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US Cutter Eagle On Its Way to Waterford
The US Coast Guard cutter Eagle has set sail on its 75th anniversary voyage to Europe - with Ireland being its first port of call. Captain Eric C Jones, who pilots the US Coast Guard's training vessel and goodwill ambassador,…
Harbour Businesses Vent Frustration at DAFF
A Donegal businessman is fronting a new campaign that seeks a more positive and direct approach to supporting harbour businesses. John Shine - who spearheads the 'Fishing for Jobs' campaign - has accused the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food…
'No Dip No Draw' Policy for Irish Anglers
Inland Fisheries Ireland has implemented 'no dip no draw' policy to prevent the spread of invasive species in Ireland's inland waters. The policy, developed by the Irish Angling Development Alliance and endorsed by all affiliated clubs, aims to prevent Irish…
Entries Open for Junior Liffey Descent
Entries are now open for young canoeists to take part on the 2011 Junior Liffey Descent. The race kicks off at 1pm on Saturday 28 May on the River Liffey running from Salmon Leap Canoe Club in Leixlip to the…
ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Singapore Exceeds Expectations
An exceptional, global audience gathered together over the last two days in Singapore's Swissotel The Stamford for the 2011 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference. Held in Asia for the first time ever, 270 delegates attended from far and wide with representatives…
Underwater Survey at Portumna Castle Harbour
An inland waterways underwater survey will be undertaken in the vicinity of Portumna Castle Harbour and Portumna Boat Club on Wed 18th. May but may extend until the 20th May dependant on weather conditions. Masters are requested to give the…
2001 Beneteau Antares 600
Added to our boats for sale site recently is this Beneteau Antares 600. She has had the same owner for the last 9 years. She has been lightly used and is in good condition. She comes with a 75HP Mercury…
Maritime Writer Wallace Clark Funeral Tomorrow
Legendary yachtsman, writer and classical expert Wallace Clark is due to be buried in Co Derry tomorrow, following his death at home earlier this week writes Lorna Siggins in the Irish Times this morning. He was injured several months ago…
UK Holidaymakers (in Turkey) Rescued with Help from British Coastguard
Liverpool Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public earlier today reporting that his friend had called him to say that her vessel had lost engine power and was drifting near Kalkan, off the coast of Turkey.…
ICRA Awarded Sailing Club of the Year
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association is the Mitsubishi Motors/Irish Independent Sailing Club of the Year for 2011, with the members recording remarkable achievements both locally and internationally.The award was celebrated in style last night in Dun Laoghaire. Scroll down for…
Equinox Shines in Howth IRC Class One
Equinox, the well known X-332 campaigned by the McDonald family was tonight's winner of Howth Yacht Club's Wednesday night racing in IRC class one. Second was a tie between the Sigma 400 Trinculo (M. Fleming) and the Hughes/Harris campaigned Tiger,…
Irish Solo Circumnavigation by Kayak Approaches Dublin
Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander's epic challenge to become the first woman from Northern Ireland to circumnavigate Ireland by kayak is approaching Dublin's coastline. The challenge will involve a solo voyage of 1000 miles battling tides, headlands, cliffs, not to mention unpredictable…
McKee and Smyth are Flying Fifteen Northern Champions
The Flying Fifteen Northern Championships took place in the picturesque village of Whitehead at the weekend and were hosted by County Antrim Boat Club in their newly renovated clubhouse. 22 crews descended on the town full of hope in what…
Northside Dragon Wins in Howth
Jay Bourke's Etchell, Northside Dragon was the winner of tonight's Howth Yacht Club scratch race for the keelboat class. Second was Fetching, Quinn/O'Flaherty and third Simon Knowles' Jabberwocky. In the SB3s Gareth May's Investwise was first, Shane Murphy's Dinghy Supplies…
Grasshopper II Makes the Jump on Dublin Bay
The National Yacht Club Trapper 300, Grasshopper II, (Kevin and John Glynn) – one of two Trapper's racing on Dublin Bay this year – made light work of the scratch First 28 Chouskikou (R.Sheehan/R.Hickey) and the Sonata 28 Asterix (Counihan/Meredith/Bushell)…
Round Ireland Winner to Contest RORC's De Guingand Bowl Race
The Royal Ocean Racing Club season continues to be extremely popular with another bumper entry for the De Guingand Bowl Race starting on May 14th. Over 75 yachts are expected on the Squadron Line this Saturday morning, ranging from cutting…
Mega-Yacht Cruiseship Le Boréal Visits Dublin
The French mega-yacht cruiseship Le Boréal docked at Dublin Port this morning on for her first visit to an Irish port, having sailed from Caen, writes Jehan Ashmore. Le Boréal (see photo) is only a year in service and the…
Varadkar to Open Dublin Port Conference
Dr. Leo Varadkar, T.D., Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport will open a major conference on the future development of Dublin Port at 9 am tomorrow at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin (beside the Point Village). Among the issues to be…
Tralee Bay Sailing Club Open Day
Fenit is the place to be on Sunday May 15th. Fenit Harbour is celebrating St Brendan’s Feast Day with a great family fun day out on next Sunday 15th May from 2pm-5pm. To add to the festivities Tralee Bay Sailing…
Murphy Wins UK Laser Qualifier
National Yacht Club Olympic campaigner Annalise Murphy won the UK Laser Radial Qualifiers in North Wales at the weekend. It was a short, sharp affair with no wind in Pwhelli on Saturday. She scored a 1,1,6 in the three races…
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