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Sea Safety Team To Offer Advice in Dun Laoghaire this Weekend
Visitors to RNLI at Dun Laoghaire will be able to view the new inshore lifeboat (ILB) that recently arrived when the station holds its annual open day on Saturday 31st July 2010 (11am to 5pm). For the first time, the…
Bumper entry for UK's 50th Endeavour Trophy
This historic annual event, which was first held in 1961, is invitation only to determine the overall dinghy champion of champions from the UK's most popular dinghy racing classes, but in this special 50th year, the organisers have opened up…
Figaro Sailors Face Difficult Night at Sea
The 45 Figaro sailors set off from Le Havre in Northern Normandy yesterday on their first leg, 515 miles to the Gijón, in Asturias on the Spanish Cantabrian coastline. The race is calling to the Cork coast next month. Eric…
Surfers Claim Harbour will Destroy Top Wave
Surfers in Co Clare and around the world are claiming that a proposed pier development at Doolin will ruin one of the world's top surf spots, Crab Island. The breaks at Crab Island feature in the Footprints guide to the…
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Has a Busy Day with Two Callouts.
Bundoran RNLI lifeboat was called out twice yesterday (Tuesday, 27 July) to two individual callouts in Bundoran, Co. Donegal. The first call out was to three children off the main beach in Bundoran. Two of the children had been taken…
Irish Fevas in Top Ten
Three of Ireland's Feva crews are currently in the top ten at the RS Feva Worlds after six races in Carnac, France. Dermot and Brendan Lyden have three wins between them in their 70-boat groups, ahead of the split into…
Fourth of July Cruise Ends in Deportation
It was an Independence day party of a different kind - a boarding party - that led to an Irishman getting his marching orders from the US Department of Homeland Security. While on a pleasure cruise off Long Island, Dave…
Cork Sailor Near Top of Opti Fleet
Cork Sailor Peter McCann lies fourth in the 164-boat senior fleet at the UK Optimist nationals as the championships enters its third day. McCann has posted two wins in the group stages, and his success is mirrored in the junior…
Search Called off for Missing Irish Man
The US Coast Guard has suspended the search for Eoin Curran, a 30-year-old computer programmer who fell overboard in the Long Island sound on Sunday. Curran, from Templeogue, was knocked overboard from a Sonar keelboat in a squall, and disappeared…
Bullet for Goodbody in Medemblik
Tim Goodbody of the Royal Irish Yacht Club took a gun at day two of the OK Dinghy European Championships in Medemblik, Netherlands. The weather produced a late finish after a complete change in conditions with very unstable offwind winds…
Howth Coastguard Work Features in 'The Irish Times'
Irish Times reporter Laurence Mackin spent a day with the Howth Coast Guard, and discovers their vital, voluntary work can be distressing as well as rewarding. His feature piece is well worth a read and is published HERE.
Clifden Lifeboat Calls for Vigilance over Hoax Flares
The RNLI Lifeboat in Clifden, Co. Galway has issued a plea over a series of call outs due to the irresponsible use of flares at the weekend. Flares were spotted off Roundstone which led to an extensive search mission in…
Oona Wins in Howth
HOWTH YACHT CLUB.TUE + SAT SERIES 3 (RACE) 27/07/2010 17 FooterSCRATCH:1, Oona P Courtney;2, Rita Lynch/Curley;3, Sheila D Bothwell;17 FooterHCAP:1, Echo B & H Lynch;2, Sheila D Bothwell; 3, Rosemary Curley/JonesTUESDAY SERIES 3   PuppeteerSCRATCH:1, Mojo Stanley/Callen;2, Yellow Peril N Murphy;3, Papagena K…
Something Else is First in DBSC Cruisers One
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 27 JULY 2010 CRUISERS 1 - 1. Something Else (J.Hall et al), 2. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 3. Powder Monkey (C.Moore/M.Byrne) CRUISERS 2 - 1. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al),…
Minister Connick Visits the Marine Institute
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Mr. Sean Connick, T.D., today (July 27th), visited the Marine Institute's headquarters and laboratory facilities at Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway where he discussed the creation of new opportunities for…
Jedward Backs IWS Safety Message
Jedward is backing Irish Water Safety's mid-summer reminder to the public that with many weeks of warm weather yet to enjoy, everyone can have great fun and do so safely by heeding the following swimming safety tips. Known for their…
La Solitaire du Figaro: The Bay of Seine Stage is Set
The 45 sailors competing on the 41st edition of La Solitaire du Figaro got off today at 14:00 under overcast skies in the bay of Le Havre with 8/9 knots of breeze from varying north-westerly direction.  Bar the two individual…
Cowes Week Radio Now Online!
With memorable material stretching back over the years, Cowes Radio is already streaming on the Internet. "With over a million minutes downloaded last Cowes Week, and the explosion of audio visual media content on the Internet this decade, I'm confident…
Irish Man Dies in New York Sailing Accident
An Irish man who fell overboard while sailing in the Long Island sound has died. Eoin Curran, 30, from Templeogue, was knocked overboard when his Sonar keelboat was hit by a squall. Curran was not wearing a lifejacket at the…
President McAleese Opens 50th Shannon Boat Rally (Pics here)
Over 500 boaters gathered to welcome the President and Dr McAleese. President of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland. Inland Association president Paul Garland said “The McAleese family is no stranger to the River Shannon. Most of us have had…

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