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Afloat's inland waterways correspondent Brian Goggin will be giving a talk about the waterways heritage of  O'Briensbridge next Wednesday 20th May at 8.30 in the hall in Montpelier (Dublin Road side of bridge).  It is being organised by the O'Briensbridge…
A total of 5782 people came from all over the world to visit the three day RIB extravaganza in Cowes, England, known as RIBEX 2009. The three day specialist powerboat show is unique in its style and content; mixing the…
Minister Gregory Campbell, MLA launched the Waterways Ireland Taste of Waterways Guide with John Martin, Chief Executive of Waterways Ireland at the Balmoral Show, Belfast. The guide featuring places to eat along the inland waterways managed by Waterways Ireland, has…
The first world yacht race ever to come to Ireland will arrive in Galway in a week’s time. It will be the biggest sporting and tourist event in Ireland this year. Friday night's edition of Seascapes (May 15th, 10.30pm, RTE…
Applications for the 2009 Rolex Fastnet opened on 1 January and effectively closed two months later when the 300 cap on entries was reached. Organisers, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, immediately set up a waiting list, which currently stands at…
Record breaking UK yachtsman Alex Thomson has been making the most of HUGO BOSS being back in the water and enjoying some 'foiling' off his IMOCA Open 60 in the Solent. Alex, always one for a challenge was thrilled to…
Improvement Works at Richmond Harbour, Royal Canal (Marine Notice No. 43 of 2009) Masters and owners are advised that as part of ongoing development and improvement works on the Royal Canal, that Richmond Harbour in Clondra will be de-watered. This…
TUE & SAT SERIES 1 (RACE) 12/05/2009 – 17 Footer SCRATCH: 1 Leila, R. Cooper, 2 Gladys, Cronin/Jones, 3 Aura, I. Malcolm. 17 Footer HCAP: 1 Leila, 2 Gladys, 3 Bobolink, Walsh/Doyle. TUESDAY SERIES 1 (RACE) 12/05/2009 – Puppeteer SCRATCH:…
BJ Marine are staging a Boat Show at Bangor Marina this weekend opening on Friday at 10am till Sunday at 6pm. On display will be a selection of power and sailing boats from 17’ to 60’. The range will include…
A great job in a great location – Howth Yacht Club are looking for a general manager to take responsibility for the Club facilities, personnel and sailing activities.HYC is Ireland's largest club with over 2,000 members, a 280-berth marina operating…
Sean Lemass's Galileo was the winner of a windy Lee Overlay Offshore race to Arklow last Saturday where westerly breezes gusting to over 35 knots greeted the Dublin fleet at 10am. Buoyed up by the sponsor's own recent performance in…
Waterways Ireland are advising users and masters of the Shannon-Erne waterway of possible delays due to planned diving operations at Lock 1 Corraquill, Co. Fermanagh, Lough Scur Bridge, Drumcong, Co. Leitrim, and Scrabbagh Bridge, Kilclare, Co. Leitrim from May 19…
Powerboat racing will take place at the Derryad Powerboat Club on Lough Erne on Sat 16 May 2009 from 11.00 hrs to 19.00 hrs. Through traffic will be catered for via the west side of Inishrath Island i.e on the…
Boaters intending to pass through Sarsfield lock at Limerick should book their passage the day before their intended journey by ringing the lock-keeper at 087 797 2998. It should be noted that passage is not possible two hours before and…
Anyone looking to sample the romance of the high seas coupled with fantastic entertainment and Dublin’s biggest outdoor market should head for the Docklands this June Bank Holiday weekend. Now in its sixth year the much loved Docklands Maritime Festival…
Portora Boat Club rowing regatta will take place at the Lakelands Forum, Enniskillen on Sat 16 May 2009 from 10.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs. Waterways Ireland has notified Masters of vessels to proceed at slow speed and with minimum wash…

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