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MARINE NOTICE

No 3 of 2014

Shannon Navigation

Lough Derg

Red Porthand Buoy Off Station

Waterways Ireland has been advised that a red porthand buoy has been sighted grounded near Tinker Point on the western tip of Illaunmore island. Its previous position has yet to be identified.

Masters are requested to navigate with due caution in this area of Lough Derg until the buoy has been repositioned.

 

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#ardnacrusha – Waterways Ireland is changing the advice on travel from Ardnascrusha into the Limerick Navigation due to a new service available from the ESB which provides real time information on the output from the turbines.
Boaters are advised not to travel on the Ardnacrusha to Limerick Navigation if the output from Ardnacrusha is above 20 Megawatts. The previous advice advised boaters not to travel if one turbine was operating; 1 turbine is equivalent to 20 megawatts.
The new service offers real time information on the megawatt output of Ardnacrusha by phone (tel 087-6477229) and is available 24hrs a day. Boaters are advised to contact the ESB phoneline for information on the output when making travel plans. In the event of a line failure in the real time information number, boaters can call the main Ardnacrusha number 087-9970131 for the megawatt information as well as any other information required for travel through Ardnacrusha.
This new information service is an improvement in safety for mariners who travel on the Ardnacrusha to Limerick Navigation.

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MARINE NOTICE

No. 101 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Lough Ree

Inchturk Island

Shoal Area Reported.

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that a shoal area has been reported approximately 100ft / 30m north of the starboardhand mark at the northern end of Inchturk Island.

Masters are requested to give this mark a wide berth until further notice.

Charles Lawn
Inspector of Navigation
15 Aug 2013
Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6494232
Fax : 00 353 (0) 6494147

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MARINE NOTICE

No. 85 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Shannonbridge

Devenish Island

Reported Shallow

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that a shallow patch has been reported between a half and one km south of Devenish Island, towards the west bank.

Masters are requested to proceed at slow speed and with due caution when passing this area.

Charles Lawn
Inspector of Navigation
10 Jul 2013
Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6494232
Fax : 00 353 (0) 6494147

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MARINE NOTICE

No. 83 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Lough Derg

IWAI Lough Derg Rally

6 th to 14 th Jul

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that the above boat rally will visit the following harbours during this period.

Dromaan, Terryglass, Garrykennedy and Mountshannon.

Charles Lawn
Inspector of Navigation
4 Jul 2013
Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6494232
Fax : 00 353 (0) 6494147

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Marie Rowlands

Inspectorate

Waterways Ireland

The Docks

Athlone

Co. Westmeath

 

Phone: +353(0)906494232

Fax:     +353(0)906494147

www.waterwaysireland.org

 



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MARINE NOTICE

 

No. 77 of 2013

 

 

SHANNON NAVIGATION

 

Lough Derg

 

Ballina

 

Dragon Boat Racing

 

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that a dragon boat racing event will take place in Ballina on Sun 7 July between 1300 hrs and 1800hrs.

 

Masters are requested to note any advice from safety marshals when passing through this section of the navigation.

 

Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation.

 

Charles Lawn

Inspector of Navigation

26 Jun 2013

Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6494232

Fax : 00 353 (0) 6494147

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MARINE NOTICE
No. 68 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

ATHLONE to PORTUMNA

SHANNON ONE DESIGN (SOD)

LONG DISTANCE SAIL IN COMPANY

29 TH . and 30 th . June 2013

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels of the above cruise in company. SODs will depart from Athlone lock to Banagher harbour on Sat the 29 th and from Banagher to Portumna bridge on Sun 30 th .

Masters of powerboats are requested to heed their wash when passing vessels under sail and accordingly to observe the navigation rules.

Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.

Charles Lawn
Lt Cdr (rtd)
Inspector of Navigation
19 Jun 2013.
Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6494232

MARINE NOTICE

No. 69 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Lough Ree

Sunken Vessel

Marine Notice No 67 refers.

The vessel has been recovered. Marine Notice No 67 is now withdrawn.

