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Sea Weed Flavouring Developed by Cork Firm
A range of natural flavoursome food products that rely neither on added salt or monosodium glutamate may soon be available thanks to a Cork-based company exploring the food potential of a major Irish natural resource – seaweed. The company, CyberColloids…
Tiamat wins in Cork Harbour
In a weekend that saw 200 boats afloat in Cork Harbour it was the first race of Royal Cork's annual October league that grabbed the headlines. 90 boats came to the line for a two race day, in a format…
Warning over Safety Standards on Boats
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has warned that safety standards on fishing boats and leisure craft – particularly Jet Skis– must be improved. The warning came in the publication of the Board's annual report published last week. In it…
Barafundle takes second Howth Yacht Club win
In class one, Matt Davis’s Barafundle from Skerries continues to upset the odds to win again in Howth Yacht Club on IRC. Full results for this afternoon's race four over the fold: HYC AUTUMN LEAGUE, RACE 4/10/2009. Class 1 IRC…
Lifeboat Station Gives Thanks
Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat station will hold its annual Service of Thanksgiving for members of the emergency services on Sunday next, 11 October. This annual ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving will be held in the Star of the Sea Church, Ballycotton, at…
Cork Chases Leaders
On Day 12 of the Clipper Round the World race Cork, Ireland, is in second place, chasing down the leaders, Team Finland. Skipper, Richie Fearon, says, “We've had a good night sailing and finally getting the double figure speeds we…
Nicholas O'Leary Named Sailor of the Month
Nicholas ‘Nin’ O’Leary of Crosshaven is the Irish Independent/Afloat.ie Sailor of the Month for September after retaining the all-Ireland Helmsman’s Championship in demanding light wind conditions in Cork last weekend. Racing in the Irish Sailing Association’s flotilla of J80s, O’Leary…
Portora Lock on Erne – water levels
Inland waterways news has learned that the Rivers Agency has notified Waterways Ireland that water levels will be lowered in Lower Lough Erne to facilitate storage of winter rainfall. Levels will be reduced over coming days and Portora Lock will…
Above: the crew of Cork at the beginning of the Clipper Race 2009  Lough Swilly Yacht Club Lough Swilly Yacht Club is based in Fahan Creek on the shores of Lough Swilly, Co Donegal, three miles from Buncrana and ten…
State’s Seabed Mapping Programme to Generate €275m in Revenue
Delegates at an international conference of marine scientists, SEABED 10, in Dublin next week will hear how an independent study has valued the benefits of the state’s marine mapping programme at €275 million. This is more than four times what…
Cork keeping fifth place in Clipper
Retaining their fifth place, Cork are doing their utmost to stay in the top five, and it's working, it seems. Although skipper, Richie Fearon, says "We have just got some wind after a frustrating couple of nights and day of…
Sunseeker Australia Cup returns to Perth
After a hiatus of eight years, the Sunseeker Australia Cup has returned to Perth attracting the world’s most elite skippers and their crew from around the world to contest the hottest invitation only event from 26 – 29 November 2009.…
Four Youths Rescued off Liverpool
Action on the far side of the Irish Sea this afternoon as Liverpool Coastguard have been co-ordinated the rescue of four people from a small vessel ‘Valerie’ which contacted the marine emergency service at 4.20pm. The small 12 foot petrol…
Traditional Boyne Boats lecture
The Old Drogheda Society Annual Corcoran Garry Lecture this year will be on 'Traditional Boats on the Boyne', which will include the Stone Age Boyne Currach, or Coracle, and the Boyne Canoe. Put it in your diary for Wednesday October…
Irish Slalom Champ will compete at Euro Speedsailing Championships
The 2008 and 2009 Irish Windsurfing Slalom Champion Pearse Geaney will be putting up a challenge to some of the world’s best speedsailors when they compete at the European Speed Sailing Championships to be held off the coast of Dungarvan,…
Kite-surfers rescued off Dollymount Strand
Dun Laoghaire's Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was called to assist two kite-surfers off Dollymount Strand on Friday (September 25th). The incident occurred shortly before 3pm when a novice kite-surfer lost control and started to be carried away from the beach by…
More wind, same good conditions for HYC Race 3
The half-way stage of this year’s Howth Yacht Club Autumn League was reached in stronger westerly winds than were originally forecast although the conditions certainly met with the competitors’ approval for the third successive Sunday. A light force 2 breeze…
Get towelled off with Gill
You may not be ready to shop for Christmas presents quite yet, but it's no harm to look about for an apt gift for the sailor in your life, and if it's good value (around or under 25 euro) and…
The year of the seafarer, on Seascapes
Seascapes (RTE Radio 1, Friday, 10.30pm) are casting their net to find the most important line in shipping. Tom MacSweeney and his crew on Seascapes are also zoning in on 'The Year of the Seafarer', the latest All-Ireland Title for…
Sail planning for 2010 already?
If you're sitting down to compile next year's fixtures that you either want to attend or compete in, the 22nd edition of Rick Tomlinson's Portfolio and/or Desk calendars are now available for that very thing. The Portfolio Calendar (above) features…
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