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Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695 on the Market
One of the most popular sports cruisers in the country, Jeanneau's Merry Fisher 695 has just been added to Afloat's boats for sale site.  This boat has been lightly used and is in excellent condition for a 2001 model. There…
Dog Poisoned as Toxic Algae Bloom Returns to Lough Ree
People are being advised to mind their pets on South Lough Ree as a toxic algae is present in the water of this inland waterway. Westmeath Co Co is putting up warning signs in the area after a recent occurrence of…
Nuits St.George Tops the Ruffians
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 29 JULY 2010 BENETEAU 31.7 ˆ ECHO 1. Levante (B.Leyden/M.Leahy), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Levante (B.Leyden/M.Leahy), 3.…
Cork Harbour Dolphins Jumping
Pictures of Dolphins jumping off Roches Point in Cork harbour have been captured for youtube viewers courtesy of a Cork fishing trip this week. The three harbour dolphins jump clean out of the water in the clip below from about…
McCann Retains Top Ten Slot
Royal Cork sailor Peter McCann had a tough day in the Gold Fleet of the UK Optimist Nationals yesterday, along with many of the top ten who posted results in the low teens, twenties and beyond in Weymouth. The black…
60 Confirmed for Calves Week
With over 60 confirmed entries at present, the 2010 Calves Week in Schull, is hoped to top the 80 boat mark for the annual West Cork festival of sailing.  This year’s event will feature racing for eight cruiser classes, together…
Fevas Split into Silver & Gold
As the 140-boat fleet at the RS Feva World Championships splits into silver and gold, it's Brendan Lyden and Marc Cudmore who lead the Irish charge, seventh overall. In a range of wind strengths yesterday, from 10 to 18 knots,…
Black Flag Not OK for Goodbody
Irish sailor Tim Goodbody was one of six sailors to suffer under the black flag at the OK Dinghy Europeans in Medemblik yesterday. The result in race five, followed up with a second place in race six, puts Goodbody in…
Kinsale Teenagers Go Offshore on Mercy Mission
A group of nine teenagers from the Kinsale area is embarking on a Round Ireland Challenge in aid of the world's largest charity hospital ship.The keen sailors, most of whom have just finished their exams, will be sailing a 39ft…
Majority of Lifejackets Fail Lifeboat Test
Over 90% of lifejackets tested at Ireland's two biggest sailing centres failed simple checks carried out by the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) last week writes Irish Times Sailing Columnist David O'Brien. From 91 jackets tested in Cork and Dublin,…
'Makutu' Beats 'Tantrum' in Howth
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. WEDNESDAY SERIES 3 (RACE) 28/07/2010 Class 1 IRC: 1, Makutu Doyle/Others; 2, Tantrum 3 Klimche/O'Leary; Class 1 HPH: 1, Makutu Doyle/Others; 2, Tantrum 3 Klimche/O'Leary; Class 2 IRC: 1, Dux A Gore-Grimes; 2, Superhero Burne/Banahan; 3, Toughnut…
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority's "Guide to Compliance for the Irish Inshore Fleet" is Launched
Minister Séan Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (with special responsibility for Fisheries and Forestry) launched the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority's (SFPA's) "Guide to Compliance for the Irish Inshore Fleet", today, Wednesday 28th July,…
Sea Safety Team To Offer Advice in Dun Laoghaire this Weekend
Visitors to RNLI at Dun Laoghaire will be able to view the new inshore lifeboat (ILB) that recently arrived when the station holds its annual open day on Saturday 31st July 2010 (11am to 5pm). For the first time, the…
Bumper entry for UK's 50th Endeavour Trophy
This historic annual event, which was first held in 1961, is invitation only to determine the overall dinghy champion of champions from the UK's most popular dinghy racing classes, but in this special 50th year, the organisers have opened up…
Figaro Sailors Face Difficult Night at Sea
The 45 Figaro sailors set off from Le Havre in Northern Normandy yesterday on their first leg, 515 miles to the Gijón, in Asturias on the Spanish Cantabrian coastline. The race is calling to the Cork coast next month. Eric…
Surfers Claim Harbour will Destroy Top Wave
Surfers in Co Clare and around the world are claiming that a proposed pier development at Doolin will ruin one of the world's top surf spots, Crab Island. The breaks at Crab Island feature in the Footprints guide to the…
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Has a Busy Day with Two Callouts.
Bundoran RNLI lifeboat was called out twice yesterday (Tuesday, 27 July) to two individual callouts in Bundoran, Co. Donegal. The first call out was to three children off the main beach in Bundoran. Two of the children had been taken…
Irish Fevas in Top Ten
Three of Ireland's Feva crews are currently in the top ten at the RS Feva Worlds after six races in Carnac, France. Dermot and Brendan Lyden have three wins between them in their 70-boat groups, ahead of the split into…
Fourth of July Cruise Ends in Deportation
It was an Independence day party of a different kind - a boarding party - that led to an Irishman getting his marching orders from the US Department of Homeland Security. While on a pleasure cruise off Long Island, Dave…
Cork Sailor Near Top of Opti Fleet
Cork Sailor Peter McCann lies fourth in the 164-boat senior fleet at the UK Optimist nationals as the championships enters its third day. McCann has posted two wins in the group stages, and his success is mirrored in the junior…

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