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#Rowing: The Ireland team for the Home International Regatta in Cardiff Bay on July 23rd has been chosen. The men’s senior four is an all-Portora unit and these rowers go into a strong-looking senior eight, with UCC.

Ireland senior team for Home International Regatta, Cardiff Bay, July 23rd. Not necessarily in crew order.

Men

Eight: D Keohane, B Keohane, B Rix, R Ballantine, L Seaman, C McLaughlin, R Thompson, N Farrell; cox: G Connolly. Four: Rix, Ballantine, Seaman, McLaughlin. Four, coxed: B Keohane, D Keohane, Farrell, Thompson; cox: Connolly. Pair: L McCann, M Taylor. Lightweight Pair: C Higgins, S Kearney.

Sculling – Quadruple: T Dillon, A Prendergast, D Begley, D Kelly. Double: Prendergast, Begley. Lightweight Double: A O’Connor, H Sutton. Single: Kelly. Lightweight Single: Dillon.

Women

Eight: G Crowe, H O’Neill, A Keogh, C Joyce Hearne, D Maguire, K Shirlow, L McHugh, S Higgins; cox: G Canham. Four: Keogh, Joyce Hearne, A Feeley, R Maguire. Four, coxed: McHugh, Higgins, R Davidson, S Corr; cox: Canham. Pair: D Maguire, Shirlow. Lightweight Pair: Crowe, O’Neill.

Sculling

Quadruple: O Blundell, M Piggott, S Bouanane, A Byrne. Double: Blundell, Bouanane, Lightweight Double: C Nolan, Byrne. Single: Piggott. Lightweight Single: L Heaphy.

 

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#RIBs - Two top young British sailors are currently in the dock over an incident in Cardiff Bay four years ago in which a young girl suffered severe brain injuries.

As the Daily Mail reports, the girl - who was 11 at the time and has not been named - was one of four youngsters sent flying after two RIBs, piloted by sailing prospects Elleni Morus and Nia Jones, collied in darkness while crossing the bay.

The duo, both aged 17 at the time, were in charge of a group of 24 girls aged from 10 to 14 on a school-break sailing course.

Morus and Jones are accused of acting recklessly before the collision that threw two young girls overboard, a third half-way into the water and a fourth from one boat to the other.

The court heard how the group set out across the bay in four boats, two of them powerful RIBs, to return to their hostel after nightfall, but allegedly did not use lights.

It was also heard that the girls in Jones' speedboat had been encouraging her to drive faster and attempt swerves and wave jumping.

Both parties admit piloting boats without navigation lights but deny failing to travel at a safe speed and failing to keep lookout.

The Daily Mail has more on the story HERE as the trial continues.

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Stories can be diverse and they can be influential, albeit some are more subtle than others in nature, while other events can be immediately felt. No more so felt, is firstly to those living along the coastal rim and rural isolated communities. Here the impact poses is increased to those directly linked with the sea, where daily lives are made from earning an income ashore and within coastal waters.

The topics in Coastal Notes can also be about the rare finding of sea-life creatures, a historic shipwreck lost to the passage of time and which has yet many a secret to tell. A trawler's net caught hauling more than fish but cannon balls dating to the Napoleonic era.

Also focusing the attention of Coastal Notes, are the maritime museums which are of national importance to maintaining access and knowledge of historical exhibits for future generations.

Equally to keep an eye on the present day, with activities of existing and planned projects in the pipeline from the wind and wave renewables sector and those of the energy exploration industry.

In addition Coastal Notes has many more angles to cover, be it the weekend boat leisure user taking a sedate cruise off a long straight beach on the coast beach and making a friend with a feathered companion along the way.

In complete contrast is to those who harvest the sea, using small boats based in harbours where infrastructure and safety poses an issue, before they set off to ply their trade at the foot of our highest sea cliffs along the rugged wild western seaboard.

It's all there, as Coastal Notes tells the stories that are arguably as varied to the environment from which they came from and indeed which shape people's interaction with the surrounding environment that is the natural world and our relationship with the sea.

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