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In the Beneteau 211 class a five boat entry to date has entries from Dun Laoghaire, Malahide, Windemere and The Clyde. See entry list below.
Volvo Regatta
In a pre-Christmas boost to next year's regatta season, over a quarter of the expected 400–boat entry have already entered next July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay. The biennial event is staged by all four Dun Laoghaire waterfront clubs…
Gavan Hennigan
Rowing
#Rowing: A week into his Atlantic crossing, Gavan Hennigan continues to do exceptionally well. The Galway man is the fastest solo rower in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge from La Gomera to Antigua. More impressively, he is fourth overall of…
Oriana in Killybegs
Cruise Liners
#€40thousandEgg! - In the penultimate episode of 'The Local Eye', The Donegal Post team visit a luxury five star cruise ship docked in Killybegs but can boss Chris keep social diarist Gabrielle away from duty free long enough to get…
A new tug to Cork Harbour, Stevns Breaker with water display to welcome return of LE Samuel Beckett to Haulbowline Naval Base after a harrowing three-month humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean.
Cork Harbour
#NewTug – A new tug to Cork Harbour was notably seen with a water display to welcome the arrival of LE Samuel Beckett following the crew’s gallant yet harrowing experience in the rescue of migrant refugees in the Mediterranean, writes…
Marine Minister Appoints Independent Aquaculture Licensing Review Group
Fishing
#Aquaculture - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced the appointment of an independent Aquaculture Licensing Review Group The group has been established to review the process of licensing for aquaculture and its associated legal framework in keeping with actions identified…
Iver Ability photographed in Malaga. The tanker has been at anchor on Dublin Bay since August
Dublin Port
A red–hulled ship and her crew at anchor on Dublin Bay since August are set for a lonely Christmas on the capital's waters. The long term anchorage of the 'Iver Ability' follows a fire onboard the Asphalt/Bitumen Tanker during her…
Severe windy weather approaching Ireland’s North West on Wednesday 21 December
Weather
#Weather - Met Éireann has announced a Status Yellow small craft warning for strong gales in effect today (Wednesday 21 December) ahead of Storm Barbara’s expected arrival at the weekend. Southwest winds will reach Force 8 at times this evening…
Vendee Globe's Alex Thomson Sails past the Most Remote Place on Earth
Vendee Globe
Alex Thomson, the British Vendee Globe sailor who has strong links to Cork Harbour, has sailed past 'Point Nemo', the most remote point on planet earth. Point Nemo, also known as the oceanic pole of inaccessibility, is the farthest point…
IDEC SPORT is about to tackle all the uncertainties of the Doldrums
Offshore
Frech offshore racers who are on their Round the world record bid for the Jules Verne Trophy have made great progress in the first few days of their record attempt. Francis Joyon and his crew of five aboard the IDEC…
Seascapes met up with Michael to discover more about the Ha’penny bridge across the River Liffey in Dublin
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of Seascapes your maritime programme, this week we’re featuring The Ha’penny Bridge” by Michael English published by Dublin City Council and Four Courts Press to coincide with the bi–centenary of the iconic structure…
Opting in is part of the new approach for charities in communicating with supporters as the RNLI aspire to best practice
Island Nation
I am lucky enough to have good friends in the lifeboat service. Over the years I have met great Coxswains and their crews, enjoying their friendship and admiring with deep respect what they do – marvelling at the rescues they…
The IWDG’s Celtic Mist heading into Fenit after surveying in Brandon and Tralee Bays
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Conservationists want Tralee Bay and Brandon Bay in North Kerry to be declared a protected marine wildlife zone for bottlenose dolphins. The call comes in the wake of new research by the Irish Whale Dolphin Group (IWDG) in…
Inis Mór Ferry Operator Makes Deal To Halve Passenger Levy & Resume Winter Service
Ferry
#AranIslands - The deadlock over Inis Mór’s winter ferry service appears to be over, after the ferry operator agreed to continue absorbing the costs of the council-imposed passenger levy. According to Galway Bay FM, Island Ferries Teo’s proposal to reduce…
’Tis the season to be jolly – and ahead of the game. The festive lights on the marina boats in Galway Dock are starting to become competitive
Galway Harbour
Galway Docks, with the water level kept constant by an access lock to the sea, matches well with Eyre Square as a nautical version of the city’s most significant public space writes W M Nixon. And with Christmas upon us,…
Enda O'Coineen is forced into some basic navigation after a computer black out onboard Kilcullen Voyager
Vendee Globe
The past three or four days have 'not been good' for Ireland's first entry in the Vendee Globe Enda O'Coineen (IRL) Kilcullen Voyager-Team Ireland has suffered a knockdown in a storm and has lost some communications equipment.  'Like everyone else in…
Johnny Durcan has finished 16th overall at the Youth World Sailing Championships in Auckland
Youth Sailing
The National Yacht Club's Nicole Hemeryck has finished in the top ten in the Girls Laser Radial fleet at the Youth Sailing World Championships that concluded in New Zealand yesterday. Team mate Johnny Durcan of Royal Cork was 16th in…
ICRA Class One Champion Joker II (John Maybury) from Dublin Bay will defend her title in Cork Harbour next season
Racing
Next year's three big Irish sailing regattas have set out their stalls early. The race is on to attract entries for July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta but before that there will be a fortnight of action on the South Coast…
Connemara Airport at Inverin, near Rossaveal
Island News
#AranIslands - While Inis Mór’s winter ferry link with the mainland remains in question, Aran Islands residents at least have an answer to their air service woes. According to Galway Bay FM, Aer Arann Islands has been selected as the…
French skipper Thomas Ruyant – his boat is on the point of splitting in half
Vendee Globe
Following the collision with an unidentified floating object late yesterday afternoon, the French skipper Thomas Ruyant (Le Souffle du Nord pour Le Projet Imagine) competing in the Vendée Globe is in serious difficulty. The 35 year-old skipper is in good…
Red Bay lifeboat volunteers searching off the Antrim coast on Sunday 18 December
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Volunteers from Red Bay RNLI in Co Antrim joined in the ongoing search for a missing woman yesterday (Sunday 18 December). The all-weather lifeboat, under coxswain Paddy McLaughlin and with six crew members onboard, launched at 11.30am and…

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