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Clipper Secures Chinese Entry Until 2016 in Major Sponsorship Deal
#CLIPPER – Clipper Ventures Plc announced at the London Boat Show today that it has signed a major sponsorship deal with Qingdao, host of the sailing events of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, to continue its participation in the Clipper…
New Firth of Clyde Pilot Extends to NI Coast
#CLYDE – The first of the Clyde Cruising Club's Sailing Directions to be published under the Imray imprint is the 148 page Firth of Clyde book. The book is in fact the merger of Martin Lawrence's Yachtsman's Pilot series with…
Imminent Transfer of Genmar Oil Cargo
#GENMAR – After delays due to bad weather, the operation to remove 54,304 tonnes of Vacuum Gas Oil from the merchant vessel Genmar Companion is expected commence imminently (6th January). Both ships are currently being manoeuvred together by tugs and…
Optimist Class Seek New Talent in Baltimore
#optimist – Impressed with the sailing success of 14-year-old Sophie Browne in New Zealand this week? Could you be the next to represent Ireland on the world stage? The Irish Optimist class is making every effort to bring on as…
Irish Sailing Association Seeks Revised Fee Structure
#ISA – The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is convening an extraordinary general meeting to propose a revised membership fee structure next month. The introduction of the 'joint membership scheme' in 1993 fundamentally changed the representative base of the Association and…
International Flavour Expected at 2012 Mitsubishi Youth Championships
#YOUTH SAILING – 400 Irish youth sailors get the opportunity to fight for a place to represent Ireland at April's Misubishi Youth National championships on Dublin Bay.  The massive junior event is a Test event for organisers of the ISAF…
Air Corps Patrol Assists in Rescue of Injured Fisherman
#RESCUE - The Irish Times reports that an Air Corps maritime patrol aircraft joined a search and rescue mission to evacuate a fisherman off the West Cork coast today. The Casa CN 235 - one of two operated by the…
Sara G Crew Knuckles Down to 'Brutal' Atlantic Test
After a brilliant start the crew of Sara G has been finding the going much tougher as they attempt to set a new record for rowing across the Atlantic. Seasickness and difficult winds have not helped. The English station Heart…
Haulbowline Toxic Waste Site Will Be Cleaned Up by 2014 Says Govt
#CORK HARBOUR - The Government has finally set a deadline for the clean-up of the toxic waste site on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour, under threat of massive fines from the European Commission. RTÉ News reports that a two-and-a-half year…
Mystery of Cork's 'Floating Penguins' Revealed
#CORK HARBOUR - Amateur birdwatchers in Cork were in a tizzy last week over the sighting of what appeared to be two penguins floating on an 'ice floe' near Crosshaven, the Cork Independent reports. The mystery was answered at 'press…
Bad Weather Continues to Disrupt Ferry Sailings
#FERRIES - As the adverse weather continues, ferry services across the Irish Sea remain affected, with several crossings cancelled, writes Jehan Ashmore. Irish Ferries 08.05hrs sailing this morning from Dublin to Holyhead operated by Isle of Inishmore, departed over three…
2016 Olympic Women's Skiff and Mixed Multihull Evaluation Underway
#SKIFF – ISAF has announced the venue and date for the equipment evaluation for the 2016 Olympic Women's Skiff and Mixed Multihull. The evaluation will be held from 17 to 25 March 2012 at Prince Felipe High Performance Sailing Centre,…
Waterways Ireland Issues a 'Special Notice' to Mariners for 2012
#WATERWAYSIRELAND – In its first notice to mariners of 2012 Waterways Ireland has published a list of the most important aspects of waterways regulations for boat owners. It includes the Registration of Vessels, Canal Permits, Events Held on the Waterways,…
Cull heads Howth Laser Frostbite into second series
#LASER – In one of the most competitive Howth Yacht Club Laser Frostbites in many years, Ronan Cull ended the first series as clear winner, discarding a second place in the 11-race programme. Conditions were very consistent throughout the series,…
Cape Clear Islanders to Discuss Ferry Service
#ISLANDS – A public meeting between the islanders of Cape Clear and the Cailín Óir Ferry Service will be held on Saturday 28th January, so  to discuss proposed changes to the ferry schedule in 2012. The meeting is to be…
New SAR Exhibition at Cornwall Maritime Museum
#SAR – Force 10 storm, zero visibility, 40ft waves, someone needs rescuing. It's time to go to work. Search and Rescue, the new blockbuster exhibition from National Maritime Museum Cornwall invites you to enter the world of the rescue services…
Port of Cork Schools Initiative Looks at Transport History of Cork Harbour
#CORKHARBOUR – Calling all 5th Class Teachers! Win a Free Boat Trip around Cork Harbour for your class. The Port of Cork has launched their Schools Initiative for 2012 and is calling on all 5th class primary school teachers to…
Birkenhead Docks Upbeat On Future Growth
#PORTS  – The operator of Birkenhead Docks at Twelve Quays Terminal, says it is confident it will recover the business it lost when DFDS Seaways closed down ferry operations last year, according to a report in today's Liverpool Daily Post.…
Shuffling the Fireball Pack in Mandurah
#FIREBALL – Another two races, 5 & 6, were sailed in the Fireball Worlds in Mandurah today, with the end result that the order of the top five changed. The report on the Yachts and Yachting website describes the wind…
New Rig For Sanya (Photos)
#VOLVOOCEANRACE – The Discover Ireland backed Team Sany entry in the Volvo Ocean Race has been busy discovering Madagascar over the past few weeks as they awaited new rigging for their stricken yacht that pulled into the port of Talanero…

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