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Arklow SC is to stage a challenging 34 nautical mile circumnavigation of the Arklow Bank Wind Farm this summer on May 31st. The inaugural race coincides with the Arklow club's 40th birthday celebrations. It is estimated it will take about…
Mary Bailey of Galway is the Irish Independent/Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” for February. From a well-known Connemara seafaring family, during February she has become the face of traditional boat sailing in the west and nationally through her presentation of…
Dun Laoghaire's Cookson 50, Lee Overlay Partners (Adrian Lee) set a cracking pace around the track, beating ICAP Leopard by over an hour on corrected time and in doing so, winning IRC Class Super Zero, Canting Keel and the prize…
Although it is entitled 'Advice to Commercial Fishermen' the latest press release from Irish Water Safety is of use to anyone going afloat because it outlines key steps to reduce drowning risk.
The Coast Guard continue to monitor the recent oil spill currently 45 miles south of Ballycotton. The oil spill now consists of 300 tons of oily water and it is continuing to weather and significantly disperse. The spill is currently…
Developing local watersports Communities is the theme of the ISA National Conference, which takes place in the Burlington Hotel on 7th and 8th March 2009. It's not the most riveting subject for racing sailors but the national authority is sending…
The Marine Survey Office (MSO), which is the national authority responsible for regulating maritime safety, has issued a notice in advance of Galway's Volvo Ocean Race in May. It is  advising skippers of the obligation to operate with a licence…
Northern Ireland's Ross Monson has navigated  ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super maxi that broke the Round Ireland record last year to line honours in the inaugural RORC Caribbean 600.At 07:25 local time, off the coast of Antigua, Monson Completed the…
Afloat web editor Markham Nolan was among the winners at the recent fourth annual Irish Blog Awards last week. Markham, a keen sailor, who also blogs on afloat.ie picked up the award for Best Blog at a ceremony at Cork…
Ciara Peelo's attendance in Dun Laoghaire last night for the luanch of the ISAF youth worlds was an appropriate move by Royal St. George organisers towards its stated goal of a gold medal at the 2012 youth worlds. The event…
Speaking for the first time in detail about the events on and after September 11th last to The Irish Times this week, Capt Colm Newport has told marine correspondent Lorna Siggins that he still has no idea what caused the…
Gerry Burke, Vice Chairman of Lough Derg Branch has asked me to let you know that there will be a work party on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend to remove fallen trees and other debris from the Woodford River…
Undertake one of the world's greatest adventures – to circumnavigate the globe by tallship. Just 25 berths are available on a modern, ocean going tallship departing England April 2009 for an epic 1 year 30,000 mile passage of self discovery.…
On Saturday the 21st of February more than 2,300 swimmers took part in the annual Perth (Australia) to Rottnest Island swim. Two swimmers from Cork:  Jennifer Hurley and John Conroy completed solo swims and Andrew Flanagan (Galway) and David Farrell…
Three people were rescued when the RNLI All-weather lifeboat from Dun Laoghaire was called to the assistance of a yacht sinking in Killiney Bay on Sunday afternoon. The incident took place shortly after 5pm when the crew of the 54-foot…
Dun Laoghaire's emergence as an Irish sea yacht racing venue continued last night when Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Mary Hanafin TD, launched the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (VDLR) 2009 at the Allianz Boat Show, running at the RDS…

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