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Coleraine Coastguard is back in business after a reported burglary at its station during Storm Gareth on Tuesday night (12 March).

Volunteers woke yesterday morning (Wednesday 13 March) to find that their station “had been broken into and ransacked”.

The North Coast station was taken offline while the PSNI completely investigations and volunteers could determine that its equipment was safe to use.

Volunteers were given the all-clear by 4.30pm yesterday to resume their rescue services.

And they have appealed for anyone with information about the burglary — one of a spate of incidents throughout the town on Tuesday night — to contact the PSNI.

Published in Coastguard

#Rowing: Bann Head has been cancelled. The organisers joined those of Skibbereen Head in deciding that the weather conditions might have endangered contestants. The Coleraine event and the Skibbereen Head at the National Rowing Centre were both set for tomorrow, Saturday.

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: Clubs from Coleraine to Shandon competed at the sun-graced Carlow Regatta, and a Commercial crew won the men’s eight. The two-day event was a chance for young rowers to test themselves. The host club proved strongest in some of the biggest races. On Saturday, Carlow won the men’s and women’s club two quadruples and doubles and the women’s club two single. The men’s club one single went to Muckross.  On Sunday, the Carlow women’s junior 16 eight, quad and double won, as did the men’s junior 16 double.

Carlow Regatta, Selected Results

Saturday

Men

Eight – Sen: Commercial. Four – Masters: Waterford, Belfast BC, Neptune, Commercial, Galway.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club Two: Carlow. Jun 18B: Three Castles. Masters: Offaly.

 Double – Club Two: Carlow. Jun 18B: Three Castles. Masters: Shandon B.

Single – Club One: Muckross. Club Two: Shandon B. Masters: Athlone (Gallen)

Women

Sculling, Quadruple – Club Two: Carlow. Jun 18A: Carlow A. Junior 18B: Carlow. Masters: Athlone.

Double – Club Two: Carlow A. Jun 18A: Carlow.  Jun 18B: Graiguenamanagh.

Single – Club Two: Carlow (Corcoran). Jun 18A: Carlow (Scully) Jun 18B: Muckross (Coffey). Masters: Graiguenamanagh (Murray).

Sunday

Men

Sculling, Double – Jun 16: Carlow

Women

Eight – Jun 16: Carlow.

Sculling, Quadruple – Jun 16: Carlow. Double – Jun 16: Carlow.

 

Published in Rowing

#Coastguard - Coleraine Coastguard headed to the rescue of a man and three children caught in a rip current at Castlerock over the weekend following the Portrush Raft Race.

According to BBC News, the four were on bodyboards when they were swept away by the current on Saturday 26 May - though they managed to get back to shore before the coastguard team arrived.

None needed hospital treatment, however they were attended to by the NI Ambulance Service for shock and the cold, as well as for swallowing sea water.

As reported earlier on Afloat.ie, Bundoran RNLI were involved in the rescue of a man and boy caught in a rip current off Bundoran beach yesterday (Sunday 27 May).

Elsewhere, the Irish Examiner reports that a man was airlifted to hospital after falling overboard from his boat off the Clare coast yesterday afternoon.

Irish Coast Guard units from Kilkee and Doolin as well as the Rescue 115 helicopter from Shannon were dispatched to the scene, where the man had fallen from a dive boat and was unable to leave the water due to an injury.

The Irish Examiner has more on the story HERE.

Published in Coastguard

#Rowing: The Workmen’s junior women’s double took a silver at the National Schools’ Regatta at Dorney Lake in England today. In the Championship Doubles, Annie O’Donoghue and Ciara Browne finished one and a half lengths down on Latymer Upper School. Ciara Moynihan of Workmen’s finished seventh in the A Final of the Championship Singles, while Molly Curry of Coleraine Grammar School took control of the B Final and won.

 Enniskillen took silver in the Boys’ Non-Championship Eights, and their girls’ junior 16 coxed four matched them in their A Final. Ireland clubs placed second and third in the B Final of the Girls’ Championship/Non Championship Eights.

British National Schools’ Regatta, Dorney Lake (Selected Results; Irish interest)

 

Saturday

Boys

Championship/Non-Championship Eight – B Final: 3 Enniskillen RBC.

Girls

Championship/Non-Championship Eight – B Final: 2 Galway 7:35.72; 3 St Michael’s 7:45.46.

