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PLANS to introduce a week long regatta on Dublin Bay to be known as Dun Laoghaire Week - hinge on the readiness of Dun Laoghaire's 500 berth marina promised for the 1997/98 sailing season. The co ordinated plan to host…
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See over the fold for the results of the WIORA GBSC/Nora Regatta/OSM100 Mile Race/West Coast Championships from Clifden, and another bit of news from there: The end of season Laying-Up Supper at the DBC Clubhouse has been postponed to Friday…
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Rowing Ireland’s first national event of the season, the Heads of the River time trial races which was due to be held at  Blessington Lake this Saturday 7th November, has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. The event, which…
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Marine Models of Bray specialise in the construction of half hull and complete hull models. Headed up by Ger Crowley, a keen sailor and modelmaker of some thirty-five years standing, this vastly experienced company construct marine models to all scales…
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The world’s highest ranking international speed sailors will 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 1st) at The Seanachai…
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Éamon Ó Cuív TD, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €60,602 to carry out safety works on Cé an Chalaidh Mhóir, Inis Meáin, Co. Galway. 
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Mild weather contributed to good racing in Howth's Autumn League on Sunday with 10-12knt winds – results over the fold.  
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Two of Dublin's largest chandleries, Dinghy Supplies in Sutton, and Onboard in Dublin City Centre (off Grafton Street, have reduced stock prices – up to 70% in some cases – across several ranges within  their retail departments.  
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Irish weather is impossible to accurately predict, so what’s on next week that might cheer you up if it’s grey – or get you outdoors if it’s fine? Lots of sailing, for one thing: National Squib and Ruffian Championships at…
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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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This 1996 Beneteau Oceanis 461, for sale through MGM marine at Euro 114,950, is moored in Dun Laoghaire, and loaded with electronic extras inlcuding radar. An ideal cruiser for families intending coastal passages or just pottering around Dublin bay. The…
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THE NUMBERS ADD UP FOR THE GALWAY VOLVO OCEAN RACE ·       1.8 billion global TV audience·        2 week free festival·        750 volunteers·        200,000 visitors·        500 spectator boats·        10,000 school children·        5km of bunting flags·        1000 performers·        200 international media On the eve of…
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This is the story of one woman’s quest for survival and fulfilment, leading daring seafaring expeditions and defeating aristocratic lords with style and panache. In an era of huge social and political upheaval, dominated by male chauvinistic bias, Grace O’Malley,…
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The directors of Kingston Marine Ireland, a Cork boating company, have summoned a meeting of the firm's creditors to wind up the business. The meeting has been scheduled for December 23, during which the appointment of a liquidator will be…
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What's in a name?

23rd September 2008
Call it straight-laced but what should organisers do about drawing the line on questionable boat names? There's rules governing sponsorship names on boats but is there any to cover names that may cause offence?
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England's Craig Burlton and his two man crew are back on Dublin bay two weeks after the trio lifted theIrish SB3 championship in convincing style here two weeks ago. The result was an indication of British prowess in the class,…

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