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After Jean-Pierre Dick unfortunately lost his rudder in a collision yesterday afternoon, progress since has been steady through the Vendée Globe fleet in largely favourable conditions for the 15 remaining skippers. From Raphael Dinelli and Norbert Sedlacek, AUT,  in the…
With Jan 1st marking the opening day when anglers eagerly attempt to catch the first wild salmon of the year, Irish Water Safety is warning of the risk of drowning and hypothermia, with slippy riverside banks, larger winter volumes of…
The Irish Waterski Federation (IWSF) headed up by Des Burke-Kennedy has revamped its website for 2009. Take a peek here . As well as  video the site also includes a news section, a calendar of events but its list of…
Wicklow's yacht Designer Mark Mills has scooped a top prize in America with one of his fastest designs to date. The leading US magazine Sailing World has announced the King 40 by Summit Yachts as their 2009 Overall Boat of…
Minister Noel Ahern TD and the Irish Coast Guard today issued a strong warning about the danger of being swept off cliffs, rocks, piers, harbour walls and beaches around the coast of Ireland. Although this can happen any time of…
A piece of radio history was made at the RNLI headquarters in Swords with the broadcasting of the 1,000th edition of the weekly RTE radio programme, Seascapes. The programme featured the work of the lifeboat service and the RNLI presented…
Had there been a preventer... had they been clipped on...had the inflating lifejacket inflated... had it been serviced...had the wave not hit the boat... had they not gybed...there was not just one reason, but multiple reasons why the yachtsman lost…
Dehler Yachts, Germany's third-largest boatbuilder, went into administration yesterday. A recent bank guarantee by the government of the state of North Rhine-Westfalia did not succeed in preventing the company from going under. Workers at the factory, located in Meschede-Freienohl (Sauerland,…
Waterways Ireland has advised Masters and Owners of vessels that due to continuing commissioning work on the Portumna Swing Bridge there may be interruptions to the published bridge opening times schedule. Masters are advised further to contact the bridge keeper…
The Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire announced this evening that its past Commodore Mr Desmond Rogan (62) passed away unexpectedly today. Mr Rogan a member since 1986 served as Commodore from 2004 to 2006.
At 15.09hrs Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to assist 4 persons on board a speed boat with engine failure and aground South West of Garrykennedy, Lough Derg.
The crew of Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifeboat Station will hold their annual memorial ceremony for all lives lost at sea on Christmas Eve at 12.00pm.  Members of the public are invited to walk the East Pier to the lighthouse where…
It's Friday Forum time again, and this week's topic of choice is the upcoming Allianz IMF Boat Show, to be held in the RDS from February 18-22. The 'suggestions box' on the forum thread is now into its fourth page…
RTE marine correspondent Tom MacSweeney presented his 1000th Seascapes radio show this week. In it he asked why the national sail training programme is likely to be abandoned for next year and how some official State thinking appears to be…
ISAF has published the Notice of Race for the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, being held in Buzios, Brazil from 9-18 July 2009. The event has an added Irish significance now because it is to be staged here…
Fáilte Ireland recently held a Customer Care Service Workshop for front of line staff members of the Irish Boat Rental Association and Irish Marina Operators Association. Poolbeg Marina were hosts for the day on Tuesday 9th December for the Irish…
The Green Dragon Team has announced two crew changes for Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cochin to Singapore, which starts on Saturday. Navigator Ian Moore and Pitman Tom Braidwood will stand down for the short 10 day…
PUMA Ocean Racing, led by Skipper Ken Read (USA) is ready for battle in leg three of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09. Having undergone essential structural repairs in Cochin, India over the past week, PUMA’s il mostro was today lifted…
Last Thursday, December 5 2008, Isle of Wight – a British speed sailing craft Vestas SailRocket, piloted by Australian Paul Larsen, became the world’s fastest sailing boat* by attaining an average speed of 47.36 knots over a 500 metre record…
As the Cork Week fleet crossed tacks along the Cobh shoreline, passing the naval dockyard at Haulbowline last July, few would have realised they were cruising past one of Ireland’s environmental hot potatoes.
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