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Connemara sailor dies in capsize
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A Connemara sailor has died and his brother was taken to hospital, following the capsize of their vessel in Galway Bay yesterday. The Gleoiteog McHugh was one of two Carna-based traditional craft en route from Kinvara to Rossaveal when it…
New discount from TransEurope Marinas
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TransEurope Marinas, the pan-European marina grouping that offers half price reciprocal visitor berthing rates to its members' customers, has recently expanded the number of member marinas to 35. Members in the Republic of Ireland include Malahide and Kilrush. Recent additions…
Donaghdee Sailing Club opens new Clubhouse
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Double Olympic Gold Medalist Shirley Robertson will open a new clubhouse on Belfast Lough next Friday, September 11th. The Scottish sailor will officiate at the ceremony for Donaghdee Sailing Club's new clubhouse at 2pm.
Boyd heads up Canadian Yachting Association
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After a five-year spell in the marine industry preceded by 16 years as Chief Executive of the Irish Sailing Association (ISA), administrator Paddy Boyd has taken up the post of Chief Executive Officer with the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) with…
Take on the Rib Challenge at Courtown
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The first qualifier for the 2009 ISA Yachtsman euromarine RIB Challenge takes place in Courtown Sailing Club on Sunday 6th of September. Yachtsman euromarine have – again – donated a RIB as the grand prize. Make sure your organisation is…
Hilary Lister fulfills Round Britain and Ireland Dream
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Quadriplegic yachtswoman Hilary Lister has completed her ambitious project to sail solo around the British Isles by returning to Dover. Hilary has completed the incredible feat using her trusty Artemis 20 yacht, sailed using a 'sip and puff' system. The…
What's On Next Week
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What's On Next Week

28th August 2009
It might be sad that we’ve coming to the end of the summer, so there’s lots of sailing to cheer us up! Squib Inlands, Topper Traveller, and Multihull Nationals, as well as regional goodies, like the Mermaid Regatta at Rush…
No bridge too far for DMG Sailsports
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Córa and Dave Garvey of DMG Sailsports are continuing their windsurfing and dinghy sailing on the Broadmeadows Estuary. Following the collapse of the railway bridge and a request from the Irish Coastguard, DMG suspended activities last weekend while the extent…
Court bid to stop teen circumnavigation
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A battle is being waged in a court in Utrecht over the right of a 13-year-old girl to attempt a record to be the youngest person ever to sail single-handed around the world. The Dutch Council for Child Protection is…
Crinniú na mBád 2009
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Crinniú na mBád 2009

24th August 2009
Kinvara in Co. Galway had a successful Crinniú na mBád 2009 festival (August 21–23), the traditional boats attracting many entrants and spectators. Meaning 'Gathering of the Boats', Crinniú na mBád is held every August and brings us back in time…
Help needed for Channel Swim team
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The Irish Cancer Society are hoping to raise urgently-needed funds this September from the attempts of three relay teams from Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) to swim the English Channel. Hard training is going on and, whilst ILIM is not…
Last week in August events
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We’ve championships to spare this week – Fireballs in France (if you happen to be there), 1720s in Baltimore, Laser Nationals in Lough Derg, Etchells at Howth, Squibs in Dun Laoghaire, and GP14s in Sligo. What a wealth! Adding to…
Bring the Kids to see the Hookers
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Now that we have your attention, we should point out that it's Galway's lovely, creaking red-sailed ladies of the sea we're talking about. Not the other kind. The annual Cruinniu na mBad begins this evening in Kinvara, with racing on…
Sailing School is a recession buster
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It's well known that Dun Laoghaire Sailing School is one of the country's busiest teaching establishment but news that August tuition reached 300 children per week must be one of the marine industries best recession busting stories of the summer.…
Jeanie Johnston museum by 2010
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A west of Ireland company, Aiseanna Mara Teoranta (trading as Sail West), has been appointed to carry out a maintenance programme on the Jeanie Johnston this autumn. The Jeanie Johnston is owned by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) and…
IMDO report shows signs of recovery in shipping
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The latest analysis of 2009 shipping traffic data published by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) indicates that the rate of decline of shipping on the island of Ireland eased during the 1st half of 2009. However the overall volume…

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