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History The Club was formed in 1899 by an amalgamation of the Ulster Sailing Club with the Cultra Yacht Club, and was initially called the North of Ireland Yacht Club. It retained that title until 2 September 1902 when His…
Lough Neagh Sailing Club is situated at the southern end of the largest inland waterway in the British Isles. The racing area is superb and also offers an exciting – but safe – cruising ground with access to the open…
“Some things in life extend beyond ordinary experience – the Royal Irish Yacht Club is such a place, once enjoyed it can only be equalled by return.” The painting of the Royal Irish Yacht Club (above) is an extract from…
The club was born in 1965, but was conceived long before then in the Crofton Hotel (where the BIM offices now stand). It was there that a number of owners who were not members of any club and who kept…
The Royal Cork Yacht Club   History Some time in the early 1600s, the idea of sailing for private pleasure started to take root in the Netherlands. Later that century, during the Cromwellian years, King Charles II of England was…
Wicklow Sailing Club Founded in 1950, the club currently has over three hundred members, racing in several classes including cruisers, Wayfarers, 420s, Lasers, Toppers and Mirrors. Racing for cruisers during the summer season is every Wednesday and Sunday, while racing…
Brief History of Poolbeg area Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club is adjacent to the Pigeon House coal burning electricity-generating station, which was officially closed in July 1976. It nestles at the foot of the towering twin stacks of the modern…
Knut Frostad, Volvo Ocean Race CEO, takes time out to reflect on the challenges and achievements of the ground-breaking 2008-09 race and provides an update of the outline plans for the next event. Green Dragon's efforts come in for special…
Kinsale Yacht Club, as it exists today, was established in 1950. The first Commodore of the club was John H. Thuillier. KYC was first located in two cottages opposite the slip at Scilly, across the harbour from the current location.…
For all the latest news from the National Yacht Club click HERE The Club Founded on loyal membership, the NYC enjoys a family ethos and a strong fellowship which binds our members in a relaxed atmosphere of support and friendship.…
  History The Kingstown Boat Club, from which the Royal St. George Yacht Club evolved, was founded in 1838 by a small group of boating enthusiasts who had decided that ‘the (River) Liffey was every year becoming fouler and less…
The finish of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup, sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, could not have been more gripping as a first mark pile-up in today's final race threw the fleet and the results into disaray. Ultimately it was Bill Hardesty…
A large hatch of small strange sea creatures have suddenly appeared in the waters around Dun Laoghaire Marina, according to Cormac Lowth writing in the Summer 2009 issue of SubSea , Ireland's diving magazine.
Waterways Ireland is one of the six North/South Implementation Bodies established under the British Irish Agreement in 1999. Waterways Ireland has responsibility for the management, maintenance, development and restoration of inland navigable waterways principally for recreational purposes. The waterways under…
Crosshaven’s Bob Bateman headed north to the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta for the final days racing in the capital and the homecoming of the Green Dragon. Pictures over the fold...
We're gauging reaction to VDLR 09. There has been a lot of positive chat about the improvement in the weather on Dublin bay (even though there was a full gale on Saturday).There are bouquets for the race management team and…
London's Royal Ocean Racing Club announced Galway firm Dubarry of Ireland as the Partner/Supplier of footwear and clothing to the RORC Race Team and Rating Office
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland is a voluntary body formed in 1954 of inland waterways enthusiasts. For all the latest Inland Waterways news click here. We advocate the use, maintenance, protection, restoration and improvement of the inland waterways of…
SB3 sailors Ben Duncan and his crew have won yet again in 2009, sailing superbly throughout and finishing on 20 points overall, at VDLR including two firsts and two seconds.  Sean Craig's "Squalo Bianco" (meaning "Great White Shark") really lived…
DINGHY REGATTA (OVERALL) 12/07/2009. Laser Radial – 1 Ross Darmody, HYC, 3.00, 2 Andrew Tyrrell, HYC, 3.00, 3 Conor Hopkins, HYC, 6.00. Laser 4.7 – 1, Mark Condy, HYC, 2.00, 2 Robert Ferris, HYC, 4.00, 3 Adam Doyle, MYC, 4.00.…
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