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Irish weather is impossible to accurately predict, so what’s on next week that might cheer you up if it’s grey – or get you outdoors if it’s fine? Lots of sailing, for one thing: National Squib and Ruffian Championships at…
Day Two of the Red Funnel Easter Challenge and light air racing was still the order of the day, but with a change in direction to the north west. The Royal Ocean Racing Club set a windward leeward course north…
This 1996 Beneteau Oceanis 461, for sale through MGM marine at Euro 114,950, is moored in Dun Laoghaire, and loaded with electronic extras inlcuding radar. An ideal cruiser for families intending coastal passages or just pottering around Dublin bay. The…
THE NUMBERS ADD UP FOR THE GALWAY VOLVO OCEAN RACE ·       1.8 billion global TV audience·        2 week free festival·        750 volunteers·        200,000 visitors·        500 spectator boats·        10,000 school children·        5km of bunting flags·        1000 performers·        200 international media On the eve of…
This is the story of one woman’s quest for survival and fulfilment, leading daring seafaring expeditions and defeating aristocratic lords with style and panache. In an era of huge social and political upheaval, dominated by male chauvinistic bias, Grace O’Malley,…
The directors of Kingston Marine Ireland, a Cork boating company, have summoned a meeting of the firm's creditors to wind up the business. The meeting has been scheduled for December 23, during which the appointment of a liquidator will be…
Call it straight-laced but what should organisers do about drawing the line on questionable boat names? There's rules governing sponsorship names on boats but is there any to cover names that may cause offence?
England's Craig Burlton and his two man crew are back on Dublin bay two weeks after the trio lifted theIrish SB3 championship in convincing style here two weeks ago. The result was an indication of British prowess in the class,…
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  Afloat's midsummer edition hits shelves this weekend, with a heavy displacement of big features on all the current topics in Irish sailing.We look back at one of the most exciting and user-friendly Round Ireland races ever, with a blow-by-blow account…
Just one week ago, America's Cup supremo Russell Coutts was chatting amiably to a group of Irish Oppie sailors on the deck of the Royal Irish Yacht Club. But yesterday the Kiwi legend was talking to doctors about the nine…

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