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Afloat – Ireland's Sailing and Boating Magazine Crew members safe after Lifeboat Capsize
Three RNLI volunteer lifeboat crewmembers are safe and well after the Wexford inshore lifeboat capsized yesterday (Sunday 22 November 2009) during a training exercise south of Ravens Point off the Wexford coast. Two crewmembers managed to stay in contact with… Cork in Dramatic Collision
A dramatic start to Race 4 of Clipper 09-10 round the world yacht race in Cape Town saw eight of the boats cross the start line for the 4,700-mile race to Geraldton, Western Australia, while a collision between Cork, Ireland… Kinetic Named Boat of the Year
Class two sailing champion Kinetic has won ICRA's Boat of the year award. The decision against a short-list of other campaigns was announced on Sunday at the ICRA conference in Kilkenny. The Corby 25 yacht owned by John Murphy and… Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat in Flood Rescue
The crew of Baltimore lifeboat went to support flood rescue efforts in Skibbereen last Thursday. The eight crewmen who made their way to Skibbereen that evening were Cathal Cottrell, Aidan Bushe, Youen Jacob, Ronan Calnan, Ronan Sheehy, John McDonagh, John… Another Corker on the way
Royal Cork Yacht Club and its members are gearing up for Cork Week 2010. It is a big sailing event not alone for competitors, but also for visitors to Crosshaven from the 10th – 16th July next. Given the effort…
SEASCAPES, RTE's maritime programme, reports on seven years of successful work to grow sea urchins in West Cork and turn the project into a world leader. Podcast below:

Clifden Boat Club

20th November 2009 Clubs
Clifden Boat Club The Clifden Boat Club is a small sailing Club situated on the west coast of Ireland, just two miles outside the picturesque town of Clifden, Connemara. The committee and members of the club have been working hard… Hallmark Top Boat at OneSails McWilliam West Coast Superleague 09
The Onesails McWilliam West Coast Super League – an extracted series of six events on the West Coast of Ireland – is organised by the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) with the help of various clubs involved: Galway… New Cork Week Chairman Appointed
Royal Cork have appointed Peter Deasy as the Chairman of Cork Week 2010. Deasy launched the new Cork Week 2010 Website earlier this week here. It coincided with publication of the Notice of Race and Entry Form. Aileen O'Keeffe is… Flood Warning Issued
The Chief Executive of Irish Water Safety, John Leech, has today warned about the increased risk to the public in our current flood conditions. Flood conditions expose the public to hazards they need to be aware of. Fast moving water… Instructors Wanted for Courtown SC
Getting ready for the summer in Co. Wexford – Courtown Sailing Club are now looking to recruit Senior Instructors, Race Instructors and Basic Instructors for their 8 week Summer 2010 Children’s Sailing Course. So if you have the relevant experience… High Water Levels on Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland have asked us to pass on that Albert Lock and Jamestown Canal on the Shannon Navigation on the inland waterways have been closed due to high water levels.
See over the fold for the results of the WIORA GBSC/Nora Regatta/OSM100 Mile Race/West Coast Championships from Clifden, and another bit of news from there: The end of season Laying-Up Supper at the DBC Clubhouse has been postponed to Friday… Henri Lloyd Wins DAME Award
The new Henri Lloyd Blue Eco Jacket has won its Category and the ‘Most ECO-Friendly Product Certificate’ at the 2009 DAME Awards. This follows the success from the 2008 DAME Awards when Henri Lloyd won their category for the TP2… Latest Awlgrip Application Guide Launched
Awlgrip have launched the latest edition of their Application Guide at METS this year. The 'Awlgrip Application Guide' is the ultimate reference tool for any applicator, builder, distributor, or customer who wants to know about the Awlgrip coatings range, covering… Battlebridge Lock Canal Closed
There's embankment slippage on the Lough Allen Canal at Battlebridge Lock (Shannon Navigation) so the canal there is closed until 31st of January 2010, Waterways Ireland have informed us, and they regret any inconvenience this may cause users. RC Laser Christmas League Starts
The Christmas RC Laser League starts next Sunday at 2pm at the National YC with 3 practice races followed at 2.30pm with up to 8 counting races for the series up to 20th December. The Rugby international and the final… New Nauticomp LED Backlight Models
Nauticomp, manufacturers of marine display screen equipment, have introduced LED backlight models to its Signature II series and Glass Bridge Displays® series at METS 2009. The introduction of the new LED backlight models will provide users with enhanced picture quality,… New Swivel Block from Barton
Barton Marine, a leading manufacturer of sail control hardware, are launching a new innovative range of Size '0' Swivel Blocks at the METS 2009 Marine Trade Show in Amsterdam. The new compact range of Barton Swivel Blocks has been specifically… 150-Berth Marina for Glasson
Good news for those in Westmeath who are stuck for moorings: you'll will be glad to hear that Lakeside Marina – with assistance from Waterways Ireland – have received planning permission for a 150-berth marina at Glasson in Co. Westmeath,…

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