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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…
August in the city and there's no reason why that can't mean getting some knowledge under your belt. City Powerboat School are running several courses that could come in extremely handy – every summer! Details over the fold...
A great way to spend part of the summer is to learn something new, and the Irish National Sailing School are running summer camps for 7- to 18-year-olds weekly from July to August. Prices start at 199 euro per week…
If you've seen 'The Master's Apprentice', you may already be aware that you can safari in Ireland. If not, then why not consider treating yourselves to five days of island hopping, taking in Inishbofin, Shark, Turk and Clare islands and…
Niall Kenny and Mark O'Donovan were third in their repechage at the World Under-23 Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic today, just one place off a place in the A/B semi-finals. Japan and Norway battled for the top two places, with Norway…
Great Outdoors in Chatham Street, Dublin, have a large selection of watersports gear on sale - for instance, surfboards from 299 and kids wetsuits from 55. Give them a call at 01 679 4293.  
Motor Cruiser Sales are holding their annual Boat Clearance Sale over the August Bank Holiday Weekend (1st and 2nd). As usual, Quigley's Marina in Glasson, Athlone, is the venue. Tony Martin of MCS says there's plenty of choice and lots…
This Saturday morning (25th July 2009) sees the start of the last RORC offshore race prior to the Rolex Fastnet Race in August. It is the last chance for competitors to tune themselves, their equipment and their yachts prior to…
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…

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