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Swami the former Arklow Swan of ASL whose 2016 built new cargoship Arklow Cape made a first call to the Port of Kinsale in recent days.
Ports & Shipping
#ScenicPort - Scenic Kinsale with its marina and fishing fleet based in the west Cork harbour is widely renowned for its culinary status, however what is probably less known is its commercial shipping activity, writes Jehan Ashmore. Around 100 cargoships…
Banna Strand on Tralee Bay is TripAdvisor users’ favourite Irish beach of 2017
Aquatic Tourism
#TopBeaches - Banna Strand in Co Kerry has topped TripAdvisor’s list of Ireland’s best beaches. The stretch of sand on Tralee Bay takes the top spot in the annual table from second-placed Inchydoney in Co Cork, which had been the…
A free exhibition and lectures organised by the Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society take place this March at EPIC - The Emigrant Irish Emigration Museum housed in the chq Custom House Quay. Above: A bygone era as Guinness ships and barges line the Liffey.
Dublin Port
#Exhibition – On this first day of Spring marks the launch of The Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society's free exhibition hosted at EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum located in the chq, Custom House Quay. The society is dedicated to preserving…
Lough Derg’s new canoe trail will be part of the ’slow tourism’ initiative for walking, cycling and boating routes in the Midlands
Aquatic Tourism
#Tourism - Boating in the Midlands’ waterways will be the focus of a major tourism push this year, as The Irish Times reports. Fáilte Ireland’s new ‘slow tourism’ initiative will concentrate on promoting existing walking and cycling greenways and ‘blueway’…
RS Feva dinghy racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
RS Sailing
The RS Feva class is seeking to repeat its great turnout of 38 boats at the 2016 Greystones Sailing Club hosted National Championships. 'There is no reason why we can’t achieve similar numbers at our events this year', according to…
National Yacht Club pairing Charles Apthorp and Alan Green (centre boat) work hard at yesterday's windward mark of the Flying Fifteen Worlds, New Zealand
Flying Fifteen
What a difference a day makes, the sun came out for day four of the 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier writes Johnny Fullerton. Race 5 was sailed in a light NE breeze shifting from 40 - 50…
SB20 sailing on Dublin Bay. The class dinner is being held at the RIYC this Friday
SB20
The Graham Elmes Memorial Trophy will be presented to Cork Harbour's Dave Barry and the crew of SB20 Lia as winners of the 2016 Travellers Trophy at Friday night's SB20 Annual Class Dinner at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun…
Baltimore Sailing Club Commodore Michael Walsh
Island Nation
I was in Baltimore Sailng Club last week for the annual training camp run by the Optimist Association when 130 young sailors braved and overcame what were at times quite testing sailing conditions. I watched with admiration the impressive organisation…
The new ship will be the same class as LÉ Samuel Beckett (above), LÉ James Joyce and LÉ William Butler Yeats and the name George Bernard Shaw maintains the approach of naming this class of vessel after Irish literary greats.
Navy
The fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Irish Naval Service will bear the name of renowned Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. The announcement was made during a traditional Keel Laying Ceremony, to mark a significant milestone being reached in…
Rob Woodward (right), Chairman of Network Yacht Brokers welcomes Ronan Beirne Leinster Boats
Boat Sales
Irish yacht broker firm Leinster Boats has joined Network Yacht Brokers, the leading co-operative of multiple independent yacht brokers with 18 offices in Wales, England and the Mediterranean. Principal broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster Boats sees this as a natural…
Charles Caudrelier skippers Dongfeng’s upgraded Volvo Ocean 65 off Lisbon
Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - Dongfeng Race Team is back on the water and training is well underway for the returning Chinese campaign in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race less than eight months away. To mark the occasion, some incredible drone footage of…
RNLI In Running For Douglas Shopping Centre’s Charity Of The Year
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - The RNLI’s Cork city fundraising branch is one of 10 charities shortlisted for Douglas Court Shopping Centre’s charity partner of the year. Votes on Facebook will be tallied after the closing date this Friday 3 March for a prize…
Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan with Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland Else Berit Eikeland on Thursday 23 February
Marine Science
#Research - A recent visit to the Marine Institute by the Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland Else Berit Eikeland was an opportunity to discuss marine research collaborations with a North Atlantic partner. That’s according to Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter…
Big Booze Seizure At Dublin Port
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Revenue officials made a significant seizure of alcohol and tobacco at Dublin Port yesterday (Monday 27 February), as BreakingNews.ie reports. More than 200 litres of wine, beer and spirits, plus some 2kg of tobacco and cigarettes, were seized…
While the comfortable Dufour 40 Performance undoubtedly gives of her best for well-planned cruising, some of her sister-ships have shown she’s no slouch on the racecourse
Boat Sales
It tells us much about the intrinsic quality of a boat if her looks don’t seem to date writes W M Nixon. The debut of the Dufour 40 Performance in 2002, as the result of an interesting design linkup between…
The guide price is €150 - 200 for the original poster
Boat Sales
A Broadside Poster will be of Irish Yachting Interest at this weekend's Fonsie Mealy Auction in Kilkenny. The 19th century poster reads “For Sale. The Cutter Yacht Mystic,” Ten Tons (Coppered), Built by Hatcher 1872, Sails by Lapthorn, Fully Found. Racing Gear, etc.…
Jeanie Johnston is 'open' for tours though not at the above berth of Custom House Quay. Instead the barque is at temporary southside berth beyond the Samuel Beckett bridge (also pictured) along Sir John Rogersons Quay.
Tall Ships
#ShiftingBerths – One of Dublin’s floating tourist visitor attractions on the Liffey, tallship Jeanie Johnston which reopened after a historic drydocking, has still yet to return to her customary city-centre berth, writes Jehan Ashmore. Jeanie Johnston a replica of a…
Hitch up your Currachs - INSS heads for the Wicklow hills
INSS
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Irish National Sailing School (INSS) fleet of six traditional Currachs (who knew?) are being transported this morning to the Wicklow mountains for a scene in Vikings, the hit historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst.…
National Yacht Club pair Charles Apthorp and Alan Green (red spinnaker GBR 4004) were second in race four yesterday
Flying Fifteen
Day 3 of the 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier, New Zealand and another semi - overcast day with light winds on Hawke’s Bay. For a while it looked like an on schedule start for the fleet of 57…
Richard O'Connor’s Glenluce of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the outstanding trophy winner for the season
RStGYC
The Dun Laoghaire Glen class held their annual dinner and prize giving in the newly refurbished dining room of the Royal St George Yacht Club last Saturday. Once again Richard O'Connor’s Glenluce was the outstanding trophy winner for the season.…

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