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A moment of special peace in a troubled time. David Wilkins of Malahide receives his 1980 Olympic Silver Medal from IOC President Lord Killanin as his Flying Dutchman crew Jamie Wilkinson of Howth awaits his turn.
With the world becoming unrecognisable as the invisible Enemy of the People takes over to make our lives Coronavirus-dominated and postpone the 2020 Olympics to 2021, in our not-so-splendid isolation we can find consolation in disappearing into the Afloat archives…
Cover of Irish Yachting & Motorboating for May 1970, showing the International Dragons in a club evening race at RNIYC at Cultra on Belfast Lough with Jeremy Hughes in Medusa leading
Once upon a time, when life followed some sort of a plan, Irish sailing was getting into early action in April. In looking back at Irish Yachting & Motorboating – the predecessor of Afloat.ie – for the editions of April…
It has been confirmed that Ireland will have a second entry in the Volvo Ocean Race. Fastnet winner, twice Afloat sailor of the year, and national offshore-sprint hero Ger O’Rourke will use the title-holding boat, ABN Amro 1 (aka Black…
Howth Yacht Club’s annual regatta takes place on Saturday 7th June with the traditional Lambay Races - sponsored by Citroen and its local dealer Tom Walsh Motors in Baldoyle - expected to attract its usual large fleet of up to…
The Irish Times reports this morning has confirmed that a second Irish entry in to the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) will be made this week following the purchase of the winning boat from the 2005/6 race by offshore sailor Ger…
With six weeks to the first gun at ACCBank Cork Week the Class divisions are beginning to take shape with handicap bands in the big boat fleets forecast to be similar to 2006.
The organisers of Ireland's Volvo Ocean Race stopover have launched their website for the event as the countdown passed the one year mark. Lets Do It Galway, chaired by Enda O Coineen, is now seeking volunteers and spectator craft for…
ICRA Commodore Fintan Cairns says no proposal has been received by Irish national champion Dave Dwyer to try and form another Irish Commodore's Cup team in spite of a press statement from the Mariners Cove team stating they are keen…
The quays of the River Liffey play host to Ireland's biggest docklands festival this bank holiday weekend, as the nautical world moves slightly upstream and into the city centre for three days of festivities.
Olympic Laser Radial sailor Ciara Peelo has launched a new website in a bid to secure some final sponsorship ahead of her appearance at the Olympic games. The Malahide sailor is currently at the Olympic venue in Qingdao, along with…
The Optimist class maintains its standing as Ireland's strongest one-design fleet, with a swarm of 127 teenage and pre-teen sailors buzzing about Galway Bay last weekend for their Connacht Championships. For grown-ups to even come close to those numbers, it…
Ireland's fleet may not have taken the top prize in Tarbert, but with six of the nine podium spots in the top three fleets going to the Emerald Isle, Ireland's cruiser racers are still there in numbers.
What will likely be the two fastest entries to the Round Ireland race are currently on the move, east and west of Ireland respectively. The radical Russian entry has hit the water in Lymington, and Leopard 3 is in the…
Ireland's long rein as holders of the Scottish Series Trophy ended this evening as the trophy went to France for the first time with Gery Trentesaux and his crew on the new Philippe Briand designed First 45, Lady Courrier, topping…
In a widening of the dispute over the Star keelboat nomination the Olympic Council of Ireland are to become involved according to an Irish Sailing Association statement released this morning.
Though she missed the IRC championships in Howth and this weekend's Scottish series concluding today Tim Costello's class one boat for the Irish Green Commodores Cup Team is on the water and heading for her home port of Dun Laoghaire…

 

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