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Saturday, 23 June 2012 11:41

Fire Destroys Carrickfergus Sailing Club

#NEWS UPDATE - BBC News reports that Carrickfergus Sailing Club in Co Antrim has been destroyed in a fire overnight. Firefighters were called to the scene at Rodgers Quay shortly after 11.30pm last night Friday 22 June. No injuries have been reported in the incident, and the cause of the blaze is not yet known. East Antrim DUP MLA David Hilditch told the BBC that the fire is "a major blow this morning for Carrickfergus". "Obviously there will be some…
#NEWS UPDATE - The body found in a river in the Polish town of Bydgoszcz has been confirmed to be that of missing Irish football fan James Nolan. As RTÉ News reports, Nolan was last seen in the early hours of Sunday 17 June while socialising with Irish friends at a bar in the town. It is believed that he fell into the River Brdo at some point while walking back to their hotel. His body was recovered some 200m…
#NEWS UPDATE - A Northern Irish sailing charity has been fined by a court for failing to keep proper records, following an investigation into a sinking incident two years ago. BBC News reports that the activities of the Ocean Youth Trust Northern Ireland Ltd were examined by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) after its 70ft Oyster ketch, Lord Rank, hit rocks near Kinbane Head on the Antrim coast in June 2010 while taking part in a charity fundraiser. As…
#PRESIDENT REOPENS MARITIME MUSEUM- President Michael D. Higgins officially performed the reopening ceremony of the €4m restored National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire today, reports Jehan Ashmore. An ecumenical service was held by Canon Victor Stacey, Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral Dublin, who up until recently was Minister at Christ Church & Mariners in Dun Laoghaire. The Dean was also joined by the town's Rev. Christopher Kennedy from the York Road Presbyterian Church and Mons. Dan O'Connor, Parish…
#IRISH SAILING UPDATE – Ireland's out of the Commodore's Cup, Team Toy Yot are sailors of the month, watch out today for big tides, there's a full moon, diamond sailing on Loch Fyne, we have the pics, a Bangor couple made the Thames, Olympic torch visits the Howth 17s, an offshore race ends with lifeboat assistance in Dun Laoghaire, ISORA Race four results here,  Ballycotton rescues a vessel taking on water and a Fireballer heads offshore, preparations continue for VOR…
#JUBILEE FLOTILLA - A couple from Bangor in Co Down will cruise their boat among the hundreds of vessels packed in the River Thames today for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee flotilla. As BBC News reports, Robin and Evelyn Clark believe they are the only couple from Bangor who will be cruising in the British capital along with more than 1,000 other boats of all shapes and sizes. But they will be joined by friends and family as they motor along…
#SAILSPREE – TV personality and keen sailor Kathryn Thomas launched a new initiative to encourage people to get on the water this summer in a special weekend of activites that the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) says will be like 'Culture Night' for sailing and yacht clubs and sailing schools will open their doors to the public to try sailing, windsurfing, power boating or jet skiing. Many clubs will also provide on shore activities including entertainment, food, drink and music guaranteeing…
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