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10th January 2017

Afloat Rowing Calendar 2017

#Rowing: Here is the 2017 Calendar for Irish Rowers. The year ahead is a bumper one. In February, the Fisa Extraordinary Congress in Tokyo will be the focus of intense interest, as a decision will be made on the boats which can compete at the Olympic Games. Lightweight athletes in Ireland and other countries will watch this closely. The international season will be a very long one as the World Championships will be held very late (September/October) in Florida in the United States. The domestic regatta season starts with Neptune Regatta on April 1st and the high point is the Irish Championships, which run from July 14th to July 16th. Queen’s University have decided to abandon plans to hold their regatta, which was scheduled for May 6th.

 Our good wishes to all involved in rowing this year, whether behind the scenes or on the water.

Rowing Fixtures 2017

January

21st: Irish Indoor Rowing Championships, Limerick.

26th-28th: World Coaches Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

February

4th: European Indoor Rowing Championships, Paris.

9th-12th: Fisa Extraordinary Congress, Tokyo.

11th: Cork Head, Marina.

18th: Lagan Scullers’ Head, Belfast; New Ross Head, River Barrow.

18th-19th: Ireland high performance Assesment, Regional.

25th: St Michael’s Head, O’Brien’s Bridge, Clare. 

March

4th: Erne Head, Enniskillen, Fermanagh. 11th: Women’s Eights’ Head of the River, London. 18th Galway Head; Lagan Head, Belfast.

25th: Dublin Head; Offaly Head, Tullamore.

25th: Head of the River, London.

25th-26th: Ireland high performance Assessment, National Rowing Centre (NRC), Cork.

26th: Rowing Ireland agm.

April

1st: Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge. 2nd: Commercial Regatta, Islandbridge. 2nd: The Boat Races, London.

7th: Irish University Championships, NRC.

8th-9th: Skibbereen Regatta, NRC.

15th: Trinity Regatta, Islandbridge, Dublin.

22nd: Limerick Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge, Clare.

23rd: Irish Schools’ Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge.

29th: Portadown Regatta.

29th (to May 1st): BUCS Regatta, Nottingham, England.

May

1st (from April 29th): BUCS Regatta, Nottingham, England. 5th-7th: World Cup Regatta, Belgrade, Serbia.

7th: Castleconnell Sprint Regatta.

13th: Lough Rynn Regatta, Leitrim.

13th-14th: Fisa Para Rowing Regatta, Gavirate, Italy.

20th: Lee Regatta, Marina, Cork.

20th-21st: European Junior Championships, Krefeld, Germany.

26th-28th: European Championships, Racice, Czech Republic.

26th-28th: British National Schools’ Regatta, Dorney Lake.

27th: Dublin Metropolitan Regatta, Blessington; Belfast Sprint Regatta.

June

3rd-4th: Carlow Regatta. 3rd-4th: (London) Metropolitan Regatta.

10th-11th: Ireland high performance Assessment, NRC.

15th-18th: World Cup Regatta, Poznan, Poland. 16th-18th: Henley Women’s Regatta. 17th: Athlone Regatta, Coosan Point. 17th: Marlow Regatta, Dorney Lake. 18th: Galway Regatta.

24th-25th: Cork Regatta, NRC.

28th (to July 2nd): Henley Royal Regatta.

July

1st-2nd (from June 28th): Henley Royal Regatta. 1st: Ulster Branch Regatta, Craigavon Lakes, 2nd: Fermoy Sprint Regatta.

7th-9th: World Cup Regatta, Lucerne, Switzerland.

14th-16th: Irish Rowing Championships, NRC.

19th-23rd: Under-23 World Championships, Plovdiv.

22nd: Home International Regatta, London Docklands, England.

29th -30th: Coupe de la Jeunesse, Hazewinkel, Belgium.

August

2nd-6th: World Junior Championships, Trakai, Lithuania. 6th: Carrick-on-Shannon Sprint Regatta.

18th-20th: Irish Coastal Rowing Championships, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.

26th: Belfast Summer Sprint Regatta.

September

2nd-3rd: European Under-23 Championships, Kruszwica, Poland.

6th-1oth: World Masters, Bled, Slovenia. 16th: St Michael’s Masters Regatta, Limerick.

24th (to October 1st): World Championships, Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida­.

October

1st (from September 24th): World Championships, Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.

7th Tullamore Time Trial. 7th-8th: Ireland high performance Assessment, NRC.

13th-15th: World Coastal Rowing Championships, Thonon, France.

21st-22nd: Head of the Charles River, Boston.

28th: Castleconnell Head, Castleconnell.  

November

4th: Neptune Head, Blessington.

11th: Bann Head, Coleraine. 12th: Fours Head, London.

18th: Skibbereen Head, NRC.

25th: Provinces Indoor Rowing Championships, Limerick.

December

2nd: Head of the Shannon, Carrick-on-Shannon; Muckross Head, NRC.

16th-17th: Ireland high performance Assessments, NRC.

