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Green Dragon coming into Galway Docks on Sunday morning Photo Pierce Purcell Jnr
Volvo Ocean Race
The Sino-Irish Volvo Racer Green Dragon has been having a somewhat checkered career since leaving Ireland, and though she took Transatlantic line honours in the ARC in December as the beginning of a Portuguese involvement in future Volvo Races, more…
Up, up and away....Roddy Cooper’s Carrickfergus-built Howth 17 Leila of 1898 vintage takes to the skies at the Morbihan
Historic Boats
Howth 17 sailors are nothing if not optimists writes W M Nixon. They need to be, sailing a fleet in which the five oldest boats date back to 1898. Yet as reported on Saturday, everything was going fine with all…
Close racing for the 16–boat J24 fleet at Foynes Yacht Club
J24
The J24 Western Championship weekend was characterised by great racing, sailing conditions and fantastic hospitality in Foynes Yacht Club.The Championship - which saw boats from all around the island of Ireland take part - culminated in a great two final…
Extremely short races, with no respite in between gave the participants a thorough workout & tested that ‘muscle memory’ to the limit
Fireball
When Ger Owens’ 'Loopies' replace Adam Bower’s 'Woompatah' you know it must be Fireball Training Weekend writes Neil Cramer. With generous sponsorship from the ISA Class Training Scheme and hosting by the DMYC, the Fireball Class assembled in Dun Laoghaire…
Britain's Lizzie Broughton tries to catch Ireland's Jenny Egan in the K1 5,000 metre race at the World Cup in Portugal
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan won the K1 5,000 metres at the first canoe sprint World Cup in Portugal today. The 30-year-old paddler had just .77 of a second to spare over Spain’s Estefania Fernandez after the long battle. Lizzie Broughton…
Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen with their silver medals today.
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen took a silver medal at the European Junior Rowing Championships today in Germany. The Skibbereen/Lee crew took second behind dominant crew Germany, and ahead of Italy, who took bronze. In a strong field,…
A view from the 2013 Wayfarer Nationals at East Down Yacht Club
Wayfarer
#Wayfarer - The National Yacht Club is offering to members a special charter for its four club Wayfarers during the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta this July. The NYC will be the host club for the Wayfarer class hosting its Irish…
Join Jedi’s Crew Ahead Of 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race
Fastnet
#FastnetRace - Fancy joining a crew for this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race? Then you’d better act fast — as a place has opened up on the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) team ahead of the offshore challenge later…
The Ireland team at Krefeld
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey finished second in their semi-final and will compete in the A Final of the double sculls at the European Junior Rowing Championships in Krefeld in Germany. The Skibbereen/Lee combination were just .31 of…
J109s competing on Dublin Bay
DBSC
Selected results from DBSC SATURDAY Series one. CRUISERS 0 IRC  1 Wow George Sisk 4208 RIYC 1 2 ROCKABILL VI PAUL O'HIGGINS 10800 NYC/RIYC Lively Lady Derek Martin 1644 RIYC 1.105 Did Not Compete Tsunami Vincent Farrell 4007 NYC 1.054…
Close racing at the J24 Western Championships at Lough Erne Yacht Club
J24
Day one of the Yachtsman Euromarine J24 West Coast Championships at Foynes Yacht Club dawned to overcast skies with a westerly force 8-10 knots of breeze writes Elaine O'Mahoney. Last minute tweaking on the pontoon was followed by a procession…
Aoife Casey
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland crews hit the mark at the European Junior Rowing Championships at Krefeld in Germany today. The Ireland double of Margaret Cremen of Lee and Aoife Casey of Skibbereen qualified directly for the semi-finals by finishing second in their…
Now you see them, now you don’t – spot the newly-arrived Howth 17s at the boatyard in Vannes at lunchtime today
Historic Boats
The 1898-vintage Howth Yacht Club Howth Seventeens haven’t survived and thrived for 119 years without being crazy like foxes now and again writes W M Nixon. So when six of them set off for Rosslare yesterday on their way to…
Jenny Egan
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan qualified for the A Final of the women’s K1 200 metres at the canoe sprint World Cup in Montemor-O-Velho in Portugal today. The Ireland paddler finished third in her semi-final to take the ninth and final place.…
Dun Laoghaire Sailability Programme Returns For 2017
Dublin Bay
#Sailability - Dun Laoghaire’s waterfront clubs have launched their 2017 sailability programme for children ages 8-17 with physical and/or sensorial disabilities. The programme kicks off with a try sailing event on Sunday 11 June at the Royal Irish Yacht Club,…
Dolphins are up for discussion at the IWDG’s talks during National Biodiversity Week
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Whether you’re cruising around the coast or staying put on dry land, there’s much to see and explore during National Biodiversity Week, which kicked off yesterday (Friday 19 May) and continues till next weekend. Among the 50 free…
The Geo Caspian will be trailing yellow tail boys more than 8,000 metres behind
News Update
#MarineNotice - Geoscience company CGG’s 3D seismic survey in the Porcupine Basin extends from today (Saturday 20 May) for the next 50 days, weather dependent. Joining the survey previously reported last month is the Geo Caspian (Callsign 3FCZ6), accompanied by…
Skellig Michael's traditional visitor season opening date of 30 March was pushed back by six weeks in 2015
Island News
#SkelligMichael - Skellig Islands boatman Sean ‘Seanie’ Murphy has brought a High Court action over limits on the visitor season at Skellig Michael, as BreakingNews.ie reports. Murphy claims the move by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport to move…
Annalise Murphy's typical training day in the video below
Annalise Murphy
As Annalise Murphy prepares her campaign for Gold at Tokyo 2020, the National Yacht Club Olympic Silver Medalist has shared a 'day in her life video' training around Dublin Bay. Three hours on the water with boat handling, speed testing…
Looking east from the Foynes Yacht Club clubhouse, sixteen J/24’s have arrived to the club’s new pontoon
J24
Eighty five sailors from around Ireland have gathered in Limerick with all province’s being represented at the two day Yachtsman Euromarine J/24 Western Championships. Looking east from the Foynes Yacht Club clubhouse the sixteen J/24’s gently move tied to the…

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