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#FastFerryReturns - It was a welcome sight as the Isle of Man Steam Packet fast craft Manannan returned to service. The IOM Today reported that the fastferry resumed her normal spot berthed beside Victoria Pier, Douglas at 10.30 am on…
RORC Caribbbean 600 champion Conor Fogerty's Bam from Howth Yacht Club is an early Irish entry into the 37th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race and doubtless there will be more strong Irish offshore entrants before the start on…
Wicklow sailors Shane McCarthy and Andrew Davis lead the GP14 Worlds in Barbados with two races to go but still any one of three can win the world title later today. Lighter winds prevailed for Race seven and eight but…
Howth Yacht Club hosted the ISA Youth Sailing Pathway National Championship and Optimist Trials over the four days from 31st March to 3rd April in varied conditions reports Emmet Dalton of HYC. The regatta attracted 192 entries across five classes…
#Rowing: Commercial Regatta was the biggest ever run by the club, with a huge entry from juniors in particular. Some of the top results also went the way of the host club. Trinity had to give way in the men’s…
Irish entry into June's Venture Cup offshore powerboat race, 'Hibernia Racing', will be launched and tested in Cork Harbour tomorrow. The Aluminium ALLBLACK SL44 will be testing alongside Vector Martini in the harbour from 1200–1600. The crew for the 700–mile race…
#DopeyDick - A killer whale who gained notoriety after swimming up the River Foyle in the late 1970s has been rediscovered enjoying his retirement off the west coast of Scotland, as the Derry Journal reports. It's more than 38 years…
#FloatingBridge – A replacement for the Isle of Wight’s Cowes-East Cowes Chain ferry known affectionately as the ‘floating bridge’ is to be introduced next year at the famous sailing venue, writes Jehan Ashmore. The busy crossing on the River Media,…
Ireland's Shane McCarthy and Andy Davis are placed third two points adrift of leaders Nick Craig and Toby Lewis of Great Britain after six races of a scheduled eleven in the 105 boat GP14 World Championships in Barbados. In a…
The British sailor who died after being swept into the Pacific Ocean while competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has been buried at sea, organisers say. Sarah Young, 40, was washed overboard while taking part in the…
#Rowing: Commercial beat UCD in the men’s senior eights final at the Neptune Regatta in Islandbridge today. The winners had taken on and beaten Trinity in a fine race in the semi-finals, while UCD had beaten Trinity’s second crew. Commercial…
#AranIslands - Inverin near Rossaveal in Connemara has been selected as the mainland terminal for the new Aran Islands air service tender, as Galway Bay FM reports. The news will be some consolation to islanders angered by last year's award…
#Rescue - Belfast Coastguard was "stuck for words" after bystanders failed to raise the alarm for an elderly man who fell into the water at Bangor Marina this week. According to the Belfast Telegraph, the man was working on his…
#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that V.Ships Ltd will be carrying out seabed mapping operations off the West Coast of Ireland. The work started today (Saturday 2 April) and…
In a thrilling medal race final on the Bay of Palma today, Northern Ireland's Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern won the Gold medal in the 49er skiff event at the Princess Sofia Regatta this afternoon. Seaton and McGovern started cleanly and led…
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