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Courtown RNLI officially name new inshore lifeboat
Courtown volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew and their supporters gathered today (Saturday 24 April 2010) to officially name their new IB1 lifeboat Cairde an Chuain. The name means Friends of the Harbour and was chosen in memory of Courtown lifeboat crew…
Man wearing lifejacket is rescued from River Tweed
A man has been rescued from the River Tweed after falling from a ladder whilst boarding his angling boat. Lynda Bell, watch officer at Humber Coastguard says:  We received a 999 call at 11.40 this morning reporting that the man…
Sonatas on song at Scottish Series
All men and women are equal on the race course at the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series, not least in the highly competitive one design Sonata class. The 22 foot pocket sized keelboat provides some of the best value racing at…
New sites for Round Ireland
Two new websites have sprung up over the weekend in support of the 2010 Round Ireland Yacht Race. The Wicklow town sailfest now has an online presence, as do Team Daft, the Daft.com-sponsored entry from blind adventurer Mark Pollock and…
New Cork Chart for RIBs
Admiralty Leisure, which is part of the UK Hydrographic Office is currently expanding the range of Tough Charts and the latest to be published is a Tough Chart of Cork to Kinsale which will be available next month.  The new…
43 boats enjoyed mixed conditions in Dublin Bay for the Laser SB3 fleet's start-of-season event from the Royal St George, the Mitsubishi SB3 Easterns. Gareth Flannigan, defending champion, did the business and his McCready Sailboats team of Jeremy Tomalin and…
Lee wins Antigua opener
Irish sailor Adrian Lee and his international team aboard the Cookson 50 Lee Overlay Partners matched their star performance from last year by – once again – winning the Racing Division of this opening race in the Antigua Ocean Series,…
Antix Wins Both Races in Kinsale
Antix won both races today in Kinsale's April League  with Marinerscove.ie second in both races and this leaves them just one point apart with Dave Dwyer’s Mariners in the lead writes Claire Bateman. A magnificent days sailing was enjoyed by…
LE Aoife Heading for Major Repairs
The LE Aofie will be taken in for routine maintenance next month which will involve major repairs according to Sunday Tribune reporter Ken Foxe. More than 250,000 Euro was spent on repairs to LE Emer and LE Aoife after holes…
Kinsale Weekend Photo Action Here!
Action photos from this weekend's Kinsale Cruiser League by Bob Bateman are online now. Racing is on varied courses outside Kinsale Harbour. The event is an opportunity for training purposes for any boats looking to compete in the Commodores Cup…
Records Broken For First ISORA Race
A record number of starters came to the start line at the East Mark in Scotsman's Bay on Saturday. 22 boats started from an entry list of 23 boats. This has not been seen in ISORA for many years. The…
Hosts Take Big Prize at Queen's Regatta
Queen's University filled the top two places in the eights final at their own regatta in Castlewellan on Saturday. Their senior A and senior B crews came in ahead of Neptune's intermediates and two junior crews, from Bann and Portora. Senior crews from…
Familiar Names at Front of 2010 DBSC Fleet
Winds gusting to 26–knots ushered in the 2010 Dublin Bay Sailing Club Summer season this afternoon for a combined fleet of up to 300 yachts sailing on Dublin Bay. Inspite of new course configurations and some new race marks there were…
Sonic Zoom Wins HYC's Spring Warmer Series
As the class Easterns sailing kicked off across the bay in Dun Laoghaire, Howth Yacht Club's Spring Warmer series ended and Sonic Zoom (Ryan/White) were announced overall winners after a finale off Lambay island today. Results from the event are…
Waterways Ireland Fishing Festival Launched
The Launch of the Waterways Ireland Classic Fishing Festival takes place yesterday Friday 23 April 2010 in advance of the competition which runs from Sunday 25 April to Friday 30 April 2010. This year’s Classic Fishing Festival is the 35th…
A Taste of the Waterways – Favourite Places to Eat & Drink, 2010
If you’ve never spent a few days lazing around our wonderful inland waterways you just don’t know what you’re missing. It’s a magical world of pottering along, enjoying the wildlife and exploring the unfolding countryside - just sooo relaxing… especially…
Fine Turnout for First ISORA Race
Team Windmill got a great start this morning for the first race of ISORA. Over 20 make the startline on Dublin bay and are steering a course for Holyhead in Wales. More later.
Royal Canal Reopening Celebrations
Waterways Ireland has hosted the first meeting of the working committee involved in planning the celebrations to mark the reopening of the Royal Canal on the inland waterways. The reopening is intended to take place in September 2010 and will…
Aerial Footage Goes Online
Take a trip around the coast when you view  Afloat TV's back catalogue online. The footage includes aerial shoots of Dublin Bay and Cork Harbour. The sample footage is part of a comprehensive High Definition marine library obtained during shoots…
Greenbird Goes for Ice Speed Record
After breaking the world land speed record  for a wind powered craft with a speed of 126.2 mph in 2009, the Greenbird team are back for more, this time on the frozen lakes of Montana. Not content being the worlds’ fastest…

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