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#bartsbash – On a glorious sunny Sunday a fleet of 44 craft took to the water in Greystones, County Wicklow as part of the world-wide Bart's Bash charity event. From very modest beginnings the event had grown arms and legs in the few days beforehand leaving PRO, Fiachra Etchingham with a considerable headache as to how to manage a fleet that ranged from Picos to an Archa...
#alexthompson – Sailing superstar Alex Thomson returns to Cork next month to speak about his life on Thursday, October 16th at 8pm in a free public lecture at Cork's Millennium Hall, City Hall. Thomson sailed into Cork Harbour in April when he and his crew were not far off Land's End in Cornwall after a leak discovered in the starboard ballast tank required ove...
#The inaugural RCYC Inter Club Cup was sailed in Cork last Saturday. Event organiser Nicholas O'Leary and his team with Race Officer Bryan Hassett set up two parallel race courses with an exclusion zone between the race areas. Racing took place in an eight to twelve knot north easterly breeze off the Curlane Bank near the entrance to Cork Harbour. Match racing in 1720's with ad...
#hyc – Howth Yacht Club sailors were involved in August's US Grand Slam series which consists of four ISAF grade 2 match race regatta's held across the Mid West and East Coast of the United States during the month of August. The series included the Chicago Grand Slam sailed in TOM 28's , The Detroit Cup sailed in Ultimate 20's, The Knickerbocker Cup and the Oakcliff Internati...
#islandnation – Why is it that women have been written out of the history of the Irish fishing industry and that in Ireland we ignore the economic opportunities which can be obtained from associating with pirates? Those are two of the fascinating questions which arose at the symposium about the Irish Sea held in the National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday. The "...
#boatsales – Last week's Southampton Boat Show resulted in new boat sales totalling €600k for one Irish boating firm who say the four new craft sold – in an equal split between sail and power boats –  will be coming home to Ireland. The uplifting news comes from leading Irish boat sales firm BJ marine who operate from Bangor, Malahide and Greystones on the Iri...
Monday, 22 September 2014 08:53

Barna Family Home Boasts Galway Bay Views

#WaterfrontProperty - The Galway Advertiser has details of a detached family home near Barna with views over Galway Bay on the market for €570,000. The waterfront house sits on a half-acre site and comes with spacious rooms featuring south-facing windows, designed "to allow free flow" through the home. Also worth noting is the large attic with potential for conversion, ad the...
#royalcork – Today was a great day when the Sutton Book Junior Team arrived at the Royal Cork Yacht Club to compete for the Sutton Junior Book and received a warm welcome after their trip from Sutton Dinghy Club writes Claire Bateman. The morning had started out misty but the fog cleared steadily to make way for a beautiful sunny day but with only about 3 knots of light breez...
Monday, 22 September 2014 07:30

Rio 2016 Olympics Ticket Prices Announced

#Rio2016 - With Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern, James Espey and Annalise Murphy all qualified for the next Olympic Games at the ISAF Worlds last week, Irish sailing fans will be interested to know that ticket prices for Rio 2016 have been announced. As the Olympic Council of Ireland reports, more than half of all tickets will be sold at accessible prices in order to ensure that ...
#hyc – Almost 100 keelboats raced in Howth Yacht Club's idyllic conditions on Saturday for the second weekend of the MSL Park Motors Autumn League. Competitors enjoyed bright sunshine and the steady 10-13 knots of north-easterly wind enabled the two race management teams to challenge the nine participating classes with the finest selection of 'round-the–cans' courses. The i...
#santander2014 – Ireland's only medal race crew took ninth in this afternoon's light and shifty 49er medal race at the ISAF World Championships in Santander, northern Spain.The result gives Belfast's Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern eighth overall in the high speed skiff class and, more importantly, country qualification for the Rio Olympics in 2016. The result is the ...
#corkharbour – Cove Sailing Club will finally have a home in Cork Harbour and Cobh town will get a marina, according to Commodore of Cove Sailing Club Adrian Tyler on Friday. The new Cork Harbour marina facility adds another important link in the necklace of up to 60 marinas around the Irish coastline. Tyler made the announcement following a meeting of Cove Sailing Club membe...
From 12:00 local time (10:00 UTC) on 21 September the 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Medal Races from the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships are scheduled to be broadcast LIVE via 22 international broadcasters and the ISAF YouTube Channel....
#rnli – Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat in County Waterford rescued a cow on Saturday after she fell off a cliff and became stranded.The volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat just before 4pm at the request of the Irish Coast Guard following a report that a small boat with three people on board was in difficulty. The vessel was reported to be in close proximity to rock...
#flyingfifteen – Hayling Island Sailing Club's Greg Wells and Richard Riggs, from the UK, successfully defended their Flying Fifteen European keelboat title in a cliffhanger finish at Port de Pollenca in Northern, Mallorca last Friday. In a dominant display, British boats took the top six places overall. A seven boat Irish team from Dublin Bay made the trip to the B...
#49erfx – Royal Irish skiff duo Andrea Brewster & Saskia Tidey who made a breakthrough in their Olympic campaign by making the gold fleet this week at the ISAF Worlds in Santander have narrowly missed out on a spot for Rio this afternoon. The pair finished 24th place from 55 and crucially 13th nation, just outside the top 10 qualifying places which would have ea...
BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Magic (D.Espey), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Magic (D.Espey), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke et al) CRUISERS 0 Echo - 1. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 2. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 3. Wow (George Sisk) CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk), 2. Tsunami (Vincen...
Saturday, 20 September 2014 09:03

Rosslare Lifeboat Tows Stranded Cruiser To Safety

#RNLI - Rosslare Harbour RNLI towed to safety an 8-metre motor cruiser that was stranded off the Wexford coast with three on board on Thursday evening (18 September). The volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 9pm to go to the assistance of the cruiser, which developed fuel problems some 16 miles north east of Rosslare Harbour. The three crew on board the cruiser...
#hyc – A new billboard on Howth Yacht Club's prominent gable wall has re-kindled local and general interest in the Fingal port's place in Irish and international sailing and maritime history. And it has led to an upsurge of warm local pride around Howth Harbour. After a summer visiting other ports, W M Nixon returns home and tells how it all came about, and of the re-vitalise...
#Ports&ShippingReview: Over the last fortnight, Jehan Ashmore has reported on the shipping scene, where Stena Line close HSS operated Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead summer sailings leaving the Irish port with a revived excursion service to Howth. For the second year running, Seatruck Ferries voted Irish Sea Shipping Line of 2014 at the Export & Freight Transport & Logistics...
#Coastguard - RTÉ News says Gardaí are investigating an alleged assault on a man who was airlifted by the Irish Coast Guard from a vessel off the coast of Donegal this morning (Friday 19 September). The Irish Independent has more on the airlift, saying the seaman on a Liberian registered merchant ship has sustained chest injuries. The Irish Mirror is reporting the incident on...
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