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A vast armada of 450 boats from France, Spain, the British Isles and sailing clubs all over Ireland will converge on Dun Laoghaire tomorrow for the start of Ireland’s largest regatta, the four-day 2009 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (VDLR). Besides…
There will be quite a spectacle off Cowes Green at midday this Friday; the biggest RORC fleet of the season will be jostling for position along the Yacht Squadron line, approximately 1,500 competitors will be on board, eager to race,…
Cruisers 3 – 1 Pamafe, M. Costello, 2 Asterix, J. Counihan/F. Meredith, 3 Sasori, M. O'Meara. Cruisers 4 – 1 Maranda, M. Kelly, 2 Colleen Bawn, H. Sisk. Fireball – 1 Zara, N. Butler/S. Moore, 2 New, F. Rowan, 3…
TUESDAY & SATURDAY SERIES 2, 7/7/2009. 17 Footer Scratch – 1 Oona, P. Courtney, 2 Isobel, B. & C. Turvey, 3 Hera J. & M. Duffy. 17 Footer Handicap – 1 Bobolink, Walsh/Doyle, 2, Isobel, B. & C. Turvey, 3…
Tom MacSweeney and his team report on the might of combined forces in Dun Laoghaire: the four clubs banding together to bring us the biggest sailing event in Ireland this year – the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2009, on Seascapes…
National Organisations There are a number of different organisations established in Ireland to manage the marine leisure sector and these stakeholders are an important part in the future growth of the sector that is arguably worth 700 million euro per…
The marine leisure industry on both sides of the Irish Sea will receive a boost through a new Interreg programme to develop 'centres of excellence' for maritime activity in Ireland and Wales. The project kicks off by supporting Volvo Dun…
A triathlon swimming practice will take place between Athlone Town Bridge and 200m North of the White Railway Bridge, tomorrow, 8 July, from 13.15 hrs until 13.55 hrs. The swimmers will be accompanied by safety boats and Masters of vessels…
The Irish Underwater Council is the national governing body for recreational underwater sports in Ireland. It was founded in 1963 to organise and promote sport scuba diving and snorkeling. At the time there were only six clubs but the sport…
Three children and their summer school group leaders were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital yesterday (6th July) after they got into difficulties in the sea at Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal, reports Paddy Clancy in today's Irish Times.
Sunday 12 July 2009 – Dun Laoghaire's west pier will be on standby to welcome home Ireland's entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Green Dragon which completed 37,000 nm around the world over the last nine months. Green Dragon –…
The IARU is the Governing Body for Rowing in Ireland and represents over 100 Clubs across Ireland. Rowing is one of Ireland’s most successful sports, having won multiple World Championships over the last decade. Irish Amateur Rowing Union Ltd., Sport…
Irish Water Safety is the statutory body established to promote water safety in Ireland. Their role is to educate people in water safety best practices. They develop public awareness campaigns to promote necessary attitudes, rescue skills and behaviour to prevent…
The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) (Garda Cósta na hÉireann) is part of the Department of Transport. All the latest Irish Coast Guard news is here. The Irish Search and Rescue Region, which includes most of the Republic of Ireland and…
Schull Harbour Sailing Club has announced that Neill Prendeville of Kinsale Yacht Club has been appointed Principal Race Officer for Calves Week, which will run from 31 July to 9 August. He will lead an experienced race team that will…
Ostar winner Barry Hurley is sailing Dinah home to Cobh from New York, with his sister Aileen Smith and Dublin sailor Andy Boyle aboard to share the watch. They departed sunny New York City on Sunday at 1810 UTC and…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club have announced Sevenstar as the title sponsor of the non-stop race around Britain and Ireland to be called the ‘Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race'. The race will start on Monday 23rd August 2010.
Raymarine will be showcasing a range of new products at the PSP Southampton Boat Show (stand G088).
As everything falls into place for the 2009 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, the last element will be put in place by the weather gods. Will Neptune smile on the 450 boats that are on their way to Dun Laoghaire for…
The RNLI is a registered charity that saves lives at sea. It provides a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service 100 nautical miles out from the coast of Ireland and the UK. The RNLI relies on voluntary contributions and legacies…

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