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It was a glorious day in Dun Laoghaire. I could see young sailors clustered on boats around a pontoon. The sound of their enjoyment at being afloat drifted across the water. I was there because Alistair Rumball, who set up…
When a 1999-built 36-footer is priced at €149,000, many potential buyers could be forgiven for barely giving it a second glance, for at first it seems like a lot of money for a 17-year-old boat which, for all her well-filled…
The 2016 Topper Worlds at Ballyholme from July 23rd will see a strong international fleet with a large contingent from China, but for the first time ever, the most numerous national contingent will be from Ireland. The World Championships will be…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 5 JULY 2016 CRUISERS 1 - 1. D-Tox (P McSwiney et al), 2. Powder Monkey (C Moore) CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Pamafe (M Costello), 2. Grasshopper II (K & J Glynn), 3. Isolde…
#VOR - Dutch campaign Team AkzoNobel has today (Tuesday 5 July) been announced as the first entry of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race – more than 15 months before the start of the next edition. Backed by AkzoNobel – a leading global…
Martin Byrne's Jaguar Sailing Team frm the Royal St. George Yacht Club had a second and third in the first day of racing at the Dragon Edinburgh Cup in Abersoch today.  Byrne, together with crew Adam Winkelmann and Donal Small,…
#Rio2016 - Olympics organisers in Rio have a new headache alongside Zika concerns and rising crime – the city's sailing waters are turning boats brown. After Chilean 49erFX squad Team Gumucio posted the above video to Facebook, further reports have…
#Seaweed - Could breathing in the iodine released by seaweed on Ireland's coasts be improving our health? The answer is quite possibly, according to new research as reported in The Irish Times this week. Scientists at UCD and NUI Galway…
#Swimming - Waterways Ireland advises anyone engaged in open water swimming training of the inherent dangers attached to this activity in locations where there is boating traffic. A swimmer in the water wearing high visibility head gear will always remain…
#YeatsSeaTrials - Newest Naval Service OPV, L.É. William Butler Yeats (P63) began builder’s sea trials in the Bristol Channel until returning today to Appledore in the UK, writes Jehan Ashmore. L.É. William Butler Yeats was floated-out in March from Babcock Marine…
Movie Star Tall Ship Phoenix passed through the Port of Galway's gates and on into the Atlantic Ocean yesterday. Nine teenagers from Galway, Dublin, Belfast, and Ballyclare will be cooking, cleaning, and sailing alongside the professional crew as they make…
#Blueprint2050 - A masterplanning process was announced by Drogheda Port Company to address the key issues on the future development of the port where this weekend the Irish Maritime Festival (9-10 July) takes place. The plan, Blueprint 2050, is a vision…
It has been a successful season of mini racing for County Meath Solo sailor Tom Dolan, with two victories out of two solo races in the Atlantic mini–circuit. This combined with a sixth and fifth place finish in the two…
Lawrie Smith has claimed the Dragon Northern Championship 2016 by narrowest of margins as Simon Barter wins Corinthian Northern Championship (download results below) as teams now prepare for the International Dragon Edinburgh Cup 2016. Five Irish Dragons will compete in…
RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew are used to working together in challenging conditions out on the water but a major event during Volvo Cork week will see them pitted against each other and their colleagues in the emergency services to take…

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