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Powerboat racing will take place at the Derryad Powerboat Club on Lough Erne on Sat 16 May 2009 from 11.00 hrs to 19.00 hrs. Through traffic will be catered for via the west side of Inishrath Island i.e on the…
Boaters intending to pass through Sarsfield lock at Limerick should book their passage the day before their intended journey by ringing the lock-keeper at 087 797 2998. It should be noted that passage is not possible two hours before and…
Anyone looking to sample the romance of the high seas coupled with fantastic entertainment and Dublin’s biggest outdoor market should head for the Docklands this June Bank Holiday weekend. Now in its sixth year the much loved Docklands Maritime Festival…
Portora Boat Club rowing regatta will take place at the Lakelands Forum, Enniskillen on Sat 16 May 2009 from 10.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs. Waterways Ireland has notified Masters of vessels to proceed at slow speed and with minimum wash…
Irish Times Sailing Correspondent David O'Brien has written a piece in this morning's edition about Belfast Irish race officer Bill O'Hara and his role with the Volvo Ocean Race. The article in the Home and Away series is a profile…
The Government has approved legislation that will transfer responsibility for granting foreshore licences from the Department of Agriculture and Marine to the Department of the Environment. The development is reported by Harry McGee in today's Irish Times here . The…
A fire at Dún Laoghaire marina has destroyed three yachts. No one was on board any of the yachts, two of which sank. The Dublin Fire Brigade was contacted shortly before midnight and was at at the scene at the…
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 12 MAY 2009 FIREBALL - 1. New (Francis Rowan), 2. Zara (Noel Butler/S.Moore), 3. Good Thing (M.Barnes/J.Dunne) MERMAID - 1. Oonagh (J&M Griffith), 2. Tiller Girl (J.O'Rourke), 3. Jill (P.Smith/P.Mangan) PY CLASS…
Afloat May edition out now: Paul Garland makes some relevant points on the past and future of the Inland Waterways Association. The May issue is on sale now! Order a subscription to Ireland's boating magazine here.
Double Olympian Shirley Robertson has called on sailors from across the UK to sign up to this year's Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series. With just over two weeks until the event sets sail, enthusiasts are being encouraged to embrace the exceptional…
Lisa Dilleen, of Tribesmen Rowing Club, Galway, current Irish Junior Single Sculls champion, and holder of a brace of gold medals  from the 2008 "Coupe de la Jeunesse", took a step further in her international career when she captured two…
The Puppeteer class in Howth got off to a flying start for race 1 in their first series with 23 pups on the start line – what a class!  And it was noted that apparently…your name had to be “David”…
Afloat May edition out now: The Sun Fast 3200 is new, cool, and powerful. Graham Smith takes the tiller on this fast racing boat. The May issue is on sale now! Order a subscription to Ireland's boating magazine here.
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2009 The four-day 25-class Dun Laoghaire regatta is predicted to be the largest yet, with an estimated final 500 boat count and over 3,000 competitors expected to visit the east coast. We've got all the entries…
Ready to go after her shakedown cruise from Sweden, this boat was nominated for the European Boat of the Year for its class. With this specification it should cost €340,000. HM Yachts are asking €269,000 for this beautiful blue water…
May madness has begun with plenty of water-based activity. One of the biggest of the Bay's one design events, Baily Bowl, makes a welcome return, while Lough Neagh hosts the Fireball Ulster Championships. There's also some canoeing and angling. The…
May madness has begun with plenty of water-based activity. One of the biggest of the Bay's one design events, Baily Bowl, makes a welcome return, while Lough Neagh hosts the Fireball Ulster Championships. There's also some canoeing and lots of…
Irish boat dealer BJ Marine has announced the opening of a new Mediterranean office at Grand Harbour Marina. The marina is  is one of the newest marinas in the area and is in an historic setting. "BJ Marine has been…
Afloat May edition out now: Dag Pike shines a light on faster-moving and more crowded seas. There is a need to check your navigation lights. The May issue is on sale now! Order a subscription to Ireland's boating magazine here.
The joint hosting of the Mitsubishi Youth Championships by the Royal St George and National Yacht Clubs was hailed a success by both clubs this evening with the event achieving 104 entries. Full results are below the fold. It also…

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