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Silver sailor – Olympic medal winner Annalise Murphy will be welcomed back to her home port of Dun Laoghaire with a Civic Reception in the People's Park on Thursday evening
Olympic
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the Irish Sailing Association are planning a major celebration of Annalise Murphy's Olympic Silver medal in the Laser Radial class. A civic reception for the Irish Olympic Sailing team will take place in Dun Laoghaire, Annalise's home…
Portbraddon in North Antrim
Rescue
#Rescue - Coastguard teams from Ballycastle and Coleraine were joined by Portrush RNLI in the rescue of a father and son who were cut off by the tide while fishing on the North Antrim coast at the weekend. As the…
Donaghadee RNLI launch to the rescue at 25 knots
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Donaghadee’s RNLI lifeboat Saxon put to sea three times in 24 hours during a busy weekend keeping aircraft passengers and pleasure sailors safe around the North Down coast. The first call came at 5.30pm on Friday (19 August)…
Lough Ree RNLI on exercise
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crew had one of their busiest periods ever in the last week, receiving a total of seven callouts over five days to assist people on and around Lough Ree. The first callout came…
40 RS400s are expected for the Schull–based national championships
RS Sailing
With only three days to go, excitement is building for the 2016 RS200 & RS400 Irish National Championships in Schull, West Cork. The event, hosted by the Fastnet Marine Outdoor Education Centre will see a fleet of 40 RS400s and…
Galway Lifeboat Tows Vessels To Safety At Renville
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Galway RNLI's lifeboat was launched on Saturday evening (20 August) after two yachts and a half-decker got into difficulty at Renville on Galway Bay. The alarm was raised by the Irish Coast Guard shortly after 6pm after a…
Finn Lynch's Mum Forced To Scour Web For Tickets To Olympic Opening Ceremony
Olympic
#Rio2016 - The mother of Irish Laser Olympian Finn Lynch nearly missed seeing him in Rio after failing to secure tickets through the official Irish supplier that's become embroiled in controversy in recent days. The Irish Times reports on Grainne…
Micheal Burke Cantor Fitzgerald, Roisin Donoghoe KYC, Daniel Murphy Senior Director Cork Cantor Fitzgerald, Eoghan O'Neill Dragon Class Captain, KYC and David O'Sullivan, Vice Commodore KYC
Dragon
Kinsale Yacht Club welcomes the Cantor Fitzgerald sponsored Irish National Dragon Championships to the south coast port in mid –September. Joining the local Kinsale Dragon fleet for the event will be boats from the UK, Dublin and Glandore. Expected to be in…
Paul O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan won his heat with a dominant performance at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today. The Ireland lightweight single sculler made light of the difficult condtions and left the rest of the field behind - Japan’s Yuki…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
Rowing
#Rowing: Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan qualified for the A/B Semi-Finals of the World Rowing Championships today. Two boats qualified from the heat of the lightweight pair, and the Ireland crew chased the world champions, Britain, down the course. Russia…
IDRA 14 dinghy at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
DBSC
IDRA 14 FOOT Race 1- 1. Dart (Pierre Long), 2. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 3. Diane (B Murphy) IDRA 14 FOOT Race 2- - 1. Dart (Pierre Long), 2. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 3. Doody (J Fitzgerald/J Byrne) PY CLASS Race 1-…
Daniel Buckley
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s under-23 heavyweight quadruple qualified for the semi-finals at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today. The crew of Daniel Buckley, Jack Casey, Patrick Boomer and Sam McKeown took the third qualification place behind Britain and Russia in their…
Alana Kerr (9) of Dunmoe, Co.Meath and Brendan Kerr and Oisin Cahill of IFI
Angling
Members of the Boyne Valley Fishing Hub recently enjoyed a fishing trip to Courtlough Trout Fishery. Almost 30 people took part in the event with experienced and novice anglers giving and attending lessons on fly fishing. The event, which was…
Chris Mansfield, Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Robert Greenhalgh FAST40+ President, Bertie Bicket of Hamble Yacht Services, Graham Nixon, Rear Commodore Sailing of the Royal Southern Yacht Club.
Offshore
The FAST40+ Class is the first class to have the honour of racing for the One Ton Cup since 2002. The hosting of One Ton Cup has been made possible with the agreement of the Cercle de la Voile de…
The 38th Cruinniú na mBád Festival was celebrated at the weekend
Historic Boats
Although this year's 38th Galway Hooker racing at Cruinniú na mBád was cut short due to the high winds there was still plenty of activity at Galway's maritime sailing festival. 'Aisling Geal', Bob Quinn's original 1979 film of the first Cruinniu…
1720s will race for national honours at Kinsale Yacht Club in September
1720
20 boats are committed for the 1720 National Championships in Kinsale Yacht Club in a fortnight. Class Captain, Clive O'Shea, also expects some other entries that are still in the wings for the three day event that begins on Friday,…
Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan is heading for the Youth Worlds in New Zealand in December having won the cut–short Laser championships in GBSC at the weekend
Laser
Following on from their success at the Laser Radial Worlds in Dublin this July, where they finished seventh in their respective fleets, Royal Cork Yacht Club's Johnny Durcan and Nicole Hemeryck of the National Yacht Club will now represent Ireland…
The elegantly swept lines of the clinker planking makes the ever-young IDRA 14 a proper classic. This is IDRA 14 Number 38, Starfish, a multiple championship winning boat. See champions list below.
Historic Boats
It takes a leap of the imagination to realise what a remarkable breakthrough the introduction of the Irish Dinghy Racing Association 14ft One Design represented in 1946 writes W M Nixon. But the 70th Anniversary celebrations of this ever-young classic…
Brazilian Police Raid OCI Office at Olympic Village
Olympic
Early this morning in Rio, Brazilian police arrived at the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) offices in the Olympic village and at OCI accommodation outside of the village. They were met by OCI personnel. No arrests were made. The police…
Colm Hennessy of the Ireland Under-23  Lightweight Quadruple
Rowing
#Rowing: A stirring finish saw the Ireland lightweight quadruple elbow their way into the semi-final of the World Under-23 Championships in Rotterdam today. The young crew of Fintan McCarthy, Shane O'Connell, Stephen O'Connor and Colm Hennessy clung on to third…

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