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Among the hundreds of boats listed on Afloat's boats for sale listing, it's significant that a ten-year-old boat stands out this week. It is well-known that the renowned Nelson marque has a wide range of commercial and pleasure uses from…
The magnificent Fastnet Light, the magic of Donegal Bay and how fuel starvation last night nearly cost Philip Fitgibbon the Round Ireland Powerboat record. The 800-mile trip is relived here in's podcast with the winning skipper. Listen here. var…
The Ireland v Wales Interreg Championship, sailed in the ISA's J80s, is the smallest fleet in the VDLR but potentially most combative. The two nations are squaring off, four boats on four, with things reaching a crescendo on Sunday in…
Light airs and a strong ebb tide in Dublin Bay yesterday afternoon made tight racing in the SB3 class even tighter. Guesting helm John Sheehy, on board Tiger Lite for the day, gave his rundown of the last race…
Peter O'Leary spoke with during today's lay-day in Kiel on his hopes for getting back into the top ten of the Star European Championships. Gear failure has seen O'Leary and Goodbody slide further down the rankings than they'd like,…
Fresh from victory at the UK IRC National Championships last weekend, Dave Dwyer has made it back across the Irish sea for tomorrow's first race of the ICRA Nationals. Here, from on board in Fenit, Dwyer tells about… caught up with Damian Foxall on dry land for once - in the middle of Eyre Square, Galway in fact – on the eve of departure for Sweden. The Irish Sailor of the Year took a look at what…
Ericsson 4 skipper Torben Grael currently leads the Volvo Ocean Race by some margin as the boats prepare to leave Galway. He spoke to Markham Nolan about heavy food, ice gates, not going solo, and why slow, whistling foils can…
Afloat regular Markham Nolan caught up with Green Dragon skipper Ian Walker to bring this exclusive podcast. The podcast starts with the question of Green Dragon's speed deficit and the now infamous lack of weight in the keel, and…
Markham Nolan caught up with Green Dragon navigator Ian Moore on the docks in Galway yesterday and got a feeling for how the new partnership with Volvo Ocean Race online gamers worked on the Boston-Galway leg in this exclusive…

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