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From 25th August to 7th September, the 1,000 nautical mile race course follows the Nord Stream pipeline from Kiel to Saint Petersburg
Offshore
This summer, a new format for the Nord Stream Race brings together some of the most high-achieving yacht clubs from the National Sailing Leagues: Starting on 25th August, the Baltic Sea’s best clubs to emerge from the 2016 season of…
Lancer at sea in the mid Atlantic
Marine Science
#Lancer - The Marine Institute has posted video of the successful launch of the unmanned yacht Lancer in the Atlantic this past weekend. The miniature marine research vessel was released from the RV Celtic Explorer on Saturday 22 April in…
Dublin Bay which is designated as a UNESCO Biosphere that highlights the important relationship between people and wildlife
Dublin Bay
#BiosphereTours – Dublin Bay Biosphere Guided Tours begin today from Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dublin and Howth and on every Wednesday until 14 June, writes Jehan Ashmore. Dublin Bay which is internationally recognised for its wealth of marine wildlife and cultural…
Yachts from around the world will converge on Cowes for the start of the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race in August
Fastnet
August's Rolex Fastnet Race remains on track for a record-sized fleet. Currently 390 boats are entered: 338 competing for the main IRC handicap prize; the remainder racing for their own trophies in the Class40, IMOCA 60, Volvo Ocean 65 and…
Dutch Grand Master, Piet Vroon is back, as skipper of Ker 51, Tonnerre 4, taking another tilt at the championship in IRC Zero
RORC
Over 500 yachts are taking part in the 2017 RORC Season's Points Championship. Over 5000 sailors from all over the world will race in the biggest offshore sailing competition in the world. While this year the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race…
The Lower Aghada Pier Development Group are reminding boaters to make the pier a port of call as the pontoon is now reinstalled
Cork Harbour
The Lower Aghada pontoon has been reinstalled for the coming boating season in Cork Harbour. Local community efforts in Aghada in 2011 led to an upgrade in the underused and deteriorating pier. It is now a popular Cork Harbour destination…
The 2017-18 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will set sail from Albert Dock, Liverpool
Clipper Race
The biggest round-the-world ocean race is to return to Liverpool with the start and finish of this unique global challenge moving from the capital back to the River Mersey on the tenth anniversary of its last partnership with the region.…
Winds gusted to 35–knots at start time
DBSC
Last night's opening race in the DBSC summer season was abandoned due to strong northerly winds on Dublin Bay. Unfortunately, it was a predictable outcome given earlier forecasts had suggested the prospect of wind in excess of 25 knots by…
Tom MacSweeney racing Seascapes at Royal Cork Yacht Club
Island Nation

Launch Your Boat Time!

25th April 2017
It’s launching time at Castlepoint Boatyard at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour where I keep SCRIBBLER II. That’s my Sigma 33, named rather appropriately for a journalist/scribe, as I’ve been told. The first SCRIBBLER was a Ruffian 23, much sailed and…
The first day of racing began with a light 6-10 knot easterly breeze, stronger winds are expected tomorrow
Tokyo 2020
Three Irish Laser sailors are in the middle of the fleet as round two of the 2017 World Cup Series in Hyères, France began today for 541 sailors in ten Olympic classes writes Nathaniel Ogden. After “one good race and one…
Craftinsure.ie, is to provide €5,000,000 Third Party liability insurance as standard across it’s full range of policies
Marine Trade
Online boat insurer, Craftinsure.ie, is to provide €5,000,000 Third Party liability insurance as standard across it’s full range of policies, covering craft from racing dinghies to motor cruisers, and yachts to RIBS. The current limit is €3,000,000 any one event.The…
Cargoship handling at Limerick Port and Foynes (above) reported record year on year growth of 11% tonnage levels for 2016
Shannon Estuary
#RecordGrowth - Limerick and Foynes both key ports of Shannon Foynes Port Company have reaffirmed the company’s strong performance and contribution to the regional economy in 2016 with growth of 11.4% in year on year tonnages. For the second successive…
Scroll down for the video of the ISA Youth Nationals
Youth Sailing
Ballyholme Yacht Club has released a video of all the weekend action from Bangor Bay, the largest entry ever for the ISA youth national championships. Read our full report here and see the latest video moments below:  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle…
N18 winners in Howth: Charles Dwyer, Nicholas O'Leary and Richie Harrington of Royal Cork Yacht Club with HYC Commodore Joe McPeake second from left
National 18
Six relatively light wind races completed at Howth Yacht Club gave Charles Dwyer and his crew Nin O'Leary and Richie the overall win of the inaugural six–boat National 18s Eastern Championships in Dwyer's new boat. A tie break behind them saw…
Cementing relationshps: Ireland-UK trader, Cemgulf in Dublin Port exports low-carbon cement to Runcorn. Up to the early 1990's Guinness was imported to the Manchester Ship Canal using their own stout-tankers.
Dublin Port
#Cementships - A cement cargoship due to dock in Dublin Port today from Runcorn on the Manchester Ship Canal is where until the early 1990’s Guinness imported to the UK using their own stout tankers, writes Jehan Ashmore. That trade…
Bangor RNLI's inshore lifeboat Jessie Hillyard
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Bangor RNLI’s volunteers launched the inshore lifeboat Jessie Hillyard yesterday evening (Monday 24 April) to reports of a missing three-year-old in the vicinity of the Jamaica Inn. Setting off in big breaking seas and a Force 8 gusting…
The J109 Jukebok crew with Royal Cork's Mark Mansfield (white T shirt, back row)
Royal Cork YC
The two weekend Warsash Spring championship concluded last Sunday on the Solent with an overall win in the J109 class for John Smart's " Jukebox". Tactician for the two weekends was Royal Cork's Mark Mansfield who has also raced with…
Laser sailors Finn Lynch and Liam Glynn racing in Croatia last week
Tokyo 2020
Irish Olympic sailor Finn Lynch enters the Sailing World Cup in Hyères this morning writes Nathaniel Ogden. The World Cup is considered a vital piece of preparation for the Olympic Games, towards which Finn is hoping to continue his Tokyo…
Follow Salmon Smolts In River Erriff Via New Online Tool
Angling
#SalmonSmolts - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched the SMOLTRACK project, which gives the public the opportunity to follow the numbers of juvenile salmon making their journey down the River Erriff. The EU-funded NASCO project will see IFI work alongside…
Classic Lady of the Sea: Marco Polo of Cruise & Maritime Voyages which at more that five decades remains operating this season and will continue in service to at least the end of 2018. Today the cruiseship docked in Dublin's Alexandra Basin alongside Ocean Pier.
Cruise Liners
#ClassicCaller – Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo, a classic cruiseship that became the first ship to establish the UK operator almost a decade ago, made a call to Dublin Port today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The call of the 820-passenger…

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