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Drilling of Test Boreholes in Dublin Bay
A jack-up rig barge has been positioned off the South Wall, Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The barge is contracted to Dublin City Council for the drilling of test boreholes in the approaches to and within Dublin Bay in relation…
Explorers Team Goes Out of the Deep and into Space for Science Week
The Explorers Education Programme run by Galway Atlantaquaria with the support of the Marine Institute is emerging out of the deep blue sea and into space to celebrate the launch of National Science Week 2010. 'Our Place in Space' is…
Fly tying to be Centrepiece of New Angling Exhibition
Most of the top names in fly tying and angling will be in Galway this November for the inaugural Irish Fly Fair say Galway organisers. Well known game angler Stevie Munn will be in town in partnership with Irish Angler…
Jellyfish Numbers On The Rise
New research by marine biologists shows that jellyfish numbers are rising in European waters - including the Irish Sea. The BBC reports that findings set to be published in the journal Global Change Biology show that samples collected from the…
Search Resumes for Donegal Fisherman
The search continues for one of the two-man crew of a Donegal lobster boat that sank off the Inishowen peninsula yesterday morning. The Irish Times reports that the body of 65-year-old Edward Doherty was recovered from the sea yesterday. His…
Adaptive Four Make World Championships A Final
Ireland will have an A Finalist at the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand. The Legs Trunk and Arms Mixed Coxed Four won their repechage today to qualify for Thursday’s final. Ireland were second at halfway to Poland, who caught…
Finn Fights to Stay Olympic Dinghy Class
Next week at the ISAF Annual Meeting in Athens, the Olympic Commission recommendations and guidance will be debated and discussed with decisions to be taken by Council for Olympic classes for the 2016 Olympics. The Council are going to be asked to…
Play Hockey, Underwater!
For anyone looking for new winter time water sport, why not consider underwater hockey also known as Octopush writes Timmy Carey.The game is played in the swimming pool with two teams of six who chase a weighted puck along the bottom of…
Sponsorship Programme Announced for Inland Waters
The 2011 Inland waterways Sponsorship Programme has been announced. Waterways Ireland may, at its discretion and depending on the availability of funds, provide sponsorship (funding and support) to groups, associations, clubs or other appropriate bodies to assist with events which meet…
Black Tie Finale to ISORA Season
Irish Sea Offshore sailing Chief Peter Ryan has circulated the Notice and Agenda for next Saturday's ISORA AGM at the National Yacht Club and told Ireland's biggest band of offshore crews to wear dinner jackets so they can vote on next…
Bullens in Five Oceans Race Pitstop
Skipper Christophe Bullens in the Velux Five Oceans race has been forced to head for port after his yacht Five Oceans of Smiles too was damaged in strong winds in the North Atlantic. The 49-year-old Belgian singlehander was sailing near…
Kinsale Yacht Club Announces 2011 Sovereign's Cup
Details of the 2011 Sovereign's Cup were announced at a reception at Kinsale Yacht Club, hosted by Regatta Director, Gary Horgan. The Sovereign's Cup takes place from 22nd-25th June 2011 in the outer harbour of Kinsale which prides itself with…
Ireland's World Championship Crews Find Going Tough
Ireland’s two adaptive crews must negotiate their way through  repechages tomorrow if they are to make  A Finals at the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand. In their first outings, The Legs, Trunk and Arms mixed coxed four finished fourth…
Cull Wins Howth Laser Opener
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. LASER FROSTBITE WINTER (O'ALL) 31/10/2010 LASER STANDARD: 1, Joe Cull HYC (2.00); 2, David Quinn HYC (6.00); 3, Evan Dolan NYC (6.00); LASER STANDARD APPRENTICE: 1, Brendan Costello MYC (2.00); 2, Conor Hopkins HYC (4.00); LASER STANDARD…
Special Plaque Remembers Portrush Lifeboat Tragedy
A Special plaque presented to Portrush Lifeboat in honour of those who have lost their lives On the 1st November 1889 the Portrush Lifeboat launched to a boat in peril at Portballintrae. A ship had been reported in difficulties near the…
Lifeboat Rescues Two Fishermen After Ten Hours Stranded in Liferaft
Two young fishermen are recovering today (Sunday 31 October 2010) after being rescued by lifeboat crew from Ballyglass RNLI.  The two men were found in a liferaft 13 miles north of Belderrig in County Mayo after a lifeboat crewmember raised…
Weather Gods at Play for October League Finale
Arriving at the Royal Cork Yacht Club yesterday for the final day of the O'Flynn Exhams Autumn League there wasn't a puff of wind to be felt writes Claire Bateman. The Club Burgee hung limply and the general consensus of…
Lecture: "The Fascinating World of Ocean Waves"
A lecture on 'The Fascinating World of Ocean Waves' is to be held on Wednesday 3 November at Alliance Française, 1 Kildare Street in Dublin 2. The evening lecture is to be presented by Professor Frederic Dias from UCD, an…
'Open Day' at National Maritime College of Ireland
An 'Open Day' is to be hosted by the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) on Wednesday 3 November. The Open Day is between 10-15.00hrs. Activities include: talk on careers at sea, entry requirements to academic courses and tours of…
Lecture: "The Newfoundland Cruise"
The Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association are holding their annual Winter /Spring lecture programmein the Poolbeg Yacht Boat Club & Marina (PYBC). The next lecture is "The Newfoundland Cruise" byPaddy Barry which is to held on Tuesday 2 November (1930…

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