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23/04/16 24/04/16 Mirror Westerns Mirror Sligo YC
23/04/16 24/04/16 Ulster Championships Laser Coounty Antrim Yacht Club
23/04/16 24/04/16 RS400 Easterns RS Royal St George YC
23/04/16 24/04/16 RS200 Easterns RS Royal St George YC
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14/05/16 16/05/16 Leinster Optimist Championships Optimist Royal St George YC
14/05/16 15/05/16 Optimist Leinsters Optimist Royal St George YC
21/05/16 22/05/16 Ulster Championships Topper Donaghadee SC
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21/05/16 22/05/16 RS400 Northerns RS Cushendall Sailing & Boating Club
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27/05/16 29/05/16 Dragon East Coast Championship Dragon Royal Irish YC
28/05/16 29/05/16 Squib Northern Championship Squib Killyleagh SC
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11/06/16 12/06/16 Optimist Connaughts Optimist Foynes YC
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25/06/16 26/06/16 GP14 Ulsters GP14 East Down YC
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25/06/16 26/06/16 RS200 Westerns RS Sligo YC
01/07/16 01/07/16 Optimist VP Team Racing Cup Optimist Malahide YC
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01/07/16 03/07/16 Dingy West 2016 - Sailing the Wild Atlantic All Dinghies Galway Bay Sailing Club
02/07/16 03/07/16 Connaught Championships Laser Lough Derg YC
02/07/16 03/07/16 Optimist Ulsters Optimist Malahide YC
02/07/16 03/07/16 J/24 Southerns J/24 Royal Cork YC
02/07/16 03/07/16 Fireball Leinsters Fireball Wexford Harbour B&TC
02/07/16 04/07/16 Irish Nationals Topper Royal Cork YC
10/07/16 15/07/16 Volvo Cork Week & IRC European Championships Various Royal Cork YC
15/07/16 17/07/16 Ruffian 23 National Championship Ruffian 23 Dun Laoghaire MYC
16/07/16 17/07/16 Optimist Crosbie Cup Optimist Lough Ree YC
16/07/16 17/07/16 Leinster Championships Laser National YC
17/07/16 17/07/16 Traveller 4 Topper Carrickfergus SC
22/07/16 24/07/16 Mirror National Championships Mirror Sutton Dinghy Club
23/07/16 30/07/16 Laser Radial World Championships (Men's & Youth's) Laser Royal St George YC
23/07/16 24/07/16 GP14 Leinsters GP14 Sutton Dinghy Club
23/07/16 24/07/16 RS400 Southerns RS Lough Ree YC
23/07/16 24/07/16 RS200 Southerns RS Lough Ree YC
23/07/16 29/07/16 World Championships Topper Ballyholme YC
27/07/16 30/07/16 WIORA 2016 Cruisers Royal Western YC
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07/08/16 12/08/16 Mirror Europeans 2016 Mirror Royal Cork YC
09/08/16 11/08/16 420 Nationals 420 Howth YC
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15/08/16 19/08/16 Optimist Irish Nationals Optimist Lough Derg YC
19/08/16 21/08/16 Squib Irish National Championship Squib Kinsale YC
20/08/16 23/08/16 National Championships Laser Galway Bay Sailing Club
26/08/16 28/08/16 RS400 Irish Nationals RS Schull Harbour SC
26/08/16 28/08/16 RS400 Irish Nationals RS Schull Harbour SC
27/08/16 29/08/16 GP14 Irish & Masters GP14 Skerries SC
27/08/16 28/08/16 Munster Championships Topper Kinsale YC
27/08/16 28/08/16 Mirror Northerns Mirror Royal North Of Ireland YC
27/08/16 28/08/16 Topper Munster Championship Topper Kinsale YC
28/08/16 28/08/16 Taste of Greystones Cruiser Regatta Cruisers Greystones SC
31/08/16 04/09/16 Dragon Irish Championship Dragon Kinsale YC
02/09/16 04/09/16 J/24 Nationals J/24 Royal St George YC
03/09/16 04/09/16 Wayfarer Inland Championship Wayfarer Callaun SC
10/09/16 11/09/16 Optimist Munsters Optimist Royal Cork YC
10/09/16 11/09/16 Fireball Munsters Fireball Killaloe SC
11/09/16 11/09/16 Traveller 5 Topper Killyleagh SC
17/09/16 18/09/16 All Ireland Inter-Schools Championship All Classes Sutton Dinghy Club
24/09/16 25/09/16 GP14 Autumn & Youth GP14 Sligo YC
24/09/16 25/09/16 ISA All Ireland Youth Championships TBC TBC
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15/10/16 16/10/16 Squib Inland Championship/Freshwater Regatta Squib Lough Derg YC
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#ricktomlinson – The 27th edition of  Rick Tomlinson's Portfolio and Desk Calendars are now available featuring 12 spectacular images from recent assignments around the world.
Action and art has always been Rick's style, "Each picture will hang on the wall for a month and offer the viewer something that perhaps they didn't see on the first look" says Rick.
For 2015 there is a great selection and variety, including action from the Volvo Ocean Race, the RC44 fleet in Lanzarote, Oman Sail at 40 knots and a great picture of the Round The Island Race fleet, plus other action and art from the international racing circuit.
Business 2 Business company overprinted calendars are also available to promote your business for a whole year. Company details are printed on each month spread including the cover.
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24th November 2014

2015 Irish Sailing Fixture List

February 23rd: RORC Caribbean 600

April 9th-12th: ISA Topper Youth Championship (Royal Cork YC)

April 25th: ISORA Coastal Day Races @ Holyhead, and Dun Laoghaire to Arklow

May 7th – 10th : ISAF Nations Cup – Euro Final (Howth YC)

May 16th: Baily Bowl (Royal Alfred YC)

May 22nd - 25th: 40th Annual Scottish Series (Clyde Cr C, Gourock-Tarbert)

May 22nd - 24th: Baltimore Wooden Boat & Seafood Festival

May 22nd-24th: ISORA Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead-Isle of Man series.

