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#offshore – Irish offshore duo Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive, veterans of the Round Ireland and Malta's Middle Sea Race will race in RORC's Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race in a month's time. In a 'real challenge' for the pairing, the race is expected to take over 15 days to complete, the first time organisers have allowed a double–handed class.  The ISORA ...
#f18 – The F18 Catamaran podium may have looked settled even if the positions had not been agreed with 3 races to go. Belfast Lough offered a minefield today for the competitors to make their way through in light variable wind, and unfortunately the young Americans were the first to falter. Race 1 (13) saw Glenn Ashby and Brett Goodall power away from the pin end of the line ...
#isora – Three different Beneteau models filled the top three places in ISORA's 35–mile offshore day race on Saturday. The light air race from Dún Laoghaire to Tailor's Rock, Loughshinny and back off Dublin's East coast was won by the Beneteau First 40.7 Tsunami skippered by ISORA commodore Peter Ryan of the National Yacht Club. Second in the 13–boat fleet was the Royal ...
#Rowing: Two of the big wins of the evening session of finals at the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork came to crews with very different levels of experience. The Cork Boat Club junior women’s eight made a breakthrough for the club at this level by beating Portora and Bann in a fine race. The senior men’s quadruple was taken by the crew of Alb...
#clipperrace – There were emotional scenes in the UK's capital city today as the Northern Irish team competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race returned after narrowly missing out on a podium finish having conquered Mother Nature's toughest conditions. Thousands of spectators lined the banks of the River Thames to welcome home 270 international amateur crew o...
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure missed out on an A Final place at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne today. Puspure needed to make the top three in her semi-final, but in a race dominated by Emma Twigg of New Zealand, Puspure could only finish fourth. Olympic champion Mirka Knapkova of the Czech Republic took second, and British sculler Victoria Thornley a clear third. Thornley was in th...
#Rowing: The men’s junior coxed four was the standout race of the morning session at the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. It took a photo finish to confirm Cork Boat Club’s win over Presentation, with Portora also disputing the lead right to the last 50 metres. Cork Boat Club also took the women’s junior single sculls title through O...
#Ports&ShippingReview: Over the last fortnight, Jehan Ashmore has reported on the shipping scene, where the European Sustainable Shipping Forum has called on European shipowners and port authorities for urgent clarification of rules regarding use of sulphur scrubbers due on 1 January 2015. Dublin Port Company paid a dividend of €8m to the State based on its financial resu...
#Rowing: The Ireland women’s pair of Leonora Kennedy and Lisa Dilleen pulled out of the repechage at the World Cup in Lucerne today because of injury. The race gave them a chance to qualify directly for the A Final, but Kennedy has a sore back and, according to Ireland high performance director Morten Espersen, it would have been unwise for her to compete....
#InlandWaters - Food producers and restaurant owners surrounding Lough Derg have joined forces in an effort to promote the Lakelands region as a food tourism destination. A Taste of Lough Derg 2014 is the brand for the pilot initiative that features 13 separate food events taking place in villages and towns along the shores of Lough Derg in counties Clare, Galway and Tipperary ...
Saturday, 12 July 2014 11:16

Cruiseship-Yacht Makes Return Visit to Dun Laoghaire Harbour

#CruiseYacht- Cruiseship-yacht Wind Surf (14,000 tonnes) with her impressive five 164-ft masts docked today in Dun Laoghaire Harbour and during the port's third cruise season, writes Jehan Ashmore. The flagship of Windstar Cruises five-strong fleet as reported yesterday has a capacity for 310 guests and towering above her passenger decks are the masts that set seven triangular ...
#CANOEING: Ireland’s Andrzej Jezierski took fourth place in his heat of the C1 200 metres at the European Canoe Sprint Championships in Brandenburg in Germany today. He will compete in tomorrow’s semi-finals. Barry Watkins and Michael Fitzsimons competed in the semi-finals of the K2 1,000 metres. Their fourth-place finish left them just .3 of a second off a final place. Can...
#Angling - 2014 is proving to be a momentous year for shore angling in Ireland with a huge victory by Team Ireland at the Home Nations International Shore Angling Championships, which took place on the East Coast of Scotland last weekend. The Senior Mens, Ladies and Under 16s teams all won gold, while the Under 21s Youth team took fourth place at this year's Home Nations Intern...
#volvocorkweek – Volvo Cork Week is over for another two years and a very enthusiastic gathering took place last night at the Royal Cork Yacht Club for the presentation of the prizes and trophies writes Claire Bateman. Master of Ceremonies for the night was Chair of Volvo Cork Week and RCYC Vice Admiral John Roche. Adrian Yeates, Managing Director Volvo Car Ireland spoke of t...
#OppiEuros2014 – This weekend sees a truly international sailing event taking shape in Dun Laoghaire, with the Optimist European Open Championship attracting 250 young sailors from 44 nations (32 European, 12 others). They will take to the waters of Dublin Bay in a little boat which is one of the key strands in the fabric of world sailing. W M Nixon takes a look at the Opty b...
#Rowing: Rowing Ireland honoured Mick O'Callaghan at the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. Bernard Allen, the former Minister for Sport and TD for Cork North Central, unveiled a special plaque to the Lee Valley man for his "enormous contribution" to the development of the impressive Centre. The plaque is at the front left of the boathouse, ...
#halfton – The 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup came to a sparkling conclusion today with one final thrilling race off the beautiful North Brittany coast and a delightful prize giving on the waterfront of Saint-Quay-Portreiux writes Fiona Brown. With the breeze a little lighter at around 10-14 knots we saw some different faces at the front of the pack today and the finish was incre...
#commodorescup – Having won the Commodores' Cup in 2010,  Ireland was unable to mount a campaign to defend its title in 2012, but this year they are returning to Cowes for the RORC's biennial regatta for amateur national three boat teams, over 19th-26th July, with one of the strongest line-ups taking part writes James Boyd. In recent years, while France and Britain ...
#Rowing: Enniskillen club Portora bridged a gap back to 1980 when they won the junior men’s eights title at the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. St Joseph’s of Galway, seeking their third successive junior eights crown, fought it out with Portora down the course, but the boys in black and gold kept their heads impressively to pull away...
Rowing: David O’Malley won the junior single sculls title at the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre today. The St Michael’s man carved out an early lead over last year’s champion Conor Carmoday of Shannon and stretched it to two and a half lengths by half way. Carmody, under pressure himself from Waterford’s Andrew Goff, cut the lead in the closing...
#gbsc – Galway Bay Sailing Club, for the first time in it's history, is very proudly hosting an "All Ireland" sailing event for sailors with a disability writes Lorraine Scully This national event will bring together the largest collection of disabled sailors ever assembled in Galway for a great weekend of competitive sailing. GBSC  have 17 boats entered from Cork, Dubli...
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