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Irish 'Happy to Be a Part' of First SUP and Paddleboard Worlds
#SURFING - Team Australia proved that when it comes to watersports, they're a step above most of the competition at the inaugural ISA World Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championships in Lima, Peru recently. The paddleboarding duo of Brad Gaul…
First 36.7 and Jezebel 116 Share 'Spring Chicken' Lead
#DBSC – After four races sailed and one discard applied a Jezequel 116 and a Beneteau First 36.7  share first place in the popular Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken series, the first racing of the 2012 season. The club's only…
Browne to be Saluted by Tralee Bay Sailors
#KERRY SAILING – Tralee Bay Sailing Club will honour Sophie Browne's dinghy sailing exploits at its Fenit clubhouse in County Kerry on March 16th. The special TBSC Supper Party will kick start the 2012 sailing season and the New Zealand…
West Cork Islanders Form Community Council
#ISLANDS – The recently established West Cork Islands Community Council was formally launched by the Mayor of County Cork, Cllr Tim Lombard at a meeting of Cork County Council in County Hall (Monday 27th February 2012). Mr Syd Cheatle, a…
River Barrow Has Potential for Tourism
#INLAND WATERWAYS - A new study on the River Barrow and its environs recommends the development of "activity hubs, tourist trails and new angling and boat facilities", The Irish Times reports. Waterways Ireland and Fáilte Ireland commissioned the Barrow Corridor…
Tarbert Welcomes Defending Champion for Scottish Series
#SCOTTISH SERIES – No sooner had Brewin Dolphin Scottish Sailing Series winner Jim Dick received the Scottish Series Trophy, the prestigious top award, than the Humberside owner-skipper pledged to return to Tarbert, Loch Fyne in 2012 to try and defend…
Fishing Industry Welcomes Selective Nets, Grant Aid at Irish Skipper Expo
#FISHING - Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney briefed the Irish Skipper Expo in Galway last weekend on a new initiative promoting the use of selective conservation fishing nets, which allow young fish to escape. Under the initiative in the…
South Coast Oil Appraisal 'Extremely Encouraging'
#COASTAL NOTES - Providence Resources has found light out with its first appraisal well off the south coast of Ireland, Offshore reports. The company's semi-submersible GSF Arctic III drilled a well in 100m water to a depth of more than…
Cruiseship Boost for Belfast
#CRUISE LINERS-Belfast Harbour looks forward to another bumper year as cruise operators are to increase by 32% compared to last year, with 41 cruise ships bringing almost 75,000 visitors to the port. The following major operators are to visit: Cruise…
Cork Harbour Marina Event in Aid of Joe English Fund
#CORK HARBOUR  – A benefit 'Marina Overnight' event is planned for Easter Saturday April 7th at the brand new Cork Harbour Marina in Monkstown Bay. The event is being planned by friends of international sailor Joe English, who is suffering…
Howth Yacht Club to Host First 'Family Cruising Week'
#CRUISING – Cruising enthusiasts throughout Ireland, Britain, Europe and even further afield are being invited by Howth Yacht Club to participate in the inaugural Fingal International Family Cruising Festival between July 7th and 15th for what is the first event…
Two Bodies Recovered from Water Near Belfast
#NEWS UPDATE - The PSNI has confirmed that the body recovered from Belfast Lough yesterday morning is that of missing Stranraer man Carius McNicoll. According to BBC News, the 24-year-old student was last seen on a ferry shortly before docking…
Kinsale Frostbite Concludes (Prizegiving Photos here!)
#KINSALE –  Conditions for the final day of the ASM-Marine Frostbite League at Kinsale Yacht Club last Sunday morning did not look promising initially. The approaching weak warm front, attended by early mist and drizzle, however was accompanied by a…
Pigmy Weed Forces Grand Canal Stretch Closure
#GRAND CANAL –  There will be a Navigation Restriction from the Kilpatrick Bridge area to Ticknevin Lock (Marine Notices No 124 and 132 of 2011 refers) The Closure to navigation will be extended from 29th February 2012 to 5th April…
Minister to Launch Dublin Port Masterplan
The Dublin Port Company Masterplan 2012–2040 will be launched by the Minister for Transport, Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D. on Wednesday. Mr. Eamonn O'Reilly, Chief Executive, Ms Lucy McCaffrey, Chairperson of Dublin Port Company and Dr. John Tierney, Dublin City Manager…
New Dubarry Sligo Deck Shoe
For over 70 years Dubarry have made footwear...and it's the craftsmanship, quality and style that lie at the heart of our success, a philosophy that's continued through to their latest offering...the Sligo casual sailing shoe. Dubarry Sligo, a low profile,…
Calling UK Fireballers - Howth YC Will Put You Up for Free!
#FIREBALL – For those travelling from across the water (not the Liffey!), Howth Yacht Club is making a big gesture for June's Irish Fireball championships by promising to accommodate as many visitors as possible in members' houses. The country's biggest…
Fireballs Seek Wind Outside Harbour Walls
#FIREBALL – For the second Sunday in a row, the Frostbite racing was held outside Dun Laoghaire harbour. Weather conditions defied the time of year with sunshine, clear blue skies and extremely mild temperatures. Despite missing a number of regulars,…
Ocean Going Family Yacht is 'Reluctantly' For Sale
#BOATS FOR SALE – A 47-year-old 35-footer 'Dotty Dee' is a reluctant sale after being part of a family for 16 year. This Sparkman & Stevens designed Chris Craft yacht was built in 1965 and is on the market through…
Dun Laoghaire Moth Sailor on a Wing and a Prayer
#MOTH – Progress towards establishing a Moth class in Dun Laoghaire continues with news that two of the high flying craft are entered in to the 2012 Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) summer series. Promoted by Dublin sailor John Chambers…

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