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New Study to Put Figure on Marine Sector
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A high level project that aims to place an economic value on the marine sector is underway and firms in the sector have been contacted and asked to complete a confidential survey.The Marine Institute on behalf of the government are…
Weils Disease can be fatal, warns Water Safety Body
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Irish Water Safety (IWS) is highlighting the dangers of Weil's disease during this week's National Ploughing Championships. Farmers and others are at risk of contracting Weils disease and IWS are distributing an awareness leaflet at the Championships to highlight the…
Cork woman first Irish person to swim English Channel both ways
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Lisa Cummins from Cork is officially the 20th person worldwide to swim the English Channel both ways – but the first Irish person to do so! You can read all about Lisa's preparations on her blog here, but we can…
Kinsale Swim Challenge attracts record entries
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A record 220 swimmers gathered in Kinsale on Saturday (September 19) for The Edge Sports Sandycove Island Challenge 2009, enjoying one of the best days of the year with calm seas, water temperature heading 15 degrees and sunshine that arrived…
Free Sailings on Liffey Voyage
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To celebrate Culture Night, on Septmber 25th, the Dublin Docklands Development Authority is sponsoring two evening sailings on the Liffey Voyage , which will depart from Bachelors Walk at 5.15pm and 6.15pm on 25th September. The 48 passengers on each…
European Speedsailing heads for Waterford
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The European Speedsailing Championships will take place in Dungarvan, County Waterford with windsurfers and kite-boarders due on October 17-23. The event is being arranged on a rollover basis with a week in November also allocated should suitable wind conditions not…
New York Cup about to Kick Off
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Newport, R.I., USA (Sept. 15, 2009) – Seemingly overnight, the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court facility has transformed into an international village teeming with hundreds of people, including sailors from 14 nations who have arrived to compete in the…
Python taken from Slaney river
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Waterskiing on the Slaney next weekend? It might be time to think again. A dead python measuring 10ft has been pulled from the river Slaney estuary. The snake, believed to be an aggressive African rock python, was recovered at Ardamine…
New Powerboat Record Set Round Ireland
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Last Friday (11th Sep 2009) saw Team Pulsar-Racing attempt the Irish National and UIM World Powerboat Circumnavigation of Ireland and Islands (excl Rockall) record.  The 704 nautical mile circuit was completed in 19 hours, 9mins and 50 seconds beating the…
Classic Yachts Get New Life in France
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Dun Laoghaire Sailor Chris Craig says his Villefranche Classic Sailing is an organisation dedicated to promoting Classic Sailing in one of the World's most idyllic locations. The website reveals that it was America's Cup winner Dennis Conner's idea to put…
RIB Sets 19-hour Round Ireland Record
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A new record time of 19 hours has been set for the circumnavigation of Ireland by motorboat at the weekend. The fine weather gave the perfect weather window for a three man crew from Cork to set out from Mizen…
H.M.S. Bounty Docks in Cobh
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H.M.S. Bounty Docks in Cobh

14th September 2009
The famed H.M.S. Bounty , led by Captain Robin Walbridge and a crew of 18, will arrive in Cobh at the Port of Cork on Thursday evening the 17th, 2009. The ship will be available and open for the touring…
All Aboard for Surf and Sea Festival
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Nip down to Tramore next the weekend (19/20 of September) and join in the fun at the Tramore Oceanic Surf and Sea Festival and take part in the Ladies Surf Weekend. Supported by the Women in Sport initiative and the…
L'Hydroptere - 51 knots and Flying, the video
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L'Hydroptere' sailed by Alain Thebault and his French crew set a new, yet to be ratified outright sailing speed record in Hyeres (FRA) with a run at 51,36 knots. L'Hydroptere has touched 55 knots but on this September 2 run…
Clare Lifeguards Win Lifesaving Championships
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On a sun baked Rosnowlagh Beach in Donegal Irelands Lifesavers proved they meet Irish Water Safety's standards of excellence. Beach Sports love sun and sun they got on Rosnowlagh for the Anual National Surf lifesaving Championships during the two day…
Ireland enter New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
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Two Irish Clubs are entered in to New York's newest sailing competition that sets sail next week. It will be reminiscent of Newport’s America’s Cup days when 19 yacht club teams from 14 nations descend on this “City by the…

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