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Russian Naval Destroyer Departs Dublin
After making a rare Irish call, the Russian Navy anti-submarine destroyer Admiral Chabaneko (650) departed Dublin Port, this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The pilot cutter Dodder escorted the 8,950 tons full load displacement Udaloy II class destroyer out into Dublin…
Graphic Water Safety Ads Could Save Lives - Jim Higgins MEP
Drowning is frighteningly the second cause of death and injury for children in the EU, the primary causes are inability to swim and alcohol induced poor supervision of children - particularly on holidays. "We must remember that children can drown…
Racing Round Up - Weekend Irish Sailing Review
If you missed our e-news bulletin yesterday (sign up) here's a chance to catch up with all the Irish sail racing news from the weekend. Diane II Races to Ruffian Success on Dublin Bay. McKee and Smyth Lead Irish hopes…
Cock O' the North National 18 Photos HERE!
There was frustration yesterday until late in the afternoon for the biggest ever National 18 fleet that is gathered in Cork Harbour for Cock o'the North trophy honours. The morning race was postponed waiting for wind. After 40 minutes or…
Tall Ships 2011: Young Sailors 'Buoyed' with their Successes
Marine Academy students from Plymouth on the English south coast who have been taking part in the 2011 Tall Ships Race have certainly proved they are able-bodied sailors. Not only has their ship, The Moosk been placed third in class…
McGrotty and Grimes Win Fireball Ulster Title
Considering there were only two entries in the Inbox of Ballyholme Yacht Club a week before the regatta, the turnout of 19 boats over the weekend of the Fireball Ulster Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club was quite a turnaround writes…
Ireland Fails to Conquer the World at Match Racing Challenge
The Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin played host to the second annual International Match Racing Challenge over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th July. Ireland's top Match Racing Teams went head to head against…
Port of Cork
The Port of Cork is the key seaport in the south of Ireland and is one of only two Irish ports which service the requirements of all six shipping modes i.e. Lift-on Lift-off, Roll-on Roll-off, Liquid Bulk, Dry Bulk, Break…
'Reasonable' Performance by Port of Cork in 2010
The Port of Cork Company have today announced their annual results for 2010 and despite the current economic climate the Port of Cork delivered a reasonable performance with total traffic at the Port of Cork amounting to 8.8 million tonnes,…
1983 Freeman Tobago Flybridge New on Afloat Boats for Sale
New on Afloat Boats for Sale this week is a 1983 Freeman Tobago 33 Flybridge. This is an excellent example of the Freeman 33 Tobago – the Flybridge version of the Freeman 33 sedan. Only around 13 of this model…
Ireland v the World Match Racing Photos HERE!
Scotsman's Bay provided the backdrop for the Royal St. George's second staging of the Ireland versus the World Match Racing event on Dublin Bay. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOs by Gareth Craig. More here.
Irish Youth Lasers Compete in La Rochelle
In La Rochelle, France Ross Vaughan lies 82nd in a fleet of 132 at the European Laser Radial Mens Championships. Over 300 Lasers started their World Championships off La Rochelle yesterday in sunshine, a 20-25 kn breeze and a big…
Lula Belle Wins ISORA Night Race
Shifting winds for the ISORA Lee Overlay night race with a course from Dun Laoghaire to North India Buoy on the Irish Sea at the weekend provided the fleet with a beat out and a beat back to Dun Laoghaire.…
Butler and Andreasson 16th at 470 Youth Worlds
With 30 knots blowing racing at the 470 Youth Worlds in Medemblik, Holland was abandoned on Friday. Dun Laoghaire pairing Jane Butler and Jenny Andreasson lie 16th in the 32-boat fleet. It is the first big step on the international…
Optimist Sailor Hyland Wins Howth Dinghy Regatta
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. DINGHY REGATTA (O'ALL) 24/07/2011 Optimist: 1, Adam Hyland RStGYC (2.00); 2, Ronan Cournane RCYC (3.00); 3, Richard Hogan HYC (6.00); Optimist Junior: 1, Jamie McMahon HYC (7.00); 2, Luke Rickard NYC (9.00); 3, Megan Cahill HYC (14.00);…
Royal Navy to Start Clipper Race from Southampton
With one week to go until the gun fires to signal the start of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, the first global event to set off from the Solent since 2004, organisers are thrilled to welcome the…
Largest Ever Fleet of National 18s Assemble at RCYC
Every four years the National 18 Championship or as it is known, the Cock O'the North, comes to Crosshaven and this year Class Captain Peter O'Donovan had the brainwave to stage a reunion for the Class writes Claire Bateman. Much…
McKee and Smyth Lead Irish hopes at Flying Fifteen Worlds
Brian McKee and Ian Smyth lead Irish hopes after five races sailed at the Flying Fifteen World championships at Hayling Island Sailing Club this morning. The Strangford Lough pair have had a consistent string of results in a mainly patchy…
Diane II Races to Ruffian Success on Dublin Bay
Taking the Ruffian prize at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta two weeks ago, Class vice-captain Alan Claffey sailing Diane II added the national title yesterday after a three day series on Dublin Bay. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS BY GARETH CRAIG. The…
Royal Cork Counts Down to National 18 Sailing Championships 2011
At Royal Cork Yacht Club there is a great air of activity and a palpable excitement in the air writes Claire Bateman. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS BY BOB BATEMAN. Hacksaws were sawing at a great rate, fittings were being screwed…

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