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Winner on the day – Robert and Rose Michael’s veteran Sun Fizz 40 Mystique of Malahide was declared overall winner on the day at Howth’s annual Lambay Race last weekend
Howth YC
Howth Yacht Club’s annual Lambay Race in recent decades was always traditionally held in the second weekend of June writes W M Nixon. But pressure from other major events meant that Howth simply had to go for the June Bank…
Fast Reaching For Howth Yacht Club's Fogerty in Ostar TransAtlantic Race
Solo Sailing
Conor Fogerty's BAM Team report that the Howth Yacht Club Ostar sailor looks to have had a frustratingly slow night last night despite holding first in the Gipsy Moth division, third in line honours and second in the Ostar line.…
Tom Dolan’s Pogo 610 offshoresailing.fr (IRL 910) taking second place in the 500-mile Mini-en-Mai on May 12th at la Trinite sur Mer
Solo Sailing
Irish solo sailor Tom Dolan is back in contention tomorrow in France in the shortest race in the countdown to the Mini Transat in October writes W M Nixon. But although the Trophee MAP from Douarnenez south to Ile de…
Red-hulled cargoship Ceg Cosmos, seen after a Workington-Wicklow passage, however the ship normally trades from Scottish ports and loaded with 'round' timber. Just two miles south of the east-coast port town is the picturesque beach of Magheramore Strand where scenes of 'Redwater' took place but mostly the drama used Dunmore East, Waterford.
Ports & Shipping
#Redwater – ‘Redwater’ the BBC Studios in association with RTE produced drama spin-off of Eastenders, mostly shot in Dunmore East, Waterford, is home to a fishing fleet and likewise of Wicklow Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The east-coast port of Wicklow…
Peter Burling's Emirates Team New Zealand pitch-poled at high-speed moments after the start, the bows digging in and boat tumbling forward, its sterns in the air, three crew pitched into the water, the rest hanging on in the cockpits. see vid below
America's Cup
An epic day of racing unfolded on the Great Sound in Bermuda for the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Playoff Semi-finals as Land Rover BAR faced off against Emirates Team New Zealand. The first race got underway after a slight delay…
The massive Elcano is en route to Dublin
Tall Ships
The Spanish Embassy in Dublin and Dublin Port Company have announced that one of the world’s oldest and largest tall ships, the “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” will make a five-day visit to Dublin Port, arriving on Saturday, 10th June and…
Audrey Dickson
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The death of Audrey Dickson at the age of 83 has deprived the Sutton area and her family and friends of a very special person. She played a central role in the life of Sutton Dinghy Club, and was regarded…
UNVEILED is the title of an outdoor artistic transmedia experience installation that will remain until 25 June on Cork's Custom House Quay
Port of Cork
#Unveiled - Unveiled Horizons/Horizons dévoilés is an artistic transmedia interactive experience that is part of the Cork Harbour Festival (3-11 June), the Cork Midsummer Festival and in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland. The outdoor installation which is free…
Finn Lynch among a group of Lasers at the first day of the Sailing World Cup Final in Santander
Tokyo 2020
The World Cup Final kicked off in Santander, Spain today (6 June) with one Irish Olympic sailing squad sailor in attendance. Finn Lynch of the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is 23rd from 25 of the world's top Laser…
Delegates attending ESPO annual conference held in Barcelona discuss the core topic: “Ports in a changing Climate, a Changing World”.
Ports & Shipping
#ClimateChange - The European port industry gathered in Barcelona for ESPO’s annual conference entitled “Ports in a changing Climate, a Changing World”. During the first of the two day conference (1 June), Alvaro Rodriguez, high level Climate Reality representative, inspired…
Behind the Scenes: Flags flying practice as ThunderCat race crew teams raft-up with assistance of jet-skies in Dublin Port with the backdrop of German cruiseship Artania. The ThunderCats then headed upriver to thrill the crowds while whizzing past the Dublin Riverfest tallships.
Cruise Liners
#CruiseMedley – Cruiseships small and large called to the capital to add to the summertime atmosphere of Dublin Riverfest's gathering of tallships that graced the Liffey quays, writes Jehan Ashmore. Hebridean Sky, the intimate sized ship of just 4,200 gross…
Inis Mor in her glory days in the Gouy family’s ownership, on her way to overall victory in the Round Ireland race
ICRA
While everyone is very relieved and grateful that the crew of the Scottish-owned Ker 39 Inis Mor were saved after their boat sank at the Saltees at the weekend while on passage to Cork for the up-coming ICRA Nationals, there…
The IDRA 14/38 sailed by Alan Carr/Dana Kilroy of Sutton Dinghy Club
Historic Boats
Seven IDRA 14s made the trip North over the weekend for their annual Northern Championships, with the usual entourage of “camp followers” young and old to enjoy the hospitality and beautiful scenery for their 22nd consecutive year at Carlingford Lough…
The Inis Mor crew took to the liferaft when the Ker 39 started sinking off the Saltee Islands. All crew were rescued by Coastguard Helicopter 117
ICRA
ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney has expressed relief that everyone is safe after the weekend loss of Scottish competitor Inis Mor on its way to the ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. As Afloat.ie reported on Saturday, the Cruisers…
NUIG's women's senior eight in action at Dorney Lake at the weekend.
Rowing
#Rowing: Irish crews had a very successful second day at the Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney Lake. Monika Dukarska of Killorglin and the Skibbereen double of Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey won in the top single and double sculls races, but…
Dinghy launch – Nick Bendon of CH Marine, Paul O’Regan Harbour Master with Port of Cork, Vice Admiral RCYC Pat Farnan, Sarah McKeown of Port of Cork, Event Chairman Nicolas O’Leary, Rear Admiral Dinghies RCYC Stephen O’Shaughnessy.
Royal Cork YC
Now the largest stand alone dinghy festival event in the country, the official launch of Cork Dinghy Fest took place in the Royal Cork Yacht Club last week with representatives from event sponsors, CH Marine, Zhik and the Port of…
Dispute Over Kayaking School In East Belfast
Kayaking
#Kayaking - A Northern Irish businessman has spoken out over what he claims is lack of support from the Alliance Party for an indoor kayaking facility in East Belfast. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, jewellery retail entrepreneur Peter Boyle says…
Marine Notices: Seafarer Exam Dates, Fishing Vessel Code Reminder & ID For Recreational Craft
News Update
#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has posted its schedule of examination dates for Certificates of Competency for Deck Officers, Marine Engineer Officers, Skippers and Second Hands for the year commencing 1 September 2017, as detailed in…
The Eric Rowse on scene with grounded 25ft cruiser
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - A busy June bank holiday weekend for Lough Ree RNLI continued yesterday (Monday 5 June) with the rescue of six people across two grounded cruisers in a single callout.The lifeboat crew were first alerted by the Irish Coast…
Whitegate Coastal Rowing Regatta took place in Cork Harbour on Satrurday
Coastal Rowing
Whitegate Rowing Club's Coastal Rowing Championship Regatta took place on Sunday in the scenic eastern side of Cork Harbour. The one day fixture ran as part of as part of the Coastal Rowing Association (CRA) 2017 season of regattas. More on…

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