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With the dress rehearsal last weekend at the European rowing championships in Brandenburg, Germany now over, athletes, including Irish rowers, proved their potential for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer using some of the latest rowing boats and equipment.
Did you ever wonder what it takes to make the perfect rowing shell? This rowing technology is explained by Glen Burston (Operation Manager Hudson) and Mark Emke (Head Coach Men Netherlands) in the video below.
A unique new tidal guide assisting river users to circumnavigate the city’s waterways was launched yesterday at the River Lee Hotel. CORKUMNAVIGATION is a pocket-sized map published by Cork’s community boatyard, Meitheal Mara. The guide is aimed at helping locals and visitors alike discover the city from a new angle by kayak, canoe or rowing boat. See link below to purchase the guide.
According to Cathy Buchanan of Meitheal Mara, ''very few people know that you can actually row or paddle all around the city, and experience a very different and special side of Cork. As several of the bridges are particularly low and some weirs quite high, they can only be passed at certain tides. With the CORKUMNAVIGATION guide you can successfully navigate the city’s 29 bridges and eight weirs at various stages of the tide.''
Niamh Twomey, Cork City Council Heritage Officer, added ''The River Lee is one of the great unexploited spaces in Cork, offering a beautiful route around the historic city centre. This guide will give the growing number of river users the opportunity to experience the natural and built heritage of Cork from the River Lee. The guide also includes quirky historical facts contributed by the late Cían Ó Sé.''
Corkumnavigate Cork city's 29 bridges and eight weirs with this latest pocket guide.
Originating near Gougane Barra in the Shehy Mountains, the River Lee flows east towards Cork City where it splits into two channels, forming the city's central island. Medieval Cork was a network of small river channels, which over the centuries have been covered in to leave just the north and south channels open. The river derives its name from the Irish "Laoi", meaning torrent or flood.
CORKUMNAVIGATION is a Meitheal Mara project, sponsored by Cork City Council and the River Lee Hotel. Fieldwork for the project was conducted in 2010 by the Cork Centre for Architectural Education, UCC and CIT, and sponsored by the Heritage Council.
The CORKUMNAVIGATION guide is available from Meitheal Mara via Afloat's Marine Market. Click HERE.
#coastguard – A search is ongoing for a man missing in Lough Erne last night after a boat with six people onboard overturned.
Belfast Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre received a 999 call at 6.15pm from a member of the public, close to Portora Boat Club, Enniskillen. The caller reported that a rowing boat had capsized off the boat club.
Two of the vessels for hire in the Lough had rescued five people but one is still missing. He is not believed to have been wearing a lifejacket.
Enniskillen Coastguard Team were sent to the scene to search the shoreline whilst RNLI lifeboats based in Enniskillen and Carrybridge were sent to search the water. The Irish Coast Guard helicopter based at Sligo has also joined the search along with a PSNI boat.
The five people recovered from the water where treated by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.
Gary Young Watch Manager said:
"An extensive search is continuing at this time and weather conditions are favourable in the area."