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Rating Cost of Composite Rigging to be Reduced in 2011
The rating cost of composite standing rigging will be reduced with effect from 1st January 2011 following a recent meeting of the IRC Technical Committee. The Committee noted that the technology of composite standing rigging has matured significantly in recent years…
5,000 Sail from City Centre Slipway
More than 5,000 people hit the water with the East Wall Watersports Centre in the year 2009, according to centre principal Billy King. The centre, located in the Tolka Estuary in Dublin's East Wall, has a history of sailing in…
HYC use Twitter & Ustream for live event coverage
Howth Yacht Club continue to march ahead as early adopters of new media, streaming details from their HYC Helmsman's Championships in real-time over the web. Using a combination of live tweets from Twitter and streaming vide on UStream (courtesy of…
Irish Sea Jellyfish Survey continues
A four-year survey of jellyfish population and movements in the Irish Sea continues this summer, with the public being asked to report sightings of any jellyfish that they see on the water. The EcoJel project is a collaboration between UCC…
Double-handers head for Tuskar
A fleet of top-class double-handers will streak across Ireland's south coast in the next two days as part of a 1,000-mile race beginning and ending in the French port of Caen. The Normandy Race sends the crews of Class 40s…
Irish team take Cumberand Cup
A Royal St George YC team have taken the prestigious Cumberland Cup over the weekend after a near-flawless series of racing. The team went into the final stages without dropping a single race, and claimed what's thought to be the…
Antix Wins ICRA's Cork to Dublin Offshore
Cork Harbour saw the start of the feeder race to Dun Laoghaire for the Liebherr ICRA Nationals last Friday writes Claire Bateman. This race was mandatory for yachts wishing to compete in the Commodore's Cup to be held in the Solent in August and…
Top Crews to the Fore at Royal Alfred's Baily Bowl Weekend
There was a familiar ring to this evening's Royal Alfred prizegiving roll call where Baily Bowl trophies were presented to top ranked sailors in four separate classes. A weekend of one design class action produced a testing five race series. Light to…
Apollo's Strengths Revealed in RORC's DeGuingand Bowl
Nigel Passmore’s turboed TP52, Apollo had a cracking De Guingand Bowl winning overall and IRC Super Zero, in some style but it didn’t start off very well as Nigel Passmore explains; “We did have the worse possible start to the race,…
Newcomer 'Poppy' Wins ISORA Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire Race
From an entry list of 30 sailing boats, 19 boats came to the line in Holyhead for the 3rd ISORA race – 75 miles to Dun Laoghaire. The fleet, that was missing many of their “regulars” had four newcomers to…
Lifeboats Rescue Man Overboard off Antrim Coast
On a busy Sunday for RNLI lifeboat crews off the north Antrim Coast both Red Bay and Portrush RNLI lifeboat crews launched at 9.22am this morning to reports of a vessel in difficulty with two people onboard off Sheep Island…
Kenny and Ryan Impress at Duisburg
Niall Kenny, from NUIG, and Justin Ryan of UCC finished second to Germany in a very competitive under-23 lightweight double scull final at the Wedau International Regatta in Duisburg. The Irish were the only crew to stay in touch with…
Cork Crew Celebrate return to Clipper Round the World  Race
The significance of the day was not lost on those taking part in Clipper 09-10 round the world yacht race as ten yachts lined up on the start line for the short sprint to Jamaica, the crew of Cork, Ireland racing…
DBSC J109s Strut Their Stuff on Dublin Bay
J109s were to the fore in Cruisers One sailing this afternoon as westerly winds of six knots but gusting up to double that speed – and shifting by 30 degrees – made for plenty of place changes for the Dublin…
Three Irish Crews on Mark in Duisburg
Irish crews recorded three third-place finishes on the second day of the Wedau International Regatta in Duisburg in Germany. For the Ireland team, the under-23 lightweight double scull of Niall Kenny and Michael Maher and Sanita Puspure in the women’s…
Four fleets Contest Royal Alfred's Baily Bowl
There will be a light start this morning to the Royal Alfred's Baily Bowl event on Dublin bay. The Dublin Club will provide a full weekend of racing run from the National Yacht Club. Three races on Saturday and two…
Expedition Liner Visits Cork and Dublin
An interesting visitor to Dublin Bay this morning is the MS Fram, a 500-passenger capacity cruise ship that has been designed with a reinforced hull for cruising arctic waters. The Norwegian ship cruised from Cork overnight. It has a four star…
Five Boats Fight for ICRA's Offshore Honours
Only five boats came to the line for the inaugural Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) Offshore Trophy at Crosshaven tonight but what the sailing fleet lacked in numbers it made up for in close competition inside Cork Harbour. Under spinnaker…
Moynihan and Lightweight Pair Advance
Lightweight single sculler Cathal Moynihan and the the under-23 lightweight pair of Anthony English and Peter Hanily both advanced to today’s round of the Wedau Regatta in Duisburg in Germany yesterday. The men’s pair of Sean Jacob and Cormac Folan…
McWilliam May Series Photos Now Online
Plenty of action from Cork Harbour. Photography from Royal Cork's McWilliam series is on the gallery now from Bob Bateman.

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