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Crew Man Fell Overboard from 'Alma Amy' and Died-Report
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has published its Report of Investigation into the Loss of a Crewmember Overboard from the MFV "Alma Amy" on 17th October 2007. The report found that on Wednesday 17th October 2007 Mr. Marijus Rudakov…
Short Sea Shipping Company Competition Announced
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has linked up with the IMDO in the search for the Short Sea Shipping Company of the Year 2010, a key category in the annual National Export Industry Awards. The annual awards are to be…
Cumann Seoltoireachta an Spideil Host 420 Champs
The 420 Class Connacht Championships took place on the weekend of 18th & 19th September at Cumann Seoltoireachta an Spideil, Spiddal, Galway. In spite of the absence of any of the regular circuit competitors a strong entry of 18 boats…
Fenit RNLI to name new D Class Lifeboat after Bangor Couple
A special naming and dedication ceremony will be held this Saturday (25 September 2010) at 3.00pm when volunteer lifeboat crew and supporters with Fenit RNLI lifeboat station in Kerry will gather to name their new IB1 lifeboat Bradley and Sonya. …
ISA Issues Entry list and Flights for All Ireland Sailing Championships 2010
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has issued its entry list and flight draw for this weekend's Helmsmans or 'All Ireland' Sailing Championship at the Royal Cork YC. All three helmsmen from this year's victorious Irish Commodores' Cup team are competing. In…
Ireland Newfoundland Conference to Focus on Marine Leisure Infrastructure
As part of a festival to develop closer cooperation between Newfoundland and Ireland, New Ross in County Wexford is hosting a conference this Friday with a focus on Marine Leisure Infrastructure as a useful focus for both countries, with contributions…
New Master Watch By Gill for Racing Sailors
The lightweight, new and improved Regatta Master Watch II from Gill is designed specifically for competitive sailors. Water resistant to 50 metres, features include a stopwatch, countdown timer, compass, calendar and alarm, all displayed on a large digital screen. Serious…
HM Coastguard Wins GAA Match
You know they'll always be there when you need them, but some of the guys from HM Coastguard serving County Down had the opportunity recently to talents of a different kind as they took part in the fifth annual Security…
31 Boats Puts Irish Fireball Fleet on a High in Dunmore East
31 Fireballs contested the last domestic regatta of the season at one of the Class' favourite locations Dunmore East. Included in the entry was Brian O'Neill from Strangford Lough, currently the northern representative of the fleet, Michael Ennis another northern…
Fresh start to Howth's Autumn League
The 2010 Howth Yacht Club Autumn League – sponsored by WD-40, Crystal Holidays and The Food Room - got underway in fresh south-westerly winds with the first races for the 130 entries in ten classes. While conditions were damp to…
Asgard II Accident Report Due in Two Weeks
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report of the investigation in to the sinking of Asgard II will be published in the next two weeks, two years after the ship sank off the French coast. The Irish Times has more…
Swim from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island Completed
Local French teacher Gary Knox has completed his swim from Rathlin to Ballycastle for Portrush Lifeboat Station on the very day that the station was celebrating its 150th Anniversary.Gerry Doran Chairman of the Ballycastle Fundraising Branch texted the station at…
Helmsmans Championship is the Talking Point
Next weekend's ISA's Helmsmans Championship is the focus on the forum tonight. Patton wants to make some changes to the format. Skipper agrees. RicM believes the J80 is the boat of choice. Paddy Boyd sets the record straight on past…
Portrush Lifeboat Station Celebrates 150 years
A service of thanksgiving marked the start of a year of events to celebrate Portrush Lifeboat Station's 150 years of saving lives at sea. The volunteer lifeboat crewmembers, fundraisers and supporters held a service in Portrush with the Inshore Boat…
Drumm Wins Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim
Shane Drumm was the winner of the rescheduled Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim today.  The race took place along the East pier and finished beside the National YC pontoon. A large crowd gathered on the pier to hear live commentary and…
Rumball and Moran Master Big Seas in Dunmore East
Kenny Rumball and David Moran made the most of strong winds and big seas sailing to win the Fireball Munster Championships in a last race decider at Dunmore East this afternoon. In a series that was cut to just four…
Three Double Swimming Winners in Sandycove Island Race
There were three double swimming winners in yesterday's 'The Edge Sports' Sandycove Island Challenge 2010. Now it its 14th year, this 1.1 mile race takes swimmers around the famous Sandycove Island in in Kinsale, County Cork Ireland. Lisa Cummins, the only…
Free Lifejacket Check in Dun Laoghaire Today
With the summer boating season coming to a close, the RNLI’s Sea Safety team is back in Dun Laoghaire this morning and people who use the water are being invited to get their lifejackets checked out for free and find…
Supernova Comes Home First in DBSC
Ken Lawless sailing Supernova made the best of the autumnal sailing conditions to win the penultimate race of Cruisers three yesterday. The Dublin Bay Sailing Club race was sailed in light and misty conditions. Next Saturday is the final race…
Dun Laoghaire to Host Top French Race in 2011
In a major announcement for Dun Laoghaire sailing a top French fixture involving 50 single handed yachts will visit the east coast port next Summer. Dun Laoghaire will be the only stop over outside France for next year's  prestigious La…

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