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SYWoC: Night Race is Underway
Day Five: Today in Marseille was the first day in which there was no postponement of racing. The wind had filled in nicely overnight and there was a steady 6 to 10 knots across the bay of Marseille awaiting the…
Hope for Irish Seafood Industry on Seascapes
There's going to be a change for 84% of Irish exports within the Irish seafood industry, providing positive hope for the future of the Irish Seafood industry, according to the 'lady in charge' who'll be explaining how it's to be…
Approval Granted for Shannon Navigation Development
Good news for waterways enthusiasts – Waterways Ireland has received confirmation of planning approval for a development on the Shannon Navigation at Killaloe, Co Clare. The work will commence in November 2009 and be completed in 2010. The development will…
Season Wrap up: Sheehy Signs off with National title
John Sheehy, Nick Smyth, Paddy Kirwan, and Marty O’Leary emerged as the top crew at the Match Racing Championships in Kinsale at the weekend, The Royal St George Yacht Club team have been dominant on the Match Racing Tour of…
Shannon-Erne Maintenance Works
In Inland Waterways news, the Shannon–Erne Waterway will be closed to navigation for maintenance in two areas over November to January in some cases. Please see over the fold for details. Waterways Ireland wish to inform users and masters that…
Keep Glenans Sailing
Glenans Irish Sailing Club says there has been a tremendous reponse to its fundrising drive launched earlier this month. The club, which provides sail training at its bases in Baltimore and Clew Bay, needs to raise 75,000 euro by the…
Students Delayed by Light Winds
Wednesday in Marseille and the outstanding but windless sunny weather led to the race committee deciding to hoist the AP flag (postponment of racing) at 10am this morning on the dock leaving the crews to enjoy the city centre of…
Minature Beauty in Marine Models
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…
Waves of style from Helly Hansen
Helly Hansen has expanded its collection of nautical-inspired leather and canvas deck shoes with their new Latitude 90 canvas, a lightweight lace-up canvas plimsoll. Breathable and featuring hand-stitched details and side eyelets, the shoe has a clean-cut classic look, and…
Dredging Grand Canal Central Line
In inland waterways news, if you're in the area of the Grand Canal, please note that the Circular Line from Lock 1 (Grand Canal Street) to Lock 5 (Leeson Street) will be closed to navigation from Monday 2nd November 2009…
World International Speedsailors in Waterford
The world’s highest ranking international speed sailors 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 1 at The Seanachai Bar…
First Frostbites Approaching Howth Yacht Club
Paul McMahon, current Irish No. 1 ranked Laser sailor, will be the favourite as the first race of the Howth Yacht Club Frosbites approaches this Sunday. Chasing Paul for the prestigious Rowan Cup will be relative newcomer Ronan Cull, currently…
Cork Departs for South Africa
From one mountain to another... Cork, Ireland and the nine other yachts competing in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race have started the next leg of the epic 35,000-mile global challenge, leaving behind the iconic Rio backdrop of…
Frustrating Times at Student World Championships
Day 3 With a forecast wind strength of 5 to 9 knots, teams left the dock for challenging and frustrating conditions in the Student World Yachting Championship in Marseille. Dee O'Rourke of the defending champions Cork Institute of Technology sent…
Keep Warm and Dry with SealSkinz Range
All you sports and outdoor lovers will be glad to hear that leading products from SealSkinz® Sport and the SealSkinz® Active Range are now available in the Republic of Ireland. Catering for wet and cold winters, SealSkinz® products are designed…
Sheehy is Ireland's Top Match Racer
John Sheehy, Nick Smith, Paddy Kirwan, and Marty O’Leary of the Royal St George Yacht Club emerged as the top crew at Match Racing Championships in Kinsale yesterday having been dominant on the Tour in this its inaugural year. Twelve…
Irish Design Wins Rolex Middle Sea Race
Designed by Wicklow's Mark Mills, Alegre, the IRC 68’ Mini-Maxi of Andres Soriano III, sailed an extraordinary race to win a tough Rolex Middle Sea Race against some of the best competition assembled anywhere this year. This extends her record…
Old Gaffers at Dublin Bay
No, we're not getting personal – though if the hat fits... the Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Traditional Boat Rally on the River Liffey should be a date in your diary for May 2010. Registration Day: 28th May 2010; Race Day…
Grand Canal Barrow Line Closure Dates
In inland waterways news, the Grand Canal Barrow Line on the Barrow Navigation wil be closed from Monday 2 November 2009 until March 17, 2010 to accommodate the winter dredging programme from Lock 21 Ballyteague to Lock 22 Glenaree. Waterways…
Temporary Jetty Closure on Upr Lough Erne
In inland waterways news, the public mooring jetty at Naan Island on Upper Lough Erne is closed to the public from today (27th October 2009) for improvement works until the end of February 2010. the Lough Erne Warden is contactable…
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