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#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI was launched around 6pm yesterday (Sunday 5 June) to a yacht in difficulty 10 miles off the East Cork coastal village. The 50ft yacht, carrying four people on board, got into difficulty when its propeller became…
#Gormanston - The Air Accident Investigation Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in his 40s in a paragliding accident off Gormanston in Co Meath yesterday evening (Sunday 5 June), according to RTÉ News. The man,…
As the Royal Malta Yacht Club is well into its preparations for the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race, the interest and response so far is very encouraging, suggesting that there will be another good fleet in 2016. A highly rated…
If you died tomorrow, could you say you truly lived your life to the full? That’s the question the Volvo Ocean Race is posing in its new online campaign as it bids to discover the next batch of brave Onboard…
#DBSC - With just two points separating the top three SB20s, fireworks were guaranteed for the final day and last two races of Saturday Series 1, writes Michael O'Connor. Series leader Bango (James Gorman, Philip Lawton and Keith Staunton) held…
A recrod breaking trimaran has added Ireland's double Volvo Ocean Race winner Justin Slattery to its crew for Volvo Round Ireland Race in just over a fortnight's time. The MOD 70 Trimaran Phaedo 3 competes in the 700–miler  in just over…
#DBSC - Sixteen Flying Fifteens turned out on another sunny Saturday afternoon on 4 June for two races in the DBSC Series, writes our Flying Fifteen correspondent And it can be confirmed that rumours of Gorman and Doorly's demise after…
#Canoeing: Odhrán McNally finished eighth in the K1 men's sprint final at the ICF Wildwater World Championships on the Vrbas river, Banja Luka, Bosnia. The 19 year old was competing in his first senior wildwater Competition. He placed 17th out of…
#FarewellRMSstHelena - One of the world’s most remote inhabited islands, St. Helena, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean is to lose its unique historic shipping service with South Africa, the only sea connection with the outside world, writes…
#Rowing: For the second day in succession, Ireland’s under-23 lightweight quadruple won at London Metropolitan Regatta. The Skibbereen/UCD/UCC/Shandon combination had 1.4 seconds to spare over Tees Rowing Club in the elite class.  UCD and Commercial placed fourth and fifth in…
#LectureTributeDrIreland - The final of the 1916 Easter Rising maritime themed lectures held to commemorate the centenary takes place next week in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire. The lecture programme with the support of Dun Laoghaire…
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan won a gold medal at the canoe sprint World Cup in Montemor-o-Velho in Portugal today. In a sprint to the line in strong winds Egan had .99 of a second to spare over Margaret Hogan of the…
With recording breaking numbers and record breaking sunshine, this year’s Ocean to City race opened Cork Harbour Festival 2016 in spectacular style! Over 600 participants and 200 teams took part in the 28km race from Crosshaven to Cork City, in…
Day two of the Munster Mermaid Championships at Foynes Yacht Club dawned to an overcast day however the forecasted sunshine broke through around 1100hrs and to the delight of the sailors brought with it plenty of wind. A south easterly…
Innovation by necessity in windless conditions led ISORA to start Friday's race from Dublin to the Isle of Man by Virtual Race Management (VRM). The ground breaking move that brought about a silent start and finish could revolutionise race management,…

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