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#isora – ISORA's Race five's 100–miler from the Manx port of Douglas to Dun Laoghaire starts at 0630 hours. Follow the race tracker above....
#CANOEING: Ireland’s Tom Brennan and Jenny Egan failed to make it through their semi-finals at the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, Germany today. Egan finished eighth and Brennan ninth in their K1 200 races. Egan goes in the K1 5,000 metres on Sunday. and paracanoeist Pat O’Leary competes in the A Final of the KL3 200 metres. Canoe Sprint World Cup, Duisburg, Germany (I...
#Rowing: Commercial won the battle of the men’s quadruples at Dublin Metropolitan Regatta. The established unit were tested by Skibbereen down the Blessington course, but won well. The experienced oarsman in the Old Collegians boat, with Albert Maher joining Sean Jacob, Dave Neale and Eimantas Grigalius, finished third. The NUIG/Grainne Mhaol men’s senior eight set a good t...
#mythofmalham – Anthony O'Leary's Munster Red Ker 40, Catapult is among the front runners of the 141 yachts that crossed the start line for the 2015 Myth of Malham Race today, the largest RORC fleet to set sail since the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race writes Louay Habib. A light gradient breeze from the north of just 5 knots was enhanced by a developing sea breez...
#dbsc – Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for Saturday, 23 May 2015 BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO - 1. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Fiddly Bits(Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. After You Too(Michael Blaney), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson) CRUISERS 1 ECHO - 1. Boomerang (Paul Kirwan), 2. Ji...
#Rowing: The two Ireland crews competing at the European Junior Rowing Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic have varying fortunes today. The Ireland’s men’s quadruple scull finished third in their repechag, placing them in the top 12, and qualifying them for the A/B Semi-Finals on Sunday. The men’s double scull finished sixth in their repechage and are set for th...
#Rowing: The battle for the final place on the Ireland team for the European Championships in Poznan next weekend ended with victory for Sinead Jennings. The St Michael’s woman beat Siobhan McCrohan of Tribesmen in a shootout at the National Rowing Centre. The two women had both targeted the lightweight single sculls place at Poznan. Jennings, a former world champion in the l...
#Rowing: Eric Rowan of Skibbereen beat Sam McKeown of Portadown by less than a quarter of a second in the A Final of the men’s Division One single sculls at Dublin Metropolitan Regatta today. Rowan had a marginal lead over McKeown for much of the race, but the big Portadown eked out a lead coming up to the line, only for Rowan to finish better. The Division Two men’s eights...
#Kitesurfing - It's Battle of the Bay time on Dollymount Strand this weekend (23-24 May), and The 42 brings us a preview of the kitesurfing action you can expect on Bull Island today and tomorrow. Cheering on the competitors from the beach will be Irish medal winner Jade O'Connor, who's currently campaigning for a spot at a future Olympics when the sport makes its deb...
#woodenboats – In the annals of Irish seafaring, whether professional or amateur, only a very few can match the achievement of Conor O'Brien (1880-1952). Between 1923 and 1925, this multi-talented sailor from Foynes on the Shannon Estuary circled the world south of the Great Capes in the 42ft ketch Saoirse which he'd designed himself with the help of Tom Moynihan of the ...
#CANOEING: Jenny Egan qualified for the semi-final of the K1 200 metres by finishing fourth in her heat this evening at the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg. Egan also qualified for semi-finals of the K1 500m, but finished seventh and takes a place in the the C Final (places 19 to 27). Barry Watkins and Michael Fitzsimons, in the K2 1,000, also qualified for the semi-finals, ...
#Ports&Shipping – The latest IMDO Weekly Market Review includes the following stories outlined below. Irish Maritime News: National Ports Bill Enactment - Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Paschal Donohoe will publish a new Bill as reported on Afloat.ie to provide for the transfer to local authority control of the five Ports of Regional Significance – Droghed...
#ISORA –  Race 4 - from Holyhead to Douglas, Isle of Man starts on Friday evening at 1915 hrs and the night race will provide many challenges for the fleet with the decision taken by the Organising Authority to declare the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) to the north of Skerries an exclusion zone. TIME OF START FOR ALL CLASSES 19.10 Warning signal - Class flags (Numerals...
#national18 – Since being introduced to the public at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show in March of this year, the first of the new Phil Morrison designed National 18s has been undergoing sailing trials and completing the required EU stability tests. From the moment she hit the water for her inaugural sail at Brightlingsea it was clear that the boat was something special, say her pr...
#Biodiversity - Coastwatch volunteers taking part in events for National Biodiversity Week have discovered a massive honeycomb reef as much as a kilometre long in the Waterford Estuary. Members of the public began checking the shore between Hook Head in Co Wexford and Annestown in Co Waterford on Monday 18 May, an area that has previously shown signs of honeycomb reefs. But vol...
#waterwags – The Water Wag fleet was back to full strength for the first of three handicap races for the Buckingham Cup (div. 1A+1B) and the Wigham Trophy (div. 2) on 18 May. The fleet who had travelled to France to compete in the classic boat event, La Semaine de la Voile du Golfe de Morbihan were back in Dun Laoghaire in time for the race. Forty-one handicap times were allo...
#StandUpPaddle - Jason Conniry is set to make it a first for Cork's An Rás Mór during the Ocean to City Cork Harbour Festival this coming June bank holiday weekend - plying the long-distance Rowing course by stand-up paddle board. As the Irish Examiner reports, the former US lifeguard and longtime surfer, who now resides in Clonakilty, will attempt the shorter 13km race route...
#JeanieJohnston - The Irish Times reports that the replica famine tallship, Jeanie Johnston which cost €15 million to build, has sunk in value to €700,000, according to Dublin City Council. The ship is part of €8 million in cash and assets expected to transfer to the council as previously reported on Afloat.ie once the Dublin Docklands Development Authority is abolished l...
#ESPOconference2015 - Gathering in the Greek capital, Athens for the 12th edition of its Annual Conference, ESPO yesterday to present its views on the Mid-Term review of the 2011 White Paper on transport. This position paper must feed the review process recently started in the European Commission, which should result in an "adjustment" or "review" of the strategic document of 2...
#Angling - Many of the world's top anglers will be at the Craigavon Lakes this weekend for the 13th World Championships in predator bank fishing with lures. And as the Lurgan Mail reports, Team Ireland will be fielding a local in Lurgan man Chris Laverty against stiff competition from as far afield as Russia on 23-24 May. Pike, perch and stocked rainbow trout will be the angler...
#CruiseLiners - Galway welcomed its second cruise liner of the 2015 season this week, as the Connacht Tribune reports. The Amadea as previously reported brought more than 600 passengers and 300 crew to the City of the Tribes on Wednesday 20 May for the fleeting visit, with the liner on her way to her next port of call in Cork Harbour by 5pm. Four more cruises are expected in th...
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