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HYC Champion May to the fore
Howth YC TUE + SAT SERIES 3 (RACE) 11/08/2009   17 Footer  SCRATCH:  1, Oona P Courtney;  2, Leila R Cooper;  3, Gladys Cronin/Jones;  17 Footer  HCAP:  1, Oona P Courtney;  2, Sheila D Bothwell;  3, Leila R Cooper TUESDAY SERIES…
Alias wins Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race
Flat seas but gusty south west wind sailing greeted tonight's DBSC fleet. In the Ruffian 23 class it was David Meeke and Martin McCarthy's Alias that won from Larry Power's Paramour. The Sting Brenda Maguire was third. Full results over…
Lifeboat tows plane wreckage
The Rosslare RNLI lifeboat crew towed the wreckage of a light aircraft into Carne tonight (Tuesday 11 August) after it crashed into the sea, at around 5pm this evening, near Tuskar rock, Wexford. Both Rosslare and Kilmore Quay all weather…
No flares, no lifejackets, what's new?
At ten minutes to five this evening, Holyhead Coastguard were alerted to three people who had launched a 12 foot white speedboat with a red stripe called ‘Ring 15’ into Bull Bay around an hour previously and had not returned.…
ISORA to Race to the M2 Buoy
Although some of the front runners are currently engaged in the Fastnet race sailing instructions have been issued for the August 22nd Lee Overlay ISORA/Royal Alfred race from Dun Laoghaire to the M2 Weather buoy and back. Racing starts from…
Reining in the Leopard
The ‘when will they arrive?’ lottery has begun this afternoon in sunny Sutton Harbour, the new arrival point for the Rolex Fastnet Race in Plymouth. While a line honours victory for Mike Slade’s 100ft super-maxi ICAP Leopard might seem obvious,…
Pilot Safe After Crash into Sea
The pilot of a light aircraft has been rescued by Coastguard helicopter off the Tuskar rock , Wexford after crash-landing in the Irish Sea. There were no other passengers onboard the two seater plane, still floating at the scene, according…
Light Aircraft Crashes at Tuskar Rock
A major search and rescue operation is underway at the Tuskar Rock, off the Wexford coast this afternoon following reports of a light aircraft crash. The 'Isle of Inishmore', an Irish Ferries ship on the Rosslare-Pembroke route is proceeding to…
First Around the Fastnet Rock
At 00:26 GMT this morning Mike Slade’s 100ft supermaxi ICAP Leopard was the first boat in the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race to round the Fastnet Rock off the coast of southwestern Ireland. In a 10-15 knot westerly breeze, Karl Kwok’s…
Royal St. George to host  Leinster Match Racing
Hot on the heels of last month’s Dublin Match Racing Open the Royal St George host to the Helly Hansen Leinster Match Racing Championships this weekend. Brian Reilly and Andrew Deakin will sit out this round due to their other…
'Legally Brunette'  approaches the Lizard
Update from Legally Brunette Skipper Paul Egan: "And then last night the winds died. A group of boats "enjoyed" some sailing through the heavy tides around Portland Bill, including ourselves. Having been stalled by the flooding tide we were whipped…
Heading for the Rock
Day 2 update: After a tricky first night at sea, the mid-fleet in the Rolex Fastnet Race have experienced a rainy grey day at sea as they slog upwind westward along the English south coast. As expected the big boats…
Department of Defence: Statement on Asgard
The weekend statement from the Dept of Defence: The Minister for Defence approved a recommendation from the Board of Coiste an Asgard not to proceed with the salvage operation and instead to commence planning for a replacement vessel. The €3.8…
Third Leg Under Way : Ireland Here We Come!
The third leg of the 40th Anniversary edition of La Solitaire du Figaro got under way as scheduled at 13h00 this afternoon, a complex 485 mile passage between St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie in France’s Vendée region across to Dingle on the…
Royal Canal marking 50th Anniversary
On Inland Waterway news.  The first shipment of whiskey in over five decades to travel on the Royal Canal will mark the 50th anniversary of the end of the commercial usage of the canal, writes Eoghan MacConnell in the Irish…
Dorset coast’s overnight parking lot
Rolex Fastnet Race : Update 1 - Monday 10th August 2009 Overnight conditions in the Rolex Fastnet Race have ranged from tricky to impossible. While this morning at the 0600 update, Mike Slade’s ICAP Leopard was approaching Lizard Point, the…
Dublin Port Company Dublin Port, the largest port in Ireland, is situated in the heart of Ireland's vibrant capital city. Dublin Port Company's mission is to facilitate the flow of goods, passengers and information through the port. Dublin Port, as…
Irish sailor is top world U17
Courtown sailor Philip Doran has won the U17 section of the Radial Youth World Championships in Karatsu, Japan with Oliver Loughead in second place giving Ireland a ‘one, two’ on the podium at U17 level. Philip finished 9th overall in…
Coming Up This Week
Get your waterproofs on and check out what’s happening along the coast or on the waterways this week. Lots of sailing, from Lough Derg to Dingle, and Cobh to Blessington. If you’re up for some wild water, the Lower Liffey…
Fastnet update: 'Legally Brunette' dodging calm spots
1900 Sunday Dun Laoghaire's Paul Egan, co-skipper of Legally Brunette, one of six Irish entries in the Fastnet race, reports from onboard: "We're off Swanage, looking at Portland Bill, 5kts of wind, 1.2 of tide behind us and 2 kts…

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