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O'Leary and Burrows Slip to Fifth at Star Euros
Lighter winds saw Peter O'Leary and David Burrows drop to fifth place overall and Italians Diego Negri and Enrico Voltolini continue at the top of the leaderboard after three more races at the Star European Championships in Dun Laoghaire. The…
Take a View From the Bridge
This year's Cork Harbour Open Day is set to be an action packed programme of events and activities including for the first time a free open day at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) in Ringaskiddy, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
World's Top Match Racers Compete in Nations Cup Final
Crowning the world's best match racing nation, the Grand Final of the ISAF Nations Cup comes to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA from 13-18 September. Hosted by Sail Sheboygan, the competition will see some of the finest sailors from across the globe…
Tight Competiton for Squibs, SB3s and Elites at Royal North
Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club has completed its keelboat fixture sponsored by Brewin Dolphin consisting of three fleets; RS Elites, SB3s and Squibs, racing six races over two days. The RS Elites was the joint largest fleet this year…
Celtic Mist Will Track Elusive Blue Whale
The infamous Celtic Mist is set to be used to track one of the most elusive marine animals in Irish waters. The Irish Examiner reports that one of the first duties of the yacht under its new ownership by the…
NI Highlights New Canoe Routes Ahead of National Trails Day
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board is highlighting the latest additions to its network of canoeing trails ahead of National Trails Day on Sunday 2 October. http://afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ “We are very fortunate in Northern Ireland to have so many perfect calm lakes…
Full Ireland Team In Action Tomorrow at Slalom Worlds
Organisers at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Bratislava today cancelled racing for a second day due to weather concerns. The new schedule (printed IN FULL below) sites both the women’s and men’s K1 heats tomorrow (Friday). Ireland’s Hannah Craig…
Port of Cork to Mark Maiden Arrival of MV Queen Elizabeth
On Saturday 10th September 2011, MV Queen Elizabeth will make her maiden call to Cobh in the Port of Cork. To coincide with this visit the Port of Cork will formally present a plaque to the Captain of the Queen…
Proposals Unveiled for Marine Conservation Zones in England and Wales
Proposals to create more than 100 conservation zones to protect marine wildlife and plantlife in England and Wales have been unveiled. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/marine-wildlife/ BBC News reports that the proposals - covering waters around the English and Welsh coastlines, including parts of…
RS Fleets Gather in Cushendall
Sailors from across Ireland and the UK are due to arrive in Cushendall today and tomorrow for the RS 200/400 National sailing championships. The three-day event rounds off Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club's 2011 sailing season, during which the club…
Crewsaver Drysuits Launch New Range at Southampton
Crewsaver will be showcasing an exciting Drysuit range at Southampton Boat Show 2011. The new collection includes the Sabre, Cirrus, Zephyr for ladies and Razor for kids and have been developed following rigorous testing and feedback from experienced sailors who…
42-boat fleet for BMW J24 Europeans at Howth
Over 200 sailors from nine countries will compete in the BMW J24 European Championships which start at Howth Yacht Club next Monday (12th), hard on the heels of the Star Europeans in Dublin Bay. Measurement and registration take place between…
Team Echo Win Dublin Match Race Event
After a three round robin series organised by Howth Yacht Club, visting Team Echo, from Poole in Dorest, won Dublin's 2011 Match Racing Open. The team made up of Mark Lees, Toby Yeabsley, Mark Yeabsley and Peter Austin convincingly won…
Marathon Style Canoe and Kayak Event - Inland Warning
Waterways Ireland is advising masters and owners that a marathon style canoe and kayak event will take place on Sun 18th Sep 2011from 1200hrs until 1500hrs on the Enniskillen to Culkey section of the Erne System. Competitors will race from…
Roisin Returns from Russia
The Naval Service OPV L.E. Roisin (P51) arrived into Cork Harbour this morning after completing her foreign trade deployment to Finland, the Russian Federation and several Baltic states, writes Jehan Ashmore. L.E. Roisin called to Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn and…
Third Cork Harbour Open Day Set for this Weekend
This year Cork Harbour Open Day is set to be a great day with so much happening all around the harbour. Now in its third year, Cork Harbour Open Day has grown and each year offers more and more activities…
Is Your Lifejacket Safe? Free Test at Dun Laoghaire Marina this Sunday
Is your lifejacket safe? That's the question the RNLI is asking sailors this Sunday at Dun Laoghaire marina. And If last year's clinic's statistics is anything to go by then the answer is most likely no. Over 90% of lifejackets…
O'Leary's Set for New York Show Down
Royal Cork's Anthony O'Leary returns to New York's Invitational Cup next week for another crack at the Rolex event that has attracted 22 teams. Despite no previous experience with the Swan 42, Anthony O'Leary's team from the Royal Cork Yacht…
Two Rescued from Cruiser on Lough Derg
 Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat went to the assistance of two persons on board a 35ft cruiser that had run aground as it tried to assist another cruiser in distress yesterday. At 12.24hrs September 7 Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched, following…
RS Sailors Heading North to Cushendall
The 2011 RS400 and RS200 Traveller Series draws to a close this weekend with the National Championships taking place at Cushendall Co. Antrim. Two strong fleets of over 40 boats in total are expected. In the RS400's Simon Herriott of…

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