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Marine Warning
#MarineNotice - Shell E&P Ireland were scheduled to commence flowline installation works between two existing subsea wells at the Corrib gas field this week. This work will be followed by placement of rock protection along the length of the exposed flowline…
An artist's impression of Hall McKnight's winning design for the Mew Island Optic on Belfast's waterfront
#MewIslandOptic - A rare lighthouse lens that helped guide ships into Belfast Lough for more than a century is to get a new home on the city's waterfront, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The optic from Mew Island Lighthouse, one…
Tara Hanlon and Amy Mason, who took silver at the Coupe de la Jeunesse today.
#Rowing: Ireland took two medals on the second day of the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Poznan, Poland today. The Ireland pair of Tara Hanlon and Amy Mason rowed to a fine second place behind Britain, putting pressure on the…
LÉ James Joyce successfully located and rescued more than 400 migrants from a rubber craft off Tripoli, Libya
#400plusRescued - A request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre led to LÉ James Joyce rescue a further 278* migrants from a rubber craft 40 nautical miles NW of Tripoli,Libya. The operation on Friday commenced at 09.57am and concluded…
The Ireland team for the Coupe de la Jeunesse.
#Rowing: The Ireland junior women’s quadruple won their heat to take their place in the A Final of the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Poznan, Poland, this morning. The crew of Lucy Taylor, Fiona Chestnutt, Hannah Scott and Margaret Cremen…
Lough Derg RNLI attend a cruiser aground at Ryan's Point
RNLI Lifeboats
There have been two back to back callouts for Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to assist a family of seven on a 40ft–cruiser aground at the Goat Road, and to assist a family of five on board at 35ft–cruiser aground at…
An illumination of Haulbowline Lighthouse off Carlingford Lough begins today and throughout August (from dusk to 11:00 pm) to commemorate centenary of a shipping disaster that happened near the lighthouse.
#Illuminated - Haulbowline Lighthouse tower off Carlingford Lough, will be illuminated from today, beginning at dusk until 11:00pm tonight. The illumination according to the Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) will continue during the month of August and at the same…
J109 Jump The Gun (M.Monaghan/J.Kelly) was the winner of today's DBSC Cruisers One ECHO race
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) BENETEAU 31.7 Echo - 1. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan) CRUISERS 0 Echo- 1. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 2.…
France Blue celebrate victory in the 2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup
Commodores Cup
 After a sensational week of racing, that included eight inshores, one 24 hour overnight offshore race and a round the Isle of Wight race held in 20-25 knots and brilliant sunshine, one race was held but ultimately abandoned on the…
Silver medal winner Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon is carried ashore at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
In a dramatic conclusion to this week's three world–title Laser Radial dinghy event, Ireland's Ewan MacMahon took the boys silver medal challenging American Henry Marshall for gold in a cliffhanger final 11th race off Dun Laoghaire this afternoon. The decision…
Tara Hanlon and Amy Mason, who finished fifth in the Coupe de la Jeunesse.
#Rowing: Ireland crews placed fifth in two A Finals at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Poznan, Poland. The women’s quadruple were involved in a battle for the second to fifth places with Switzerland, Hungary and Britain, but missed out…
The three women were on passage from Norway to the Caribbean. See video below
RNLI Lifeboats
Larne RNLI rescued three people late last night (Friday 29 July) after their 6m yacht got into difficulty off the Antrim coast. The three women were on passage from Norway to the Caribbean having come through the Caledonian canal, and…
Heather Clatworthy pictured after he extraordinary swim from Inishowen to Portstewart this week
Sea Swim
#SeaSwim - Charity worker Heather Clatworthy has become only the second swimmer to cross the Atlantic between the Inishowen Peninsula and Portstewart on the North Coast – and the first in nearly 90 years, according to the Irish Examiner. The…
Arklow Valley, a 5150dwat Bodewes Eco-Trader which is the third cargoship to bear this name for the company. The 90m newbuild was launched at Royal Bodewes yard, Hoogezand in the Netherlands
Ports & Shipping
#ShippingReview - Jehan Ashmore reviews the shipping scene from recent weeks. Arklow Shipping’s latest 5,150dwat cargoship newbuild built by Royal Bodewes, a Dutch yard in north-east Netherlands, launched Arklow Valley with a sideway splash into the waterway. A Wicklow Port…
Skerries RNLI en route to Rush Harbour
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI volunteers launched their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat on Thursday evening (28 July) to reports of a 21ft boat with a fouled propeller south of Rush Harbour. A person on board the stricken vessel had contacted one…
RS400s racing at Lough Ree. See videobelow.
Inland Waterways
The RS Fleet enjoyed a cracking weekend of racing as Lough Ree Yacht Club played host to the Waterways Ireland 2016 RS Inland Championships last weekend. Race Officer John Leech managed to play the shifty conditions better than most competitors and…
The Ireland junior women's quadruple: Lucy Taylor, Hannah Scott, Fiona Chestnutt and Margaret Cremen.
# 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
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,…

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