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Skerries RNLI rescuing four men after their speedboat drifted onto rocks at Colt Island
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Thursday 21 July) after Dublin Coast Guard received a call from a vessel that had suffered engine failure near the islands off the North Co Dublin coastal town. The lifeboat launched shortly after…
Plan of the proposed Liverpool ferry berth at Princes Half Tide Dock which would replace existing Isle of Man ferry terminal at Liverpool Landing Stage. This berth is located almost opposite of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the famous Waterfront dubbed the Three Graces
Ferry
#LiverpoolTerminal - The Isle of Government, Tynwald has voted to acquire a site in Liverpool for a new ferry terminal writes IOM Today. The Manx Government are also to continue talks with the island's sole operator, the Isle of Man…
Ireland's winning junior eight at the Home International Regatta in 2015.
Rowing
The 2016 Home International Regatta takes place tomorrow in Cardiff Bay, Wales. Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales will compete to win the Victor Ludorum – or ‘the winner of the games’- in four categories: Senior Men, Senior Women, Junior Men…
Olympic race areas for Rio. Sailors will compete on a variety of courses during the Olympic Regatta
Olympic
As in most yacht races, the general terms for the Olympic Regatta are set out in a Notice of Race (NoR) while the details are covered by the Sailing Instructions (SIs). Both of these have been published and are available…
Dong Energy facility (on left) with backdrop of H&W's famous Samson & Goliath cranes and oil platforms at the marine engineering facility on Belfast Lough
Power From the Sea
#WindFarm - Blades for a wind-farm in the Irish Sea have begun to arrive in Belfast Harbour reports ReNews. The blades are for the MHI Vestas V164 8MW turbines destined for Dong Energy’s 256MW Burbo 2 offshore wind-farm in the…
350 Laser Radials from 48 nations have gathered in Dun Laoghaire for next week's KBC Laser Radial World Championships
Laser
Ireland's next generation of Olympic hopefuls – boys and girls – will be in action on Dublin Bay on Monday when 350 of the world's top youth helms compete for the 2016 KBC Laser Radial World Championships. 31 Irish Radial single-handers…
Junior Sailors Set Sail at Royal Irish Yacht Regatta
Youth Sailing
The Lansdowne Partnership Royal Irish Yacht Club Junior Regatta took place on Wednesday 20th July in challenging and changeable weather conditions. There were 2 courses, one inside the harbour for the Optimist Regatta fleet and one outside the harbour for…
The Irish Naval Service has rescued more than 10,000 people in the Mediterranean Sea since the navy's vessels were first deployed to the humanitarian operation in May 2015 Photo: Defence Forces
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes, this week we talk to Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett about the humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean rescuing migrants in a week…
Enigma (J. Monaghan) was third in Cruisers Three A
DBSC
BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Thirty Something (Kavanagh\Gaffney\Lubliner) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Thirty Something (Kavanagh\Gaffney\Lubliner), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power) CRUISERS 0 Echo -…
R115 the Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter
Coastguard
A father and son were rescued today, having being washed overboard from their kayak, thanks to the vigilance of Beach Lifeguards based at Tracht / Kinvarra. Lifeguards Mark Buckley and Niall Hanley contacted the Coast Guard shortly after 3pm this…
SmartBay Shares In Euro Funding For Ocean Energy
Power From the Sea
#SmartBay - Galway's new SmartBay ocean observatory will share in a €11m European funding boost for ocean energy testing, as Silicon Republic reports. The subsea observatory in Galway Bay – launched earlier this month in tandem with SeaFest and the…
On the stocks: Arklow Valley, a 5150dwat Bodewes Eco-Trader which is the third cargoship to bear this name for the company. The 90m newbuild was launched this morning at Royal Bodewes yard, Hoogezand in the Netherlands
Ports & Shipping
#ThirdValley - Another addition to Arklow Shipping’s latest series of newbuilds built by Royal Bodewes, a Dutch yard in north-east Netherlands, was launched this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Yard no.724, Arklow Valley, a 5,150dwat Bodewes Eco-Trader (yard's own design), is…
Carrick Bridge in Carrick-on-Shannon
Rowing
#Rowing - The Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Regatta will be held on Sunday 31 July on a 400m stretch of the waterway immediately south of the town bridge. ​Hundreds of spectators and competitors are expected at the event, one of the final…
Bangor Lifeboat Rescues Boys Trapped On Rocks
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - It was just a routine exercise for Bangor RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crew on Sunday night (17 July) until they got the call to rescue two young boys who were cut off by a rising tide while fishing at…
Ireland's (55437) Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain and Niamh Doran had two top ten results yesterday
420
On the last day of the qualifying series  of the 2016 420 World Championships in Sanremo, Ireland's best results of the day were achieved by Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain and Niamh Doran with two top ten results ensuring their place in…
The Irish Naval Service has rescued more than 10,000 people in the Mediterranean Sea since the navy's vessels were first deployed to the humanitarian operation in May 2015
Navy
#10,000rescued - The Irish Naval Service were praised by Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe for their continued success in assisting with the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. To date, the Naval Service has rescued more than 10,000 people…
SB20 racing at the Royal St. George YC Regatta
SB20
The SB20 Irish National Championships takes place at the National YC in Dun Laoghaire in a fortnight (5-7 August) and local DBSC competition at the host venue on Dublin Bay has been full–on. Last weekend Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor, Emmet Ryan…
RS Feva racing at Greystones Sailing Club this week attracted a fleet of 38–boats, a big improvement on 2015
RS Sailing
Royal St. George Yacht Club under–19 pairing Henry Start and Morgan Devine were the winners of the RS Feva Nationals at Greystones Sailing Club yesterday. The Dubliners finished on the same points as under–14 Welsh visitors Eddie and Kevin Farrell…
Flying Fifteens from Dublin, Waterford, Strangford Lough,Whitehead, Larne and Cushendall will contest the Irish Title in Red Bay this weekend
Flying Fifteen
With good numbers of Flying Fifteens turning out at club level in Dublin and Strangford Lough the 20–foot keelboat class take to the road to Cushendall Sailing & Boating Club who host the Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland this weekend,…
An RS Elite start line at the Carrickfergus Irish National Championships
RS Sailing
The RS Elite Irish Nationals has just taken place, hosted this year by Carrickfergus Sailing Club. With brisk conditions and a lumpy sea, Holywood man Simon Brien Championship win was an impressive affair.There was stiff competition from Stephen Polly, and…

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