May 31st – June 1st DBOGA Leinster Trophy and Dublin Riverfest (Poolbeg Y&BC)

June 6th Howth YC Lambay Races (inc Classics)

June 12th: Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race

June 13th: Royal Alfred YC Bloomsday Regatta (Royal StGYC)

June 24th - 28th: Kinsale: Sovereigns Regatta & ICRA Nats

June 19th – 21st Squib Irish Nats (Howth YC)

June 27th – July 3rd: Squib Inter-Nationals at Howth

July 2nd – July 5th: Tall Ships, Classics & Old Gaffers in Belfast

July 3rd RORC Lyver Trophy Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire (Royal Dee YC & ISORA)

July 9th-12th: Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (inc Royal Dee YC Bicentenary Series)

July 18th – 24th: CH Marine Glandore Classics Regatta

July 22nd – 25th: WIORA Championship @ Galway Bay SC

July 31st to Aug. 2nd: Peel Traditional Boat Weekend (IOM)

Aug. 3rd: Baltimore Regatta

Aug. 4th – 7th: Calves Week (Schull)

Aug. 15th: Howth YC Double-Handed Race Challenge

Aug 15th: ISORA Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli

Aug. 16th: Rolex Fastnet Race (Cowes)

Aug 16th – 20th Optimist Irish Nationals (Lough Derg YC)

Aug. 21st – 23rd: Crosshaven Dinghy Mini-Week

Aug. 29th: ISORA Races from Pwllheli & Dun Laoghaire to Greystones

Aug. 30th: Taste of Greystones Keelboat Regatta

Sept. 5th – 6th: DBSC Cruiser Challenge

Sept. 12th: ISORA Pwllheli to Dun Laoghaire

Sept. 12th - 13th: Helmsmans Championship

Oct. 17th : Rolex Middle Sea Race (Malta)

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#SB20 - Following the 2014 fixture list for the SB20 class published in December, here are some more dates to add to your diary for the new season.

First up is the SB20 Annual Dinner on Friday 7 March at the Royal St George in Dun Laoghaire. This year's dinner will be a less formal affair (dress smart casual) and held in the club room with own bar.

Spaces will be limited so early booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. Prices are not yet finalised but expected to be around €40 per head. Call the RStGYC office to book your place at 01 280 1811.

The following month, on Saturday 5 April, sees the Howth Spring Warmer hosted by Howth Yacht Club - a great way to dust off the cobwebs over two days of guaranteed big wind and big wave sailing off Ireland's Eye. More will be revealed on the HYC website in due course.

And the first DBSC Sunday is scheduled for Sunday 27 April with a fantastic line-up this year, and plans to once more to get 10 DBSC Sundays' racing in. 

A more complete calendar of events for SB20s in 2014 can be downloaded below.

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SELECTED DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ROWING DATES 2014

January 11th: Kerry Head of the River [CANCELLED]; 25th: Sligo Head.

February 1st: St Michael’s Head; 8th: Head of the Shannon, Carrick-on-Shannon; 15th: Lagan Head, Belfast; Cork Head, Marina, Cork; 22nd: St Michael's Head (rescheduled); 22nd/23rd: Newry Trials.

March 1st: Erne Head, Enniskillen; 8th: Lagan Scullers’ Head, Belfast; 15th: Galway Head; Women’s Eights Head, London; 16th: Fermoy Head; 22nd: Dublin Head; 28th-30th: Ireland Trials; 28th-30th: World Cup One, Sydney, Australia; 29th: Head of the River, London.

April 5th: Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge; 6th: The Boat Race, London; 11th: Irish University Championships, NRC [SWITCHED] 12th/13th: Skibbereen Regatta, National Rowing Centre; 18th-20th: British Senior Trials; 19th: Trinity Regatta, Islandbridge; 26th: Limerick Regatta; 27th: Schools’ Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge.

May 3rd-5th: BUCS Regatta, Nottingham; 3rd: Portadown Regatta; 4th: Wallingford Regatta; 10th-11th: Munich Junior Regatta. 10th/11th: Dusiburg Regatta, Germany; 10th: Bantry Regatta and Lough Rynn Regatta; 11th: Sligo Regatta; 17th: Dublin Metropolitan Regatta; 23rd-25th: British Schools’ Regatta; 24th-25th: European Junior Championships and Hazewinkel Regatta, Hazewinkel, Belgium; 24th: Lee Regatta, Marina, Cork; 24th: Belfast Sprint Regatta; 30th – June 1st: European Championships, Belgrade, Serbia.

