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ISORA Champion Sgrech skippered by Stephen Tudor
ISORA
Following an intense battle between three top contenders across the Irish Sea yesterday overall ISORA leader Sgrech skippered by Sptehen Tudor was crowned ISORA champion at the National Yacht Club last night. Defending champion Ruth skipperd by Liam Shanahan of…
World Champs –  John Bertrand (AUS), representing the Royal Brighton Yacht Club, with crew Paul Blowers (GBR) and Ben Lamb (AUS)
Etchells
The overall winner of the 2016 Etchells World Championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club, is John Bertrand (AUS), representing the Royal Brighton Yacht Club, with a crew of Paul Blowers (GBR) and Ben Lamb (AUS). In 2nd is…
 Sigma 33 Leeuwin (H Leonard & B Kerr) was third in scratch and ECHO in today's DBSC race
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. Extreme Reality (L Balfe), 2. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power) CRUISERS 0…
New boats to a classic design. On the waterfront at Clontarf, the IDRA 14 Wicked Sadie (left) and the Waldringfield Dragonfly Phoenix (right) are both 2016-completed to an O’Brien Kennedy design with its origins in 1938
W M Nixon
A two-day celebration in a coastal suburb of Dublin to mark the 70th birthday of a 14ft One-Design sailing dinghy class may not seem an event of major significance in an island nation which can trace its recreational sailing history…
Applications Open To Marine Researchers For Fulbright-Marine Institute Award
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Fulbright Commission and the Marine Institute are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish PhD candidate or scholar to travel to the US to research in the fields of marine science or marine-related business sector. The commission…
The previous location of the weather station in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Weather
#Weather - The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company advises of a new location for the harbour's weather station, which had been inactive since 6 June this year. Live weather data can now again be found on www.dlhweather.com (times given in GMT).
A shot from the dramatic rescue from the Pacific as caught on video from the deck of Derry~Londonderry~Doire
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Howth Yacht Club will welcome Conor O'Byrne for a special talk on his experiences in the Clipper Round the World Race on Wednesday 28 September. In particular, the watchleader on the Irish entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire will discuss his key…
Ireland Crews Win at World Masters Rowing
Rowing
#Rowing: Irish crews were amongst the winners again at the World Masters Regatta in Denmark today. Denis Crowley of Commercial and Niall O’Brien of Carlow won in the men’s single sculls for competitors 50 years or more and the Belfast…
Ailish Sheehan
Rowing
#Rowing: Ailish Sheehan, the Limerick rower who was badly injured in a fall on Sunday after the World University Rowing Championships in Poznan, has died. BUCS, the British university and colleges sports organization, said in a statement: British Universities &…
Sir Ernest Shackleton – sculpture unveiled
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard your maritime programme Seascapes, this week we bring you highlights from the unveiling of a fine sculture by Mark Richards in Athy, Co Kildare on the centenary to the day of the rescue of the Endurance…
Brand new German cruiseship, Mein Schiff 5 which is making its first ever visit to an Irish port had to change ports due to high winds
Cruise Liners
#WindsofChange – Afloat.ie has monitored Mein Schiff 5 movements noting the new cruiseship less than two months in service was forced to change its first ever call to an Irish port today, writes Jehan Ashmore. It transpired that high winds…
Class 2 of Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League includes the club's newest assets, where up to five HYC J80s and Dominic O'Keefe's J80 'Graduate' from RIYC in Dun Laoghaire will compete
Howth YC
Howth Yacht Club's 37th year of its Autumn League begins this Saturday at 2:30pm and repeats each Saturday (with the exception of October 1st) until the final day on the 22nd of October.  As the entries to Howth Yacht Club's…
Galway Bay
Fishing
The death in hospital of a lone fisherman after a tragic accident in Galway Bay on Wednesday moved Pierce Purcell of Galway Bay Sailing Club to post these thoughts yesterday to his fellow GBSC members, and he has forwarded them…
Fully powered up, punching through the Solent chop – big breeze arrived for today's Etchells World Championship race
Etchells
Big breeze arrived at the 2016 Etchells World Championship today; fully powered up, punching through Solent chop upwind and pulling the trigger down wind, several teams experienced gear failure. The conditions were unexpected, 25 knots of solid breeze with bullets…
The Ireland composite which won at the World Masters Regatta.
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland had two winners on the first day of the World Masters Rowing Championships in Denmark today. The Ireland composite eight won its race in the E (average age 55 or more) category. They beat German, British, Ukranian, Lithuanian…
13 trainees from Cork City and County sailed the Morgenster ship over 12 days from Belfast
Tall Ships
32 young people from all backgrounds and a range of abilities across Cork City and County who have completed Tall Ship voyages aboard the Cork-Based Vessel Spirit of Oysterhaven and the Dutch Tall Ship Morgenster during the 2016 season will…
Wicklow RNLI assists two sailors and their 10m ketch with steering issues
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched at 5.32am yesterday morning (Wednesday 7 September) after the Irish Coast Guard received a call for assistance from a yacht in difficulties off the Wicklow coast. The 10m British ketch, with two people…
Sphere 17 Youth Group from Darndale enjoy night fishing as part of Inland Fisheries Ireland's Dublin Angling Initiative
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative (DAI) recently hosted its first nighttime fishing event at Meadow View Fisheries in Maynooth, Co Kildare. A group of young people from Sphere 17 youth group in Darndale attended the event and…
Mein Schiff 5, the newest cruiseship for German operator, TUI Cruises is to make her debut call to an Irish port beginning with Dublin Port tomorrow and followed by Cork (Cobh) on Saturday.
Cruise Liners
#NewestShip – Afloat.ie has tracked another big brand new cruiseship, Mein Schiff 5 that is to make a first call to an Irish port tomorrow, reflecting the growing demand for such visits and related infrastructural developments, writes Jehan Ashmore. Mein…
The National 18 will race In the Battle Of The Classes at Southampon Boat Show
National 18
After a successful Irish National Championships this month at Royal Cork Yacht Club, the National 18 Class Association is exhibiting the new Morrison designed National 18 (known as the Ultra) at the Southampton Boat Show from 16 to 25 September…

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