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Dun Laoghaire harbour provided refuge for dinghy racing in an evening where it would have otherwise been cancelled due to strong north westerly winds. Noel Butler came home first in the Fireball with James Dowling the Laser race winner. Results…
PODCAST: A west coast welcome lies in wait for 70 boats now entered for ICRA's national championships at Tralee Bay SC in three weeks time. Some are making a 400-mile round trip to compete and ICRA Commodore Barry Rose says…
The Irish SB3 class has confirmed that the Dublin Port Company/RAYC Liffey Fleet Racing Championship will go ahead on June 12. The 12-boat event will be held between the walls in the heart of the city, in sight of the…
There is an 18% reduction* in the number of leisure craft requiring assistance from the Irish Coastguard's rescue service, a welcome statistic that will continue to improve if more people taking to water based activities adhere to the simple safety…
The Kinsale /Fenit ICRA nationals feeder race, which is currently attracting a strong fleet will start off the Charlesfort line in Kinsale harbour at 19.00h on Fri 5th June, Doubling as this year’s designated SCORA offshore event, the Jim Donegan…
After more than 20 years competing on Loch Fyne, Nigel Biggs and the Checkmate Sailing Team from the North West of England won the overall Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series Trophy, the top award for the annual regatta which finished yesterday…
Race 3 – Pwllheli to Wicklow. 23rd May 2009Those boats that delivered over to Pwllheli on the Thursday evening or Friday for the start of the race were treated to high winds, lumpy seas and rain.This didn't dampen the ISORA…
Visitors to this year’s Docklands Maritime Festival (May 29th – June 1st) are in for a treat with the wide variety of performers taking part.  With everything from acoustic acts and street performers to full on music sessions, there is…
The launch of a major emergency plan when a handful of boats capsized during a junior regatta race was over the top, a Marine Casualty Investigation Board report claims today (MCIB). The report revealed gardaí, the local authority and health…
Belfast Rowing Club were defeated by Queen’s University in the men's senior eight final at Belfast Sprint Regatta on Saturday 23rd May 2009.
It came down to the final set of waves during the eighth race of the 2009 Star Eastern European Championship to determine that Irishmen Peter O'Leary and Tim Goodbody would be awarded their first Silver Star. No one could have…
Cameramen on the cutting edge of sports filming, having just sailed across the Atlantic with the Volvo Ocean Race teams, will take part in an NUI Galway symposium entitled ‘Representing Sport'. The international symposium runs from 2-3 June and will…
The Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, T.D. today opened the new €1m refurbished West Pier at Baltimore and Skibbereen Harbour. Speaking at the opening today Minister Dempsey said: “The Government funded works undertaken on this €1m refurbished pier here in…
There's more than one Dragon about these days - Kinsale YC are hosting the Dragon Nationals and celebrating their 80th birthday. Staying south, the Royal Cork YC are doing a Cruise in Company, and there's the SB3 Southerns at Baltimore.…
TG4 has confirmed that it will be broadcasting the Volvo Ocean Race live from Galway next Saturday 30th May with coverage of the in-port races which will be held in Galway Bay that afternoon. The live coverage will begin on…
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Following a review of locks passages on the Lower Bann Navigation, Waterways Ireland intends to change the opening hours of the locks to better reflect user demand. The changes will take effect on the 4th June 2009.
The newest addition to the world's oldest one-design keelboat class - the Howth 17 Footer - was launched at a special ceremony at Howth Yacht Club on Saturday 23rd May attended by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources…
Ten races, including the men’s senior quadruple scull and the women’s senior single, had to be cancelled at the Bantry Sprint Regatta on Saturday because the wind picked up during the event. Bantry Sprint Regatta, Saturday (10 races cancelled because…
Galway will show the way
Regardless of what place Ian Walker's team finishes the Boston-Galway transat on May 23, Green Dragon and the other Irish owned entry, Ger O'Rourke's Delta Lloyd, will be welcomed home with open arms. When the VOR comes to Galway, a…

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