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The Irish Waterski Federation (IWSF) headed up by Des Burke-Kennedy has revamped its website for 2009. Take a peek here . As well as  video the site also includes a news section, a calendar of events but its list of…
Wicklow's yacht Designer Mark Mills has scooped a top prize in America with one of his fastest designs to date. The leading US magazine Sailing World has announced the King 40 by Summit Yachts as their 2009 Overall Boat of…
Minister Noel Ahern TD and the Irish Coast Guard today issued a strong warning about the danger of being swept off cliffs, rocks, piers, harbour walls and beaches around the coast of Ireland. Although this can happen any time of…
A piece of radio history was made at the RNLI headquarters in Swords with the broadcasting of the 1,000th edition of the weekly RTE radio programme, Seascapes. The programme featured the work of the lifeboat service and the RNLI presented…
Had there been a preventer... had they been clipped on...had the inflating lifejacket inflated... had it been serviced...had the wave not hit the boat... had they not gybed...there was not just one reason, but multiple reasons why the yachtsman lost…
Dehler Yachts, Germany's third-largest boatbuilder, went into administration yesterday. A recent bank guarantee by the government of the state of North Rhine-Westfalia did not succeed in preventing the company from going under. Workers at the factory, located in Meschede-Freienohl (Sauerland,…
Waterways Ireland has advised Masters and Owners of vessels that due to continuing commissioning work on the Portumna Swing Bridge there may be interruptions to the published bridge opening times schedule. Masters are advised further to contact the bridge keeper…
The Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire announced this evening that its past Commodore Mr Desmond Rogan (62) passed away unexpectedly today. Mr Rogan a member since 1986 served as Commodore from 2004 to 2006.
At 15.09hrs Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to assist 4 persons on board a speed boat with engine failure and aground South West of Garrykennedy, Lough Derg.
The crew of Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifeboat Station will hold their annual memorial ceremony for all lives lost at sea on Christmas Eve at 12.00pm.  Members of the public are invited to walk the East Pier to the lighthouse where…
After a crossing of just under 14 days in light and variable conditions, the first yacht to finish in ARC 2008 arrived at Rodney Bay, St.Lucia yesterday, Sunday 07 December. Karsten Moller's Swan 82, DreamCatcherKM, skippered by Jarrod Cripps, took…
UCD Sailing Club is marking a double this year, celebratin the arrival of a new fleet of boats and 60 years in existence. Although the college colours are blue, the varsity sailing spirit is entirely positive in Belfield as the…
From now on, we'll be giving a chosen topic from our forum a leg-up on the front page each Friday, giving you something to think about over the weekend. This week, we're looking at club membership fees in Ireland, and…
At approximately 12:30 GMT yesterday (December 1), Jonny Malbon and Artemis Ocean Racing II ploughed into a large animal under the water line, most likely a whale, whilst charging along at over 15 knots in the South Atlantic. It was…
There has been initial Irish support for RORC efforts to breathe new life into the Admirals Cup (AC) even though the rekindled event is likely to draw from the professional ranks of the Mediterranean and America's Cup circuits. News of…
Taoiseach Brian Cowen has ruled out a reduction in VAT rates. The dismissal of the The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) suggestion was made yesterday in the Dail. The IMF last week called on government to immediately reduce the top rate…

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