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Ireland Missing Out on Wind Energy Boost
Ireland's failure to exploit our offshore wind resources means we are losing out on serious economic and employment growth, according to a wind energy lobby group. Michael McBennett, president of the National Offshore Wind Association of Ireland (NOW Ireland), spoke…
Half-way point at Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League in testing conditions
HALF-WAY POINT IN HOWTH YACHT CLUB'S AUTUMN LEAGUE IN TESTING CONDITIONS The Autumn League reached its half-way point yesterday with the third race in the six-race series being sailed in light to moderate, constantly shifting westerlies, with boats in a…
Salute the Cup Team at the 2010 ICRA Conference
The Irish Cruiser Racer (ICRA) Conference takes place on Saturday, November 13th at Carrigaline Court Hotel in Carrigaline, Co. Cork. The day-long conference chaired by Commodore Barry Rose with two sessions 11-1 and 2-4pm will take in all aspects of cruiser…
SB3 'Open Day' Concept Goes National
What started out as local recruitment drive on Dublin Bay has widened with interest now reported nationwide for next weekend's Dun Laoghaire SB3 Open Day. Sailors are coming from Howth, Galway and Northern Ireland for test sails at the National…
80 Boats for Royal Cork Autumn League (PHOTOS HERE!)
An 80 boat fleet set sail for the opening day of the Autumn League at the Royal Cork Yacht Club Regatta today writes Claire Bateman. While conditions setting out were typical of a lovely Autumn day, the wind, however, was…
Merlin Rocket Champs Win 50th Endeavour Trophy
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex (Sunday 3 October, 2010): Twenty-four-year-old Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club member – Stuart Bithell – and his 21-year-old crew, Christian Birrel, representing the Merlin Rocket class, have won the 50th Endeavour Trophy Champion of Champions event at Burnham-on-Crouch. The…
National YC to Stage 2011 Flying 15 National Championships
Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club will host the Flying Fifteen class Championship of Ireland in 2011. The event will run from June Friday June 17th to Sunday 19th.
Crazy Horse in Control at Howth League (Results here)
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. AUTUMN LEAGUE (RACE) 03/10/2010 Class 1 IRC: 1, Crazy Horse Chambers/Reilly HYC; 2, Rockabill V P O'Higgins NYC/RIYC; 3, Storm P Kelly HYC; Class 1 ECHO: 1, Another Adventure D Caffereky RIYC; 2, Raptor Hewitt/Others RIYC; 3,…
Cork Harbour Fort Attracts Thousands of Visitors
Thousands of people from all over Ireland visited Fort Camden, Crosshaven during September when the fort, officially named as Fort Meagher, was open to the public for the first time. The partnership project, which is being spearheaded by Crosshaven Tourism…
National 12 Champs Lead Endeavour Trophy
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex (Saturday 2 October, 2010): The National 12 national champions – Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne – lead the 50th Endeavour Trophy Champion of Champions event at Burnham-on-Crouch after six races. In total contrast to yesterday's extreme winds which…
Smyth and Bradley 17th at Fireball Euros
As predicted the wind Gods had nothing to offer the Fireball fleet assembled in Pavlov, Czech Republic for their Class Europeans on the final day of sailing last Friday. They waited until the cut-off of 13:50 local time but nothing…
Championships To Cover Four Days in Mid July
Delegates to the Rowing Ireland agm at Neptune Rowing Club in Dublin decided to hold all the National Championships at their traditional time of mid July. However, the Championshhips will run over four days, from Thursday July 14th to Sunday,…
Powerboat P1 SuperStock Champions Named in Lymington
Heights of Abraham and Grandstand Motor Sports became the inaugural Powerboat P1 SuperStock Champions at the Lymington Grand Prix of the Sea on Saturday. The Superstock series visited Galway this Summer.Rupert Pugh and Dan Whapples finished second in the afternoon's…
Helicopter Rescues Man Who Fell off Howth Head
A man who was critically injured when he fell 100ft off a cliff in Howth has been rescued by the Coastguard helicopter. At 17.30 this evening Howth Coast Guard were requested by Gardai to assist with the search for a…
Sailor of the Month September 2010 - OISIN VAN GELDEREN
Oisin van Gelderen of Skerries is the Afloat.ie/Irish Independent "Sailor of the Month" for September after his sensational windsurfer speed runs on the famous Marine Lake at West Kirby near Liverpool on September 15th. (SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO OF THE…
Boaters, Anglers Urged: Watch Out for Killer Shrimp
So-called 'killer shrimp' may be on the way to Ireland, experts have warned. The dikerogammarus villosus shrimp - which has spread aggressively throughout Europe and was discovered in England last month - may have a devastating effect on local wildlife…
Toxic Gases in Cargo Pose 'Substantial Health Risk'
European Union members must solve the problem of toxic gases in shipping cargo, says a new Dutch-based action group. TGAV (Toxic Gases and Vapors) claims that research suggests more than one in 10 of all cargo containers throughout the EU…
Corrib Project is 'Safe' Says Shell
Any potential risk from the Corrib gas pipeline off Ireland's west coast has been "overstated", according to representatives from Shell. On the final day of the An Bord Pleanála hearing into the final phase of the pipeline, the oil company's…
Britain Rues the Waves, Ainslie Out of America's Cup
TEAMORIGIN, the yacht racing team established by Sir Keith Mills, and skippered by triple Olympic Gold Medallist, Ben Ainslie, announced today that it will not be challenging for the next America's Cup scheduled for 2013. Statement from Team Origin below:…
Big Winds Postpone First Endeavour Trophy Race
Big winds sweeping across the country this afternoon disrupted proceedings at the opening day of the 50th Endeavour Trophy at Burnham-on-Crouch on the east coast. With winds exceeding 30 knots in the gusts, Race Officer Kim Allen and team made…

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