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BMW Cruiser Nationals the highlight of Howth's 2012 sailing season
Following its support of the highly successful J/24 Europeans last year, BMW Ireland is continuing its association with Howth Yacht Club by sponsoring the ICRA National Championships in May, making it the outstanding event in the Club's 2012 calendar of…
Grand Canal Closure to Boat Traffic at Ardlough
#GRAND CANAL – Works will commence on an Ardclough Flood Alleviation Scheme on 30th January 2012 necessitating closure of the 13th Level of the Grand Canal at Ardclough, Co. Kildare east of Henry Bridge. The canal will be closed to…
Consistent Sailing Moves O'Leary and Burrows Back into Contention
#MOCR – Consistent sailing in the third day of the Miami Olympic classes regatta moves Peter O'Leary and David Burrows right up the leader board in the Star keelboat. Currently sitting in sixth overall, up three places from yesterday, O'Leary…
Galway Head To Be Held on St Patrick's Day
ROWING: NUIG and Tribesmen will join forces this year to stage the Galway Head of the River on St Patrick’s Day. The Tribesmen Head of the River has been a major part of the calendar for years, but was not…
Public Enquiry into Oil Drilling Gets Strong Backing from Dalkey Residents
#DALKEY ISLAND PROSPECT- At a public meeting held by Dalkey Community Council last night, it was almost unanimously agreed that a public enquiry should be held over the foreshore licence sought by Providence Resources to carry out exploratory drilling for…
Second in Race Four Earns O'Leary and Burrows Top Ten Place
#MOCR –A second scored in yesterday afternoon's light conditions puts Peter O'Leary and David Burrows into the top ten after four races of the 33-boat mens keelboat fleet racing at the Rolex Miami Olympic classes Regatta. 'We got the finger…
North Sails Ireland Start Nationwide Seminar Tour
#NORTH SAILS SEMINAR – US Sailmaker Bill Gladstone of North Sails returns to these shores for a nine stop lecture tour of Ireland starting this Saturday at the country's biggest club, the Royal St George YC in Dun Laoghaire. Gladstone…
Three Opportunities for Lakeside Living
#WATERFRONT PROPERTY - The Irish Times features a selection of serene lakeside properties to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. Urrahill in Ballycommon, Nenagh, Co Tipperary is a detached home overlooking Luska Bay and Lough Derg and comprising three…
Dublin’s turn to host Holiday World Show 2012
#DUBLIN HOLIDAY WORLD SHOW - Following Belfast's hosting of the annual travel event, the Dublin Holiday World Show starts this weekend (Friday 27th to Sunday 29th January) at the RDS Simmonscourt Pavillon in Ballsbridge. Like its northern counterpart the Dublin…
Four News Records in Irish Specimen Fish Committee's 2011 Report
#ANGLING - The Irish Specimen Fish Committee's annual report for 2011 features catch details for 587 specimen fish as well as four new records, according to The Irish Times. The report comes ahead of the committee's annual awards event at…
First Humpback Whale Sighting of 2012 Is a Newcomer
#MARINE WILDLIFE - Ireland's first humpback whale of the year has been spotted off the Wexford coast. The sighting was made yesterday by whale-watchers among a pod of fin whales some three miles south of Hook Head, according to TheJournal.ie.…
Mainport to Invest in Survey Supply Vessels for Exploration Industry
#PORTS & SHIPPING - Cork based marine services company, Mainport is investing $36 million (€27.6 million) to build three supply vessels which will support seismic survey ships searching for oil and gas deposits. The bulk of the financing for the…
Help Record Old Weather Data to Predict Climate's Future
#WEATHER - A new project has been launched encouraging web users to help recover worldwide weather data recorded by Royal Navy ships a century ago. Old Weather is 'crowdsourcing' volunteers to assist in transcribing weather readings and location data from…
Sailing Clubs Must Support Struggling Members
Last month AIB pulled the plug on sailing club fees for staff. Next month the Irish Sailing Association aims to rejig the annual fee it charges to clubs at an egm. They are signs that the necklace of over 70…
Irish Olympic Sailors Score 11,13 in Miami
#RMOCR – Ireland's Star and Laser Radial sailing teams stay in the top third of their respective fleets after the first day of racing at the 2012 Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta but only just. After a mixed opening day's performance…
Screening Shown of Unique Lives Lost at Sea Ceremony
#MARINERS WITH MEMORIES – At the weekend representatives of the maritime community, relatives and visitors alike attended a screening of the 'Mariners with Memories' ceremony, which was shown in the Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire. The ceremony which took place in…
Actress Saoirse Ronan Calls to Wicklow Lifeboat Station
#SAOIRSE RONAN – Volunteer lifeboat crew with Wicklow RNLI received a surprise visitor during their navigation course this morning (Monday 23 January 2012).  Well known actress Saoirse Ronan dropped in to say hello while filming nearby. The actress was filming…
Dutch Teen Breaks Record for Youngest Solo Round-The World Voyage
#WORLD RECORD - A Dutch teenager has become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world solo - following a court battle for the right to embark on the challenge. Sixteen-year-old Laura Dekker sailed into harbour at Sint Maarten in the…
NI Taxpayers Could Foot the Bill for Fines Over Dwindling Salmon Stocks
#ANGLING - Northern Ireland's taxpayers could be left with a bill for millions in EU fines if action isn't taken to reverse the decline of salmon stocks, the News Letter reports. Ulster Unionist MLA Robin Swann said he believes that…
Lough Allen Canal Closes for Bank Repair
#CANAL – Works have commenced to repair the canal bank due to road slippage at Drumhauver, north of Drumleague Lock. The Lough Allen Canal from Drumleague to Acres Lake will be closed to boat traffic until 10th February 2012. Passage…

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