June 1st: Carlow Regatta; 7th-8th (Provisional): Metropolitan Regatta, Dorney Lake; 7th: Irish University Championships, Blessington [SWITCHED TO APRIL 11TH AT NRC]; 14th: Athlone Regatta; 15th: Galway Regatta; 20th-22nd: World Cup Two, Aiguebelette, France; 20th-22nd: Henley Women’s Regatta; 21st: Marlow Regatta, Dorney Lake; 22nd: Castleconnell Sprint Regatta; 27th: Henley Qualifying; 28th: Cork Regatta, NRC; 29th: Fermoy Sprints. 29th: Ireland Assessment (additional testing if needed).

July 2nd-6th; Henley Royal Regatta; 11th-13th: Irish Rowing Championships, NRC; World Cup Three, Lucerne; 23rd-27th: World Under-23 Championships, Varese, Italy.

August 1st-3rd: Coupe de la Jeunesse, Libourne, France; 3rd: Carrick-on-Shannon Sprints; 6th-10th: World Junior Rowing Championships, Hamburg; 15-17th: Irish Coastal Rowing Championships, Waterville, Kerry; 23rd: Belfast Summer Sprints. 24th-31st: World Rowing Championships, Amsterdam.

September 13th: Interprovincial Sprints, Limerick; 14th-16th: World University Games, Gravelines, France. 20th: New Ross-Barrow Challenge. 27th/28th: Ireland Assessment One (2015), NRC.

October 4th: Tullamore Time Trial; 18th: Skibbereen Head, NRC. 17th-19th: World Coastal Championships, Thessaloniki, Greece. 18th-19th: Head of the Charles, Boston, United States.

November 1st: Castleconnell Head; Fours Head, London; 8th: Neptune Head, Blessington; 15th: Bann Head, Coleraine; 22nd/23rd: Regional Indoor Rowing Championships, Provincial Venues.

December 6th: Muckross Head, NRC. 13th: Irish Indoor Rowing Championships.

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# ROWING: The Irish Universities' Championships will be detached from the Irish Schools’ Championships and moved to a new date in June as part of the 2014 rowing calendar accepted by delegates at the Rowing Ireland agm in Dublin yesterday. The change has been prompted by Ireland Performance Director Morten Espersen, who also hopes to have the university athletes involved in a set programme of heads of the river and indoor rowing events.

 

Rowing Ireland Calendar 2014 (as approved by agm)

January 11th: Kerry Head of the River; 25th: Sligo Head.

February 1st: St Michael’s Head; 8th: Head of the Shannon, Carrick-on-Shannon; 15th: Lagan Head, Belfast; 22nd/23rd: Newry Trials.

March 1st: Erne Head, Enniskillen; 8th: Lagan Scullers’ Head, Belfast; 15th: Galway Head; 16th: Fermoy Head; 22nd: Dublin Head; 28th-30th: National Trials.

April 5th: Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge; 12th/13th: Skibbereen Regatta, National Rowing Centre; 19th: Trinity Regatta, Islandbridge; 26th: Limerick Regatta; 27th Schools’ Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge.

May 3rd: Portadown Regatta; 10th: Bantry Regatta and Lough Rynn Regatta; 11th: Sligo Regatta; 17th: Queen’s Regatta, Castlewellan; 24th: Lee Regatta, Marina, Cork; 24th: Belfast Sprint Regatta.

June 1st: Carlow Regatta; 7th: Irish University Championships, Blessington; 8th: Dublin Metropolitan Regatta, Blessington; 14th: Athlone Regatta; 15th: Galway Regatta; 22nd: Castleconnell Sprint Regatta; 28th: Cork Regatta, NRC; 29th: Fermoy Sprints.

July 11th-13th: Irish Rowing Championships, NRC.

August: 3rd: Carrick-on-Shannon Sprints; 23rd: Belfast Summer Sprints.

September 13th: Interprovincial Sprints, Limerick; 20th: New Ross-Barrow Challenge. 27th/28th: National Trials, NRC.

October 4th: Tullamore Time Trial; 18th: Skibbereen Head, NRC.

November 1st: Castleconnell Head; 8th: Neptune Head, Blessington; 15th: Bann Head, Coleraine; 22nd/23rd: Regional Indoor Rowing Championships, Provincial Venues.

December 6th: Muckross Head, NRC. 13th: Irish Indoor Rowing Championships.

 

