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UCD Sailing reclaim Colours Trophy
UCD Sailing Club win in the annual Colours match this year, denied Trinity a fifth successive win at the event. The annual Sailing Colours Match took place last Easter Saturday 3rd April in Dun Laoghaire harbour, hosted by Trinity College…
Irish sailor joins Bear Grylls adventure
Howth sailor John Coffey is to join the team of adventurer Bear Grylls as they prepare to navigate the Northwest Passage this summer in an icebreaking RIB. Coffey will manage the teams logistics during the trip, deliver the RIB to…
Carrickfergus boat jumble this weekend
The Irish Boat Jumble takes places at Carrickfergus Sailng Club, Co Antrim this Sunday. The Show opens at 10am and sponsored by P&O Irish Sea. If you do it in, on or under the water there is sure to be…
Red Bay Boats Cruise in Style to Gigha
The first trip of the RIB season last Saturday proved to be a fantastic opener to the new RBB cruising club. With perfect weather and 12 boats ranging from 6.1 to 11 mtrs the Red Bay fleet headed northwards all…
RNLI Set to Smash World Record in Derry City for the Longest Riverdance Line
The charity that saves lives at sea is planning a major event in the city of Derry on Sunday 9 May 2010. The RNLI want to smash the current world record for the number of Irish dancers dancing in a…
Ayton to Campaign for Historic Gold
The UK's Sarah Ayton, one of the three original blondes in a boat, has today, in London's Hyde park, unveiled her bid to become the first British woman to win three successive Olympic gold medals. With the start of the…
Maintenance Works Underway at Agivey
Waterways Ireland advises that maintenance works are currently underway to Agivey Road Bridge. A reduction in normal airdraft will be encountered so users should approach the bridge with caution and observe the signage in place advising of the appropriate navigation…
bal cycle no damp squib
Two Wicklow men will make their final leg of a global circumnavigations on May 15, cycling into Greystones, whence they set off in November 2008. Simon Evans, a squib sailor from Greystones SC, and Ferghal Ó Nualláin, have circled the…
Youth Crew for Round Ireland
A Wicklow-based youth team has unveiled its campaign for the Round Ireland race, kicking off from their home town in June. The 15-strong Pride of Wicklow includes a core group of 10 Wicklow sailors. The crew have chartered a Corby…
British rowers aim for 2010 miles in 2010
Teams of rowers will be vying to smash a six-year-old record for a non-stop circumnavigation of Britain. The record for the Anglo American Boat Race, or GB Row 2010 as it's known this year, meant rowing more than 70 miles…
Youth regatta discount extended
The discounted entry deadline for the Mitsubishi Youth Regatta in Dun Laoghaire has been extended to tomorrow, Friday April 16. Entrants can now get their entries in online to avail of the lowered price. Click here for more.
Round Ireland seeking sponsor
The Round Ireland Yacht Race is still seeking a major title sponsor, with just two months remaining until the start. The event's link with BMW came to a close after the 2008 edition, and despite continued interest and support from…
Irish Sea gets royal rescuer
Prince William could live up his surname - Wales - with his new job posting. The king-to-be would, appropriately, be flying Sea King helicopters out of the Royal Air Force's Angelsey base, just across the water from Dublin. If he…
Volcanic Ash Cloud Restricts Coastguard Helicopters
As a precaution Irish Coast Guard helicopter operations off the east and south-east coast are being restricted to daytime operations only because of the movement of a volcanic ash cloud over Ireland. The Department of Transport this afternoon will chair…
A woman out walking her dog had a lucky escape this afternoon when she became trapped in mud near Hop Island in Cork harbour on a rising tide. The women went after her dog which ran onto the mud banks…
Full writeup of IUSA match nats
it was DIT that eked out a round robin victory in this year's IUSA Match Racing Nationals, and over the fold we have the full writeup of an event that saw Marty O'Leary and his crew take a major scalp…
Galway Best Eight at Neptune Regatta
Galway Rowing Club, powered by outstanding seniors Marc Stephens and John Forde, won the men’s senior eight final at Neptune Regatta. In a straight final against UCD they had just a canvas to spare after a fine race. Neptune Regatta,…
Gilmore tops in Garda
Strangford 15-year-old Robbie Gilmore was the top Irish finisher at the 193-boat Europa Cup in Lake Garda at the weekend, one of 11 Irish boats in the Laser Radial fleet. The Irish contingent made a storming start, with Philip Doran…
Sailing for the blind in Dromineer
With blind adventurer Mark Pollock hitting the seas for the Round Ireland this year, sailing should be highlighted as an accessible sport for the visually impaired. Shannon Sailing Ireland currently offer training to adults and children with visual impairment. This…
Volcano threatens Fireball championships
The Fireball World Championships are under threat due to the ongoing aviation crisis caused by ash from the Icelandic volcano. 70 entries (six of them Irish) are due to arrive in Barbados for the event, due to start this weekend.…
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