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While July's Dun Laoghaire regatta will have its fair share of Irish vintage class racing, this week in Cowes there was a Meeting of British Class Representatives with the Royal London Yacht Club to assess the needs of competitors. Classes…
Beneteau 31.7 - 1 After U Too, Michael Blaney, 2 Levana, Jean Mitton, 3 Prospect, Chris Johnston. Beneteau 31.7 ECHO - 1 Flying Machine, Conor O'Gallagher, 2 Bluefin Two, M & B Bryson, 3 After U Too. Cruisers 0 ECHO…
Tom MacSweeney's maritime radio show, Seascapes, is dealing with some very interesting subjects this Friday on RTÉ Radio 1 (1st May, 10.30pm) including a report on the world shipping society estabished by a 13-year-old, and continues the debate on Irish…
Today, Admiral Thad W Allen, Commandant of the US Coast Guard (USCG) paid a courtesy visit to meet the Director of the Irish Coast Guard, Chris Reynolds. As part of the visit, Admiral Allen met with volunteers of the Irish…
Entries are being accepted for the Mitsubishi Youth Championship being run from Dun Laoghaire's National and Royal St George Yacht clubs on the weekend of 9/10 May. The event is the first of a number of youth regattas to be…
Northern Ireland’s biggest marina has just celebrated its 20th birthday, with the help of Miss Northern Ireland, Judith Wilson. The marina and harbour formed part of North Down Borough Council’s £18 million Seafront Development Scheme, designed as a town centre…
It's the first of the season and perhaps the biggest dedicated one design event of the year and this May 16/17 the Baily Bowl One Design Championship 2009 will be staged at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Racing…
Brunswick Corporation, the global company that owns many of the marine brands on the Irish market, inlcuding Sea Ray and Maxum boats, reported today results for the first quarter of 2009:: • Total sales of $734.7 million were down 45…
Wednesday Series 1 29/04/2009 – Class 1 IRC: 1 Tiger, Hyghes/Harris; 2 Off the Wall, Walls/Cawley; 3 Y2K Tech, M. Howell. Class 1 HPH: 1 Tiger; 2 Off the Wall; 3 Y2K. Class 2 IRC: 1 Toughnut, D Skehan; 2…
A solution that provides a clear, workable format to all White sailors yet recognises the strength of the local fleet has been devised for use in July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta and opens the way to staging the first Irish…
The country' largest sailing club has amended its starting times to facilitate a rugby match. Dubin Bay Sailing Club has decided to make the following changes to the keelboat starting sequence for those wishing to either attend or watch the…
Tues & Sat Series – 1 17 Footer  Scratch:  1 Gladys, Cronin/Jones; 2 Erica, P Murphy; 3 Aura I,  Malcolm. 17 Footer  HCAP:  1 Gladys;  2= Bobolink, Walsh/Doyle;  2= Erica Tues Series 1  Puppeteer Scratch: 1 Harlequin, D Clarke;  2…
Round 1 of the Irish Speed Sailing Championships got off to a flying start this weekend up in Belmullet, Co.Mayo. John Kenny (aka JK) was in fighting form, ready to defend his National Speed Title from the prying hands of…
The brighter days around the May Bank Holiday will afford thousands of people the opportunity to enjoy Ireland's varied aquatic environment. Hazards that result in drowning are often the last thought in the mind of holidaymakers however this complacency has…
Etchells 1 Matatu Dubh, R. & D. Burrows, 10.00; 2 The Prodigy, O'Grady/Reilly, 12.00; 3 Jabberwocky, S. Knowles, 17.00   SB3 1 Dinghy Supplies, S. Murphy HYC, 9.00; 2 Seriously Bonkers Cuppage/Lee RStGYC, 19.00; 3 Sharkbait, Duncan/Moran HYC, 22.00
Berths on Lough Derg in County Galway could be boosted if planning permission (application 09621 on the council website) is granted for a new marina near Castle Harbour. The development is billed as Holiday Village Development to include an Outdoor…
Dinghy sailor Francis Rowan won the first Fireball race of the new Dublin Bay season in an afternoon that promised much rain but delivered sunshine instead. Inspite of the gloomy forecast the first race of Dublin Port sponsored Dublin Bay…
The organisers of the UK's RIBEX 2009 have confirmed that two weeks prior to show time, the Cowes based exhibition is at ‘sell out’ save two slots within the tented village.
The “J/97” is the first J in over two decades under 32’ to combine 6’ headroom and family cruising accommodations in a high performance, easily driven hull. With the handling ease of an asymmetric spinnaker and non-overlapping headsails, the J/97…
Louth based civil engineers Padhraic Moneley Ltd (PML) Civil Engineers and Contractors in conjunction with Roger Cagney Consulting Engineers have secured an extensive development contract issued by the award winning Howth Yacht Club (HYC), voted ‘Sailing Club of the Year’,…

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