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The crews who signed up for the annual Classic Malts Cruise, organised by World Cruising Club, have now embarked on a 200-mile voyage through the Inner Hebrides, choosing their own route from Oban to Skye, and back south to Islay.…
Following some friendly 'goading' by David Mulligan on a winter's evening in the Summit Inn, David Doyle set about contacting a fellow fisherman whom he knew had the talent to construct a brand new Howth 17. The savings fund of…
Waterways Ireland have asked that masters remember to check their mooring ropes before departure and make sure that there's no knots or foreign objects (such as fishing hooks or lead weights) embedded in or attached to the ropes, as these…
Situated on the west shore of Strangford Lough, the Club has a good landing pontoon which gives easy access to all local facilities. However, there is no overnight berthing at the pontoon. Members cruisers are moored in 2–4 metres SSW…
First introduced in England in 1963, the Mirror quickly became the most popular one-design dinghy class in the world. The design allows the boat to be built from a kit, at home, with a basic knowledge of carpentry in about…
Glin Castle, 2009, courtesy of the RWYCI website   History The Western Yacht Club has a very interesting and checkered history. The following article by Adrian O'Connell traces its origins as the 'Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland' up to…
Carrick-on-Shannon's Rowing Regatta has incurred navigation restrictions - see below for full details; and works to replace the deep gates at the lock in Ballytiglea on the Barrow Navigation will commence on 20th July 2009 and continue until 14th August,…
This year’s Irish Fireball Association Open Championship was held last weekend in conjunction with the biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. The regatta had an overall entry of 450 boats, 24 of which were Fireballs. Over half of the fleet raced…
Sailing Clubs in Ireland There is a necklace of sailing clubs right around the coast and up and down Ireland's inland waterways. Check out our extensive listing in the left-hand column. Have we got your club details? Click here to…
The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), recognised as the leading show for leisure marine trade, attracting the highest percentage of marine industry professionals takes place from November 17-19, 2009 at the RAI in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The show, which is…
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) is the national organisation representing both commercial and leisure sectors of the marine industry in Ireland. The IMF is affiliated to the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) which provides the Secretariat from its Dublin…
The ISA is national governing body for all forms of recreational and competitive activities involving sail and engine powered craft in Ireland. CLICK FOR THE LATEST IRISH SAILING ASSOCIATION NEWS At the recent UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique) general assembly, the…
Facilities include water-skiing, power boating, board sailing and sailing. Wexford Harbour Boat Club, Redmond Road, Wexford. Tel: +353 53 9122039 Have we got your club details? Click here to get involved  

Sligo Yacht Club

15th July 2009 Clubs
History Sligo Yacht Club is located in Rosses Point on the edge of Sligo Bay – one of the most ideal and beautiful locations for inshore racing in the country. The original Sligo Yacht Club was founded in 1821 and…
History The club was formed on the evening of Friday 24th April 1964 at a meeting in Broder’s Hotel, now the Newbury Hotel, Mullingar in response to a notice placed in the 'Westmeath Examiner', by Keith Pinder, calling for a…
History Founded in 1770, Lough Ree Yacht Club is the second oldest sailing club in the world. The tradition of organised pleasure boating in Athlone goes back to at least 1731, with a regatta on the Shannon amongst the 'diversions'…
TUESDAY AND SATURDAY SERIES 2 (RACE), 14/07/2009. 17 Footer Scratch – 1 Gladys, Cronin/Jones, 2 Oona, P. Courtney, 3 Leila, R. Cooper. 17 Footer Handicap – 1 Pauline, O'Doherty/Ryan, 2 Gladys, 3= Zaida, T. Houlihan. TUESDAY SERIES 2   Puppeteer Scratch…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Rolex have announced details for the 2010 Commodores' Cup to be held in Cowes, Isle of Wight from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st August 2010. Irish Cruiser Racer Association Commodore Barry Rose called…
The West lead the Rest
Up to €50m in revenues could be harvested from the sea – and hundreds of full-time jobs created - if ports around the coast followed the lead provided by the men and women behind the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in…
Lough Erne Yacht Club now occupies a former WW2 RAF site built in 1941 for Catalina flying boats The former slipway, moorings and hangar are now used for members' sailing boats, power boats and caravans. The Clubhouse, with changing rooms,…

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