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Sea Kayaking

21st September 2009 General
Fast becoming a popular offshore passtime here in Ireland there is no better way to hug the coast, and spot marine life than sea kayaking. More info to follow
Team Redmond Fisher takes Irish SB3 National Championship
Peter Kennedy, Dave Cheyne and Stephen Kane from the RUYC have won the Laser Performance/Matthews Centre SB3 Irish National Championship sailed in Crosshaven over the weekend of 18th to 20th of September. Forty-seven boats competed over eight races in a…
Weils Disease can be fatal, warns Water Safety Body
Irish Water Safety (IWS) is highlighting the dangers of Weil's disease during this week's National Ploughing Championships. Farmers and others are at risk of contracting Weils disease and IWS are distributing an awareness leaflet at the Championships to highlight the…
WI Watermaster shines at Ploughing Champs
On inland waterways news, Waterways Ireland WaterMaster Classic III has taken central stage at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy, Co Kildare. The WaterMaster – a floating multipurpose excavator, one of two owned by Waterways Ireland – is based on…
McCaldin takes J24 National Title
Before the 2009 J24 National Championships even began at Lough Ree Yacht Club, Mickey McCaldin from Lough Erne and the Royal St George’s Flor O’Driscoll had already been installed as favourites for the title. Six races later, in light and…
Cork woman first Irish person to swim English Channel both ways
Lisa Cummins from Cork is officially the 20th person worldwide to swim the English Channel both ways – but the first Irish person to do so! You can read all about Lisa's preparations on her blog here, but we can…
Kinsale Swim Challenge attracts record entries
A record 220 swimmers gathered in Kinsale on Saturday (September 19) for The Edge Sports Sandycove Island Challenge 2009, enjoying one of the best days of the year with calm seas, water temperature heading 15 degrees and sunshine that arrived…
Mumbo No. 1 for Class 1 IRC at HYC
Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League is coming along a treat, with lots of close-fought competition and near shaves. Dermot Cronin's Mumbo took first and third in Class 1 IRC and Class 1 Echo respectively, while Dave Clarke's Harlequin dominated both…
Kennedy Takes SB3 Title
Northern Ireland's Peter Kennedy has won the SB3 National Championships at Crosshaven after a thrilling seven race series that drew a fleet of 47 boats to Royal Cork YC. Dun Laoghaire's Sean Craig was second with Howth's Ben Duncan third.…
Clarke wins in Howth Yacht Club Harlequin
Dave Clarke's Harlequin won the Puppeteer division of the second Howth Autumn League Race race thisd morning. Second was Terry Harvey in No Strings with Neil Murphy's Yellow Peril third. For all the results click 'read more' HOWTH YACHT CLUB…
Hands Down - Gill delivers New Glove
Anyone who sails or is on the water for any activity knows that Gill make great gloves.  The good news for 2010 is that the best just got better. The entire collection of Gill gloves has had an update for…
Forum: New Racing Rules Section
We've started a new Forum Section here for Irish Sailors on the Racing Rules of Sailing. The aim is that many of the threads will be started by readers describing an incident they have been involved in. Competitors may learn…
Ghrazel to the fore in Penultimate Race
In the penultimate race of the season Derek Pearson's Ghrazel was the winner in Cruisers 4 followed home by Myles Kelly a the helm of Maranda. For full DBSC results click read more: DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results…
Ireland take 5 and 12 in New York
Ireland has finished fifth and 12th in the inaugural New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup won yesterday by the host club. No one knew quite what to expect, even though a year and a half of planning went into getting…
Lough Derg Lifeboat Rescues Two
At 21.00hrs on Saturday 19 September, the Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Vera Skilton brought two persons and their dog to safety after their vessel went aground on Sunk Island, just north of Illaunmore on Lough Derg. The lifeboat launched following…
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat rescues 3 people swept out to sea
Bundoran RNLI lifeboat last night (Saturday 19 September 2009) saved three people who were swept out to sea off the coast of Bundoran in county Donegal. The three included two swimmers and a member of the public who went to…
Free Sailings on Liffey Voyage
To celebrate Culture Night, on Septmber 25th, the Dublin Docklands Development Authority is sponsoring two evening sailings on the Liffey Voyage , which will depart from Bachelors Walk at 5.15pm and 6.15pm on 25th September. The 48 passengers on each…
European Speedsailing heads for Waterford
The European Speedsailing Championships will take place in Dungarvan, County Waterford with windsurfers and kite-boarders due on October 17-23. The event is being arranged on a rollover basis with a week in November also allocated should suitable wind conditions not…
Who is Sailing The All Ireland Champs?
The ISA is hosting its 'All Ireland' Sailing Championship at Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven, Co Cork on 25th, 26th & 27th September 2009. They've yet to announce the invitees but wants your views on who SHOULD be there…
Seascapes: Cork-Swansea Ferry Restored
This Friday Tom MacSweeney reports on the restoration of the Cork-Swansea ferry company on his Seascapes Radio Show  broadcast on RTE One at 10.30pm. The programme also interviews a Dubliner who is sailing for Cork in the pay-your-way Clipper Round…

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