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Crosshaven sailor chooses SB3 event to launch 2012 Olympic campaign
Peter O’Leary starts as a favourite for the All–Ireland sailingchampionships and that's not just because he is a past winner. Above allelse, he says, it is his Beijing preparations that give him an edge offHowth this morning. A week ago…
Record-breaking runs for VOR and windsurfing champ
It's an ill wind that doesn't blow some good. In the south Atlantic and alsoin county Waterford, winter gales have produced record results for sailorsthis week while a record-breaking run, set in a summer gale, will be toastedin Wicklow tomorrow…
Irish ports battle it out
Only a week into the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) and Ireland's new-found loveaffair with world offshore sailing is to continue as Belfast prepares to bidfor stop-over port status in the 2011 edition of the race.The news comes in the first…
Green Dragon shredding and steaming
On the podium in Cape Town, after two shredded spinnakers and a high speed collision, Ian Walker easily shrugs off the age-old superstition that painting a boat green brings bad luck. What's more, the British leader of Irish hopes in…
Ciara Peelo Olympic flag bearer
National pride is the only reason Ciara Peelo would leave her boat in Qingdao and head north on a 1,000-kilometre journey on the eve of the biggest regatta of her career. When the single female sailor enters Beijing's Olympic stadium…
Ireland always Commodores' bridesmaid?
Forever the bridesmaid and never the bride. Is there an unwritten rule we just haven't read that Ireland must always be second in the Commodore's Cup? After a series of near misses, there were many reasons why last weekend would…
Irish sailing enters the dock
With only 57 days to go the Olympic regatta Irish sailing enters the dock tomorrow for an appeal over one of its nominations and, as it was for Athens, it is the Star keelboat selection that is in deep water.…
Staging the boat show
Last week I asked my bank manager if there was any danger of his bank going bust. Thankfully, he assured me it was in fine shape but it’s an indication of the times in which we live. A small marine…
On this week’s edition of RTE Radio one's Seascapes, presenter Marcus Connaughton interivews Ned Dennison on Long Distance Open Water Swimming. He also speaks with Muriel Bolger aboard the Clebrity Equinox about Luxury Cruises. There's also a preview with Padraig…
Tune in tomorrow night to Seascapes (Friday December 18th, 2009, 10.30pm, RTE Radio 1), to find out about the first Irish electric ship, Christmas on the Cape, sailing lessons and handling boats – and lots more maritime news. See over…
The shut down of the government's National Sail Training Programme is headlining on Seascapes (Friday December 11th, 2009, 10.30pm, RTE Radio 1), despite its commitment to replace Asgard. Tom and his team have several other reports to broadcast – details…
There are at least two trips down memory lane tomorrow night on Seascapes (Friday November 27th, 2009, 10.30pm, RTE Radio 1), as one Irish seaman recalls his incarceration in a German concentration camp, and a Dublin inner city parish remembers…
Ireland's Traditions, Building Crafts and Skills
AFLOAT.IE  As we attempt to look into Ireland's future, sometimes the past can become even more important. This week on Seascapes, Tom MacSweeney and his crew discuss how – and if – Ireland's traditional boats could be saved; and the…
Now that the mackerel talks have broken down, what happens next? The fisheries industry is vitally important to Ireland's economy, particularly now that the recession is biting. Tom MacSweeney investigates this Friday, November 6th, at 10.30pm on his Seascapes radio…
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…
Everything maritime on Seascapes!
For the first time, the Chairman of the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) talks to Tom MacSweeney about safety at sea – a matter close to all our hearts. And, as usual, Tom and his crew on Seascapes (Friday, 23rd…

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