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The channel east of Castleisland on the Erne will be closed from June 11 until July 1 to facilitate water-based events. Mariners should follow marked navigation channels and signs to the west of Castleisland and proceed at slow speed and…
 Click here for VDLR News updates All aboard for Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta! Ireland’s largest regatta to attract thousands of sailors and spectators Dublin, 9th July 2009- A vast armada of 450 boats from France, Spain, and the British Isles…
Masters and owners are advised that bridge improvement and replacement works will take place from 8th June until 31st December. Additional temporary navigation marks will be in place to indicate the navigable channel. Work notices will be placed at Albert…
Waterways Ireland have withdrawn two Marine Notices referring to the Shannon Navigation: Marine Notice No 54 – Tarmonbarry Lifting Bridge, and Marine Notice No 55 – Scarriff Bay – Middle Ground Mark
The line-up for the second leg of the Match Racing Tour of Ireland, to be hosted by Howth Yacht Club on July 25/26, has been finalised. The competition ratchets up another level with eight of the nine teams taking part…
 ICRA National Championships in full swing The Irish Cruiser Racing Association’s National Cruiser Sailing Championships is now just a week away and for the first time ever it’s being hosted on the West Coast by Tralee Bay SC – a…
oVOR and Out
Galway must feel like it has just given a child up for adoption. All that Volvo Ocean Race fuss, partying and being the centre of attention, and now *zip* it's all gone. Just like that. Bye bye. Still, though, what…
Fifty-five competitors, 3 foreigners and 15 rookies for the 40th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro. From Lorient to Dieppe passing by La Coruña in Spain, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie and Dingle in Ireland, the 2009 edition of La…
The line-up for the second leg of the Match Racing Tour of Ireland, to be hosted by Howth Yacht Club on July 25/26, has been finalised. The competition ratchets up another level with eight of the nine teams taking part…
  The National Yacht Club's Dingle Skellig Hotel Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2009 finished in Dingle this morning just 47 hours after the start in Dublin Bay on Saturday making it the fastest D2D ever. The ninth race since…
Tim Goodbody in White Mischief from the Royal Irish club in Dun Laoghaire successfully defended his Sigma 33 Irish and Open Championship, winning in fine style by 9 points from the local boat, Fandango skippered by Terry Fair. In third…
Hilary Lister aims to become the first disabled woman to sail solo around Britain. The re-launch of her campaign – which was postponed last year because of absolutely dreadful weather – became official with her start from Plymouth at the…
In what will be remembered as the fastest ever Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race and perhaps the best sail of the season, 32 finishers from a fleet of 37 are soaking up the atmosphere in Dingle this morning and afloat.ie…
There’s something for everyone in our events diary this coming week: sailing, of course, in the WIORA West Coast Championships; the ICRA Nationals, the CH Marine Kinsale–Fastnet Race, the Ruffian Nationals, and less competitive (maybe!) sailing at the Crosshaven Traditional…
With heavy seas and blustery winds over force 5, PRO Larry Power (NYC) managed to get in two races in Dun Laoghaire harbour – by kind permission of the Harbour Master.
Barry Hurley reports from the Ostar Race – As I write this I am warm and dry tucked up snug down below on Dinah. On deck is a very different story. Outside there is a sustained gale, blowing from the…
When Betty Boop started to head to France on the race chart tracker when the rest of the fleet skirted the Cork coast heading west on 260 degrees it was either an extreme tactic like we've seen of late by…
Royal Irish YC commodore Tim Goodbody has defended his Irish Sigma championship title at Royal Ulster YC at the weekend. The 14–boat fleet raced on Belfast Lough in blustery north east winds.
The only time an Irish speed record has been set has been over seas and that's true too for the first time an Irish man went over 40 knots. The preferred venue has been South-end-on-sea in the UK but the…
Along with the news that the top five finishers in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race all broke the 2005 race record time, stories of the high speed dash down the East coast are also coming ashore! (Photos here) Whisper…

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