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Preliminary results from Saturday's light air fifth ISORA RAYC Lee Overlay Dun Laoghaire to North India buoy race show Vincent Farrell's Tsunami having won the 11 boat race. Second to the First 40.7 was Galileo (a 47.7) jointly owned by…
Newly crowned 2009 UK Mirror National Champions Ross Kearney from Belfast and Katy Jones (pictured over the fold by Paul Todd) are looking forward to racing at the 2009 Mirror World  Championship which kicks off on the Irish Sea in…
Gareth May's Ibis continued its winning way in Howth at the weekend's national championships. Having taken the lead at the half way stage of the Puppeteer regatta, the local pressed home his advantage over club mate David Clarke's Harlequin yesterday.…
The volunteer lifeboat crew from Red Bay RNLI were involved in a 10-hour rescue operation to free a man trapped under rocks at Fair Head off the Antrim coast in County Antrim.  The lifeboat crew launched at 2.30pm on Saturday…
Ireland won the junior women’s match by one point from England at the Home International Rowing Championships in Nottingham. England were best in the senior women’s and men’s matches, and pipped Ireland by two points in the junior men’s match.…
With a single race still to be sailed, Noel Butler and Seamus Moore have sewn up the Fireball Nationals in Mayo. Adding 4, 2, 1 and 2 to their overnight score, they sit with eight points overall. Andy Pearce and…
At 10 o'clock this morning Swansea Coastguard on the far side of the Iriush Sea received a 999 call from a man reporting that his friend had jumped from cliffs in Southgate in South Gower and had dislocated his shoulder.…
Etchell European Champion Jay Bourke sailing Alley Cat won both the Dublin Bay Flying Fifteen races this afternoon in a southerly breeze gusting to 10 knots. For full DBSC results click the read more button.
Gareth May's Ibis leads David Clarke's Harlequin by five points after three races in moderate conditions off Howth today. Overnight results over the fold:
A New Boat For The Tour Voile 2011 Click on image to enlarge. Right before the last race of the 2009 Tour de France a la Voile: the race director William Borel revealed the monotype to replace the Farr 30…
The best of Irish club rowers and aspiring juniors gather in Nottingham this weekend for the annual Home International Rowing Regatta. The Home Internationals gives our aspiring rowers an opportunity to go head to head against their counterparts from England,…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC Web site welcomes contributions from boat builders/agents, designers and race organisers for the two sections entitled ‘New IRC Boats' and ‘IRC Racing' which appear on the front page. This is your chance to promote…
Wicklow teen Finn Lynch has clinched a silve medal in the closing stages of the Topper world championships on Friday. The 13 year old from Blessington Sailing Club scored three race wins and three second places in the nine race…
Pre-event favourties Noel Butler and Seamus Moore have taken the overnight lead in the  Fireball National Championships on Clew Bay. With gales forecast for later today on all coastal waters four more races are planned today. The 28–boat boat fleet…
Seascapes this Friday (July 24, 2009) Tom MacSweeney interviews the Chief Executive of Bord Iascaigh Mhara, the State fisheries board, who speaks for the first time in defence of his organisation which Bord Snip Nua has recommended for abolition.
ROLEX FASTNET RACE 2009 Since it was first run in 1925, the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial Rolex Fastnet Race has earned a reputation for being one of the toughest events in the international yacht racing calendar. This has come…
A sound guide to the success of any yacht race is when the entry limit is exceeded. Once again the Royal Ocean Racing Club has managed this with their biennial flagship event, the Rolex Fastnet Race , where the 300…
Our best fishing lakes – and water supplies in the west of Ireland – are being choked off and being disturbed by a non-native weed species, writes Lorna Siggins in the Irish Times (July 23, 2009).
Green Dragon is now in situ in her new home at the Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill, since she arrived in Galway last week. From 25 July until the end of August, visitors to Galway will have the opportunity of visiting Green Dragon on…
Éamon Ó Cuív TD, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, will open Wallace Pier in Connemara on behalf of Comhairle Mhuintir an Chaisil Teoranta (An Seanscoil, Leaitheanach Theas, Caiseal, Connemara, Co. Galway), on Sunday, 26 July 2009 at 12…

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