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Castletownbere RNLI Gets Go-Ahead for New Station
RNLI Lifeboats
Castletownbere RNLI have been granted planning permission to build a permanent lifeboat station in the town which will significantly cut the launch times for lifeboat callouts and provide a safe and secure location for dealing with casualties. The announcement was made…
A Celebration of the River Liffey for Pirates, Admirals and Landlubbers too!
Maritime Festivals
Dublin's thriving Docklands area is the place to be this June Bank Holiday weekend, with the seventh annual Docklands Maritime Festival running from 4th of June to 7th of June 2010. With a record 150,000 visitors at last year's Festival, this…
Jump Juice Wins on the Solent
Racing in IRC One, Conor Phelan’s Ker 37, Jump Juice, has won the weekend's Easter's Red Funnel Challenge on the Solent. Anthony O'Leary's Antix, a Ker 39, was second in IRC Zero. In spite of the fact that Christopher Opielok’s…
CityJet North & East Coast Club Championships is Announced
Howth YC
The challenge to find the top club racing team on the North & East Coasts is on, with the news that Howth Yacht Club is to host the inaugural CityJet North & East Coast Club Championships on April 24/25 on…
Five Brought to Safety on Killiney Bay
RNLI Lifeboats
Five brought to safety by Dun Laoghaire RNLI lifeboat on Killiney Bay Five people were brought to safety earlier today when their speedboat broke down on Killiney Bay. Nobody was injured in the incident but the RNLI says it is…
ICRA Entry Approaches 100
ICRA are reporting its national sailing championships entry is approaching the 100-mark nearly two months out from the event, the first big regatta of the sailing season. The Liebherr Cruiser Nationals to be held in Dun Laoghaire from May from…
RNLI Lifeboats
Five volunteer crew member’s of Wicklow RNLI lifeboat Station travelled to Bristol over the Easter Weekend to collect a relief lifeboat and bring it back to Wicklow. While the crew were preparing for the journey one person voiced concern that…
Howth Deals for 2010
Dublin Bay

Howth Deals for 2010

20th April 2010
From Howth Harbour to Howth Head on Dublin Bay, they're landmarks known to thousands of Dublin boaters and now thanks to a local business initiative there's an even bigger reason to navigate the Baily. The business community on the peninsula…
Bull Island Fire Spread Quickly by High Winds
Dublin Bay
Large areas of North Bull Island on Dublin Bay were left scorched yesterday after high winds caused a fire to quickly spread across the island’s dunes. Locals believed the fire may have been started by a group of teenagers. Mary…
Award for Cork dive operator
Marine Trade
Oysterhaven-based dive charter company Oceanaddicts has been honoured for their business practice by a Cork enterprise body. Oceanaddicts, who run Ireland's only liveaboard dive boat, won the Genesis Market Opportunity Investigation Award. The company is run by husband-and-wife team Graham…
Wicklow duo for Round Ireland
Round Ireland
Brian Flahive and Bryan Byrne are the latest sailing pairing to announce their intention to compete in the 2010 Round Ireland, entering the double-handed class in a borrowed GibSea 37. The pair are racing to raise funds for the National…
'Reinstate Dept of Marine': IMF
Coastal Notes
Coastal maritime communities should push for the reinstatement of the Department of the Marine. That's just one of the aims of of a new initiative by the Irish Marine Federation, in the clearest expression yet of the need for a…
49ers and Cats combine
Boating Fixtures

49ers and Cats combine

20th April 2010
Irish 49ers have joined forces with multihulls for their events this year, both boosting event numbers and solving the problem of how you match speeding skiffs with other boats for safe racing. The cats and '9ers share a course for…
Powerboat Race Update at Port Solent
Around Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race 2010
Teams, competitors, officials and media will gather next Saturday at the Marriot Hotel, Port Solent to hear a short presentation on the 'Around Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race 2010'. A comprehensive question and answer session will be included. The organiser Justin…
Lord Mayor of Cork Greets Clipper Skipper and Crew in San Francisco
Clipper Race
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Dara Murphy, accompanied by Lady Mayoress Tanya Murphy, was welcomed by the new Cork Clipper round the world yacht race Skipper Hannah Jenner at the Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco on Saturday…
Youths off to flying start
Laser radial sailor Mattie O'Dowd and Topper star Finn Lynch kept clean sheets yesterday at the first day of the ISA Youth Nationals and Junior Pathway Championships, winning every race in their respective classes. The event, held at the Fastnet…
Rowing Ireland Grand League regatta series opens in Cork next weekend
The Rowing Ireland Grand League regatta series gets underway at the National Rowing Centre in Cork next Sunday 11th April. This is the first event, hosted by Skibbereen Rowing Club, in a series of six nationwide regattas (see full details…
First youth title decided
The first title of the ISA Youth Nationals & Junior Pathway Championship has gone to Cork sailor Seafra Guilfoyle who took the Optimist title with four wins from six races over the last two days. Blistering sunshine rained down on…
City Seal found in Skerries
News Update
A washed-up Londoner found starving on a north Dublin beach is the centre of an apparent case of international mistaken identity. The little grey seal was found in Skerries, north County Dublin, and brought to the Irish Seal Sanctuary suffering…
Land sailors set for Bettystown bash
Boating Fixtures
Anyone wishing to try land yachting for the first time should mark April 24 & 25 in their diary. The Irish Power Kite and Sandyacht Association will hold their April event on Bettystown beach in Co Meath, with a range…

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