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Kinsale to host Dragon Gold Cup
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Kinsale YC is to host the Dragon Gold Cup in 2012. Raced for annually in Europe, the Gold Cup consists of a six race, no discard series. It is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious one design keelboat…
Hyde Signs up for World Cruise
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Stephen Hyde from Passage West in Co. Cork, sailing 'A Lady', an Oyster 56, is the sole Irish boat in the forthcoming World ARC cruise. There are currently 38 yachts being 'geared up' to carry their crews on a world…
Good Winds at Belmullet for Wavesailing Final 2009
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No shortage of winds for the Belmullet Wavesailing Final 2009, for three rounds of Gold fleet competitions and six rounds of Silver fleet comp, a change of beach half way through Saturday, where competitors survived consistent 35 knot winds with…
Keep Glenans Sailing
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Keep Glenans Sailing

29th October 2009
Glenans Irish Sailing Club says there has been a tremendous reponse to its fundrising drive launched earlier this month. The club, which provides sail training at its bases in Baltimore and Clew Bay, needs to raise 75,000 euro by the…
World International Speedsailors in Waterford
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The world’s highest ranking international speed sailors converge on the harbour town of Dungarvan, Co Waterford this week for the final stage of the 2009 Speed Sailing Championships.  Activities will commence on Sunday evening November 1 at The Seanachai Bar…
Old Gaffers at Dublin Bay
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Old Gaffers at Dublin Bay

27th October 2009
No, we're not getting personal – though if the hat fits... the Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Traditional Boat Rally on the River Liffey should be a date in your diary for May 2010. Registration Day: 28th May 2010; Race Day…
Michael Bowen - RIP
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Michael Bowen - RIP

24th October 2009
Cork's boating community is mourning the loss of Michael Bowen, formerly of Union Chandlery, this weekend. The popular marine industry figure who was known throughout Ireland, died yesterday. A note on the company website this evening reads: "It is with…
Watson Sails Launches Boat Optimisation Service
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Dublin's Philip Watson, one of Ireland's most experienced sailmakers, has broadened his professional horizons by offering a new boat optimisation service. A lifelong and experienced sailor, his time in performance sailing has made him an acknowledged expert in squeezing that…
Dublin Lord Mayor Welcomes End of Strike
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The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Emer Costello, has welcomed the end of the fifteen week long MTL strike at Dublin Port. The Company, Peel Holdings, has agreed to the Labour Court recommendations on job retention and redundancies. A meeting…
All Action European Speedsailing Championships
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The European Speed Sailing Championships will take place from November 1 to 7 in Dungarvan Co. Waterford. Some of the World’s top Speed Sailors will be in competing at the event where championship Speed Sailing will take place each day…
New Customs Cutter Named in Howth
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The Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, Josephine Feehily, officially named Revenue's new purpose-built Customs Cutter, RCC 'Faire', at a ceremony at Howth Yacht Club yesterday. The 23.60 metre sea-going vessel, (photo over the fold by Bob Bateman) the second of…
Outboard Engines Stolen In Wexford
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Over ten outboards of a variety of sizes and makes were stolen from Wexford Harbour last night (October 14). The outboards went missing some time after 8pm. Although these engines have probably already left the country there is a possibility…
Henri Lloyd sponsorship for UK's Geoff Holt
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The UK's foremost disabled sailor, Geoff Holt, will be supported with technical marine products for both Geoff and his qualified care assistant Susana Scott, for the trans-Atlantic voyage that is expected to take approximately a month, from the Canaries to…
UK's first Water Injury Database November launch
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The UK’s first national database holding details of all water-related deaths and injuries will be unveiled next month at The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' (RoSPA) National Water Safety Congress. The Water Accident Injury Database (WAID) will be…
FIF Seminar on Review of Common Fisheries Policy opened
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Tony Killeen TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Fisheries in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food formally opened the Federation of Irish Fishermen’s (FIF) review of the Common Fisheries Policy Seminar today (9/10/09). The seminar brought together a…
Building The Ilen, a mysterious and ancient craft
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It would be a dream come true for some people – working with some of Ireland's few remaining traditional shipwrights, refitting Ireland's sole surviving sea-going sailing ship: The Ilen. Photos: Courtesy of Kevin O'Farrell and Gary MacMahon/AK Ilen Company  Ketch…

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