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Come fly with me. Annalise Murphy about to board the Dublin-Verona flight. Even the under-carriage hatch-cover is on-message
Annalise Murphy
It’s not every day you get to fly on a jetliner named in your honour writes W M Nixon. But then, not everyone has won Ireland a Silver Medal in the Olympics. Even at that, today’s busy flight schedules are…
Maiden Voyage: Aisling Gabreille seen approaching the slipway at Greenore, Co. Louth following a crossing from Greencastle, Co. Down
Ferry
#ferry - The Sunday Times writes that the head of the newest Republic-Northern Ireland transportation link has urged a speedy resolution to the Brexit border question. A ferry began crossing Carlingford Lough on Friday with the 15-minute journey promising a…
Lough Derg RNLI tow the cruiser
RNLI Lifeboats
On Saturday July 22, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNL to assist two people and their dog after their 38ft cruiser ran aground at Ryan’s Point, on the eastern shore of Lough Derg. At 2.35pm the lifeboat was launched…
Fintan McCarthy
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Fintan and Jake McCarthy took second in the B Final, eighth overall, at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In temperatures already in the twenties, Chile and Japan were fastest over the first half of the…
J109 White Mischief (Tim Goodbody) was the DBSC Cruisers One race winner
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B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 3. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY) B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 3. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Kalamar (Power et al), 2. Fiddly…
The Ireland lightweight quadruple
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland took a second medal at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Bulgaria today. The lightweight quadruple of Niall Beggan, Stephen O’Connor, Andrew Goff and Shane O’Connell took bronze behind Switzerland and Austria.  Austria and Switzerland swapped the lead…
Shane Mulvaney and David O'Malley
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s David O’Malley and Shane Mulvaney took a bronze medal at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria today. Italy won a tense race. Turkey led early on, but Italy and Ireland came through fast. With 500 metres…
Chloe Mehigan and Claire Feerick, Winners at the Home International
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland picked up more wins at the Home International Regatta in Strathclyde today. Early in the day they had won the women’s and men’s lightweight pairs. The women’s senior double of Chloe Mehigan (Cork) and Claire Feerick (Neptune) won…
Colm Hennessy
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland had two consecutive wins at the Home International Regatta in Strathclyde. The women’s lightweight pair of Gill Crowe and Hazel O’Neill won, and were followed quickly by the men’s lightweight pair of Colm Hennessy and Stephen O’Sullivan. At…
The Ireland crew of Fintan and Jake McCarthy
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s lightweight double of Fintan and Jake McCarthy missed out on an A Final at the World Under-23 Championships by just one place. They finished fourth behind Canada, Spain and South Africa in an intriguing race which had a…
Larne RNLI’s crew launching their inshore lifeboat Terry
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Larne RNLI encourages the public to always call for help if they believe someone is in trouble on the coast, following a callout this week that turned out to be a false alarm. The Larne volunteer crew launched…
First to round Fastnet Rock is the goal for the world’s biggest offshore fleet
Fastnet
#FastnetRace - What does it take to win the Rolex Fastnet Race? That’s the question Yachting World posed to four former podium finishers in what’s arguably the world’s greatest offshore challenge. For 2015 winner Gery Trentesaux, the key is keeping the…
Ordinary Seaman Craig Clear is winched to an overhead helicopter from the deck of the LÉ William Butler Yeats
Navy
#Navy - A Naval Service seaman has expressed his gratitude to the Spanish coastguard for saving his life, after he fell ill while on humanitarian duty in the Mediterranean. According to the Irish Examiner, Craig Clear was airlifted to Almeira…
Sailors gather for the briefing for the NYC Junior Regatta
National YC
The skies were grey but this didn’t deter the keen young sailors who participated in the Davy National Yacht Club Junior Regatta last Wednesday writes Frieda Ford. With over 110 participants there was a buzz at the National. Representatives from…
Brian Conville from Dublin and Joseph Gagnon from Canada were rescued by the Waterford-based coastguard helicopter this afternoon
Rowing
#Rowing - Dubliner Brian Conville is recovering in Tralee Hospital after being rescued by the Irish Coast Guard about 160 miles off Mizen Head this afternoon, writes Tom MacSweeney. Experienced offshore rower Conville, 25 — who last year crossed the…
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017. The town’s potential to host such events of international standard is made possible by the quiet yet efficient presence of Dun Laoghaire Marina
W M Nixon
With the success of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017 now universally acknowledged in highlighting the developing role of Dun Laoghaire Harbour as a major waterborne recreational centre, it is timely to remember the vital contribution made to the contemporary scene…
 First glimpse through the paint mist of Ilen’s final colour scheme. Photo:
Historic Boats
The mood in the Corn Store at Oldcourt Boayard near Baltimore where the Conor O’Brien ketch Ilen is being restored may still be distinctly ghost-like writes W M Nixon. The old place would make a good setting for some tales…
Howth's Aoife Hopkins is two points clear of the women's fleet heading into the final series
Laser
#Laser - Aoife Hopkins took the lead at the U21 Laser Radial Women’s Euros in Douarnenez yesterday (Thursday 20 July). As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Olympic triallist from Howth Yacht Club had been just a single point off the…
The Ireland lightweight quadruple in Plovdiv
Rowing
#Rowing: The Ireland lightweight quadruple of Niall Beggan, Stephen O’Connor, Andrew Goff and Shane O’Connell qualified for the A Final at the World Under-23 Championships today by finishing third in their semi-final. Austria won the race in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in…

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