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The giant Irish flag 'stolen' from its prominent position on Dun Laoghaire's East pier has been recovered. The tricolour went missing last night from the flag pole at 7pm.  Afloat.ie sources tell us that it is now back with its…
If Finn sailors are looked upon as the giants of the sailing world, then Oisin Mcclelland (IRL) is a giant among Finn sailors writes Robert Deaves. At his second and final Finn Silver Cup this week in Aarhus he is…
#UStrainingShip - In this 75th anniversary of the Maine Maritime Academy, their flagship trainee schoolship which has been on a visit to Cobh, departed Cork Harbour this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. TS State of Maine is one MMA’s fleet of…
Irish national Dragon champion Neil Hegarty in Phantom was best of the Irish on Day two of the Edinburgh Cup in Abersoch. Neil Hegarty, David Williams and Peter Bowring from the Royal St George YC had a 2nd & 8th…
#Turnover2015 - Harland and Wolff Group (H&W) writes the Belfast Telegraph continues to operate in testing market conditions as a diverse engineering business. The company, a subsidiary of the Fred Olsen Energy Group, operates in shipbuilding, heavy engineering, ship repair,…
A sextet of Fireballs enjoyed an evening of close racing in sunshine last night and had the additional attraction of two course configurations in the two races writes Cormac Bradley. By mid-afternoon the XCWeather website was suggesting that winds of…
Next week Royal Cork Yacht Club will fling open its doors to over a thousand visitors, for a tremendous warm welcome, to the oldest yacht club in the world at Volvo Cork Week writes Louay Habib. Competitors from The Netherlands,…
In early 2015 a number of Fermanagh people, some whose families go back for generations working and living on and around Lough Erne, were brought together to discuss their concerns that the history and heritage of wooden boat building on…
#Jobs - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is recruiting a Fish Community Modeller on a temporary basis (circa 18 months) to work in its research department based in Citywest with occasional requirement to travel to Queens University Belfast (QUB) as part…
#BlackLough - The body of a woman has been recovered from Dungannon's Black Lough in the search for a missing person, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Planned searches were ongoing in and around the Dungannon area in Co Tyrone yesterday…
#DiversOnDumping – Lorna Siggins of The Irish Times writes that divers’ groups have decided to seek a judicial review over the licensing by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of dredge spoil dumping in Dublin Bay. Legal representatives for the Irish…
Conor Fogerty's BAM from Howth Yacht Club is lying second overall in class and fourth overall in the inaugural Solo Fastnet race this morning. Fogerty is expected to finish the five day course tomorrow. The Royal Western Yacht Club of…
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…

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