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Lough Derg Jet Ski Club Lough Derg Jet Ski Club has become a reality thanks to a group of Jet Ski enthusiasts who are trying to safeguard the future of their sport, for themselves and for future generations. After hearing…
Cork now second in Clipper Race
While Cork and Cape Breton Island have both chosen to sail through the Cape Verde islands – a decision that has proved costly as they've not only lost some wind but are on a more easterly track, they're second at…
Goldie Cronin 'Alta to Starboard To Finish' Trophy Event. Photo: Alan Fleury Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Monkstown Bay Sailing Club is located in the picturesque village of Monkstown, which overlooks Monkstown Bay in Cork Harbour. Dingy league races are generally…
Irish Surf Rescue Club, c/o Paul O'Kane, Killeenduff, Easky, Co. Sligo. Tel: 086 385 4016, email: [email protected] Have we got your club details? Click here to get involved  

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Irish Powerboat Club c/o Dick Corley, Castlekealy, Caragh, Co. Kildare. Email: [email protected]
Irish Offshore Powerboat Racing Club The principal activities of the Irish Offshore Powerboat Racing Club include the promotion and encouragement of Powerboat Racing in Ireland and of social union amoung the Club's members.   2010 Round Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race…
Irish team complete Channel Swim in just under 13 hours
Last weekend Glenn Treacy and the relay team landed on French soil (see photo over the fold) completing their channel swim relay in 12 hours 59 minutes. Their two other teams made it which may be a channel swim record.…
Ireland's representative on the Professional Windsurfing Association wave tour, 19-year-old Mikey Clancy (IR 253), had a great final event at the weekend in exceptionally tough conditions in Sylt, Germany. More over the fold.
Our History Operational Meteorology might be said to have begun in Ireland on 8 October 1860, when the first 'real time' weather observation was transmitted from Valentia Island in Co. Kerry. Valentia Observatory, as it came to be known, was…
Howth Yacht Club to host European J24 Championships
Howth Yacht Club has been awarded the rights to host the J24 European Championship in 2011 by the International J24 Class Association at its World Council Meeting (WCM) in Malmo, Sweden, last weekend. The Club was invited to make the…
National Claims Offshore Dominance
The National Yacht Club is claiming dominance in offshore racing on the east coast following a prizegviving in the offices of Lee-Overlay & Partners for this years series. Following the National's clean sweep in the 2009 ISORA Series, the took…
Good racing conditions continue as discards kick in
Another Sunday notable for fine sailing weather, with westerly winds of over 10 knots gusting stronger (but with plenty of holes too) and a few class leaders thankful for the introduction of discards as they recorded their worst race results…
Plotting for going round – part I The well-organised navigator will already have a game plan for the BMW Round Ireland Race. Course veteran Brian Mathews shares some of the secrets of this 704-mile classic  A mark on the course…
Pot Black in pocket for Squibs at Howth Yacht Club
Wins spread all across the classes in fresh conditions at Howth Yacht Club's Sunday Autumm League Race. Full results over the fold. HYC AUTUMN LEAGUE, RACE 4/10/2009. Class 1 IRC – 1 Barafundle, M. Davis, SSC, 2 Tiger, Hughes/Harris, HYC,…
Warning Over Wave Energy Quota
Government targets on wave energy provision will be "missed" unless significant changes are made to the offshore licensing and lease system, according to the new national body representing wave and tide energy reports Lorna Siggins in this morning's Irish Times…
Sea Weed Flavouring Developed by Cork Firm
A range of natural flavoursome food products that rely neither on added salt or monosodium glutamate may soon be available thanks to a Cork-based company exploring the food potential of a major Irish natural resource – seaweed. The company, CyberColloids…
Tiamat wins in Cork Harbour
In a weekend that saw 200 boats afloat in Cork Harbour it was the first race of Royal Cork's annual October league that grabbed the headlines. 90 boats came to the line for a two race day, in a format…
Warning over Safety Standards on Boats
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has warned that safety standards on fishing boats and leisure craft – particularly Jet Skis– must be improved. The warning came in the publication of the Board's annual report published last week. In it…
Barafundle takes second Howth Yacht Club win
In class one, Matt Davis’s Barafundle from Skerries continues to upset the odds to win again in Howth Yacht Club on IRC. Full results for this afternoon's race four over the fold: HYC AUTUMN LEAGUE, RACE 4/10/2009. Class 1 IRC…
Lifeboat Station Gives Thanks
Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat station will hold its annual Service of Thanksgiving for members of the emergency services on Sunday next, 11 October. This annual ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving will be held in the Star of the Sea Church, Ballycotton, at…

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