Junior 16 Four, coxed – A Final: 2 Enniskillen RBC 8:22.68.

Sculling, Double – Championship A Final: 2 Workmen’s (A O’Donoghue, C Browne) 8:06.37.

Single – Championship A Final: 7 Workmen’s (C Moynihan) 9:10.40. B Final: 1 Coleraine Grammar School (M Curry) 8:43.03.

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: Galway’s Coláiste Iognáid won the prize as the top school at the Irish Schools’ Regatta at O’Brien’s Bridge today. There were 11 hours of competition on a sunny, cool day. St Brigid’s, Killarney, which won the women’s under-23 eight, were second overall – Coláiste Iognáid had won the equivalent men’s race and the Junior 16 men’s eight.

 Coleraine Grammar School had a good day. They won the women’s junior 16 eight and Molly Curry won the women’s under-23 single, though she is still a teenager. Jack Dorney, competing for St Francis, was the top men’s under-23 sculler. Tristan Orlic of St Vincent's took the honours at junior 16 level. 

Irish Schools’ Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge, Sunday (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Under-23: Col Iognáid. Jun 16: Col Iognáid.

Four – Under-23, coxed: CBC, Cork B. Junior 16, coxed: Pres, Cork.

Pair – Under-23: CRCC.

Sculling, Quadruple – U-23: CRCC. Jun 16, coxed: Skibbereen CS.

Double – U-23: St Francis. Jun 16: St Coleman’s.

Single – Under-23: St Francis (J Dorney). U-16: St Vincent’s (T Orlic)

Women

Eight – U-23: St Brigid’s, Killarney. Jun 16: Coleraine GS.

Four – U-23: Regina Mundi. Jun 16, coxed: Coleraine GS.

Pair – U-23: Col Iognáid.

Sculling, Quadruple – U-23: St Brigid’s. Jun 16, coxed: Laurel Hill A.

Double – U-23: St Brigid’s B. Jun 16: St Leo’s.

Single – U-23: Coleraine GS (M Curry) 6:25. Jun 16: Laurel Hill (N Kiely).

Published in Rowing

#RNLI - RNLI lifeguards on the Causeway Coast helped to bring a sand dune fire under control at the weekend.

Lifeguards Jenny Thompson, Liam Mullan, James Walton and Jordan Burns were patrolling Benone Strand near Coleraine on Saturday afternoon (16 May) when, shortly after 3pm, they spotted smoke emerging from the sand dunes as they were preparing to enter the water to do some training.

One lifeguard went to investigate the incident some 400m from the rear of the lifeguard hut and observed a large fire which was spreading fast due to a strong easterly wind.

The lifeguards contacted the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service before going to the scene themselves and bringing the fire under control within 10 minutes using fire extinguishers and shovels.

While continuing to maintain an operational and safe beach, the lifeguards ensured that no one was in any danger.

The lifeguards were assisted by staff from the nearby Benone tourist complex who provided the extinguishers, the beach rangers and some members of the Order of Malta who had been providing medical cover for a half marathon which had just finished on the beach.

RNLI senior lifeguard Liam Mullan explained: "The strong easterly wind was a big factor on how fast the fire was growing and how hot it was burning. Thankfully once on scene, we were able to bring the fire under control in about 10 minutes.

"Everyone reacted quickly and worked together using the water to contain the fire to stop it traveling with the wind. We then worked from behind the blaze using the wind to keep the smoke away from us. Using shovels, we brought the flames under control."

Speaking following the incident, Tim Doran, RNLI lifeguard supervisor, said: "While the primary role of a lifeguard is ensuring people’s safety in the water, they also have a duty of care for all members of the public when on land too.

"RNLI lifeguards have a good knowledge of beach access and the surrounding areas and we would encourage any concerned member of the public who comes across such fires to raise the alarm with the lifeguards on patrol who can respond and alert their colleagues in the fire service."

Published in Coastal Notes

Tony's Marine Service (TMS), a Northern Ireland marine engine and boat service specialist is celebrating 25 years in business in 2015.

Located in Coleraine on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, TMS was founded in 1990 by local man Tony Hodges.

TMS offers repairs, servicing, diagnostics, winterisation, boat modification and upgrades, valets and storage to private boat owners and clients across the public and private sectors.

