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#Rowing - The Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Regatta will be held on Sunday 31 July on a 400m stretch of the waterway immediately south of the town bridge.

​Hundreds of spectators and competitors are expected at the event, one of the final rowing events of the season, which is supported by Waterways Ireland through its sponsorship programme.

Events begin at 8am and will run till around 6pm. Craft wishing to make a through passage will be facilitated every two hours (approx) during the course of the regatta. Mooring restrictions will apply in Carrick-on-Shannon to facilitate the regatta.

In the interest of marine safety and to facilitate the laying of the competition course, access to the floating moorings will be restricted in the run-up to and during the event itself.

Only vessels of an overall length of 22ft/6.8m or less will be permitted on the floating jetties from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July. Vessels berthed from Friday 29 July at 4pm will be required to remain in place until racing finishes on the Sunday evening.

The floating jetties will be closed off during this time and no vessels should approach as the entrance to the berths will be closed off and manoeuvring room will be severely restricted due to the proximity of the course. Access to the floating jetties will be monitored from Monday 25 July.

Masters are advised to proceed at slow speed and with due caution and to take note of advice from course marshals when passing through the area.

Further information can be had by contacting the Waterways Ireland inspectorate at +353 (0)87 985 2324 or North Shannon operations at +353 (0)71 96 50787.

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#Rowing: NUIG won a two-boat battle with Commercial in the men’s senior eights final at the inaugural Lough Rynn Regatta in Leitrim today. The young crew had just under two lengths to spare. Daire Lynch of Clonmel and Ronan Byrne of Shandon won the men’s senior double – a notable victory for this junior crew as they set out to prove their capacity to the Ireland selectors. Portora had an excellent day, with their club one eight being the best women’s crew. The regatta was a success and was run in spectacular conditions, with bright sunshine and calm water.

Lough Rynn Regatta, Saturday – Selected Results

 Men

Eight - Senior: NUIG A. Intermediate: Portora. Jun 18A: Portora. Jun 16: Portora. Jun 15: St Joseph’s. Masters: Commercial/Sligo/Tribesmen. Mixed Invitational: Portora A.

Four – Senior: NUIG A. Jun 18A, coxed: Pres, Cork A. Jun 16, coxed: Portora. Invitational: Galway D204.

Pair – Senior: Commercial A. Inter: Portora. Jun 18A: Clonmel.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Neptune. Nov: Neptune B. Jun 18A: Three Castles. Jun 16: Commercial. Jun 15: St Joseph’s.

Double – Senior: Clonmel/Shandon (D Lynch, R Byrne). Club One: Sligo. Jun 18A: Commercial. Jun 16: Col Iognaid.

Single – Senior: Garda (D Kelly). Inter: Athlone (P Munnelly). Masters: Commercial (D Crowley). Jun 18A: Commercial (Beggan). Jun 16: Col Iognaid (M Ryder).

Women

Eight – Club One: Portora. Jun 18A: Portora. Jun 16: Col Iognaid.

Four – Inter, coxed: Portora. Club One, coxed: Commercial B. Jun 18A: Galway RC.  

Pair – Sen: Bann. Inter: Bann.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One: Commercial. Nov: Neptune A. Jun 18A: Bann. Jun 16, coxed: Galway RC. Jun 15, coxed: Commercial A.

Double – Club One: Univ of Limerick A. Jun 18A: Bann. Jun 15: Commercial A.

Single – Sen: Three Castles (B Quinn). Inter: Garda (B Larsen). Jun 18A: Neptune (C Feerick). Jun 16: Col Iognaid (C Nic Dhonncha).  

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#PesaroRovigno - This year's Pesaro-Rovigno regatta in the Adriatic was marked by a serious collision between two competing boats at the weekend, as the photo above shows.

According to Liguria Nautica News, Michele Cinquepalmi's 83ft Maxi Chica Magnum was on a starboard tack and Kuka, the Sly 42 of Roberto Casadei, was on a port tack when they collided at the pre-start on one of the two scheduled races of the Italy-to-Croatia regatta.

