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Scanstrut have added to their extensive range with a new range of instrument pods. The manufacturers say they've taken a fresh look at the challenge of installing chartplotters or radar displays on to power or sailboats. Within the power boat market,…
A fleet of 25 Fireballs start their national championships on Clew Bay this morning with defending champion Noel Butler crewed by Seamus Moore starting as pre-regatta favourite. The Irish Times Sailing Column gives the event top billing here.
Michael Maher missed out on a semi-final place at the World Under-23 Championships in Racice by one quarter of a second. The Irishman needed to finish in third or better to qualify and held third with 500 metres to go.…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results 23 July 2009, Dublin Port. Beneteau 31.7 – Echo 1 Legally Blonde, C. Drohan/P. Egan, 2 Attitude, D. Owens/T. Milner, 3 Prima Nocte, Patrick Burke. Beneteau 31.7 1 Legally Blonde, 2 Attitude, D. Owens/T. Milner,…
Inland Waterways have some notices for the following: Belturbet – Lady of the Erne Festival; and Shannon Navigation – Scarriff Harbour Festival. Please see over the fold.  
The Shannon-Erne Waterway is a tranquil river, lake and canal navigation in its own right as well as a link between Lough Erne and the Shannon Navigation. Boaters navigating the system admire the spectacular natural scenery of Counties Fermanagh, Cavan…
Now in its 24th consecutive year, the award-winning special events radio station, Cowes Radio, will once again be broadcasting its heady mix of top-class regatta information and entertainment programmes on 87.7FM during this year’s Cowes Week regatta.
Whether you are brand new to sailing, new to model sailing, an old salt, or a championship match-racing sailor, the RC Laser is the boat for you. Sail almost anywhere – The RC Laser has a 16" keel. So anywhere…
A second-place finish in his heat of the lightweight single scull gave Ireland's Michael Maher a place in the quarter-finals of the World Under-23 Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic. The Ireland lightweight double scull of Mark O'Donovan and Niall…
Michael Maher qualified for the quarter-finals of the lightweight single scull at the World Under-23 Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic this morning. The Commercial athlete led for most of his heat, but finished second of the three qualifiers…
WEDNESDAY SERIES 3, 22/07/2009. Class 1 IRC – 1 Tiger, Hughes/Harris, 2 Equinox, R. McDonald, 3 Makutu, Doyle/Others. Class 1 HPH – 1 Joslim, J. Connolly, 2 Tiger, 3 Trinculo, M. Fleming. Class 2 IRC – 1 King One, D.…
In March 2009, Afloat's Graham Smith had this to say about the Flying Fifteens: "With the European Championships in Kinsale, it was a big year for the Irish F15 class which represented the bulk of the 56-boat fleet at the…
Laser SB3 Ireland is the class association for the largest and newest Irish keelboat class. We have over 90 boats in Galway, Lough Derg, Dunmore East, Cork, Kinsale, Belfast Lough, Howth and Dun Laoghaire. We represent the full spectrum of…
First raced in 1946 and now fitted with a trapeze and spinnaker, the two-person IDRA 14 remains one of the most popular adult dinghy classes in Dublin Bay. ISA affiliated # LOA: 14Ft # SA: 110 SQ. FT # Spinnaker:…
Left: Irish U–12 Squad at UK Optimist Nationals Galway Bay Sailing Club is based in Renville Oranmore, approximately 7 miles from Galway City. The club is renowned for the warm welcome it extends to its members and visitors alike. It…
One hundred and fifty four Optimists congregated at Galway Bay Sailing Club (GBSC) for the largest Dinghy Regatta ever hosted from the Club, which is celebrating its fortieth Anniversary this year.
DUBLIN PORT – DUBLIN BAY SAILING CLUB RESULTS, 21 JULY 2009. Cruisers 3 – 1 Chouskikou, R. Sheehan/R. Hickey, 2 Papytoo, M. Walsh/F. Guilfoyle, 3 Caveat, Dermot Boyle. Cruisers 4 – 1 Aslana, J. Martin/B. Mulkeen), 2 Maranda, Myles Kelly.…
TUESDAY SERIES 3 (RACE) 21/07/2009 Puppeteer Scratch – 1 Harlequin, D. Clarke, 2 Eclipse, A. & R. Hegarty, 3 Enigma, D. Butler. Puppeteer Handicap – 1 March Hare, Meaney/McEntee, 2 Enigma, 3 Ile Molene, Byrne/Stanley. Squib Scratch – 1 Whipper…
Spoiled for Choice There’s no shortage of one-design classes from which to choose and each gives its enthusiasts great competition, fun and camaraderie, writes Graham Smith in this review of the classes. A profile of each active class in Ireland…
The Irish Maritime Law Association was formed at a meeting in the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin on 23 May 1963.  Ireland had sent observers to the XXI Conference of the Comite Maritime International (CMI) in Amsterdam in 1948 and seven years…

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