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Dave Dwyer’s Mills 39, MarinersCove.ie, is top of the class in IRC One at The British nationals on the Solent but the Cork entry realised from the first gun that they are in for a close battle with Peter Rutter’s…
High speed dinghy sailor Russell Mc Govern has been appointed Club Sailing Coach at Dun Laoghiare's National Yacht Club. McGovern shall be primarily involved in the coaching of our Junior and Youth members and potential Olympians, but will also be…
Marine Notice No. 55 of 2009 warns masters and owners that the Red Port Hand mark on the north-westerly corner of the Middle Ground Rocks is missing, and masters are advised to navigate with due caution.
Carrick-on-Shannon has been chosen to host an open day showcasing everything that is on offer for visitors in the area. The Discover Carrick-on-Shannon Day takes place on Sunday 28th June from 1pm as locals and visitors alike are encouraged to…
While PUMA and the Volvo Ocean Race fleet race 37,000 miles round the globe in one of the world’s toughest competitions, ground-breaking technology now allows armchair explorers to experience the excitement and drama of the PUMA team in realtime. Prior…
This year’s second consignment of Fair Wind Wine received an enthusiastic reception at the Dublin Docklands Maritime Festival. Among the welcoming guests, when the schooner Kathleen & May docked in the heart of the city centre after its voyage from…
With Summer well and truly upon us, it’s time to think of our safety around and on the water – nobody wants to become a statistic! The people at Irish Water Safety have produced the following steps to ensure that…
Lisa Dilleen is the Afloat Rower of the Month for May. The 17-year-old Tribesmen athlete won the final of the single sculls at the prestigious Munich International Junior Regatta and teamed up with Laura D’Urso to take the double sculls'…
Last year's winner, Caroline Clarke in Diane II, is facing some new competition for the Wicklow Trophy for Ladies this Sunday (7th June). A series of three races for ladies who do not helm in DBSC races on Thursday or…
WEDNESDAY SERIES 1 (RACE) 03/06/2009. Class 1 IRC – 1 Flashback, Breen/Others, 2 Off the Wall, Walls/Cawley, 3 Y2K Tech, M. Howell. Class 1 HPH – 1 Storm, P. Kelly, 2 Y2K Tech, 3 Flashback. Class 2 IRC – 1…
Marine Notice No. 54 of 2009, reference The Shannon Navigation – Tarmonbarry Lifting Bridge, advises masters and owners that there are problems with the lifting mechanism on the bridge at present. While work is ongoing to resolve the problem, vessels…
Lisa Dilleen is the Afloat's Rower of the Month for May. The 17-year-old Tribesmen athlete won the final of the single sculls at the prestigious Munich International Junior Regatta and teamed up with Laura D’Urso to take the double sculls’…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has secured the support of Skandia to undertake a feasibility study into the revival of the Admiral’s Cup, one of the world’s great international regattas, as the premier offshore racing regatta in the world circuit.
The official one day strike by SIPTU members on the Cape Clear Ferry, Naomh Ciaran II, went ahead yesterday (June 4th) and was supported by around 60 local people, many of whom travelled over from the island to participate in…
Barry Hurley is the latest Irish Independent/Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” , having hit the spot on June 22nd with his class win in the OSTAR – the single-handed Transatlantic Race. Highlighting Hurley’s achievement among so many successes during a…
Provisional Results (36 entries, 6 races sailed, 1 discard) – 1 McCready Sailboats, G. Flannigan/J. Tomalin, RUYC/BYC; 2 Sharkbait, B. Duncan/B. Moran/R. Morris, HYC; 3 Team Redman Fisher, D. Cheyne/B. Espey/R. McCullough, RNIYC; 4 Modus Operandi, R. Collins/K. Collins/D. Hegarty,…

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