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Christian Zugel’s MAT 1180 Tschüss has four Irish crew for Cowes Week
Cowes Week
#CowesWeek - The Irish crew on Christian Zugel’s MAT 1180 Tschüss have much to celebrate as they stand second overall in the IRC Zero fleet at Cowes Week. Tschüss benefitted from the retirement of top contenders Gladiator and Tonnere in…
The new Howth 17 Orla bound for her first race on Tuesday August 1st
Howth YC
There is something almost sacred about the arts and crafts of the boat-builder writes W M Nixon. As the warm and enthusiastic response to our recent story on Afloat.ie about the veteran Wexford boat-builder Larry Duggan reaching his ninetieth birthday…
Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen took third in their heat and qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Junior Championships in Trakai in Lithuania today. The Skibbereen/Lee double had tucked into third behind Britain, who won, and Germany…
Avast, Me Hearties! Phoenix To Take Pride Of Place At Pirate-Themed Rush Harbour Festival This August Bank Holiday
Tall Ships
#TallShips - Phoenix, the tall ship owned by Cork man Shane McCarthy of marine film services firm Square Sail Ventures, will be the centrepiece of the Rush Harbour Festival this coming August Bank Holiday weekend. The 34m-tall, two-masted brig will…
Fireball dinghy sailing on Dublin Bay – Lawton & Oram (15061) chasing Clancy & Byrne (to windward & partially hidden)
Fireball
In a break from the growing trend of setting windward-leeward courses on a Tuesday night for dinghy racing on Dublin Bay, OOD Ben Mulligan (Flying Fifteens) & the DBSC Race Management Team set Olympic courses for the August 1st DBSC Fleet…
Young sailors at Baltimore Harbour and the Islands Ferry
Tom MacSweeney
Baltimore will become a centre for sailing over the next few weeks. This August weekend the annual sailing trek to the waters around Carbery’s Hundred Isles will get underway with the annual overnight race from Crosshaven to Schull. For the…
Brian Carlin takes a selfie while on deck with Team Vestas Wind in the previous Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - Irish sailing photographer and filmmaker Brian Carlin is returning to the Volvo Ocean Race — this time as leader for the fleet’s team of onboard reporters announced at the weekend. Carlin made his debut in the VOR as…
The new foiling Figaro 3 from Beneteau - up to 15 per cent faster than its predecessor thanks to foiling technology
Solo Sailing
As offshore sailors gather momentum for a new Olympic offshore discipline, the world's largest yacht manufacturer has unveiled the first images of a radical new one-design Figaro 3 with foils. In the new Figaro 3, Groupe Beneteau is producing the first…
Ruffian 23 Ruff Diamond (D.Byrne et al) was second in last night's DBSC race
DBSC
B21S - 1. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 3. YIKES (P CARROLL) COMBINED CRUISERS TUESDAY - 1. Windjammer (L Casey & D Power), 2. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al), 3. Elandra (J Conway) CRUISERS…
Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all weather lifeboat pictured off Roches Point
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was called out at 4.20pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 1 August) to go to the aid of a 40ft pleasure fishing boat with mechanical failure 15 miles off the Seven Heads in West Cork. The…
Rosslare Harbour RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Rosslare Harbour RNLI was involved in an extensive search off the Wexford coast yesterday (Tuesday 1 August) after a swimmer was reported to have been swept out to sea. The alarm was raised shortly after 3pm by a…
Tom Dolan
Solo Sailing
As the leaders glided across the finish line in Aviles of Stage 1 of the Transgascogne 2017 this afternoon, Ireland’s Tom Dolan has had the torture of seeing a place on the podium slip through his finger by just one…
Cometh the hour, cometh the woman – Clarisse Cremer took the lead in the Transgascogne race today within eight miles of the finish at Aviles, and stayed in front to win.
Solo Sailing
Was he there in third with a podium place, or wasn’t he? For the second time in the Sables d’Olonne to Aviles stage of the Transgascogne 2017, Tom Dolan’s tracker on his Mini 650 IRL 910 failed to check in…
Railroad Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal near Boston
News Update
RTÉ News reports that an investigation has begun into the death of an Irish boy in a boating incident in the United States last week. Harry O’Connor, 8, died on Saturday (29 July) three days after he was involved in…
Baltimore RNLI's inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI completed a busy weekend when the inshore lifeboat was launched on Sunday afternoon (30 July) to a report of an upturned vessel off Heir Island. The volunteer lifeboat launched at 2.42pm arrived on scene to find…
Howth Yacht Club in North Dublin
Howth YC
#HYC - A new sailing school for North Dublin Bay is part of plans to secure the future of Howth Yacht Club. Commodore Joe McPeake laid out the club’s intentions in a statement on the HYC website in mid July,…
Vision of Connemara and Galway Bay cruising. Lunchtime stopover for Drascombes on passage from Kilkieran towards Roundstone
Galway Harbour
Irish sailors don’t need their attention mesmerized by the horses and people clattering around the Galway Races Week to be well aware that in sailing matters too, it’s not a question of whether or not the West’s awake writes W…
The 27ft yacht had run aground on a mudbank in Duncannon Harbour
RNLI Lifeboats
Fethard RNLI rescued two people after their yacht ran aground off the Wexford coast yesterday evening. The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat shortly after 5pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard that a…
Tom Dolan – holding third with less than thirty miles to the finish of Stage 1 of Transgascogne 2017
Solo Sailing
Tom Dolan’s Pogo 3 IRL 910 lies third in class this morning as the leaders go into the final thirty miles of the Les Sables D’Olonne to Aviles first stage of the Transgascogne 2017 writes W M Nixon Front runner Erwin…
With the wind on his starboard quarter, Tom Dolan is storming along for Aviles
Solo Sailing
Ireland’s Tom Dolan has had a magic second afternoon in the first stage of the Transgascogne 2017 race from Les Sables d’Olonne to Aviles in northwest Spain. With the wind now round in the northeast, the Meathman has been revelling…

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