It has an on-site chandlery store which stocks a selection of chandlery goods, safety equipment and maintenance products.

Operating under its own Xtreme Boat Sales brand, TMS also offers a range of boats for purchase and is the sole distributor in Ireland for US-manufactured Glastron sports boats and cruisers.

Hodges, who continues to adopt very much a hands-on approach to running the business, said that 2015 was set to be a very big year for TMS.

"I am very proud that, 25 years after establishing the business, TMS continues to go from strength to strength with new customers coming onboard on a regular basis.

Hodges is planning an exapnsion in his anniversary year and aiming for expanded sales across the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and beyond with some new promotions in 2015.

"with the economic outlook now looking more positive than for many years, I believe it is the right time to move the business into a new gear with the clear aim of expanding our operations, both geographically and in scale.

Tony's Marine Service (TMS) was established by Hodges in 1990 after he'd spent several years working as a mechanic at Coleraine Boat Centre on the banks of the River Bann.

TMS moved to its present site in 1992, which now incorporates a purpose-built workshop facility capable of holding up to four boats, an engine re-build room, an office, shop, store and a staff area.

Xtreme Boat Sales, the boat sales arm of TMS, was established in 2004 and operates from the same site.

Published in Marine Trade

#Riverfest - Avid fans of watersports from across the UK & Ireland will descend on Coleraine on 9-10 August when the Waterways Ireland Riverfest takes place on the Lower Bann River and Christie Park.

On the water, wakeboarding, jetskiing and bare-footing demos will run throughout the day each day with competitive stand-up paddle boarding and sailing, rowing and angling all in the packed family fun programme.

Off the water, an inflatable fun area welcomes kids of all ages, alongside climbing walls, a boat and motor-home display, food and retail areas and the all-Ireland u90kg Strong Man and Strong Woman finals.

Sponsored by Waterways Ireland and supported by Coleraine Borough Council, the event runs 10.30am to 6pm on the Saturday and 12.30pm to 6pm on the Sunday and is free for all the family.

"The Waterways Ireland Riverfest in Coleraine receives our support because it engages more families, young people in waterway recreation in a spectacular and innovative fashion, leading the way with a range of events and activities you cannot experience elsewhere," said Waterways Ireland chief executive Dawn Livingstone.

"Thousands of people have enjoyed the Riverfest and have become great enthusiasts for their watersport and ambassadors for the event, the Lower Bann and Coleraine."

Rob Skelly, owner of The Edge Watersports in Coleraine and one of the event organisers, added: "The Waterways Ireland Riverfest has been a phenomenal success since we launched eight years ago. For 2014, the line-up will be bigger and better cementing its reputation as one of the best watersports events across the UK and Ireland.

"The natural waterway of the Lower River Bann provides a wonderful platform and backdrop for the magnificent displays. Once again we are delighted to be working alongside Waterways Ireland who is as ever supportive and actively promoting recreational opportunities on the inland waterways.

"Coleraine Borough Council are avid supporters of the event contributing since the events inception both financially and with some valued in-kind support, which has assisted the festival extend its land based offering to visitors on this idyllic site adjacent to the River Bann."

Mayor of Coleraine George Duddy met with the festival team by the River Bann to see for himself the wealth of entertainment planned for this year's event.

"Coleraine Borough Council has continued to support the development of this event as it attracts residents and visitors to an important location in the town," he said. "The River Bann provides the focus to this free family fun day, which is a great weekend for families of all ages, while supporting the local businesses to showcase the town for shoppers.

"I look forward to this year's event and congratulate all the teams involved in continuing to develop the Waterways Ireland Riverfest programme, as a significant attraction in the Borough's calendar of events."

For further information click on the Waterways Ireland Riverfest​ events page on Facebook HERE.

Published in Maritime Festivals

#BannRowingHead: Queen's University crews were the fastest at both heads in the Bann Head of the River in Coleraine. The Queen's men's intermediate coxless four set a time of 13 minutes and 19 seconds in the second head - just five seconds slower than the intermediate eight which won the first head. The fastest single sculler on the day was Brendan Smyth of Lady Elizabeth, the old boys' club of Trinity College.

