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Byrne Second, O'Leary and Burrows third at Dragon Edinburgh Cup
Irish crews are to the fore - inlcuding a new crew combination at the Dragon Edinburgh cup – the British national championships – in Abersoch this week. Irish National champion (and Royal St.George YC Commodore) Martin Byrne lies second overall…
King One Sails Home with a Win in Howth
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. WEDNESDAY SERIES 2 (RACE) 13/07/2011 Class 1 IRC: 1, Trinculo M Fleming; 2, Crazy Horse Reilly/Chambers; 3, Tiger Hughes/Harris; Class 1 HPH: 1, Tiger Hughes/Harris; 2, Crazy Horse Reilly/Chambers; 3, Trinculo M Fleming; Class 2 IRC: 1,…
Clifden Under Full Sail for WIORA Regatta Week
Clifden Boat Club's long awaited staging of the West Coast of Ireland's big regatta, WIORA week, kicked off today in perfect Atlantic conditions. It's the third time the event has been sailed at the boat club and the first since…
Molloy Replaces Giblin in NUIG/Grainne Mhaol Championship Eight
NUIG/Grainne Mhaol will have just one change of personnel to the crew which won the men’s senior eights as NUIG last year at this year's National Rowing Championships. Liam Molloy comes in for Paul Giblin, who is work-tied. UCD have…
Brand New Marina Calls to Dublin
Dublin Port welcomed a brand new cruiseship the 66,000 tonnes Marina which docked adjacent to the veteran cruiseship, Marco Polo today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Marina is the first of a pair of mid-sized newbuilds for Oceania Cruises, her sister Riviera…
Drownings at Their Lowest in 58 years, Males account for 85% of Accidental drownings
Irish Water Safety has appealed to the public to stay vigilant around water in this warm weather and not to become another drowning statistic. This appeal targets all but more particularly those aged 45-65 who alarmingly accounted for 85% of…
RNLI Appeals for Donations to Ensure Its Survival
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has issued an appeal for funds to ensure its survival. http://www.afloat.ie/resources/organisations/rnli-ireland/ The volunteer crews from the RNLI go to sea hundreds of times a year to help those in danger off the Irish coast,…
Top Ten Results for Irish Youths Moves Murphy into Eighth Overall
Irish Laser Radial sailors Philip Doran and Sophie Murphy tackled unfavourable variable light wind conditions in Day 4 of the ISAF Youth Worlds in Zadar, Croatia to produce four top ten performances, results that move Murphy up three places to…
Dun Laoghaire 'Needs Master Plan To Move Harbour Forward'
In a letter to The Irish Times last week, the principal of Ireland's largest sailing school hails the introduction of the new 'master plan' for Dun Laoghaire Harbour. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/letters/2011/0709/1224300391391.html Alistair Rumball, director of the Irish National Sailing School (INSS), argues…
Cork City Dolphin Dies in Fisherman's Arms
A Cork fisherman has described his anguish after one of three dolphins that recently made their home in the River Lee died in his nets. Anthony Quilligan was fishing downriver from Cork city with his father Simon when they were…
J Cup Sets Sail off Guernsey
While the Irish J109 just sailed its national championships as part of last weekend's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta the international J Cup 2011 has kicked off in Guernsey. The cup, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year is being hosted by…
Lifeboat Volunteer and Brother Rescue Six People off Donegal Coast after Boat Sinks
A volunteer lifeboat crewmember from Newcastle in County Down and his brother rescued two children and four adults from the freezing water after their boat sank off the coast of Donegal yesterday (Tuesday 12 July).  The two brothers, Richard and…
British Paralympic Hopeful Secures Bronze at the IFDS Worlds
The IFDS World Championships held at the 2012 Games Venue came to a close on Friday. The championships, the second qualifying event for the upcoming Olympics also provide a valuable indication for the contenders for next year's Games. The Weymouth…
Skibbereen Win Grand League Rowing Series
Skibbereen's strong support of the Grand League rowing series has paid dividends, as they are well on top of the table at the end of the four-regatta programme. The west Cork club also won both men's division one and women's…
Fairline Bought by Better Capital Ltd and RBS
Luxury English motorboat manufacturer Fairline has been bought for a price understood to be around £35 million by turnaround specialists Better Capital Ltd and RBS. Fairline is represented in Ireland by BJ Marine. Fairline is a leading global brand specialising…
Minister Coveney And Irish MEPS Now Have Responsibility for Fixing Irish and EU Fisheries
OCEAN2012 Ireland issued the following statement on the European Commission's proposal for reform of the European Union's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). "The Commission's proposal includes solid targets for the recovery of European fish stocks, including requiring that measures be taken…
These Buoyancy Aids are Made for Touring!
The Tahu and Xipe are Yak’s new Touring buoyancy aids for 2011. Built specifically for the active paddler and watersports enthusiasts, these buoyancy aids ensure you are comfortable without compromising performance. The Tahu and Xipe offer 55N of Buoyancy and…
Tiger Fourth and Anchor Challenge Fifth at Quarter Ton Cup
Ireland's challenge at the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup is living up to expectation with Tiger (George Kenefick) fourth and Eamon Rohan fifth in Anchor Challenge as the event enters the final phase today.  Ireland's interest in the event increases with…
Deilginis Sails Home as Top Howth 17
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. TUE + SAT SERIES 2 (RACE) 12/07/2011 17 Footer SCRATCH: 1, Deilginis Deilginis Group; 2, Pauline O'Doherty/Ryan; 3, Rita Curley/Lynch; 17 Footer HCAP: 1, Zaida T Houlihan; 2, Pauline O'Doherty/Ryan; 3, Deilginis Deilginis Group TUESDAY SERIES 2…
McKenna Sails to Victory in Light Wind DBSC Fireball Race
There were light winds for the resumption of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club season after last weekend's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta last night. And some of the winners of that regatta were back in form again on Scotsman's bay. Goodness…

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