It's not yet known how the boats came to cross paths but the damage to the much smaller Sly 42 was significant, and some of its crew were treated for minor injuries after the larger vessel's hull created a deep gash in its starboard side.

Liguria Nautica News has more on the story HERE.

And here's video from on board Kuka which appears to be from shortly before the collision:

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Plans to re–run August's abandoned Greystones Cruiser Regatta in October have changed slightly due to a conflict of dates with some sporting fixtures. While Sunday October 4 had been initially slated as the rescheduled date, organiser Daragh Cafferkey now says it will run on Saturday, October 3rd instead. 

'We have been asked to avoid a clash with Sunday's Ireland v Italy Rugby International and accordingly we have opted for Sat afternoon with hopefully enough time for boats to comfortably make it over in the morning', Cafferkey told Afloat.ie

The August event attracted over 150 boats.

'We have many trophies, winners jackets, wine and other awards that remain unclaimed and accordingly we will rerun two short races or one longer race on Saturday with a warning signal of 14.25'.

All entries for Aug 30th remain live for this event but the freebee vouchers for burgers or berths are gone but a 50% discount will apply at Greystones Harbour marina.

 

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#ROWING: Portora Royal School lost to Gonzaga College High School by half a length in the fastest race so far in the Princess Elizabeth at Henley Royal Regatta. The Enniskillen crew gave a remarkable display, refusing to let the bigger American crew extend their early lead to clear water. The crews overlapped down the course, with Portora mounting repeated pushes. Gonzaga finished well under pressure and won in a time of six minutes 38 seconds.

Henley Royal Regatta, Day Two (Irish interest)

Princess Elizabeth (Eights, Schoolboy): Gonzaga College High School, United States bt Portora Royal School ½ l, 6:38

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#Riverfest - The Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association has timed its annual regatta to take place this weekend during the third Dublin Port Riverfest.

Weather permitting, the DBOGA will race in Dublin Bay for the Leinster Plate Trophy on Saturday 30 May, while on Sunday 31 May they will sail upriver to berth along the north quays and enjoy the festival's atmosphere before parading back to the Poolbeg Boat and Yacht Club.

Then on Bank Holiday Monday 1 June they will join an even bigger parade of sail to salute the departing tall ships – including the square rigger Kaskelot.

More details on the Old Gaffers' weekend plans – and how you can join in the fun – are available HERE.

And don't forget this summer's cruise in company along the 'Fastnet coast' in West Cork.

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#Cullaun - The next big event on the Cullaun Sailing Club calendar is the Spring Regatta next weekend on Sunday 10 May.

That will see Wayfarers, GP14s, RS200s, Enterprises, Lasers and more racing, with visitors and club boats competing fiercely on the lake near Kilkishen in East Clare – which Commodore Jim O'Sullivan describes as one of the region's best-kept secrets.

Moer generally it's a busy time for Cullaun, with adult introductory sailing classes set to run over four consecutive Tuesday evenings starting 5 May. 

Meanwhile, Sunday afternoon racing will move to Thursday evenings for the summer series, though junior sailing on the lake is still running on Sunday mornings.

The club says it looks forward to welcoming new sailors of all ages and abilities to get out on the water ahead of the new ISA 'Try Sailing' initiative in June. Further updates can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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#ROWING: Skibbereen Regatta, set for Sunday (May 3rd) at the National Rowing Centre, has been cancelled because of an adverse weather forecast – for a second time. The prediction of gusting winds from the south east was bad news for a regatta with a very big entry of small boats. The Grand League event had originally been fixed for April 11th and 12th but also fell victim to the forecast of bad weather. This leaves just two Grand League rounds on the calendar, Dublin Metropolitan and Cork Regatta.

