It might be sad that we’ve coming to the end of the summer, so there’s lots of sailing to cheer us up! Squib Inlands, Topper Traveller, and Multihull Nationals, as well as regional goodies, like the Mermaid Regatta at Rush Sailing Club. A great spectator event – if you get there early enough – is the ICU’s Liffey Descent, or the Waterski Celtic Challenge in Kildare. If it’s rod and reel you’re equipped with, there’s no shortage of angling events either.
3rd–4th September – Squib Inland Championships, Rutland SC
5th September – Topper Traveller 4, National YC
5th–6th September – Patriots Cup, Royal St George YC
5th–6th September – Clifden Boat Club ' Cruise in Company' to Bofin. last of the season, this is an open event open to all power and sail craft, boating people and non-boating people. If you don't have a boat to join, catch the ferry from Cleggan and join in the social end of things.
5th–6th September – Multihull National Championships, University of Limerick Actvity Centre
5th–6th September – Keelboat Brewin Dolphin Weekend, Royal North of Ireland YC
5th–6th September – Mermaid Regatta, Rush SC
5th–6th September – Etchells Nationals, Howth YC
6th September – Cruise Around, Sutton DC
6th September – Cove to Blackrock Sailing Race, Cobh SC, Cobh, Co. Cork. A fantastic spectacle for all involved in sailing on the South Coast over 120 cruisers and dinghies will line up together and race up the very narrow river Lee to Blackrock. Boats of all sizes from optimists to high Tec 60ft cruisers will attempt to win some of the most historic trophies in Ireland.
6th September – Dun Laoghaire September Junior Series, Dublin Bay SC
6th–27th September – September Sunday Series, all classes, Foynes YC
5th September – All Day Ring Regatta, Ring, Co. Cork
5th September – Great River Race, London, 11am. 22 Mile Race on the Thames, from London Docklands to Richmond
6th September – Bealacoon Tragedy Memorial, Glandore to Bealacoon, 4pm. To all clubs and rowing people of West Cork, Ardfield Rathbarry Rowing Club would like to invite you to the unveiling of a memorial on Sunday the 6th of September 2009. The memorial is for 11 people that were lost at sea while returning from Glandore Regatta in 1859.
5th–6th September – Waterski: Celtic Challenge International, Stillwaters WSC, Co Kildare
5th–6th September – IWA Wave Series, Achill Island, Irish Windsurfing Association Wavesailing Competition
31st August–1st September – Cobh International Deep Sea Angling Festival, Cobh, Co. Cork. A 4-day deep sea angling festival. Tel 021 4812167
1st September – Newport SAC, 3rd Leg, Pat O’Hara, Clew Bay. Angling Council of Ireland
1st–2nd September – Newport SAC, 43rd Angling Festival, Open Boat, Clew Bay. Angling Council of Ireland
1st–4th September – Cobh SAC, Cobh, 4 Day 43rd Cobh International Festival
5th September – UPC Rathmullen, Closed Gold Medal (limit 36)
6th September – Anglesea SAC, Crosshaven, 11:00-18:00, Confined RNLI
6th September – NASA Benone, 13:00–18:00, Open Shore
6th September – Killala BC, Gold Medal Open Shore, 11:30am–4:40pm, Lacken
6th September – Carrigaline SAC, Crosshaven, 10:00-17:30, RNLI Open
6th September – Tralee Bay SAC, Cromane,13:00-17:00, Open Shore
7th September – Corrane SAC, 35th Junior International Open Boat, Clew Bay. Angling Council of Ireland
5th September – Summer Swing 2009, Cobh, Co. Cork. Cobh welcomes the magnificent cruise liner the Jewel of the Seas – enjoy the free family entertainment
5th September – Aran Islands Tag Festival, Inin Mór. Visit the Aran Islands for a weekend of fun, playing tag rugby, enjoying music, food and lots of entertainment