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#BannRowingHead: Queen's University crews were the fastest at both heads in the Bann Head of the River in Coleraine. The Queen's men's intermediate coxless four set a time of 13 minutes and 19 seconds in the second head - just five seconds slower than the intermediate eight which won the first head. The fastest single sculler on the day was Brendan Smyth of Lady Elizabeth, the old boys' club of Trinity College.

 

BANN HOR 2013 FINAL RESULTS  RACE 1
     
    Adjusted
Boat NumberClubCategory and BoatTimeTime
2QUBCM INT 8+00:13:1400:13:14
1QUBCM INT 8+00:14:0900:14:09
15BELFAST RCMM 8+ E00:15:2300:14:25
14BELFAST BCMM 8+ E00:15:2700:14:29
19LADY VICTORIA BCMM 8+ F00:15:5300:14:34
3RBAIMJ18 8+00:14:4200:14:42
8BANN RCMJ16 8+00:14:4200:14:42
5BANN RCMJ18 4X-00:14:5100:14:51
6CAI BCMJ18 4X-00:14:5600:14:56
9BANN RCM INT 2X00:15:0900:15:09
7CAI BCMJ16 8+00:15:1600:15:16
12BANN RCWJ18 8+00:15:1900:15:19
4CITY OF DERRY BCMJ18 8+00:15:2100:15:21
18BANN RCMM 8+ C00:15:5100:15:29
13BANN/LADY ELIZMS 2-00:15:5500:15:55
11QUB LADIES BCW INT 8+00:15:5800:15:58
10PORTADOWN BCM INT 2X00:16:0100:16:01
25CITY OF DERRY BCMM 2X E00:17:2000:16:22
21CAI BCMJ18 2-00:17:0200:17:02
31QUB B BCMNOV 8+00:17:1100:17:11
24CARLOW RCMM 2X C00:17:4600:17:24
26LADY VICTORIA BCMM 2X E00:19:0600:18:08
22CAI B BCMJ18 2-00:18:1400:18:14
28PORTADOWN BCWJ18 4X-00:18:3100:18:31
30QUB BCMNOV 8+00:18:3800:18:38
27BELFAST RCWM 8+ D00:19:2500:18:44
32BELFAST RCWNOV 8+00:18:4800:18:48
23BELFAST BCMM 2X B00:18:5500:18:48
34CAI BCMJ15 2X00:19:2300:19:23
36QUB BCWNOV 8+00:20:0900:20:09
29PORTADOWN BCWJ16 8+00:20:1100:20:11
35CITY OF DERRY BCWJ16 2X00:23:4000:23:40
 
 
 
BANN HOR 2013 FINAL RESULTS  RACE 2
     
    Adjusted
Boat NumberClubCategory and BoatTimeTime
41QUB BCMINT 4-00:13:1900:13:19
44QUB BCMINT 4+00:13:4500:13:45
45RBAIMNOV 4X+00:14:0300:14:03
42CAI BCMJ18 4-00:14:1500:14:15
51BANN RCMJ16 4X+00:14:1500:14:15
43CAI B BCMJ18 4-00:14:2100:14:21
53RBAIMJ16 4X+00:14:3300:14:33
47CITY OF DERRY BCMNOV 4X+00:14:3800:14:38
62CARLOW RCMM 4+ C00:15:0100:14:39
57PORTADOWN MCKEOWNMINT 1X00:15:2300:15:23
54CAI BCMJ16 4+00:15:2400:15:24
58BANN RC MCAFEEMINT 1X00:15:3100:15:31
56BANN RC WHORISKEYMINT 1X00:15:4700:15:47
48CITY OF DERRY BCMJ18 4+00:15:5900:15:59
59LADY ELIZ SMYTHMS 1X00:15:5900:15:59
74BANN RCWJ15 4X+00:16:0400:16:04
61LADY VICTORIA BCMM 4+ E00:16:1900:15:21
72BANN RCWJ16 4X+00:16:4700:16:47
65CAI BCMJ15 4X+00:16:4900:16:49
55CAI B BCMJ16 4+00:16:5000:16:50
60BANN RC LEVINSMS 1X00:16:5500:16:55
67CITY OF DERRY BCMM 1X E00:16:5800:16:00
73BELFAST RCWJ15 4X+00:17:0300:17:03
70BANN RC BARRYWJ18 1X00:17:1000:17:10
46BELFAST RCMNOV 4X+00:17:1900:17:19
66LAGAN SCULLERSMM 1X C00:17:2000:16:58
49QUB LADIES BCWINT 4+00:17:3600:17:36
68LADY VICTORIA BCMM 1X E00:18:0400:17:06
52PORTADOWN RCMJ16 4X+00:18:0800:18:08
69PORTADOWN RCMJ18 1X00:18:3700:18:37
71CITY OF DERRY BCWJ18 1X00:20:5700:20:57
Published in Rowing

#rs – This coming weekend will see the next series of racing for the RS fleets in Ireland, with the annual Sprint event. This event was previously a season closer in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, now moves to this earlier slot, and is kindly being hosted by Greystones SC.

This will be seen by many as a great opportunity to get in some top level boat-handling and starting practice in advance of the Irish Nationals in July. With 10-14 short sharp races and no discards any mistakes however minor will be costly. This year's Sprint event will also include the RS Fevas for the first time.

In marked contrast to the Sprints, indeed at the opposite end of the spectrum, the Northern contingent will be engaging in an altogether different form of racing, the famous Coleraine 24 hour race on the Bann River. Several RS400 teams are entered, and run in shifts through the night, which will hopefully only last 3 hours at this time of the year.

