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168 sailors raced in 134 boats for the ISA Youth National & Junior Pathway Championship 2009 yesterday (Tuesday 14th April) at the Youth Nationals off Schull in County Cork. Sailors in the Optimist, Topper and Feva classes completed their scheduled…
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After expensive damage in the south China Sea and resultant extensive repairs Ger O'Rourke has update his position in relation to arrangements with his boat for the rest of the Volvo Ocean Race. He has decided to charter the boat…
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Day Two of the Red Funnel Easter Challenge and light air racing was still the order of the day, but with a change in direction to the north west. The Royal Ocean Racing Club set a windward leeward course north…
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The UK dinghy scene is in mourning following the news of the death of legendary helmsman Richard Estaugh at the weekend. Estaugh held over ten World Championship titles, fifteen National titles, and he won the ultimate test, the Endeavour trophy…
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Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to go the assistance of two persons on board a cruiser that had gone aground in Scarriff Bay. The lifeboat with helm Peter Clarke, Colin Knight and Robbie…
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Day Two of the Red Funnel Easter Challenge and light air racing was still the order of the day, but with a change in direction to the north west. The Royal Ocean Racing Club set a windward leeward course north…
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Leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race kicked off this afternoon at 1500 local time (GMT -4) in a light south westerly 5 - 10 knots sea breeze, the 4,900 mile leg should see the fleet arrive in Boston in…
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Tonight on Seascapes

9th April 2009
Tonight on RTE's Seascapes radio programme asks why Ireland is neglecting its maritime core.  The show also features:•    Neglecting the maritime core•    Remembering the Titanic in Belfast  •    Restoring the Cork-Welsh ferry link.•    Latest news from the Islands – will…
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With three months still to go, over 100 entries have been received so far for the biggest sailing event of the season, Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta . The four day event on Dublin bay from July 9-12 continues to flex…
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Belfast yachts will sail to Dublin this July to mark 125 years of sailing competitions between the two capital cities. A special trophy has been awarded for the Belfast yachts to participate this year in Ireland's biggest sailing event, the…
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The idea of forming the Clipper Race Yacht Club (CRYC) was floated at the International London Boat Show in January 2009. The club’s aim is to bring together all those that have been involved in the six Clipper Round the…
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It was another long day in Palma yesterday where four Irish boats - all from the North – are competing. Debbie Hanna and Tiffany Brien in the Radial, Ryan Seaton and James Espey in the Laser. The wind expected from…
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This afternoon's budget has allocated €48 million to maritime safety. The money according to Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey is to improve and modernise the Irish Coast Guard and maritime safety 'to meet the needs of a 21st century maritime…
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M and R Marine have been appointed exclusive agents in Ireland for the Skipper range of motor yachts and cruisers. They have also launched a new chandlery venture, teaming up with Solas Marine, and are inviting all to an Open…
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Over 80 young sailors in 7 classes will compete for national championship honours at the Youth National and Junior Pathway Championship. The event will inlcudes selection trials for the Laser Radial, Laser 4.7' and 420 dinghies and also acts as…
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Thousands of people will enjoy Ireland's waterways this Bank Holiday weekend but hazards associated with Spring tides and water temperatures averaging 10 degrees Celsius will increase the risk of water related accidents and tragedies. Those boating over of the holiday…
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Starting on Good Friday, up to 60 yachts will battle it out over three days of racing for the Red Funnel Easter sailing Challenge on tight Solent courses run by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.
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With the purse strings of most financial institutions remaining resolutely tight people are turning instead to the age old tradition of barter to get deals done. Perhaps boat sales or boating holidays in Ireland this season will be completed this…
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Last weekend Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, has said cost cutting measures are essential for the future of the race, a point very much in the mind of Galway stop over organisers right now. The comments were…

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