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The third Waterways Ireland Classic Boat regatta attracted more than a hundred boats to Lough Derg Yacht Club at Dromineer for the weekend of September 13th-14th. Upwards of 72 boats had been entered for the six designated racing classes –…
Kinsale hosted the annual Irish South Coast Dragon Championship sponsored by Dragon sailor and local chandler James Matthews last weekend seeing some very close racing in a variety of light breezes. 
A legal notice published in the Irish Times today advises that a petition for the winding up of Premier Marine and Leisure limited by the High Court was presented to the High court by the Collector General on September 9th.  
Irish renewable engineering firm OpenHydro has successfully installed its new 'open-centre' design tidal turbines on the sea-bed at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, Scotland. The turbines, each six metres in diameter, have been specially designed with an open…
Nicholas 'Nin' O'Leary added another piece of silverware to the O'Leary family trophy room last weekend, taking the national match-racing championships with only one loss out of 11 races sailed. The event was sailed in the ISA's Sailfleet J80s.
Incumbent and current All-Ireland Sailing Champion Stefan Hyde was deposed as J24 national champion over the weekend, when the Carrickfergus crew of Taz took the J24 National Championship title at Carlingford Lough.
While Ireland's slalom windsurfers have already wrapped up their season, the wave-sailors are just kicking off theirs, hooking in for a season of gales and big winter swells for some beachfront action. Round two took place last weekend, on Achill…
Ostar winner Barry Hurley is sailing Dinah home to Cobh from New York, with his sister Aileen Smith and Dublin sailor Andy Boyle aboard to share the watch. They departed sunny New York City on Sunday at 1810 UTC and…
Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club has announced it is to carry out an inquiry in to the death of a crewman that occurred during its annual Sean Whiston race at the weekend.
A 46 year-old Dublin yachtsman died yesterday morning following an accident on a coastal passage from Wicklow to Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club in Dublin city, the Coastguard has confirmed.
Volvo race headquarters confirmed this afternoon that the Limerick sailor Ger O'Rourke will sail the second Irish VOR boat under the Dutch flag and it will be the eighth entry into the round the world race.  
Team Delta Lloyd (ex ABN AMRO ONE) departed Cobh (14:20 Thursday.) Ger O'Rourke helmed her out past Roches point and into the Atlantic. The boat flew the RWYC of Ireland ensign.
Schull Harbour Sailing Club has announced that Neill Prendeville of Kinsale Yacht Club has been appointed Principal Race Officer for Calves Week, which will run from 31 July to 9 August. He will lead an experienced race team that will…
Ger O'Rourke's Volvo 70 limped back to dock in Cork last night to effect repairs on hydraulic systems. The first-generation Volvo Ocean Race boat was escorted into the Haulbowline naval base just after 8pm last night by a local RIB.
Ireland's Paralympians have completed five races in both the SKUD18 and Sonar classes at Qingdao, and are enjoying a rest day today. Ireland's teams lie 10th and 11th in the overall standings.
Every now and then a spokesperson's surname will encapsulate exactly what they're promoting. So when we got an email about the Lough Derg's Classic Boat regatta from one Eleanor Hooker, it just had to feature.

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