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During the weeks contest the 38ft wooden gigs will be sailed and rowed
11 International teams will make Antrim their home for the International Contest of Seamanship tomorrow. As Afloat.ie reported previously in March, 200 young people from USA, Russia, St Petersburg, Belgium, Ghent, GB, Ireland, Quebec, France, Denmark, Canada and Northern Ireland…
Rounding the Fastnet Rock, is part of regatta weeks in West Cork
Schull Regatta is among some 18 coastal community projects across County Cork from Baltimore to Fountainstown will benefit from €241,100 in funding this year. Another beneficiary is Passage West Maritime Museum that has received €18,555 for the redevelopment of the…
Member of Frankfurt Canoe Club FKV in a Dragon Boat  the Ocean to City Race, An Rás Mór as part of Cork Harbour festival at the finish line  Cork City Centre
With record-breaking sunshine and perfect conditions for the 28km row of Cork Harbour, this year’s Ocean to City race opened Cork Harbour Festival 2018 in spectacular style! Cork Harbour and City were filled with colour, drama and great excitement with…
Cork Harbour's An Rás Mor, now in its 14th year, received a record-breaking entry! Over 200 boats and 600 participants
Dragon boats, stand up paddle–boarders, coastal rowing skiffs and many more boat types besides came to the line for Cork Harbour Festival's Ocean to City Race and Afloat.ie's Bob Bateman captured the action from the quayside.  An Rás Mor, now…
A Lagan Currach
Cork Harbour Festival grows each year, and its flagship event Ocean to City - An Rás Mor, now in its 14th year, has received a record-breaking entry! Over 200 boats and 600 participants from Ireland, U.S, Holland, Germany, Spain and…
Queen of the Fleet – the East Wall racing skiff An Tulcha
Cormac Lowth of Dublin is a one-man Maritime Institute writes W M Nixon. He has an incredible memory, encyclopaedic knowledge, and an exceptional collection of nautical memorabilia. There’s always something of special interest when one of his missives pings into…
Pictured at the Official Launch of the 2018 Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre, Farran, Cork were from left to right: Orla Creedon Championships Committee Secretary, David Hussey Rowing Ireland Coastal Division Committee, Ted McSweeney Chairperson Rushbrooke Rowing Club (Host Club), Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Mr. Michael Creed T.D , Eddie Farr Chairperson of the Coastal Championships Committee, Kieran Kerr, Chairperson of Rowing Ireland Coastal Division and Shane Russell Regatta Director for the 2018 Championships
The National Rowing Centre, Farran Woods, Cork provided the  backdrop for the launch of the 2018 Irish Coastal Rowing Championships which will be hosted at the Centre by Rushbrooke Rowing Club on the weekend of the 18th / 19th August…
A joy to sail. Bantry Boats revelling in open sea conditions off the Morbihan in France during 2014’s Atlantic Challenge
Most sailing folk in Ireland will have some level of awareness of the Bantry Boat. Even those who live most determinedly in the present, and look unswervingly to the future, will be vaguely aware that thanks to some fortuitous turns…
Fingal Rowing Club Hosts Lambay Challenge This April
#Rowing - Fingal Rowing Club will host the Inaugural Lambay Rowing Challenge on Sunday 15 April. The 19km fundraising race from Rush Sailing Club to Lambay Island and back is open to all open water rowing vessels including but not…
2018 East Coast Rowing Fixtures Published
Following yesterday’s AGM of the East Coast Rowing Council, the fixture list for their 2018 regatta season has been released. (Downloadable below). Crews of men, women, and children from Skerries in the north to Arklow in the south will compete…
New Coastal Rowing Championships to be Hosted by Rushbrooke
#Rowing: Rushbrooke Rowing Club from Cobh will host the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships next August. It is the first such coastal event to be held under the auspices of Rowing Ireland.  The decision to choose Rushbrooke was made at the…
Killorglin's Monika Dukarska in an Offshore boat.
#Rowing: There is to be a new Coastal Division of Rowing Ireland. At a meeting of the RI board on Saturday, October 21st, the board unanimously acceded to a request from 20 of its affiliated clubs that it form a…
The rowers are junior doctors Seán Underwood and Patrick O’Connor, Cork-based podiatrist Eoin O’Farrell and young Dublin entrepreneur Thomas Browne
Cork University Hospital (CUH) is to receive vital funds as four Irish men compete in a 5,500km (3,000 nautical miles) rowing challenge across the Atlantic on December 12th to raise over €20,000 for the hospital’s Children’s Unit. The team, dubbed…
Cllr Emmett O'Brien after rowing from Ringmoylan to Labasheeda
Leisure rowers and adventure tourists could be enjoying the delights and challenges of the Shannon Estuary if a new wave of eco-adventure tourism is realised, writes Andrew Carey in Limerick. That is according to Emmett O'Brien, the Pallaskenry native and…
Galley Flash Win All Ireland Coastal Title
#CoastalRowing: Galley Flash won the senior men’s title at the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Ballyshannon, Donegal. The West Cork crew led for virtually all the race from local rivals Kilmacsimon, with Courtmacsherry always in third.  Vartry won the…
A variety of handcrafted currachs will be used, including fifteen Dunfanaghy currachs in the Meitheal Mara youth race
Organised by Meitheal Mara, this Thursday 13th of July will see dozens of young people from the Bádoireacht programme take part in a heated Youth Race between Blackrock and Cork City in Cork Harbour. Starting at 18:30 from the newly…

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