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Ministers Announce Support for Rural Development Organisation
Coastal Notes
Éamon Ó Cuív T.D., Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Minister of State, John Curran T.D., confirmed today that funding would be made available to support the creation of a single representative organisation for all rural and local…
Malahide show promises great value
Marine Trade
With luxury sales at an all-time low and boats sales particularly badly hit, Irish dealers are fighting back and looking beyond the gloom to what 2010 has to offer. The results in many cases are some remarkable deals that would…

West Coast Cruising School

22nd September 2009
West Coast Cruising School, 14 Castlelawn, Tulla Road, Ennis, Co. Clare. Tel: 087 235 1976, email: [email protected], web: WEST COAST CRUISING SCHOOL – AN ISA ACCREDITED TRAINING CENTRE FOR SHOREBASED COURSES West Coast Cruising School was established in 1994…
VDLR 2011 - Promo Video Released
Volvo Regatta
Dun Laoghaire Regatta has already started work on its 2011 regatta by releasing a promo for the biennial event. The country's biggest regatta will be the focus of a 30-minute TV documentary to be aired in November. More details on…
Cork Students Set to Defend World Title
The champions of the World Student Yachting Cup title, Cork Institute of Technology, will defend their title in Marseille, France next month. There will be twelve different countries represented with 140 students. For the past few years the boat used…
On the Forum: Do VHF radios need licenses?
Your Say
Forum:Aleria57 says instead of raising the fees and thus reducing the usage of VHF radios, the state should consider enabling people to freely use VHF and SSB transceivers, as is the case in the United States. There is praise for…
Cork Week
Cork Week – The World's Top Fun Regatta Since 1978 Cork Week has been setting the bar for Irish Sailing and Afloat Magazine has documented the growth of the biennial event over the past 30 years to the stage today…
Cork League Aims to Attract Dubs
Royal Cork YC are going all out to attract boats from Dublin and other ports around the coast for its annual October League, selling the five weekends of racing as great practise for the harbour race at next year's Cork…

Irish Boat Shows

21st September 2009
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) is the national organisation representing both commercial and leisure sectors of the marine industry in Ireland. It does this through organising National Boat Shows. The 2009 boat show was held from 18th-22nd February 2009 in…
Round Ireland
2012 will mark the 32nd anniversary of Ireland's premier off-shore sailing event, the Round Ireland Yacht Race, organised by Wicklow Sailing Club in association with RORC. For the first time the biennial Round Ireland Race counts for the same points…

Sea Kayaking

21st September 2009
Fast becoming a popular offshore passtime here in Ireland there is no better way to hug the coast, and spot marine life than sea kayaking. More info to follow
Team Redmond Fisher takes Irish SB3 National Championship
Peter Kennedy, Dave Cheyne and Stephen Kane from the RUYC have won the Laser Performance/Matthews Centre SB3 Irish National Championship sailed in Crosshaven over the weekend of 18th to 20th of September. Forty-seven boats competed over eight races in a…
Weils Disease can be fatal, warns Water Safety Body
News Update
Irish Water Safety (IWS) is highlighting the dangers of Weil's disease during this week's National Ploughing Championships. Farmers and others are at risk of contracting Weils disease and IWS are distributing an awareness leaflet at the Championships to highlight the…
WI Watermaster shines at Ploughing Champs
Inland Waterways
On inland waterways news, Waterways Ireland WaterMaster Classic III has taken central stage at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy, Co Kildare. The WaterMaster – a floating multipurpose excavator, one of two owned by Waterways Ireland – is based on…
McCaldin takes J24 National Title
Before the 2009 J24 National Championships even began at Lough Ree Yacht Club, Mickey McCaldin from Lough Erne and the Royal St George’s Flor O’Driscoll had already been installed as favourites for the title. Six races later, in light and…
Cork woman first Irish person to swim English Channel both ways
News Update
Lisa Cummins from Cork is officially the 20th person worldwide to swim the English Channel both ways – but the first Irish person to do so! You can read all about Lisa's preparations on her blog here, but we can…
Kinsale Swim Challenge attracts record entries
News Update
A record 220 swimmers gathered in Kinsale on Saturday (September 19) for The Edge Sports Sandycove Island Challenge 2009, enjoying one of the best days of the year with calm seas, water temperature heading 15 degrees and sunshine that arrived…
Mumbo No. 1 for Class 1 IRC at HYC
Howth YC
Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League is coming along a treat, with lots of close-fought competition and near shaves. Dermot Cronin's Mumbo took first and third in Class 1 IRC and Class 1 Echo respectively, while Dave Clarke's Harlequin dominated both…
Kennedy Takes SB3 Title
Laser Worlds (08)

Kennedy Takes SB3 Title

20th September 2009
Northern Ireland's Peter Kennedy has won the SB3 National Championships at Crosshaven after a thrilling seven race series that drew a fleet of 47 boats to Royal Cork YC. Dun Laoghaire's Sean Craig was second with Howth's Ben Duncan third.…
Clarke wins in Howth Yacht Club Harlequin
Howth YC
Dave Clarke's Harlequin won the Puppeteer division of the second Howth Autumn League Race race thisd morning. Second was Terry Harvey in No Strings with Neil Murphy's Yellow Peril third. For all the results click 'read more' HOWTH YACHT CLUB…

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