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Irish Sailors will Feature in Round the Island 80 Year Celebrations
Irish sailors are bound to feature in the Island Sailing Club's plans to most fittingly commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the famous Round the Island Race in 2011. The club is involved in tracing past entrants and Ireland has enjoyed…
'Lack of Continuity' Holds Sailing Back
The World Yacht Racing Forum began today in front of 300 delegates and media from all over the world. Marketing experts discussed the growth of the sport and agreed that the lack of continuity is its main issue. The third…
Interesting Results in Dublin Bay's Turkey Shoot
Results are getting interesting with discards kicking in at Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Turkey Shoot. The large turnouts continue to defy the skeptics with up to 65 boats racing in some great conditions. The final two races are this weekend…
A Century of Sailing: Documentary Launch
A little fleet of boats based in Howth has sailed through three centuries to become the oldest one-design yachts in the world still racing. How did they do it? The answer is an "extraordinary love story" of passion, pride and…
Afloat.ie: 1989 Sigma 38
Originaly named "Aquelina", "Valkyrie" has been in the same ownership since 1994. She has been well looked after. As with all Sigma 38s she will need a bit of upgrading but nothing major. She is a sturdy go anywhere yacht…
No Passage Through Achill Sound
Mayo County Council has advised it will not be possible for boats to pass through Achill Sound until further notice.  The announcement came in a Marine Notice issued on December 10th. This is due to on-going works connected with the…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Saves Woman after Fall from Pier
Dun Laoghaire RNLI inshore Lifeboat Realt na Mara launched this evening at 5.02pm to rescue a woman who had fallen into the harbour close by the East Pier lighthouse. It is believed the woman stumbled while walking along the popular…
DBSC 2010 in Review

DBSC 2010 in Review

13th December 2010 DBSC
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Tony Fox on racing in the waters of the Capital in 2010 After a miserable and prolonged winter, Dublin Bay sailors in 2010 have had their most enjoyable season for years. Winds were kindly, cancellations…
Clare Kitesurfer Stars at Rhinos Wave Charge
Mark Barry was the standout kitesurfer at the final stage of the 2010 Rhinos Wave Charge in Brandon Bay recently. SEE VIDEO BELOW Surfer Today reports that the Co Clare rider outshone the competition on an exceptionally cold weekend that…
Lifejackets 'Must Be Worn', Inquest Hears
The coroner for Galway West has urged all boat-users to wear lifejackets and put safety first on the water. Dr Ciarán McLaughlin spoke at the inquest into the death of experienced sailor Johnny Mac Donncha, who drowned after his Galway…
Greagsbey Wins in Howth
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. LASER FROSTBITE WINTER (O'ALL) 12/12/2010 LASER STANDARD: 1, Conor Greagsbey NYC (31.00); 2, Evan Dolan NYC (33.00); 3, Michael Evans HYC (45.00); LASER STANDARD APPRENTICE: 1, Conor Murphy HYC (12.00); 2, Brendan Costello MYC (16.00); 3, Conor…
National 18s -72 Years Old and Still Sailing
My first experience of racing was in a National 18 wooden dinghy and it was rough. Inexperienced as a crewman during a race in Monkstown Bay, I slit the top of a finger across a chain plate while pulling in…
EU Seafood Labelling Rules 'Not Being Enforced'
Next time you buy fish at the supermarket, it may not be what it appears to be - according to the authors of a new paper on truth in food labelling in the European seafood industry. Mother Jones reports that…
Diver Disappeared Close to Safety, Court Hears
The inquest into the drowning of diver Ann Howard has heard how she disappeared only feet from the safety of rocks off Arranmore Island. The Irish Times reports that Howard, 41, was part of a team of eight divers from…
Foxall to be Groupama Helmsman, Trimmer and Crew Manager
Ireland's Damian Foxall is the first to be named officially as crew on French Yacht Groupama in the next Volvo Ocean Race that starts next year and finishes in Galway in June 2012.  As Ireland's most capped offshore racing sailor,…
Afloat Irish Sailing Annual
Afloat, Ireland's only dedicated watersports magazine, hits the shelves on Tuesday 14th December with a bumper 100-page Annual. Packed with all the latest news and reviews from across the sailing, motorsports and watersports worlds, Afloat's 2011 Annual also reviews a…
The Schools Initiative for 2011 has been launched by the Port of Cork, which is calling upon all 5th-class primary school teachers to become involved. This year's initiative is based on the theme 'Making Cork Harbour a Green Energy Hub…
Win! Win! Win! We're giving away a Helly Hansen Holdall (pictured below) each day for ten days but you've got to be quick, three are gone already! Enter our facebook competition HERE. All you have to do is complete the…
Liddy Launches La Solitaire du Figaro Campaign (Podcast)
Mick Liddy is already picturing the magical scene of the international Figaro fleet inside Dun Laoghaire's harbour next August. He's one of Ireland's top offshore sailors but before Liddy can join the 55 boat fleet he has two months to…
Stealth Frigates to Visit Dublin Port
Two Dutch naval frigates, HNLMS Tromp and HNLMS Van Amstel are due to arrive into Dublin Port tomorrow for a courtesy visit over the weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Royal Netherlands Navy HNLMS Van Tromp is a De Zeven Provinciën-class…

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