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Red Rock in Sutton where the kayakers got into difficulty
Rescue
#Rescue - Twelve kayakers rescued amid difficult weather conditions in Dublin Bay yesterday had only limited safety equipment and had not logged their trip with the coastguard, as The Irish Times reports. The kayaking group were recovered by the Howth…
The three K25 teams representing Howth Yacht Club in the 2016 J/24 Western Championships
J24
#J24 - Team Ireland's Eye Kilcullen brought the J/24 Westerns title to Howth Yacht Club this weekend in the event's first running since 2014. Three Howth K25 teams took to the waters at Lough Ree on Saturday (6 August), where…
SB20s catch the breeze on what would be the final day of racing in the 2016 Nationals
SB20
#SB20 - Sailing was cancelled in high winds on the last day of the SB20 National Championships yesterday (Sunday 7 August), meaning that Saturday's leaders – Jerry Dowling's Bád – sail away with this year's title. The Royal Irish Yacht…
Courtmacsherry RNLI rescued the men close to rocks in West Cork
RNLI Lifeboats
The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 5.15 pm yesterday afternoon to go to the aid of three men who got into difficulty in a Jet–ski and small pleasure boat just off the Seven Heads coastline in…
Royal St. George's Tom Higgins was the winner of the British Optimist Open Title
Optimist
Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the winner of the British Optimist Open Championships with a huge margin of 24–points in a fleet of 89 boats at Largs in Scotland at the weekend. The Dun Laoghaire…
The Mermaid championship concluded in a blow in Howth Yacht Club at the weekend
Howth YC
The Howth Yacht Club hosted the Classic One-Design Regatta - incorporating the National Championships of the Dublin Bay Mermaid and Howth 17 Footer classes. Download Mermaid results below. Even before you could see them, the vapour of varnish bumbled over…
The Olympic team enjoyed the weekend's Rio Opening Ceremony but its down to business this week
Olympic
As Irish Laser sailors Annalise Murphy and Finn Lynch, both of the National Yacht Club, prepare for their first race of the Olympic regatta later today, the Olympic sailing venue saw 40 knots of wind blast out of nowhere and…
Crosshaven RNLI Inshore lifeboat speeds past Roches Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour
RNLI Lifeboats
Crosshaven lifeboat was launched this afternoon after a member of the public alerted the Coast Guard to an inflatable Dinghy with thre persons on board being blown out to sea. The lifeboat launched at 14.52 and made their way to…
Team For Rio(L-R) Matt McGovern (49er), Annalise Murphy (Laser Radial), Saskia Tidey (49erFX), Finn Lynch (Laser Standard) and Ryan Seaton (49er)
ISA
In one of our quarterly reviews, ISA President David Lovegrove shares his views on the incredible “spring” into 2016 and the effect Try Sailing is having on participation A key goal of the ISA is to attract more people into…
The Ireland lightweight women's double are set to compete on Monday.
Rowing
#Rowing: The two Ireland lightweight doubles will compete in their deferred heats tomorrow (Monday) at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Under the new schedule put in place by Fisa, the lightweight women's double are set to go into…
HM Coastguard's Prestwick-based rescue helicopter
Coastguard
#Coastguard - Five people were rescued as their boat sank under them between Ailsa Craig and Girvan in the Firth of Clyde last night (Saturday 6 August). Belfast Coastguard received 999 calls just after 6.40pm from the men on the…
Inis Oírr in the Aran Islands
Island News
#AranIslands - A senator has called on the Defence Forces to step in to assist the residents of two Aran Islands who are expected to be without power for several days since an outage on Friday morning (5 August). According…
Coastguard Chief Seconded To Somalia For EU Maritime Security Mission
Coastguard
#Coastguard - Irish Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds has been seconded to Somalia as part of an EU maritime security mission in the Horn of Africa. Reynolds was granted special leave to take the position with EUCAP Nestor based in…
Paul and Gary O'Donovan have to wait for another day to compete.
Rowing
#Rowing: The Olympic rowing programme for today, Sunday, has been postponed. The strong crosswinds disrupted a number of races on Saturday and left the Serbian men's pair in the water after a capsize. Ireland single sculler Sanita Puspure had complained…
Fethard Lifeboat Rescues Three On Punt Drifting Close To Shore
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - The volunteer lifeboat crew with Fethard RNLI were launched yesterday morning (Saturday 6 August 2016) just before 9am to reports of an anchorless 17ft punt with three people onboard in difficulty off Keeragh Island, Co Wexford. Requested to…
SB20s round a leeward mark on breezy day two of the national championships at Dun Laoghaire
SB20
Jerry Dowling's Bad from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads the SB20 National Championships at the National Yacht Club going into the final day of the 18–boat championships this morning. It looks likely there'll be the same big breeze same…
 Enigma (J MONAGHAN ET AL) was third in DBSC Cruisers class 3
DBSC
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO - 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) CRUISERS 1 ECHO…
D–Tox Competing in Calves Week
Calves Week
The final race of GAS Calves Week 2016, the Fastnet Race, took place on Friday 5th August in sunshine and light westerly winds of 9-13 knots. The Principal Race Officer, Neil Prendiville, moved the race around the Rock from its…
Puspure Battles Through Waves to Qualify for Olympic Rowing Quarter-Finals
Rowing
#Rowing:  Sanita Puspure battled through awful conditons to take second place in her heat and qualifiy for the quarter finals of the single sculls at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Carling Zeeman of Canada won the race well,…
The newest Naval Service OPV90 class vessel, LÉ William Butler Yeats (P63) berthed at Haulbowline, Naval Base, Cork Harbour
Navy
#NewestOPV90 - The newest addition to the Naval Service fleet, the OPV90 class LÉ William Butler Yeats (P63) was boarded by Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe yesterday Haulbowline, Cork Harbour The Minister was welcomed on board by the…

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