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Boating course at Sallynoggin College
News Update
Sailing and boating is more accessible than ever before, especially when local educational establishments are running courses in the skill. Sallynoggin College of Further Education in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, are doing a ten-week Autumn night class: Introduction to Boating…
Lifeboat Sea Safety Roadshow visits Clifden
RNLI Lifeboats
If you have a lifejacket (or lifejackets) why not bring it (or them) along to the Lifeboat Sea Safety Roadshow on Sunday 16th August at the square in Clifden? You can get a free condition check of any lifejacket and…
Heading Home
Racing

Heading Home

12th August 2009
A steady influx of boats has continued to stream into Sutton Harbour in Plymouth’s historic Barbican quarter today, the first finishers in the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race. At the end of the afternoon, 17 boats have arrived including eight IMOCA…
The ‘Figaristes’ Dilemma - Short Term Gain or Long-Term Profit ?
Figaro
The sun put in a brief reappearance yesterday evening, but ever since it has been a return to unremitting greyness and damp for the 52 skippers making their way from France to Dingle, on Ireland’s west coast – a phenomenon…
Tall Ships at Belfast for Seascapes
Seascapes
This Friday (August 14) Seascapes reports from a port steeped in maritime history – Belfast, where the Tall Ships’ Atlantic Challenge Race has arrived. As well as talking to those sailing the tall ships, Tom MacSweeney will discuss the economic…
First arrivals
Racing

First arrivals

12th August 2009
Property developer Mike Slade's ICAP Leopard secured a second consecutive line honours victory in the Rolex Fastnet Race in the early hours of this morning. With the mixed conditions the 100ft super-maxi was considerably behind the course record she set…
100ft super-maxi first home in prestigious offshore race
Racing
On Wednesday 12th August at 01:09:36 BST ICAP Leopard crossed the finish line to take line honours in the Fastnet race for the second consecutive time. The 100ft super-maxi racing yacht, owned by Helical Bar PLC Chief Executive Mike Slade,…
Finn sailors celebrate sixty years
News Update
For three days this coming weekend (14th–16th August 2009), Uppsala in Sweden will become the centre of the universe for Finn sailors. Sixty years ago in 1949 the first Finn was launched there by its designer Rickard Sarby in his…
Winter Sun Sailing Breaks
Aquatic Tourism
If you've no plans for a break during the summer itself, Damien Ward of Globe Yachting and Aaron O'Grady of Leaders Charter in Westport have put their heads together and came up with a plan for Aaron's Luxury Charter Yacht,…
Clifden Regatta 2009 'great success'!
Racing
With 22 yachts racing in two classes, Clifden Boat Club's Annual Regatta was an excellent event this year. Overall winners were Clifden's own Hallmark in IRC and Optique, of Galway, in Echo. Full Overall results? Class 1 IRC, Class 1…
Organisations
Sailforce is a new campaign established by the Irish Disabled Sailing Association (IDSA) to highlight the achievements and activities of their current membership and to introduce members of the general public to the concept of sailing as a viable sport…
Kinsale rows in behind children with disabilities
News Update
Ireland’s first summer sailing programme organised specifically for children with disabilities is going at full force in Kinsale Yacht Club. It is organised by the Irish Disabled Sailing Association in conjunction with Kinsale Yacht Club. The programme is attracting a…
HYC Champion May to the fore
Howth YC
Howth YC TUE + SAT SERIES 3 (RACE) 11/08/2009   17 Footer  SCRATCH:  1, Oona P Courtney;  2, Leila R Cooper;  3, Gladys Cronin/Jones;  17 Footer  HCAP:  1, Oona P Courtney;  2, Sheila D Bothwell;  3, Leila R Cooper TUESDAY SERIES…
Alias wins Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race
DBSC
Flat seas but gusty south west wind sailing greeted tonight's DBSC fleet. In the Ruffian 23 class it was David Meeke and Martin McCarthy's Alias that won from Larry Power's Paramour. The Sting Brenda Maguire was third. Full results over…
Lifeboat tows plane wreckage
RNLI Lifeboats
The Rosslare RNLI lifeboat crew towed the wreckage of a light aircraft into Carne tonight (Tuesday 11 August) after it crashed into the sea, at around 5pm this evening, near Tuskar rock, Wexford. Both Rosslare and Kilmore Quay all weather…
No flares, no lifejackets, what's new?
RNLI Lifeboats
At ten minutes to five this evening, Holyhead Coastguard were alerted to three people who had launched a 12 foot white speedboat with a red stripe called ‘Ring 15’ into Bull Bay around an hour previously and had not returned.…
ISORA to Race to the M2 Buoy
ISORA
Although some of the front runners are currently engaged in the Fastnet race sailing instructions have been issued for the August 22nd Lee Overlay ISORA/Royal Alfred race from Dun Laoghaire to the M2 Weather buoy and back. Racing starts from…
Reining in the Leopard
Racing

Reining in the Leopard

11th August 2009
The ‘when will they arrive?’ lottery has begun this afternoon in sunny Sutton Harbour, the new arrival point for the Rolex Fastnet Race in Plymouth. While a line honours victory for Mike Slade’s 100ft super-maxi ICAP Leopard might seem obvious,…
Pilot Safe After Crash into Sea
News Update
The pilot of a light aircraft has been rescued by Coastguard helicopter off the Tuskar rock , Wexford after crash-landing in the Irish Sea. There were no other passengers onboard the two seater plane, still floating at the scene, according…
Light Aircraft Crashes at Tuskar Rock
News Update
A major search and rescue operation is underway at the Tuskar Rock, off the Wexford coast this afternoon following reports of a light aircraft crash. The 'Isle of Inishmore', an Irish Ferries ship on the Rosslare-Pembroke route is proceeding to…

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