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Israelis Vow to Block Irish 'Freedom Flotilla' Ship
The Israeli military have vowed to send naval vessels to intercept and turn back a 'Freedom Flotilla' heading for Gaza that includes the Irish ship MV Rachel Corrie. The ship, named after activist Rachel Corrie who was killed in Gaza,…
Ocean Day Events at Galway Aquarium
Galway's National Aquarium is pushing the boat out for World Ocean Day on Sunday, with Bjorn the Polar Bear the main attraction. Bjorn and handler Ursula are among a line-up of special guests that include wildlife filmmaker Vincent Hyland, a…
Father Ted Wreck Celebrated
The wreck made famous in the opening credits of the TV series Father Ted hs beign feted this weekend, the 50th anniversary of its demise on the rocks. Irish Times marine correspondent Lorna Siggins writes of the celebrations on Inisheer…
RNLI Seek Volunteers for Docklands Festival
The RNLI is delighted to be involved in this year's Maritime Festival. Over 150,000 people will visit Dublin's Docklands over the course of the June bank holiday weekend and we hope to have up to raise awareness of the RNLI…
Irish Underway at Delta Lloyd Regatta
Annalise Murphy of the National Yacht Club is the top Irish performer at the Delta Lloyd regatta after day one, placed 13tilh of 37 in the Laser Radial fleet, with three races sailed. Meanwhile, the gap has closed slightly between…
Algal Bloom Heads for Ireland
A NASA satellite has spotted an enormous algal bloom off the south-west corner of Ireland, heading for the coast via the Gulf Stream. The agency said that while volcanic deposits of silt on the water can encourage these blooms, this…
New Safety Scheme for Irish Fishermen
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Sean Connick, T.D. has formally launched a new programme of financial support to assist fishermen upgrade critical life-saving, fire-fighting, and other safety equipment on-board their fishing boats. The delivery…
GP14s Reduced to One Day at Blessington
Light winds on the Saturday saw to it that the GP14 Purcell Trophy was a one-day affair, with a 26-boat fleet taking to the water on Sunday for four quickfire races. 40-minute courses meant that top and bottom were typically…
Kinsale and Cork Prepared for Clipper
Preparations are in full swing for the arrival of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for its first stopover in Europe since it departed the UK last September. The project is sponsored by Cork City Council, Cork County Council…
Sealine International returns to Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show after a two year absence
Sealine International has joined the list of exhibitors who will showcase products at 2011 Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show at ExCeL, after an absence of two years. Andrew Williams, Managing Director at National Boat Shows said: “We are delighted…
Record Breakers Line Up for Sevenstar Challenge
94 days and counting: It’s 14 weeks until the start of the fully-crewed non-stop 1760nm Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and 22 yachts have confirmed their participation with a number…
DBSC Racing Rules Seminars
Dublin Bay Sailing Club are holding a series of talks on the racing rules in May and June. All talks will be given by Gordon Davies (National Judge and ISA member) in the Royal St George Yacht Club at 8.00pm…
RCYC Called for New York Invitational
When its Invitational Cup comes around again in 2011, the New York Yacht Club will proudly fly the Irish tricolour among country flags of yacht clubs from around the world and the trademark green and gold colors of presenting sponsor…
Clipper Fleet Leaves Jamaica
Cork has made a mediocre start to Race 10 from Jamaica to New York as the latest stage of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race gets under way. The team was sixth to cross the start line and…
Two Irish in North Sea Top Ten
Two Irish sailors have moved into the top ten of the North Sea Regatta in the Laser Radial fleet. Rory Lynch and Ross Harvey both posted top three results in the 79-boat fleet to move into the top ten, with…
Champagne Sailing on Commodore's Day
Commodore's Day last Sunday at Foynes Yacht Club could only be described as 'Champagne Sailing', with the weather superb and a light north-easterly breeze. Large numbers of members, friends and spectators made sure that Commodore's Day would be one of the…
Delta Lloyd Kicks off on Wednesday
Thirty Olympic medallists are ready for the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010 which runs from Wednesday until on Sunday May 30th. The 2010 edition has set record high pre-entries in all classes including the 2.4, with a total of 707 boats…
Rascal wins DBSC Cruiser 4
Rascal wins Cruiser 4 in light winds in Saturdays Dublin Bay Sailing Club Racing. BENETEAU 31.7 - ECHO 1. Dies Irae (Patrick Rowan), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris…
Old Gaffers Hit the Liffey
The first opening of the Samuel Beckett Bridge to accommodate a flotilla of sailing craft dressed overall will be the highlight of water activity on the River Liffey in the coming weekend. Organised by the Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association…
Swansea Lifeboat in Multiple Rescues
The warm weather has brought on a string of incidents for Swansea Coastguard, who this afternoon have co-ordinated several rescues, including three missing children, a capsized kayak and an injured jet-skier. Several resources in particular were sent by Swansea Coastguard…

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