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WI Rowing Regatta Gets Crowded!
Rowing
Carrick-on-Shannon's Annual Rowing event, the Waterways Ireland Sprint Rowing Regatta, took place on the August bank holiday week-end and attracted a large entry from all around the country. Three-hundred-and-fifty people entered, up approximately 10% on 2008, with the four corners…
Low pressure springs surprises for Figaro
Figaro
Equipped with only the most limited means of communication with the outside world, life can be full of surprises for the solo skipper in La Solitaire du Figaro – and not all of them welcome. Just one such bolt from…
Olympics 2012
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today confirmed there will be 10 sailing events at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Executive Board of the IOC confirmed the line up of events and disciplines for the 26 sports on the Programme…
Yacht towed to safety at Ballycotton harbour
RNLI Lifeboats
A yacht with three people on board has been towed to safety off the south-west coast after getting into difficulty earlier today (13th August 2009). Ballycotton Lifeboat and a Waterford-based Coast Guard helicopter were launched to locate and assist the…
Plymouth welcomes Fastnet after busy night
Racing
This morning (Thursday 13th August), the tally of arrivals on the Rolex Fastnet Race is up to 43 after a busy night with the leading boats in the Class 40 and Zero fleets arriving. Making possibly the best entrance last…
Boating course at Sallynoggin College
News Update
Sailing and boating is more accessible than ever before, especially when local educational establishments are running courses in the skill. Sallynoggin College of Further Education in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, are doing a ten-week Autumn night class: Introduction to Boating…
Lifeboat Sea Safety Roadshow visits Clifden
RNLI Lifeboats
If you have a lifejacket (or lifejackets) why not bring it (or them) along to the Lifeboat Sea Safety Roadshow on Sunday 16th August at the square in Clifden? You can get a free condition check of any lifejacket and…
Heading Home
Racing

Heading Home

12th August 2009
A steady influx of boats has continued to stream into Sutton Harbour in Plymouth’s historic Barbican quarter today, the first finishers in the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race. At the end of the afternoon, 17 boats have arrived including eight IMOCA…
The ‘Figaristes’ Dilemma - Short Term Gain or Long-Term Profit ?
Figaro
The sun put in a brief reappearance yesterday evening, but ever since it has been a return to unremitting greyness and damp for the 52 skippers making their way from France to Dingle, on Ireland’s west coast – a phenomenon…
Tall Ships at Belfast for Seascapes
Seascapes
This Friday (August 14) Seascapes reports from a port steeped in maritime history – Belfast, where the Tall Ships’ Atlantic Challenge Race has arrived. As well as talking to those sailing the tall ships, Tom MacSweeney will discuss the economic…
First arrivals
Racing

First arrivals

12th August 2009
Property developer Mike Slade's ICAP Leopard secured a second consecutive line honours victory in the Rolex Fastnet Race in the early hours of this morning. With the mixed conditions the 100ft super-maxi was considerably behind the course record she set…
100ft super-maxi first home in prestigious offshore race
Racing
On Wednesday 12th August at 01:09:36 BST ICAP Leopard crossed the finish line to take line honours in the Fastnet race for the second consecutive time. The 100ft super-maxi racing yacht, owned by Helical Bar PLC Chief Executive Mike Slade,…
Finn sailors celebrate sixty years
News Update
For three days this coming weekend (14th–16th August 2009), Uppsala in Sweden will become the centre of the universe for Finn sailors. Sixty years ago in 1949 the first Finn was launched there by its designer Rickard Sarby in his…
Winter Sun Sailing Breaks
Aquatic Tourism
If you've no plans for a break during the summer itself, Damien Ward of Globe Yachting and Aaron O'Grady of Leaders Charter in Westport have put their heads together and came up with a plan for Aaron's Luxury Charter Yacht,…
Clifden Regatta 2009 'great success'!
Racing
With 22 yachts racing in two classes, Clifden Boat Club's Annual Regatta was an excellent event this year. Overall winners were Clifden's own Hallmark in IRC and Optique, of Galway, in Echo. Full Overall results? Class 1 IRC, Class 1…
Organisations
Sailforce is a new campaign established by the Irish Disabled Sailing Association (IDSA) to highlight the achievements and activities of their current membership and to introduce members of the general public to the concept of sailing as a viable sport…
Kinsale rows in behind children with disabilities
News Update
Ireland’s first summer sailing programme organised specifically for children with disabilities is going at full force in Kinsale Yacht Club. It is organised by the Irish Disabled Sailing Association in conjunction with Kinsale Yacht Club. The programme is attracting a…
HYC Champion May to the fore
Howth YC
Howth YC TUE + SAT SERIES 3 (RACE) 11/08/2009   17 Footer  SCRATCH:  1, Oona P Courtney;  2, Leila R Cooper;  3, Gladys Cronin/Jones;  17 Footer  HCAP:  1, Oona P Courtney;  2, Sheila D Bothwell;  3, Leila R Cooper TUESDAY SERIES…
Alias wins Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race
DBSC
Flat seas but gusty south west wind sailing greeted tonight's DBSC fleet. In the Ruffian 23 class it was David Meeke and Martin McCarthy's Alias that won from Larry Power's Paramour. The Sting Brenda Maguire was third. Full results over…
Lifeboat tows plane wreckage
RNLI Lifeboats
The Rosslare RNLI lifeboat crew towed the wreckage of a light aircraft into Carne tonight (Tuesday 11 August) after it crashed into the sea, at around 5pm this evening, near Tuskar rock, Wexford. Both Rosslare and Kilmore Quay all weather…

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