CALENDAR 2014 - proposal for discussion / approval at 2013 AGM        
2014 DATE EVENTS JAN - DEC 2014 TYPE OF EVENT STATUS LENGTH LANES VENUE PROVINCE
Sat 04-Jan
Sun 05-Jan
Sat 11-Jan Kerry HOR Head 4000 Killorglin Munster
Sun 12-Jan
Sat 18-Jan
Sun 19-Jan
Sat 25-Jan Sligo HOR Head 4000 Garavogue River Sligo Connaught
Sun 26-Jan
Sat 01-Feb St Michaels HOR Rolling Head 3500 O'Briens Bridge Munster
Sun 02-Feb
Sat 08-Feb Head of the Shannon Head 5000 Carrick on Shannon Connaught
Sun 09-Feb
Sat 15-Feb Lagan HOR Head 1 Head 2 2800 4200 River Lagan Belfast Ulster
Sat 15-Feb Cork HOR Head 4000 Marina Cork Munster
Sun 16-Feb
Sat 22-Feb Newry Trials Trials 5000 Newry Canal Ulster
Sun 23-Feb Newry Trials Trials 5000 Newry Canal Ulster
Sat 01-Mar Erne HOR Head 6000 Enniskillen Ulster
Sun 02-Mar
Sat 08-Mar Lagan Scullers HOR Head 2800 River Lagan Belfast Ulster
Sun 09-Mar
Sat 15-Mar Galway HOR Head 4300 Galway Connaught
Sun 16-Mar Fermoy HOR Head 4000 River Blackwater Munster
Sat 22-Mar Dublin HOR Head 3700 Liffey Leinster
Sun 23-Mar
Fri 28-Mar Trials - Juniors / U23 / Seniors Trials National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sat 29-Mar Trials - Juniors / U23 / Seniors Trials National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 30-Mar Trials - Juniors / U23 / Seniors Trials National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sat 05-Apr Neptune Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport SEMI 1400 2 Islandbridge Dublin Leinster
Sun 06-Apr
Sat 12-Apr Skibbereen Regatta Regatta - Grand League FULL 2000 8 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 13-Apr Skibbereen Regatta Regatta -Grand League FULL 2000 8 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sat 19-Apr Trinity Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport SEMI 1800 2 Islandbridge Dublin Leinster
Sun 20-Apr Easter Sunday
Sat 26-Apr Limerick Regatta Regatta - Multi-lane FULL 1500 4 O'Briens Bridge Munster
Sun 27-Apr Schools Regatta Non 1500 4 O'Briens Bridge Munster
Sat 03-May Portadown Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport SEMI 1000 2 Portadown Ulster
Sun 04-May
Sat 10-May Bantry Regatta/Lough Rynn Regatta - Grow the Sport /ML NON/FULL 500/2000 3 Bantry Munster/Connaught
Sun 11-May Sligo Regatta Regatta - Multi-lane SEMI 1000 Sligo Connaught
Sat 17-May Queen's Regatta Regatta - Grand League FULL 1500 6 Castlewellan Ulster
Sun 18-May
Sat 24-May Lee Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport NON 500 6 Marina Cork Munster
Sat 24-May Belfast Sprint Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport NON 500 2 River Lagan Belfast Ulster
Sun 25-May
Sat 31-May
Sun 01-Jun Carlow Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport SEMI 1000 2 Carlow Leinster
Sat 07-Jun UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS / ( NON Championship) Regatta - Multi-lane NON 2000 6 Blessington Munster
Sun 08-Jun Dublin Metropolitan Regatta Regatta - Grand League FULL 2000 6 Blessington Leinster
Sat 14-Jun Athlone Regatta Regatta - Multi-lane FULL 1800 5 Coosan Point Athlone Connaught
Sun 15-Jun Galway Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport SEMI 700 3 Galway Connaught
Sat 21-Jun
Sun 22-Jun Castleconnell Sprint Regatta Regatta - Grow the Sport NON 500 5 Castleconnell Munster
Sat 28-Jun Cork Regatta Regatta - Grand League FULL 2000 6 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 29-Jun Fermoy Sprints Regatta - Grow the Sport NON 500 3 Fermoy Munster
Sat 05-Jul
Sun 06-Jul
Fri 11-Jul Irish Rowing Championships Championships FULL 2000 6 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sat 12-Jul Irish Rowing Championships Championships FULL 2000 6 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 13-Jul Irish Rowing Championships Championships FULL 2000 6 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sat 19-Jul
Sun 20-Jul
Sat 26-Jul
Sun 27-Jul
Sat 02-Aug
Sun 03-Aug Carrick-on-Shannon Sprints Regatta - Grow the Sport NON 420 3 Carrick on Shannon Connaught
Sat 09-Aug
Sun 10-Aug
Sat 16-Aug
Sun 17-Aug
Sat 23-Aug Belfast Summer Sprints Regatta - Grow the Sport NON 300 2 River Lagan Belfast Ulster
Sun 24-Aug
Sat 30-Aug
Sun 31-Aug
Sat 06-Sep
Sun 07-Sep
Sat 13-Sep Interprovincial Sprints Interprovincials 500 Limerick Munster
Sun 14-Sep
Sat 20-Sep New Ross - Barrow Challenge Head 18000 River Barrow Leinster
Sun 21-Sep
Sat 27-Sep Trials - Juniors / U23 / Seniors Trials National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 28-Sep Trials - Juniors / U23 / Seniors Trials National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sat 04-Oct Tullamore Time Trial Head 2250 Canal Offaly Leinster
Sun 05-Oct
Sat 11-Oct
Sun 12-Oct
Sat 18-Oct Skibbereen HOR Head 3000 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 19-Oct
Sat 25-Oct
Sun 26-Oct
Sat 01-Nov Castleconnell HOR Head 3000 Castleconnell Munster
Sun 02-Nov
Sat 08-Nov Neptune HOR Head 4000 Blessington Leinster
Sun 09-Nov
Sat 15-Nov Bann HOR Head 3000 River Bann Coleraine Ulster
Sun 16-Nov
Sat 22-Nov Regional Indoor Rowing 2k Provincial Venues each Province
Sun 23-Nov Championships 2k to be confirmed each Province
Sat 29-Nov
Sun 30-Nov
Sat 06-Dec Muckross HOR Head 3000 National Rowing Centre Cork Munster
Sun 07-Dec
Sat 13-Dec Irish Indoor Rowing Championships
Sun 14-Dec Irish Indoor Rowing Championships
Sat 20-Dec
Sun 21-Dec
Sat 27-Dec
Sun 28-Dec
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#ROWING – The year ahead will be a bumper one for rowing. Check out the 2012 Calendar - with a month-by-month list of domestic and international fixtures.

