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Volunteers Wanted for Galway's SeaFest 2017
Maritime Festivals
Volunteers are wanted for SeaFest 2017 to help make this year’s national maritime festival one to remember. The three day celebration will take place in Galway from 30 June to 2 July 2017. The Marine Institute, coordinating SeaFest on behalf…
Senior Instructor training at Howth Yacht Club
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#ISA - The Irish Sailing Association’s latest Senior Instructor assimilation course takes place later this month on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May at Malahide Yacht Club. The ISA Senior Instructor Assimilation Programme was introduced in 2015 in response to…
Beaches usually take years to form via deposits from water currents, like Dollymount on Bull Island
Coastal Notes
#CoastalNotes - A beach on Achill Island lost to storms 33 years ago has returned after a freak Easter tide. And locals at Dooagh are celebrating the return of their 300-metre sandy strand that in more recent years has been…
Bangor RNLI were involved in the search operation in the Irish Sea off Dumfries and Galloway since Saturday evening
News Update
#Missing - Police Scotland confirmed that two bodies were recovered from the Irish Sea in the search for a speedboat missing off the Scottish coast, according to Yachting & Boat World. RNLI lifeboats and coastguard volunteers from Northern Ireland were…
Frank Miller & Cormac Bradley of the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club were part of a small fleet of Fireballs at Ballyholme Yacht Club at the weekend
Fireball
A small group of Fireballs, combined with a slightly larger group of 420s enjoyed a light weather start to the regatta season under the burgee of Ballyholme Yacht Club, on Belfast Lough’s southern shore for the Ulster Championships this past…
Tuesday 18th July will be known as the Henri Lloyd Race Day at Classics Week
Marine Clothing
Premium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand, Henri Lloyd, has announced a partnership with the Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week. Henri Lloyd will join the family of day sponsors and also become the Official Technical Clothing Partner to the…
A FRENCH CALL: Lying some 75 miles from the Seine estuary, is from where CMV flagship Magellan is to navigate inland to Rouen the historic capital of Normandy.
Cruise Liners
#DirectCruises - Home-porting of Cruise & Maritime Voyages current flagship Magellan directly from Dublin Port this season are to be repeated in 2018 with new Cobh departures added, writes Jehan Ashmore. Magellan is CMV's adult-only friendly flagship that is to…
Dave Cullen's Checkmate from Howth Yacht Club will defend its Class Two ICRA Crown at Royal Cork next month.
ICRA
The ICRA Cruiser National Championships reduced entry fee registration of €150.00 will end this Friday 12th May, just a month before the event sets sail at Royal Cork Yacht Club from 9th – 11th June. The final closing date for…
Pamela Lee of Greystones worked the bow of winning TP52 Conviction at Antiqua Race Week
News Update
Greystones Sailing Club and Lough Derg Yacht Club member Pamela Lee racing on TP52 'Conviction' as Bow at Antigua Race Week wrapped up class RSA3 in impressive style. When we last reported, Conviction led with four wins from five races and she continued on that…
Squibs and Dragons raced at the Kinsale Keelboat regatta
Kinsale
The Kinsale Keelboat Regatta for one design fleets took place in Kinsale Yacht Club this weekend and Kinsale was delighted to welcome visiting Dragons from Glandore Harbour Yacht Club writes Michele Kennelly Nine Dragons and twelve Squibs took to the…
Tears in Heaven shows the fleet how to fly her spinnaker in the light winds of Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Squib
On the weekend of 6-7 May, Nigel and Jack Grogan (Current UK Squib National Champions and directors of Hyde Sails) came to Ireland to coach members of the Irish Squib Forum writes Vincent Delany. The coaching took place at the…
The Irish Laser class mustered a 116–boat fleet in three divisions for its Ulster Championships
Laser
Ireland's youngest ever Olympic helmsman won three of six races to be crowned Ulster Laser Champion yesterday at Royal North of Ireland. Finn Lynch, of the National Yacht Club, had a four point margin with six top three results but…
The view northward over Howth towards Ireland’s Eye with Lambay beyond
Howth YC
For the second Saturday running, the picturesque island of Ireland’s Eye has enabled Howth Yacht Club to have a Saturday sailing programme despite strong onshore winds which saw cancellations elsewhere writes W M Nixon. Last weekend, a rising sou’easter threatened…
NI Lifeboats Join Search For Speedboat Missing Off Scotland
News Update
#Missing - RNLI lifeboats from Bangor and Donaghadee have joined the search for a speedboat with two men missing off the Scottish coast, as BBC News reports. Coastguard volunteers from Bangor are also part of the emergency operation launched last…
Neptune Best Junior Eight as Irish Shine at Ghent
Rowing
#Rowing: Neptune won the men’s junior 18 eight and Commercial were second at the Ghent International May Regatta in Belgium. Commercial’s Gillian Crowe and Hazel O’Neill won the women’s senior pair. Commercial crews finished 1-2-3 of the eight crews which…
Sally Bell of the host club lies 12th overall in the Radial division at the Laser Ulster Championships at RNIYC
Laser
Finn Lynch leads the Laser Ulster Championships At Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club this morning writes our Special Correspondent. The fleet launched this morning on a beautiful sunny day two on Belfast Lough. There is a light breeze from…
Sanita Puspure
Rowing
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure finished fifth in the final of the women’s single sculls at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade today. The race split in two from before half way, as Jeanine Gmelin of Switzerland zoomed away from the rest;…
Pictured on their new D class lifeboat Dennis-Audrey are crew members Connie O’Gara, helm Alan Goucher, Dean Mulvihill and Paul Sillery with donor representative Michelle Gavin, David Delamer, chair of the Irish Council of the RNLI, Des Davitt, Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager and Owen Medland, RNLI Area Lifesaving Manager.
RNLI Lifeboats
At a special ceremony held yesterday (Saturday 6 May), Wicklow RNLI officially named its new D class lifeboat, Dennis-Audrey. David Delamer, chair of the RNLI Council in Ireland, accepted the lifeboat on behalf of the RNLI before handing her over…
The oldest large car ferry of the CalMac fleet, Isle of Arran on a summer crossing mid-way from Brodick, Arran on the Firth of Clyde bound for Ardrossan. The scene was taken from on board Caledonian Isles that also operates the route year-round.
Ferry
#Aran&Arran – A passenger freightship that served the Aran Islands notably from Galway and a present day car ferry running to Arran, Scotland have similarities, writes Jehan Ashmore. The custom-built Oileáin Árann (see photo) completed in 1991 at James Miller…
Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul and Gary O’Donovan took fourth place in the A Final of the lightweight double sculls at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade today. The British crew of Peter Chambers and Will Fletcher took the race on from the…

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