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 'Prospect' Offers Good DBSC Odds
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 22 JULY 2010 BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Levante (B.Leyden/M.Leahy), 2. Violet Flame (B.Murphy/L.Osbourne), 3. Extremity (Paul D'Alton) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Levante (B.Leyden/M.Leahy), 3. Levana (Jean Mitton) CRUISERS 0 Echo…
Lambe and Dolan Complete Good Day for Irish
Claire Lambe and Sarah Dolan moved confidently into the semi-finals of the World Under-23 Championships in Belarus by placing second in their heat of the lightweight double sculls. Canada set a startling pace at the start and won from there,…
Up to 20 expected for ISORA overnight
As many as 20 sailing boats could line out for the ISORA overnight race to the India North buoy tomorrow night. The race starts at 7.30pm, leaving the Muglins to starboard as the fleet heads south to the cardinal mark…
Facebook Competition Closes Tomorrow
Afloat, in cooperation with Marine Clothing specialists Henri Lloyd, have four backpacks to give away to Afloat.ie readers in yet another Facebook competition.   To enter, send an email to [email protected] with your answer to this question in the subject…
Whale Sighting confirmed off Rathlin
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group believes that the whale spotted off Howth and Dublin Bay last week may be the same marine animal spotted at the foot of cliffs on Rathlin Island. The whale is thought to be moving…
Heavy Rains Cut off Walkers
The Police Service of Northern Ireland contacted Belfast Coastguard earlier this afternoon to alert them to a stranded Scottish couple near Bloody Bridge at Newcastle at the base of Slieve Donard, one of the Mourne Mountains, as heavy rains in…
Irish Shine in Under-23 Heats
Two Ireland crews qualified directly for the A/B Semi-Finals at the World Under-23 Championships in Brest, Belarus. The lightweight pair of Peter Hanily and Anthony English won their four-boat heat by over five seconds from Hong Kong. Both qualified. The…
Storm Blown Out by Tantrum
HOWTH YACHT CLUB.  WEDNESDAY SERIES 3 (RACE) 21/07/2010  Class 1  IRC:  1, Tantrum 3 Klimche/O'Leary;  2, Storm P Kelly;  3, Makutu Doyle/Others;  Class 1  HPH:  1, Tantrum 3 Klimche/O'Leary;  2, Storm P Kelly; 3, Makutu Doyle/Others;  Class 2  IRC:  1,…
New SAR Contract Will Have Wide Range of Tasks
The new SAR contract signed by Minister Dempsey this morning will se CHCI provide five Helicopters that are four Prime Helicopters and a Back Up Helicopter based initially at Shannon Airport. The first S92A will be commissioned at Shannon in…
New Search and Rescue Contract will see Faster Aircraft introduced to Irish Waters
CHC Helicopter has been awarded a 10-year, €500 million contract to provide Search and Rescue services on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard. Ireland's Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, will join senior representatives from the Irish Coast Guard and CHC…
New RTE Documentary Series on Irish Fisherman
RTE turns its cameras on Ireland's fishermen in a six-part series starting this Sunday on RTE One. Skippers takes the Irish audience aboard working fishing vessels in the Irish fleet to meet the men who lead these boats; the Skippers. Crews…
Nearly €4m to be Sunk Into Galway Bay Research
The Marine Institute has welcomed Friday’s announcement by An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen and Mr Batt O Keffe, TD of nearly €4m of funding for technology development in Galway Bay.  SmartBay, an innovative project to establish a shared platform for testing…
Record Entry for Lee Swim
Entry has closed for this weekend's Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim, with a record 341 swimmers taking on the two-kilometre course. The swim starts at 3.30pm on Saturday, sending the racers down the Lee with a 300m upstream section at…
Silver and Gold SB3s in Lake Garda
With Tuesday's protests completed, the Gold and Silver Fleets were decided for the Volvo Laser SB3 World Championships finals and a further three races were scheduled for each of the fleets yesterday, taking the Championship race tally to nine. Top…
Top Five Start for O'Dowd
Fresh from a top ten finish at the ISAF Youth Worlds, Dun Laoghaire sailor Matthew O'Dowd has started the Radial Youth World Championships in Largs with a second place finish. The Laser fleet numbers some 210 boats, and has been…
Signing of Search and Rescue Helicopter Contract Tomorrow
Tomorrow, Thursday, 22nd July 2010, Transport Minister, Noel Dempsey T.D., will sign a contract awarding the provision of Helicopter SAR services to CHC Ireland. The company will use the new Sikorsky S92A machine in its SAR role.
Big Interest in Women's Match Racing
More than 20 ladies from around Ireland took to the water in Dun Laoghaire last weekend for a women's match racing training weekend, which may result in a ladies' Match Racing nationals taking place later in 2010. A recent rise…
All Quiet at Largs, Penney Drops in Poland
There was no racing for the Laser Radials in Largs, Scotland, yesterday, and with the centre of a weak low sitting over the northern Irish sea today, racing has already been postponed at the venue for today, which means no…
Young Bigboaters Sought for UK Academy
Applications are open for the RYA's British Keelboat Academy, which aims to give keelboats sailors aged between 18 and 24 a leg-up into competitive international sailing. The programme utilises a fleet of J80s, identical to the ISA's sailfleet J80s, and…
Meet the Teams - Match Racers Line Out
The International Match Racing Challenge, taking place this weekend in Dublin Bay, has been profiling their twelve teams, six from Ireland and six from around the world, on their site over the last few days. The event is shaping up…
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