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Afloat's Graham Smith wrote about the Laser in the March 2009 issue of Afloat: The Irish Laser Association remains one of the numerically biggest classes in Ireland – over 200 boats on the books – and when you get over…
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An expedition powered by two Suzuki DF140 4-stroke engines and led by a Danish explorer has become the first ever to successfully travel all the way around the Arctic Ocean by open boat. Polar Passage 2000 has made history by…
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Carrickfergus Sailing Club’s Graham Millar took the top prize at the well-contested Strangford Lough Race Weekend. Millar took first place in his yacht, Ski, in the IRC1 class, ahead of Charlie Gourley, in Freebird, and local man, Raymond Killops, in…
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The International Optimist Dinghy Association in Ireland – or  IODAI – represents the Optimist class in Ireland and internationally. IODAI is affiliated to the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) and The International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA). Click here for all the…
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There's a beautiful new book available from Landmark Collector's Library, 'Ballycotton Lifeboats – 150 Years of Gallantry' is a complete history of rescue off the coast of County Cork by Ballycotton Lifeboat and their crews. Beginning with the first rescue…
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Race five of the ISORA series from Dun Laoghaire to the North India buoy takes place tomorrow Friday 24th July. The race is held in conjunction with the Lee Overlay/Royal Alfred Yacht Club 2009 Offshore Series race. THe warning signal…
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Nice to see acknowledgement of a young Irish team by the International Star class. The current edition of Starlights, the class magazine, reports on May's achievement in words and pictures. Although O'Leary and Goodbody are sailing their first season together…
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The Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey TD, welcomed the completion of the Final Stage of the Oireachtas debate on the Harbours (Amendment) Bill 2008 in Seanad Éireann on Tuesday July 14. The bill now awaits the signature by the President…
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Costing less than stand-alone tactical systems, the SailMaster application for the Apple iPhone gives you all the information you need to optimise sailing and racing performance, claim the manufacturers. Originally designed as an economical tool for experienced sailors to optimise…
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The crews who signed up for the annual Classic Malts Cruise, organised by World Cruising Club, have now embarked on a 200-mile voyage through the Inner Hebrides, choosing their own route from Oban to Skye, and back south to Islay.…
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Following some friendly 'goading' by David Mulligan on a winter's evening in the Summit Inn, David Doyle set about contacting a fellow fisherman whom he knew had the talent to construct a brand new Howth 17. The savings fund of…
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Waterways Ireland have asked that masters remember to check their mooring ropes before departure and make sure that there's no knots or foreign objects (such as fishing hooks or lead weights) embedded in or attached to the ropes, as these…
Clubs
Situated on the west shore of Strangford Lough, the Club has a good landing pontoon which gives easy access to all local facilities. However, there is no overnight berthing at the pontoon. Members cruisers are moored in 2–4 metres SSW…
Classes & Assoc
First introduced in England in 1963, the Mirror quickly became the most popular one-design dinghy class in the world. The design allows the boat to be built from a kit, at home, with a basic knowledge of carpentry in about…
Clubs
Glin Castle, 2009, courtesy of the RWYCI website   History The Western Yacht Club has a very interesting and checkered history. The following article by Adrian O'Connell traces its origins as the 'Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland' up to…
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Carrick-on-Shannon's Rowing Regatta has incurred navigation restrictions - see below for full details; and works to replace the deep gates at the lock in Ballytiglea on the Barrow Navigation will commence on 20th July 2009 and continue until 14th August,…
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This year’s Irish Fireball Association Open Championship was held last weekend in conjunction with the biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. The regatta had an overall entry of 450 boats, 24 of which were Fireballs. Over half of the fleet raced…
Clubs
Sailing Clubs in Ireland There is a necklace of sailing clubs right around the coast and up and down Ireland's inland waterways. Check out our extensive listing in the left-hand column. Have we got your club details? Click here to…
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The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), recognised as the leading show for leisure marine trade, attracting the highest percentage of marine industry professionals takes place from November 17-19, 2009 at the RAI in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The show, which is…
Organisations
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) is the national organisation representing both commercial and leisure sectors of the marine industry in Ireland. The IMF is affiliated to the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) which provides the Secretariat from its Dublin…

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