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DBSC Turkey Shoot 2009
Dublin Bay Sailing Club are all geared up for their annual Turkey Shoot – and looking forward to great numbers and great sailing once again. "These Sunday mornings will definitely take your mind off all the other mundane things", says…
Cork Clipper crosses the Equator first
Cork, Ireland crossed the Equator at 0316 UT today and offered their gifts to Neptune but will hold off on the ceremony until later today when the watch system brings the entire crew together for an hour. Our onboard video…
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) and GUL has announced a three-year partnership which will see Irish Olympic and Academy Sailors supplied with high performance quality apparel leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games. GUL has a strong reputation with national…
O Cuiv Grant for Inis Meain
Eamon O Cuiv TD, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €60,602 to carry out safety works on Cé an Chalaidh Mhoir, Inis Meain, Co. Galway. The works include the installation…
Éamon Ó Cuív TD, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €60,602 to carry out safety works on Cé an Chalaidh Mhóir, Inis Meáin, Co. Galway. 
European Speedsailing Championships Postponed
Due to the bad long-term forecast for the first period of the European Speed Championships the event has been postponed; the Championships will now take place in from November 1 to 6 in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Championship Speed Sailing will…
27th Howth Yacht Club Laser Frostbites
Dust off that Laser parked in the corner of your front garden and get down to Howth Yacht Club for November 1st! Howth has the biggest and longest running Laser Winter sailing series in the country. Racing starts at 11am…
Mild weather contributed to good racing in Howth's Autumn League on Sunday with 10-12knt winds – results over the fold.  
Marinerscove Romps Home
Royal Cork October League: Brothers Nin and Peter O'Leary brought Marinerscove home first in both of yesterday's races in class zero of the O'Flynn Exhams October league.What started out as a dull grey day turned into a sparking afternoon on…
HYC League Still Blessed with Sunshine
Tight finishes both on the water and on handicap were the order of the day for the penultimate sailing of this year’s Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League which was again blessed with fine conditions, with a pleasant 12-16 knot westerly…
Two of Dublin's largest chandleries, Dinghy Supplies in Sutton, and Onboard in Dublin City Centre (off Grafton Street, have reduced stock prices – up to 70% in some cases – across several ranges within  their retail departments.  
North Sea States Unite Against Marine Pollution
Today (Friday 9th October 2009) all North Sea states and the European Community agreed on the framework of an Action Plan to combat illegal and accidental pollution of the greater North Sea and its approaches. The Action Plan (to be…
Kearney joins UK Dinghy Champions
Ireland's Ross Kearney from Belfast Lough joins a total of 29 champions from some of the most highly competitive dinghy classes in the UK who have signed up for this year’s Endeavour Trophy which is taking place at Burnham-on-Crouch this…
Cork now 5th and out of Doldrums
href="http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/cork/index.php/CrewDiaries" target="_self">Cork's diarist Nick Headly wrote two days ago that they have to keep remembering how the winter is setting in at home while they're stifled in the humidity. With the exception of California, the whole fleet is currently positioned…
Seals, Real Ireland, and Inland - on Seascapes
Water users are quite happy to share their adopted element with those who were there already, and Tom MacSweeney and his team take a look at the future for the seals and their champion, the Seal Sanctuary, tonight on Seascapes…
UK's first Water Injury Database November launch
The UK’s first national database holding details of all water-related deaths and injuries will be unveiled next month at The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' (RoSPA) National Water Safety Congress. The Water Accident Injury Database (WAID) will be…
Waterways Ireland - Investing in the Shannon
Waterways Ireland is going on site in October 2009 with an investment in replacement jetties on the Shannon Navigation at Albert Lock – the busiest lock on the Shannon Navigation inland waterways, with over 11,000 boat passages annually. The existing…
FIF Seminar on Review of Common Fisheries Policy opened
Tony Killeen TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Fisheries in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food formally opened the Federation of Irish Fishermen’s (FIF) review of the Common Fisheries Policy Seminar today (9/10/09). The seminar brought together a…
ISA Plans to Move

ISA Plans to Move

9th October 2009 ISA
After 50 years in Dún Laoghaire, the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is seeking a new home that will combine a national watersports centre with administrative headquarters. The claim that the ISA and its staff of 13 is planning the moving…
Building The Ilen, a mysterious and ancient craft
It would be a dream come true for some people – working with some of Ireland's few remaining traditional shipwrights, refitting Ireland's sole surviving sea-going sailing ship: The Ilen. Photos: Courtesy of Kevin O'Farrell and Gary MacMahon/AK Ilen Company  Ketch…

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