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ISA Plans to Move

ISA Plans to Move

9th October 2009 ISA
After 50 years in Dún Laoghaire, the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is seeking a new home that will combine a national watersports centre with administrative headquarters. The claim that the ISA and its staff of 13 is planning the moving…
Building The Ilen, a mysterious and ancient craft
It would be a dream come true for some people – working with some of Ireland's few remaining traditional shipwrights, refitting Ireland's sole surviving sea-going sailing ship: The Ilen. Photos: Courtesy of Kevin O'Farrell and Gary MacMahon/AK Ilen Company  Ketch…
Navigation News on the Albert Lock
There may be some disruption to traffic on the inland waterways for users of the Shannon Navigation – works have commenced on the replacement of downstream Jetties at Albert Lock, Jamestown, North Shannon, which are expected to continue until December…
Free Windsurf, Wakeboard and Kitesurfing Lessons
Ever fancied learning how to windsurf, wakeboard or kitesurf, but just couldn't find the time or money? Now you can do it for free, and all you have to do is get to the European Speedsailing Championships in Dungarvan, Co.…
Cork not steathly for Clipper Doldrums
Now the leading boats are on the verge of dipping into the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone), more commonly known as the Doldrums, a couple of the teams have decided to go use their Stealth Mode option to try to…
South Meath Jet Ski Club The South Meath Jet Ski Club was originally formed by a group of PWC and Powerboat enthusiasts from the village of Longwood in south county Meath. The Club's goal is primarily to protect the sport…
South Coast Garda Sailing Club The Garda Siochana (Irish Police Force), Sailing Club was formed in October 1993 to promote sailing and all its benefits among members of the Force. The Force now has two clubs – one on the…
Ruffin'It taking part in the 2008 Lambay Race, June 2008. Standing: Martina, Peter and Daniel, and sitting: Carlos and Mags Sailing In Dublin Club (SID) Sailing in Dublin Club (SID) is a small friendly club based in Dun Laoghaire, Co.…

Rosgoill Boat Club

7th October 2009 Clubs
Rosgoill Boat Club The Rosgoill Peninsula, which includes the areas of Downings and Carrigart, contains breath-taking scenery where Mulroy Bay meets Sheephaven Bay with its abundance of golden sandy beaches surrounding the area, rugged coastline and four championship golf courses.…
North West Personal Watercraft Club Our club was initially set up to save PWC users from being banned from a local lake. Now that we’ve successfully saved our lake we want to grow our club by increasing its members and…
Londonderry Port and Harbour Londonderry Port is a vibrant and rapidly developing port located in the North West of Ireland. It is a deep water port which is capable of dealing with a full range of customers’ requirements, including our…

Moville Boat Club

7th October 2009 Clubs
Picture from Moville and Greencastle Punt Regattas 2009 Moville Boat Club Based in Moville, Inishowen, Co Donegal, Moville Boat Club members count themselves as some of the luckiest sailors in the World. We sail on one of the most beautiful…
Lough Derg Jet Ski Club Lough Derg Jet Ski Club has become a reality thanks to a group of Jet Ski enthusiasts who are trying to safeguard the future of their sport, for themselves and for future generations. After hearing…
Cork now second in Clipper Race
While Cork and Cape Breton Island have both chosen to sail through the Cape Verde islands – a decision that has proved costly as they've not only lost some wind but are on a more easterly track, they're second at…
Goldie Cronin 'Alta to Starboard To Finish' Trophy Event. Photo: Alan Fleury Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Monkstown Bay Sailing Club is located in the picturesque village of Monkstown, which overlooks Monkstown Bay in Cork Harbour. Dingy league races are generally…
Irish Surf Rescue Club, c/o Paul O'Kane, Killeenduff, Easky, Co. Sligo. Tel: 086 385 4016, email: [email protected] Have we got your club details? Click here to get involved  

Irish Powerboat Club

6th October 2009 Clubs
Irish Powerboat Club c/o Dick Corley, Castlekealy, Caragh, Co. Kildare. Email: [email protected]
Irish Offshore Powerboat Racing Club The principal activities of the Irish Offshore Powerboat Racing Club include the promotion and encouragement of Powerboat Racing in Ireland and of social union amoung the Club's members.   2010 Round Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race…
Irish team complete Channel Swim in just under 13 hours
Last weekend Glenn Treacy and the relay team landed on French soil (see photo over the fold) completing their channel swim relay in 12 hours 59 minutes. Their two other teams made it which may be a channel swim record.…
Ireland's representative on the Professional Windsurfing Association wave tour, 19-year-old Mikey Clancy (IR 253), had a great final event at the weekend in exceptionally tough conditions in Sylt, Germany. More over the fold.
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