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Athlone Boat Club Regatta Takes Place this Saturday
Athlone Boat Club on the inland waterways will hold their annual regatta at Coosan Point, Athlone on Sat 26th. Jun 2010 from 08.00 hrs until 19.00hrs. Waterways Ireland requests Masters of vessels, boats and Personal Water Craft to note the…
Lead Changes Hands in Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race
It was all change on the Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race leaderboard with on-the-water leader Tonnerre de Breskens taking pole, both elapsed and corrected, at the 9.30am check-in. Tonnerre led both Class Zero and the overall standings, and is…
Henri Lloyd Launch New Deck Boot
Henri Lloyd’s heritage in the marine footwear industry has produced the some of the most innovative and highest quality marine footwear available to date. Correct footwear selection can make a huge difference to a sailor’s comfort and performance; this is…
Fog Robs Squibs of Day Two
Thick fog on Dublin Bay meant a day ashore yesterday for the 140 competitors in the SF Marina Squib Nationals at the Royal St George Yacht Club. Nigel Grogan and Daniel Cripps from Royal Corinthian maintain their lead from the…
Lord Mayor Casts Spear in Medieval Ceremony at Dublin Port
The Lord Mayor of Dublin and Admiral of Dublin Port, Cllr. Emer Costello, today performed the 522 year old "Casting of the Spear" ceremony at Dublin Port. The "Casting of the Spear" dates as far back as 1488 when the…
Sun Shines on J24 Western Championships
"Lough Ree always had the water and the boats - They just needed the weather!" was the comment from Commodore of Lough Ree Yacht Club; Frank Murray. Summer certainly obliged with blue skies, blazing sunshine, 24 degrees and moderate breeze…
New Regulations to Rein In Jetskis
Green TD and Enviroment minister John Gormley made regulations to regulate the use of jetskis and personal watercraft where they have the potential to affect protected species. The new regulations address a 2007 European Court finding that Ireland had not…
New Regulations to Rein In Jetskis
Green TD and Enviroment minister John Gormley made regulations to regulate the use of jetskis and personal watercraft where they have the potential to affect protected species. The new regulations address a 2007 European Court finding that Ireland had not…
Water Rat Predicts the Round Ireland Winner
In my opinion it's Inis Mor this year for overall honours in the Conway Media Round Ireland Race.  If there isn’t a parking lot after Rathlin, they should hold their time on the guys ahead.  It seems to me that…
Leaders Power Up the West Coast
Just over half the fleet have rounded the Fastnet Rock in the Conway Media Round Ireland Yacht Race, with the leaders stretching their legs in plenty of breeze up the west coast. With between 14 and 20 knots of wind…
Butler and McCarthy Continue to Lead Fireballs After Strangford Weekend
Traditional northern hospitality was strongly in evidence when the Irish Fireball fleet made their debut appearance at Strangford Lough’s East Down Yacht Club. Situated a short distance round the coastline from Killyleagh, EDYC played host to 16 Fireballs, a similar…
Irish Sailors Compete at Kiel
Max Treacy and Anthony Shanks are the top Irish performers at Kiel Week in Germany, sitting in eighth place after two races. The fleet is largely diminished from the 132-boat monster entry at the Europeans, with just 22 Stars showing…
Galileo Reports In From Off Cork Coast
Galileo have reported in via Afloat's free crew podcasting solution (details HERE) to say that they are making good headway off Youghal in the Round Ireland Yacht Race. Things are getting tricky up front with the leaders trying to judge the…
Midday Results Give French Skipper the Lead
Bernard & Laurent Guoy lead the standings after a full day's racing in the Round Ireland Yacht Race on corrected time in their boat Inis Mor, which is currently second on the water behind Tonnerre de Breskens. The Race Office…
Lifeboat Crew Respond to Search for Missing Man in Mountain Lake
Members of Ballyglass RNLI responded to an emergency callout yesterday (Sunday 20 June 2010) afternoon for a man reported missing after he went swimming in a remote mountain lake outside Bangor Erris in County Mayo.  The volunteer lifeboat crew were…
Sailing Sojourn by BP Oil Boss Not So Slick
The Chief Executive of beleaguered oil giant BP has copped an unmerciful bashing in the press for taking the weekend off to sail the Round the Island Race around the Isle of Wight.  Tony Hayward is a part owner of…
Big Boats Ready for Cork Week
Although talk that sailing numbers are down is a persistent theme in 2010, Cork Week has always attracted the big boats and Crosshaven organisers say this year is no exception. The Super Zero Class is expected to be a competition…
Man Found Safe and Well
The man whom had been thought missing near Baltimore in West Cork has been located safe and well. All rescue services have been stood down. It is a reminder of the importance of letting people know where you are and…
Baltimore Lifeboat Search for Missing Man
The RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Bessie was called to assist in a search for a man who failed to make a pre-arranged meeting with a friend in Baltimore yesterday. The man had been camping on the Islands of Roaring Water Bay,…
Round Ireland Fleet Spreads Along South Coast
The leading group of the Round Ireland Yacht Race split overnight, with a group of three boats following Tonnerre de Breskens south. Open 60 Spirit of Rosslare Europort, the Class 40 Daft.com and the British military Archambault 40 Fujitsu all…

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