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Fitzpatrick and McDonald Win Inaugural Liffey Skiffy
The first ever Liffey Skiffy 49er event launched on Friday afternoon to the spectacular backdrop of Dublin city centre providing colour, excitement and a view of high performance racing to the punters of our capital city. A four race series…
Artemis Ocean Racing II Breaks Round Britain and Ireland Race IMOCA 60' record
Having crossed the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race finish line Monday at 00h32' 27'' after 6 days 10 hours 32 minutes and 27 seconds at sea, Artemis Ocean Racing II managed to break the IMOCA 60' course record at…
Tricky Conditions for Shannon Estuary Cappa Race
On Saturday last with the weather favourable, members of Foynes Yacht Club raced in the annual Cappa fixture, which has been on the sailing calendar for a considerable time. Unfortunately, the Glin Castle race was cancelled beyond Foynes Yacht Club…
Investwise SB3 Nationals at Howth
A fleet of up to 50 boats from 10 clubs is a strong possibility for the Investwise SB3 Irish National Championships at Howth YC on September 3rd-5th, with 'McCready Sailboats' (Gareth Flannigan, Ballyhome) and 'Sharkbait' (Ben Duncan of the host…
Chambers Reigns in Formula Two in Youghal
Lisnaskea driver Will Chambers was the winner of the Formula Two ISA National Powerboat Racing Championships run by Youghal Bay Boat Club. This new club did themselves proud under the direction of OOD and Club Commodore Padraig Brooks. A well attended event,…
Wallace, Murphy and Flynn Take Laser Titles on Belfast Lough
The Laser National Championships run by Ballyholme YC on Belfast Lough over the last four days (Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th August) saw a mix of wind conditions with the final day, like the Feva Nationals on Dublin Bay, being…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboats Assist Swamped Yacht
Both lifeboats at Dun Laoghaire RNLI station were launched this afternoon when a 20 foot yacht with two persons on board got into difficulty close to a rocky shoreline on Dublin Bay. The incident occurred around 5pm when the Flying 15 keelboat…
Lynch Finishes Fourth at Topper Worlds
In spite of a final race win overall victory escaped Carlow's Finn Lynch at the Topper World Championships on Lake Garda. At the halfway stage of the event the Blessington sailor was lying joint second but the next nine races…
Royal Cork Pair Win Feva Irish Title
Strong winds cut short the RS Feva Irish Nationals and Open Championship on Dublin Bay today but before the north-westerly breeze took charge a 58 boat fleet was given a display of top class Feva saiing by visiting Royal Cork…
Seaplane Service Makes Cork Harbour Test Flight
A test flight for Ireland's first seaplane service took place in Cork Harbour on Friday afternoon. Harbour Flights Ireland has applied for planning permission to set up a landing base in Cobh to run its service having already acquired flight rights…
Green Dragon Attracts New Sponsors
Almost a quarter of the 12 million Euro required for Green Dragon, the Irish entry into the 2012 Volvo Ocean Race has already been pledged according to a report into today's Sunday Business Post. The report says that the Lets…
Lifeboat Rescues Flying Fifteen Crew
A rescue operation to recover a Flying fifteen keelboat and its two crew is underway on Dublin bay this evening. The 20-foot sailing boat capsized in strong north westerly winds in Scotsman's Bay. Both Dun Laoghaire's inshore and offshore lifeboats…
Cammas Sets New Round Britain and Ireland Record
Volvo Open 70, Groupama, crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron Line today at 11.26.55 (BST) to claim line honours in the 2010 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and take both the race and course records. Groupama completed the 1802 mile…
BERTRAND WRAPS UP ETCHELLS WORLD TITLE
Australian sailing legend John Bertrand and his crew Andrew Palfry and Tom Slingsby wrapped up the 2010 Etchells World Championship title in some style at Howth (Saturday 28th) with his fifth bullet in eight races and without even needing to…
Calypso Wins Dublin Bay's White Sail Race
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 28 AUGUST 2010 CRUISERS 3 ˆ ECHO 1. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith), 2. Jammie Dodger (J.H & D.O'Neill), 3. Jabiru (M & S Renwick) CRUISERS 3 - 1. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith), 2. Jabiru (M &…
Heading Home in Round Britain and Ireland Race
By sunset tonight all of the competitors racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race will have rounded Muckle Flugga. For many of them it has been a long hard slog up the North Sea writes Louay Habib. The…
Model Boat Show at Poolbeg YC
 As part of Heritage Week 2010, tomorrow (Sunday 29 August) there will be an exhibition of model-boats held in the Poolbeg Yacht Club, Pidgeon House, Dublin 4 (near the East-Link toll bridge). There will be approximately thirty models of various…
Dundalk hosts Merchant Seamen Exhibition
The County Museum in Dundalk is running an exhibition, until the end of September, entitled: 'Faces from the Past. Merchant Seamen from Dundalk in the early twentieth century'. The exhibition is based on photographic records identified by David Snook, research…
Abandonment helps Bertrand hold Etchells lead
Australia's John Bertrand retained his grip on the World Etchells Championship title at Howth but he needed the abandonment of the eighth race in the series due to lack of wind to maintain that position with a day to go.…
Drogheda Welcomes New Gas Operator
Drogheda welcomes Largest Gas Tanker The Co. Louth port recently welcomed the 4,750 tonnes MV Thresher, the largest ever gas tanker which was making a delivery of over 1,300 metric tonnes of gas to the Flogas terminal on the banks…

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