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European Speedsailing Championships Postponed
Due to the bad long-term forecast for the first period of the European Speed Championships the event has been postponed; the Championships will now take place in from November 1 to 6 in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Championship Speed Sailing will…
27th Howth Yacht Club Laser Frostbites
Dust off that Laser parked in the corner of your front garden and get down to Howth Yacht Club for November 1st! Howth has the biggest and longest running Laser Winter sailing series in the country. Racing starts at 11am…
Marinerscove Romps Home
Royal Cork October League: Brothers Nin and Peter O'Leary brought Marinerscove home first in both of yesterday's races in class zero of the O'Flynn Exhams October league.What started out as a dull grey day turned into a sparking afternoon on…
HYC League Still Blessed with Sunshine
Tight finishes both on the water and on handicap were the order of the day for the penultimate sailing of this year’s Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League which was again blessed with fine conditions, with a pleasant 12-16 knot westerly…
North Sea States Unite Against Marine Pollution
Today (Friday 9th October 2009) all North Sea states and the European Community agreed on the framework of an Action Plan to combat illegal and accidental pollution of the greater North Sea and its approaches. The Action Plan (to be…
Cork now 5th and out of Doldrums
href="http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/cork/index.php/CrewDiaries" target="_self">Cork's diarist Nick Headly wrote two days ago that they have to keep remembering how the winter is setting in at home while they're stifled in the humidity. With the exception of California, the whole fleet is currently positioned…
Kearney joins UK Dinghy Champions
Ireland's Ross Kearney from Belfast Lough joins a total of 29 champions from some of the most highly competitive dinghy classes in the UK who have signed up for this year’s Endeavour Trophy which is taking place at Burnham-on-Crouch this…
Seals, Real Ireland, and Inland - on Seascapes
Water users are quite happy to share their adopted element with those who were there already, and Tom MacSweeney and his team take a look at the future for the seals and their champion, the Seal Sanctuary, tonight on Seascapes…
UK's first Water Injury Database November launch
The UK’s first national database holding details of all water-related deaths and injuries will be unveiled next month at The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' (RoSPA) National Water Safety Congress. The Water Accident Injury Database (WAID) will be…
Waterways Ireland - Investing in the Shannon
Waterways Ireland is going on site in October 2009 with an investment in replacement jetties on the Shannon Navigation at Albert Lock – the busiest lock on the Shannon Navigation inland waterways, with over 11,000 boat passages annually. The existing…
FIF Seminar on Review of Common Fisheries Policy opened
Tony Killeen TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Fisheries in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food formally opened the Federation of Irish Fishermen’s (FIF) review of the Common Fisheries Policy Seminar today (9/10/09). The seminar brought together a…
ISA Plans to Move

ISA Plans to Move

9th October 2009 ISA
After 50 years in Dún Laoghaire, the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is seeking a new home that will combine a national watersports centre with administrative headquarters. The claim that the ISA and its staff of 13 is planning the moving…
Building The Ilen, a mysterious and ancient craft
It would be a dream come true for some people – working with some of Ireland's few remaining traditional shipwrights, refitting Ireland's sole surviving sea-going sailing ship: The Ilen. Photos: Courtesy of Kevin O'Farrell and Gary MacMahon/AK Ilen Company  Ketch…
Navigation News on the Albert Lock
There may be some disruption to traffic on the inland waterways for users of the Shannon Navigation – works have commenced on the replacement of downstream Jetties at Albert Lock, Jamestown, North Shannon, which are expected to continue until December…
Free Windsurf, Wakeboard and Kitesurfing Lessons
Ever fancied learning how to windsurf, wakeboard or kitesurf, but just couldn't find the time or money? Now you can do it for free, and all you have to do is get to the European Speedsailing Championships in Dungarvan, Co.…
Cork not steathly for Clipper Doldrums
Now the leading boats are on the verge of dipping into the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone), more commonly known as the Doldrums, a couple of the teams have decided to go use their Stealth Mode option to try to…
Cork now second in Clipper Race
While Cork and Cape Breton Island have both chosen to sail through the Cape Verde islands – a decision that has proved costly as they've not only lost some wind but are on a more easterly track, they're second at…
Irish team complete Channel Swim in just under 13 hours
Last weekend Glenn Treacy and the relay team landed on French soil (see photo over the fold) completing their channel swim relay in 12 hours 59 minutes. Their two other teams made it which may be a channel swim record.…
Howth Yacht Club to host European J24 Championships
Howth Yacht Club has been awarded the rights to host the J24 European Championship in 2011 by the International J24 Class Association at its World Council Meeting (WCM) in Malmo, Sweden, last weekend. The Club was invited to make the…
National Claims Offshore Dominance
The National Yacht Club is claiming dominance in offshore racing on the east coast following a prizegviving in the offices of Lee-Overlay & Partners for this years series. Following the National's clean sweep in the 2009 ISORA Series, the took…
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