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240 Miles, Five Islands,Two Days; That's a Red Bay RIB Cruise!
Eight Red Bay RIBs and 35 crew have completed a 240 nautical mile cruise and visited five Scottish Islands. Not bad for a 2 day cruise! This is the second cruise Tom McLauglhin of Red Bay has organised and boats…
Excalibur Delivers RIBS Round the Coast
Excalibur RIBs of Cork have been busy this summer not only with a new 65 knot RIB for Round Ireland record holder Philip Fitzgibbon but also with new boats for Civil Defence teams in two locations around the coast. Joe…
Youghal Boat Club Hosts Powerboat Race
Youghal Boat Club hosts its first national powerboat race hosted this weekend. Commodore Padraig Brooks sends this report: "All of our committee have been working hard these past few weeks, in conjunction with the Ardmore Pattern Festival committee to bring…
New Redbay Angling Rib goes on Fish Patrol
People don’t generally associate Ribs with fishing, their perception is that the hooks will puncture the tubes.  One man Hamish Currie has disproved this theory, Hamish who runs one of the top charter angling businesses in Ireland has just taken…
Team Pulsar Show Strength in Around Ireland Powerboat Challenge
Around Ireland Race organiser Justin McInerney's Team Pulsar Racing had two boats in this month's inaugural Around Ireland Powerboat Race, a powrboat race that lived up to its billing as a tough one. Reliability and consistency were key components that…
Final Results (and Photos) of the Around Ireland Powerboat Race
The Around Powerboat Race 2010 finished in Galway Bay yesterday (Saturday 12 June) with German entry Cinzano Bianco claiming the overall prize with an average speed of 38 knots over the 7 day period. Cinzano Bianco driven by Markus Hendricks…
Cinzano Blasts Away From Fastnet Rock
Cinzano leads the Around Ireland Powerboat Race again, blasting away in a northwesterly direction from the Fastnet Rock at close to 55 knots. Close on her heels was the Newstalk/Galway Girl boat, navigated by event organiser Enda O'Coineen, but in…
Powerboat Racers Prepare for Fenit Leg
The boats competing in the Around Ireland Powerboat Race roared into Waterford yesterday and will take a day off to prepare for the leg to Fenit on Friday morning. The weather down the Irish sea from Bangor was described as…
Around Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race Arrives in Waterford
Local Galway Flyer was forced to retire from the second leg of the race due to an electrical failure yesterday but after a tow in to Bangor the high speed powerboat started the third leg from Bangor to Waterford this…
Charity Jetski Team to Shadow Around Ireland Powerboats
Two county Clare businessmen have begun their bid to circumnavigate Ireland on jet-skis to raise funds for the Tipperary, Limerick and Clare branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland (CFAI). The men and their water and land-based support teams…
Heights of Abraham Storms to Galway Powerboat Success
Heights of Abraham completed a clean sweep at the Galway Grand Prix of the Sea on Monday after another imperious display of offshore powerboat racing secured back-to-back titles for the Matlock-based team. A combination of aggressive handling and punishing throttle…
Tracker link to follow the Around Ireland Powerboat Challenge fleet
Here is the tracker link to follow the Around Ireland Powerboat Challenge. Click here. The boats are now in Killybegs after the first leg of the five day voyage from Galway.
Five Speedboats Head off Round Ireland. Start Photos here!
The green flag went up at 0900 on a grey bank holiday Monday for 5 of the 6 entries in the Around Ireland Powerboat Race. The local team Kilcullen Galway Flyer driven by Tom Montgomery Swan and navigated by Enda…
First Leg of Galway's Around Ireland Powerboat Race Kicks Off
The first Round Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race was scheduled to depart Galway City today at 9am. It is far from the much hoped for fleet of 50 boats but the six competitors will nevertheless jet off on a five day-long…
Abraham in Command of Galway Speedboats
Heights of Abraham has one hand on the overall Galway Grand Prix of the Sea trophy after another ruthless performance on Sunday tightened the Matlock team’s grip on the Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship 300 Class prize in Ireland. The imperious…
Whapples Stirves for Greater at Galway Powerboat
HeightsofAbraham were the toast of Galway on Saturday evening after the 300 Class speedsters conquered Salthill to score a fourth successive SuperStock Championship win of the season. Matlock’s finest, Rupert Pugh, and Warsash wizard, Dan Whapples, bolstered their chances of…

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