Rowing Calendar 2012

January 21st: Sligo Head of the River. 28th: St Michael’s Head, O’Brien’s Bridge.

February 4th: Lagan Scullers Head, Belfast. 18th: Head of the Shannon, Carrick-on-Shannon; Cork Head, Marina. 25th: Lagan Head, Belfast.

March 3rd: Erne Head, Enniskillen; Fermoy Head; Women’s Eights Head, London. 17th: Tribesmen Head, Galway; Head of the River, London. 19th: Gannon Cup Colours Races, Dublin (morning); 24th: Dublin Head.

April 1st: Monkstown Sprint Regatta, National Rowing Centre, Cork. 7th: Trinity Regatta, Islandbridge, Dublin. 14th: Irish University Championships and Irish Schools’ Regatta, NRC. 15th: Skibbereen Regatta, NRC. 21st: Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge. 28th: Queen’s Regatta, Castlewellan; Bantry Regatta, Bantry.

May 4th-6th: World Cup One, Belgrade. 5th: Portadown Regatta. 5th-6th: Munich Junior Regatta. 5th-6th: Ghent International May Regatta. 12th: Limerick Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge. 19th: Belfast Sprint Regatta; Lee Regatta, Cork Harbour. 20th-23rd: Final Olympic Qualification Regatta, Lucerne. 25th-27th: World Cup Two, Lucerne. 26th: Metropolitan Regatta, Blessington.

June 2nd-3rd: Carlow Regatta; (British) Metropolitan Regatta, Dorney Lake; International Junior Regatta, Hamburg. 10th: Castleconnell Sprint Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge; 15th-17th: World Cup Three, Munich; 15th-17th: Henley Women’s Regatta; 16th: Athlone Regatta, Coosan Point; 17th: Galway Regatta; 16th-17th: Marlow Regatta, Dorney Lake. 23rd: Cork Regatta, NRC; 23rd-24th: National Assessment (Junior Trials), NRC; 24th: Fermoy Sprints; 27th-July 1st: Henley Royal Regatta.

 July 1st (from June 27th): Henley Royal Regatta; 11th-15th: World Under-23 Championships, Trakai, Lithuania; 12th-15th: National Championships, National Rowing Centre, Farran Wood, Cork; 20th-22nd: Coupe de la Jeunesse, Banyoles, Spain. 21st (Provisional) Home International Regatta, Cardiff; 28th-August 4th: Olympic Games Regatta, Dorney Lake, England.

 August  (from July 28th) to 4th: Olympic Games Regatta, Dorney Lake, England. 5th: Carrick-on-Shannon Sprints; 15th-19th: World Senior and Junior Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; 24th-26th: All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships, Broadstrand, Courtmacsherry, Co Cork; 25th Belfast Summer Sprints; 31st-September 2nd: Paralympic Regatta, Dorney Lake, England.

 September (from August 31st) to 2nd: Paralympic Regatta, Dorney Lake, England; 6th-9th: World Masters Regatta, Duisburg, Germany; 7th-9th: World University Championships, Kazan, Russia. 14th-16th: European Championships, Varese, Italy.

October 7th: Tullamore Time Trial; 20th: Skibbereen Head of the River, NRC; 20th-21st: Head of the Charles, Boston, Massachussets.

November 1st-4th: World Rowing Coaches Conference, Limerick. 3rd: Castleconnell Head of the River, O’Brien’s Bridge; 10th: Neptune Head of the River, Blessington; Fours Head of the River, London. 17th: Bann Head of the River, Coleraine. 24th-25th: National Assessment, Newry.

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The Irish Coast Guard

The Irish Coast Guard is Ireland's fourth 'Blue Light' service (along with An Garda Síochána, the Ambulance Service and the Fire Service). It provides a nationwide maritime emergency organisation as well as a variety of services to shipping and other government agencies.

The purpose of the Irish Coast Guard is to promote safety and security standards, and by doing so, prevent as far as possible, the loss of life at sea, and on inland waters, mountains and caves, and to provide effective emergency response services and to safeguard the quality of the marine environment.

The Irish Coast Guard has responsibility for Ireland's system of marine communications, surveillance and emergency management in Ireland's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and certain inland waterways.

It is responsible for the response to, and co-ordination of, maritime accidents which require search and rescue and counter-pollution and ship casualty operations. It also has responsibility for vessel traffic monitoring.

Operations in respect of maritime security, illegal drug trafficking, illegal migration and fisheries enforcement are co-ordinated by other bodies within the Irish Government.

On average, each year, the Irish Coast Guard is expected to:

  • handle 3,000 marine emergencies
  • assist 4,500 people and save about 200 lives
  • task Coast Guard helicopters on missions

The Coast Guard has been around in some form in Ireland since 1908.

Coast Guard helicopters

The Irish Coast Guard has contracted five medium-lift Sikorsky Search and Rescue helicopters deployed at bases in Dublin, Waterford, Shannon and Sligo.

