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Search and Rescue Deal Under Question
The Irish Coast Guard's recent €500m deal with CHC Ireland to provide search and rescue services should be investigated, a Fine Gael TD has urged. According to the Irish Independent, Fergus O'Dowd is questioning the deal after receiving documents under…
Canada Challenges EU Over Seal Products Ban
The Canadian Government is challenging the European Union over its ban on seal products. Canada has reportedly asked the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to arbitrate a formal dispute to assess the EU ban, which Canada alleges is a violation of…
Intro to Fly Fishing for Kids
The Dublin Angling Initiative (DAI) is set to host an introductory course on fly fishing in Dublin next month. The event at Corkagh Park in Clondalkin on 5 March hopes to be a first step into the art of fly…
Afloat.ie: Custom Design 50ft Cabin Cruiser
This week sees the addition of this Custom Design 50ft Cabin Cruiser, located in the Grand Canal Basin, Ringsend Dublin. This is a 7 berth & 2 head. Steel hull. Twin Ford Boweman Marine Diesel engines installed March 2000, each engine…
Will the 80th Round the Island Race be another Record Breaker?
Peta Stuart-Hunt highlights some interesting entries for the 2011 Race taking place on 25th June Since online entries for this historic 80th Anniversary Race opened in mid-January, the Entries team has been besieged, already processing 367 entries (at the time…
Surfers Take On Big Waves in Sligo
More than 20 of Ireland's and Europe's top surfers took on the monster waves at Sligo’s Mullaghmore Head at the weekend in Ireland's first ever 'big wave' surf contest. The Tow-in Surf Session was organised by the Irish Surf Rescue…
HYC Hires Coaching Development Manager
Howth Yacht Club has announced its first ever coaching development manager. Graeme Grant has been appointed to the position to help enhance the skills of members across all levels. The 36-year-old Scot comes highly experienced, with Irish Sailing Association (ISA)…
Sailing Firm Fined Over Safety Breaches
The director of a sailing firm who sent students across the Atlantic on an unsafe yacht with an unqualified captain has been fined and ordered to pay costs by a British court. According to the Isle of Wight County Press,…
Body Found in Galway Bay
The body of a man was found yesterday on an uninhabited island in Galway Bay, according to RTÉ News. http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0214/body.html The body was discovered on the shoreline of Rabbit Island, close to the entrance to Galway Harbour, by a coastguard…
Superyacht Fleet Expected to Visit London Olympics then Ireland
London is expected to provide a great SuperYacht venue for the Olympics and the hope is that some of the massive visitors may in turn continue cruising in Ireland according to www.YachtsLondon.com who are providing services to help yachts arrange…
‘Proposed’ Cork-Spain Route Remains Under Review
The Port of Cork Company has announced that it is unlikely that the proposed new ferry service to Spain will commence in March, writes Jehan Ashmore. The port authority has advised those waiting to book their holidays on the planned Cork-Gijón…
Fine Gael Pledges to 'Steer the Marine' in Election Manifesto
Fine Gael has pledged to reinstate the Department of the Marine in its election manifesto published today. Under the heading 'steering the marine' Fine Gael also says it will replace the Boards of all State Port companies and Harbour Commissions…
Two Irish Skippers among 71 for La Solitaire du Figaro 2011
Two Irish skippers are among the 71 'pre-entries', including 24 rookies, for the La Solitaire du Figaro race. Paul O'Riain and Mick Liddy, both from Dublin, will race back into their home port on the only foreign leg of the…
Seatruck Sailings Start on Dublin-Heysham Route
It was a Valentine's Day start for Seatruck Ferries opening of the Dublin-Heysham freight-only route, writes Jehan Ashmore. Initiating the service, the port welcomed back a familiar vessel, the chartered Anglia Seaways which only a fortnight ago had operated the…
New Ocean Centre to Open in Galway
The Galway Ocean Sports Centre will be formally launched by Éamon Ó Cuív Minister for Social Protection and Defence on Friday 18th February at 5:30pm. The centre will provide facilities for all the watersports organisations in the city and region…
Photography from 2007 Soveriegn's Cup
A remarkable performance throughout all 8 races by John Twomey and his team aboard Shillelagh resulted in a clear victory in division 3 IRC by a margin of some 12 points to swoop the coveted Sovereign's Cup. Dave O'Sullivan served…
Sovereign's Cup 2005 - Photo Review
Anthony O’Leary’s Corby 35 ‘Antix’ won sailing's Sovereign’s Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club, and Paddy Gregory’s Elan 31 ‘Benola’ the Portcullis Trophy.  Eamon Conneely’s Transpac 52 ‘Patches’ was the winner in Division 0 IRC, gaining National Champion title for that…
Looking Back at Photos from the Sovereign's Cup 2003
Sailing Entries for the 2003 Sovereign's Cup regatta hit the 100 mark as Brown Thomas and Jacobs Engineering announced that they were back on board as day sponsors. Entries from Sligo 'round to Dublin complemented the enthusiastic and popular Welsh…
Rejig Means No South Coast Match Racing Fixtures
There will be no match racing on the south coast this year following a rejig of the fixtures calendar. After two years of expansion for match racing in terms of events the theme for 2011 is consolidation. Changes to the…
Royal Cork Seek Operations Manager
The Royal Cork Yacht Club is recruiting an Operations Manager on a fixed term contract basis. The Club offers a full range of sailing facilities, comprising a 200 berth marina, 40 moorings, extensive dinghy facilities, seven-day hospitality service and a…

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