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Rowing Ireland Grand League regatta series opens in Cork next weekend
The Rowing Ireland Grand League regatta series gets underway at the National Rowing Centre in Cork next Sunday 11th April. This is the first event, hosted by Skibbereen Rowing Club, in a series of six nationwide regattas (see full details…
Queen's Fast but UCD Take Prizes
UCD’s greater range in terms of entries landed them a clean sweep of the team prizes at the University Championships of Ireland at the NRC in Cork. They had 16 points to spare over Queen’s in the overall category, though…
Grand League Gets Off To Flying Start
Galway Rowing Club and Trinity took the men’s and women’s eights crowns at Skibbereen Regatta on Sunday. The first regatta in the new Grand League format was a success, with the emphasis on competition rather than sorting races according to…
British rowers aim for 2010 miles in 2010
Teams of rowers will be vying to smash a six-year-old record for a non-stop circumnavigation of Britain. The record for the Anglo American Boat Race, or GB Row 2010 as it's known this year, meant rowing more than 70 miles…
Galway Best Eight at Neptune Regatta
Galway Rowing Club, powered by outstanding seniors Marc Stephens and John Forde, won the men’s senior eight final at Neptune Regatta. In a straight final against UCD they had just a canvas to spare after a fine race. Neptune Regatta,…
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 Afloat.ie: Irish Fishing Boat Design Offered by Yamaha
An Irish designed boat is among the International line offered by engine giant Yamaha at this week's London boat Show. The Redfinn 6010 is manufactured in the UK by Irish marine duo Eugene McKiernan and Alistair Rumball. The design is…
Afloat.ie: McGowan Heads Out Across the Atlantic
Seán McGowan of Shannon Rowing Club in Limerick took to the water off the Canary Islands yesterday afternoon in his boat, Tess, intent on rowing across the Atlantic in the much-postponed Woodvale Atlantic Rowing Race reports Liam Gorman in the…
Afloat.ie: Bye-laws for Management of  Wild Salmon Approved
The Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan T.D., has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon fishery in 2010. These will come into effect from the first day of January 2010. The maintenance of…
Afloat.ie: Wrasse Instead of Turkey on Christmas Eve?
A story about how an island fisherman is keeping up a tradition going back centuries gives a glimpse of how different island life can be especially at Christmas time. Malachy Beatty supplies wrasse to the islanders of Inis Mor. The…
Afloat.ie: Fish Barrier at Fermoy
Minister of State Conor Lenihan today announced he had reviewed the approach to resolving the barrier to fish passage at Fermoy. Minister Lenihan said, “Since taking up responsibility for inland fish I have been anxious that progress be made to…
O'Donovan Takes Two Titles
Skibbereen man Mark O’Donovan took two of the inaugural national sculls titles at the Skibbereen head of the river at the National Rowing Centre. The 21-year-old, who headed the lightweight rankings at the National trials last weekend, won the single…
Afloat.ie: Salmon Fishing Licence Fees Reduced for 2010
Minister for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan co-signed an order today along with the Minister for Finance setting the rod angling licence fees for 2010 at 10% less than applied in 2009. The fees set ordinarily track the Consumer Price Index…
Afloat.ie: Hundreds in Cork for Rowing Season
Hundreds of rowers are expected in Cork this weekend as Rowing Ireland’s new national head of the river competition format finally gets underway at the National Rowing Centre at Farran Wood, Inniscara, following a number of cancellations due to poor…
Skibbereen Head Postponed
Skibbereen head of the river, which was due to be held at the National Rowing Centre on Saturday, has been postponed until a later date because of concerns about the weather.   Click this link for Irish Rowing details Click…
Afloat.ie: New Rowing Season Getting Underway
Hundreds of rowers are expected in Cork this weekend (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November) as Rowing Ireland’s new national head of the river competition format gets under way. The new format involves a series of time trial Head of…

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