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Powerboat Racing's 'America's Cup' Returns to Cork
Plans are afoot to bring powerboat racing's Harmsworth Trophy event to Cork in 2014 - over 100 years since Cork Harbour hosted the first ever edition of the race. Regarded as the powerboat version of yachting's America's Cup,…
Royal Cork Autumn League Entry fee Reduced to €90
Royal Cork's Autumn Regatta starts on Sunday October 2nd and continues each Sunday in October, with the last race on Saturday October 29th. The Notice of Race has been published. Two races are scheduled for each Class every day with…
 Dolan and Lightweight Double Hit Form at World Rowing Championships
Ireland won two races in the second half of the programme at the World Rowing Championships in Bled in Slovenia today. Sarah Dolan had an outstanding second 1,000 metres to win the C Final of the lightweight single sculls. The…
Lift out Scheduled for October 15th
No one needs to be told that the nights are closing in but in a month's time sunset is at 7pm! It's an indication that the lift out season for boats is fast approaching at popular boating centres. In Dun…
World Rowing B Final Challenge For Dilleen and Puspure
Ireland’s Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure finished sixth in their semi-final of the women’s double scull at the World Rowing Championships in Bled in Slovenia. They go into tomorrow’s B Final where they can book a place for the boat…
Ellida Wins Cork Harbour Class One
The fifth race in the Royal Cork O'Leary Insurances sailing League was a quiet affair weather wise in Cork Harbour last night writes our Cork Harbour Correspondent. The highlight of the evening was watching the 92,000 tonne Cruise Ship Costa Deliziosa…
No Bare Chest but Ronan Keating Completes Charity Swim
Five brave celebrities have completed a once in a lifetime challenge, arriving at the north pier at Wicklow Bay, Ireland yesterday morning at 08:18am, after a 35 hours and 18 minutes, 56 mile swimming relay across the Irish Sea to…
Sidewinder, 'A Well Maintained' Twister 28 Yacht, Goes Up for Sale
When Bangor yacht broker Lee Stevenson say it is 'a rare pleasure' to step aboard a yacht of and find her in such good order, its worth listening. That's the case with Sidewinder, a Twister 28 yacht that has just…
Lifeguarding in Ireland
It might be hard to believe it but there is plenty of work here in Ireland for the professional lifeguard, from working in a leisure centre swimming pool, to the beautiful beaches around the coast and a beach lifeguard is…
West Kirby Team on Top at Schull ISAF Worlds
At the end of racing on day two of the Sailing World Team Racing Championships in Schull Harbour top ranked British team West Kirby Hawks finished first in the pecking order. In an exciting head to head they smashed the…
Mansfield Leads 1720 Euros in Baltimore
Current 1720 National Champion Mark Mansfield leads the 1720 Corona Euro Championships in Baltimore after a long opening day of close sailing in steady 10-14 knot conditions. The 28 strong fleet completed three races off Sherkin Island and Mark Mansfield…
Former Dublin Port Tug Named after Harbour in Dalkey Undergoes Scrapping in Cork
Coliemore, a former Dublin Port tug named after Coliemore Harbour in Dalkey, Co. Dublin is undergoing scrapping this week at Cork Dockyard, writes Jehan Ashmore. For over a decade the veteran tug built in 1962 by Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd,…
RORC Season Finale in Cherbourg This Weekend
After a record breaking Rolex Fastnet Race, the final race of the RORC Season's Points Championship takes place this weekend writes Louay Habib. After a scintillating season of racing with the Royal Ocean Racing Club, current weather models pAfter a…
Lough Key Triathlon Shannon Warning
A triathlon swim event will take place on the Shannon Navigation in the vicinity of the recreational facilities in Lough Key on Sun 4th Sep from 0900 hrs until 1200 hrs. Masters of vessels are requested to note the advice…
O'Leary and Burrows Face Home Waters Test
Olympic keelboat duo Peter O'Leary and David Burrows face one of the sternest tests of the summer season but this time its on waters st least. All 32 boats for the Star European Championship (2nd-10th September) have arrived in Dun…
British Water Polo Team to Train in Ireland for London Olympics
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has announced that the British water polo team will travel to Ireland to train for the London Olympics in the run-up to the National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown. Minister Varadkar said today…
Chambers Wins Gold at World Rowing Championships
Coleraine man Peter Chambers struck gold at the World Rowing Championships in Bled in Slovenia today. Chambers, who rowed at junior level for Ireland, teamed up with Kieren Emery to win the lightweight junior pair for Britain. Italy were second…
Rosslare Europort to Host Irish Ports Conference
This year's Irish Ports Conference is to be hosted by Rosslare Europort on behalf of the Irish Port Association (IPA) and is to take place in Wexford on 30th September. In recent years the conference has established itself as the…
Round Ireland Yacht Race 2012 Starts from Wicklow on Sunday, June 24th
Wicklow Sailing Club is comtemplating a mid-day start for the 2012 Round Ireland yacht race on Sunday, June 24th. Plans for the 31st offshore race are underway and will follow the successful pre-start 'Wicklow Sailfest' formula held in the town…
ISAF World Team Racing Gets Underway in Schull
Full championship racing got under way in Schull Harbour yesterday as twelve international sailing teams contest the ISAF Open World Team Racing Championship and eight compete for the Youth Worlds. The first day of full competitive racing took place in…

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