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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…
The weekend marked the 200th anniversary of the lighting of the first light at Roche's Point
Lighthouses
To mark the 200th anniversary of the lighting of the first light at Roches Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour, the lighthouse was opened to the public on Saturday, 4 June.  In the birthday celebrations, Cork Harbour Heritage Alliance…
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America's Cup
After Mother Nature put paid to the scheduled first day of Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs action, Bermuda presented the four teams contesting the second stage of competition in the 35th America’s Cup with clear skies, perfect race conditions…
The victorious Storm crew from Rush Sailing Club celebrate on the Clyde includes Pat Kelly, David Kelly, Ronan Kelly, Paul Kelly, Paddy Kelly, Mark Ferguson, Sean Murphy, Marty O'Leary Alan Ruigrok and Kevin Sheridan
Sailor of the Month
Anyone who has ever raced against the J/109 Storm, campaigned by Pat Kelly and his close-knit family from Rush Sailing Club, quickly realises that they are up against something special in sailing. This is evident both with the Storm team…
All Black Powerboat Record Run Cork–Fastnet–Cork Aborted in Choppy Seas
Powerboat Racing
Unfortunately due to weather, force 4–5 winds increasing with short sharp frequency the All Black Powerboat team aborted its attempt at the inaugural Cork–Fastnet–Cork record attempt 25 miles out. Skipper John Ryan told Afloat.ie: 'It's just not worth the risk…
A typically shifty and unsettled westerly breeze confounded and frustrated many competitors
SB20
A fleet of nine SB20s enjoyed the challenging conditions on Dublin bay on bank holiday Saturday. A typically shifty and unsettled westerly breeze confounded and frustrated many of the competitors but in the end it was Alert Packaging, sailed by…
Mermaid number 188 crosses the line for the overall win at Foynes
Mermaid
This weekend saw the 2017 Dublin Bay Mermaid Munster Championship take place at Foynes Yacht Club. With boats visiting from Skerries, Rush and Dun Laoghaire, competitors were thrown straight into it with 3 races in demanding conditions on Saturday. Overall…
Peter and Rob O'Leary (right) were second overall in the Star class Eastern Hemisphere Championships in Viareggio
Star
Royal Cork Yacht Club brothers Peter and Rob O'Leary were second overall in the Star class Eastern Hemisphere Championships in Viareggio, Italy yesterday. The O'Leary's were runners–up to, Andrew MacDonald and Brad Nichol USA Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi of…
Take a visit on board the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group's research vessel, Celtic Mist. The ketch is berthed at the Grand Canal Quay of the dock basin today as part of the Dublin Riverfest.
Tall Ships
#HelpCetaceans - From the fast and furious ThunderCats to the more serious side of marine wildlife as the Irish Whale & Dolphin ketch is part of the Dublin Riverfest which concludes this afternoon, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported on…
Lough Ree RNLI on exercise
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI assisted two people aboard a grounded motor cruiser yesterday afternoon (Sunday 4 June) on the eastern shore of Lough Ree. The alarm was raised at 12.19pm when two people on board the 34ft cruiser went…
ThunderCats race each other at the Dublin Riverfest where tallships and much more are open on this third and final day of the maritime gathering.
Tall Ships
#ThunderCats - Thousands of onlookers visiting the Dublin Riverfest watched as ThunderCat powerboats whizzed past tallships lining the North WaII quay, writes Jehan Ashmore. The thunderboats from the UK that are making their debut in the capital, raced along a…
File photo of the Ferry Terminal in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, where Stena Line had operated a HSS (high-speed sea service) to Holyhead until 2014.
Ferry
#FerryTerminal - A change of use through a planning application of the former ferry terminal in Dún Laoghaire Harbour, from duty-free shops and passenger services to a 450-job technology cluster, is to be lodged in coming weeks. The move writes…
Jenny Egan (bronze) with Alyssa Bull (gold) and Laia Pelachs (silver) on the Belgrade Podium.
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan took a bronze medal at the canoe sprint World Cup in Belgrade in Serbia today. Australia’s Alyssa Bull took the gold in the K1 5,000 metres from Laia Pelachs of Spain. Egan (30) started her season…
Kevin McCaffery, Dermot Maguire, Damien Mundy, Joe Gavin and Stephen Leddy will set out from Greystones on 20 June for their round-Ireland fundraising adventure
RIBs
#RIBs - A team of intrepid boaters from the Lakelands are prepping for a round-Ireland RIB run this month in aid of three worthy causes. Joe Gavin and Kevin McCaffrey will be joined by friends Dermot McGuire, Damien Mundy and…
 After 5 races “Mojito” is leading the IRC Section of the ISORA Avery Crest Offshore Series
ISORA
On Saturday, 3rd June, due to a clash of events, the Howth YC’s Lambay Races and the Poolbeg Y&BC’s Regatta, both of which ISORA committed to incorporate, a new race format evolved writes Peter Ryan. The way to take part…
Dr Louise Allcock with the ROV Holland I
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Marine scientist and researcher Dr Louise Allcock from NUI Galway is leading a team of 10 university researchers and students on a two-week deep-sea expedition researching cold water corals and sponges. The team — who can be followed…
Free guided walking tours of Dun Laoghaire Harbour (East Pier above) are part of the DLR Spring Heritage programme.
Dublin Bay
#HarbourTours – Following the recent visit of President Michael D Higgins to launch the Dun Laoghaire Bicentenary Celebrations, guided walking tours of the harbour continue to mid-June.  The free guided walking tours will delve into the magnificent engineering of the…

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