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#fireballworlds – The 107 boat Fireball World championships concluded in Pwllheli, Wales yesterday with the final two races taking place in winds of c22 knots with big seas and impressive waves adding spice to the finale. After 10 races the world champions are Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton of the UK. The pair overtook the leaders Christian Birrell and Sam Breary (UK) were ...
#dlharbour – History has been made with the announcement that Dun Laoghaire town and harbour have been confirmed as the hosts for the 2016 Laser Radials Youth Worlds, and also next year's Laser Radial Men's Worlds, which will be run concurrently from 23rd to 30th July 2016. It is expected that the Youth Worlds will attract upwards of 300 entries, while the Men's Radials will ...
On 29th July the Water Wags competed in Dun Laoghaire in the second of three races for The Sri Lanka Tankard (div.1A) and Sri Lanka Mug (div.1B) and the Meldon Cup (div.2). It was a cool evening with a strong breeze blowing through the harbour mouth from the north-west which was kicking up quite a chop in the harbour. The Dun Laoghaire harbour wesite recorded winds of 24 knots ...
#Rescue - BreakingNews.ie reports that a swimmer is in a stable condition after he was rescued from the sea off Co Wexford yesterday (Thursday 27 August). The casualty, who got into difficulty in strong currents, was winched from the water near Blackwater by Waterford's coastguard helicopter Rescue 117 and airlifted to Wexford General Hospital....
Friday, 28 August 2015 11:36

Dun Laoghaire's Green & Apthorp Score Fifth at Flying Fifteen Worlds

Crédit: Guy-Christophe Coppel

Posted by Centre Nautique Crozon Morgat on Thursday, 27 August 2015
#flyingfifteen – Alan Green of Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club, crewing with former world champion Charles Apthorp, finished fifth overall at the Flying Fifteen World Championship at Crozon-Morgat in France over the past week. The pair, entered under the burgee of the NYC, where Apthorp is a frequent visitor, scored a first and a second in the last two races of the event ...
Friday, 28 August 2015 09:25

New Calls To Change Olympic Sailing Venue After Windsurfer Takes Ill At Rio Test Event

-Attention-More than 10 years of life-time effort can be destroyed in one day!This is not an emergency situation,...

Posted by Danny Ok on Tuesday, 18 August 2015
#Rio2016 - Sailing's world governing body has repeated its threat to pull next summer's Olympic events out of Guanabara Bay over persisting pollution concerns, as BBC Sport reports. "If we can't get the water to a level, then we'll move it to the Atlantic Ocean," said the International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) chief Peter Sowrey. That was in response to the Associated Press ...
#CoastalNotes - Northern Ireland's coastline is plagued by 5,000 pieces of rubbish for every 1,000 metres of beach, according to new surveys. And that's just the average, as BelfastLive reports, with the latest results from a three-year initiative by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful singling out two stretches in Co Down as particular litter blackspots. Ballyhoran was reported as...
#MarineWildlife - The future of the Irish Sea's diverse habitat is under threat from "unsustainable" prawn fishing, scientists have warned. But as Independent.ie reports, fishing groups say Dublin Bay prawns are being caught with sensitivity to vulnerable fish species that may be caught in their nets. Cod, whiting and sole stocks in the Irish Sea have fallen due to prawn nets, ...
#isora – There are two offshore ISORA races scheduled for this weekend: both to Greystones in County Wicklow to join the Greystones Regatta on Sunday. Race 12 takes the Irish ISORA fleet form Dun Laoghaire to Greystones. The race starts at 1000 hrs and a 20 plus boat fleet is expected to make the journey south to the new facilities in Greystones. Race 13 is set to start at 08...
#fireball – With eight races now completed in Pwllheli, the situation at the top of the scoreboard takes on a new twist.........again writes Cormac Bradley.Christian Birrell & Sam Brearey (15107) lead with 16pts (1, 2, 12, 3, 2, 3, 3, 2) from Tom Gillard & Richard Anderton (15127) on 19pts (108, 1, 1, 1, 3, 1, 2, 1) and DJ Edwards & Vyv Townend on 25pts (2, 10, 2,...
#dbsc – BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 2. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll), 3. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster) CRUISERS 0 Echo - 1. Wow (George Sisk), 2. Lively Lady (Derek Martin) CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk), 2. Lively Lady (Derek Martin) CRUISERS 1 - 1. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al), 2...
The ambitious inaugural Cork Dinghy Fest 2015 on 20-23 Aug in RCYC was to host over 200 boats in 10 fleets and 5 race areas proving dinghy racing flourishes across Ireland. The RS fleet took the opportunity to come together from all corners of the island to hold the RS Feva and RS200 National Championships and the RS400 Southerns.In spite of a clash with the Laser Nationals in ...
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute is inviting tenders for the supply of survey support services to Fishery Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS). The service provider will provide support to a range of fishery surveys as directed by FEAS according to FEAS Survey protocols. FEAS also conducts a wide variety of fisheries survey research programmes throughout the year, on commer...
Thursday, 27 August 2015 20:23

