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“The boy stood on the burning deck,” is one of the most famous lines in literature and particularly relevant in the maritime sphere. Many people can quote the next line…”Whence all but he had fled…” But why was he there,…
With May upon us, we’re into the season of Round Ireland record attempts in the smallest this or the widest that or the fastest other. So before anyone gets too excited, let’s put the record straight on “Small Boat Round…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 3 MAY 2016 BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan), 2. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll) CRUISERS 1 - 1. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al), 2. Powder Monkey (C Moore) CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1.…
A French yachtsman competing in The Transat bakerly solo transatlantic race from Plymouth to New York, was forced to abandon the race today after his boat crashed into a container ship. Maxime Sorel on board the yacht VandB was among…
#1916bridge - President Michael D Higgins unveiled a plaque to ‘Tom Clarke Bridge’ officially now the name to Dublin’s East-Link toll-lift bridge which is the last road crossing over the Liffey before meeting the sea, writes Jehan Ashmore. The bridge…
There are some boats which make the world seem a better place simply by sailing by, writes W M Nixon, and this dark blue Grand Soleil of 2003 vintage listed on Afloat Boats for Sale has been warming the hearts of discerning…
#PlaneSailing - A funeral director's ambitious plans for a unique 'glamping' site in Enniscrone will move a step closer to fruition later this week as he prepares to sail a passenger jet by barge up the coast from Shannon. That's…
#RNLI - Vital funds have been raised for the RNLI following the annual Dunmore East lifeboat 'Dash & Splash' and yellow welly throwing competition. The event, which took place at Councillor’s Strand in Dunmore East on Sunday 1 May, was…
The spectacular 333m MSC Splendida, the longest ship ever to visit Dublin Port, returned to Dublin early this morning officially marking the start of Dublin Port’s 2016 cruise season. She is one of 113 cruise calls confirmed for Dublin Port…
The Irish Olympic Laser trials looked like they were being sailed on home waters a week ago when the two protagonists for the single mens Laser berth in Rio this summer contested the Ulster Championships at County Antrim Yacht Club…
Cowes Week, one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events, has been given a boost this week with the announcement that Aberdeen Asset Management has agreed to support the sailing regatta for one more year in 2016…
Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club gathered on Saturday to salute top club achievements from 2015. Ten annual awards for outstanding sailing were presented ranging from cruising endeavours to Olympic campaigns. In cruising, The Township Cup went to Michael and Ann…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Dinghy Results for Results for Sunday, 2 May 2016  IDRA 14 FOOT Race 1- 1. Doody (J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne), 2. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 3. Slipstream (Julie Ascoop) IDRA 14 FOOT Race 2- 1. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 2.…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Green Fleet Results for Results for Saturday, 30th April 2016 DRAGON Race 2- 1. Zu (M Minch/C Grimley/T Pearson), 2. Dublin Bay (G Treacy), 3. Phantom (D.Williams) DRAGON Race 2- 1. Zu (M Minch/C Grimley/T…
#RNLI - The eagerly anticipated Bundoran RNLI Soapbox Race makes its return to Bundoran’s Astoria Road on Bank Holiday Sunday 5 June. Following last year’s cancellation of the event due to unfavourable weather conditions, the volunteer lifeboat crew are this…
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