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Good Tips for Beginner Boat Buyers
So you're taking the plunge and buying your first boat, but you don't know where to begin. Luckily there's a host of hints and tips online to guide boating novices towards their first purchase, and the latest guide at Cool…
Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race Date is June 11, 2011
The 2011 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race run jointly by the National Yacht Club and Dingle Boat Club starts on Saturday 11th June with a prize giving on Wednesday 15th in Dingle. 
Message in a Bottle Washes Ashore at Loop Head
When Adam Flannery joined his family on holiday to Kilbaha, Co Clare this summer, little did he know that he would be assisting in a school science project that began some 6,000km away. Yet that's exactly what happened when the…
Monty Halls Gives Talk on 'Capturing Giants'
Renowned diver Monty Halls is set to present a public talk on his marine animal work filming whales, sharks and dolphins around the world tomorrow night (7 October). Halls, who has been in Ireland since April making his latest documentary…
Cork Institute of Technology Win 2010 Student Yachting Nationals
Last weekend saw the Student Yachting Nationals take place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. The students had the use of the ISA J80 Sailfleet for the event. Six college teams entered for the Nationals which was the Qualifier for the Student…
Two Men Rescued from Welsh Cliffs
Two men, who became stranded on an Irish sea beach at the bottom of cliffs due to heavy sea conditions, have been recovered by Welsh coastguard rescue officers. Milford Haven Coastguard received a 999 call at 7.15 pm this evening…
Fancy a New RIB? Here's Your Chance....
Fancy a new or second hand RIB? On the weekend of the 23rd and 24th October, Irish firm Redbay Boats on the Antrim coast will be holding a used boat and demo weekend. The firm will have special offers on…
Belgian Determined to Make Start Line despite Dismasting
Belgian solo sailor Christophe Bullens was dismasted this morning off the coast of France en route to the start of the Velux 5 Oceans. The 49-year-old skipper had been sailing his Eco 60 class yacht Five Oceans of Smiles in…
Coastal Harbours Benefit from Infrastructure Funding
Malahide is one of over a dozen harbours around the coast to benefit from an announcement by Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food today that funding has been approved for harbour development…
Sailing the Atlantic in Aid of World's Poorest Children
Two old seadogs are preparing to cross the Atlantic in a small sailing boat in aid of the world's poorest children. Rudi Teichmann, a retired sea captain now living in Ballinspittle, Co. Cork and his friend Gerhard Meschter who lives…
New Houseboat Facility Gets Green Light on the Shannon
Following receipt of planning permission, Inland Waterways Ireland is progressing with the development of a houseboat facility in Shannon Harbour where the Grand Canal meets the Shannon. The result will be a serviced mooring facility in Shannon Harbour for 6-8…
Boats,Bikes and Bentleys for Scottish Boat Show
Scotland's Boat Show 2010 takes to the sea and shore over the weekend of 15th/16th/17th October. Now in its 24th year, Scotland's Boat Show 2010 show promises to be the biggest ever with over 150 boats for sale - from a…
Donnelly Wins Dun Laoghaire End of Season Oppy Event
At the weekend's end of season Optimist dinghy class Championships (aka the Gorman Trophy) held at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire local helmsman Sean Donnelly was a popular win in a fleet of 66 boats. Second was Sean…
Royal Cork Autumn League. Photos HERE!
Images by Bob Bateman from the first race of Royal Cork's Autumn league are on the gallery HERE. Was all that sunshine really here only last Sunday? Brrrr.....
New Safety Regs Anger Fishermen
New regulations that may force smaller vessels out of the Irish fishing fleet have come in to force. Fishermens organisations have reacted angrily to meeting the high cost of what they call 'over zealous' safety regulations. Lorna Siggins has more…
The New Way Forward is Reverse
Seldén has taken an even stronger grip on the deck hardware market by introducing a whole new range of manually operated winches with an ingenious function. They are reversible! This patented feature gives a new dimension to the concept of…
Ship's Cats in War and Peace
First printed in 2001, Val Lewis’ best-seller, Ships’ Cats in War and Peace, has been revised and expanded for 2010 with more than 20 additional stories and illustrations. These stories of cats from history and legend have been in great…
Concerns for Greystones Harbour Development
A report in today's Irish Times says there is concern over the Euro 300 Million redevelopment of Greystones harbour after the builders confirmed the project is to come under the control of Nama. Last week we posted details of the changes…
New DIY Copper Protection
Marine Technology Ltd, owner of the CuNiGuard antifouling system, has developed a new, single application copper antifouling product which can be owner applied. Copper-Tek uses a specialised copper which has been extensively tested to create a coating, providing, say the…
UK's Southern Academy Match Cup Takes Shape
The inaugural Royal Southern Academy Match Cup is attracting the cream of young sailing talent across the UK but nobody from Ireland yet. The organisers of the inaugural Royal Southern Academy's Match Race Cup are confident of a strong turnout…

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