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RIB Sets 19-hour Round Ireland Record
A new record time of 19 hours has been set for the circumnavigation of Ireland by motorboat at the weekend. The fine weather gave the perfect weather window for a three man crew from Cork to set out from Mizen…
H.M.S. Bounty Docks in Cobh
The famed H.M.S. Bounty , led by Captain Robin Walbridge and a crew of 18, will arrive in Cobh at the Port of Cork on Thursday evening the 17th, 2009. The ship will be available and open for the touring…
Asgard - an unhappy anniversary
A year after Asgard II sank Tom MacSweeney's RTE One Seascapes programme last Friday night featured the unhappy anniversary of the sinking of the National Sail Training Vessel. A programme podcast is here and the Asgard story is the first…
All Aboard for Surf and Sea Festival
Nip down to Tramore next the weekend (19/20 of September) and join in the fun at the Tramore Oceanic Surf and Sea Festival and take part in the Ladies Surf Weekend. Supported by the Women in Sport initiative and the…
L'Hydroptere - 51 knots and Flying, the video
L'Hydroptere' sailed by Alain Thebault and his French crew set a new, yet to be ratified outright sailing speed record in Hyeres (FRA) with a run at 51,36 knots. L'Hydroptere has touched 55 knots but on this September 2 run…
Byrne wins Dragon East Coasts
Only one point separated Martin Byrne from Andrew Craig after a light air East Coast Dragon Championships on Dublin Bay. Third was Neil Hegarty. The top three competitors, in a fleet of 13, all hailing from the host Royal St.…
Cotter Clinches Maxi Title
After five splendid racing days with stable conditions featuring north to northeasterly winds, sunshine, blue skies and choppy seas, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2009 has drawn to a close.  Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in conjunction with…
Wow in top form in DBSC

Wow in top form in DBSC

13th September 2009 DBSC
George Sisk's WOW from the Royal Irish YC was in top form for the light northerly winds and the third last Saturday race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club season. Filled with sails the bay was also playing host to…
Clare Lifeguards Win Lifesaving Championships
On a sun baked Rosnowlagh Beach in Donegal Irelands Lifesavers proved they meet Irish Water Safety's standards of excellence. Beach Sports love sun and sun they got on Rosnowlagh for the Anual National Surf lifesaving Championships during the two day…
Cork Sets Sail Round The World
Today Sunday 13 September the 10 yachts in the Clipper Round the World Race departed from Hull and Humber with the Cork Clipper in the lead. The race started at 1400 off Hull with Cork second on the start line…
Apthorp lifts FF British title
Flying fifteen Irish Championships: British visitor Charles Apthorp lifted the Irish title this afternoon at the National YC following a light air series where winds on Dublin Bay never exceeded six knots. Apthorp of Hayling Island SC, a former world…
New Championships in September
The annual general meeting of the Irish Amateur Rowing Union decided to adopt a new framework for the season which will site a National Championships for bigger boats on the traditional mid-summer dates and and a second National Championships for…
Man Stuck in the Mud
On the far side of the Irish Sea Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the Mumbles Yacht Club in Wales. He reported seeing a man stuck in the mud approximately fifty metres off the Antelope slip…
Winning streak ends but Whisper still leads
PORTO CERVO, ITALY (11 September 2009). The fourth and penultimate race day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup brought some surprises as the winning streaks of Roma – Aniene (ITA) and Whisper (IRL), in the Racing/Cruising and Mini Maxi Racing/Cruising…
Ireland enter New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
Two Irish Clubs are entered in to New York's newest sailing competition that sets sail next week. It will be reminiscent of Newport’s America’s Cup days when 19 yacht club teams from 14 nations descend on this “City by the…
Fifty SB3s heading for Cork
Local Sailors Killian and Ronan Collins will be among the front runners at the The Laser SB3 National Championship to be held in the Royal Cork Yacht Club from the 18th to the 20th of September. A competitive fleet of…
Seascapes – Asgard one year on
It is a year since the national sail training vessel sank in the Bay of Biscay and was abandoned by the Government. What will happen next? Other subject to be covered on RTE Radio One Seascapes programme tomorrow night are:…
Cotter continues to  lead in Italian waters
Just past the halfway stage in the 2009 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the frontrunners are beginning to show their colours. The jostling for pole position is entering the decisive phase. Only two days of racing left and if you…
Motor launch sinks off Cork Harbour
A lone sailor was plucked to safety yesterrday evening moments before his 36' motor launch sank off Roberts Cove, Southwest of Cork Harbour by Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat. The Lifeboat launched at 19.29 with Volunteer RNLI crew of Kieran Coniry, Con…
Cotter leads Maxi Worlds
Dun Laoghaire's Mick Cotter leads the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2009 in Porto Cervo, Italy. His  80–foot yacht Whisper took her second bullet in the Mini Maxi Racing/Cruising division followed by Brian Benjamin’s Aegir (GBR) yesterday. The leaders of the…

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