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Derry Londonderry Sets off on Clipper Round World Voyage
Irish entry 'Derry Londonderry' is among a fleet of yachts that set out from the Solent this afternoon on a unique yacht race around the world. The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier, HMS Illustrious, and a fleet of hundreds of spectator…
Black and Cassells Win Second Gold at Coupe Rowing
Bann crew Chris Black and Joel Cassells won a second gold medal for Ireland in the junior men’s pair at he Coupe de la Jeunesse, a European junior rowing tournament in Ottensheim in Austria today, having achieved the same feat…
Tight at top of Squib Nationals after first day
It’s tight at the top of the leaderboard after the first three races of the SIAC Construction Squib National Championships at Howth Yacht Club today (Sat.30th), which saw three different race winners, each representing the three main Squib fleets. PHOTOS…
Ireland Strike Gold at Coupe de la Jeunesse Rowing
Ireland’s men’s pair of Joel Cassells and Chris Black and women’s double of Katie Cromie and Shelly Dineen both won on the first day of the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Austria, a European tournament for juniors. The men’s double…
UCD Men's Senior Eight the Afloat Rowers of the Month
The Afloat Rowers of the Month for July are the UCD men’s senior eight which brought back the Big Pot to the college for the first time since 1973 at the National Rowing Championships. The big crew of Simon Craven,…
Leitrim Gets Funding for Angling Tourism
Funding of more than €200,000 has been announced for new facilities at Lough Rynn in the hopes of bringing a major tourism boost to Co Leitrim. The funding, allocated by Fáilte Ireland and announced by Roscommon/South Leitrim TD Frank Feighan,…
Ireland's Hopefuls Test London Olympics Canoeing Course
Ireland's four Olympic canoeing hopefuls were invited to take part in an Olympic test event to mark one year till the start of next summer's games, The Irish Times reports. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2011/0728/1224301500943.html Eoin Rheinisch and Ciarán Heurteau in men’s K1…
On the Trail of Fin Whales in West Cork
Ireland's Wildlife's Calvin Jones recently joined the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group on the trail of fin whales off the West Cork coast. Following reports of sightings just off the coastline, IWDG researchers set off with group members and a…
Fisheries Funding for Salmon Recovery Projects
Some 17 projects have been approved for funding under the Salmon Conservation Fund, The Irish Times reports. The pilot scheme by Inland Fisheries Ireland is designed to help angling clubs and fishery owners restore salmon stocks in Ireland's rivers. The…
Coast Guard Issues Advice for the August Bank Holiday
The Irish Coast Guard today issued advice for holidaymakers and members of the public who are planning water based activities, cliff walking, fishing trips or any maritime recreational activities. For specific guidelines and information on any water and coastal activity,…
Marine Institute Research Vessel Operations ‘Stagiaire’ Programme
The Marine Institute's Stagiaire Programme is designed to enable recent graduates to gain work experience in an area in which they are interested. As part of Ocean Science Services, you will provide administrative support to the work activities of the…
The Royal Yacht Squadron Launches Biscay Race
The Royal Yacht Squadron is delighted to announce the inaugural Biscay Race that forms part of the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series (AORS) in which competitors are required to take part in three races, including the Transatlantic Race (TR 2011), to…
Maureen O'Hara Enters the Irish American Hall of Fame in the New Dunbrody Visitor Centre
The Dunbrody visitor centre and Famine Ship experience played host to Maureen O'Hara's entry into the Irish American Hall of Fame by the President of Ireland and Former President of the United States. President of Ireland Mrs. Mary McAleese and…
Irish Lights Appoint New Chief Executive
Yvonne Shields has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Commissioners of Irish Lights. She takes over her new role of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour based General Lighthouse Authority (GLA) next month from chief executive Dr Stuart Ruttle…
No Excuses for Overall Winner Crosbie in IRC 2
The last race in the Royal Cork Timberland League was another excellent night's racing writes our Cork Harbour Correspondent. The weather gods were with us three Thursdays in a row! The breeze was coming from the North 8 to 12…
British Sailor Nigel King's Ready for Solitaire Du Figaro Start This Weekend
Seasoned Beneteau Solitaire du Figaro sailor Nigel King, from Lymington UK, is currently in Perros-Guirec, Northern Brittany, preparing for the Solitaire du Figaro, which starts this Sunday. King who is no stranger to this annual, French 1,695-mile marathon, having competed…
Royal Irish Launches 'Best in the Bay' Competition
The Royal Irish Yacht Club is gearing up to host the inaugural Best In The Bay 2011 Shootout this Sunday the 31st July 2011. The Best In The Bay is a new sailing event designed to take the top helms…
UK Boats Take Nine of Top Ten Places at Flying Fifteen Worlds
After finishing fifth in the penultimate race Graham Vials and Chris Turner were able to head back to HISC for an early shower after winning the 2011 Flying 15 World Championships at Hayling Island SC. The Championships closed yesterday with…
Bon Voyage to the crew of the Derry-Londonderry yacht
The Port and Harbour Commissioners are wishing "Bon Voyage" to the crew of the Derry~Londonderry yacht which this Sunday will leave Southampton to begin a 40,000 mile Round the World Race as part of Clipper 11-12. "We know this is…
WOW Makes Her Mark in Breezy DBSC Thursday Race
In a great turnout for the Dublin Bay fleet prior to the August Bank holiday, George Sisk's new J111 WOW chalked up another win in IRC Zero in Cruisers One.  Vincent Farrell's Tsunmai was second. Sisk's club mate Colin Byrne…

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