The helicopters are designated wheels up from initial notification in 15 minutes during daylight hours and 45 minutes at night. One aircraft is fitted and its crew trained for under slung cargo operations up to 3000kgs and is available on short notice based at Waterford.

These aircraft respond to emergencies at sea, inland waterways, offshore islands and mountains of Ireland (32 counties).

They can also be used for assistance in flooding, major inland emergencies, intra-hospital transfers, pollution, and aerial surveillance during daylight hours, lifting and passenger operations and other operations as authorised by the Coast Guard within appropriate regulations.

Irish Coastguard FAQs

The Irish Coast Guard provides nationwide maritime emergency response, while also promoting safety and security standards. It aims to prevent the loss of life at sea, on inland waters, on mountains and in caves; and to safeguard the quality of the marine environment.

The main role of the Irish Coast Guard is to rescue people from danger at sea or on land, to organise immediate medical transport and to assist boats and ships within the country's jurisdiction. It has three marine rescue centres in Dublin, Malin Head, Co Donegal, and Valentia Island, Co Kerry. The Dublin National Maritime Operations centre provides marine search and rescue responses and coordinates the response to marine casualty incidents with the Irish exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Yes, effectively, it is the fourth "blue light" service. The Marine Rescue Sub-Centre (MRSC) Valentia is the contact point for the coastal area between Ballycotton, Co Cork and Clifden, Co Galway. At the same time, the MRSC Malin Head covers the area between Clifden and Lough Foyle. Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) Dublin covers Carlingford Lough, Co Louth to Ballycotton, Co Cork. Each MRCC/MRSC also broadcasts maritime safety information on VHF and MF radio, including navigational and gale warnings, shipping forecasts, local inshore forecasts, strong wind warnings and small craft warnings.

The Irish Coast Guard handles about 3,000 marine emergencies annually, and assists 4,500 people - saving an estimated 200 lives, according to the Department of Transport. In 2016, Irish Coast Guard helicopters completed 1,000 missions in a single year for the first time.

Yes, Irish Coast Guard helicopters evacuate medical patients from offshore islands to hospital on average about 100 times a year. In September 2017, the Department of Health announced that search and rescue pilots who work 24-hour duties would not be expected to perform any inter-hospital patient transfers. The Air Corps flies the Emergency Aeromedical Service, established in 2012 and using an AW139 twin-engine helicopter. Known by its call sign "Air Corps 112", it airlifted its 3,000th patient in autumn 2020.

The Irish Coast Guard works closely with the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency, which is responsible for the Northern Irish coast.

The Irish Coast Guard is a State-funded service, with both paid management personnel and volunteers, and is under the auspices of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. It is allocated approximately 74 million euro annually in funding, some 85 per cent of which pays for a helicopter contract that costs 60 million euro annually. The overall funding figure is "variable", an Oireachtas committee was told in 2019. Other significant expenditure items include volunteer training exercises, equipment, maintenance, renewal, and information technology.

The Irish Coast Guard has four search and rescue helicopter bases at Dublin, Waterford, Shannon and Sligo, run on a contract worth 50 million euro annually with an additional 10 million euro in costs by CHC Ireland. It provides five medium-lift Sikorsky S-92 helicopters and trained crew. The 44 Irish Coast Guard coastal units with 1,000 volunteers are classed as onshore search units, with 23 of the 44 units having rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) and 17 units having cliff rescue capability. The Irish Coast Guard has 60 buildings in total around the coast, and units have search vehicles fitted with blue lights, all-terrain vehicles or quads, first aid equipment, generators and area lighting, search equipment, marine radios, pyrotechnics and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Community Rescue Boats Ireland also provide lifeboats and crews to assist in search and rescue. The Irish Coast Guard works closely with the Garda Siochána, National Ambulance Service, Naval Service and Air Corps, Civil Defence, while fishing vessels, ships and other craft at sea offer assistance in search operations.

The helicopters are designated as airborne from initial notification in 15 minutes during daylight hours, and 45 minutes at night. The aircraft respond to emergencies at sea, on inland waterways, offshore islands and mountains and cover the 32 counties. They can also assist in flooding, major inland emergencies, intra-hospital transfers, pollution, and can transport offshore firefighters and ambulance teams. The Irish Coast Guard volunteers units are expected to achieve a 90 per cent response time of departing from the station house in ten minutes from notification during daylight and 20 minutes at night. They are also expected to achieve a 90 per cent response time to the scene of the incident in less than 60 minutes from notification by day and 75 minutes at night, subject to geographical limitations.

Units are managed by an officer-in-charge (three stripes on the uniform) and a deputy officer in charge (two stripes). Each team is trained in search skills, first aid, setting up helicopter landing sites and a range of maritime skills, while certain units are also trained in cliff rescue.

Volunteers receive an allowance for time spent on exercises and call-outs. What is the difference between the Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI? The RNLI is a registered charity which has been saving lives at sea since 1824, and runs a 24/7 volunteer lifeboat service around the British and Irish coasts. It is a declared asset of the British Maritime and Coast Guard Agency and the Irish Coast Guard. Community Rescue Boats Ireland is a community rescue network of volunteers under the auspices of Water Safety Ireland.

No, it does not charge for rescue and nor do the RNLI or Community Rescue Boats Ireland.

