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Today’s racing at Metropolitan Regatta was cancelled this afternoon because of inclement weather. Gearoid Murphy of Skibbereen won the men’s senior single scull final, which was completed before the cancellation.The organisers hope to run tomorrow’s programme as scheduled.
In winds gusting to 30 knots and big seas the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle fleet led by Michael Cotter's Whisper departed for Dingle on schedule this morning. By noon the leaders in the 37-boat fleet were past Wicklow head and…
Dave Dwyer’s Mills 39,, is top of the class in IRC One at The British nationals on the Solent but the Cork entry realised from the first gun that they are in for a close battle with Peter Rutter’s…
High speed dinghy sailor Russell Mc Govern has been appointed Club Sailing Coach at Dun Laoghiare's National Yacht Club. McGovern shall be primarily involved in the coaching of our Junior and Youth members and potential Olympians, but will also be…
It looks like it is going to be a breezy start for tomorrow morning's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race on the East coast and much the same on the West Coast for leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race tomorrow…
Marine Notice No. 55 of 2009 warns masters and owners that the Red Port Hand mark on the north-westerly corner of the Middle Ground Rocks is missing, and masters are advised to navigate with due caution.
Carrick-on-Shannon has been chosen to host an open day showcasing everything that is on offer for visitors in the area. The Discover Carrick-on-Shannon Day takes place on Sunday 28th June from 1pm as locals and visitors alike are encouraged to…
While PUMA and the Volvo Ocean Race fleet race 37,000 miles round the globe in one of the world’s toughest competitions, ground-breaking technology now allows armchair explorers to experience the excitement and drama of the PUMA team in realtime. Prior…
This year’s second consignment of Fair Wind Wine received an enthusiastic reception at the Dublin Docklands Maritime Festival. Among the welcoming guests, when the schooner Kathleen & May docked in the heart of the city centre after its voyage from…
With Summer well and truly upon us, it’s time to think of our safety around and on the water – nobody wants to become a statistic! The people at Irish Water Safety have produced the following steps to ensure that…
Lisa Dilleen is the Afloat Rower of the Month for May. The 17-year-old Tribesmen athlete won the final of the single sculls at the prestigious Munich International Junior Regatta and teamed up with Laura D’Urso to take the double sculls'…
Last year's winner, Caroline Clarke in Diane II, is facing some new competition for the Wicklow Trophy for Ladies this Sunday (7th June). A series of three races for ladies who do not helm in DBSC races on Thursday or…
The official one day strike by SIPTU members on the Cape Clear Ferry, Naomh Ciaran II, went ahead yesterday (June 4th) and was supported by around 60 local people, many of whom travelled over from the island to participate in…
A couple of departing cruise ships, a warm evening breeze (air temperature of 16 degrees) and a bay of sails. You could be forgiven for thinking that you were in the Med rather than Dublin bay. On a flooding tide…
WEDNESDAY SERIES 1 (RACE) 03/06/2009. Class 1 IRC – 1 Flashback, Breen/Others, 2 Off the Wall, Walls/Cawley, 3 Y2K Tech, M. Howell. Class 1 HPH – 1 Storm, P. Kelly, 2 Y2K Tech, 3 Flashback. Class 2 IRC – 1…
Marine Notice No. 54 of 2009, reference The Shannon Navigation – Tarmonbarry Lifting Bridge, advises masters and owners that there are problems with the lifting mechanism on the bridge at present. While work is ongoing to resolve the problem, vessels…
Lisa Dilleen is the Afloat's Rower of the Month for May. The 17-year-old Tribesmen athlete won the final of the single sculls at the prestigious Munich International Junior Regatta and teamed up with Laura D’Urso to take the double sculls’…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has secured the support of Skandia to undertake a feasibility study into the revival of the Admiral’s Cup, one of the world’s great international regattas, as the premier offshore racing regatta in the world circuit. caught up with Damian Foxall on dry land for once - in the middle of Eyre Square, Galway in fact – on the eve of departure for Sweden. The Irish Sailor of the Year took a look at what…
 The O’ Sullivan Marine 100 Mile race will take place this Saturday evening 6th June 2009 as a feeder race to both the ICRA National Cruiser Championships and WIORA West Coast Championships.

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