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#BeachRescue - Irish Water Safety has posted a compilation video from last month's National Beach Rescue Championships, which took place at Spanish Point in Co Clare.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the beach at Spanish Point was among the safest in Ireland on Saturday 12 September as 152 lifeguards from nine counties vied for the President's Trophy - lifted this year by the lifesaving women of Clare Ladies.

The county also led in the men's surf rescue division, as all those taking part battled challenging open water conditions in a series simulated emergency rescue scenarios designed to test their swimming and rescue board skills.

More recently, Team Ireland's girls were crowed junior beach rescue champions at the European Junior & Masters Lifesaving Championships in Alicante at the end of September after a gruelling week of beach rescue challenges.

It was a week that kicked off with gold, silver and bronze medals for the Irish contingent, boys and girls alike, not to mention a slew of new Irish records.

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland and internationally for many years, with his work appearing in leading sailing publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He has been a regular sailing columnist for four decades with national newspapers in Dublin, and has had several sailing books published in Ireland, the UK, and the US. An active sailor, he has owned a number of boats ranging from a Mirror dinghy to a Contessa 35 cruiser-racer, and has been directly involved in building and campaigning two offshore racers. His cruising experience ranges from Iceland to Spain as well as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and he has raced three times in both the Fastnet and Round Ireland Races, in addition to sailing on two round Ireland records. A member for ten years of the Council of the Irish Yachting Association (now the Irish Sailing Association), he has been writing for, and at times editing, Ireland's national sailing magazine since its earliest version more than forty years ago

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