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Neil Hegarty’s Dufour 34 Shelduck arriving in St Lucia in December 2013 at the end of the outward Transatlantic crossing in her three year Atlantic circuit cruise, which was completed back at Baltimore in West Cork this weekend when Shelduck arrived in from Newfoundland.
An exemplary three year Atlantic circuit sailing cruise was completed this weekend with the return to Ireland of Neil Hegarty’s Dufour 34 Shelduck from Cork. Shelduck has reached Baltimore in the last of the summer after a rugged 16–day west-east…
World Champion Paul O'Donovan. Scroll down for video.
#Rowing: Paul O'Donovan talks about winning the World Championships with Proteus Paparazzi. The European gold medalist and Olympic silver medalist with his brother Gary will be welcomed back to Skibbereen in a special ceremony on Monday.Thousands are expected to attend.…
Malahide Yacht Club's Richard Burrows sailing an Etchells 22 with his son David
Ireland will be well represented across the fleet at the Etchells European Championships that starts in Cowes today. The Etchells 22 Class is, by many, regarded as one of the most competitive one design keelboat classes left now that there…
Daire Lynch
#Rowing: Ireland's junior men's double finished the World Rowing Regatta by taking a very encouraging second place in the B Final. The ambitious duo of Ronan Byrne and Daire Lynch fought it out with the Netherlands for third in the…
Aoife Casey
#Rowing: Ireland's junior women's double of Aoife Casey and Emily Hegarty finished sixth in the B Final of the World Rowing Chmpionships this morning. The race featured a battle of wills over most of the course between leaders France and…
Business at SFPC has surpassed levels achieved at height of the boom. The bulker Foxtrot is berthed at Foynes Port where Celtic Tugs are based. Earlier this year their third tug, Celtic Banner (not pictured) was sold and replaced by Celtic Fergus.
Shannon Estuary
#TradeReport - More than €7 billion in trade every year was handled by Shannon Foynes Port Company, according to a report commissioned by the State company that runs mid-western harbour, writes The Irish Times. Research by W2 Consulting, based on…
Jalapeno (P Barrington et al) was the DBSC winner of Saturday's Coastal Race to Greystones
CRUISERS 1 - 1. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al), 2. Jigamaree (R Harris), 3. Bon Exemple (C Byrne) CRUISERS 1 Echo- 1. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al), 2. Jigamaree (R Harris), 3. Bon Exemple (C Byrne) CRUISERS 2 - 1.…
Prospect (Chris Johnston) was the winner of DBSC's Beneteau 31.7 race
BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO - 1. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen) FLYING FIFTEEN ECHO - 1.…
Emily Hegarty
#Rowing: Ireland's Ronan Byrne and Daire Lynch finished fifth in their semi-final of the junior double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today. Drawn in the very tough lane one and battling against the worst of the wind,…
On a balmy evening superyacht Eos approaches weekend visiting yachts in Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran on the Firth of Clyde, Scotland
Tall Ships
#SuperyachtEOS – One of the world’s largest privately owned superyachts, Eos that sailed to Cork Harbour earlier this summer has since among her worldwide cruising grounds called to Scotland and recently to the Croatian Riviera, writes Jehan Ashmore. The majestic…
Mark O'Donovan
#Rowing: Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll finished fourth in the A Final of the lightweight men's pair at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today. France won impressively, under pressure from Denmark in the closing stages, with the defending champions,…
Paul O'Donovan with his gold medal in Rotterdam today. Scroll down for video
#Rowing: Ireland's Paul O'Donovan is the new champion of the world in the lightweight single sculls. The UCD clubman won the A Final in Rotterdam by clear water from Peter Galambos of Hungary in difficult, windy, conditions.  O'Donovan was sixth…
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) pushed the boat out to welcome home the Olympic Sailing team this week in Dun Laoghaire
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of Seascapes your maritime programme .......glad to be back this week after our break during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro we salute the Irish competitors who participated and congratulate our medal…
Strangford sailor Andrew Baker
Vendee Globe
Strangford Lough solo sailor Andrew ‘Hammy’ Baker has been announced as the newest team member of Enda O'Coineen's campaign to be the first Irish person to compete in the Vendee Globe race, the non stop, unassisted, race around the world,…
Fireworks with all the trimmings – celebration over Dun Laoghaire from the National YC while on the screen are Silver Medallist Annalise Murphy, her training partner Sara Winther, and longtime coach Rory Fitzpatrick
W M Nixon
On Thursday evening, sailing came centre stage in Irish life when our new Olympic Silver Medallist Annalise Murphy was officially welcomed back to her home port of Dun Laoghaire. She arrived by sea on a summer’s evening with flags flying…
Ballycotton RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI came to the rescue of an injured fisherman who got his hand cut when attempting to untangle a net this morning (Friday 26 August). The volunteer crew launched their all-weather and inshore lifeboats at 8.30am after…
The Cliffs of Moher looking towards O'Brien's Tower
News Update
#CliffsOfMoher - A body has been recovered from the sea below the Cliffs of Moher after a search operation that began on Wednesday (24 August). reports that the body was found last night but recovery by Garda divers could…
Rainbow trout
The Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) met yesterday with a joint delegation from the National Anglers Representative Association and Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland to discuss IFI’s proposal to exit the production of trout for the re-stocking of angling…
Stena Superfast VII swings off Belfast's Victoria Terminal 4 to begin a sailing to Cairnryan, Scotland
#FerryStrong - Ferry firm Stena Line writes the Belfast Telegraph, has during the month of July rounded off a "strong first six months" for the year. Car volumes rose by 3% between January and June. Orla Noonan, Stena Line's head…
Alan Robinson, CEO of Docklands Business Forum, at one of the Georgian Graving Docks at the Grand Canal Basin, Dublin
Historic Boats
#SaveDryDocks - Dublin’s Grand Canal Basin which features three Georgian drydocks writes Lorna Siggins of The Irish Times could be regenerated for theatre space, children’s recreation and marine repairs, according to a docklands business group. The Grand Canal Basin in the…

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