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Members of Sphere 17 in Darndale enjoying their recent sea angling trip with the Dublin Angling Initiative
Angling
#Angling - Four fishing clubs have been announced as finalists in Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Fish & Film Competition. Junior members of Ballyshannon and District Angling Association in Co Donegal, Newport Sea Angling Club in Co Mayo, Whitelake Angling Club in…
Wicklow’s inshore lifeboat crew bring the casualty ashore
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched yesterday afternoon (Sunday 20 August) to assist Wicklow Ambulance Service with the medevac of a sailor who sustained injuries while sailing in the bay. The lifeboat crew, comprising helm David O’Leary, Graham Fitzgerald…
Yesterday’s multi-agency search for two missing divers off Dalkey Island had a happy result
Rescue
#Rescue - Two divers were rescued yesterday afternoon (Sunday 20 August) after they failed to surface during a dive off Dalkey Island. The dive boat cox alerted the Irish Coast Guard by marine VHF and began a search patter procedure…
Tom Dolan with his boat, which he finished himself from a bare hull before achieving remarkable racing success. Now it is time for us to rally round in support. He has travelled an incredible distance in solo sailing achievement, but he needs help from all of us to get over the final funding hurdle for the MiniTransat 2017.
Solo Sailing
In five weeks time, Ireland’s talented solo sailor Tom Dolan – currently ranking fourth overall in the 60–plus top helms in the Mini Transat 650 class – will be in the final stages of countdown to the start of the…
The tug Husky manoeuvring the ‘Spud’ barge Beluga out of Shoreham Harbour on the UK Sussex coast
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping  - Wicklow based Alpha Marine are carrying out a dredging project off the UK south coast for an offshore windfarm project, writes Jehan Ashmore. The vessel support and marine services company deployed the Husky, a twin screw shallow draft tug…
Breezy conditions for the Flying Fifteen South Coasts
Flying Fifteen
Northern Ireland entries took the top four places at the Flying Fifteen South Coast Championships at Wateford Harbour Sailing Club, Dunmore East in County Waterford at the weekend. Strangford Lough brothers Rory and Andy Martin Martin of Strangford Lough Yacht Club…
The International 12s and DBSC sail again in Dun Laoghaire on September 10th
Historic Boats
The third annual event in recent years, representing the revival of Ireland's first international class of dinghy, the International 12 and DBSC 12, will be held at the Royal St. George Yacht Club on September 10th 2017. Designed in 1912–despite…
RNLI lifeboat crews on the pitch at Croke Park
Tom MacSweeney
RNLI Lifeboat crews on the hallowed turf of Croke Park, unfurling huge flags with a message about water safety in front of 67,000 passionate football supporters seems an unlikely activity, but it was achieved just before the teams they were…
Rian Geraghty-McDonnell, Winner of the Irish Optimist National Senior Championship
Optimist
Rian Geraghty-McDonnell has won the Irish Optimist National and Open Senior Championship and Luke Turvey the Junior Optimist National and Open Championship at the IODAI championships hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club. With a full series of 10 races…
The IDRA 14 fleet at their Nationals 2017 which concluded on Saturday at Galway Bay SC. The diverse wooden and glassfibre fleet included Number 1, Chimaera (Killian Sargent, right,) which was built in 1946
Galway Harbour
The IDRA14 Class Association held their National Championships at Galway Bay Sailing Club from Thursday through Saturday. The 1946-founded class of both wooden and fibreglass clinker-built boats is now made up mainly of sailors based in the Dublin Bay clubs,…
One of three Viking longships prepares to invade Dun Laoghaire Harbour yesterday
INSS
Out of the mist and rain came waterborne Vikings to battle on Dun Laoghaire's East Pier yesterday afternoon. The Irish National Sailing School (INSS) co-ordinated a free and family–friendly event that featured battles, longboats and a Viking village from 12-5pm. Like…
Overall winner in the Laser Standard Finn Lynch (centre) is presented with his prize by (left) John Roche Admiral Royal Cork and sponsors Mark Whitaker of Volvo. Scroll down for photo gallery of prizewinners
Laser
As the Irish Laser Championships started so did it end with consistent sailing rewarding day one leaders with overall victory at Royal Cork Yacht Club this afternoon. Scroll down for Bob Bateman's prizegiving gallery. A mix of mist and downpours…
Flor O'Driscoll who stood down as J24 Class President at the weekend
J24
There were weekend tributes to J24 Class supremo Flor O'Driscoll who stood down as Class President to great acclaim and a standing ovation at Saturday evening's dinner not only for his service to the fleet but also his continuing success…
Galley Flash Win All Ireland Coastal Title
Coastal Rowing
#CoastalRowing: Galley Flash won the senior men’s title at the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Ballyshannon, Donegal. The West Cork crew led for virtually all the race from local rivals Kilmacsimon, with Courtmacsherry always in third.  Vartry won the…
DMYC's Frank Bradley sailing Ripples was third overall at the Ruffian National Championships
National YC
Royal St. George's Diane II skippered by Chris Helme won the 12–boat, six race Ruffian 23 National Championships with five race wins on Dublin Bay. Helme was five nett points clear of the host club's Bandit skippered by Ann Kirwan…
Liam Jegou
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Liam Jegou finished 17th in the under-23 C1 semi-final at the European Junior and Under-23 Championships in Hohenlimburg, Germany today.  The France-based competitor incurred a two-point penalty on the first gate, and while he did not touch or miss…
oat Liverpool 2018 departs the Race Start for the 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Albert Dock, Liverpool.
Clipper Race
The 40,000 nautical mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race started on the Irish Sea this afternoon. The race is the only event which trains non-professional sailors to complete a circumnavigation, and is one of the toughest endurance challenges on…
Johnny Durcan competing in day three of the Laser Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for a gallery of photos of today's action
Laser
The scoreline's impressive but it belies the fact that on the water the National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch is not getting things all his own way at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Laser National Championships. A string of wins came to an…
Arranmore RNLI volunteers assist the trawler during their 14-hour callout early yesterday
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Arranmore RNLI's lifeboat crew responded to their third callout in a week early yesterday (Friday 18 August) to assist a fishing trawler with five people on board which got into difficulty after engine failure. The fishing vessel, which…
Laser Class salutes Ron – Anne Marie Fagan Hon Sec, Colm Leonard outgoing Treasurer, Ron Hutchieson outgoing Sec, Nick Walsh, Treasurer, and Aidan Staunton Chairman
Laser
At the 42nd AGM of the Irish Laser Association, Ron Hutchieson long term Honorary Secretary and servant to both Irish Laser sailing and Irish Sailing as a whole, stood down after nearly 40 years of unparalleled devotion and service writes…

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