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Latest Stories Buoys Installed on Dun Laoghaire Coast
Coastal Notes
Marker buoys to indicate the distance jet skis and powered craft must keep from the foreshore were installed at popular boating and swimming locations last weekend. The move is in accordance with Beach bye-laws introduced by the Council earlier this…
Irish Ports

Rosslare Europort

30th November 2009
Rosslare Europort Rosslare-Europort is located on the south-eastern tip of Ireland, and is the closest point in the south of the country to the UK and continental Europe. There are regular sailings to Fishguard (with Stena Line); to Pembroke, Cherbourg,…
Irish Ports

Port of Ballina

30th November 2009
Port of Ballina Coordinates: 54°07′00″N 9°10′00″W / 54.1167°N 9.1667°W / 54.1167; -9.1667 Ballina (Irish: Béal an Átha or Béal Átha an Fheadha, lit. mouth of the ford) is a large town in north Co Mayo in Ireland. It lies at…
Irish Ports

Port of Arklow

30th November 2009
Port of Arklow (Courtesy of WikiPedia , the free encyclopedia) Arklow (In Irish: An tInbhear Mór, meaning 'The great estuary'), also known as Inbhear Dé from the Avonmore river''s older name Abhainn Dé, is a historic town located in Co.…
Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) – International Powerboat Racing Club History of the UIM Though it bore little similarity to our modern sport, powerboat racing can reliably trace its origins as far back as 1902 when the British formed their Marine… New Antares 42 Family Cruiser
Boat Sales
Beneteau's Antares 42 from BJ Marine is perfectly designed for family cruising. Fast and seaworthy, the boat that from now on replaces the Antares 12 is carefully thought out, combining elegant, sleek lines with surprising interior space. The introduction of…
News From the Archive
One of the most encouraging aspects noted by Monkstown Bay Sailing Club at its annual general meeting on Sunday (29th November 2009) was the increased interest amongst parents encouraging young people into sailing. Training youngsters has been one of the…
Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association History The germ of ISORA started after the war when Irish Sea racing was at an extremely low ebb, although there was a tradition of such races such as the Tranmere Sailing Club's Midnight Race,… Round Ireland 2010 Gets Fresh Support
Round Ireland
Two of the country's biggest cruiser associations are leading the support for this year's Round Ireland race in an effort to make the 30th anniversary edition, a circumnavigation to remember. The Irish Cruiser Racer Association is to present a new… Bank Repairs on Grand Canal
Inland Waterways
Marine Notice No. 115 has been extended until Friday the 11th of December, says Waterways Ireland, referring to the bank repairs on the Grand Canal, between the 13th and 14th Lock. Any queries may be directed to the Eastern Regional… RStGYC SB3 Fleet Update
The Royal St George Laser SB3 fleet of 18 boats has enjoyed a hectic season on Dublin Bay. There were 33 boats entered for DBSC racing and a great variety of events to augment the weekly stuff. This was the…
Afloat ie: Cork Week Addresses Costs
Cork Week
In Cork Week's Notice of Race, Mike McCarthy, Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club gives an address which outlines the response to feedback given to the Club about the last event. Cork Week 2010 will have significant cost reductions…
Skibbereen Head Postponed

Skibbereen Head Postponed

27th November 2009
Skibbereen head of the river, which was due to be held at the National Rowing Centre on Saturday, has been postponed until a later date because of concerns about the weather.   Click this link for Irish Rowing details Click… Cork Resumes Race after Start Day Crash
Clipper Race
The Irish entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race has set sail from Cape Town following the start day crash that forced her to return to port for repairs. Cork, Ireland has been back in port since… Upgrading of Shannon Navigation at Athlone
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland, as part of a planned inland waterways programme of improvement works, is installing a floating Weir Boom across the weir in Athlone on the Shannon. The process of installing the 76m boom was initiated with the assembly of… New Rowing Season Getting Underway
Hundreds of rowers are expected in Cork this weekend (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November) as Rowing Ireland’s new national head of the river competition format gets under way. The new format involves a series of time trial Head of… New Schools Indoor Rowing Programme
Rowing Ireland has introduced a new countrywide schools’ indoor rowing competition with the first event taking place on Saturday November 28th at the National Rowing Centre in Ovens, Co. Cork for schools in the Munster region. Rowing Ireland’s Development Officer,…
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…
What a difference a week makes. Last Tuesday the amateur crew onboard Cork was jubilant at winning their first prize in the race from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town and congratulations were not in short supply. Cllr Derry Canty,… Turning Stormy Tonight
Marine Warning
Met Eireann issued a Weather Warning this afternoon at 4pm. It is to turn stormy tonight with winds gusting 100 to 130km/h, with highest values in Northern areas. A Southwest gale to storm force winds tonight on all Irish Coastal…

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