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Water Wags
The historic Water Wags are the most popular senior class of two man dinghy in Dun Laoghaire or elsewhere in Ireland. Unlike other dinghy classes in Dun Laoghaire which sail under the burgee of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club on Tuesdays…
Dublin Bay Dragon Fleet – 2009 Officers Admiral – Martin Byrne Hon. Secretary – Tim Pearson Record Keeper – Daniel Murphy Hon. Treasurer – Peter Bowring Irish Dragon Association c/o Tim Pearson, Secretary, 44 Orpen Green, Stillorgan Grove, Blackrock, Co.…
Bucking the trend of classes remaining static or with just a few additions, the 420s have seen a remarkable spurt of an extra 20 boats to bring the national fleet up to the half-century mark. Many other classes will watch…
New Study to Put Figure on Marine Sector
A high level project that aims to place an economic value on the marine sector is underway and firms in the sector have been contacted and asked to complete a confidential survey.The Marine Institute on behalf of the government are…
Royal Cork Yacht Club Royal Cork YC. Photo Bob Bateman William O’Brien, the 9th Lord Inchiquin, and his five cohorts had the maritime inspiration to coin it The Water Club of the Harbour of Cork. Now, a name-change and couple…

Tralee Bay Sailing Club

22nd September 2009 Clubs
Tralee Bay Sailing Club Tralee Bay Sailing Club (TBSC) situated in Fenit, Co. Kerry was founded in 1956 by a group of local enthusiasts. From rudimentary beginnings the Club has grown and now boasts a vibrant and expanding membership together…
Cork Clipper Sets out for Rio
Today Tuesday 22 September, the Clipper Round the World Race started from La Rochelle for the second leg of the race to Rio de Janeiro where they should arrive around 18 October depending on conditions they encounter as they cross…
Ministers Announce Support for Rural Development Organisation
Éamon Ó Cuív T.D., Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Minister of State, John Curran T.D., confirmed today that funding would be made available to support the creation of a single representative organisation for all rural and local…
Malahide show promises great value
With luxury sales at an all-time low and boats sales particularly badly hit, Irish dealers are fighting back and looking beyond the gloom to what 2010 has to offer. The results in many cases are some remarkable deals that would…
West Coast Cruising School, 14 Castlelawn, Tulla Road, Ennis, Co. Clare. Tel: 087 235 1976, email: [email protected], web: www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/cominfo/edu_tran/training/sailing_cruising/west_coast_cruising_school.htm WEST COAST CRUISING SCHOOL – AN ISA ACCREDITED TRAINING CENTRE FOR SHOREBASED COURSES West Coast Cruising School was established in 1994…
VDLR 2011 - Promo Video Released
Dun Laoghaire Regatta has already started work on its 2011 regatta by releasing a promo for the biennial event. The country's biggest regatta will be the focus of a 30-minute TV documentary to be aired in November. More details on…
Cork Students Set to Defend World Title
The champions of the World Student Yachting Cup title, Cork Institute of Technology, will defend their title in Marseille, France next month. There will be twelve different countries represented with 140 students. For the past few years the boat used…
On the Forum: Do VHF radios need licenses?
Forum:Aleria57 says instead of raising the fees and thus reducing the usage of VHF radios, the state should consider enabling people to freely use VHF and SSB transceivers, as is the case in the United States. There is praise for…
Cork Week – The World's Top Fun Regatta Since 1978 Cork Week has been setting the bar for Irish Sailing and Afloat Magazine has documented the growth of the biennial event over the past 30 years to the stage today…
Cork League Aims to Attract Dubs
Royal Cork YC are going all out to attract boats from Dublin and other ports around the coast for its annual October League, selling the five weekends of racing as great practise for the harbour race at next year's Cork…

Irish Boat Shows

21st September 2009 IMF
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) is the national organisation representing both commercial and leisure sectors of the marine industry in Ireland. It does this through organising National Boat Shows. The 2009 boat show was held from 18th-22nd February 2009 in…
2012 will mark the 32nd anniversary of Ireland's premier off-shore sailing event, the Round Ireland Yacht Race, organised by Wicklow Sailing Club in association with RORC. For the first time the biennial Round Ireland Race counts for the same points…

Sea Kayaking

21st September 2009 General
Fast becoming a popular offshore passtime here in Ireland there is no better way to hug the coast, and spot marine life than sea kayaking. More info to follow
Team Redmond Fisher takes Irish SB3 National Championship
Peter Kennedy, Dave Cheyne and Stephen Kane from the RUYC have won the Laser Performance/Matthews Centre SB3 Irish National Championship sailed in Crosshaven over the weekend of 18th to 20th of September. Forty-seven boats competed over eight races in a…
Weils Disease can be fatal, warns Water Safety Body
Irish Water Safety (IWS) is highlighting the dangers of Weil's disease during this week's National Ploughing Championships. Farmers and others are at risk of contracting Weils disease and IWS are distributing an awareness leaflet at the Championships to highlight the…

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