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#RedTapeRFD - Port authorities are one of the main stakeholders in the ongoing debate on implementation of the Reporting Formalities Directive (RFD). The European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) and its members have developed a roadmap defining some ambitious but realistic steps…
#BREXITholyhead? - The United Kingdom's referendum on membership of the European Union is rapidly approaching, writes BBC News, but what does it mean for those places that find themselves at the centre of the debate - whether they want to…
#RNLI - Carrybridge RNLI attended three different incidents – one involving a fire – on Upper Lough Erne this past Saturday (11 June). The inshore lifeboat and rescue wafer craft were initially tasked to a burning vessel at 6.08pm, two…
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched to give assistance to an English motor cruiser at 12.20pm yesterday (Sunday 12 June). The cruiser, with five people on board, was on passage from Dun Laoghaire to Pembroke when it developed mechanical…
#BREXITport? - The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reports MultiModal, met senior executives from Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA) and local MP's during a visit to the Co Down port yesterday. The Chancellor met MP Margaret Ritchie, along with…
#Diving - A man has died after getting into difficulty while diving off Ardmore in Co Waterford yesterday afternoon (Sunday 12 June). Youghal RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked to the incident between Goat Island and Ram Head near Ardmore,…
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes ..Hello and welcome aboard Seascapes your maritime programme This week we have a preview of the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race out of Wicklow Sailing Club which is fast…
Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat launched at 10.53pm last night to a small yacht aground at White Bay on the East side of Cork Harbour. At the scene, the crew found one person in the water attempting to hold the yacht off…
Producing a runaway lead following a second row start (scroll to timeline 2:46:00 on the video timeline below) in yesterday's Sailing World Cup medal race in Weymouth was a most impressive performance for Ireland's 49er pair Ryan Seaton and Matt…
Day 2 of the Optimist Connaught Championships at Foynes Yacht Club saw much better wind and the Main Fleet getting 3 Championship races successfully completed. The day’s racing kicked off at 11.05am with suitable conditions but a fairly light breeze…
The wisdom of the old salts would have it that in a regatta series, a set of steady results towards the front of the fleet with no silly mistakes is much more useful in the final tally than an uneven…
Past RORC Commodore, Mile Greville racing his British Ker 39 Erivale III, is the overall winner of the 2016 Morgan Cup Race after IRC time correction. Erivale III put in a superb performance in IRC One, finishing the 108 mile…
#StrangfordLough - A delivery driver sustained minor injuries after his van crashed into Strangford Lough on Friday evening, according to BelfastLive. The van reportedly spun off the road near Newtownards on a stretch of Portaferry Road known for similar incidents…
#Galway - BreakingNews.ie reports that two people are dead after separate drowning incidents in Galway city yesterday afternoon (Saturday 11 June). North of the city, the body of a 19-year-old man was recovered from the River Corrib near NUI Galway…
Volvo Round Ireland racer Phaedo3 went for a tack on Dublin Bay yesterday, making short work of a trip out past Dalkey Island as Saturday's DMYC 'King of the Bay' regatta was underway. US sailor, Lloyd Thornburg brought his MOD…
Watch Ireland's 49er Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern live in the Medal Races at Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland today. Racing will be broadcast live (below) today (Sunday 12 June) from 11:00 to 16:00 BST / local time, 10:00…
Following an onshore briefing at 11am, a fleet of 118 Optimists headed on to the water for Day 1 of the Optimist Connaught Championships 2016 at Foynes Yacht Club. Lack of wind and very poor visibility due to constant heavy…
DMYC has published the prizewinners of the first King of the Bay Challenge run as part of its annual regatta off Dun Laoghaire today.  The Gods looked favourably on the bay in the earlier part of the day with sunshine…
'Results not what we had planned for but valuable time on the water nevertheless' is the ISA conclusion from a mixed bag of results posted by the Olympic Sailing Team in Weymouth this weekend. On the eve of the Rio…
After five races sailed, there are big changes at the top of the leader board in three of the four IRC classes at the Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships this evening which means the stage is set for tomorrow's cliff–hanger finale…

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