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Irish amateur voyages under sail to Africa and the Arctic were celebrated in Dublin on Friday February 6th at the annual awards ceremony of the Irish Cruising Club. It’s a thriving all-Ireland organization – the current Commodore is Peter Ronaldson…
Team USA 1 from the New York Yacht Club are the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Champions, defeating the local AUS 1 team in the final in Perth, Australia to successfully defend the title they won two years ago. Ireland…
After waiting patiently over the weekend, the fleet managed to complete two races during today’s In Port race in Qingdao.  There was just enough wind to race (5 - 7 knots maximum), the teams also had to contend with very…
Following the hugely successful stopover there in June 2008, Cork has today been confirmed as an entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. Cork will also be a host port after the final Atlantic crossing in the…
Two Irish yacht clubs, are among 20 from around the world who have accepted an invitation from the New York Yacht Club in the first-ever New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Anthony O'Leary and his crew will race for the…
Speaking yesterday in Brussels, the Commissioner for Maritime Affairs, Joe Borg has made the following statement on recent proposals on recreational angling. "The Commission has made no proposals to submit all recreational anglers to quotas like commercial fishermen. Let me…
With under two weeks to go, preparations are well underway for the highlight of the marine leisure calendar-The 25th Allianz Dublin Boat Show .This years show is smaller than the 07 show for obvious economic reasons but neverthless brimming with…
According to research just conducted by the Irish Marine Federation (IMF) at ast month's London Boat Show, buying a new boat in Sterling is not cheaper than buying a new boat in Euro. The survey conducted by the industry body…
The move is on to bring boats to Galway and organisers want boaters  to form an orderly queue for the best spots in the harbour. There's already been some decent chat about it here on the forum. The upshot is…
Friday the 13th may not be the best day to try adventure sports, that’s a given. However, watching adrenaline fuelled adventure films is the perfect way to safely spend the evening. Following the success of WAFF 2008, the organisers have…
Battered and bruised but more than able to smile, the crew of Green Dragon arrived in Qingdao last night with their heads held high after finishing fourth in a leg fraught with set-backs. They always knew this stage was going…
Mark Mills of County Wicklow, international boat designer, is Afloat's "Sailor of the Month” for January, with his star on the ascendant after sweeping victories in the Key West Regatta in Florida. Boat designers need to be many things. Obviously…
Green Dragon are just over 20 miles away from completing Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race. It has been a real test for machine and men as they battled storm conditions, damage and the prospect of not making it…
Figures released by the RNLI today Friday 30 January 2009, on RNLI SOS day, show that last year Irish lifeboats launched 863 times and rescued 993 people. Despite a disappointing summer the demand on Irish volunteer lifeboat crews remained high,…
Six Mills Design IRC yachts raced in IRC 2 at Acura Key West Race Week 2009, with San Francisco owner Dan Woolery driving his beautifully prepared new King 40 Soozal to take the top spot from Tony Buckingham’s Mills 40…
After another punishing day on the race course, only five boats remain on track for Qingdao.  The attrition rate continues, as Ericsson 3 fell victim to the challenging conditions. Skipper Magnus Olsson discovered a series of cracks in the bow…

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