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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…
Bantry Crew in Second in 'Atlantic Challenge'
The Bantry Bay crew, soared in second place, while representing Ireland in the Atlantic Rowing Challenge; International Contest of Seamanship in early August this year in Midland Canada.Competing on Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes the Bantry Bay…
MGM DBSC Challenge Kicks Off Tonight
The weekend sailnig on Dublin Bay kicks off tonight event at 5pm with the MGM Boats Dublin Bay Sailing Club Cruiser Challenge.  There will be a fixed mark course around Dublin Bay racing marks, with windward/leeward courses planned for tomorrow…
Fifty Boats Expected for SB3 Nationals
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…
Port of Cork Opens its Doors for Heritage Day
On Saturday 28th August 2010, the Port of Cork will open its doors to the public from 11am until 4pm as part of Cork Heritage Day. The spectacular rooms of Custom House will be open to the public offering visitors…
Beneteau 31.7 'Magic' Wins Last DBSC Thursday Race
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 26 AUGUST 2010 BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al) BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 3. Fiddly…
Bertrand maintains hold on Etchells Worlds
 John Bertrand's dominance of the Etchells World Championships at Howth Yacht Club continued on day 4 of the regatta with a win in the afternoon race after scoring a disappointing 9th earlier in the day. His lead, however, has been…
Success at Last!
The world trophy for offshore cruiser racing is in Irish hands and Cork has dominated the successful assault on the Commodore's Cup in the hallowed waters of Cowes, centre of British yachting writes Tom MacSweeney. Several times in previous years…
O'Neill and O'Hara Win IDRA 14 Nationals
28 boats made the 2010 IDRA 14 dinghy national championships something of a class record when they set sail at Lough Ree YC. The previous best was 26 in 2006). All six championship races and the crew's race were completed.…
South Korean Newbuilds for Arklow Shipping
The latest newbuild for the Arklow Shipping Ltd (ASL) fleet, Arklow Meadow is due to depart from the Mokpo Shipyard Corporation, South Korea in three weeks, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 136m dry-cargo vessel will seek a cargo for the delivery…
Lynch Vying for World Title in Italy
Recently crowned British National champion Finn Lynch from Co. Carlow is looking to add the World title to his list of achievements this summer. At the British nationals he beat a staggering 323 boats to take the title. Currently at…
High Speed Thrills on Friday at Inaugural 'Liffey Skiffy'
Tomorrow join skiff sailors for some Dublin city centre sailing action as High Performance Olympic 49er Skiffs will be racing on the River Liffey between the East Link Bridge and Samuel Beckett Bridge.Crews from Ireland and the UK including Olymians,…
Groupama Sets Pace Round Britain and Ireland
Almost exactly two days into the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Franck Cammas' Volvo Open 70, Groupama, was the first yacht to round Muckle Flugga at 1400 BST. They are now heading southwest at a speed of over 17…
Storm Success in IRC 1 Howth
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. WEDNESDAY SERIES 3 (RACE) 25/08/2010 Class 1 IRC: 1, Storm P Kelly; 2, Tantrum 3 Klimche/O'Leary; 3, Makutu Doyle/Others; Class 1 HPH: 1, Storm P Kelly; 2, Tantrum 3 Klimche/O'Leary; 3, Makutu Doyle/Others; Class 2 IRC: 1,…
Sheep Rescued by RNLI
A lifeboat crew rescued a sheep and a seal pup in two separate incidents off Anglesey on the far side of the Irish Sea last week.Moelfre RNLI lifeboat crew helped the sheep after it fell 20ft from cliffs onto an…
Irish Shipping Trade Volumes Return to Growth
The latest figures from the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) on Irish shipping trade volumes and port traffic data for the first half of 2010 indicate that shipping volumes on the key trade corridors have stabilised with a largely positive…
Students Take to the High Seas
Imagine being able to plan, design and carry out your own scientific survey into the seas around us. Last week research students from across Europe were given just such an opportunity when they joined scientists onboard the Irish national research…
Bertrand double at Howth to lead Etchells Worlds
Two bullets give Australian crew 11 point lead after four races John Bertrand of Royal Brighton YC in Melbourne gave a masterclass on the waters off Howth to win both races in today's Etchells World Championships, sponsored by Fingal County…

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