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Could Sailing be Bigger than Football?
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It’s often said that sailing will never be a spectator sport, but Secretary General of the Danish Sailing Association, Dan Ibsen, begs to differ. “New technology is making it easier to convey the excitement of sailing competition in a way…
Harbour Company Letter Sets Out Plans for Carlisle Pier
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As demoliton work on the Carlisle Pier reveals views over the Victorian harbour not seen for generations, the Chief Executive of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company , Gerry Dunne, has a letter published in the Irish Times this morning rebutting…
Italian Entry for Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
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Italy is back in the world’s premier ocean race for the first time since Brooksfield entered the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1993-94.  Italy’s Giovanni Soldini (43) has been named as the skipper of the Italia 70 team, which…
McCarthy Out of Route du Chocolate
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Cork's Cian McCarthy is out of the Route du Chocolate before it even starts because French organisers have scratched his class out of the transatlantic race. McCarthy and Steve McFeely currently sailing on Cinnamon Girl are heading off into the…
New Afloat in shops now
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New Afloat in shops now

24th September 2009
TALL TALES >>> Belfast′s maritime festival drew more than a hundred thousand visitors to the city but, with Coiste an Asgard facing the axe, did it give a lie to the future of sail training on this island? Voice your…
Dundalk Hosts Ports Conference
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Dundalk Port Company hosts The Irish Ports Association Conference this week at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk at a time when the efficiency of seaports is being improved by a general change of its role from one central to…
New Study to Put Figure on Marine Sector
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A high level project that aims to place an economic value on the marine sector is underway and firms in the sector have been contacted and asked to complete a confidential survey.The Marine Institute on behalf of the government are…
Weils Disease can be fatal, warns Water Safety Body
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Irish Water Safety (IWS) is highlighting the dangers of Weil's disease during this week's National Ploughing Championships. Farmers and others are at risk of contracting Weils disease and IWS are distributing an awareness leaflet at the Championships to highlight the…
Cork woman first Irish person to swim English Channel both ways
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Lisa Cummins from Cork is officially the 20th person worldwide to swim the English Channel both ways – but the first Irish person to do so! You can read all about Lisa's preparations on her blog here, but we can…
Kinsale Swim Challenge attracts record entries
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A record 220 swimmers gathered in Kinsale on Saturday (September 19) for The Edge Sports Sandycove Island Challenge 2009, enjoying one of the best days of the year with calm seas, water temperature heading 15 degrees and sunshine that arrived…
Free Sailings on Liffey Voyage
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To celebrate Culture Night, on Septmber 25th, the Dublin Docklands Development Authority is sponsoring two evening sailings on the Liffey Voyage , which will depart from Bachelors Walk at 5.15pm and 6.15pm on 25th September. The 48 passengers on each…
European Speedsailing heads for Waterford
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The European Speedsailing Championships will take place in Dungarvan, County Waterford with windsurfers and kite-boarders due on October 17-23. The event is being arranged on a rollover basis with a week in November also allocated should suitable wind conditions not…
New York Cup about to Kick Off
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Newport, R.I., USA (Sept. 15, 2009) – Seemingly overnight, the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court facility has transformed into an international village teeming with hundreds of people, including sailors from 14 nations who have arrived to compete in the…
Python taken from Slaney river
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Waterskiing on the Slaney next weekend? It might be time to think again. A dead python measuring 10ft has been pulled from the river Slaney estuary. The snake, believed to be an aggressive African rock python, was recovered at Ardamine…
New Powerboat Record Set Round Ireland
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Last Friday (11th Sep 2009) saw Team Pulsar-Racing attempt the Irish National and UIM World Powerboat Circumnavigation of Ireland and Islands (excl Rockall) record.  The 704 nautical mile circuit was completed in 19 hours, 9mins and 50 seconds beating the…
Classic Yachts Get New Life in France
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Dun Laoghaire Sailor Chris Craig says his Villefranche Classic Sailing is an organisation dedicated to promoting Classic Sailing in one of the World's most idyllic locations. The website reveals that it was America's Cup winner Dennis Conner's idea to put…

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