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Monika Dukarska
Rowing
#Rowing: Monika Dukarksa of Killorglin won the women’s Championships Single at Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney Lake today. Ronan Byrne finished third in the men’s Championship singles final and teamed up with Dan Begley to take second in the men’s Championship…
Drascombes Going Upriver off Monkstown in Cork Harbour
Cork Harbour
Engaged on a Cork Harbour Raid this Bank Holiday Weekend.... Southern members of the Irish Drascombe Association off Monkstown this morning as they sail up the River Lee. This is one of the first events in the Cork Harbour Festival,…
Bon Exemple (C Byrne) was a Cruisers One DBSC winner
DBSC
CRUISERS 1 - 1. Bon Exemple (C Byrne), 2. White Mischief (Tim Goodbody), 3. Something Else (J.Hall et al) CRUISERS 1 - 1. D-Tox (P McSwiney et al), 2. Prima Luce (O'Flynn, Burke, Lemass), 3. Something Else (J.Hall et al)…
Denise Walsh with her European Silver Medal
Rowing
#Rowing: Denise Walsh followed up her excellent silver medal at the European Championships in the Czech Republic with a win on the Olympic course at Dorney Lake in England today. Walsh partnered  Aoife Casey, who has just turned 18, to…
CMV' Magellan this weekend berthed at the south Wales port of Newport where the cruiseship is to be used to accommodate visitors for the Champions League Final.
Cruise Liners
#ChampionsLeague - The south Welsh port of Newport has been transformed into a bespoke accommodation and events space due to increased demand from visitors arriving this weekend (2nd – 4th June) for the Champions League Final. An area of quayside…
Dead crayfish in the River Suir
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - In response to a recent outbreak of crayfish plague in the River Suir and River Deel, emergency disease containment measures are needed to help prevent its spread. Crayfish plague is a disease that kills Ireland’s native white-clawed crayfish.…
Seol Sionna, the local heritage group responsible for newbuild turf boat, the five-tonne gaffer Sally O’Keeffe, are set to take part in the inaugural Shannon Estuary Cruise
Cruising
#ShannonCruise - Cruisers in the West of Ireland are invited to join the inaugural Shannon Estuary Cruise next month. The seven-day cruise from 17-23 July is the brainchild of Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland Commodore Richard Glynn, a life-long Kilrush…
Looking resplendent, car ferry Frazer Aisling Gabrielle departing Wicklow Port last month having made an overnight call from Waterford estuary. The vessel which is the third largest Irish domestic ferry in terms of cars and passenger capacity was bound for Carlingford Lough. Take a closer look to the right of the wheelhouse, where the general cargoship Crown Mary was detained in the port forcing the ship to remain in the harbour for several days.
Ferry
#SeaTrials - A car ferry that is set to launch the new year-round Carlingford Lough ferry service has been conducting sea-trials between the Cooley and Mourne Mountains, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to the ferry owners, the Frazer Ferries Group, a…
One of Howth YC’s club-owned J/80s coming through the sound inside Ireland’s Eye. The HYC-owned flotilla is well booked for the current season, and five fully-crewed Howth club-owned J/80s will be taking part in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta in July. Photo: Emmet Dalton
W M Nixon
Sailing is a vehicle sport. No matter how well we may succeed in spreading the cost of buying and running a boat through group ownership and other schemes, inevitably it has an inbuilt level of expenditure which other sports that…
Eddie Kelliher (right) with Harry Maguire (centre) and Rob Dalton at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Sailing Regatta
News Update

Eddie Kelliher

2nd June 2017
Olympic sailor Eddie Kelliher from Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin has died in his 98th year. A Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) member for more than 62 years, the Killiney yachtsman was the RIYC's first Olympian. He represented Ireland in…
 17 Flying Fifteens in the DBSC Series but all was not as it seemed on Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
On a cloudy grey evening there was again a good turnout of 17 Flying Fifteens in the DBSC Series but all was not as it seemed as we sailed out in a force 4 westerly breeze writes our Flying Fifteen…
One of the exquisitely detailed 3D maps hand-crafted by Latitude Kinsale for the America's Cup J Class Regatta
America's Cup
#AmericasCup - Relief chart specialists Latitude Kinsale have been commissioned to create the winners' trophies for the America’s Cup J Class Regatta in Bermuda this month. Renowned artist Bobby Nash, based in Kinsale in West Cork, created unique 3D charts…
Michael O'Connor's Sin Bin from the RstGtYC is tied for the overall lead in the DBSC SB20 series
SB20
The SB20 fleet had a nail-biter on Dublin Bay last night as seven boats battled each other and, more importantly, the weather gods. No fewer than four boats held, and then lost, the lead during the race. After a general…
The Russian re-creation of a 1703 warship of Peter the Great, the Shtandard under sail off Dun Laoghaire and heading for Dublin Port Riverfest
Tall Ships
Tall Ships sailed under gentle south-west winds up the River Liffey and into Dublin Port at lunchtime having spent the night at anchor on the South side of Dublin Bay off Sandycove. The Tall Ships are in port and open…
The Coal Quay at Dun Laoghaire where rescue services undertook a large-scale rescue operation
Dublin Bay
Senator Victor Boyhan, a former director of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, has thanked the Gardaí, Coast Guard, the RNLI and Dun Laoghaire Harbour personnel who undertook large-scale rescue operation in the Coal Harbour yesterday. A car and its occupant went…
Call For Junior Anglers To Film Their Fishing Adventures In New Competition
Angling
#Angling - Junior fishing clubs, youth clubs, projects and centres are invited to take part in a new competition by filming their angling adventures and spread the word about fishing online. The Fish & Film Competition launched by Inland Fisheries…
Surfer Lost At Sea Off Northern Ireland Returns To Thank Rescue Teams
Surfing
#Surfing - “It was just… nothing. There is only blackness.”That’s how Scottish surfer Matthew Bryce describes his terrifying ordeal adrift on his board in the North Channel for 32 hours.According to the Belfast Telegraph, the 23-year-old recently returned to Campbelltown…
New Marine Research Cluster For Connemara To Focus On Aquaculture Research
Marine Science
#MarineScience - A new marine research cluster is planned for Connemara incorporating the Údaras na Gaeltachta facility at Pairc na Mara currently under development in Cill Chiaráin, NUI Galway’s Carna Campus Laboratories, and an aquaculture site in Beirtreach Buí near…
Delegates in Barcelona including Shannon Port Authority who were awarded by ESPO for achieving the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification.
Shannon Estuary
#PERSaward - The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has awarded Shannon Port Authority and four other ports for achieving the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification. Congratulates went also to the Port of Barcelona (Spain), Port Authority of Melilla (Spain), Niedersachsen…
RNLI & Irish Coast Guard Urge People To Respect The Water This June Bank Holiday
Water Safety
#WaterSafety - The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint call urging people to be vigilant and take care in and on the water or along the coastline this June Bank Holiday weekend and over the summer…

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