C.Lawn
Inspector of Navigation
19 Jun 2013
Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6494232
Fax : 00 353 (0) 6494147

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MARINE NOTICE

No 61 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Athlone

Shannon Swim

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and users of the Shannon Navigation that the "Shannon Swim" event will take place in Athlone on Sat 22 nd . June between 1800 hrs and 2000hrs.

The start of the swimming course will be in the vicinity of the Athlone By-Pass (M6) Bridge and will proceed down river to the Athlone Town Bridge.

Masters are requested to proceed at slow speed and with minimum wash when in this area of the navigation and to note any advice given by race marshals and safety boat crew when approaching the course.

Waterways Ireland thanks masters for their co-operation in this matter.

C.J.Lawn
Lt Cdr (rtd)
Inspector of Navigation

13 Jun 2013
Tel: 353 90 6494232
Fax: 353 90 6494147

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MARINE NOTICE

No. 61 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Limerick

Sarsfield's Lock

Navigation Restriction

Marine Notice No 58 is now withdrawn.

C.Lawn
Inspector of Navigation
14 Jun 2013
Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6494232
Fax : 00 353 (0) 6494147

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MARINE NOTICE

No 55 of 2013

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Lough Ree - Killinure Lough

Athlone Boat Club Regatta

Mooring Restrictions at Coosan Pt. Lough Ree

Marine Notice No. 45 of 2013 refers.

Masters are advised that the southern half of Coosan Point moorings will closed to berthing vessels from noon on Fri 14 th until 2100 hrs on Sat 15 th Jun.

This restriction is for safety reasons as the rowing course finishing line is adjacent to the moorings and manoeuvring vessels will pose a hazard.

Waterways Ireland thanks masters for their co-operation in this matter.

C.J.Lawn

Lt Cdr (rtd)

Inspector of Navigation

10 Jun 2013

Tel: 353 90 6494232

Fax: 353 90 6494147


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The Half Ton Class was created by the Offshore Racing Council for boats within the racing band not exceeding 22'-0". The ORC decided that the rule should "....permit the development of seaworthy offshore racing yachts...The Council will endeavour to protect the majority of the existing IOR fleet from rapid obsolescence caused by ....developments which produce increased performance without corresponding changes in ratings..."

When first introduced the IOR rule was perfectly adequate for rating boats in existence at that time. However yacht designers naturally examined the rule to seize upon any advantage they could find, the most noticeable of which has been a reduction in displacement and a return to fractional rigs.

After 1993, when the IOR Mk.III rule reached it termination due to lack of people building new boats, the rule was replaced by the CHS (Channel) Handicap system which in turn developed into the IRC system now used.

The IRC handicap system operates by a secret formula which tries to develop boats which are 'Cruising type' of relatively heavy boats with good internal accommodation. It tends to penalise boats with excessive stability or excessive sail area.

Competitions

The most significant events for the Half Ton Class has been the annual Half Ton Cup which was sailed under the IOR rules until 1993. More recently this has been replaced with the Half Ton Classics Cup. The venue of the event moved from continent to continent with over-representation on French or British ports. In later years the event is held biennially. Initially, it was proposed to hold events in Ireland, Britain and France by rotation. However, it was the Belgians who took the ball and ran with it. The Class is now managed from Belgium. 

At A Glance – Half Ton Classics Cup Winners

  • 2017 – Kinsale – Swuzzlebubble – Phil Plumtree – Farr 1977
  • 2016 – Falmouth – Swuzzlebubble – Greg Peck – Farr 1977
  • 2015 – Nieuwport – Checkmate XV – David Cullen – Humphreys 1985
  • 2014 – St Quay Portrieux – Swuzzlebubble – Peter Morton – Farr 1977
  • 2013 – Boulogne – Checkmate XV – Nigel Biggs – Humphreys 1985
  • 2011 – Cowes – Chimp – Michael Kershaw – Berret 1978
  • 2009 – Nieuwpoort – Général Tapioca – Philippe Pilate – Berret 1978
  • 2007 – Dun Laoghaire – Henri-Lloyd Harmony – Nigel Biggs – Humphreys 1980~
  • 2005 – Dinard – Gingko – Patrick Lobrichon – Mauric 1968
  • 2003 – Nieuwpoort – Général Tapioca – Philippe Pilate – Berret 1978

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