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The Ireland junior women's quadruple: Lucy Taylor, Hannah Scott, Fiona Chestnutt and Margaret Cremen.
Rowing
# Rowing: Two Ireland crews qualified for A Finals at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Poznan, Poland, this morning. The junior women’s quadruple of Lucy Taylor, Hannah Scott, Fiona Chestnutt and Margaret Cremen finished second in their heat, and…
A spectacular setting. However, sailing conditions in Rio de Janeiro show how far we have moved from the abandoned Olympic ideal of a sailing venue where the winds blows true, free from undue influence by steep coastlines and tall buildings nearby. In Rio, most of the sailing areas are admittedly in the more open waters beyond the Sugarloaf, but in this case “more open” is only a very relative term – the winds can be all over the place
W M Nixon
Ireland’s six sailing Olympians have reached their selections for the 2016 Games at different times. Some have been secure with their places for many months, while others have been confirmed more recently, with the final place being filled on May…
Andrew Williams' Ker 40 Dan, Israel (Keronimo) lead the fleet out of the Solent in the Round the Isle of Wight Race
Commodores Cup
20-25 knot winds and glorious sunshine made for one of the most memorable races around the Isle of Wight on record for the penultimate day of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. With a win for Eric de Turkheim's A13, Teasing…
The Thursday night overall leader Jack Fahy (Lough Derg/Royal St George) slipped in the rankings in the Rooster Topper Worlds during Friday’s hectic final racing
Topper
Things were looking good for the Irish squad going into the final day of the Topper Worlds at Ballyholme YC, with Jack Fahey of Lough Derg and Royal St George the Thursday overnight front runner. In leading the Irish charge,…
Light winds on Dublin Bay for the KBC Laser Radial Worlds
Laser
On tomorrow's final day, the KBC Laser Radial World Championship fleet will launch at 8am in an attempt to sail three more races. Dun Laoghaire's Royal St. George Yacht Club organisers are aiming for a first gun at 1000hrs, two…
Elbetrader, one of an octet of containerships of the EUCON fleet, a division of ICG, berthed also at their DFT terminal, Dublin Port
Ports & Shipping
#More45ftUnits - Irish Continental Group's (ICG) Eucon, one of three container divisons, which operates Ireland-France/Belgium 'feeder' services, have increased their 45ft unit capacity. The 300 new 45ft units were manufactured at the CIMC factory in Nantong, China. This latest batch…
Donegal Bay Maritime Festival is hosting the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes, shortly we’ll be talking to Eugene Garrihy of Dublin Bay Cruises out on the water aboard the St Bridget in Dublin Bay .......... Seamus Maguire will be linking…
Entrance of the former Stena HSS terminal at St.Michaels Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, where the Beatyard event is to take place this weekend. In the distance the concrete pillars that once supported the passenger gangway for the HSS Stena Explorer
Dublin Bay
#Beatyard - The former Stena Line ferryport, Dun Laoghaire, notably this week has been a flurry of activity as St. Michaels Pier has been transformed in readiness for this weekend’s Beatyard, a multi-event attraction, writes Jehan Ashmore. Heaps of scrap…
Des Davitt and Dave O'Leary have received awards from the RNLI in recognition of their service over the years
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Two members of Wicklow Lifeboat Station have received awards from the RNLI in recognition of their dedication and service over the years. Deputy second coxswain Dave O’Leary has been awarded the crewman’s Long Service Badge for meritorious service…
Freeway, a trailing suction dredger carrying out routine maintenance to clear spoil in Dubin Port and channel approaches
Dublin Port
#Dredging - A trailing suction hopper dredger, Freeway (2014/4,320gt) with a maximum dredging depth of 30m, is carrying out routine Dublin Port maintenance, writes Jehan Ashmore. The contract from Dublin Port Company, to dredge spoil from within the port and…
Swimmers crossing Galway Bay for the annual charity swim on Saturday 23 July
Sea Swim
#GalwayBaySwim - Hello Deer Media was on hand to capture on video the tremendous effort on display at last weekend's Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, more than 100 swimmers crossed Galway Bay from Auginish…
Howth Yacht Club's Michael and Richard Evans will be competing in their Humphreys MG30 Big Picture
Racing
With the start of the Henri Lloyd Half Ton Classics Cup 2016 fast approaching on Monday 15 August the Half Ton Classics and the town of Falmouth are in the final stages of preparation for what promises to be a…
Ireland's Coupe de la Jeunesse Rowing team are in action in Poland this weekend
Rowing
Ireland's junior rowing team are racing in Poznan, Poland, where the 2016 Coupe de la Jeunesse will take place this weekend. The Coupe de la Jeunesse is an international rowing regatta for rowers under the age of 18, and rowed…
Annalise Murphy, Irish Laser Radial for Rio
Olympic
China's Lijia Xu, The Netherlands' Marit Bouwmeester and Belgium's Evi Van Acker, medallists from London 2012, will make their Olympic return in the One Person Dinghy (Laser Radial) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. For Ireland's fourth placed Annalise Murphy…
Incredibly close racing continues on day five of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup
Commodores Cup
Despite three more inshore races being held on day five of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for three boat teams with Corinthian crews, France Blue leads with a similar 11.5 point margin…
Diane ll (A Claffey/C Helme) was the winner of the DBSC Ruffian 23 race
DBSC
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levana (Jean Mitton), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll) CRUISERS 0 Echo- 1. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 2. Wow…
The Brian Boru, Creidne and Tailte will sailing together into Waterford for ceremonies marking the successful Waterford Sail Training Bursary Scheme
Tall Ships
The Waterford Sail Training Tall Ship Bursary scheme is currently in full flow under the overall administration of Sail Training Ireland, with seventeen young people, including fourteen from Waterford, sailing into the Port of Waterford on Friday July 29th, some…
The Topper Worlds 2016 fleet launches at Ballyholme on Belfast Lough
Topper
Jack Fahy of Lough Derg and Royal St George has taken the overall lead in the senior 5.2 Division at the Topper Worlds at Ballyholme, while Max Yuang-Ngam of Thailand continues at the head of the junior fleet in the…
Frecnh yacht Teasing Machine features in this four minute video below on the Commodore's Cup
Commodores Cup
Great action shots and interviews with some of the top sailors in this week's premier biennial regatta on the Solent, the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup.
Darragh O'Sullivan (IRL 200745) rounding the gybe mark of the seventh race in the Laser Radial Mens World Championships on Dublin Bay which is being jointly hosted by the Royal St George YC and Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company and runs until Saturday 30th July.
Laser
350 Laser Radial sailors from 48 nations got wind in their sails at the KBC World Championships off Dun Laoghaire yesterday as the massive regatta passed its half way stage. After three days of light winds at the Royal St.…

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