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Sunday 12 July 2009 – Dun Laoghaire's west pier will be on standby to welcome home Ireland's entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Green Dragon which completed 37,000 nm around the world over the last nine months. Green Dragon –…
The IARU is the Governing Body for Rowing in Ireland and represents over 100 Clubs across Ireland. Rowing is one of Ireland’s most successful sports, having won multiple World Championships over the last decade. Irish Amateur Rowing Union Ltd., Sport…
Irish Water Safety is the statutory body established to promote water safety in Ireland. Their role is to educate people in water safety best practices. They develop public awareness campaigns to promote necessary attitudes, rescue skills and behaviour to prevent…
The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) (Garda Cósta na hÉireann) is part of the Department of Transport. All the latest Irish Coast Guard news is here. The Irish Search and Rescue Region, which includes most of the Republic of Ireland and…
Schull Harbour Sailing Club has announced that Neill Prendeville of Kinsale Yacht Club has been appointed Principal Race Officer for Calves Week, which will run from 31 July to 9 August. He will lead an experienced race team that will…
Ostar winner Barry Hurley is sailing Dinah home to Cobh from New York, with his sister Aileen Smith and Dublin sailor Andy Boyle aboard to share the watch. They departed sunny New York City on Sunday at 1810 UTC and…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club have announced Sevenstar as the title sponsor of the non-stop race around Britain and Ireland to be called the ‘Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race'. The race will start on Monday 23rd August 2010.
Raymarine will be showcasing a range of new products at the PSP Southampton Boat Show (stand G088).
As everything falls into place for the 2009 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, the last element will be put in place by the weather gods. Will Neptune smile on the 450 boats that are on their way to Dun Laoghaire for…
The RNLI is a registered charity that saves lives at sea. It provides a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service 100 nautical miles out from the coast of Ireland and the UK. The RNLI relies on voluntary contributions and legacies…
Ben Rogerson's support team (including Brian Thompson, Open 60 Vendee Globe Skipper) has today (July 6th) confirmed that he has a green light for a start of his Mini Transat 6.50m Round Britain Ireland record attempt, supporting the charitable organisation…
Tony Killeen, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (with special responsibility for Forestry, Fisheries and the Marine), today officially opened the additional pontoons at Dingle Fishery Harbour Centre.
A 51-year-old retired postman drowned early yesterday (Sunday 5th July) after he apparently slipped on a pier as he returned to his boat to make the two-mile journey to his home on Inishlyre Island on Clew Bay, Co. Mayo. 
Provisional Results (36 entries, 6 races sailed, 1 discard) – 1 McCready Sailboats, G. Flannigan/J. Tomalin, RUYC/BYC; 2 Sharkbait, B. Duncan/B. Moran/R. Morris, HYC; 3 Team Redman Fisher, D. Cheyne/B. Espey/R. McCullough, RNIYC; 4 Modus Operandi, R. Collins/K. Collins/D. Hegarty,…
TG4 have announced that it will broadcast the 2008/09 edition of the Vendée Globe Non-stop Around the World Sailing Race, starting next Thursday (9th July) evening at 7:30pm. The six-part documentary series includes on-board footage filmed by the sailors themselves,…
HOWTH YACHT CLUB – SATURDAY SERIES 2 (RACE) 4/7/2009. Puppeteer Scratch – 1 Ibis, G. May, 2 Eclipse, A. & R. Hegarty, 3 Enigma, D. Butler. Puppeteer Handicap – 1= Nefertari, Morgan/Murray, 1= Pinocchio, N. Davidson. 3 Enigma. TUESDAY &… await the full Lyver Race results race from Holyhead to Howth at the weekend. The race run by Holyhead and Liverpool Yacht Clubs across the Irish sea attracted 27 boats to the startline in Holyhead. The race acted as…
Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to go the assistance of six persons, one adult and five teenagers, on board a 30ft vessel that had gone aground in Scarriff Bay at 8pm on Sunday…
Six female students who were out on a walk as part of a Duke of Edinburgh award expedition are in the process of being airlifted from boulder fields at Fair Head near Ballycastle in Northern Ireland after being reported overdue.
Leander beat the Old Collegians and London composite crew in the semi-final of the Prince of Wales Cup at Henley Royal Regatta today. In an exciting and close race Leander led for much of the contest but could not get…

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