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This year Dublin Bay Sailing Club will be 125 years in existence. The Club’s story began on a sunny Saturday afternoon, during the long hot summer of 1884, when the big yachts had sailed south from Belfast Lough to take…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Union National pour la Course au Large joint owners of the IRC Rule, have given IRC its very own www.ircrating.org . "We felt it was time to give IRC its own identity now…
Dun Laoghaire's Irish National Sailing School is marketing learning to sail as a 'skill for life' in new season packages announced this week. The West pier Club is offering the 'gift of sailing' and several different start courses for 199…
This 1996 Beneteau Oceanis 461, for sale through MGM marine at Euro 114,950, is moored in Dun Laoghaire, and loaded with electronic extras inlcuding radar. An ideal cruiser for families intending coastal passages or just pottering around Dublin bay. The…
Two regional fisheries boards have issued appeals to the Government for action on measures to stop the importation of ‘alien’ invasive plant and animal species which are having a serious impact on freshwater environments. The Western and Shannon regional fisheries…
THE NUMBERS ADD UP FOR THE GALWAY VOLVO OCEAN RACE ·       1.8 billion global TV audience·        2 week free festival·        750 volunteers·        200,000 visitors·        500 spectator boats·        10,000 school children·        5km of bunting flags·        1000 performers·        200 international media On the eve of…
While Ireland basked in Spring sunshine and the sailing season got underway in ideal conditions at home the Green Dragon team were expecting to celebrate St Patrick’s Day by rounding Cape Horn tonight. “It must be fate that the Green…
If boating, walking, cycling, fishing, exploring, heritage, days out and relaxed nights appeal to you, the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) may be your route to affordable fun. A voluntary association open to everyone interested in Ireland’s inland waterways,…
There’s no help like self-help, and a community initiative in West Cork hopes to achieve an extraordinary feat. A Cork-Swansea ferry campaign, currently raising €3m to reopen the sea crossing, is on the brink of acquiring a ship to operate…
This is the story of one woman’s quest for survival and fulfilment, leading daring seafaring expeditions and defeating aristocratic lords with style and panache. In an era of huge social and political upheaval, dominated by male chauvinistic bias, Grace O’Malley,…
The Red Funnel Easter Challenge is the ‘must do’ tune up event starting a very busy racing season with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The 18th edition of the Red Funnel Easter Challenge regatta will kick off with seven races…
Teams of six students from schools all over Connaught will compete against each other to qualify for the National Schools Team Racing Championship. The event will be run by Galway Bay Sailing Club in association with Bow Waves Sailing and…
Irish artist Jim Clary, based in America, is offering progress images of  his upcoming original painting. The Thomas W. Lawson, with thirteen letters in her name, was the only seven-masted vessel in the world. Known as "Lucky Seven," the   steel…
One month into the longest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the PUMA Ocean Racing team are preparing to face heinous conditions over the next four days, as they make their way towards Cape Horn. With 1,700 nautical miles to…
The toughest endurance powerboat event on the international circuit – the 2010 Round Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race – will take place from the 8th to the 15th of May 2010, it has been confirmed. Circumnavigating the entire 800-mile coast of…
Tonight's RTE Seascapes programme highlights Stena line's investment of a €15m ‘make over’ of its Irish fleet but announces redundancies in Dun Laoghaire. In a separate item on Tom MacSweeney's show, as the date for arrival of the Volvo Round…
Olympic Star campaigners Peter O'Leary and Tim Goodbody are just three points off the top three going into the last day of the Bacardi Cup.The new pairing, currently lying fourth, have racked up three fourth place finishes en route to…
It has been a case of ups and down for the chasing pack today.  Last night saw them all make significant gains, Green Dragon had pulled back over 150 miles on current leg leader Ericsson 3. But conditions today have…
Fisheries Minister and Clare T.D. Tony Killeen has sent his best wishes to the Killaloe Coast Guard Unit ahead of their scheduled participation in the annual New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Green Dragon remains the most southerly boat in the fleet, at 50 degrees South the conditions onboard have become uncomfortable as the temperature has dropped.  Being this far south also means the threat of icebergs and so far the crew…

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