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Burge and Wagstaff Lead Fireball Worlds
Daily Report: Day 1 Fireball Worlds: The saying goes that a difficult day on the race course still beats a great day at the office and on a day when the sun shone and the wind provided everyone with a…
White Mischief Wins Sigma 33 Title Again
Tim Goodbody and his crew on White Mischief from the Royal Irish in Dun Laoghaire won the Irish and Sigma 33 Class titles in Bangor at the weekend. The Silver Fleet prize went to another Dublin Bay boat, Dermot Clarke…
Gorman and Doorly Lift Flying Fifteen Title on Home Waters
Dublin Bay racers David Gorman and Chris Doorly have been crowned Flying Fifteen national champions tonight at the National Yacht Club after a seven race series on home waters. The Dubliners hled off a strong challenge from Northern Ireland pairings…
12 Teams to Battle it out at First Inter-County Champs
12 teams will battle it out in the first Waterways Ireland Inter-Counties Sailing Championship which will take place next Sunday in the Grand Canal Dock in heart of Dublin’s Docklands. The following is the list of counties, club (where applicable)…
Quadruple Gives Ireland Second Henley Rowing Win
The Portora/Rowing Ireland crew of Eimear Moran, Lisa Dilleen, Holly Nixon and Sanita Puspure took the elite quadruple title with little difficulty at Henley Women’s Regatta yesterday. Dilleen and Puspure had earlier won the elite double sculls final. Henley Women’s…
Antix, Storm, Allure, Tiger and Xtension are IRC Winners
Six wins was more than enough for locals Neil Kennefick and Joxer O'Briens' Tiger to win Class three of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association national championships that ended in Crosshaven this evening.The quarter-tonner from the host club was the favourite…
Divers Rescued off Wexford After RIB Capsizes
Four missing divers were found off the Wexford coast after a night search by RNLI lifeboats and Coast Guard. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO. Four divers have been rescued off the coast of Co Wexford today after a search involving four…
Dilleen and Puspure Win at Henley Women's Rowing Regatta
Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure, who reached a Rowing World Cup final on their first outing as a double scull, continued their remarkable run when they won the elite double scull at Henley Women’s Regatta. The Galway woman and the…
NUIG and Bann Triumph in Eights at Athlone
NUIG won the senior women’s rowing eight and the overall club prize at Athlone Regatta. There was no men’s senior eights race, but Bann won the men’s junior eight, while St Michael’s won the women’s junior 18 eight. Bann also…
Who will Win the Fireball Worlds?
With just hours to go until the first race of the 2011 Fireball Worlds, hosted by Sligo Yacht Club and the Irish Fireball Class Association, Cormac Bradley speculates on the riders and runners for this regatta. However, unlike most other…
Heavy Winds Sweep Through Day Two of the ICRA Nationals
Day Two of the ICRA National Championships: Today there were faces scorched by the sun and wind, the sun shone and the wind kept blowing, the showers came and went, and the wind kept blowing writes Claire Bateman. DAY TWO…
Are Two Medals a Realistic Expectation from Weymouth?
Afloat opinion: The recent results in World Cup sailing regattas will give rise to considerable optimism in Irish sailing circles that David Wilkins and Jamie Wilkinson's successful performance in the boycott affected 1980 Olympics may be repeated. There have been…
ICRA Nationals, Photos from Day Two here!
Reports of gear damage, high winds and big seas. It wouldn't be Cork sailing without it!  Bob Bateman's pics from today's ICRA Nationals in Cork Harbour are here.
Maher and O'Donovan Best Double at Marlow
Ireland lightweights Michael Maher and Mark O’Donovan won the Elite Double Sculls rowing final and Anthony English and Jonathan Mitchell were third at Marlow Regatta today. The Rowing Ireland lightweight quadruple, however, finished third behind two Leander crews.
Keohane Wins Elite Rowing Single Sculls at Marlow
Lee Valley’s John Keohane won the elite rowing single sculls final at Marlow Regatta today. The Cork single sculler, who had earlier won his heat, thus adds this title to a list which includes an Irish national title at intermediate…
Celtic Mist to Join Tall Ships Races Before New Life with IWDG
The yacht once owned by the late former Taoiseach Charles Haughey will be only Irish entrant in the Tall Ships Races at Waterford later this month. http://www.afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships/ The Irish Times reports that Celtic Mist will take part in the first…
UK Canoeing and Kayaking Stats Published
The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has published its annual canoeing and kayaking report for 2010. Among 456 incidents involving canoes or kayaks across the UK, which include nine fatalities, many were due to people underestimating weather and tidal…
Donegal Represents on Irish Team for Eurosurf 2011
Donegal will be represented by five surfers on the Irish team selected for the Eurosurf European Surfing Championships in Bundoran later this year. Donegal Daily reports that Bundoran residents Ronan Oertzen (20), Shauna Ward (24), Darragh McCarter (25) and Richie…
Basic Safety On the Water
Even the most experienced people with the best equipment can run into danger on the water, according to the RNLI's Irish sea safety officer. Kevin Rahill told The Irish Times that standards are improving in terms of safety awareness, but…
Coaching Clinic in Advance of 420 Connachts
Galway Bay is laying on coaching ahead of racing at the 420 Connacht championships on July 2nd. Coaching is available for all prospective participants, whether seasoned racers or sailors new to the class. The coaching clinic will be run by…

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