Published in RS Sailing
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Coleraine Marina complex enjoys a superb location in sheltered waters just one mile north of the town of Coleraine and four and a half miles south of the River Bann Estuary and the open sea. Besides accomodating vessels up to 18m LOA, the modern marina with 105 berths offers hard standing, fuel, a chandlery and shower facilities.

Among one of the oldest known settlements in Ireland, Coleraine is renowned for its linen, whiskey and salmon. Its thriving commercial centre includes numerous shops, a four-screen cinema and a state-of-the-art leisure complex.

Coleraine Marina

64 Portstewart Road, Coleraine,

Co. Londonderry, BT52 1 RS

Tel: 028 7034 4768

Published in Irish Marinas

#CANOEING - The Coleraine Times reports that a fleet of canoes will 'Paddle the Bann' in a two-day charity challenge from 26-27 May.

Participants will be canoeing and camping on the River Bann some 60km downstream as far as Coleraine in aid of the Ulster Cancer Foundation, which supports local cancer patients and their families.

Sarah Atcheson from the charity said: “This is a unique and wonderful way to experience beautiful Irish countryside and meet new people, while raising funds for local people who have been affected by cancer.

“No previous canoeing experience is necessary as training will be provided and participants will be under the supervision of qualified staff at all times."

Registration is £25 - which covers tents, camping equipment and canoe usage - and all those taking part are asked to raise a minimum of £225 in sponsorship. Participants will be paddling in two-man Canadian canoes, but it's not required to register as a team.

The Coleraine Times has more on the story HERE.

Published in Canoeing
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Irish Coast Guard

The Irish Coast Guard is Ireland's 4th 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.

Introduction

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 around 2000 times (40 times to assist mountain rescues and 200 times to carry out aeromedical HEMS missions on behalf of the HSE), Coast Guard volunteer units will respond 1000 times and RNLI and community lifeboats will be tasked by our Coordination Centres about 950 times
  • evacuate medical patients off our Islands to hospital on 100 occasions
  • assist other nations' Coast Guards about 200 times
  • make around 6,000 maritime safety broadcasts to shipping, fishing and leisure craft users
  • carry out a safety on the water campaign that targets primary schools and leisure craft users, including at sea and beach patrols
  • investigate approximately 50 maritime pollution reports

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

List of Coast Guard Units in Ireland

  • 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

The roles of the Irish Coast Guard

The main roles of the Irish Coast Guard are 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.

Each year the Irish Coast Guard co-ordinates the response to thousands of incidents at sea and on the cliffs and beaches of Ireland. It does this through its Marine Rescue Centres which are currently based in:

  • Dublin
  • Malin Head (Co Donegal)
  • Valentia Island (Co Kerry).

Each centre is responsible for search and rescue operations.

The Dublin National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) provides marine search and rescue response services and co-ordinates the response to marine casualty incidents within the Irish Pollution Responsibility Zone/EEZ.

The Marine Rescue Sub Centre (MRSC) Valentia and MRSC Malin Head are 24/7 centres co-ordinating search and rescue response in their areas of responsibility.

The Marine Rescue Sub Centre (MRSC) Valentia is the contact point for routine operational matters in the area between Ballycotton and Clifden.

MRSC Malin Head is the contact point for routine operational matters in the area between Clifden and Lough Foyle.

MRCC Dublin is the contact point for routine operational matters in the area between Carlingford Lough and Ballycotton.

Each MRCC/MRSC broadcasts maritime safety information on VHF and, in some cases, MF radio in accordance with published schedules.

Maritime safety information that is broadcast by the three Marine Rescue Sub-centres includes:

  • navigational warnings as issued by the UK Hydrographic Office
  • gale warnings, shipping forecasts, local inshore forecasts, strong wind warnings and small craft warnings as issued by the Irish Meteorological Office.

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.

The Coast Guard can contract specialised aerial surveillance or dispersant spraying aircraft at short notice internationally.

Helicopter tasks include:

  • the location of marine and aviation incident survivors by homing onto aviation and marine radio distress transmissions, by guidance from other agencies, and by visual, electronic and electro-optical search
  • the evacuation of survivors from the sea, and medical evacuees from all manner of vessels including high-sided passenger and cargo vessels and from the islands
  • the evacuation of personnel from ships facing potential disaster
  • search and or rescue in mountainous areas, caves, rivers, lakes and waterways
  • the transport of offshore fire-fighters (MFRTs) or ambulance teams (MARTs) and their equipment following a request for assistance
  • the provision of safety cover for other search and rescue units including other Marine Emergency Service helicopters
  • pollution, casualty and salvage inspections and surveillance and the transport of associated personnel and equipment
  • inter-agency training in all relevant aspects of the primary role
  • onshore emergency medical service, including evacuation and air ambulance tasks
  • relief of the islands and of areas suffering from flooding or deep snow

The secondary roles of the helicopter are:

  • the exercise of the primary search, rescue and evacuation roles in adjacent search and rescue regions
  • assistance to onshore emergency services, such as in the evacuation of high-rise buildings
  • public safety awareness displays and demonstrations
  • providing helicopter expertise for seminars and training courses

The Irish Coast Guard provides aeronautical assets for search and rescue in the mountains of Ireland. Requests for Irish Coast Guard assets are made to the Marine Rescue Centres.

Requests are accepted from An Garda Síochána and nominated persons in Mountain Rescue Teams.

Information courtesy of Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (July 2019)

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