The marine rescue centres maintain 19 VHF voice and DSC radio sites around the Irish coastline and a digital paging system. There are two VHF repeater test sites, four MF radio sites and two NAVTEX transmitter sites. Does Ireland have a national search and rescue plan? The first national search and rescue plan was published in July, 2019. It establishes the national framework for the overall development, deployment and improvement of search and rescue services within the Irish Search and Rescue Region and to meet domestic and international commitments. The purpose of the national search and rescue plan is to promote a planned and nationally coordinated search and rescue response to persons in distress at sea, in the air or on land.

Yes, the Irish Coast Guard is responsible for responding to spills of oil and other hazardous substances with the Irish pollution responsibility zone, along with providing an effective response to marine casualties and monitoring or intervening in marine salvage operations. It provides and maintains a 24-hour marine pollution notification at the three marine rescue centres. It coordinates exercises and tests of national and local pollution response plans.

The first Irish Coast Guard volunteer to die on duty was Caitriona Lucas, a highly trained member of the Doolin Coast Guard unit, while assisting in a search for a missing man by the Kilkee unit in September 2016. Six months later, four Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew – Dara Fitzpatrick, Mark Duffy, Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith -died when their Sikorsky S-92 struck Blackrock island off the Mayo coast on March 14, 2017. The Dublin-based Rescue 116 crew were providing "top cover" or communications for a medical emergency off the west coast and had been approaching Blacksod to refuel. Up until the five fatalities, the Irish Coast Guard recorded that more than a million "man hours" had been spent on more than 30,000 rescue missions since 1991.

Several investigations were initiated into each incident. The Marine Casualty Investigation Board was critical of the Irish Coast Guard in its final report into the death of Caitriona Lucas, while a separate Health and Safety Authority investigation has been completed, but not published. The Air Accident Investigation Unit final report into the Rescue 116 helicopter crash has not yet been published.

The Irish Coast Guard in its present form dates back to 1991, when the Irish Marine Emergency Service was formed after a campaign initiated by Dr Joan McGinley to improve air/sea rescue services on the west Irish coast. Before Irish independence, the British Admiralty was responsible for a Coast Guard (formerly the Water Guard or Preventative Boat Service) dating back to 1809. The West Coast Search and Rescue Action Committee was initiated with a public meeting in Killybegs, Co Donegal, in 1988 and the group was so effective that a Government report was commissioned, which recommended setting up a new division of the Department of the Marine to run the Marine Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (MRCC), then based at Shannon, along with the existing coast radio service, and coast and cliff rescue. A medium-range helicopter base was established at Shannon within two years. Initially, the base was served by the Air Corps.

The first director of what was then IMES was Capt Liam Kirwan, who had spent 20 years at sea and latterly worked with the Marine Survey Office. Capt Kirwan transformed a poorly funded voluntary coast and cliff rescue service into a trained network of cliff and sea rescue units – largely voluntary, but with paid management. The MRCC was relocated from Shannon to an IMES headquarters at the then Department of the Marine (now Department of Transport) in Leeson Lane, Dublin. The coast radio stations at Valentia, Co Kerry, and Malin Head, Co Donegal, became marine rescue-sub-centres.

The current director is Chris Reynolds, who has been in place since August 2007 and was formerly with the Naval Service. He has been seconded to the head of mission with the EUCAP Somalia - which has a mandate to enhance Somalia's maritime civilian law enforcement capacity – since January 2019.

  • Achill, Co. Mayo
  • Ardmore, Co. Waterford
  • Arklow, Co. Wicklow
  • Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
  • Ballycotton, Co. Cork
  • Ballyglass, Co. Mayo
  • Bonmahon, Co. Waterford
  • Bunbeg, Co. Donegal
  • Carnsore, Co. Wexford
  • Castlefreake, Co. Cork
  • Castletownbere, Co. Cork
  • Cleggan, Co. Galway
  • Clogherhead, Co. Louth
  • Costelloe Bay, Co. Galway
  • Courtown, Co. Wexford
  • Crosshaven, Co. Cork
  • Curracloe, Co. Wexford
  • Dingle, Co. Kerry
  • Doolin, Co. Clare
  • Drogheda, Co. Louth
  • Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
  • Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
  • Fethard, Co. Wexford
  • Glandore, Co. Cork
  • Glenderry, Co. Kerry
  • Goleen, Co. Cork
  • Greencastle, Co. Donegal
  • Greenore, Co. Louth
  • Greystones, Co. Wicklow
  • Guileen, Co. Cork
  • Howth, Co. Dublin
  • Kilkee, Co. Clare
  • Killala, Co. Mayo
  • Killybegs, Co. Donegal
  • Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford
  • Knightstown, Co. Kerry
  • Mulroy, Co. Donegal
  • North Aran, Co. Galway
  • Old Head Of Kinsale, Co. Cork
  • Oysterhaven, Co. Cork
  • Rosslare, Co. Wexford
  • Seven Heads, Co. Cork
  • Skerries, Co. Dublin Summercove, Co. Cork
  • Toe Head, Co. Cork
  • Tory Island, Co. Donegal
  • Tramore, Co. Waterford
  • Waterville, Co. Kerry
  • Westport, Co. Mayo
  • Wicklow
  • Youghal, Co. Cork

Sources: Department of Transport © Afloat 2020

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