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SB3 worlds not on same scale as Dublin
SB3 sailors at home are asking if those behind the International Class Association are going 'too far too soon' with the new design. After a massive inaugural World Championship in Dun Laoghaire last year with 136 entries, the 2009 event…
Lifeboats launch to Dromineer Bay
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched at 12:30hrs yesterday (September 3rd) following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to assist two persons on board a yacht aground in Dromineer Bay, and two persons on board a cruiser who were in also…
Sail Training to disappear
It was only 12 months ago that both of Ireland's Tall Ships were on passages around this coast, calling regularly at ports and harbours, a reminder of our seafaring tradition. Just one year later though, the fate of both ships…
RNLI memorial pays tribute to lost Irish lifesavers
Flags at RNLI lifeboat stations have been lowered today (Thursday 3 September) as a unique memorial, dedicated to those who lost their lives while helping to save others at sea, is unveiled outside the Lifeboat college in Dorset. Of the…
Titanic provision for Lifeboat station on Seascapes
Tom MacSweeney and his team on Seascapes this Friday (September 4th, 2009, at 10.30pm) tell the story of how a family connection with the Titanic led an English lady to provide the money for an Irish lifeboat station. Also on…
Mini Wednesday results from Howth Yacht Club
HOWTH YACHT CLUB – SEPTEMBER MINI WEDNESDAY (RACE) 2/9/2009. Class 1 IRC – 1 Tiger, Hughes/Harris, 2 Makutu, Doyle/Others, 3 Crazy Horse, A. Chambers. Class 1 HPH – 1 Makutu, Doyle/Others, 2 Tiger, 3 Crazy Horse. Class 2 IRC –…
King One flew HYC flag high at Half Ton Classic Cup in Belgium
Eventually finishing fourth at the Half Ton Classic Cup in Nieuwpoort, Belgium, out of a fleet of 23 comprising boats from the UK, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Spain and Holland, the crew confirmed the myth having won the initial practice…
'No pro' rule to be enforced at Cork Week
Cork week 2010 will strictly enforce its no pro rule next year to ensure only 'Corinthian' sailors helm in the bulk of competing sailing classes. Measures are also being taken to ensure the week is to become less expensive according…
Missing marker on Inchinalee Island - notice withdrawn
Marine Notice No. 96 of 2009 – the missing marker on the inland waterway  Shannon Navigation/Inchinalee Island/Clonmacnoise – is now withdrawn.
Hard work pays off at Clifden Regatta 2009
After hosting the West Coast Championships for two consecutive years, Clifden Boat Club were well prepared for their 2009 local regatta on the 8th and 9th of August. The organising team worked hard in the months coming up to the…
Take on the Rib Challenge at Courtown
The first qualifier for the 2009 ISA Yachtsman euromarine RIB Challenge takes place in Courtown Sailing Club on Sunday 6th of September. Yachtsman euromarine have – again – donated a RIB as the grand prize. Make sure your organisation is…
Baptism of fire for Topper sailors at Laser Nationals
The Irish Laser Nationals at Lough Derg YC surpassed expectations of entry numbers to host four days of racing for 160 Laser sailors from all over Ireland last week. Shifty and gusty conditions on the lake provided challenging tactical conditions…
Hilary Lister fulfills Round Britain and Ireland Dream
Quadriplegic yachtswoman Hilary Lister has completed her ambitious project to sail solo around the British Isles by returning to Dover. Hilary has completed the incredible feat using her trusty Artemis 20 yacht, sailed using a 'sip and puff' system. The…
Howth Yacht Club Mini Tuesday Racing
HOWTH YACHT CLUB, SEPTEMBER MINI TUESDAY (RACE) 1/9/2009  Puppeteer Scratch – 1 Harlequin, D. Clarke, 2 Yellow Peril, N. Murphy, 3 Trick o'Treat, A. Pearson. Puppeteer Handicap – 1 Ghosty Ned, D. Harkin, 2 Mr Punch, Ni Bhraonain/Wilson, 3 Haemoglobin,…
Sligo crew make most of local knowledge
Sligo Yacht Club duo Tim Corcoran and Brendan Brogan made the most of their local knowledge to win the ESB sponsored GP14 Championships of Ireland held at Rosses Point on Sligo Bay this weekend. The event received a bumper turnout…
Man and three children rescued after being cut off by the tide
At five minutes to three this afternoon, Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from the car park attendant at Nash Point lighthouse on the Irish Sea reporting that a group consisting of one man and three children had not returned…
CH Marine 1720 Nationals 2009
Sailing was the big winner at the CH Marine 1720 Nationals, held in Baltimore from the 27th–29th August, with varying conditions from 25/30 knots in the first two days followed by a sunny 10/12 knots on the Saturday. It proved…
ISA express concern over Dun Laoghaire bye-law
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has expressed its concern over Beach Byelaws that limit boating on Dublin Bay introduced by Dunlaoghaire Rathdown County Council last July. The Association says that considering the worth of water based amenity to the community…
Adaptive Four Are Rowers of the Month
The legs, trunk and arms coxed four which represented Ireland at the World Rowing Championships in Poland are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for August. Emer Patten, Shane Ryan, Kevin du Toit, Sarah Caffrey and cox Amy Judge ended…

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31st August 2009 Clubs
L'Aberwrac'h Light house. Image courtesy of Rush Sailing Club Photo Gallery Rush Sailing Club was founded in 1954 by a group of local enthusiasts with no facilities and less money. Nonetheless, several of them built their own Dublin Bay Mermaids.…

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