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Defending Champion James Espey of Ballyholme YC emphatically retained his title at the Kia Motors Laser National Championships in Howth with an impressive string of results in the 11-race series sailed in light southerly and south-westerly conditions.
Simon McGrotty and Mark Boylan of Skerries won the season's fourth Fireball championship in Wicklow in the last weekend of August. The 27 boat fleet completed four races in gushing tides and flicking force one to three winds.
England's Craig Burlton and his three man crew became Irish SB3 champions in an open event on Dublin bay where only half of the top ten were Irish boats. The result is an indication of British prowess in the class,…
He masterminded it and now he is sailing on it. Former Afloat editor Enda O'Coineen reports from the deck of the Green Dragon as the 70–footer makes its way along the Portuguese coast tonight (Thursday, August 27th).  "Man Overboard" was…
Howth became a sea of sunlit colour on Sunday (August 24th) when Pat and Olivia Murphy returned with their 41ft ocean voyager Aldebaran to complete their epic nine year global circumnavigation.
The Irish GP14 Fleet can enter this weekend’s Championships of Ireland on a high following a strong showing at the recent GP14 World Championships held in Abersoch, North Wales. For the first time in a number of years the Irish…
Two major one-design events take place this weekend in Dublin, with Lasers on the north side and SB3s on the south side. Between the two events, nearly 200 boats will hit the water in Dun Laoghaire and Howth.
Britain's successful Olympic sailing team returned home to be showered in praise, with one of the team bestowed with a partcicularly refreshing honour. Gold-standard Laser sailor Paul Goodison has been rewarded for his efforts by one of his local breweries,…
Lough Derg lifeboat was called into action on Monday in gusty winds, when a lake cruiser was blown onto Stick Rock at the north-western end of Lough Derg. Three of the seven passengers on board, a family of holidaymakers from…
Sailmaker Steve Goacher crewed by Phil Evans from Lake Windemere retained his Flying Fifteen European championship title after sailing a consistent series that was cut short by gale force winds yesterday off Kinsale.
Team Russia has added an Irish name to their crew list - Jeremy Elliott - one of four new signings for the Dorset-based team. The North Sails employee has been involved in the Russian team's sail design since the beginning.
Rival sailmakers topped the leader board at the Flying fifteen European championships in Kinsale as the competition reached the halfway stage yesterday.
World champion Mike Hart crewed by Richard Riggs of England opened his account with two wins in yesterday's opening races of the Flying fifteen European championships at Kinsale YC that is so far dominated by British entries.
As Peter O'Leary and Stephen Milne finish their last race in Qingdao, it's time for the Irish team to bid farewell to China, and look back on what has come to pass. With not-so-lofty goals set ahead of the games,…
Entrants to this weekend's Cocoon Cruiser Challenge have been invited to test their mettle against the fastest boat in the country this Friday. Can YOU port tack the Green Dragon?
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