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Seascapes - The 'Black Science' of Navigation
If you've ever wondered why you couldn't read that chart, maybe Friday's Seascapes (RTE Radio 1, 10.30pm) and their investigation into the 'black science' of navigation will clear up the mystery. Award-winning marine journalist Tom MacSweeney and his team have…
Henri Lloyd sponsorship for UK's Geoff Holt
The UK's foremost disabled sailor, Geoff Holt, will be supported with technical marine products for both Geoff and his qualified care assistant Susana Scott, for the trans-Atlantic voyage that is expected to take approximately a month, from the Canaries to…
Hot Toddy time for GPs at Donaghadee SC
The Irish GP14 fleet returned to Donaghadee Sailing Club for the first time in 12 years to a very welcome return and with bonus points available for Goacher Sails League, competition was fierce with the winner of fleet receiving a…
Challenge and change for Rolex Middle Sea Race
The Rolex Middle Sea Race, which this year starts on Saturday, 17 October, has witnessed many changes and challenges over its forty-one year history and 2009 is no exception. For the first time ever the race will start from Malta's…
Interesting nights for Cork in Clipper
Squalls and varied conditions are keeping things interesting for the crew (26 men and 17 women) of Cork during this stage (Race 2, day 23) of the Clipper round the world yacht  Race, while current race leaders Team Finland, along…
More from Henri Lloyd - with Atmosphere
As we reported yesterday, Henri Lloyd have launched several new lines – all of which are being put through their paces by one or all of the following: Shirley Robertson (double Olympic gold medallist), Ben Ainslie (triple Olympic gold medallist),…
Cork, Ireland are enjoying the clear skies and steady breeze from the South Atlantic trade winds and reporting good speed and a happy – if slightly 'fragrant', – crew. With no fresh water squalls for a few days, Richie Fearon…
New ranges from Henri Lloyd
Henri Lloyd has entered what is, they say, an exciting phase with the launch of several new ranges and products in their mission to become a greener manufacturing company through an infinite recycling programme. Just in time for 2010 is…
DBSC Turkey Shoot 2009
Dublin Bay Sailing Club are all geared up for their annual Turkey Shoot – and looking forward to great numbers and great sailing once again. "These Sunday mornings will definitely take your mind off all the other mundane things", says…
Cork Clipper crosses the Equator first
Cork, Ireland crossed the Equator at 0316 UT today and offered their gifts to Neptune but will hold off on the ceremony until later today when the watch system brings the entire crew together for an hour. Our onboard video…
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) and GUL has announced a three-year partnership which will see Irish Olympic and Academy Sailors supplied with high performance quality apparel leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games. GUL has a strong reputation with national…
O Cuiv Grant for Inis Meain
Eamon O Cuiv TD, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €60,602 to carry out safety works on Cé an Chalaidh Mhoir, Inis Meain, Co. Galway. The works include the installation…
Éamon Ó Cuív TD, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €60,602 to carry out safety works on Cé an Chalaidh Mhóir, Inis Meáin, Co. Galway. 
European Speedsailing Championships Postponed
Due to the bad long-term forecast for the first period of the European Speed Championships the event has been postponed; the Championships will now take place in from November 1 to 6 in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Championship Speed Sailing will…
27th Howth Yacht Club Laser Frostbites
Dust off that Laser parked in the corner of your front garden and get down to Howth Yacht Club for November 1st! Howth has the biggest and longest running Laser Winter sailing series in the country. Racing starts at 11am…
Mild weather contributed to good racing in Howth's Autumn League on Sunday with 10-12knt winds – results over the fold.  
Marinerscove Romps Home
Royal Cork October League: Brothers Nin and Peter O'Leary brought Marinerscove home first in both of yesterday's races in class zero of the O'Flynn Exhams October league.What started out as a dull grey day turned into a sparking afternoon on…
HYC League Still Blessed with Sunshine
Tight finishes both on the water and on handicap were the order of the day for the penultimate sailing of this year’s Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League which was again blessed with fine conditions, with a pleasant 12-16 knot westerly…
Two of Dublin's largest chandleries, Dinghy Supplies in Sutton, and Onboard in Dublin City Centre (off Grafton Street, have reduced stock prices – up to 70% in some cases – across several ranges within  their retail departments.  
North Sea States Unite Against Marine Pollution
Today (Friday 9th October 2009) all North Sea states and the European Community agreed on the framework of an Action Plan to combat illegal and accidental pollution of the greater North Sea and its approaches. The Action Plan (to be…

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