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Round Ireland to have more check-in points By DAVID O'BRIEN A MAYDAY distress call after six hours of the 1994 Round Ireland race has forced organisers of the ninth event, starting on June 22nd, to double the amount of mandatory…
Round Ireland to have more check-in points By DAVID O'BRIEN A MAYDAY distress call after six hours of the 1994 Round Ireland race has forced organisers of the ninth event, starting on June 22nd, to double the amount of mandatory…
More Olympic berths claimed By DAVID O'BRIEN DOUBLE win for women's 470 dinghy pairing Denise Lyttle and Louise Cole yesterday at the qualification regatta in Murcia, Spain, signalled what will be the biggest ever Irish Olympic sailing team as the…
Mansfield, Burrows claim Olympic place in impressive style By DAVID O'BRIEN MARK Mansfield and David Burrows claimed their place in Atlanta in impressive style this week which included winning a race in the European Olympic qualification at Lake Garda, Italy.…
ROGER BANNON, 44, resigned yesterday as president of the Irish Sailing Association. The resignation comes three days after the association's a.g.m. Bannon told The Irish Times yesterday that his increasing work load was the main reason for stepping down from…
Dun Laoghaire marina plans on view By DAVID O'BRIEN THE Dun Laoghaire Harbour Board, chaired by Philip Lynch, have put their recreational amenity proposals on display at a special exhibition in the Shopping Centre and interested parties are invited to…
Changing times for DBSC By DAVID O'BRIEN A MOOD of change is sweeping through the country's biggest yacht racing club, as changes are to be implemented for the 112th Dublin Bay SC season. Category B racing for a new sports…
Changing times for Dublin Bay Sailing Club By DAVID O'BRIEN A MOOD of change is sweeping through the country's biggest yacht racing club, as changes are to be implemented for the 112th Dublin Bay SC season. Category B racing for…
Minister to attend ISA symposium on cruising By DAVID O'BRIEN The Minister of State at the Department of the Marine, Eamon Gilmore, is to attend the ISA's cruising symposium. One of the subjects to be covered is stress at sea…
Munitions dump threatens safety By DAVID O'BRIEN EXPLODING ammunition in the Irish Sea, which has measured two on the Richter Scale, is a potential hazard to east coast sailors. Since the 1940's up to one million tonnes of ammunition has…
To compliment Navionics’ XL9 size charts, it has now introduced a new Small2-size charts for Europe, available in Navionics Gold format. Designed for small boat owners, Small2-size charts can fit in all existing Gold-compatible units. The vectorized S2 charts –…
The Ireland wakeboard team finished in fifth position at the recent Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) Championship on the Vaal River, near Johannesburg in South Africa. This was the team’s second major International competition and follows an eighth placing…
A sailing membership venture which has enjoyed great success since its set-up in the US in 2001 has now launched in Ireland.
Rodman Polyships is the leading Spanish producer of flybridge yachts, fisher and cruiser boats, patrol, security, police, coast guards and other specialized vessels and it is represented in Ireland by Whiterock Yachts. With large and modern shipyards in Vigo, northern…
CarrickCraft Ireland’s boating superstore has recently been taken over by Sands Marine. Nigel Sands, who was CarrickCraft’s sales director for many years and who left the company at the end of last season to start Sands Marine, has returned to…
Due to hit Irish shores this month (April 2008), the new ProJet 420 is a high performance, luxury tender that combines the safety and security of a Rib with the sheer fun and enjoyment of a jet. A descendant of…

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