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Events on – and off – the water this week

25th May 2009

There's more than one Dragon about these days - Kinsale YC are hosting the Dragon Nationals and celebrating their 80th birthday. Staying south, the Royal Cork YC are doing a Cruise in Company, and there's the SB3 Southerns at Baltimore. Heading north, Squibs have their regional championships at the RNIYC. There's also the Irish Laser Masters at Ballyholme and IDRA Northerns at Carlingford – so lots going on there! Don't miss the Round the Turbines at Arklow - it's bound to be an exciting event.

There's rowing, swimming, waterskiing, and canoeing events all around the country. Dublin Docklands present their Maritime Festival providing all sorts of entertainment – but if you get the urge for dry land visit Bloom at the Phoenix Park.


29th May–1st June – Dragon National Championship 2009

30th–31st May – Squib Northern Championships, Royal N Ireland YC

30th–31st May – SB3 Southern Championships, Baltimore SC

30th May – Laser Masters Championships, Ballyholme YC

30th–31st May – IDRA Northern Championships, Carlingford Lough YC. Annual event coinciding this year with the inaugural Irish Laser 2000 Championships, Carlingford Lough YC. Contact CLYC Clubhouse, tel 028 4173 8457, email [email protected]

30th–31st May – Irish Laser 2000 Championships at CLYC – quite an event! Contact CLYC Clubhouse, tel 028 4173 8457, email [email protected]

30th May – 1st June – Cruise in Company to Ballycotton, Royal Cork YC

31st May – Round the Turbines Yacht Race, Arklow SC


23rd May – East Coast Invitational Regatta, Irish Coastal Rowing Federation

30th May – Ocean to City, Crosshaven, Co. Cork. A 15-mile rowing race from Crosshaven to Roches Point and on to Cork City. A great family day out – on and off the water.


Swimming – Long Distance

31st May – Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan. 1, 5 and 10Km swims. Contact Race Secretary Martin Cullen at 086 225 7008



31st May – One Day Slalom Waterski, Golden Falls WSC, Co. Kildare


26th May–23rd June; 27th May–24th June, and 28th May–25th June – Evening Courses for Adults

31st May – River Trip, from 10am until 4pm, For further details contact [email protected]


28th May – 1st June – Bloom: Ireland’s first world-class gardening experience. Phoenix Park, Dublin

29th May – 1st June – Dublin Docklands Maritime Festival: majestic tall ships, lively street theatre, uplifting music and a colourful outdoor market – it’s all here! Team

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