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Asgard - replacement postponed
On the eve of the international Tall Ships race festival in Belfast – in which Asgard II had been a regular participant – the Department of Defence has said that it is considering postponing plans for a replacement of Ireland's…
New marks on Shannon at Meelick Quay
Inland Waterway news.  Two new Red (Port) navigation markers have been established downstream of Meelick Quay on the Shannon Navigation (Marine Notice No. 83 of 2009). Please see charlet overleaf. The new Red (Port) navigation marks on on the Shannon…
Beyou's strategy pays off in second leg
La Solitaire du Figaro – Jérémie Beyou guided his Figaro Beneteau 2 across the finish line in St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie at 20H20 and 37 seconds yesterday evening, to win the second leg of the event in an elapsed time of…
Do you be a pirate?...
Come all ye landlubbers and bear witness to the fierce battle of the Lough Neagh Buccaneers on the inland waterway. The pirate ships Calypso and the Black Pearl will do battle for the secret treasure known as the Lough Neagh…
Final results at Sligo Mermaids Week
Mermaid Week 2009 concluded today at Sligo Yacht Club, with the final race being abandoned due to lack of wind. Paddy Dillon, Johnny Dillon and Rory Grimes sailing No. 131 Wild Wind are the new National Champions. This is Paddy’s…
Today's final race at the Star World Championship in Sweden has been cancelled due to lack of wind. Two Irish boats are competing in the event at Varberg. The race will be held tomorrow at 12hrs, using one of the…
ICAP Leopard set to tackle light winds in Rolex Fastnet Race
This Sunday ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht owned by Helical Bar PLC chief executive Mike Slade, will set sail in the prestigious Rolex Fastnet race. This biennial race is famous for fierce conditions, however forecasters are predicting a…
HMS Bounty, an authentic square rigged vessel is for sale
A rare opportunity to own a prize possession-the legendary HMS Bounty is available. She was built by MGM Studios for the classic Mutiny on the Bounty starring Marlon Brando. When the movie was completed MGM was going to salvage the…
Ireland Set Up Chance of a Medal
Laura D’Urso and Lisa Dilleen will compete in the A Final of the women’s double scull at the World Junior Championships in Brive in France. The Donegal-Galway combination comfortably secured qualification today by finishing second in their semi-finalto a runaway…
Fastnet and other maritime matters on Seascapes
With the next Fastnet Race getting closer, Tom MacSweeney and his crew on Seascapes look back (Friday, August 7th, 2009) at the Fastnet of 30 years ago, when a storm wreaked havoc and caused 15 fatalities. Also on the show,…
Dillon grabs Mermaid on penultimate day
Paddy Dillon, sailing No. 131 Wild Wind (formerly Paula) is now certain to win the Mermaid Trophy. With a first, three seconds and a third in the first five races, Paddy and his crew Johnny Dillon and Rory Grimes don’t…
Report on Future Role of Dublin Port Is Published
The retention of Dublin Port in its present location together with onsite expansion would deliver the highest net present value in cost benefit terms according to a report published today by Minister Noel Dempsey. The study on the role of…
Light winds for DBSC Thursday
The DBSC Thursday sailing (6th August 209) experienced very light winds and flooding tide, where sailors hugged the coast in Scotsmans Bay. However, patience is a virtue and there were plenty of results to bring home – see over. DUBLIN…
No clear leader as yet in Figaro
The Figaro fleet is expected to arrive in St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie tonight, and the finish line won’t come a moment too soon for the 52 skippers. This second leg has been one long drag race since the fleet escaped the…
OC trackers for Fastnet entrants
A record entry of 300 boats will each carry an OC Tracker for the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race, which starts from Cowes on Sunday, 9th August. The Fastnet Race is a 608 nautical mile offshore classic which sees boats ranging…
Max Treacy and Anthony Shanks move up to 17th after finishing the fifth race of the Star worlds in Sweden in 13th place this afternoon. Peter O'Leary and Tim Goodbody are in 22nd overall after a disappointing drop from second…
One missing and one drowned due to lake rescue attempt
One man is missing, feared dead, and another drowned after they attempted to rescue three people whose boat had capsized on Gallon Lake, midway between Virginia and Bailieborough in Co. Cavan, writes Conor Lally and Pat Tierney in today's Irish…
'Cinnamon Girl' to miss Fastnet
Royal Cork's Cian McCarthy will not start in this weekend's Fastnet race because his brand new Class 40 yacht 'Cinnamon Girl ' is still to hit the water. The solo sailor is focused instead on October 18th, the date for…
Calves Week: Unseasonal weather continues
The continuation of the unseasonal weather conditions forced the postponement of the Friday night Crosshaven–Schull raceas part of Calves Week , which eventually started at 8pm on Saturday morning, with a slight improvement in conditions. Eight boats came to the…
RTÉ Provide New Marine Weather Outlook Service
RTÉ and Met Éireann have joined forces for a new weekly Marine Outlook weather broadcast on RTÉ television. Friday night is the timeslot, after the Late News on RTÉ 1 and will be useful to the recreational boating community in…
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