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Ten races, including the men’s senior quadruple scull and the women’s senior single, had to be cancelled at the Bantry Sprint Regatta on Saturday because the wind picked up during the event. Bantry Sprint Regatta, Saturday (10 races cancelled because…
Peter O’Leary of Cork and Tim Goodbody of Dun Laoghaire share the honours as the Irish Independent/ “Sailors of the Month” for May after their fabulous victory this week in the Olympic Star Class Eastern European Championship in breezy weather…
Green Dragon had a remarkable finish, arriving into a tremendous welcome of thousands of people even at 3.45 this morning. In a reversal of fortunes for the boat that finished last in the last leg, the downwind conditions gave her…
A family motor boat stranded in the mud on a falling tide presented an unusual challenge for the rescue services. The mudbanks were surrounded by water making rescue from land impossible, whilst rescue from the sea was also restricted.
After a relatively benign opening to the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series regatta on Friday, competitors today enjoyed the full brunt of challenging blustery southerly winds which produced tough competition at times and some high speed racing. Scottish pictures by Marc…
HOWTH YACHT CLUB.  TUE + SAT  SERIES 1 (RACE) 23/05/2009   17 Footer SATURDAY SERIES 1 (RACE) 23/05/2009   Puppeteer  SCRATCH:  1, Enigma D Butler;  2, Eclipse A & R Hegarty;  3, Pinocchio N Davidson;  Squib  HCAP:  1, Puffin E Harte;  2, Pot…
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the UK Met Office have announced a change to the Inshore Waters Forecasts that are broadcast on VHF radio by Stornoway and Clyde Coastguard during their Maritime Safety Information (MSI) broadcasts, the changes…
Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club entry Asterix (John Counihan and Frazer Meredith) made the most of gusty north-westerly winds when they won class 3 IRC in today's Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Saturday race. Second was Royal Irish yacht Super nova…
30 years ago this August, the Fastnet Race was hit by a storm that led to the loss of 15 lives among racing sailors, the sinking of five boats and the rescue of 135 yachtsmen. 
Ireland's new heavyweight combination in the Star class has won the Star Eastern European Championship at Hyeres, France beating multiple Olympic medallist Robert Sheidt in the process. In today's final day of racing O’Leary and Goodbody took second and third…
The fleet are approaching Galway at record speed after a night of stealth play and some reshuffling in the fleet and are vexpected to finish at 5am tomorrow morning. Ericsson 4 have maintained their lead and as predicted have extended…
The RNLI have unveiled two new Rescue Water Craft (RWC) to help save lives on Lough Erne. The RWCs will be the first of their kind in the Irish division and have already proved their worth after being involved in…
The RNLI is placing two additional lifeboats on temporary operational duty to enhance search and rescue cover during the Galway stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race. Galway RNLI’s Atlantic 75 rigid hull inflatable inshore lifeboat Dochas currently operates from the…
Musto’s Evolution Lite Jacket adds a new direction to the concept of sailing wear says the manufacturer. Delivering a great look for both men and women, the Paclite® Shell is the lightest and most packable in the GORE-TEX® range –…
Next Monday (25 May 2009) Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey TD, will officially open the new €1m refurbished West Pier, at Baltimore (pictured below the fold) and Skibbereen Harbour, Cork. The Minister will also use the opportunity to announce funding…
It looks like moderate winds will prevail across the country for a host of sailing events this weekend. Met Eireann are forecasting South to southwest or southerly force 4 to 5 but south to southeast force 3 to 4 this…

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