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North Pole here they come
News Update
Three Norwegians – Trond Aasvoll, Hans Fredrik Haukland and Finn Andreassen – have begun their attempt to circumnavigate the North Pole in a 1977 36-foot sailing yacht. Global warming can, strangely enough, contribute to their success in their endeavour to…
New gear from Musto

New gear from Musto

5th August 2009
The great thing about investing in decent performance clothing here in the western hemisphere is that, as you’ll probably be wearing it throughout the year, you know you’ll get your money’s worth. And Musto’s layering technology is designed to let…
Weather shuffles the Figaro pack
Since yesterday’s light airs start at Coruna, the returning north-westerly breeze has comprehensively shuffled the pack, as the 52-boat fleet heads back across the Bay of Biscay on its way to the second leg finish at St. Gilles Croix de…
Plymouth to welcome sailing hero
News Update
Tony Bullimore, a British sailor famous for having survived five days capsized in Antarctica, will be berthing his 102ft catamaran, The Spirit of Antigua, in Mayflower Marina next week following an ambitious record breaking attempt. Tony will be sailing the…
New Chief Executive for Inland Fisheries
Mr Conor Lenihan, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Communications Energy & Natural Resources, has announced the appointment, on the recommendation of the Public Appointments Service, of Dr Ciaran Byrne as Chief Executive Designate of Inland Fisheries Ireland…
Dilleen and D'Urso Boss Their Heat
Ireland’s double scull of Lisa Dilleen and Laura D’Urso won their heat at the World Junior Championships in Brive in France and qualified directly for Friday’s semi-finals. The two 18 year olds had over five seconds to spare over second-placed…
Tall Ships gathering renews 'Raise Asgard' campaign
Asgard II
The Tall Ships head for Belfast next week but the fleet will be missing the pride of Ireland, Asgard II. The Brigantine still lies at the bottom of the sea off France. The Government has the insurance money (3.2 million…
Deilginis takes two at Howth
Howth YC
TUESDAY & SATURDAY SERIES 3, 4/8/2009: 17 Footer Scratch – 1 Deilginis, Massey/Others, 2 Rita, Curly/Lynch, 3 Echo, B. & H. Lynch. 17 Footer Handicap – 1 Deilginis, 2, Echo, 3, Rita. TUESDAY SERIES 3: Puppeteer Scratch – 1 Ibis,…
DBSC Tuesday brings diverse results
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 4 AUGUST 2009. Cruisers 2 – 1 Red Rhum, J. Nicholson, 2 Cor Baby, Keith Kiernan et al, 3 Borraine, Ean Pugh. Cruisers 3 – 1 Caveat, Dermot Boyle, 2 Rattler II,…
Squalls shorten Mermaids Race 4
PRO Gus Henry shortened Race 4 at the 40th Mermaid National Championship in Sligo due to squally conditions. Championship leader Roger Bannon sailing Endeavour suffered a broken boom and now lies in seventh place overall. Once the discard applies after…
America's cup goes to UAE
News Update
The America's Cup Defender, Alinghi, and its yacht club, the Société Nautique de Genève, today announced the venue for the 33rd America's Cup in February 2010. “We are pleased to announce that Ras al-Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates, will…
Team Pindar to enter Fastnet
Team Pindar has confirmed its entry in the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race which begins on Sunday August 9th. Former ISAF World Sailor of the Year and TEAMORIGIN Team Director, Mike Sanderson will skipper the crew alongside a 300-strong fleet, as…
Irish boat in top ten at Star Worlds
After two races in the Star Worlds Ireland lie sixth and 18th in an 86–boat fleet on the Swedish west coast at Varberg. Peter O'Leary and Tim Goodbody lie sixth just five points behind former World Champions Hamish Pepper and…
Dilleen and D'Urso Duo Heading for France
Ireland’s successful young female rowing duo, Lisa Dilleen and Laura D’Urso, join forces again this week when they compete in the Junior World Championship in Brive, France which takes place between the 5th and 8th August. Lisa Dilleen, the 18-year-old…
High rainfall warning
Inland Waterways

High rainfall warning

4th August 2009
In Inland Waterways news, Waterwsays Ireland would like to remind us all that, following periods of prolonged rainfall or localised thunderstorms, high flow rates, increased current speeds and water turbulence – especially in the vicinity of bridges, weirs, locks, flood…
Endeavour current lead at Mermaid Nationals
As things stand today (4 August 2009), Roger Bannon in Endeavour is defending his slender lead over Paddy Dillon, sailing no. 131 Wild Wind, in the 2009 Mermaid National Championships at Sligo Yacht Club. Bannon is a five-time winner of…
Cobh pays tribute to Ostar winner
Barry Hurley and Dinah, with crewmate Andy Boyle, arrived home in Cobh at 1400hrs on Sunday 2 August, having sailed from New York via the Azores, to be met by a welcoming flotilla led by two Cork Harbour pilot boats,…
Annalise boosts London hopes
Dun Laoghaire's Annalise Murphy has produced Ireland's first top ten result at an Olympic Class World Championships in six years to provide a much needed boost to Irish sailing chances in London 2012. Yesterday's eighth place result at the 87-boat…
Fascinated by Fastnet: Johnston first NI sailor to enter double-handed
Philip Johnston was born 30 years ago, the year of the Fastnet Disaster, and on the 9 August, in less than two weeks time, Philip will make history as the first Northern Irish sailor to enter this famous Rolex Fastnet…
Irish Coast Guard rescue off Howth Head
RNLI Lifeboats
A small powerboat capsized on Dublin Bay on the morning of 3rd August, leaving two people to be winched to safety twenty minutes after the incident by the Irish Coast Guard helicopter. The two had a lucky escape after issuing…

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