Swimming Suspended At Dollymount Strand

#BathingBan - Dubliners hoping to make the most of the fleeting sunshine today should leave their swimming togs at home at Dublin City Council has suspended swimming at Dollymount Strand due to elevated bacteria levels. As TheJournal.ie reports, waters at the popular Bull Island beach were retested yesterday (Wednesday 26 August) but the results won't be available till tomorrow...
#StarWars - Star Wars film crews are set to return to Skellig Michael next month - but the news has ruffled feathers among environmentalists. As TheJournal.ie reports, shooting for the future 'Episode VIII', following last summer's filming on the Co Kerry island for JJ Abrams' upcoming The Force Unleashed, is currently planned for mid-September. But that's at the peak of the br...
#commodorescup – The introduction of a new 'small boat' class (up to IRC 1.05) in the 2016 Commodore's Cup is attracting a lot of worldwide interest and none more so than in Ireland, the home of the defending champions. The Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) has announced it has already received enquiries from a number of very competitive boats looking to r...
Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:58

Howth Yacht Club Launches 2015 Autumn League

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#hyc – Howth Yacht Club has announced MSL Park Motors Mercedes-Benz are once again to be event partners and principal sponsors of this year's Autumn League. Running for six consecutive Saturdays and commencing September 12th, this will be the 36th year of Howth's end-of-season premier keelboat racing event. The racing is expected to cater for nine classes of yachts, varying i...
#CancelledCruiseCall – The longest ever cruiseship to visit Dublin Port, MSC Splendida at 333m long has again cancelled another call due off Dun Laoghaire Harbour this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. This is the third cancellation of the giant Italian flagged cruiseship with up to 3,200 passengers that was originally scheduled to anchor off Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Saturday. I...
#NewMRVship - The publication of the White Paper on Defence yesterday sets out Ireland's defence policy framework for the next decade. The White Paper covers the three branches of the Defence Forces, the Army, Air Corps and the Naval Service, all of which outline new equipment platforms to meet the demands of security challenges, including the defence contribution to internatio...
#dbsc – Tonight's last Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday race may mark the end of the 2015 mid–week season but racing on the Capital's waters continues each Saturday in September. The club's annual DBSC Cruiser Challenge also takes place on the 5th and 6th of September 2015, the last major fixture of the DBSC 2015 calendar. As part of the event the Benteau 31.7 cla...
#topaz – Next month Foynes Yacht Club will host the 2015 Topper Topaz Uno National Championships which will take place at the club on Saturday, 5th Sept.The club are delighted to have received very generous support from Topper International Ltd who have sponsored the overall prizes (1st Topaz Racing Sail, 2nd Topaz Jib, 3rd Carbon Tiller Extension). There are also prizes in a...
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