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Irish Trainees On Tall Ship Lord Nelson
Lord Nelson,  owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust,`was one of the Class A ships participating in the Tall Ships Races this year. The Jubilee Sailing Trust is a UK based charity which promotes mixed ability sailing – able-bodied and physically…
Naval Service OPV On Visit to Russia and Baltic States
The Naval Service's OPV L.E. Roisin (P51) under the Command of Lt. Cdr. Peter Twomey is on a three-day visit to St. Petersburg in the Russian Federation, writes Jehan Ashmore. L.E. Roisin is on a foreign trade deployment with calls…
Schull To Host ISAF World Team Racing Championships
Sailing teams from Australia, Japan, United States, Thailand, Italy, Spain and Ireland will converge on Schull next week (August 27th - September 4th) to contest the ISAF World Team Racing Championships at both open and youth level writes Vincent Ahern.…
Storm Wins Howth IRC Race
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. WEDNESDAY SERIES 3 (O'ALL) 24/08/2011 Class 1 IRC: 1, Storm P Kelly (3.00); 2, Tiger Hughes/Harris (9.00); 3, Trinculo M Fleming (9.00); Class 1 HPH: 1, Storm P Kelly (3.00); 2, Trinculo M Fleming (7.00); 3, Tiger…
Supernova to Contest MGM Sponsored DBSC Cruiser Challenge
July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Boat of the week, Supernova, will be in action again this weekend in the Cruisers III East Coast championships. The annual fixture is being raced as part of tomorrow's DBSC Cruiser Challenge sponsored by MGM…
Chimp Consolidates Lead On Day Three of The 2011 Half Ton Classic Cup
A race win for Dave Cullen's King One leaves the Howth boat tenth after day three of the Half Ton Classic Cup. When the Solent is on form there is no better place in the world to sail and it…
Jérémie Beyou is Crowned King of the Solitaire du Figaro 2011
Today, Wednesday at 12:49:01 Jérémie Beyou crossed the line first to win the fourth and final leg from Les Sables d'Olonne to Dieppe. By finishing in Dieppe ahead of the rest of the fleet, and scoring his third consecutive victory,…
Dublin Port Tug Trio For Sale
Three Voith-Schneider tugs that are surplus to the requirements of the Dublin Port Company towage fleet are for sale, writes Jehan Ashmore. Two of the three tugs, Deilginis and Cluain Tarbh that are painted in a cream and black livery…
Irish Rowers Set Sights on Olympic Qualification at World Rowing Champs
Five crews have entered for the World Rowing Championships which takes place in Bled, Slovenia next week. Two womens' boats will compete for Olympic qualification, another is seeking Paralympics qualification and two boats are entered in non-Olympic world championship events.…
Heritage Week: Maritime Lectures In Dun Laoghaire
It's mid-way through Heritage Week (20-28 August) and as part of the numerous events organised nationwide there will be a maritime lectures seminar held this Sunday and run by the Maritime Institute of Ireland, writes Jehan Ashmore. The lectures will…
Irish Offshore Sailing Makes Success of Debut Season
Irish Offshore Sailing, a new yacht training centre based in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin is now launching its autumn winter calendar, having had a very busy first season, despite the current economic climate. The school is an RYA and ISA…
Bavaria 33 HT Motor Cruiser With Big Price Reduction
With a normal retail price well in excess of €250,000 O'Sullivan's marine of Tralee have just added a Bavaria 33 HT Sports Cruiser to the Afloat Boats for Sale site with a final price reduction on this Demo model. 'Going,…
Clipper Cruiseship Calls In for Fish & Chips
As Le Diamant berthed in Dublin Port this morning the Clipper Odyssey which also called to the capital with the French-flagged cruiseship this day last week, is visiting the fishing capital of Killybegs today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Co. Donegal port…
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Assists in Unusual Call
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat launched today to fallen power lines at the Erne River, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal to provide on scene safety. The alarm was raised by the Coast Guard at 12:35. Power lines had been damaged on Inish Saimer at…
Ainslie to Contest J109 Championships
The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta is based around a programme of rowing and sailing events, but also incorporates a busy programme of activities including air displays, fireworks, a large fair, and many other smaller events that happen in and…
Yacht Broker O'Leary Marks Return to DBSC Sailing with a Win
Ross O'Leary marked his return to Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) racing last night with a light air win in the PY/Laser class. The Dun Laoghaire based yacht broker has missed part of the dinghy season due to an ankle…
King One Drops to Tenth After Round Isle of Wight Race
Dave Cullen's King One lies tenth overall at the 2011 Half Ton Classic Cup after double points results from a Round the Isle of Wight dropped the Howth boat from third. Day two of the  saw the 38–strong fleet racing…
Irish Sailing Association Hits Out at Newstalk Interview
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has hit back at last week's Newstalk radio interview where questions over the state funding of Irish Olympic Sailing was raised. In the interview with a number of Olympic hopefuls, including Dun Laoghaire sailor Annalise…
Ireland 'Can Benefit from Nurturing Sailing'
Two recent letters in The Irish Times serve as a "reminder of the high value of sailing to the social and economic health of Ireland". Enda O Coineen - who helped bring the Volvo Ocean Race to Ireland - writes…
Warning Over Oil Drill Threat to Rathlin Island Wildlife
Wildlife on Rathlin Island could be under threat if oil-drilling licences are awarded in the area, the Belfast Telegraph reports. The north Antrim coast has been earmarked as a site for potential oil exploration in the latest round of British…
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