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Cowes Week, one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events, has been given a boost this week with the announcement that Aberdeen Asset Management has agreed to support the sailing regatta for one more year in 2016…
Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club gathered on Saturday to salute top club achievements from 2015. Ten annual awards for outstanding sailing were presented ranging from cruising endeavours to Olympic campaigns. In cruising, The Township Cup went to Michael and Ann…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Dinghy Results for Results for Sunday, 2 May 2016  IDRA 14 FOOT Race 1- 1. Doody (J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne), 2. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 3. Slipstream (Julie Ascoop) IDRA 14 FOOT Race 2- 1. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 2.…
#RNLI - The eagerly anticipated Bundoran RNLI Soapbox Race makes its return to Bundoran’s Astoria Road on Bank Holiday Sunday 5 June. Following last year’s cancellation of the event due to unfavourable weather conditions, the volunteer lifeboat crew are this…
#RNLI - Lifeboats from Arklow and Bangor were out on the water for separate callouts on May Day yesterday in what made for a busy weekend for the RNLI crews. In Arklow, RNLI lifeboat volunteers were alerted by pager around…
After a stunning performance over the Bank Holiday weekend, local Le Havre boat Pintia is the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Cervantes Trophy Race. The French J/133, racing in IRC Two, was skippered by Gilles Fournier and crewed by…
It's that time of year again when the 2015 season is confined to the history books and new dreams, hopes and goals are set for the new season. Those with new boats, new crews, those who have learned from previous…
#Donegal - The coastline of Co Donegal is as much an attraction for adventure tourists as it is for those drawn to its rugged beauty, according to Outside magazine. And some of those seeking thrills have even made the north-east…
#Rowing: Neptune won the club one eights, beating UCD in a close final, and the junior 18 coxed four at the Portadown Regatta on Saturday. Methodist College, Belfast, took the club one women’s quadruple sculls. Katie Shirlow of Bann was…
#Roisin2Med - LÉ Róisín has departed Naval Base at Haulbowline this afternoon (Sunday 1 May) for Ireland's latest search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, LÉ Róisín follows last year's humanitarian missions by LÉ Eithne,…
#WildSwimming - Wild Swimming in Ireland is a new book of photography showcasing some of the most breathtaking locations to take a dip around the island, as the Banbridge Leader reports. Compiled by open sea swimmer Maureen McCoy and photographer Paul McCambridge…
Last Friday, the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire saw a gathering of NYC members who raced in ISORA in the 1980’s. The dinner was attended by over 40 members and guests, representing the skippers and crew of six boats.Represented…
The Finn, Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX, Men's and Women's RS:X and Laser Radial Medal Races are to follow this afternoon in Hyères, France.
#Fishing - The UK's new voluntary Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) has received a boost as Marks & Spencer became the first retailer to sign up to its charter for sustainable fishing. From next year all British fishing boats supplying M&S…
#RNLI - The volunteer lifeboat crew at Portaferry RNLI responded to a launch request from the coastguard yesterday morning (Saturday 30 April 2016) to assist two men on board a yacht stranded on rocks in Strangford Lough, Co Down. Portaferry's…
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