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#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI was delighted to welcome members of the Wicklow Kilmantin Arts Group, who presented a cheque for €500 to the station last Friday (31 January). The money was raised during a recent art auction in Wicklow, and the local artists' group wanted some of the proceeds to go to a local charity. Mary De Courcy, chairperson of the fundraising branch, accepted the ge...
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard enjoyed an eight-fold increase its work with the HSE last year, according to the service's chief. Chris Reynolds was speaking before a select sub-committee hearing at the Oireachtas last week, at which he explained that the national coastguard has taken on a bigger role in responding to "semi heart-attack" cases. "They often say the best medi...
Monday, 03 February 2014 19:14

Annual Dinner Among Latest SB20 Diary Dates

#SB20 - Following the 2014 fixture list for the SB20 class published in December, here are some more dates to add to your diary for the new season. First up is the SB20 Annual Dinner on Friday 7 March at the Royal St George in Dun Laoghaire. This year's dinner will be a less formal affair (dress smart casual) and held in the club room with own bar. Spaces will be limited so ear...
Just hours after the annual Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat dinner dance ended on Friday night, a combination of high tide and heavy swell caused damage to Bundoran Lifeboat Station. Crew began to arrive at the lifeboat station at around 7.20am and discovered the damage as the seas had broken down the main front door as well as the bottom panel in the large doors, behind which the lifeb...
Monday, 03 February 2014 13:53

Booterstown Site Asking For A Million

#Property - A prime seafront site in the South Dublin suburb of Booterstown is on the market for €1 million, as the Irish Independent reports. Located between the Rock Road and the Dart line and adjacent to the nature reserve, the five-acre site is described by agents Knight Frank as a "unique development opportunity" with "spectacular" views of Dublin Bay. The lands comprise...
#Turlough - TheJournal.ie reports that waste water from a whole town in Co Galway is being piped into a Special Area of Conservation. According to an investigation by Ireland's national trust An Taisce, sewage from the town of Glenamaddy, home to some 700 residents in the north-east of the county, is being discharged in a local turlough - a lake that appears and disappears as t...
#fireball – Despite some of the most adverse weather forecasts I have heard for quite a while during Saturday, the Frostbites were sailed yesterday in almost balmy (for February) conditions, with sunshine, and a temperature of around 7 - 8º. The projected gale to strong gale to storm force (Beaufort 10) winds seemed to have evaporated! The severe gales forecast for Sunday di...
Monday, 03 February 2014 09:09

Board Shake Up for Irish Sailing Association

The Irish Sailing Association's (ISA) Annual General Meeting on March 1 will see a shake up in the board of the national governing body with the retiral of its president and two other directors to be replaced by members of the recently formed Strategic Review Group (SRG). It's all part of a drive to stem the decline in sailing that has seen membership at some of the c...
#kinsale – After a cancellation last Sunday the ASM Frostbite series came back with a vengeance today. Conditions were described as exhilarating, varying and challenging with race officers reporting winds of between 3 and 25 knots at different stages. The windward mark under Moneypoint proved very problematic with little or no wind to round the mark. The gusts proved too hard...
#icra – The Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) has come up with a new flexible approach to the question of class divisions. At its last executive meeting the decision was made to promote to all boat owners especially those who may not have competed in the past such as X 332s and Beneteau First 31.7s for example. In reviewing its approach the cruiser body decided its ...
#annalisemurphy – Ireland's Annalise Murphy finished her opening 2014 World Cup event in 32nd place from a fleet of 50 in Miami on Saturday. The reigning European champion's best result was an eighth scored in race four of seven (48, 35 42, 8, 29 and 25) in an otherwise lack lustre start to the new season, albeit in some pretty poor conditions. After the regatta ended th...
#RNLI - The Irish Independent says that the RNLI wants a meeting with the Irish Coast Guard over an incident off Dublin last weekend that it was not called to attend. According to reports, the coastguard sent its closest rescue helicopter from Dublin Airport to attend an emergency on the fishing trawler Fragrant Cloud in Killiney Bay, despite the availability of an RNLI lifeboa...
#Angling - The Irish Specimen Fish Committee's (ISFC) report on 2013's notable angling catches, which was published on Friday 31 January, includes two new records. The report reveals that it was a very good year for anglers, with large numbers of specimen-sized fish caught. High water temperatures during the summer were very good news for many sea anglers, with some of Ireland'...
#StormBrigid - Two canoeists in trouble off Spiddal Pier were attended by lifeboats from Galway the Aran Islands yesterday afternoon (Saturday 1 February) as Storm Brigid made for an inauspicious start to spring. The worst of the weather was experienced in Limerick, with hundreds evacuated from their homes as the River Shannon burst its banks, and images of the city under many ...
#coast guard – Ten people have been rescued after the bus they were travelling on was hit by a large wave in Newgale in Wales. Milford Haven Coastguard was contacted just after 7pm this evening with reports that the bus was stuck on the seafront, having been hit by a large wave and was surrounded by water. The wind at the time was gusting over 50mph.  Broadhaven and St. ...
#sailorofthemonth – Sean McCarter of Lough Swilly Yacht Club is Sailor of the Month for January after some very successful skippering of the Irish entry Derry/Londonderry/Doire in the current Clipper Round the World Race. With this latest edition's major breakthrough in having the Tony Castro-designed 70ft Clippers included in the classic annual Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race as pa...
#CancelledSailings - As yet another storm batters the coast, some ferry sailings have been cancelled today and for tomorrow on the Irish Sea. Travellers are advised to check for updates on the latest sailing information from operators by clicking these following website links for Irish Ferries, Stena Line and P&O Ferries. In addition further details are also available by vi...
#dbsc – Two Sailing School 1720 sportsboats from the Irish National Sailing School (INSS) in Dun Laoghaire are part of a 40–boat Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Spring Chicken Series that starts tomorrow at the National Yacht Club. See entry sheet downloadable below. Organisers are hoping that today's westerly storm blows through as forecast for the first race tomorrow morni...
#roundireland – With the announcement that Round Ireland Race organisers Wicklow Sailing Club have taken on Dun Laoghaire's Royal Irish YC as Associate Club for this year's race on June 28th, W M Nixon looks back on 34 years of a pivotal event, and suggests that the new twinned arrangement deserves full support and increased participation. "Mixed feelings" defines the reactio...
#weatherwarning – Southerly gales will develop overnight on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish sea, gradually veering southwest to west later tonight and tomorrow and increasing gale to storm force. Frequent heavy showers, some thundery with sleet and snow for a time mainly on higher ground. High coastal flood risk, due to the combination of very high spring tides, ext...
Friday, 31 January 2014 15:45

Laser Regional Squads Announced

#laser – The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has announced 2014 regional Squads for the Laser 4.7 & Radial. Leinster Radial Squad: Sandy Aplin, Mark Bolger, Patrick Cahill, Chloe Eggers, Ciaran Finnegan, Jack Higgins, Aoife Hopkins, Luke Murphy & Dougie Power Munster Radial Squad: Eva Donworth, Thomas McGrath, Dara O'Shea, Scott O'Sullivan & Richard Thompson Leins...
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