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#WorldsLargest - The world's most powerful tidal energy turbine writes the BBC News was assembled at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. One of the yard's cranes, Goliath, will lower the 520-tonne structure into Belfast Lough today, Wednesday. Each of the…
#CaribbeanCall - Caribbean Princess of 112,894 tonnes sailed overnight from Cobh, Cork Harbour and made a very early arrival call of 03.30 to Dublin Port this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Princess Cruises call follows that of another giant MSC Splendida…
Frenchman François Gabart on board his new 100ft trimaran Macif, crossed The Transat bakerly finish line at 18:24 EDT (22:24 GMT) this evening off New York, taking line honours in the Ultime class. The finish time, recorded by the Sandy…
There was a time when the local sailing club was a social centre for children, where they got their first ‘taste’ of sailing as a ‘fun’ and enjoyable occasion without the stress of competition and performance separating them from each…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Results for 10 MAY 2016  CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Jiminy Cricket (M Tyndall), 2. Ventuno (R Fogarty), 3. Papytoo (M Walsh/F Guilfoyle) FIREBALL Race 1- 1. No Name (S Oram), 2. Clandog Millionaire (C…
With the dress rehearsal last weekend at the European rowing championships in Brandenburg, Germany now over, athletes, including Irish rowers, proved their potential for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer using some of the latest rowing boats…
#FuelPipeline - A controversial €20m aviation fuel pipeline proposed by a developer, planned to stretch from Dublin Port to Dublin Airport, must indemnify Dublin City Council against any environmental damage caused by accidents on the line. The Herald writes that…
RORC's North Sea race from Harwich UK across the North Sea to Scheveningen Netherlands, was blessed with summer-like conditions. After a beat to South Galloper Buoy, the fleet turned north for a long starboard tack reach to Smith's Knoll Buoy,…
#LiverpoolBerth - Before plans for a new landing berth in Liverpool for the Isle of Man ferries can go ahead, several questions must be answeered says TravelWatch. The IOM Today writes that the passenger watchdog held a public meeting last…
The Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race, one of the most challenging offshore races in the world, has become even more attractive to sailors with the announcement that there is a luxury Volvo car up for grabs for one lucky skipper.…
World Sailing has laid out a draft two-year roadmap for continued 'good governance' based upon a consultation with member national associations and stakeholders at its Mid-Year Meetings in Lausanne, Switzerland. World Sailing members approved this weekend a number of changes…
#Rowing: Skibbereen had an excellent couple of days on Continental waters at the weekend. Gary and Paul O’Donovan (a UCD man) won gold in Germany, while at the International Regatta at Ghent, Emily Hegarty and Aoife Casey won the junior…
#Rowing: Portora took the men’s senior four and men’s senior pair at the Queen’s Regatta on Saturday at Castlewellan. Damien Kelly of Garda and Micheál Bailey of Neptune finished first and second in the men’s senior single. Commercial took the…
The passing of Mickey d’Alton of Killiney at the age of 95 further reduces our direct links to an increasingly remote era. A noted navigator, voyager and enthusiastic Dublin Bay sailor, his background and education were such that he spoke…
The GP14 Ireland fleet kicks off its 2016 season with combined Purcell Trophy 2016 & O’Tiarnaigh Challenge from 21-22 May at Swords Sailing & Boating Club. The first event will of course be sailed with the new Irish world champion…

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