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Clipper Race and Volvo Ocean Race Fleets Take Over Portsmouth Harbour
Clipper Race
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the Volvo Ocean Race, found themselves as neighbours for the first time this week berthed in Gosport, UK at exciting milestones in their event countdowns. The Clipper Race, the only event on…
Port Of Cork Secures Marino Point Site In Landmark Deal
Port of Cork
#PortOfCork - The Port of Cork has secured the former Irish Fertiliser Industries Plant at Cobh in a public-private partnership deal that will see a significant expansion of its cargo handling facilities. According to the Irish Examiner, the circa €6…
Annalise Murphy with her Mercedes-Benz Vito Mixto
Annalise Murphy
#Annalise - Ireland’s Olympic hero Annalise Murphy tells her sailing story as she drives through Dublin in her Mercedes-Benz Vito Mixto to one of her daily training sessions at Dun Laoghaire’s National Yacht Club. More recently, the Rio 2016 silver…
The breezy weather of late July 2017 captured in one image – Aoife Hopkins flying on her way to winning the Euro Women’s Under 21 Laser Championship at Douarnenez.
Sailor of the Month
When that definitive image of young Aoife Hopkins leppin’ her Laser with rocket power out of a breaking wave at the European Women’s Laser Radials Under 21 Championship 2017 (July 17th to 24th) at Douarnenez in Brittany went viral, we…
Keeping her wind clear and keeping bigger boat well astern – the JPK 10.80 Yes! skippered by Nin O’Leary shows how it’s done while rounding the Needles in the Round the Island race 2017
Sailor of the Month
When the JPK 10.80 Yes! crossed the finish line at Cowes in the huge-fleet Round the Island Race 2017 on Saturday July 1st, it provided Irish sailing with something very special to savour. Skippered by Crosshaven’s Nicholas ‘Nin’ O’Leary, Yes!…
Rockall and Ireland record setter Thunder Child in pre-challenge testing off the Cork coast
Sailor of the Month
The very special powerboats of SafeHaven Marine in East Cork have multiple uses, but high speed potential in a wide variety of sea conditions is invariably top of a list of very demanding priorities among the highly-regarded company’s prestigious customers.…
Six different sailing clubs are represented at Mermaid Week at Skerries
Mermaid
Tomorrow, Saturday the 5th of August will see the 2017 Mermaid National Championship kick off with registration and a practice race at Skerries Sailing Club for what is the 85th anniversary year for the class. An online entry form encouraging…
Aoife Casey
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland have qualified for the semi-finals of the women’s double sculls at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen finished third in their quarter-final. Canada, who led from the early stages, won well.…
Baltimore RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - In the first of two incidents yesterday morning (Thursday 3 August), Baltimore RNLI launched to reports of a vessel adrift in Crookhaven Harbour. The vessel, a 4m Boston Whaler powerboat, had broken from its mooring in strong winds…
Tschüss skipped past Triple Crown winners Lady Mariposa on corrected time in the final race of the IRC Zero series
Cowes Week
#CowesWeek - It’s third place overall for the Irish crew on Christian Zugel’s MAT 1180 Tschüss in the IRC Zero fleet at Cowes Week. Maurice O’Connell, Ross Monson, Johnny Mordant and Simon Johnson only moved one place down the table…
George Sisk's Farr 42 Wow from the Royal Irish Yacht Club
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B21S - 1. MARISSA XIV (FRANK ELMES), 2. SMALL WONDER (H KELLY & J MCSTAY), 3. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN) B21S - 1. MARISSA XIV (FRANK ELMES), 2. YIKES (P CARROLL), 3. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON) BENETEAU 31.7…
Donaghdee Lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
Volunteers from Donaghadee and Bangor RNLI were requested to launch their lifeboats this evening (Thursday 3 August) after a group of dinghy sailors got into difficulty off the County Down coast. The inshore lifeboat from Bangor and the all-weather lifeboat…
Stena Superfast VIII, one of a pair that operates the Belfast-Cairnryan route
Ferry
#ferry - Strong volumes have been recorded by Stena Line on the ferry firms services out of Belfast for the first six months of 2017. To the end of June, freight volumes increased +5%, passengers and cars grew +4% year…
RHIBS from the LÉ William Butler Yeats (on horizon) attend the scene of their first search and rescue (SAR) of 109 migrant/refugees off the Libyan coast last weekend.
Navy
#navy - The first search and rescue (SAR) operation has been conducted by LÉ William Butler Yeats since the Irish Naval Service OPV was deployed this year to the Mediterranean with Operation Pontus. The SAR took place on Sunday, following…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat on Dublin Bay, it's one of the busiest RNLI boats in the country
RNLI Lifeboats
The RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard are issuing a joint call this Bank Holiday weekend urging people to be vigilant and to take care on the water and along the coastline. It comes as both organisations note that August…
The Dun Laoghaire Regatta series had 19 entries including nine from the home waters and ten visitors from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, the Isle of Man and local boats from Arklow and Waterford
Sigma
The Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta was for the Sigma 33 one design class the third major open Championship of 2017. The season stared in Tarbert, Scotland at the end of May, with the Scottish series with ten competitors and was…
Commercial celebrate their senior eights win.
Rowing
#Rowing: July 2017 was one of the most successful months for Irish rowing. There were multiple medals at international regattas: the World Cup in Lucerne, gold and bronze; the Under-23 World Championships, two bronze medals; Coupe de la Jeunesse, five…
NextDecade plans to supply one third of Ireland's natural gas requirements. Above a liquid natural gas (LNG) carrier in which the Port of Cork is capable of handling such large ships.
Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - An energy company from the US writes RTE News has announced details of a project to ship more than €300 million worth of natural gas per year from its gas field in Texas to Cork Harbour, to be piped…
Natasha Lambert’s specially adapted yacht Miss Isle berthed at Dun Laoghaire Marina yesterday
Dublin Bay
#Sailability - Natasha Lambert sailed into Dun Laoghaire Marina yesterday (Wednesday 2 August) to complete her challenge of crossing the Irish Sea by ‘sip and puff’ sailing. Twenty-year-old Lambert, who has athertoid cerebral palsy, sails her 21ft yacht by puffing…
Ferry Ben-My-Chree has conducted berthing trials at Larne
Ferry
#ferry- The Isle of Man Steam Packet has conducted berthing trials with Ben-my-Chree at Larne in Northern Ireland. A similar exercise reports IOM Today was conducted with fast craft Manannan at Larne earlier this year and both vessels carried out…

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