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NUIG Beat Queen's On the Line Again
NUIG retained their senior eights title at the National Championships in Farran Wood in Cork with an on-the-line victory over Queen’s University which was remarkably similar to their win last year. The two crews were locked together in the closing…
Semi-Final Surprise at Championships
There was controversy in the semi-finals of the men's senior eights at the National Rowing Championships in Cork. The University of Limerick cox failed to weigh in for the second semi-final, and the crew was disqualified.  This left only three…
Bann and Portora Junior Eights Champions
Bann of Coleraine had a fine victory at the National Rowing Championships in Cork in the junior 18 eights. Skibbereen, who had a very impressive semi-final win, were second. Portora won the women’s junior 18 eight by a length from…
More Sightings of Humpback Whale off Dublin Come to the Surface
Since the first report of the Humpback whale off Howth, north Co Dublin, on Thursday, the first sighting in the area in almost 20 years, several other eyewitness reports are surfacing too. The sitings are among a handful of validated…
Trawler Fouls Prop, Calls Lifeboat for Tow
Ballycotton lifeboat was called on to lend assistance to a 23 metre fishing vessel in difficulties, 31 miles south of Ballycotton today. The Irish registered vessel, with five on board, contacted the emergency services when they fouled their propeller. The…
Final Day: Erisslannan and Marinerscove are Cork's 'Boats of the Week'
It's no longer of  Boat of the Week but boats of the week at Cork week this evening as Dave Dwyer's Mills 39, Marinerscove.ie and Paul Kirwan's Sigma 38, Errislannan have been jointly awarded Cork's top award. You could feel the tension on…
O'Dowd is Top Irish Youth in Ninth
A fifteenth place finish in the last race was enough to give Matthew O'Dowd ninth overall in the 2010 ISAF Youth Worlds in Istanbul, Turkey, which drew to a close in near-perfect conditions today. Although he placed third for much…
Skibbereen Finish With Another Win
Skibbereen ended a very successful day at the National Championships in Farran Wood in Cork by winning the men’s junior coxed four. Gary O’Donovan, Diarmuid O’Driscoll, Shane O’Driscoll and Paul O’Donovan had over six seconds to spare over Bann B…
NUIG and Skibbereen To The Fore
NUIG took on and beat UCD in the men’s senior four at the National Championships in Cork. The experienced crew of Paul Giblin, Alan Martin, Cormac Folan and stroke James Wall passed the four rowers who had won the Prince…
Steve White announces bid to break the 'Westabout' Solo Circumnavigation Sailing World Record
Professional sailor Steve White has announced his intention to break the current world record for circumnavigating the globe single-handed, non-stop the "wrong way", against the prevailing winds and currents. Steve will be sailing a Volvo Open 70, which would usually…
Inter Joy For Trinity and University of Limerick
University of Limerick fought of a strong challenge by Galway Rowing Club to take the Intermediate Eight title at the National Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork by one length.  Trinity won the women’s intermediate eights title. In…
Report on Derg Sinking Asks For Sweeping Safety Changes
A Marine Casualty Investigation Board report into the sinking of an Emerald Star cruiser during its salvage operation on Ireland's inland waterways has made several recommendations to the charter company and Waterways Ireland, and criticised decisions made during in the…
Top Ten Finish on the Cards for O'Dowd
Matthew O'Dowd clings to the ISAF Youth Worlds Top Ten going into the last day of racing today, having posted mixed results in a shifty day off Istanbul yesterday that allowed the boy's fleet put in three races. His tenth…
Day 4 Cork Week Vid is a Cracker! Watch HERE!
Looking more like a leg from the Volvo Ocean Race, Cork Week yesterday enjoyed an epic day four and this Digby Fox video (below) proves it! A 20 knot ripper!
First Humpback Whale Spotted off Howth in 20 Years
A Hump Back Whale was spotted off Howth head, Co. Dublin this afternoon by local canoeists. It is the first reported sighting in the Eastern Irish Sea in over 20 years according to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) who…
Zu Wins Windy Dublin Bay Race Tonight
Winds gusting to 20 knots greeted tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club fleet for its regular Thursday night league. Peter Dee's Dragon Zu was the winner of the Dragon class. Full sailing results are posted over the fold. Dublin Port Dublin…
Day 4 Cork Week (High Speed) Photos HERE!
Photographer Bob Bateman followed the five super zero yachts today as winds at Cork week hit 20 knots. Report HERE.
Powerboat Racing Garadice Lake – Haughton's Shore
Powerboat Racing will take place at Haughton's Shore, Garadice Lake on the Shannon Erne inland Waterway from Sun 18th July 2010 from 09.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs. Through traffic will be catered for between races. Waterways Ireland has requested Masters of vessels…
Day Four: Surfs up at Cork Week
Well it doesn't get better than this; gusting over 20 knots with wind over tide, kicking up the surf, the penultimate day of Cork Week was a day for some ballistic racing and a few dramatic sailing moments writes Louay…
Round Ireland Winner Vroon Starts as Channel Race Favourite
Round Ireland Race Winner Piet Vroon’s Tonnerre de Breskens 3, who is leading the Season’s Points Championship by a country mile, starts as favourite for RORC's Channel Race in nine days time. It is the last RORC offshore race prior to…
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