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Boating course at Sallynoggin College
Sailing and boating is more accessible than ever before, especially when local educational establishments are running courses in the skill. Sallynoggin College of Further Education in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, are doing a ten-week Autumn night class: Introduction to Boating…
Finn sailors celebrate sixty years
For three days this coming weekend (14th–16th August 2009), Uppsala in Sweden will become the centre of the universe for Finn sailors. Sixty years ago in 1949 the first Finn was launched there by its designer Rickard Sarby in his…
Kinsale rows in behind children with disabilities
Ireland’s first summer sailing programme organised specifically for children with disabilities is going at full force in Kinsale Yacht Club. It is organised by the Irish Disabled Sailing Association in conjunction with Kinsale Yacht Club. The programme is attracting a…
Pilot Safe After Crash into Sea
The pilot of a light aircraft has been rescued by Coastguard helicopter off the Tuskar rock , Wexford after crash-landing in the Irish Sea. There were no other passengers onboard the two seater plane, still floating at the scene, according…
Light Aircraft Crashes at Tuskar Rock
A major search and rescue operation is underway at the Tuskar Rock, off the Wexford coast this afternoon following reports of a light aircraft crash. The 'Isle of Inishmore', an Irish Ferries ship on the Rosslare-Pembroke route is proceeding to…
Coming Up This Week
Get your waterproofs on and check out what’s happening along the coast or on the waterways this week. Lots of sailing, from Lough Derg to Dingle, and Cobh to Blessington. If you’re up for some wild water, the Lower Liffey…
One missing and one drowned due to lake rescue attempt
One man is missing, feared dead, and another drowned after they attempted to rescue three people whose boat had capsized on Gallon Lake, midway between Virginia and Bailieborough in Co. Cavan, writes Conor Lally and Pat Tierney in today's Irish…
North Pole here they come
Three Norwegians – Trond Aasvoll, Hans Fredrik Haukland and Finn Andreassen – have begun their attempt to circumnavigate the North Pole in a 1977 36-foot sailing yacht. Global warming can, strangely enough, contribute to their success in their endeavour to…
Plymouth to welcome sailing hero
Tony Bullimore, a British sailor famous for having survived five days capsized in Antarctica, will be berthing his 102ft catamaran, The Spirit of Antigua, in Mayflower Marina next week following an ambitious record breaking attempt. Tony will be sailing the…
America's cup goes to UAE
The America's Cup Defender, Alinghi, and its yacht club, the Société Nautique de Genève, today announced the venue for the 33rd America's Cup in February 2010. “We are pleased to announce that Ras al-Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates, will…

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