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New TV Documentary: 'Smugglers'
'Smugglers' is the first of a new two-part documentary narrated by Samuel West which is to start this Tuesday on UTV at 9pm. The programme follows a customs cutter crew from the UK Border Agency as it stops a container…
Lecture: “The Circumnavigation – Continued”
The Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association (DBOG) continue with their lecture programme in the Poolbeg Yacht Boat Club & Marina (PYBC). The next lecture "The Circumnavigation – Continued " will be presented by Pat & Olivia Murphy and is to…
UCD's Women's Senior Eight on Top at Neptune
UCD’s women’s senior eight maintained their advantage over Trinity by beating them in a straight final at Neptune rowing regatta, while in the men’s junior 18 eight final Colaiste Iognaid of Galway beat Carlow by one foot. Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge,…
Two Queen's Crews in Top 25 in London Head
Queen’s University placed two rowing crews in the top 25 of the giant Head of the River in London. While the top Queen’s crew finished 15th after starting in 9th, the second improved from 26th to 22nd. Ireland also a…
Royal Alfred Yacht Club Unveils 2011 Sailing Programme
The 2011 Royal Alfred Yacht Club sailing season opens with a double header in one months time when RAYC cruisers sail for Arklow and several one design fleets gather off Howth for the Niobe trophy. This year's Baily Bowl features…
National Yacht Club Hosts Offshore Sailing Talk
Sailing offshore? The National Yacht Club is staging an 'Introduction to Offshore Racing' evening next Saturday 7th April 2011 at 19.30 and a line up of speakers inlcudes Maurice 'Prof' O’Connell on winning the 2009 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race.…
Navy Escort Detained Trawler to Castletownbere
An Irish fishing vessel was detained for alleged breaches of the fishery regulations by the navy's OPV L.E. Niamh (P52) some 65-miles off the west Galway coast, writes Jehan Ashmore. The detention took place just after midnight on Wednesday and…
Irish Bass Group Chair Gives Praise to 'Wolf of the Sea'
The chairman of the Irish Bass Group gave his praise to the fish described as the 'wolf of the sea' at a recent awards day. John Quinlan told his audience at the Irish Specimen Fish Committee awards that Ireland has…
Passenger Ship Obligations to Assist in Search & Rescue
The Department of Transport's latest marine notice pertains to the requirements for passenger vessels in assisting with search and rescue services. All passenger ships on international routes - including ferries and cruise liners - are obliged to have a plan…
HSS Sailings Resumed
This year's first ferry sailing of the HSS Stena Explorer from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead was disrupted yesterday due to 'technical reasons'. The HSS (High Speed Service) fastcraft was scheduled to depart Dun Laoghaire at 13.15hrs but the sailing was…
Inspection of Refloated Ship in Galway Bay Under Way
Marine surveyors are currently inspecting the German cargo ship which was refloated yesterday in Galway Bay after running aground early on Thursday. The Irish Coast Guard confirmed to The Irish Times that no pollution had occurred in the grounding of…
Search Resumes for Missing Fishermen Off Skerries
The search for two fishermen missing off the north Co Dublin coast has resumed this morning. The Irish Times reports that the two men, believed to be in their 20s and 40s, were on a small open fishing boat that…
Rare Royal Sailing Art to be Auctioned
A rare sailing painting of the Visit of Queen Victoria's visit to Cork Harbour by George Mounsey is to be auctioned at an Irish auction next Wednesday. The Woodward's auction will offer a number of items but the sailing art…
O'Leary Signs up for New York Cup
Ireland's Sailor of the Year Anthony O'Leary will be sailing in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup as the skipper of the Irish team. The biennial event, which puts its primary focus on Corinthian competition by virtue of allowing…
Olympic Star Sailing May Stop
Olympic Sailing fans here are waking up to the fact that the International Sailing Federation is planning to scrap the Star keelboat from the 2016 Olympic regatta. It is a decision that has been greeted with dismay around the world…
Peter O'Leary and David Burrows are Sailors of the Month for March
The sailing season is starting and selecting the Independent "Sailors of the Month" for March has been a swift business, with the remarkable performance by Peter O'Leary of Cork and David Burrows of Malahide in the Olympic Star Class's…
Is Irish Sailing Too Focused on the Olympics?
#olympicsailing – Last week, just as Ger Owens announced his intention to campaign a 470 for a possible third Olympic regatta the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) made a written proposal to get rid of that dinghy from the Olympic line…
New Tall Ship Sailing Body Seeks Part-Time Manager
Sail Training Ireland, the new body established by Cosite an Asgard and the Irish Sailing Association is looking to appoint a part-time manager to help with the development of a business plan for the new sailing organisation that will be…
Navigable Channel in Shannon Harbour Now Open
Inland waterways Marine Notice No. 27 of 2011 Waterways Ireland advises masters and users that the navigable channel in Shannon Harbour on the Grand Canal is now open. The new house boat facility remains closed to the public as construction…
Coveney Welcomes Refloating of Ship at Rossaveal
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today welcomed the successful refloating of the Pantanal in Galway Bay this morning. Minister Coveney paid tribute to all those involved in what he described as "a very successful…

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