 

BANN HOR 2013 FINAL RESULTS  RACE 1
     
    Adjusted
Boat NumberClubCategory and BoatTimeTime
2QUBCM INT 8+00:13:1400:13:14
1QUBCM INT 8+00:14:0900:14:09
15BELFAST RCMM 8+ E00:15:2300:14:25
14BELFAST BCMM 8+ E00:15:2700:14:29
19LADY VICTORIA BCMM 8+ F00:15:5300:14:34
3RBAIMJ18 8+00:14:4200:14:42
8BANN RCMJ16 8+00:14:4200:14:42
5BANN RCMJ18 4X-00:14:5100:14:51
6CAI BCMJ18 4X-00:14:5600:14:56
9BANN RCM INT 2X00:15:0900:15:09
7CAI BCMJ16 8+00:15:1600:15:16
12BANN RCWJ18 8+00:15:1900:15:19
4CITY OF DERRY BCMJ18 8+00:15:2100:15:21
18BANN RCMM 8+ C00:15:5100:15:29
13BANN/LADY ELIZMS 2-00:15:5500:15:55
11QUB LADIES BCW INT 8+00:15:5800:15:58
10PORTADOWN BCM INT 2X00:16:0100:16:01
25CITY OF DERRY BCMM 2X E00:17:2000:16:22
21CAI BCMJ18 2-00:17:0200:17:02
31QUB B BCMNOV 8+00:17:1100:17:11
24CARLOW RCMM 2X C00:17:4600:17:24
26LADY VICTORIA BCMM 2X E00:19:0600:18:08
22CAI B BCMJ18 2-00:18:1400:18:14
28PORTADOWN BCWJ18 4X-00:18:3100:18:31
30QUB BCMNOV 8+00:18:3800:18:38
27BELFAST RCWM 8+ D00:19:2500:18:44
32BELFAST RCWNOV 8+00:18:4800:18:48
23BELFAST BCMM 2X B00:18:5500:18:48
34CAI BCMJ15 2X00:19:2300:19:23
36QUB BCWNOV 8+00:20:0900:20:09
29PORTADOWN BCWJ16 8+00:20:1100:20:11
35CITY OF DERRY BCWJ16 2X00:23:4000:23:40
 
 
 
BANN HOR 2013 FINAL RESULTS  RACE 2
     
    Adjusted
Boat NumberClubCategory and BoatTimeTime
41QUB BCMINT 4-00:13:1900:13:19
44QUB BCMINT 4+00:13:4500:13:45
45RBAIMNOV 4X+00:14:0300:14:03
42CAI BCMJ18 4-00:14:1500:14:15
51BANN RCMJ16 4X+00:14:1500:14:15
43CAI B BCMJ18 4-00:14:2100:14:21
53RBAIMJ16 4X+00:14:3300:14:33
47CITY OF DERRY BCMNOV 4X+00:14:3800:14:38
62CARLOW RCMM 4+ C00:15:0100:14:39
57PORTADOWN MCKEOWNMINT 1X00:15:2300:15:23
54CAI BCMJ16 4+00:15:2400:15:24
58BANN RC MCAFEEMINT 1X00:15:3100:15:31
56BANN RC WHORISKEYMINT 1X00:15:4700:15:47
48CITY OF DERRY BCMJ18 4+00:15:5900:15:59
59LADY ELIZ SMYTHMS 1X00:15:5900:15:59
74BANN RCWJ15 4X+00:16:0400:16:04
61LADY VICTORIA BCMM 4+ E00:16:1900:15:21
72BANN RCWJ16 4X+00:16:4700:16:47
65CAI BCMJ15 4X+00:16:4900:16:49
55CAI B BCMJ16 4+00:16:5000:16:50
60BANN RC LEVINSMS 1X00:16:5500:16:55
67CITY OF DERRY BCMM 1X E00:16:5800:16:00
73BELFAST RCWJ15 4X+00:17:0300:17:03
70BANN RC BARRYWJ18 1X00:17:1000:17:10
46BELFAST RCMNOV 4X+00:17:1900:17:19
66LAGAN SCULLERSMM 1X C00:17:2000:16:58
49QUB LADIES BCWINT 4+00:17:3600:17:36
68LADY VICTORIA BCMM 1X E00:18:0400:17:06
52PORTADOWN RCMJ16 4X+00:18:0800:18:08
69PORTADOWN RCMJ18 1X00:18:3700:18:37
71CITY OF DERRY BCWJ18 1X00:20:5700:20:57
Published in Rowing
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