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Cargo & Investments Boost Belfast Harbour To Record Profits
Ports & Shipping
#BelfastHarbour - Belfast Harbour’s latest annual report shows a record €36.6 million in profits, according to The Irish Times. The 12% rise in operating profits in 2016 comes with a 7% increase in turnover within the same 12-month period to…
RCYC Burgee – the oldest yacht club in the world
Royal Cork YC
Apparently someone in the Department of the Marine doesn’t accept that the Royal Cork Yacht Club at Crosshaven is correct when the club says it is “the oldest in the world...” writes Tom MacSweeney. On behalf of Marine Minister Michael…
Stephen Oram left and Noel Butler were winners at the Greystones Sailing Club Fireball Open event
Fireball
For their 2017 Open Championship, the Irish Fireball Class Association departed from their normal two-day, six-race format for provincial championships and held a single day Championship with a target of four races. Additionally, they negotiated a new venue, Greystones Sailing…
The SOD's long distance race on the River Shannon is reputed to be the longest inland dinghy sailing race in the world and this year attracted a record fleet for a special celebration
Historic Boats
The annual Long Distance Race for Shannon One Designs (SOD’s) took place last weekend (24th & 25th July) under the Burgee of Lough Ree Yacht Club. As Afloat.ie reported earlier, this year was more special than usual as it was…
The new CMV flagship Columbus seen at night in a UK port prior to beginning the current 'Grand British Isles Discovery' cruise that included calls to Belfast and yesterday a late night departure from Dublin Port
Cruise Liners
#DublinDebut – Cruise & Maritime Voyages newest flagship Columbus departed Dublin Port late last night and was followed by the arrival of predecessor Magellan in the early hours of this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The maiden call of Columbus to…
European Maritime Day in 2020 will coincide with the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, one of the oldest yacht clubs in the world
Cork Harbour
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has congratulated Cork City on being designated as the host city for European Maritime Day in 2020 by the Council of the European Union. European Maritime Day is the…
At the scene of the rescue operation, LE Eithne off the coast of Libya
Navy
#Refugees - LÉ Eithne of the Irish Naval Service writes the Journal.ie has rescued approximately 183 people yesterday (25 June) in the Mediterranean Sea, just north of the Libyan capital Tripoli. While on patrol at around 6 am, the LÉ…
Fifth Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race Raises Funds For Local Lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - During the Sea Bangor Festival over the weekend, Bangor RNLI was delighted to welcome Jackie Patton of Ballyholme Yacht Club and Robert Montgomery from the Belfast Kayak Club to receive a cheque for £1,700 raised for the lifeboat…
Wicklow RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launching to the windsurfer in difficulty
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was launched at 1.48pm on Saturday afternoon (24 June) after a member of the public reported a windsurfer in difficulty off Silver Strand, three miles south of Wicklow Harbour. The lifeboat with three crew…
Two Medevacs For Clifden Lifeboat Since Friday
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Clifden RNLI has carried out two medical evacuations from the island of Inishbofin off Connemara since Friday (23 June). The pagers first sounded at 11.15am on Friday in response to a call for the medevac of an elderly woman…
Match Point For Emirates Team New Zealand In 35th America’s Cup
America's Cup
#AmericasCup - Emirates Team New Zealand extended their lead over Oracle Team USA by six points to one after the fourth day of the 35th America’s Cup match in Bermuda yesterday (Sunday 25 June).The Kiwis’ comfortable wins in the seventh…
Howth Yacht Club’s XC45 Samatom
Volvo Regatta
#VDLR - Howth Yacht Club has put out the message that one of its member yachts, the XC45 Samatom, is seeking crew for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from 6-9 July. Anyone interested in joining the crew for the weekend’s…
Whooper continued her run of bullets in IRC Three
RORC
With a near perfect scoreline, Giovanni Belgrano's 1939 classic yacht Whooper was crowned 2017 champion at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC Nationals. Today, two windward-leeward races were held on the Solent in similar brisk southwesterlies to the first two…
Skibbereen/UCC and NUIG  Women's Eights Drive for the Line today.
Rowing
#Rowing: The Skibbereen/UCC composite won the women’s eights with the final few strokes at the Cork Grand League Regatta today. NUIG led them coming up to the line, but the winners finished faster to win by three tenths of a…
Brittany Ferries has ordered a newbuild cruiseferry to be named Honfleur that will operate on the English Channel. The shipyard FSG is also the same German company currently constructing ICG/Irish Ferries new cruiseferry due by mid-2018.
Ferry
#NewBuild - Almost exactly a year after the Brexit vote, Brittany Ferries on Thursday confirmed an order for a new "£175m LNG cruiseferry for English Channel service. The 42,400 gross tonnage newbuild (slighty larger to Pont-Aven of 41,000 on the…
Today, 25 June marks the Day of the Seafarer. The theme for this year's annual event is that 'Seafarers Matter'. Above the Sophia is a typical example of a containership operating out of Dublin Port.
Ports & Shipping
#SeafarersMatter - Today 25 June is the Day of the Seafarer (DotS) an annual event which celebrates and recognises the role that people have on our oceans. The theme of this year's Dots event run by the International Maritime Organisation…
Aifric Keogh of the winning UCC/Skibbereen four.
Rowing
#Rowing: Niall Beggan and Andrew Goff gave Gary and Paul O’Donovan a good battle in the Division One double sculls at Cork Regatta today. The Ireland under-23 lightweights, drawn from UCD and Commercial, placed second behind the Ireland senior lightweight…
A new river cruise service is to link Waterford City and along the River Barrow to New Ross
Inland Waterways
#NewService - An established Wexford boat tour operator writes Independent.ie is due to start a new river cruise service by bringing people on the Barrow by 2019. New Ross Municipal District Director Eamonn Hore told last week's meeting of the…
Land Rover BAR came up short against Emirates Team New Zealand, who currently lead the America's Cup match series against defending champions Oracle Team USA
America's Cup
#AmericasCup - The Mercedes Formula 1 Team’s former chief executive has spoken of his pride in Sir Ben Ainslie and crew’s performance in the America’s Cup amid criticism of their failure to reach the big race in Bermuda. Land Rover…
Teenage Boy In Serious Condition After Sailing Incident Off Skibbereen
News Update
#Skibbereen - TheJournal.ie reports that a 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was struck in the head by a boom while yachting off Skibbereen yesterday morning (Saturday 24 June). The teenager was airlifted to Cork University Hospital by…

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