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Irish Sailing Coach Ross Killian with a fleet of 420 dinghies
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Ross Killian is Irish Sailing’s 420 Academy Coach, but this summer Killian is also developing a new Club Coaching programme. Afloat.ie finds out more about the Club Coaching programme and what he’s looking for. What’s the new Irish Sailing Club…
Lough Ree’s inshore lifeboat approaches the upturned Fireball and its two sailors
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#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI was called to assist two sailors when their 17ft Fireball dinghy was holed and began to sink on Lough Ree on Saturday evening (15 July). The crew of Lough Ree lifeboat The Eric Rowse were…
One of the Belfast-Cairnryan route pair of ferries, Stena Superfast VIII which is seen underway on the North Channel route.
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#ferry - A ferry operator from Estonia says sale boosts group's financial position, but not material to results. Tallink Grupp said it concluded sales agreements with Sweden's Stena Line for the sale of two passenger-car ferries. The group said the…
Emergency personnel removing the injured cyclist from the rocky beach more than 12 feet below the Coast Road to Ballygally
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#RNLI - Larne RNLI was involved in a multi-agency rescue yesterday afternoon (Sunday 16 July) after a cyclist fell between as much as 15 feet from the Coast Road north of Ballygally in Co Antrim. The volunteer crew were requested…
Commercial (middle) about to win the senior eights from fast-finishing Skibbereen and NUIG (top)
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#Rowing: The big crowds saw a close and exciting senior men’s eight final at the Irish Rowing Championships. Commercial carved out a small lead early on, and despite pressure from NUIG and Skibbereen, they held on to win. In the…
Three Castles sweep past Castleconnell on their way to winning the junior double today.
Rowing
#Rowing: Skibbereen took two titles and NUIG took three from the second set of finals on the third day of the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre. Gary O’Donovan and Denise Walsh had very easy wins in the…
 Mermaids line up for a start at the 2012 National Championships hosted by Skerries Sailing Cl
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Skerries Sailing Club looks back on its strong historical roots with the Dublin Bay Mermaid class in preparation for hosting this year’s National Championship writes Susan Roundtree This year’s Dublin Bay Mermaid National Championship is being hosted by Skerries Sailing…
Bundoran RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Rescue
#Rescue - Bundoran RNLI is reminding anyone planning a trip to the coast this summer to be mindful of the dangers of rip currents that can quickly sweep you out to sea. The advice comes as Bundoran’s volunteer lifeboat crew…
Eimear Lambe and Aileen Crowley win the women's pair for UCD.
Rowing
#Rowing: UCD’s Eimear Lambe and Aileen Crowley had an impressive win in the women’s senior pair in the deferred finals at the start of the third day of the Irish Championships at the National Rowing Centre. Skibbereen and Cork were…
The photo finish of Three Castles Winning this morning.
Rowing
#Rowing: Three Castles won a thrilling final of the men's junior quadruple sculls at the Irish Rowing Championships this morning. They had just a second to spare over Shandon, who were just ahead of Clonmel. The crew of Aaron Keogh,…
Today's Beneteau 31.7 race on Dublin Bay was won by Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power) was second with Chris Johnston's Prospect third
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B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON) B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON  BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) BENETEAU…
The strong winds catch the flags and roof of the stand at the NRC
Rowing
#Rowing: High winds forced the suspension or rowing for the rest of Saturday at the Irish Rowing Championships. The organisers stopped the action on the water in the afternoon and set to redesigning the programme so that key races set…
David Higgins of Presentation, Cork beats Luke Hayes-Nally to win the Club Single.
Rowing
#Rowing: On a morning of clear victories, David Higgins of Presentation Boat Club, Cork, had to battle to see off Luke Hayes-Nally of Shandon to take the Club Singles title at the National Rowing Centre. The other wins in the…
Baltimore RNLI's inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI assisted two sailors yesterday afternoon (Friday 14 July) after their motorboat broke down off the coast of West Cork. The volunteer crew was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 2.25pm following a report from the…
Rescue 116 pictured over Wicklow in August 2015
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - Favourable conditions this weekend will aid a fresh search of the waters around Black Rock for the two Irish Coast Guard personnel still missing after the Rescue 116 tragedy four months ago. Winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman…
Aoife Lynch, Dan Buckley (coach) and Margaret Cremen after the Lee win in the Junior Women's Double.
Rowing
#Rowing: Skibbereen added four titles to their already weighty tally on the first day of the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre today. Paul O’Donovan won the senior single sculls and teamed up with Mark O’Donovan, Shane O’Driscoll…
Martin Byrne's Jaguar team were winners of the UK Dragon South Coasts and fifth overall in the Edinburgh Cup
Dragon
Martin Byrne's Jaguar Sailing Team were fifth in the final race of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup in Cowes today. Together with a first place scored yesterday this lifted the sole Irish entry to fifth place overall. 'Given that our target…
The serious helmsman. Jack Roy and his daughter Jill racing their Squib class Kanaloa, no 130. One of the oldest boats racing in the Dublin Bay class, they worked together to restore her from a near-derelict condition
W M Nixon
The role of President of what is now Irish Sailing is central to our activities afloat. The diverse boating community that the President both serves and represents is affected by the variable socio–economic circumstances in which our sport - in…
Hannah Scott and Katie Shirlow, who won the Irish intermediate pairs title today.
Rowing
#Rowing: Barry O’Flynn of Cork Boat Club came from behind to win the junior single sculls title at the Irish Rowing Championships in Cork today. Jack Dorney of Shandon tested the favourite in an exciting race – and went ahead.…
Soapbox Science comes to Galway for the first time featuring participating scientists from NUI Galway, GMIT, Marine Institute and IT Sligo to promote the visibility of women in science
Marine Science
#MarineScience - A postdoctoral researcher with the Marine Institute will join a group of female scientists as they take take to their soapboxes and bring science to the streets of Galway tomorrow lunchtime. Soapbox Science takes place from 11am to…

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