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ICRA Nationals 2011 Preview
The Cruiser Racer sailing event of the season is on June 17th - 19th. There is already overseas interest from Wales and the UK for the ICRA Nationals, and this year the event is also being promoted in France. The…
Search and Rescue Services Firm Reports Loss
The Canadian company that provides search and rescue helicopter services for the Coast Guard has reported a €1.5 million operating loss in the 2009-2010 fiscal year, according to the Irish Independent. http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/rescue-helicopter-firm-suffers-euro15m-loss-2520903.html CHC Ireland, the local division of the world's…
ISORA 2011 Preview

ISORA 2011 Preview

3rd February 2011 ISORA
ISORA has published its race schedule for 2011 and to win the overall sailing series next year boats must complete four of the six 'qualifying' events. Points for the overall series will then be taken from the best five results…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle 2011 Preview
The Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race takes place from June 11th - 14th. When the race participants head off from the harbour arms of Dun Laoghaire and head along the Leinster coast, they will be celebrating the tenth such race…
Fireball Worlds 2011 Preview
June 11th - 24th. Ireland's recent sailing success in attracting international events continues in 2011 with the hosting of the Fireball Worlds by Sligo Yacht Club from June 11th to 24th. Awarded to Ireland by Fireball International, this regatta will…
Mitsubishi ISA Youth Nationals Preview
April 28 - May 01. As part of the build up to the Dublin Bay 2012 sailing competition, the ISA and Dun Laoghaire waterfront clubs are combining to create a new exciting youth championship to be hosted at the 2012…
Ten Days of Racing on the South Coast
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association is getting behind Kinsale's Sovereign's Cup to promote the fact that for Cruiser sailing racer fans there will be two great regattas in a 10 day period on the South coast in June. The ICRA…
Greystones Harbour Hoardings Could Soon Come Down
The partially redeveloped Greystones Harbour could be opened to the public by mid-summer, The Irish Times reports. Hoardings may come down to open the marine sections of the €300 million development while plans are finalised to complete the rest of…
Three Seals Set For Release This Weekend
The Irish Seal Sanctuary (ISS) is gearing up for three seal releases this coming weekend. On Saturday 5 February ISS volunteers in tandem with the Dingle Wildlife and Seal Sanctuary will release Rupert and Rosie back into the wild at…
NI Minister Welcomes Renewable Energy Forum
Northern Ireland Energy Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed the setting up of the Offshore Renewable Energy Forum, tasked with evaulating the potential of Ireland's offshore resources. "Members of the forum can help shape the sustainable development of offshore renewables in…
Flare Sightings Prompt Kilkeel Search
A search coordinated by Belfast Coastguard that was prompted by several reports of sightings of red flares at the mouth of Carlingford Lough was stood down last evening after nothing was found. The first sightings of the red flares came…
Major Wind-Energy Hub Planned for Belfast Port
Belfast Harbour could potentially become one of the leading energy renewable hubs in the UK, when DONG Energy, a leading Danish energy firm, signed a letter of intent yesterday for an agreement to progress on a number of offshore wind…
First entries in for Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta has taken in 22 entries six months ahead of the first race. It's an encouraging figure that's on a par with the 2009 VDLR, the biggest regatta in Irish sailing that year.The positive early response…
Afloat.ie: 2000 Hanse 292
Well known Yacht-dealer and sailmaker Philip Watson has put his demonstration boat up for sale. It is a fast Hanse sailing cruiser, 29' 6" in length. "CHanser" is fastidiously maintained and has a host of cruising luxuries like central heating,…
DFDS Seaways Makes Final Irish Sea Departure
The Anglia Seaways became the last vessel of the DFDS Seaways fleet to depart Dublin yesterday, following the official closure of the operator's Irish Sea services at the weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. In January DFDS announced the closure of the…
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31st January 2011 Boat Sales
PUBLIC AUCTION (NB if not previously sold) On the instructions of LiamDowdall Esq., Receiver & Manager, Bád Arann Teoranta (In Receivership) MV CLANN EAGLE 1 (2005)169GT. Reg. No. 403730 MV CLANN NA N'OILEAIN(2006) 172 GT. Reg. No. 404093 (In one…
Coast Guard Appeals Over Chinese Lanterns
The Coast Guard has appealed the public to notify them before lighting and releasing Chinese lanterns. The lanterns have been a regular sight in the night sky since the beginning of the year, but can resemble emergency flares when they…
Seafood Firm Meets Ministers Over Expansion Plans
Minister for Fisheries and Food Brendan Smith and Minister of State Sean Connick have met one of the world’s biggest seafood companies to discuss the potential for expansion of the industry in Ireland, the Irish Times reports. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0131/1224288598582.html Marine Harvest,…
Quarry Divers Airlifted for Treatment
Four divers were airlifted to hospital yesterday after getting into difficulty while exploring a flooded quarry in Portroe, Co Tipperary. RTÉ News reports that one of the divers, a man in his 20s, was airlifted by the Shannon-based Coast Guard…
Lecture: “The Newfoundland Voyage”
The Maritime Institute of Ireland (M.I.I.) hosts a Winter /Spring lecture series. The next lecture of the is 'The Newfoundland Voyage' by Paddy Barry The lecture is on 17 February and starts at 8pm and is to be held in…

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