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#ROWING: Two schools from Enniskillen took some of the major honours on offer at the Irish Schools Regatta at O’Brien’s Bridge. Enniskillen Collegiate won the women’s under-23 eights, fours and pairs, and Portora Royal School won the under-23 eights and pairs. Presentation Brothers College, Cork, took the men’s coxed fours. Waterpark College’s Andrew Goff was the top single sculler, and Sarah Murphy of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh the top women’s sculler.

Irish Schools Regatta 2015, O’Brien’s Bridge, Selected Results

Men

Eight – Under-23: 1 Portora, 2 St Joseph’s, 3 Presentation, Cork. Junior 16: 1 St Joseph’s, 2 Col Iognáid, 3 Presentation, Cork. Jun 15: 1 St Joseph’s, 2 Pres, Cork, 3 Portora.

Four – Under-23, coxed: 1 Pres, Cork, 2 St Joseph’s, 3 CBS, Cork. Jun 16: 1 Portora, 2 Col Iognáid, 3 St Joseph’s B. Junior 15, coxed: 1 St Joseph’s A, 2 Portora, 3 Presentation Cork.

Pair – Under-23: 1 Portora A, 2 St Joseph’s B, 3 Ardscoil A.

Sculling

Quadruple – Under-23: 1 Schull CS, 2 Methody, 3 CBC, Cork. Junior 16, coxed: 1 Ardscoil A, 2 Methody, 3 Killorglin. Jun 15, coxed: 1 CBC Cork A, 2 CAI, 3 Methody.

Double – Under-23: 1 Schull CS A, 2 Marist, 3 Summerhill. Junior 16: 1 Rochestown, 2 Methody, 3 Pres, Carlow. Jun 15: 1 St Mary’s, Carlow, 2 CBC, Cork, 3 Castleknock.

Single – Under-23 (Final One, Timed): 1 Waterpark (A Goff), 2 St Munchin’s (Carmody), 3 Rochestown (Larkin). (Final Two, Timed): Portora (Murray). Jun 16: 1 Castleknock (Meehan), 2 Rochestown (Larkin), 3 Ardscoil Dub (Lynch). Jun 15 – Final One: 1 St Mary’s, Carlow (J Keating), 2 Carrigaline CC (S O’Neill), 3 CBC (T Murphy). Final Two: Ardscoil (O’Byrne).

Women

Eight – Under-23: 1 Enniskillen, 2 Laurel Hill, 3 Mount Lourdes. Jun 16: 1 Col Iognáid, 2 Methody, 3 Laurel Hill. Jun 15: 1 Col Iognáid, 2 Enniskillen

Four – Under-23: 1 Enniskillen, 2 Mount Lourdes. Jun 16, coxed: 1 Col Iognáid B, 2 Enniskillen, 3 Col Iognáid A. Jun 15, coxed: 1 Col Iognaid, 2 Mount Lourdes.

Pair – Under-23: 1 Enniskillen, 2 Laurel Hill B, 3 Laurel Hill A.

Sculling

Quadruple – Under-23: 1 St Leo’s, 2 Loreto, Fermoy A, 3 Loreto, Fermoy B. Junior 16, coxed: 1 Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach, 2 Regina Mundi, 3 St Leo’s. Jun 15: 1 Loreto, Fermoy A, 2 Christ the King, Cork, 3 St Brigid’s A.

Double – Under 23 (Final One, Timed): 1 St Angela’s, Cork, 2 Methody, 3 Ursuline, Sligo. Final Two, timed: Sacred Heart. Final Three, timed: St Leo’s B. Jun 16: St Dominic’s, 2 Sacred Heart, 3 Christ the King A. Jun 15: 1 Regina Mundi, 2 Loreto, Fermoy, 3 St Louis.

Single – Under-23: 1 Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh (S Murphy), 2 Christ the King (Cummins), 3 Methody (Deyermond). Junior 16: Scoil Mhuire (Synnott), 2 Loreto Fermoy (O’Sullivan). Jun 15 (Final One): Loreto, Fermoy (Murphy). Final Two: Loreto (McGirr).

 

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