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5th March 2009

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2009

The four-day 25-class Dun Laoghaire regatta is predicted to be the largest yet, with an estimated final 500 boat count and over 3,000 competitors expected to visit the east coast. We've got all the entries for the biggest event of the season. Don't miss it!

In this issue:

Ireland's necklace

The economy is in meltdown but the IMF says by investing in the seas around us we can create wealth. Afloat reports on marine buoyancy (in spite of the gloom) and how we can increase the 3,300 berths around our coast and create a thousand new jobs.

Minister for marine leisure?

Why we need a government appointment for an industry worth an annual E500 million.

Zeus expands

Cummins MerCruiser has announced a larger version of their Zeus Pod propulsion system which means that these power units will be suitable for a wider range of large motor yachts.

Booking the tide

Dipping his toe into both the shallow and deep ends of the book trade, Paul O'Doherty runs his eye over what's new and recently published in the world of sailing.

Boating Quiz

Do you know your brass monkeys from your boot camp? Check out this month’s sailing quiz. 

Club talk

In our ongoing feature focusing on Irish clubs and marinas and the admirals or commodores who oversee them, hear what our latest featured commodore has to say. 

Cruise with confidence

A feature aimed at sailors and novices who want to brush up this summer with sea based training. Including Afloat's pick of the providers, choose from the 45 schools offering a variety of courses around the country, and what is running where.

Regular columns

Inland Waterways, Seascapes and Soundings,competitions and crosswords, plus all the latest entries to regattas around the coast.

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