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No Bare Chest but Ronan Keating Completes Charity Swim
Five brave celebrities have completed a once in a lifetime challenge, arriving at the north pier at Wicklow Bay, Ireland yesterday morning at 08:18am, after a 35 hours and 18 minutes, 56 mile swimming relay across the Irish Sea to…
Sidewinder, 'A Well Maintained' Twister 28 Yacht, Goes Up for Sale
When Bangor yacht broker Lee Stevenson say it is 'a rare pleasure' to step aboard a yacht of and find her in such good order, its worth listening. That's the case with Sidewinder, a Twister 28 yacht that has just…
Lifeguarding in Ireland
It might be hard to believe it but there is plenty of work here in Ireland for the professional lifeguard, from working in a leisure centre swimming pool, to the beautiful beaches around the coast and a beach lifeguard is…
West Kirby Team on Top at Schull ISAF Worlds
At the end of racing on day two of the Sailing World Team Racing Championships in Schull Harbour top ranked British team West Kirby Hawks finished first in the pecking order. In an exciting head to head they smashed the…
Mansfield Leads 1720 Euros in Baltimore
Current 1720 National Champion Mark Mansfield leads the 1720 Corona Euro Championships in Baltimore after a long opening day of close sailing in steady 10-14 knot conditions. The 28 strong fleet completed three races off Sherkin Island and Mark Mansfield…
Former Dublin Port Tug Named after Harbour in Dalkey Undergoes Scrapping in Cork
Coliemore, a former Dublin Port tug named after Coliemore Harbour in Dalkey, Co. Dublin is undergoing scrapping this week at Cork Dockyard, writes Jehan Ashmore. For over a decade the veteran tug built in 1962 by Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd,…
RORC Season Finale in Cherbourg This Weekend
After a record breaking Rolex Fastnet Race, the final race of the RORC Season's Points Championship takes place this weekend writes Louay Habib. After a scintillating season of racing with the Royal Ocean Racing Club, current weather models pAfter a…
Lough Key Triathlon Shannon Warning
A triathlon swim event will take place on the Shannon Navigation in the vicinity of the recreational facilities in Lough Key on Sun 4th Sep from 0900 hrs until 1200 hrs. Masters of vessels are requested to note the advice…
O'Leary and Burrows Face Home Waters Test
Olympic keelboat duo Peter O'Leary and David Burrows face one of the sternest tests of the summer season but this time its on waters st least. All 32 boats for the Star European Championship (2nd-10th September) have arrived in Dun…
British Water Polo Team to Train in Ireland for London Olympics
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has announced that the British water polo team will travel to Ireland to train for the London Olympics in the run-up to the National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown. Minister Varadkar said today…
Chambers Wins Gold at World Rowing Championships
Coleraine man Peter Chambers struck gold at the World Rowing Championships in Bled in Slovenia today. Chambers, who rowed at junior level for Ireland, teamed up with Kieren Emery to win the lightweight junior pair for Britain. Italy were second…
Rosslare Europort to Host Irish Ports Conference
This year's Irish Ports Conference is to be hosted by Rosslare Europort on behalf of the Irish Port Association (IPA) and is to take place in Wexford on 30th September. In recent years the conference has established itself as the…
Round Ireland Yacht Race 2012 Starts from Wicklow on Sunday, June 24th
Wicklow Sailing Club is comtemplating a mid-day start for the 2012 Round Ireland yacht race on Sunday, June 24th. Plans for the 31st offshore race are underway and will follow the successful pre-start 'Wicklow Sailfest' formula held in the town…
ISAF World Team Racing Gets Underway in Schull
Full championship racing got under way in Schull Harbour yesterday as twelve international sailing teams contest the ISAF Open World Team Racing Championship and eight compete for the Youth Worlds. The first day of full competitive racing took place in…
Nixon's Silver Makes Her Afloat Rower of the Month
Holly Nixon is the Afloat Rower of the Month for August. The 17-year-old Fermanagh woman became Ireland’s first medallist at the World Rowing Junior Championships when she took silver at Dorney Lake in England earlier this month. It was another…
Irish J24s practise for Europeans at Easterns
Ten Irish boats from the 41 international entries for the forthcoming BMW J24 European Championships at Howth are availing of the opportunity to practise in the same race area this weekend by competing in the J24 Eastern Championships hosted by…
Cushendall Play Host to Flying Fifteen East Coast Sailing Championships
30 boats will travel to Cushendall this weekend for the East Coast of Ireland regional sailing championships in the Flying Fifteen class.  The two-day championships will be the penultimate major event in Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club's 2011 sailing season,…
Countdown to Cork Harbour Open Day
With less than a fortnight to go Corkonians and visitors alike can look forward to Cork Harbour Open Day, writes Jehan Ashmore The Cork Harbour event is take place on Saturday 10 September, and on that morning the newest vessel…
World Rowing Championship Setback for Lightweight Double
Ireland’s Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe finished third in their repechage of the lightweight women’s double scull at the World Rowing Championships in Bled in Slovenia today, missing out on a place in the A/B semi-finals by one place. Australia…
Sealine Boat Builder Aquired by Investment Group
Leading luxury British boat builder, Sealine International, today (31st August 2011) announced that it has been acquired by private investors, led by The Oxford Investment Group,Inc. Selwyn Isakow, chairman of the Oxford Investment Group commented "we have been looking to…
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