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New Fairline Ireland Dealer Appointed
Luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats has recently appointed BJ Marine to represent the brand in Ireland. The company will trade as Fairline Ireland and undertake sales and service operations of the previous authorised Fairline dealer for the region. With…
€7.5 million in EU grant-aid for Irish marine food research
The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr. Brendan Smith TD, speaking at a workshop organised by his Department on 29th April, said that Ireland had secured over €7.5 million to date in research funding under the FP7 Food, Agriculture,…
Cork Week Publishes Class Bands
Cork Week has published provisional class bands for July's regatta. So far there are seven entries in IRC super zero, 15 in class IRC zero, 17 in IRC one, 14 in IRC two, 21 in IRC 3, 19 in IRC…
Second Commodore's Cup Team Not Ruled Out
Cruiser Racer insiders say it looks less positive now that ICRA will manage to produce a second Commodore's Cup team for August but at the same time sailing officials have not given up hope yet. Ireland's single team for August…
ICRA Set Championship Venues til 2014
Buoyed up by Friday's bumper entry the forward thinking Irish Cruiser Racer Association is forging ahead with preparations for the next national sailing championships by announcing venues up to four years in advance. Next year the event is heading south…
Alinghi Sails to be Cut Into Haiti Tents
The leftover sails and team clothing from the Alinghi campaign are to be shipped to Haiti for earthquake survivors, El Mundo has reported. The Spanish newspaper says that the sails from the enormous catamaran will be re-cut into as many…
Foxall & Groupama to race Round Britain & Ireland
Damian Foxall and the Groupama crew have announced that the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland forms a major part of their Volvo Ocean Race preparation. "We are going into the Transmanche across the channel race this month and then another…
New Cruising Website lists Marinas & Moorings
A new website has been launched to accompany Brian Keane's  book Cruising Ireland - A Guide to Marinas and Mooring Buoys. The book lists details of more than 70 ports and anchorages around Ireland and the website matches the information…
ISORA Get Ready to Race from Pwllheli to Wicklow
Just three weeks before the Round Ireland sailing race kicks off in Wicklow ISORA is preparing to race there in June 5th's race from Pwllheli in North Wales. When most regattas and events this season have struggled to raise entries…
Colin and Casey Wins Fireball DBSC Race
Neil Colin's appropriately named Elevation went straight to the top of the local Dublin Bay Sailing Club Fireball dinghy fleet in last night's race in Scotsman's Bay. Racing in moderate westerly conditions and an ebb tide, Marie Barry's Reality Check…
Entries Open for Skandia for Gold Regatta
Entries for the 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta are now open, to enter online or download the Notice of Race log onto the event website which is now live at The fifth installment of this international regatta takes…
Virbac-Paprec 3 is Launched for Vendee Globe
Jean-Pierre Dick's brand new 60 foot monohull, Virbac-Paprec 3, has just been launched in Auckland, New Zealand. As for the first two boats, once again the design team has innovated and the VPLP Verdier plans mark a radical break with…
Ten Days 'til Ocean to City Race deadline
There are just ten days remaining for you to get your entry in for the annual Ocean to City race starting in Crosshaven and finishing in Cork City. The 15-mile race starts at 11.30am at Royal Cork YC on June…
Junior Race Training in HYC on J80s
Sixty-four of Howth Yacht Club's junior sailors were treated to an evening of race training in the ISA Sailfleet J80s on a fresh Monday evening, under the guidance of Laura Dillon.  A host of support vessels and RIBs facilitated the…
Seven crews line up for Delta Lloyd
Seven Irish crews are on the entry list for the Delta Lloyd regatta starting on May 26, with representatives in six Olympic classes. Sisters Annalise and Claudine Murphy will compete in the Laser Radial class, with Ross Hamilton in the…
Raymarine rescued from brink of collapse
Boating electronics provider Raymarine was saved from collapse over the weekend with a last-minute buyout. Negotiations with a 'third party', which turned out to be the eventual purchaser, broke down momentarily, with GPS company Garmin making a last-ditch bid to…
999 call prompts rescue of six men off Swansea
At half past ten last night, Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from a man reporting that he could see a twenty foot cruiser drifting with no lights between the pier and first island at Swansea on the Irish Sea,…
Bangor Lifeboat Assists 18ft Motor Boat
RNLI Bangor Lifeboat launched at 1:20 pm on Monday 17th May 2010 to assist a person aboard an 18ft leisure motor boat which had experienced engine failure. Within minutes of the rescue pagers being activated, volunteer crew had launched RNLI…
In this week's podcast we speak to Ross Killian about stepping back into an Olympic campaign and into a 49er for the first time. We profile a J105 that's ripe for short-handing in our boat of the week slot, and…
Schull Harbour Marina Edges Closer
Schull has been planning a development of their beautiful harbour for the last number of years and at long last it looks like coming on stream. The committee in charge of the project is now very keen to get an…

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