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Tarmonbarry and Rooskey Bridge Restrictions
On Inland Waterway news, Waterways Ireland have let us know that, because of the annual Longford Marathon Road Race, the following air draft restrictions will apply on Sunday 30th August to the lifting bridges on the Shannon Navigation, which will be…
HYC Etchells Nationals 2009 Overall Results
HOWTH YACHT CLUB, ETCHELLS NATIONALS OVERALL 29/8/2009 – 1 Swedish Blue, A. Razmilovic, Royal Thames YC, 4.00; 2 Lambay Rules, Quinn/Dillon, HYC, 7.00; 3 Crop Duster, O'Grady/Reilly, HYC, 11.00; 4 Matatu Dubh, R. & D. Burrows, HYC 11.00; 5 Fetching,…
DBSC Results for Thursday 29th August
Dublin Bay Sailing Club results Beneteau 31.7 Echo – 1 Levante, B. Leyden/M. Leahy, 2 Prima Nocte, Patrick Burke, 3 Prospect, Chris Johnston. Beneteau 31.7 – 1 Magic, D. O'Sullivan/D. Espey, 2 Prospect, Chris Johnston, 3 Levante, B. Leyden/M. Leahy.…
East Pier Battery Open to Public
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company will open the East Pier Battery at the end of the East Pier to the public on a part-time basis from Saturday 29 August. The plan is to provide access to the public from Thursdays to…
Missing Marker and Temporary Bridge WI notices
Inland waterways news has heard from Waterways Ireland have notified us of two things: a missing or submerged red marker in the southern end of Inchinalee Island, about two miles north of Clonmacnoise; and the placing of a temporary bridge downstream…
What's On Next Week
It might be sad that we’ve coming to the end of the summer, so there’s lots of sailing to cheer us up! Squib Inlands, Topper Traveller, and Multihull Nationals, as well as regional goodies, like the Mermaid Regatta at Rush…
Fourth Place for Casey in C Final
Sean Casey ended his campaign at the World Championships in Poland with a fourth-place finish in the C Final, placing him 16th overall. Maxim Shauchenka of Belarus won the race convincingly from Peter Lambert of South Africa. Mario Vekic of…
Stylish Win in ISORA M2
Ross O'Leary's Sunfast 3200 Big Hillie Style emerged the victor of the Frenesi Cup Race from Dun Laoghaire to the MR Weather Bouy at the weekend, edging out ahead of J92 Just Enough. O'Leary and crew added the overall win…
Battling Ireland Win B Final
Ireland had a stirring victory in a B Final at the World Rowing Championships in Poland this morning. The legs, trunk and arms mixed coxed four beat the United States into second after a thrilling battle. The win places Ireland's…
RCYC October League 2009
The Royal Cork Yacht Club are getting all revved up for their 2009 October League, being held over five weekends. It's great practice for Harbour Course Day at Cork Week 2010 (July 12th to 16th)! With racing for IRC, Echo,…
Clipper entrant raising funds for Irish Guide Dogs
Jacqui Browne, who joins the crew of Irish entry 'Cork' for five of the ten month Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, is doing so to raise money for the Assistance Dogs Programme for families of children with autism. The…
Record-breaking teen finishes solo sail
British teen Mike Perham sailed into the record books today, becoming the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the globe single-handed. Perham bumped American Zac Sunderland off the top spot. Sunderland finished his solo sail just last month, but Perham is…
Fluctuating water levels on all navigations
Inland Waterways news has learned that all users of the inland navigations should be prepared to encounter fluctuating water levels and varying rates of flow due to the recent high rainfall. Under these conditions, some public moorings and lead-in jetties…
No bridge too far for DMG Sailsports
Córa and Dave Garvey of DMG Sailsports are continuing their windsurfing and dinghy sailing on the Broadmeadows Estuary. Following the collapse of the railway bridge and a request from the Irish Coastguard, DMG suspended activities last weekend while the extent…
Howth Yacht Club Autumn League secures three-way sponsorship
For the first time in its 34-year history, Howth Yacht Club’s Autumn League, one of Ireland’s longest running annual events, will have a three-way joint sponsorship; with Crystal Holidays, Irish Life Investment Managers and Today FM providing the necessary support.
Glenafton storms West Highland Yachting Week
Helensburgh sailor Brian Young lifted the top prize at Tennents West Highland Yachting Week, taking home the Peter Cocks Memorial Trophy for the best overall performance of the 157-yacht regatta in Argyll Fleet Class 6. Young’s well known Mylne ketch…
Howth Yacht Club Series 3 for Wednesday
HOWTH YACHT CLUB WEDNESDAY SERIES 3 (RACE) 26/8/2009  Class 1 IRC – 1 Equinox, R. McDonald, 2 Tiger, Hughes/Harris, 3 Off the Wall, Walls/Cawley. Class 1 HPH – 1 Joslim, J. Connolly, 2 Storm, P. Kelly, 3 Equinox, R. McDonald.…
Irish Fireballs move up board
The Irish Fireball crews are moving up the leaderboard in La Rochelle, with a race win for Francis Rowan and his English helm Tom Gilard, and placings inside the top ten for the Rumball/Moran and Butler Moore pairings. Final sailing…
Casey Secures Place in C Final
Ireland’s Sean Casey took second place in this morning’s C/D Semi-Final at the World Rowing Championships in Poland. The race was won by Mario Vekic of Croatia, while Chile’s Oscar Vasquez Ochoa took the third qualification place. The three will…
Puffin gets both Squibs at Howth Yacht Club Tuesday
Howth Yacht Club Tuesday and Saturday Series 3 (Race) 22/8/2009 – 17 Footer Scratch – 1 Deilginis, Massey/Others, 2 Eileen, Finnucane/O'Byrne, 3 Oona, P. Courtney. 17 Footer Handicap – 1 Eileen, 2 Deilginis, Massey/Others, 3 Bobolink Walsh/Doyle. Tuesday and Saturday…

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