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O'Driscoll Domination of J24 Fleet Continues
The stranglehold that Flor O'Driscoll and his crew on 'Hard on Port' from the Royal St.George Yacht Club seem to have on the Irish J/24 Class was maintained with yet another win, this time the Northern Championships hosted by Lough…
Swimmers, Surfers and Sailors are Reminded of the Venomous Weever Fish
Excruciating pain as spines embed into human flesh from a marine animal. Not the sort of holiday talk, you were thinking about? The CEO of Irish Water Safety John Leech has issued a notice reminding swimmers, surfers and all beach users…
Cobh Peoples Regatta Starts at the Promenade
Cobh People Regatta for all classes will be held this Sunday afternoon (15th of August). There'll be a first gun at 14:00 hrs and the start area is Cobh Promenade. A prizegiving afterwards will be held at Trade Winds restaurant.…
New Workboat For Shannon Estuary
Delivery of the vessel from Mooney Boats in Killybegs was down along the West Coast of Ireland, up the Shannon estuary and through the twin locks at Ardnacrusha, to its new work place on the Lower Shannon. The Inis Muilinn…
'Gloves Off' Wins Calves Week Regatta Cup
Near perfect weather and the largest fleet of the week graced the waters off Schull on Sunday for the annual regatta and final day of Calves Week.Withthe start line moved outside the harbour the fleets took in both the Goat and Calve…
O'Leary's New German Crew Makes his Mark in Weymouth
Royal Cork's Peter O'Leary and his stand in German crew Frithjof Kleen are 13th overall after two races in the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta at Weymouth. O'Leary's rival for the Irish Star nomination at the Olympic regatta in two…
Tankers Load Fuel in Dublin Bay
In a highly unusual procedure, a tanker took on bunkers (loading of fuel) while anchored in Dublin Bay. The procedure took place on 2 August when the Whitstar (2,159gt) moored alongside the larger Pembroke Fisher (9,356gt) writes Jehan Ashmore. The Whitstar had arrived…
Waterways Ireland to Provide House Boat Berths at Shannon Harbour
Waterways Ireland has issued a notice to users of the Grand Canal of its intention to carry out new inland waterways works by way of provision of house boat berths at Shannon Harbour, Co.Offaly. The work site will be from…
Fast Lane to Kinsale, Leg 3 of Solitaire du Figaro to Ireland has Started
The 44 skippers taking part to Leg 3 of the Solitaire du Figaro left Brest today for a 349 miles long route bound for Kinsale.  The start was hampered by the bulk of the fleet clustering the pin end of…
Commodores Cup: Send YOUR Good Luck Wishes HERE!
MANY OF YOU SENT GOOD LUCK WISHES AND NOW YOU CAN SAY WELL DONE TOO! SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE TO LEAVE YOUR CONGRATULATION MESSAGE! The ICRA Team Celebrations in Cowes, Photo: David Branigan After a series of near misses in…
Tamar-Class Lifeboat Visits Irish Waters
The Tamar-class lifeboat is the latest in a series of high-tech craft within the RNLI lifeboat fleet and in use throughout the UK. The class is named after the River Tamar, Cornwall and like other lifeboats, they are named after large rivers, writes Jehan…
From Last Lightship to Last Lanby
The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) withdrew the Codling Bank Lanby off Arklow on 24 July. This was the last Lanby to serve in Irish waters. The Lanby (Large Automated Navigation Buoy) is essentially a floating circular platform with a tower positioned centrally…
International Dimension to Etchells Nationals
There is a distinctly international flavour to this year's Etchells National Championships sponsored by Euro Car Parks at Howth Yacht Club next weekend (August 14th & 15th), which is hardly surprising with the World Championships taking place at the same…
Irish Olympic Stars in Action in Weymouth
The clearest indication of Irish sailing form for the 2012 Olympics will be known this week when four Sports council carded sailors go into action in a massive regatta of 800 sailors at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in…
Blessington's Finn Lynch Wins British Topper Nationals
14 year old Finn Lynch of Blessington Sailing Club is the new British Topper Champion after posting a string of consistent results at Pwhelli Sailing Club in North Wales this weekend. From a 15 race series the St. Mary's Carlow…
After 13 Year Absence, Kinsale Gets Ready for French Invasion
The 44 skippers get ready for Leg 3 of the Solitaire du Figaro in a surprisingly sunny and warm Brest while hundreds of supporters crowd the race village and the pontoons. Tomorrow at 14.00 they will leave Brittany for a…
Hughes 10th Overall at World Junior Champs
Turlough Hughes finished fourth in the B Final of the men’s single sculls at the World Junior Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic this morning. Portugal’s Tome Perdigao won a battle with Serbia’s Alexsandar Filipovic at the head of…
Gung Ho Wins it in DBSC races
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 7 AUGUST 2010 BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Violet Flame (B.Murphy/L.Osbourne), 3. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al) BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Violet Flame (B.Murphy/L.Osbourne), 2. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll),…
Solitaire du Figaro:  Jury Decision Alters Scoreboard
As Kinsale gets ready to host the La Solitaire du Figaro single-handed sailors next week the race Jury met today in Brest to discuss the protest against Yann Eliès, who was forced to use his engine during the first leg…
Leila Leads Howth Yacht Club's 17 National Champs
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. 17 FOOTER CHAMPS  07/08/2010 17 Footer SCRATCH: 1, Leila R Cooper (12.00); 2, Rita Lynch/Curley (14.00); 3, Isobel B & C Turvey (14.00); 4, Pauline O'Doherty/Ryan (15.00); 5, Aura I Malcolm (16.00); 17 Footer ECHO: 1, Pauline…

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