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Lord Nelson Pays Dun Laoghaire a Visit
The Lord Nelson struck a lovely sailing pose crossing Dublin Bay this week. The disabled sail training vessel berthed overnight in Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Gareth Craig photographed her leaving. Images on the gallery now.  Looking for further reading on…
Round Ireland Favourites Show Form
Two of the top entries in this year's Round Ireland race showed their form during the 230-mile Myth of Malham race at the weekend, with class wins for both Piet Vroon's Tonnerre de Breskens III and John Loden's HOD 35,…
Oona Sets Light Air Pace in Howth Yacht Club
Oona (P. Courtney) continued to set the pace at Howth Yacht Club racing last night with a win in the scratch division of the Howth 17 class. Winds were light but sufficient for racing. Second was Leila (R Cooper) and Rosemary…
Coastguard holds man against rock until help arrives
Belfast Coastguard have been co-ordinating assistance to a man who fell into the sea by rocks near Bloody Bridge in Newcastle, County Down earlier this afternoon.  The first report was that the man had been fishing and was clinging on…
Satellite-Linked Tagging of Porbeagle Sharks
Scientists at the Marine Institute, Galway, are working with anglers around Ireland to study the migration and diving behaviour of porbeagle sharks (Latin name - Lamna nasus) in the northeast Atlantic. Porbeagle sharks are one of the top marine predators…
Volunteers Sought for Galway Festival
Let's Do It Galway are making a final push for volunteers for the Round Ireland Powerboat race. The race begins and ends in Galway, starting on June 7 and ending June 12. The organisers have issued an appeal for 200…
Crosshaven Gets Set for Cork Week Party
Just over five weeks to go and Peter Deasy, Chairman of Cork Week 2010, feels that preparations are well on target for what is recognised as one of the best sailing regattas in Ireland. Every two years, the Royal Cork Yacht Club…
Saving Sight by Sailing Round Britain and Ireland
Nigel Colley, 49, from Lymington, Hampshire and David Bowdler, 53, from Stromness, Orkney will set sail around Britain and Ireland in aid of international sight-saving charity ORBIS. The competitive sailors have both been sailing since childhood and are hoping this…
Double-handers head for Kinsale this weekend
The first of two Round Britain & Ireland races, the Shetland Round Britain & Ireland, leaves Plymouth for Kinsale this Sunday. The race, open to double-handed crews in boats between 30 and 50 feet, has over 50 entries in monohull…
GPS Tracking for Metmasts Turbine Race
Arklow's MetMasts Turbines Yacht Race around the Arklow Bank wind turbines takes place this Sunday, and will be tracked live onine via GPS transponders. Each boat will be fitted with a GPS unit, with spectators and friends able to track…
Six Star Cruise Liner Arrives in Dublin Bay
A 670-foot cruise liner, one of the most luxurious in the world, arrived in Dublin Port this morning. The six star Seven Seas Voyager is the world's second all-suite, all-balcony ship and the second to feature a restaurant operated by Le…
Round Ireland Offers Two for One Deal
There is only one week to go to enter the Round Ireland Race before a 50% late entry fee penalty applies. Wicklow Organisers are hoping for a fleet in excess of 40 boats to mark the 30th anniversary of the…
Tiger and Super Nova to Contest UK Quarter Ton Cup
Two boats are travelling from Ireland to take part in the UK's Coutts Quarter Ton Cup hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, from Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 June 2010. The event is expected to attract a record entry…
Preparations for Leinster Match Racing Event in Dun Laoghaire
Confirmation has been received from  Dun Laoghaire Harbour  that the Irish Match Racing has the green light to hold the Weir & Sons Leinster Match Racing Open in side Dun Laoghaire harbour. So with plenty of wind shifts to contend…
Equinox and Antix Take Scottish Honours
A young Irish crew from Howth topped IRC Class 4, the biggest class which had 20 entries at the Scottish Series this evening. Ross McDonald and the crew of the Howth based X332 Equinox strung together a first and two…
McCrohan and Lambe Rowers of the Month
Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe have been chosen as the Afloat Rowers of the Month for May. The young lightweight double made a sparkling debut at the first World Cup regatta of the season in Bled, Slovenia. They won their…
ICAP Leopard Begins Transatlantic Record Attempt
Round Ireland race record holder ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht owned by Mike Slade, crossed the start line at Ambrose Light on Saturday to begin her attempt on the 2,925 nautical mile monohull transatlantic speed record. ICAP Leopard…
Butler & McCarthy Take Season Opener
The Irish Fireball fleet, minus those boats in transit from Barbados, descended on Killaloe at the southern end of Lough Derg for the season-opening regatta, the Open Sailing Championships. Hosted by the Killaloe Sailing Club for the first time in…
Safety Campaign Urges Three Steps to Drowning Prevention
1.    SWIM WHERE LIFEGUARDS PATROL - they're trained to keep you safe Warm summer trips to Ireland's waterways can be an accident waiting to happen if the proper precautions are not taken. One of the safest precautions people can take…
Cork Retires from New York Clipper Leg
Race 10 is already over for Cork. Concerned that they would not reach New York in time to be ready for the next race to Cape Breton Island, yesterday evening the Race Committee offered the Irish team tenth place. Skipper…

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