Over a dozen pages of Irish maritime news from the biggest trout landed since 1894, runaway speedboats, new initiative to boost sailing, refitting Charlie's Celtic Mist, the 7,000 mile Round Ireland Race and lots lot more.

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Island Nation

The Taoiseach visited Loophead lighthouse, walking in the footsteps of his Grandfather.

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BMW ICRA Nationals

A  record-breaking fleet as Howth Yacht club set the bar for cruiser racing. Graham Smith reviews the Howth event.

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Olympic Prospects

Five Irish boats are Olympic bound. We preview the Providence Resources team. Wish them well!

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Cork Week 2012 Preview

Royal Cork's own one-design fleet will be centre stage for July's Cork Week

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Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Programme

Over 400 youth sailors from 63 nations get the opportunity to fight for gold in Dublin Bay in July. Check out the official       programme in this issue.

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Brian Goggin on controlling the Canals.

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Soundings - Winging it with Sea Eagles on Lough Derg

Classifieds - A selection of our online classified adverts

Dubarry Crossword - Win a pair of Dubes!

PLUS...all our regulars and much more.

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