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Roxanne Gets Green Light in Howth Tuesday Series
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. TUE + SAT SERIES 3 (RACE) 10/08/2010 17 Footer SCRATCH: 1, Leila R Cooper; 2, Rita Lynch/Curley; 3, Aura I Malcolm; 17 Footer HCAP: 1, Leila R Cooper; 2, Rita Lynch/Curley; 3, Aura I Malcolm TUESDAY SERIES…
Live Dolphin Strandings on West Coast
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) have received reports of five live stranding incidents of these marine animals along the west coast between 23 July and 9 August. There was a further report of a stranded striped dolphin from…
Solitaire du Figaro: Irish Coast Beckons
The first night at sea of Leg 3 of La Solitaire du Figaro proved to be as demanding as expected, with the skippers fighting against high winds, cold weather, drizzling rain, fog and, especially, a very fastidious swell. Several blown…
Indecision Makes the Right Move in Cruisers One
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 10 AUGUST 2010 CRUISERS 1 - 1. Indecision (Declan Hayes et al), 2. Powder Monkey (C.Moore/M.Byrne) CRUISERS 2 - 1. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al), 2. Borraine (Ean Pugh), 3. Red…
Big Breeze Brings Big Results in Weymouth
Peter O'Leary and newly adopted German crew Frithjof Kleen were winners in the single Star keelboat race today but only after an international jury granted redress to the Cork helmsman who crossed the line second at the Skandia Sail for Gold…
Commodores' Cup 2010 Timetable Here!
The Commodores' Cup 2010 racing starts on sunday with two inshore races on the Solent. The full Timetable, programme and points weighting is below: Saturday, 14 August Registration/Skippers' briefing/Opening Reception Sunday, 15 August 2 x Solent inshore races (1.0 each)…
Mark Mills is Designer of Choice for 2010 Commodores' Cup
The ten challenges lodged for the 2010 is the smallest Commodores' Cup fleet size since 2000 when seven teams contested the trophy but in the battle of the designers  it's Afloat's sailor of the year Mark Mills from Wicklow who comes…
New Ship Tower Sails into Dublin
A revolutionary newbuild multi-purpose cargo vessel, E-Ship 1, docked at Dublin port for the first time today writes Jehan Ashmore. The vessel had arrived from Emden, Germany with a cargo of wind-turbines bound for a project in Leinster. At both the fore and…
Dan Gill Becomes Youngest Ever GP Youth Champion
The GP14 Youth Championship 2010 was held at Sligo Yacht Club on Saturday 24th & 25th July in fresh Force 3 to 4 westerly winds with young sailors from six different clubs vying for honours. Senior sailors within the fleet…
Local Win for Sligo's Niall Henry and James Conlon in GP14s Summer Open
Sligo Yacht Club hosted the GP 14 Summer Open and Irish Youth Championships at Rosses Point on the 24th and 25th July. 26 boats lined up at the start. Gus Henry, himself a GP 14 sailor can always be relied…
O'Driscoll Domination of J24 Fleet Continues
The stranglehold that Flor O'Driscoll and his crew on 'Hard on Port' from the Royal St.George Yacht Club seem to have on the Irish J/24 Class was maintained with yet another win, this time the Northern Championships hosted by Lough…
Swimmers, Surfers and Sailors are Reminded of the Venomous Weever Fish
Excruciating pain as spines embed into human flesh from a marine animal. Not the sort of holiday talk, you were thinking about? The CEO of Irish Water Safety John Leech has issued a notice reminding swimmers, surfers and all beach users…
Cobh Peoples Regatta Starts at the Promenade
Cobh People Regatta for all classes will be held this Sunday afternoon (15th of August). There'll be a first gun at 14:00 hrs and the start area is Cobh Promenade. A prizegiving afterwards will be held at Trade Winds restaurant.…
New Workboat For Shannon Estuary
Delivery of the vessel from Mooney Boats in Killybegs was down along the West Coast of Ireland, up the Shannon estuary and through the twin locks at Ardnacrusha, to its new work place on the Lower Shannon. The Inis Muilinn…
'Gloves Off' Wins Calves Week Regatta Cup
Near perfect weather and the largest fleet of the week graced the waters off Schull on Sunday for the annual regatta and final day of Calves Week.Withthe start line moved outside the harbour the fleets took in both the Goat and Calve…
O'Leary's New German Crew Makes his Mark in Weymouth
Royal Cork's Peter O'Leary and his stand in German crew Frithjof Kleen are 13th overall after two races in the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta at Weymouth. O'Leary's rival for the Irish Star nomination at the Olympic regatta in two…
Tankers Load Fuel in Dublin Bay
In a highly unusual procedure, a tanker took on bunkers (loading of fuel) while anchored in Dublin Bay. The procedure took place on 2 August when the Whitstar (2,159gt) moored alongside the larger Pembroke Fisher (9,356gt) writes Jehan Ashmore. The Whitstar had arrived…
Waterways Ireland to Provide House Boat Berths at Shannon Harbour
Waterways Ireland has issued a notice to users of the Grand Canal of its intention to carry out new inland waterways works by way of provision of house boat berths at Shannon Harbour, Co.Offaly. The work site will be from…
Fast Lane to Kinsale, Leg 3 of Solitaire du Figaro to Ireland has Started
The 44 skippers taking part to Leg 3 of the Solitaire du Figaro left Brest today for a 349 miles long route bound for Kinsale.  The start was hampered by the bulk of the fleet clustering the pin end of…
Commodores Cup: Send YOUR Good Luck Wishes HERE!
MANY OF YOU SENT GOOD LUCK WISHES AND NOW YOU CAN SAY WELL DONE TOO! SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE TO LEAVE YOUR CONGRATULATION MESSAGE! The ICRA Team Celebrations in Cowes, Photo: David Branigan After a series of near misses in…

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