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EurOcean 2010 Calls for a "Blue" Future for Europe
Over 400 marine scientists and science policy makers, from across Europe, gathered at the EurOCEAN 2010 Conference (Ostend: 12-13 October) to highlight the critical role of the seas and oceans in the earth and climate system and as an important…
Freddie Cooney Remembered
The National Yacht Club's former  commodore Freddie Cooney who has died peacefully aged 67, is remembered in a fitting tribute to him this morning in the Irish Times Obituary section.  A successful businessman and sailor whose positive attitude and "can…
All Ireland Champs to Sail Again on November 20
After an abandonment due to lack of wind in early October and a long wait for news of a new date, the Irish Sailing Association has announced its All Ireland Championship will now take place on November 20th.The competitors have agreed…
Obstruction Warning for Rossclare Public Jetty on Lower Lough Erne
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters and inland waterways users of the Erne System that an obstruction to navigation exists adjacent to the Roslare public jetty which has been marked by a red buoy on Lower Lough Erne Masters…
Afloat magazine profiles Noonan Boats, one of the country’s leading repair facilities From collision damage, keel fairing right up to osmosis treatments and re-sprays, Noonan boatyard in Newcastle, Greystones Co. Wicklow offers such a comprehensive service on the East Coast…
Ferry Passenger Boost Recorded for First Half of 2010
Ferry passenger numbers through ports in the Republic of Ireland rose by 16% in the first 6 months of 2010, according to the latest analysis published by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO). The 16% rise posted in passenger ferry…
Howth Yacht Club… Needs You!
Howth Yacht Club had a particularly busy season and is looking forward to an equally active sailing schedule in 2011. Already in situ the club has secured a full calendar of sailing events for the year ahead and will be…
Hello 'Halloween' Sailors
As the mid-term break looms, need something to do? The Irish National Sailing School & Club have some remaining places available on their Halloween Multi Activity Camp week (Tuesday 26-Friday 29 October) between 9am-5pm daily. The week is for 7-18…
Mindless Destruction on my 'Lady of the Water'
I am in a somewhat depressed mood writing this week’s column. On Sunday afternoon I boarded my boat on its mooring near the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven and what I saw destroyed memories of a pleasant summer sailing…
Lough Derg hosts European P750 Power Boat Racing Championship
Masters and inland waterways users are advised that the European P750 Power Boat Racing Championships from Friday 22nd until 23rd October 2010. It will take place in the vicinity of Two Mile Gate and Ballycuggerin Pier immediately north of Ballyvally…
Funding Remains Big Issue for Irish VOR Bid
After a struggle to complete the course both financially and on the water in the last Volvo Ocean Race two years ago, Green Dragon is to set sail again if the money can be found to fund a campaign. In…
Minke Whales in Big Numbers Off Southwest Coast
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has recorded two surprisingly large aggregations of minke whales off the southwest coast. The group reports that regular observer Nick Massett counted a group of eight minke whales off Slea Head in Co…
Bridge Restored Thanks to Gweebarra Fishing Club
Volunteers from the Gweebarra Fishing Club have completed work on a footbridge across the river near Doochary, the Donegal Democrat reports. The new bridge is part of a three-year project to develop accessibility on the riverside for walkers and anglers…
Fleet Ready for Malta Race
The bulk of the Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet is situated in Grand Harbour, the waterfront area of Valletta, specifically in Galley Creek, the body of water that lies between Fort Saint Angelo and Fort Saint Michael. Towering above the…
Match Racing Tour Title Up for Grabs in Kinsale
With Team Lazarus already having used their allocation of 7 sailors for the year and Andrew Fowler prioritizing preparation and qualification for the World Team Racing Championships, to be held in Shull next year, the door is open for John…
Warning to the Public Air Corps Firing Exercises
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC AIR CORPS FIRING EXERCISES AND AIR DEFENCE ARTILLERY FIRING EXERCISESFrom Thursday 18th November to Friday 19th November, 2010 (Inclusive) From 11.00hrs to 15.00hrs At GORMANSTON, CO. MEATH IT IS DANGEROUS FOR PERSONS, SHIPPING, LIVESTOCK OR AIRCRAFT…
Match Racing Announces 2011 Fixtures
On the eve of this year's Irish Match Racing Championships in Kinsale, IMRA has announced its 2011 National Championship will be sailed on Lough Derg on November 5th 2011. The full 2011 fixture list is below: March 26/27 - RCYC…
Notice to INSS sailors: Bank Holiday Arrangements
The Irish National Sailing School & Club would like to remind sailors that there will be No sailing this weekend due to the Bank Holiday Monday (25 October). Please note that, as per our schedule, there wiill no Junior Club…
The Allure of the Deep, Is Diving for You?
It's that time of year again, dark evenings and looking for a new challenge writes Timmy Carey. Time to find a new sport to take away the winter blues, why not try SCUBA Diving or Snorkelling. Most clubs begin training either in October…
Report Released on Marine Leisure Conference
In a report on the Marine Leisure Conference, which took place in New Ross in September, the event was received with a great response. The conference was part of the fifth annual Ireland Newfoundland Festival with over 60 participants and…

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