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Ireland (Paul and Gary O'Donovan), France and Italy on the medal podium.
Rowing
#Rowing: On a wonderful day for Irish rowing, Paul and Gary O’Donovan produced a trademark burning finish to take Ireland’s third medal – silver – at the European Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic. France showed their familiar control…
Ten years on since Cill Airne arrived to Dublin Port to embark a new career that began during the tail end of the Celtic Tiger era. Above the veteran vessel dating to the early 1960's and built locally at the Liffey Dockyard is seen this week at her stationary berth at the North Wall. The backdrop is dominated by the recently opened new headquarters of the Central Bank that was originally to be those for the former and disgraced Anglo Irish Bank.
Historic Boats
#10yearArrival – The unique venue of Dublin’s only floating bar and restaurant located on the Liffey in the form of MV Cill Airne arrived to the capital a decade ago as of last Thursday, writes Jehan Ashmore. At that stage…
Action from yesterday’s Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race
Kayaking
#SeaKayaking - Belfast Lough escaped the rain as the fifth Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race was held in great conditions yesterday afternoon (Saturday 27 May). Organised by Jackie Patton of Ballyholme Yacht Club and members of Belfast Kayak Club, and…
Conor McGregor stands tall aboard The 188 moored at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#Notorious - MMA superstar Conor McGregor swapped the UFC Octagon for a sleek motor yacht to make the most of Ireland’s recent sunny spell, as his Instagram account indicates. McGregor drove out to Dun Laoghaire Harbour a few days ago…
Denise Walsh with her silver medal. Emma Fred took gold and Patricia Merz bronze
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland made a brilliant start to the final day of the European Rowing Championships. Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll dominated the men’s lightweight pair to take gold and, immediately afterwards, Denise Walsh took a gutsy silver medal in the…
 Land Rov​er BAR s​ustained d​amage du​ring rac​e 2 agai​nst Soft​Bank Tea​m Japan
America's Cup
The first day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers started with extraordinary drama as Land Rover BAR defied all the sceptics and the pundits that had written the team off. They beat the pre-regatta in-form boat, Sweden's…
Beneteau 31.7 Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster) was a DBSC class winner
DBSC
Dublin Bay Sailing Club results from Saturday, May 27th. B21S - 1. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY) B21S - 1. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox), 2. Crazy Horse…
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Assists Two Sailors on Yacht Aground
RNLI Lifeboats
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist 2 people after their 26ft–yacht went aground below Coolbawn on Lough Derg At 8.30pm Saturday, May 27, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist 2 people after their…
Hanah Scott
Rowing
#Rowing: Bann rower Hannah Scott won at the British National Schools’ Regatta at Dorney Lake today. The Coleraine girl won the Championship Girls Single Sculls (The Internationals’ Cup). She is bound for Princeton once she completes her studies in Northern…
Monika Dukarska
Rowing
#Rowing: Commercial won the men’s senior eights at the Metropolitan Regatta at Blessington today. The champions of Ireland had eight seconds to spare over UCD’s senior eight. Killorglin’s Monika Dukarska, who will also compete at London Metropolitan Regatta, won the…
Saint Killian II became the last carferry to operate between an Irish port and Le Havre until the route from Rosslare closed two decades ago in 1997. The former Irish Continental Line / Irish Ferries ship since 1978 served other routes between the two nations. The ferry along with fleetmate Saint Patrick II in 1997 went to lay-up in Le Havre and placed for sale. They were replaced by a single ship service on the Rosslare-Cherbourg/ Roscoff routes when Normandy was introduced. This role is currently carried out by cruiseferry Oscar Wilde.
Ferry
#LeHavre500 - Festivities began earlier today and will continue for five months in celebrating the 500th anniversary of Le Havre, a UNESCO-listed city that is also France's fifth largest port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The port of Le Havre at the…
Lloyd Thornburg set a Transpacific Course World Record in 3 Days 16 Hours 52 Minutes and 03 seconds. See the video below.
Offshore
The past few years we have had a good share of success with at least one wrong turn in our racing programme. When Brian Thompson and I were planning the PHAEDO3 program we had a wish list of races and…
Howth skipper Conor Fogerty off Lands End and on his way to the Plymouth start line of the OSTAR race across the Atlantic that begins on Monday
Howth YC
Solo sailor Conor Fogerty of Howth Yacht Club attended this morning's OSTAR skippers race briefing. John Forde, in Plymouth with Ireland's Team BAM!, updates on preparations for Monday's Transatlantic race start.  Bam arrived safely in Plymouth to take her place…
The Irish Dragon fleet moored alongside at the Royal Irish Yacht Club after the first day of the East Coast Championships on Dublin Bay
Dragon
Kinsale Yacht Club's Cameron Good sailing with Simon Furney and Henry Kingston lead the Irish East Coast Dragon Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Given Saturday's downpours, the ten boat Dragon fleet got the best of…
Paul and Gary O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan took an excellent second place behind Olympic champions France to secure their place in the A Final of the lightweight double sculls at the European Rowing Championships in Racice today. France were outstanding…
Leadship of namesake class, Léopard is one of five sister training ships visiting Dublin this weekend
Naval Visits
#Flotilla – A French Navy flotilla all consisting of training vessels are visiting Dublin where also in port is the Finnish Navy’s flagship, writes Jehan Ashmore. The small training ships that arrived yesterday belong to the Léopard class which were…
Denise Walsh
Coastal Rowing
#Rowing: Denise Walsh qualified for the A Final of the lightweight single sculls by finishing second in her semi-final at the European Rowing Championships in Racice today. The race was won, with a dominant peformance, by Patricia Merz of Switzerland.…
The day's racing was spectacular with the most incredible splash of colour across Loch Fyne
Racing
Irish boats are to the fore at the Scottish Series with Dublin J109s Storm (Pat Kelly of Howth Yacht Club), Chimaera (Andrew Craig of Royal Irish Yacht Club) but none are quicker than Waterford Harbour Sailing Club's 'Fools Gold' owned by…
ISORA are heading south to Arklow in the fourth race of the 2017 series. Scroll down for tracker!
ISORA
A fleet of 28 ISORA yachts is heading south from Dublin Bay to Arklow this morning at 8am, a 48–mile coastal race that is expected to finish later this afternoon. The great turnout is a boost for offshore sailors who…
Rob McConnell’s A35 Fool’s Gold from Dunmore East is a former overall champion of the Scottish Series, and expected to do well in this year’s edition currently under way in Tarbert, Loch Fyne
W M Nixon
Despite some interruptions from either too much or too little wind, the regular club sailing programme for 2017 is now fully under way, and this weekend is additionally so well filled with major regional and national events that you could…

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