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Jimmy Crowley's song about the sailing ship Asgard II, My Love is a Tall Ship, was adopted as an anthem for sailors everywhere and was used in the documentary film on the Tall Ships’ Race made by RTE. Now it's…
Six Mills Design IRC yachts raced in IRC 2 at Acura Key West Race Week 2009, with San Francisco owner Dan Woolery driving his beautifully prepared new King 40 Soozal to take the top spot from Tony Buckingham’s Mills 40…
After another punishing day on the race course, only five boats remain on track for Qingdao.  The attrition rate continues, as Ericsson 3 fell victim to the challenging conditions. Skipper Magnus Olsson discovered a series of cracks in the bow…
The crew of Ericsson 3, one of two Ericsson Racing Team entries in the Volvo Ocean Race, is making way for Taiwan after discovering cracks in the forward port side of the hull. All 11 crewmembers aboard the Volvo Open…
Afloat magazine readers voted overwhelmingly for the Asgard to be lifted in an online poll. Disappointingly, three months on, she remains at the bottom of the sea. Now in February 2009, Afloat have opened an online petition to provide a…
The newly formed Swim Ireland National Open Water Committee was ratified at a Swim Ireland board meeting last weekend with a remit for the promotion and development of open water swimming in Ireland. At the inaugural meetingNed Denison was elected…
Children Leah Cleer (7), Kaitlin Dunne (8) and James Hegarty (9) were on hand this morning to help launch the HB Let’s Sail Competition, as part of the Volvo Ocean Race Galway Stopover 2009. Primary and Secondary school students throughout…
Update from Green Dragon at 1500: The Dragon maybe wounded but they are determined to sail across the finish line in Qingdao. The pit stop in the Philippines allowed the crew to work around the clock to repair the damaged…
The mooring jetties situated on the left bank south of the Killaloe-Ballina bridge where construction work is in progress are out of bounds to the public until further notice. Masters and Owners of vessels should not berth at this facility…
More trouble for Green Dragon tonight as problems struck for a third time on an eventful fourth leg when the Chinese-Irish boat reported a recurrence of bow section damage.
Green Dragon has joined Delta Lloyd in suspending racing and is also sheltering off Salomague Bay in the Phillipines to effect repairs to structural damage sustained after more than 24 hours of attrition for the 7 boat fleet.Green Dragon (Skipper)…
Lorna Siggins, Marine Correspondent of the Irish Times reports this morning that there will be no Ministerial decision before next month on the future of the sunken sail training ship, Asgard II, according to the Department of Defence. A second…
The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Tony Killeen TD, today visited Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre to officially open the 120 metre length of new quay at Dinish Island which has been operational since October…
At the Dusseldorf boat show Beneteau's Oceanis 31 was elected European Yacht of the Year in the Family Cruiser class, by a jury of journalists from 10 specialised European magazines. Ireland was not represented on the judging panel. This year,…
Calling all sailors. UK holiday company Vitalise Holidays is offering exciting sighted guiding opportunities to dedicated enthusiasts. National charity Vitalise is seeking enthusiasts of all descriptions to accompany groups of visually impaired people on holidays throughout the UK, Europe and…
Leg four of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao in China, one of the toughest legs in the race, has claimed its first victim. Ian Walker/GBR and his crew were in fourth place and sailing in 17 knots…
Minister of State and Clare T.D., Mr. Tony Killeen has confirmed that agreement on the purchase of a suitable sitefor the proposed new Doolin Search and Rescue Headquarters has been reached. The North Clare T.D. received notification of the agreement…
Is Ger O'Rourke's participation in the Volvo Ocean Race not good enough for them? Now other members of the ‘Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland’ have confirmed their participation in the Dennis Conner International Yacht Club Challenge set for Manhattan…
The move to bring the biggest ever cruise fleet to Kerry is underway. Online entry is now available for both the Irish Cruiser Racing Association ‘National Cruiser Championships’ 11th – 13th June 2009 and the West of Ireland Offshore Racing…
Beneteau's Swift Trawler 52 has won an award in the trawler category in the Motor Boat of the Year Awards announced at a glitzy dinner in London's Waldorf Hilton Hotel.The French made boat is distributed here by BJ Marine of…

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