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Innovative Spectator Packages for Match Racing
The organisers of the first Ireland v the World Match Racing Invitational have come up with some innovative spectator packages for what promises to be a hard-fought event in Scotsmans Bay, Dun Laoghaire. Spectators can pay to 'hotseat' aboard the…
McGibney yacht 'Disaray' is Overall West Coast WIORA 2010 Winner
The West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA), 'West Coast Championships' concluded at the weekend, which was hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club based in Kilrush Co. Clare. Strong winds prevailed thought the event and unfortunately no sailing took…
Cork Clipper Festival to Conjure Galway Volvo Magic
Cork Clipper Festival goers are in for a treat this week as the festival moves to Cork from Kinsale from Wednesday 7th July to the festival finale on Friday 9th July. Fiona Bolger and Maria Moynihan-Lee, the same team behind…
Minister Killeen Visits L.E. Aoife In Kilrush
Minister for Defence, Mr. Tony Killeen, T.D. visited the L.E. Aoife which was in Kilrush, Co. Clare, on Saturday as part of the festivities surrounding the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association's (WIORA) Yacht Racing Championship. The event was hosted…
Warning of Low Water Levels on River Suck
Inland waterway Boaters on the Shannon Navigation should expect lower water levels than normal on the river Suck within 3km of Ballinasloe moorings. Deep drafted vessels should navigate with due caution. The full notice is attached.
15th Lock Closes for Emergency Repairs
The 15th Lock on the Grand Canal has been closed to navigation until Tuesday, 13th July in order to carry out emergency repairs to the lock gate. Every effort is being made to restore the lock to service as soon as…
The Royal St George is holding an event to match aspiring crews with crew-seeking skippers tomorrow (Tuesday July 6) at 7.30. The Crew Match Party is an evening for owners/skippers to meet and recruit potential crew for the season. It's…
Blind Yachtsman in Intensive Care After Fall
Well-known Irish adventurer Mark Pollock is in a stable but serious condition in the Royal Berkshire Hospital this evening after a fall from an upper floor window. The Belfast-born explorer fell 25 feet from a bedroom window in a house…
Tough Going to St.Malo
This year’s race to St. Malo proved to be a light airs affair but that is something that can happen in any yacht race. Jim Saltonstall is a proven coach at the top level and he recognizes that racing in…
iPhone Co-Ordinates Save Stricken Vessel
A stricken vessel was located in trouble on Lough Erne using lat/long data from an iPhone.  A 999 call from the Motor Cruiser ‘Wee Rascal’ on Lough Erne in the early hours of this morning called on all the investigative…
Foynes Yacht Club Regatta Takes Place on Sunday
This Sunday, July 11 at Foynes Yacht Club the annual regatta will take place. It is expected that all craft and members will be sailing for what promises to be an eventual day. Class 1, 2, White Sails, Mermaids and the…
Irish Brokers on Look Out for More Boats to Sell
It might be the least expected outcome after a torrid two years in boat sales but now Irish brokers have few large boats left to sell. The scarcity stems from the fact that Irish second-hands have been snapped up by foreign…
200 Dinghies on Lough Ree for Optimist Championships
Waterways Ireland has issued an advisory to all masters and inland waterways users of the Shannon Navigation that the National Optimist Dinghy sailing event involving junior sailors will take place in and about Lough Ree Yacht Club (LRYC) on Sat…
Kin Fly the Flag at Edinburgh Cup
Royal North Sailor Simon Brien, sailing with long-standing crew David Gomes and Olympian Stephen Milne, were the top Irish boat at the 2010 Dragon Ednburgh Cup in Cowes this weekend. The last race showdown for the 2010 Dragon Edinburgh Cup…
Irish Optis Begin European Assault
Ireland's European Optimist team are pushing into the top flight at the European Championships in Poland, with Sean Donnelly leading the charge. The Dun Laoghaire sailor is currently tenth overall in the 146-boat boys fleet after two races, the first…
Irish Sailors Perform at Warnemunde
Ireland's Laser Radial sailors are making impressive headway in a huge Laser Radial fleet at the Warnemunde Woche regatta in Germany. Rory Lynch has kept his head and posted two top five results so far to sit just inside the…
Our Bumper Irish Sailing Annual hits the shops mid-December, reserve your copy now or subscribe here.   HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE... Sooo Close! But Annalise does us Proud! London Olympic 2012 Review   The Class of 2012 Afloat/Irish Independent Sailors of the…
Lost Vessel Saved From Lough Erne Rocks
A 999 call from the Motor Cruiser ‘Wee Rascal’ on Lough Erne in the early hours of this morning called on all the investigative powers of Belfast Coastguard as the vessel wasn’t even close to its reported position. The vessel…
Marine Institute opens its doors to the public in Aid of Galway Lifeboat
The Marine Institute is having a Summer Fête – Family Fun Pirate Day at its headquarters, Rinville, Oranmore on Sunday 11th July from 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm in aid of Galway Lifeboat. Admission is free.The fun day offers a…
BP Boss Hayward on Cork Week Entry List
The British yacht 'Bob', co-owned by Tony Hayward, the troubled chief executive of BP, is to race in Cork Week regatta in Crosshaven from July 10. Although some UK Press reports say Hayward will not be onboard Bob for the Irish regatta his…

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