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Ireland Stay in Top 20 at Fireball Europeans
Day three of the Fireball Europeans in the Czech Republic saw three races completed in a relatively steady 16 - 18 knots sailing writes Cormac Bradley. Yet again British combinations cleaned up with Jeffcoate/Thompson taking two wins to Gillard/Brearey's one.…
Underwater Dublin Bay Survey to Start on Friday
An underwater survey of Dublin Bay is expected to commence this Friday, (1st October 2010). It is part of a Dublin City Council (DCC) project to upgrade the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant. Preliminary works will include a Bathymetric Survey of…
Dinghy Champions head to Burnham-on-Crouch for 50th Endeavour Trophy
A strong line-up of competitors is preparing to do battle at this weekend's 50th Endeavour Trophy event at Burnham-on-Crouch in the UK.  To mark the half century of this annual dinghy Champion of Champions event, the host club – the…
Olympic Effort Did Not Shift McCarthy and Davis
Eagle eyed observers will most definitely have spotted Beijing Double Olympic race winner Gerald 'Gerbil' Owens is racing GP14s these days; a newsworthy point that escaped an earlier report about last weekend's event. Here's a more detailed Leinsters 2010 Event Report…
Taking Care of Sails this Winter
Sails are coming off boats now, wet and salty at best. Perhaps some of you are keen to valet them yourself. If so, we suggest you read the notes that follow because according to Irish sailmakers there have been some…
Greystones Harbour Facilities to be Complete by End 2011
Tuesday nights Greystones Town Council meeting was informed by Greystones harbour developer Sispar that the major work on the seawalls would be complete at the end of November 2010. Following this, construction of the Health Centre, public square and Community…
Azura Cruise Liner Docks in Cobh for the First Time
In another first for Cork Harbour the 115,000 ton Azura cruise liner docked in Cobh last Friday. After her maiden voyage in April, Azura spent summer based in Southampton cruising to the Mediterranean, the Baltic and the Canary Islands. She'll be…
Irish Ferry Leaves as UK-Spanish Route Closes
The cruiseferry, Pride of Bilbao, owned by the Irish Continental Group (ICG) made the last return sailing on the Portsmouth-Bilbao route, when the vesseldocked at the UK port yesterday (28 September), writes Jehan Ashmore. Route operater P&O Ferries decided to…
Martin and Murray Continue Flying Form
Strangford Lough sailors maintained their grip at the top of the Irish Flying Fifteen fleet in the last event of the season. National champions Darren Martin and Simon Murray were the winners of the five race light air series on…
Small Ferries Report Published
The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey T.D. was today (28/09/10) presented with the report of the Small Ferries Project, a unique INTERREG funded study undertaken to establish the best way to design, build and procure a…
West Cork Boatbuilder Heading for Norway
Tiernan Roe of Roeboats, Ballydehob, Co. Cork has been chosen by the Crafts Council of Ireland to travel to Norway next month for a learning work placement at one of Norway's premier boat museums.Based at Norheimsund 50 miles south east…
Survey of Irish Coast Begins Next Weekend
Boat owners may be able to help survey Ireland's shoreline this October in a European wide eco-audit of the continent's coastline.Members of the public are being urged to volunteer for the first survey since 2005. It starts in Ireland next…
Fenit Name New Lifeboat in Memory of Bangor Couple
A brand new RNLI inshore lifeboat was officially named 'Bradley and Sonya' during a moving ceremony on Saturday 25th September at Fenit which is located on north side of Tralee Bay on the far south west coast of Ireland. The…
MacCarty/Davis Win GP14 Leinsters
The GP14 Leinster Championship was held in Skerries Sailing Club over the weekend of the 25th and 26th of September, with a great turnout of 40 boats. As usual the members of SSC pulled out all the stops to ensure…
Smyth and Bradley Lie 15th at Fireball Euros
Two races were completed today in the Fireball European Championships writes sole Irish sailing competitor Cormac Bradley. Conditions started cold and blustery in in the Czech Republic. The day got warmer but the breeze eased off as the temperature rose.…
Europe Seeks Public Input on Atlantic Ocean
The European Commission invites on-line public input to explore how the Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP: 2007) could be implemented in the European Atlantic Area. In the context of the IMP-2007, the Commission is developing strategic approaches to Regional Sea Basins…
New Website to Promote 'Tralee's Hidden Gem'
Fenit Harbour Company has launched a new website to promote its harbour and marina facilities, one of the most westerly marinas in Europe. Using the slogan, 'Tralee's Hidden Gem', Chairman of the Harbour commissioners, Brian O'Sullivan outlined plans for the…
Connick Leads Criticism of 'Unsustainable' Mackerel Fishing by Iceland and Faeroes
At today's Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers Meeting in Brussels, Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, welcomed the opportunity to prepare for negotiations on the current international impasse with Iceland and…
John Kenny RIP

John Kenny RIP

27th September 2010 News Update
The sailing community is mourning the loss of Irish speed sailing record holder John Kenny (37) following a tragedy last Wednesday night at Hanover Quay in Dublin. John's funeral took place this morning at St. Patrick's Church, Ringsend. Details HERE.…
Elida Wins Class One of SCORA Championships
It was one of those weekends in Cork Harbour where the wind refused to play the game writes Claire Bateman. All was prepared and in readiness at Cove sailing Club for the McWilliam One Sail SCORA South Coast Championships on…

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