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Colin and Casey Wins Fireball DBSC Race
Neil Colin's appropriately named Elevation went straight to the top of the local Dublin Bay Sailing Club Fireball dinghy fleet in last night's race in Scotsman's Bay. Racing in moderate westerly conditions and an ebb tide, Marie Barry's Reality Check…
Entries Open for Skandia for Gold Regatta
Entries for the 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta are now open, to enter online or download the Notice of Race log onto the event website which is now live at www.skandiasailforgoldregatta.co.uk The fifth installment of this international regatta takes…
Virbac-Paprec 3 is Launched for Vendee Globe
Jean-Pierre Dick's brand new 60 foot monohull, Virbac-Paprec 3, has just been launched in Auckland, New Zealand. As for the first two boats, once again the design team has innovated and the VPLP Verdier plans mark a radical break with…
Ten Days 'til Ocean to City Race deadline
There are just ten days remaining for you to get your entry in for the annual Ocean to City race starting in Crosshaven and finishing in Cork City. The 15-mile race starts at 11.30am at Royal Cork YC on June…
Junior Race Training in HYC on J80s
Sixty-four of Howth Yacht Club's junior sailors were treated to an evening of race training in the ISA Sailfleet J80s on a fresh Monday evening, under the guidance of Laura Dillon.  A host of support vessels and RIBs facilitated the…
Seven crews line up for Delta Lloyd
Seven Irish crews are on the entry list for the Delta Lloyd regatta starting on May 26, with representatives in six Olympic classes. Sisters Annalise and Claudine Murphy will compete in the Laser Radial class, with Ross Hamilton in the…
Raymarine rescued from brink of collapse
Boating electronics provider Raymarine was saved from collapse over the weekend with a last-minute buyout. Negotiations with a 'third party', which turned out to be the eventual purchaser, broke down momentarily, with GPS company Garmin making a last-ditch bid to…
999 call prompts rescue of six men off Swansea
At half past ten last night, Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from a man reporting that he could see a twenty foot cruiser drifting with no lights between the pier and first island at Swansea on the Irish Sea,…
Bangor Lifeboat Assists 18ft Motor Boat
RNLI Bangor Lifeboat launched at 1:20 pm on Monday 17th May 2010 to assist a person aboard an 18ft leisure motor boat which had experienced engine failure. Within minutes of the rescue pagers being activated, volunteer crew had launched RNLI…
In this week's podcast we speak to Ross Killian about stepping back into an Olympic campaign and into a 49er for the first time. We profile a J105 that's ripe for short-handing in our boat of the week slot, and…
Schull Harbour Marina Edges Closer
Schull has been planning a development of their beautiful harbour for the last number of years and at long last it looks like coming on stream. The committee in charge of the project is now very keen to get an…
Preparations continue apace in Dun Laoghaire for this weekend's ICRA Championships at the Royal St. George YC. The 'club of the year' is installing new pontoons in front of its club house in time for the Cruiser event and in…
Ecover Announce All British Crew for Extreme Sailing Series
With two weeks to go until the start of the Extreme Sailing Series the Ecover Sailing Team have announced an all British line up for the season ahead. British Olympic Tornado sailor Leigh McMillan is one of two new crew…
Commission Launches Discussion on 2011 catch levels
The European Commission has published a new report on fishing stocks that will launch the discussions on catch limits and quotas for next year. The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki wants to bring EU fishing limits in line…
With a close to perfect score, Andrew Fowler's team of Sam Hurst, Brendan Fafliani, John Sheehy, Nick Smyth, Guy O'Leary, Peter Bailey and Phil Lawton from Royal St George YC in Dublin, won the 2010 Royal Thames Cumberland Cup from…
Rating Cost of Composite Rigging to be Reduced in 2011
The rating cost of composite standing rigging will be reduced with effect from 1st January 2011 following a recent meeting of the IRC Technical Committee. The Committee noted that the technology of composite standing rigging has matured significantly in recent years…
5,000 Sail from City Centre Slipway
More than 5,000 people hit the water with the East Wall Watersports Centre in the year 2009, according to centre principal Billy King. The centre, located in the Tolka Estuary in Dublin's East Wall, has a history of sailing in…
HYC use Twitter & Ustream for live event coverage
Howth Yacht Club continue to march ahead as early adopters of new media, streaming details from their HYC Helmsman's Championships in real-time over the web. Using a combination of live tweets from Twitter and streaming vide on UStream (courtesy of…
Irish Sea Jellyfish Survey continues
A four-year survey of jellyfish population and movements in the Irish Sea continues this summer, with the public being asked to report sightings of any jellyfish that they see on the water. The EcoJel project is a collaboration between UCC…
Double-handers head for Tuskar
A fleet of top-class double-handers will streak across Ireland's south coast in the next two days as part of a 1,000-mile race beginning and ending in the French port of Caen. The Normandy Race sends the crews of Class 40s…
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