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It has been a case of ups and down for the chasing pack today.  Last night saw them all make significant gains, Green Dragon had pulled back over 150 miles on current leg leader Ericsson 3. But conditions today have…
Fisheries Minister and Clare T.D. Tony Killeen has sent his best wishes to the Killaloe Coast Guard Unit ahead of their scheduled participation in the annual New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Green Dragon remains the most southerly boat in the fleet, at 50 degrees South the conditions onboard have become uncomfortable as the temperature has dropped.  Being this far south also means the threat of icebergs and so far the crew…
Citypowerboatschool.com is the first and only powerboat school on the River Liffey in the heart of Dublin City centre. Directors, Felix Finlay and Ann-Marie White are passionate about boating and envisage others appreciating and celebrating the beautiful and enticing waterways…
Max Treacy and Anthony Shanks are the only sailors listed by the Irish Sports Counil (ISC) as 'World Class' athletes in its list of contracted and world class athletes published this week. The Dun Laoghaire pair who campaign a Star…
Foynes Yacht Club has taken the decision to postpone their annual Cruiser regatta due to a clash with the Volvo Ocean Race stop over in Galway. The original dates for the Annual Cruiser Regatta were Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st…
The Tall-Ship, Etoile de France bringing wine from France under sail is due to arrive later today around 13.30hrs in Dublin Bay and berth at Sir John Rogerson's Quay.
The waters off Skerries are littered with shipwrecks, and their dead lay all around us, writes David Diebold. From the highest point in old Holmpatrick graveyard, up by the ruined church ower where little more than a murder of crows…
The Glenavy River which until recently was so polluted it was designated as ‘dead’, was successfully brought back to life on Saturday thanks to the determination of the Glenavy Conservation and District Angling Club who released 500 large Brown Trout…
Further to Marine Notice No. 3 Waterways Ireland has advised masters and owners of vessels that the revised date for completion of work at Athlone lock is now Tue 31st March. 
Skippers are advised by Waterways Ireland that the stretch of navigation from Banagher Bridge southwards to the first adjacent Red (Port) and Black (Starboard) navigation marks, a distance of approximately 600m will be closed to navigation from 20.00 hrs until…
Today Minister Noel Ahern TD welcomed the European Parliament's adoption of the Third Maritime Safety Package.   The Minister said: "The implementation of the Package will result in fewer poor quality ships entering Irish waters. This will improve safety and reduce…
Sailing breathed a sigh of relief today when the Irish Sports Council announced that they are continuing their investment in sailing as one of their identified focus sports when they allocated €450,000 to the Olympic squad.
How many times have you heard the question is the tide in our out? Is it high or low? To answer the question all you have to do is TEXT TIDE the best solution for hand held location specific information…
A system to allow for voluntary contributions to salvage the national sail-training vessel, Asgard II, the Dáil heard yesterday. The news is a breakthrough for over 5,000 Asgard supporters who signed the Afloat petition to have the boat raised. Minister…
‘Dublin Docklands – An Urban Voyage’, a new book written by Turtle Bunbury and published by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority, was launched by John Gormley, TD, Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government in the Audi Club at the…
The National YC has produced a revised schedule of races for the Irish Sea. The ISORA race calendar was adjusted to avoid a clash between the penultimate race and the Cruiser challenge in Dublin Bay. It's Lyver trophy features a…
In a week that saw the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) publishing boating advice for local authorities, another county council has taken the step to ban recreational craft from its beaches. Fifteen councils have now published bye-laws restricting access to their…
This story is really all about lifting the spirits and defeating the odds - enormous odds ! It's huge scale has rarely ever been seen in Ireland. Dubliner Eamonn Prunty is Ireland's Number One Disabled Waterskier. Eamonn also happens to…
There is some relief across the fleet after the wind shifted to the north west this weekend and the downwind conditions have begun once again.  The big move by Ericsson 3 on Friday has meant a jackpot for them as…
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