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Lough Swilly Yacht Club  Launch 2010 Season
‘Lough Swilly Yacht Club successfully launched the 2010 boating season on Sunday. Commodore Paul McSorley welcomed members attending The Opening Day Lunch at the LSYC Clubhouse in Fahan, Co Donegal.  New members along with long standing members enjoyed a splendid…
Youghal Club Plans Open Day
The recently formed Youghal Bay Boat Club (YBBC) has been busy over the past few weeks putting together an exciting itinerary to get more people out on the water. Their open day, the club's first on-the-water event, will kick off…
Cowes Dragonfest this summer
This summer Cowes and the Isle of Wight will host a festival of Dragon sailing with five Dragon events on offer. To encourage Dragons to visit the Solent a special Red Funnel Ferry fare of £84 return is available, on…
Kinsale Prepares for April League
Starting on Monday April 5th there will be five weekends of racing on varied courses outside Kinsale Harbour in the Kinsale YC April Series. The format will also include an offshore race. The event will an opportunity for training purposes…
420 Munsters head for Kinsale
The Irish 420 Class Association in conjunction with Kinsale Yacht Club will host the 420 Munster Championships from Saturday 3rd April to Sunday 4th April in Kinsale (with Monday 5th held as a reserve day). An added incentive to this…
Rig Tuning Talk at Howth
Sailmaker Des McWilliams from One Sails in Cork will give a talk on the 'black art' of rig tuning at Howth tomorrow evening (Wednesday) at 8pm. The talk is free, but attendees are invited to donate to the RNLI in…
49ers and Cats combine
Irish 49ers have joined forces with multihulls for their events this year, both boosting event numbers and solving the problem of how you match speeding skiffs with other boats for safe racing. The cats and '9ers share a course for…
Land sailors set for Bettystown bash
Anyone wishing to try land yachting for the first time should mark April 24 & 25 in their diary. The Irish Power Kite and Sandyacht Association will hold their April event on Bettystown beach in Co Meath, with a range…
Cat training weekend in Dun Laoghaire
Olympic Multihull Sailor, Rob White will be holding an introductory SL16 training weekend in Dun Laoghaire on 17th and 18th April 2010. The SL16 is the multihull dinghy selected for the 2012 Youth Worlds, to be held on Dublin Bay.…
Marine Month Launched in Galway
The calendar of events for Galway’s forthcoming Month of Marine Madness was launched today (Monday 19th April 2010) by Deputy Mayor Peter Keane at Salthill beach with the organisers of the event, who were showcasing a number of marine-related family…
Beginners welcome at Clontarf
Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club are holding an introduction to sailing course running from May 19 to May 23. The course is open to absolute beginners or those wishing to brush up on their sailing skills. Details about the course…
Schools to decide national champs
The Irish Schools Team Racing Nationals will be decided this weekend, with 14 teams taking part at the event, hosted by the Bow Waves Galway sailing centre. The event will be sailed in their fleet of Topaz dinghies. All the…
Carrickfergus boat jumble this weekend
The Irish Boat Jumble takes places at Carrickfergus Sailng Club, Co Antrim this Sunday. The Show opens at 10am and sponsored by P&O Irish Sea. If you do it in, on or under the water there is sure to be…
Volcano threatens Fireball championships
The Fireball World Championships are under threat due to the ongoing aviation crisis caused by ash from the Icelandic volcano. 70 entries (six of them Irish) are due to arrive in Barbados for the event, due to start this weekend.…
Volcano threatens Fireball championships
The Fireball World Championships are under threat due to the ongoing aviation crisis caused by ash from the Icelandic volcano. 70 entries (six of them Irish) are due to arrive in Barbados for the event, due to start this weekend.…

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