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Cork's Lord Mayor Welcomes Clipper Fleet
Last night the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Michael O'Connell honoured Skippers and Crew of the Clipper Round the World yacht race with a Civic Reception at Millennium Hall in Cork City Hall. The event was held to welcome the…
Tiger Takes Howth Yacht Club IRC1 Class
HOWTH YACHT CLUB, WEDNESDAY SERIES 2 (RACE) 07/07/2010 Class 1 IRC: 1, Tiger Hughes/Harris; 2, Storm P Kelly; 3, Joslim J Connolly; Class 1 HPH: 1, Joslim J Connolly; 2, Tiger Hughes/Harris; 3, Storm P Kelly; Class 2 IRC: 1,…
Coiste an Asgard Statement
What follows is a press statement from Coiste an Asgard regarding the divers who retrieved items from the wreck of the Asgard II "The wreck of Asgard II is lying on the sea-bed, 21 miles from the French Island of…
Tie-Break Denies Irish Sailor Bronze
Irish Laser Radial sailor Rory Lynch missed out on a bronze at Warnemunde Woche on countback yesterday, finishing on equal points with Pole, Tadeusz Kubiak. The Blessington sailor posted a 5,3,4 scoreline in his final three races, but with Kubiak…
Irish 49ers Move up Scoreboard
Ireland's 49er campaigners Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern made moves on the top half of the fleet at the 49er Europeans yesterday, with three top 15 results propelling them into 40th overall. They still have some way to go to…
Irish Optis Inside Top 20
After light airs delayed things, Ireland's Optimist sailors got back on course in Poland yesterday, putting in a solid three races at the European Championships. Sean Donnelly retains his crown as top Irish sailor, sitting 15th of 146 boats in…
Asgard Divers Spark Salvage Controversy (w/ Podcast)
A team of divers, including a member of the Garda Siochana, who removed items from the wreck of the Asgard II have become embroiled in a maritime law controversy. The team faced questioning by French police yesterday and may also…
'Trick or Treat' Wins Howth's Tuesday Race
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. TUESDAY SERIES 2 (RACE) 06/07/2010 Puppeteer SCRATCH: 1, Trick or Treat A Pearson; 2, Eclipse A & R Hegarty; 3, Harlequin Clarke/Egan; Etchells SCRATCH: 1, Fetching Quinn/O'Flaherty; Puppeteer HPH: 1, Schiggy G Kennedy; 2, Ile Molene Byrne/Stanley;…
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority Classifies Shellfish Areas According to Water Hygiene
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has published the 2010/11 Shellfish Area Microbiological Classification. This document classifies shellfish production areas according to water quality. The European food regulations require shellfish areas to be classified using the amount of bacteria found in…
Fenit RNLI Launch to Assist Stricken Catamaran With Two Onboard
At 5.45pm yesterday evening Monday July 5th, Fenit RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist a 40 foot Catamaran which was taking on water. The vessel which had left Donegal en route to France was 20 miles west of Loop Head and…
Slow Start for 49ers in Poland
Ireland's 49er crews have a long way to go if they are to qualify for the gold fleet in the European Championships, being held in Gdynia, Poland. Olympic campaigners Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern are top Irish at the moment,…
New Boat Donated to Howth Juniors
Euro Car Parks today presented Howth Yacht Club with a brand new Laser Pico to be used for junior sailing. At the handover, Dave Cullen commented ... "We are delighted to support junior sailing in Howth Yacht Club and are ever keen…
Innovative Spectator Packages for Match Racing
The organisers of the first Ireland v the World Match Racing Invitational have come up with some innovative spectator packages for what promises to be a hard-fought event in Scotsmans Bay, Dun Laoghaire. Spectators can pay to 'hotseat' aboard the…
McGibney yacht 'Disaray' is Overall West Coast WIORA 2010 Winner
The West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA), 'West Coast Championships' concluded at the weekend, which was hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club based in Kilrush Co. Clare. Strong winds prevailed thought the event and unfortunately no sailing took…
Cork Clipper Festival to Conjure Galway Volvo Magic
Cork Clipper Festival goers are in for a treat this week as the festival moves to Cork from Kinsale from Wednesday 7th July to the festival finale on Friday 9th July. Fiona Bolger and Maria Moynihan-Lee, the same team behind…
Minister Killeen Visits L.E. Aoife In Kilrush
Minister for Defence, Mr. Tony Killeen, T.D. visited the L.E. Aoife which was in Kilrush, Co. Clare, on Saturday as part of the festivities surrounding the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association's (WIORA) Yacht Racing Championship. The event was hosted…
Warning of Low Water Levels on River Suck
Inland waterway Boaters on the Shannon Navigation should expect lower water levels than normal on the river Suck within 3km of Ballinasloe moorings. Deep drafted vessels should navigate with due caution. The full notice is attached.
15th Lock Closes for Emergency Repairs
The 15th Lock on the Grand Canal has been closed to navigation until Tuesday, 13th July in order to carry out emergency repairs to the lock gate. Every effort is being made to restore the lock to service as soon as…
The Royal St George is holding an event to match aspiring crews with crew-seeking skippers tomorrow (Tuesday July 6) at 7.30. The Crew Match Party is an evening for owners/skippers to meet and recruit potential crew for the season. It's…
Blind Yachtsman in Intensive Care After Fall
Well-known Irish adventurer Mark Pollock is in a stable but serious condition in the Royal Berkshire Hospital this evening after a fall from an upper floor window. The Belfast-born explorer fell 25 feet from a bedroom window in a house…
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