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Dilleen and D'Urso Duo Heading for France
Ireland’s successful young female rowing duo, Lisa Dilleen and Laura D’Urso, join forces again this week when they compete in the Junior World Championship in Brive, France which takes place between the 5th and 8th August. Lisa Dilleen, the 18-year-old…
High rainfall warning
In Inland Waterways news, Waterwsays Ireland would like to remind us all that, following periods of prolonged rainfall or localised thunderstorms, high flow rates, increased current speeds and water turbulence – especially in the vicinity of bridges, weirs, locks, flood…
Endeavour current lead at Mermaid Nationals
As things stand today (4 August 2009), Roger Bannon in Endeavour is defending his slender lead over Paddy Dillon, sailing no. 131 Wild Wind, in the 2009 Mermaid National Championships at Sligo Yacht Club. Bannon is a five-time winner of…
Cobh pays tribute to Ostar winner
Barry Hurley and Dinah, with crewmate Andy Boyle, arrived home in Cobh at 1400hrs on Sunday 2 August, having sailed from New York via the Azores, to be met by a welcoming flotilla led by two Cork Harbour pilot boats,…
Annalise boosts London hopes
Dun Laoghaire's Annalise Murphy has produced Ireland's first top ten result at an Olympic Class World Championships in six years to provide a much needed boost to Irish sailing chances in London 2012. Yesterday's eighth place result at the 87-boat…
Fascinated by Fastnet: Johnston first NI sailor to enter double-handed
Philip Johnston was born 30 years ago, the year of the Fastnet Disaster, and on the 9 August, in less than two weeks time, Philip will make history as the first Northern Irish sailor to enter this famous Rolex Fastnet…
Irish Coast Guard rescue off Howth Head
A small powerboat capsized on Dublin Bay on the morning of 3rd August, leaving two people to be winched to safety twenty minutes after the incident by the Irish Coast Guard helicopter. The two had a lucky escape after issuing…
Silver and Bronze for Ireland at European Junior Rowing Championships
Ireland brought home two medals – a silver and a bronze – from the Coupe de la Jeunesse, the European Junior Rowing Championships, at Vichy, France over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. The silver medal came in the women’s junior…
Irish duo take 3rd at Allen RS Feva Europeans
Conor Lyden and Peter Stokes of the RCYC got an excellent result at the Allen RS Feva European Championships at Lake Garda, which ran from the 27th to the 31st of July, reports Ronan Lyden.  Racing for day 5 was…
AnnaLise moves into tenth
The National YC's AnnaLise Murphy has moved in to the top ten of the Women's Laser Radial Youth World Championships in Karatsu, Japan. The 21-year-old lead the 87-boat fleet in the last race today until she lost a couple of…
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat requested to launch on Rossmore Bay
At 19.01hrs last night Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist two persons reported in the water following the capsize of their small yacht, near to Dromineer Bay. Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard,…
Champions NUIG Are Rowers of the Month
The NUIG senior eight are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for July. The crew won the top award at the National Championships, the Big Pot, in a thrilling race in which they edged out Queen’s University by .4 of…
O'Driscoll is Sailor of the Month
Flor O’Driscoll, overall champion of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2009. is the Irish Independent/Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” for July after an inspirational performance which saw his veteran J/24 Hard on Port emerge as supreme champion from a fleet…
The UK weather has put paid to a spectacular final day showdown at the 2009 Mirror World Championship at Pwllheli Sailing Club in North Wales. Conditions on the racecourse were already pretty adverse when the competitors arrived at the regatta…
Some of the events we’ve covered in our last bulletin are continuing this week, like the Mermaid Nationals in Sligo, the Courtmacsherry Harbour Festival, and Calves Week, but there’s some new stuff too, thanks to the Holiday Weekend. Lough Swilly…
Annalise Murphy had a solid start to the Laser Radial Women's World Championship finals in Karatsu, Japan this morning with a 4th and 19th place. This brings her overall position up to 15th in the 87 boat fleet after 8…
Grand Canal and the Grand Canal Basin at Ringsend at hosting the swimming competition for the Focus Ireland Triathlon on Sunday August 2 from 0900 hrs to 1330 hrs, so users and masters are requested to note any instructions issued…
We're all aware that these can be tough times for the marine industry, but adaptability is imperative when looking into the future and vendors of luxury boats have had to look to other services to stay fiscally fit. In an…
Again, ideal conditions for the DBSC Thursday racing in Dublin Bay. Xerxes dominated the White Sails class while Tsunami did well in Cruisers. Full results overleaf.
The first leg of the 40th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro, one of the world’s toughest series of offshore races, got underway at 13h00 today in classic conditions. The 52 boat fleet enjoyed a clean start in an 11…
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