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Intermediate School, Killorglin, winners of the Junior 16 coxed Quadruple at the Irish Schools Regatta. Included are coach Mike Fleming, Anna Thyter, Rhianon O'Donoghue, Molly O'Grady, Mara Treacy and cox Alannah Dolan.
Rowing
#Rowing: It was a very tight battle for overall honours at the Irish Schools Regatta at O’Brien’s Bridge today. St Colman’s College and Laurel Hill shared the honours on 23 points. St Joseph’s of Galway were just one point further…
The J80 sportsboat Graduate (Dominic O'Keeffe and PJ Barron). A number of J80s will race in DBSC's growing mixed sportsboat class this season.
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2017 looks like it will be a key year for the new mixed sportboats class on Dublin Bay. First promoted on Afloat.ie in late 2015 as a means of catering for a range of boats currently based in Dun Laoghaire. The…
Skellig Michael as seen in the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Island News
#SkelligMichael - Skellig Michael’s opening for summer visitors on 14 May has been cast into doubt by concerns over of a number of unstable large rocks following a rockfall discovered earlier this month. Safety contractors and OPW staff are currently…
Aill na Searrach at the Cliffs of Moher
News Update
#CliffsOfMoher - RTÉ News reports that a man died after a BASE jump went wrong at the Cliffs of Moher yesterday morning (Saturday 22 April). It’s understood that the deceased, one of three men who had gone to Aill Na…
Royal Cork's Harry Durcan and Harry Whitaker with green spinnaker in a downwind leg at the 29er British Youth Nationals
Royal Cork YC
Royal Cork Yacht Club pairing Harry Durcan and Harry Whitaker last were bronze medalists in the 29er class at the British Youth Sailing National championships sailed last week on the Solent. In a fleet of 70 boats the Royal Cork…
Cork Boat Club, the women's junior 18 eight winners at Limerick Regatta. Included are coaches Stephen Murphy and Terence McGrath.
Rowing
#Rowing: Cork Boat Club had a good day at Limerick Regatta at O’Brien’s Bridge today. They won the the men’s intermediate eight and senior pair and the women’s junior 18 eight. UCD won the women’s novice eight and Daire Lynch…
J109 Juggerknot (Andrew Algeo of the Royal Irish Yacht Club) port tacks a 23–boat line shy fleet in the first ISORA race of the season off Dun Laoghaire
ISORA
Royal Irish's Andrew Alego made an impressive ISORA debut yesterday in a tricky light wind race from Dun Laoghaire to Wicklow. The new–to–the Bay, J109 Juggerknot port–tacked a 24–boat fleet in very light airs off the Dun Laoghaire startline. In yet…
Optimist sailor Justin Lucas
Youth Sailing
Lighter breezes at Ballyholme have been providing some very different sailing conditions for today’s third day of racing in the ISA Youth Nationals on Belfast Lough. But in all classes the overnight leaders have stayed in front, with an exceptional…
File photo of LE Aisling while undergoing work to the mainmast when berthed in the Naval Service basin in Haulbowline, Cork Harbour. It is from this basin that the sold OPV is to be towed tomorrow, Sunday to the Netherlands.
News Update
#Aisling2SetSail- The former LÉ Aisling which was sold at public auction last month has been renamed Avenhorn by Dutch owners, and is expected to depart Cork Harbour tomorrow for the final time, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat has noted that the…
LE Eithne 'dressed overall' while docked in Dun Laoghaire recently on occasion of the Naval Service conferred 'Freedom of Entry to the County' by DLRCC for humanitarian role in the Mediterranean where the HPV is set to return on such duties.
Navy
#MigrantMission - Flagship LE Eithne of the Naval Service is to be deployed again on humanitarian missions in the Mediterranean Sea, so to assist in the ongoing refugee migrant crisis off north Africa, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1984 built Helicopter…
Enjoy the fun and events of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland Shine A Light festival on the May Bank Holiday. See participating Lighthouses below that include Fanad, Co. Donegal
Lighthouses
#LighthouseFestival - Next weekend is the time... to kick start the Summer with the Great Lighthouses of Ireland May Bank Holiday Festival (29 April – 1 May). Meet our Lighthouse StoryKeepers, enjoy all things maritime from crafts, technology, food and…
The twin funnels of the Naval Service flagship LE Eithne which is twinned with the adopted homeport of Dun Laoghaire. The heli-deck 'dressed overall' is clearly seen in this on board view with the backdrop of the town where Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council last month bestowed the 'Honourary of Freedom of Entry to the County'. This was in recognition of the significant humanitarian role of the Naval Service in the Mediterranean.
Navy
#AdoptedPorts – The ‘Freedom of Entry to the County’ bestowed to the Naval Service by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council last month took place in the harbour where flagship LE Eithne is twinned with the town. So what about the rest…
Bantry Bay Residents Speak Out Over Seaweed Harvesting Licence
Coastal Notes
#CoastalNotes - While Bantry Bay prepares to open up as a maritime hub for Ireland’s South West, local coastal residents are expressing concern over the first State licence for the mechanical harvesting of seaweed. As the Irish Examiner reports, Kerry-based…
The large-scale dive search follows a ‘360-degree’ terrain survey of the island off Co Mayo
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - More than 100 divers have joined a major search since early this morning (Saturday 22 April) for Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith, the two Irish Coast Guard crew members still missing after the Rescue 116 tragedy over a…
The 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's victory in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race will be commemorated with a Parade of Sail in Falmouth Harbour on June 14, 2018
Solo Sailing
The 2018 Golden Globe Race will start from Plymouth on Saturday June 30, 2018. The Race marks the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s victory in the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world Race back in 1968/9.…
Gemma McDowell & Emma Gallagher (Malahide) lead the 420s from Geoff Power & James McCann and Kate Lyttle & Niamh Henry (RSTGYC) racing on Belfast Lough from Ballyholme YC. After two days, Power of Dunmore East holds the lead
W M Nixon
Its full title is the Irish Sailing Association Youth Pathway Nationals and Optimist Trials. It is a designation with a great air of seriousness about it, contrasting markedly with current public debate about providing more fun sailing, while making regattas…
Ewan McMahon won the first two races this morning and leads the Radial class of the Youth Nationals
Youth Sailing
Day Two of the ISA Youth Sailing Pathway National Championships and Optimist Trials saw all of the fleets afloat for the first time with over 200 sailors visiting Ballyholme Yacht Club.  With a stronger breeze than yesterday averaging 12-14 knots…
An offshore race starts on Dublin Bay. Offshore body ISORA has changed its 'No Pro' rule for the 2017 season
ISORA
An ISORA move to deal with professional sailors racing in its expanding 2017 fleet has been amended just in time for the first race of the season tomorrow.   Following instructions received at the AGM in December and in keeping…
Union Hall RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - It’s shaping up to be the start of a busy season for the volunteer lifeboat crew at Union Hall RNLI with two callouts in less than two weeks. On Saturday 8 April, the inshore lifeboat launched at 12.14pm…
The exercise will centre on a major spillage of crude oil having occurred from an oil exploration platform located approximately 220km off the south west coast of Ireland and oil coming ashore at Spanish Point in County Clare
Shannon Estuary
A training exercise testing the response capabilities of Shannon Foynes Port Company, local authorities and other organisations who operate in the vicinity of the Shannon Estuary will take place at Spanish Point, County Clare, on Wednesday and Thursday of next…

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