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With three months still to go, over 100 entries have been received so far for the biggest sailing event of the season, Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta . The four day event on Dublin bay from July 9-12 continues to flex…
Belfast yachts will sail to Dublin this July to mark 125 years of sailing competitions between the two capital cities. A special trophy has been awarded for the Belfast yachts to participate this year in Ireland's biggest sailing event, the…
The idea of forming the Clipper Race Yacht Club (CRYC) was floated at the International London Boat Show in January 2009. The club’s aim is to bring together all those that have been involved in the six Clipper Round the…
It was another long day in Palma yesterday where four Irish boats - all from the North – are competing. Debbie Hanna and Tiffany Brien in the Radial, Ryan Seaton and James Espey in the Laser. The wind expected from…
This afternoon's budget has allocated €48 million to maritime safety. The money according to Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey is to improve and modernise the Irish Coast Guard and maritime safety 'to meet the needs of a 21st century maritime…
M and R Marine have been appointed exclusive agents in Ireland for the Skipper range of motor yachts and cruisers. They have also launched a new chandlery venture, teaming up with Solas Marine, and are inviting all to an Open…
Over 80 young sailors in 7 classes will compete for national championship honours at the Youth National and Junior Pathway Championship. The event will inlcudes selection trials for the Laser Radial, Laser 4.7' and 420 dinghies and also acts as…
Thousands of people will enjoy Ireland's waterways this Bank Holiday weekend but hazards associated with Spring tides and water temperatures averaging 10 degrees Celsius will increase the risk of water related accidents and tragedies. Those boating over of the holiday…
Starting on Good Friday, up to 60 yachts will battle it out over three days of racing for the Red Funnel Easter sailing Challenge on tight Solent courses run by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.
With the purse strings of most financial institutions remaining resolutely tight people are turning instead to the age old tradition of barter to get deals done. Perhaps boat sales or boating holidays in Ireland this season will be completed this…
Last weekend Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, has said cost cutting measures are essential for the future of the race, a point very much in the mind of Galway stop over organisers right now. The comments were…
Limerick yacht Delta Lloyd (owned by Ger O'Rourke) took third in the weekend's Rio de Janeiro In port race after missing the last three months of the race around the world. Visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean…
Solo sailor Cian McCarthy of Cork will launch his new Class 40 yacht later this month in plentry of time towards an entry in the Route de Chocolat at the end of the year, designer Merfyn Owen reports. Cian is…
Éamon Ó Cuív T.D., Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs today congratulated SIAC Construction Ltd. on winning the Irish Concrete Society’s 2008 Infrastructural and Overall Award for Excellence for the Caladh Mór sheltered harbour project, an important landing post…
Waterways Ireland in partnership with Longford County Council and Fáilte Ireland have announced the development of a boating and tourist destination at Richmond Harbour, Clondara, Co Longford. The Richmond Harbour development will consist of visitor facilities (information office, showers, toilets),…
Waterways Ireland has confirmed that work has been completed at Camus on the Lower Bann Navigation with the installation of 20 metres of floating jetties. The jetties which will open to the public from beginning of April 2009 will add…
Irish surf documentary, Waveriders premieres in cinemas across Ireland today.The film includes scenes of the biggest swell ever ridden in Ireland and the British Isles, which hit the north-west of the country in December '06, as well as footage of…
North Sails have launched their dedicated Irish website, www.northsails.ie, Irish reps Maurice O'Connell and Nigel Young have announced. The new site contains regular news from North in Ireland, starting with a J109 training weekend run in tandem with Dun Laoghaire…
Tralee Bay Sailing Club is participating in the national pastime of 'keeping costs down' by extending the reduced entry deadline for the ICRA nationals until April 14th. The West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association and the Irish Cruiser Racing Association…

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