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Match Racing Tour Title Up for Grabs in Kinsale
With Team Lazarus already having used their allocation of 7 sailors for the year and Andrew Fowler prioritizing preparation and qualification for the World Team Racing Championships, to be held in Shull next year, the door is open for John…
Warning to the Public Air Corps Firing Exercises
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC AIR CORPS FIRING EXERCISES AND AIR DEFENCE ARTILLERY FIRING EXERCISESFrom Thursday 18th November to Friday 19th November, 2010 (Inclusive) From 11.00hrs to 15.00hrs At GORMANSTON, CO. MEATH IT IS DANGEROUS FOR PERSONS, SHIPPING, LIVESTOCK OR AIRCRAFT…
Match Racing Announces 2011 Fixtures
On the eve of this year's Irish Match Racing Championships in Kinsale, IMRA has announced its 2011 National Championship will be sailed on Lough Derg on November 5th 2011. The full 2011 fixture list is below: March 26/27 - RCYC…
Notice to INSS sailors: Bank Holiday Arrangements
The Irish National Sailing School & Club would like to remind sailors that there will be No sailing this weekend due to the Bank Holiday Monday (25 October). Please note that, as per our schedule, there wiill no Junior Club…
The Allure of the Deep, Is Diving for You?
It's that time of year again, dark evenings and looking for a new challenge writes Timmy Carey. Time to find a new sport to take away the winter blues, why not try SCUBA Diving or Snorkelling. Most clubs begin training either in October…
Report Released on Marine Leisure Conference
In a report on the Marine Leisure Conference, which took place in New Ross in September, the event was received with a great response. The conference was part of the fifth annual Ireland Newfoundland Festival with over 60 participants and…
Fishermen Rewarded with Prestigious Marine Stewardship Certificates
Fishermen in the south-east have achieved the much sought after Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification. Certification of this Mackerel fishery indicates the use of sustainable fishing practices and can be used to strongly promote continued market share and future development…
Corby and Mills for Cruiser Racer Conference
There is always the chance when you invite two of the world's leading designers that there could be a 'blow the doors off' expose of the IRC handicap rule.....In any event next month's ICRA conference features both John Corby and Mark…
For Sale: Tony Castro One Off 3/4 Tonner
"Strictly Business" is a one off Tony Castro 3/4 Ton design. She was built in 1988 and named "Bateleur 88" and was successfully campaigned by her then owner Chris Bonnar. She is extremely strong and light. Her construction includes a…
Dun Laoghaire Replaces Malahide as Relief Lifeboat Base
Dun Laoghaire Harbour has replaced Malahide as the new location for a relief lifeboat base which is to serve the RNLI's Irish Division, writes Jehan Ashmore. The RNLI had signed a one-year contract with Dun Laoghaire Marina Marketing & Management…
Sailing Body Responds to Draft Waterways Bye-Laws
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) says it sees no value registering small craft that launch from clubs and training centres on inland waterways. The sailing body comments come as part of a Public Consultation programme on proposed new Bye-laws for…
2011 ISORA Scoring and Race Programme Up for Debate
Offshore boss Peter Ryan has submitted two sailing issues for consideration at ISORA's AGM in the National YC on the 6th November. The first is a proposed race schedule for 2011. Due to the number of races and the large…
Irish Sea Robotic Yacht Disappears
An unmanned robotic yacht launched as part of a transatlantic challenge last month has disappeared without trace after going in the wrong direction. It was the first time scientists at Aberystwyth University on the West Coast of Wales had attempted the…
Hurley et al Prepare for Middle Sea Adventure
Dark clouds scudded across the sky over Valletta, bringing with it wind pressure for the ten boats that took to the start line for a coastal race in advance of Saturday's start of the premier event, the Rolex Middle Sea…
Athlone's Lakeside Marina to Open 50 New State of the Art Berths in 2011
Lakeside marina are getting on with improvements, recession or not. It's out with the old and in with the new in Athlone as Lakeside on the inland waterways extends and removes all older jetties and replaces them with state of…
ComReg launches Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) Registration Website
Personal Locator Beacons, or PLBs, are portable radio transmitters, which aid the Search & Rescue (SAR) emergency services in the detection and location of persons in distress. These devices operate in a similar manner to Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon…
Cruising School No Longer Operating in Irish Waters
South East Cruising School is no longer operating in Irish waters and in a letter to Afloat magazine, Principal Charlie Kavanagh, outlined his reasons for closure. The letter is reproduced below. The Marine Survey Office (MSO) was offered a right…
Dun Laoghaire Figaro Visit Plans Public Festival
One of Dun Laoghaire's major international events next season, the visit of the French single-handed fleet, La Solitaire du Figaro, in August, will have a public festival running alongside say the National YC organisers. Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company and Dun Laoghaire…
Wind Farm 'Ready to Go Tomorrow'
The backers of a proposed new wind farm in the Irish Sea near Wicklow have said the project would be ready to go "tomorrow" if given permission to connect to the national grid. Planning permission has already been obtained by…
Irish Seal Sanctuary Receives Surprise Donation
A young supporter of the Irish Seal Sanctuary (ISS) has donated €450 to help the seals she visits regularly. Staff at the sanctuary in Courtown, Co Wexford were amazed when 13-year-old Sarah Butler donated her personal savings towards the care…

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