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Marine Minister Michael Creed opens Ireland’s first sea science gallery in Galway City Museum last month
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The combination of serious scientific research being done in and out of Galway as well as the city’s location as an ocean gateway makes it an ideal location to stage an event like SeaFest. That’s according to Dr…
‘Strength In Unity’ Says Creed At Brexit Fisheries Discussion
Fishing
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed yesterday (Thursday 29 June) hosted a Brexit fisheries discussion in Galway as part of four days of marine-themed events, including the BIM National Seafood Conference and SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, which kicks off…
Life And The Sea: A Special Commemoration At SeaFest 2017 This Evening
Galway Harbour
#GalwayHarbour - A civic and military service to remember all those who have lost their lives at sea and recognise the heroism of all in our rescue services will be held in Galway Harbour this evening (Friday 30 June). Mayor…
Dark Angel (foreground) and Jump Juice will fight again in Class Zero at Dun Laoghaire Regatta next week
Volvo Regatta
Next week's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta has 88 IRC entries so far, of which 18 have yet to provide rating certs. Of the remainder, figuring out the handicap breaks to make up five good IRC classes is no easy task.…
Black is beautiful – and fast. Rob McConnell’s A35 Fool’s Gold (Waterford Harbour SC) powers her way to a clean sweep of the Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale last week with the latest in UK McWilliam sails. Graham Curran of the sailmakers is trimming the headsail
Marine Trade
Leading Irish and international Crosshaven-based sailmakers UK/McWilliam are embarking on a fresh stage of development, with a major change in the company’s ownership structure which will draw on and develop the company’s exceptional range of global activities and expertise, providing…
62 sailing nations – including Ireland – with 280 sailors will compete in Thailand
Optimist
Thailand has been selected to host the Optimist World Championship 2017, and the event has now confirmed the participation of a total of 62 sailing nations – including Ireland – with 280 sailors, a record-breaking landmark for this world stage…
Martin Byrne's Dragon Jaguar is sailing with his son Conor and Portuguese professional Pedro Andrade at the Edinburgh Cup in Cowes next month
Dragon
Martin Byrne's Jaguar Sailing Team from the Royal St. George Yacht Club will be the only Dragon entry from Ireland in the 2017 Edinburgh Cup when racing starts off Cowes, Isle of Wight, on the 11th July. Byrne, a former…
Matthew Dundon, the Clonmel strokeman.
Rowing
#Rowing: Clonmel were beaten in a phenomenally close race at Henley Royal Regatta today. In the second round of the Fawley Cup, Tideway Scullers’ took the lead early and had a length over the the four young men in the…
Cruiser & Dinghy Racing Cancelled in Cork Harbour Due to High Winds
Cork Harbour
High winds in Cork Harbour have forced cancellation of RCYC cruiser racing in the harbour tonight as well as dinghy racing at Monkstown Bay SC. North west winds are forecast to reach 30–mph later this evening.
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy on duty as Race Officer at June's ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
ISA
This summer I’ll be wearing two hats – one as President of Irish Sailing, and the other as a Race Official at several events, and a very busy summer it is proving to be writes Jack Roy It’s been a…
Commercial's Wyfold crew
Rowing
#Rowing: Commercial won again at Henley Royal Regatta today. Their Wyfold club four beat Curlew with plenty to spare to progress to Friday’s competition. The London crew veered markedly towards Commercial at the start, and Commercial also crabbed to their…
The Enclosure at Henley
Rowing
#Rowing: The University of California, Berkeley, beat Trinity in the second round of the Temple Cup for college eights at Henley Royal Regatta today. The American crew won easily in the first round and were hot favourites to win this…
The north pier, which borders the marina, was closed to public access by the harbour master over fears of escalating anti-social activity
Greystones Harbour
#Greystones - Greystones’ harbour master has closed access to the north pier in the North Wicklow town over worsening anti-social behaviour — including assaults on two harbour staff. Alan Corr told the Wicklow Times this week that sustained anti-social activity…
Georgia O'Brien
Rowing
#Rowing: Georgia O’Brien has been chosen to represent Ireland at the Coupe de la Jeunesse. The Kenmare girl was added to the team, which will compete in Belgium on July 29th and 30th, after Cork Regatta. However, Rory Quinn and…
Hal Sisk and Sue Westrup in the Water Wag Good Hope depart from the Royal Irish Yacht Club slipway
Water Wag
For the second handicap race of the year, for The Buckingham Cup and The Wigham Trophy, the Dun Laoghaire Water Wags were discommoded by a 9,975 ton, 440ft long cruise liner, The Star Pride with her 208 passengers and 164…
Bouwe Bekking returns as skipper with Dutch entry Team Brunel, which finished second in the last VOR
Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race’s most experienced sailor will return for the 2017-18 edition this autumn when Bouwe Bekking joins Team Brunel for another run around the world. Bekking is fresh off his stint as tactician with the crew…
Niall Kenny (right) and Mark O'Donovan competing for Ireland in 2014.
Rowing
#Rowing: Niall Kenny lost out in the first round of the Diamond Sculls to a much heavier opponent at Henley Royal Regatta today. Kenny (28) won a silver medal at the World Under-23 Championships in 2010 as part of the…
Alex Barry – the ISA's All Ireland Sailing Champion will defend his RS 400 Southern Championship crown this weekend
Royal Cork YC
Cork Harbour's own Alex Barry will be out to retain his southern title in the RS400 class as part of Royal Cork's Dinghyfest that starts tomorrow. It's one of a number of championships being staged as part of the Crosshaven…
Andrew Baker is an experienced offshore sailor and part of the Vendée 2020 Vision solo programme
Sailing Fitness
In the first instalment of a three-part series, Vendée 2020 Vision solo sailor Andrew Baker explains the importance of sailing fitness - and lays out his own routine for attaining and maintaining optimum performance on deck Fitness is not always…
The Irish Rail operated Rosslare Europort in Co. Wexford
Ports & Shipping
#Rosslare2040 - Rail operated Rosslare Europort has featured prominently in the their response to the Governments ‘National Planning Framework’ consultation. According to MultiModal, the National Planning Framework is the plan that sets out what the transport needs for the country…

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