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Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched at 10.52am yesterday morning (Saturday 29 April) to search the bay for a missing fisherman. The lifeboat, under the command of coxswain Nick Keogh with a volunteer crew, proceeded north to the fisherman’s…
Saskia Tidey of Dun Laoghaire (left) and Charlotte Dobson celebrate bronze in the 49erFX for Team GB in Hyeres
Tokyo 2020
In the Laser Radial fleet Howth Yacht Club sailor Aoife Hopkins has placed 40th after the first day of the live medal races in Hyères, France writes Nathaniel Ogden. Showing a consistent mid-fleet performance throughout the week, Hopkins has placed…
Belfast Rowing Club's Alice Boyd, Nicola Katthager, Bronagh Kelly and Sophie Flynn, the senior quadruple winners at Portadown.
Rowing
#Rowing: Portadown had an excellent day at their own regatta, taking the men’s Club One eights final. Bann, who also did very well, took the women’s club two eight. Belfast Rowing Club took the women’s senior quadruple title and UCD…
Southerly winds gusted to 30–knots
DBSC
With southerly winds gusting to over 30–knots this afternoon, Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) has had its second cancellation in its first week of summer racing for 2017.  Racing was scrubbed for dinghies on Tuesday, successfully completed on Thursday but…
On the May Bank Holiday Monday, artist Sheelagh Broderick is holding a public meet up on the Great South Wall for a "work in progress" review.
Dublin Port
#PortWalks - Download, walk & listen with the Dublin Port Walks this May Bank Holiday Monday where there is an opportunity to engage with your surroundings on a walk and through a free site specific public artwork. Port Walks is an…
Kintyre Express that operates the KE IV is seen berthed in Campbeltown, Mull of Kintyre. The sign is a reflection of the political times facing Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Ferry
#ScottishService - Ballyscastle, Co. Antrim not only has a ferry route to Rathlin Island but also to Scotland where the UK Prime Minister today is making a first campaign ahead of June's snap general election, writes Jehan Ashmore. Operator, Kintyre…
Avenhorn arriving on the approaches to the New Waterway that connects the North Sea to the Port of Rotterdam. Despite the sell, the vessel retains her naval pennant number P23 on the bow.
News Update
#AvenhornArrives – Former Naval Service OPV LÉ Aisling under her new name Avenhorn arrived in Dutch waters following a five-day towage delivery voyage, writes Jehan Ashmore. The operation began on Sunday to tow Avenhorn from Cork Harbour from where the oldest…
Lynch included 7th, 10th and 13th from the 60–strong fleet in his overall tally
Tokyo 2020
A blustery westerly breeze made for challenging conditions today at Hyères for Finn Lynch in the men's Laser fleet yesterday writes Nathaniel Ogden. A mixed set of results seem to be becoming a theme in this year's Sailing World Cup…
Les Bateaux Irlandais...Howth 17s will be representing Irish sailing in graphic style at next month’s enormous international gathering of character boats at the Morbihan Festival in southern Brittany
W M Nixon
Three weeks hence from this morning, on Saturday May 19th, an unlikely convoy of vehicles with a very special collection of unique vintage boats and people will emerge in Cherbourg from Irish Ferries’ ship just in from Rosslare writes W…
Rosslare Harbour's all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Rosslare Harbour RNLI volunteers launched their all-weather lifeboat in the early hours of this morning (Friday 28 April) following a call for help from a yacht with two men onboard off Tuskar Rock. The 15m yacht broke its…
Of the 131 lifejackets checked, only 21% were found to be completely fault free at an RNLI safety check in Dun Laoghaire
RNLI Lifeboats
Dun Laoghaire RNLI is making a timely warning this Bank Holiday weekend to all lifejacket owners to ensure the appropriate safety checks are carried out by a competent agent ahead of the main boating season. The safety appeal comes following…
Ken O'Connell of Limerick Market Quarter helps launch Limerick’s Riverfest
Maritime Festivals
#Festivals - Limerick becomes a mecca for watersport enthusiasts this May Bank Holiday weekend for the city’s Riverfest 2017, which kicks off today (Friday 28 April). Highlights of the city’s premier summer maritime festival include the Riverfest BBQ Competition, the…
Artists impression of the Ulster Canal from Clones to Lough Erne at Teehill bridge
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland, and their project partners Monaghan County Council, Cavan County Council, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council, propose to develop a long-distance Greenway in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, linking…
Beaufort Venture and her latest RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper students practise berthing alongside Dun Laoghaire Marina
How To Sail
#HowToSail - A new series of short yachting courses at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) begins with a one-day course on various techniques for mooring and handling a yacht under power. This day-long course (9.30am-5pm) will run…
Tom Dolan from County Meath on his way to a third overall in the first race of the French Solo Offshore Racing Championships
Solo Sailing
Ireland’s mini class sailor Tom Dolan from County Meath has finished an impressive third place out of 52 boats in the first single–handed race of the French Solo Offshore Racing Championship. The podium result came after a 300 mile match…
Current Rathlin Island serving carferry, Canna operates the service. The Rathlin Ferry Co are to introduce the newbuild Spirit of Rathlin on completion of crew training and certification from the MCA.
Island News
#Old&Newferry – Ferry services to Rathlin Island are operating though the new carferry Spirit of Rathin built in Arklow, remains undergoing essential crew training and certification from the Maritime Coastguard Agency, writes Jehan Ashmore. The £2.8 newbuild car ferry built…
The main dining room at the National Yacht Club hosts this evening's gathering for new and prospective members
National YC
#NYC - The National Yacht Club hosts an evening for new and prospective members tonight (Friday 28 April) from 7pm to 9pm at the Dun Laoghaire clubhouse’s main dining room. The evening promises an opportunity to learn about the club’s…
The UCD Senior Men's Eight.
Rowing
#Rowing: The Afloat Rowers of the Month for April are the UCD men’s senior eight. The crew, stroked by David O’Malley, beat Commercial, the champions of Ireland, at Skibbereen Regatta. They went on to Trinity Regatta and beat the hosts…
Four of the Howth YC flotilla of J/80s, in in their pen ready for a day’s racing
Youth Sailing
The Annual Student Yachting Worlds, sailed in performance keelboats each Autumn in France, has seen Irish overall success in times past, a noted international varsity star being Nicholas “Nin” O’Leary during his college days in Cork writes WM Nixon But…
The €126 million port extension is for a four-phase development that involves reclaiming 27 hectares of bay area,
Galway Harbour
#PortDelay - The delay in issuing a decision on the Port of Galway's multi million euro harbour extension looks set to continue, with An Bord Pleanála stating this week that they have no timeline on a possible decision date, writes…

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