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Boru Dive Unit

30th September 2009 Clubs
Boru Dive Unit The principal activities of the club include diving, search and rescue and powerboating. Boru Dive Unit, c/o Jason Kenny, Shanley, Inchdrinagh, Ballina/Killaloe. Email: [email protected] Have we got your club details? Click here to get involved
Bellacragher Bay Boat Club Bellacragher Bay Boat Club was formed in 2003 by Seamus Butler, Claggan and Brian Masterson Owenduff, in response to interest from people in Achill, Mulranny and Ballycroy. In choosing a name, they picked the Bay that…
Ballinduff Bay Watersports Club Ballinduff Bay Watersports Club, c/o Keith Collins, Grange, Corrandulla, Co Galway. Tel: 086 601 9862, email: [email protected] Have we got your club details? Click here to get involved

Badoiri Lurgan

30th September 2009 Clubs
Badoiri Lurgan Bádoírí Lurgan is a registered non-profit community sailing club organisation. Our proceeds go into insurance, maintaining existing boats, running the community boatclub and mending sails. The club is based in Spiddal, Co Galway (15 minute drive from Galway),…
Elderly Kayakers Rescued
Last night Milford Haven Coastguard on the far side of the Irish Sea received an emergency call alerting them to two missing kayakers. The married couple in their late 60s and early seventies, who live in Crosswell, had departed from…
Red Bay Boats delivers Light Ship Support Vessel
Antrim firm Red Bay Boats have delivered a new light ship support vessel to the Commissioners of Irish Lights. The boat will be used on board the ILV Granuaile. The boat is unique in that it had to have a…
1720 Cuts a Dash on Dublin Bay
We reported on Anthony O'Leary's custom 1720 in May and his first season afloat in Scotland, the ICRA Nationals and Sovereign's Week but it was not until July's Dun Laoghaire Regatta that we grabbed video of the sportsboat. The 'skid…

Atlantic Sailing Club

29th September 2009 Clubs
Atlantic Sailing Club Based in Mannix Point, Cahersiveen, the Club owns a fleet of ten Topper Topaz and 4 Topper Omega sailing dinghies. Membership is open to adults and children aged ten years and over. Sailing sessions currently take place…
Crookhaven Harbour Sailing Club CHSC was founded in 1979 to provide sail training for junior sailors. ISA courses (level 1–5) are held every July. A new modern clubhouse with showers facilities available to all visitors. Pontoon berths available. Laser all…

Blessington Sailing Club

29th September 2009 Clubs
Blessington Sailing Club Blessington Sailing Club is located on the shores of the 5,600 acre Pollaphuca Reservoir, near Blessington, Co Wicklow. The sheltered bay, with its two slips and sandy beach, faces east and is protected from the prevailing winds.…

Bantry Bay Sailing Club

29th September 2009 Clubs
Bantry Bay Sailing Club It is not known when Bantry Bay Sailing Club was founded, but it is thought to have been in the late 19th century. The club was active during the 1920s and ‘30s but lapsed during the…
Inniscarra Sailing and Kayaking Club Inniscarra Sailing and Kayaking Club was set up in 2002. We operate from a recreation area called Innisleana with the kind permission of the ESB. In 2004 the club put in its own dedicated slipway…
Three Women Rescued from Dinghy
Belfast Coastguard received a report yesterday afternoon that a small dinghy with three women onboard had been blown a mile out to sea by a strong offshore wind from Cloughey on the Ards Peninsula. Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of…
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Irish Ports

28th September 2009 Irish Ports
This is a list of seaports around the coast of the island of Ireland. EAST COAST Arklow – Port of Arklow Belfast – Port of Belfast (Northern Ireland) Drogheda – Drogheda Port Dublin – Dublin Port Company Dundalk – Dundalk…
Inland Boating and Sailing Holidays Experience the freedom of the Shannon and Erne waterways. Captain your own cruiser and discover the hidden corners of Ireland. Over 800 kilometres of navigable waterways are awaiting your arrival, with rivers to explore, towns…
ISAF announce World Sailor of the Year Nominees
ISAF received nominations for the 2009 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. In deciding the nominees, the achievements of sailors made during the qualifying period of 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009…
€20,000 for Slipway at Poll an Mhadaidh Beach in Co. Donegal
Éamon Ó Cuív T.D., Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €20,000 to finish works on the slipway at Poll an Mhadaidh Beach on Árainn Mhór in Co.  Donegal. Work began…
Could Sailing be Bigger than Football?
It’s often said that sailing will never be a spectator sport, but Secretary General of the Danish Sailing Association, Dan Ibsen, begs to differ. “New technology is making it easier to convey the excitement of sailing competition in a way…

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