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Aifric Keogh of the winning UCC/Skibbereen four.
Rowing
#Rowing: Niall Beggan and Andrew Goff gave Gary and Paul O’Donovan a good battle in the Division One double sculls at Cork Regatta today. The Ireland under-23 lightweights, drawn from UCD and Commercial, placed second behind the Ireland senior lightweight…
A new river cruise service is to link Waterford City and along the River Barrow to New Ross
Inland Waterways
#NewService - An established Wexford boat tour operator writes Independent.ie is due to start a new river cruise service by bringing people on the Barrow by 2019. New Ross Municipal District Director Eamonn Hore told last week's meeting of the…
Land Rover BAR came up short against Emirates Team New Zealand, who currently lead the America's Cup match series against defending champions Oracle Team USA
America's Cup
#AmericasCup - The Mercedes Formula 1 Team’s former chief executive has spoken of his pride in Sir Ben Ainslie and crew’s performance in the America’s Cup amid criticism of their failure to reach the big race in Bermuda. Land Rover…
Teenage Boy In Serious Condition After Sailing Incident Off Skibbereen
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#Skibbereen - TheJournal.ie reports that a 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was struck in the head by a boom while yachting off Skibbereen yesterday morning (Saturday 24 June). The teenager was airlifted to Cork University Hospital by…
The all conquering Fools Gold crew from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club with the 2017 Sovereign's Cup. Straight wins across the series - a string of six bullets - in Class 1 IRC which was the largest division with 16 boats out of the 98-strong fleet meant Rob McConnell’s result was the best score of the event. Pictured (Back row) left to right: Roy Darrer - Helm Stephen McConnell - Bow Rob McConnell - Skipper Aaron Power - Trimmer 2 Dougie Power - Mast  Graham Curran - Trimmer 1  (Front row) left to right: Stephen Ryan - Backup Trimmer Marcella Connolly - Mid-bow Greg Morrisey  - Pit Tom Fitzpatrick -Tactician. Not pictured: Brian Heneghan
Sovereign's Cup
The standout performance of the 2017 O'Leary Life Sovereign’s Cup was Rob McConnell’s Fool’s Gold, with a string of six bullets in a Class 1 IRC fleet jam-packed with top-notch racers and no less than eleven J109s writes Peadar Murphy.…
Anthony O'Leary's Wet'n'Ready competing in today's final races of the 1720 European Championships staged as part of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale. Scroll down for more photos
Sovereign's Cup
After yesterday's cancellations due to strong winds, 2017's O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup concluded in fine style off Kinsale today. Bob Bateman captured the final races for Afloat.ie. See the gallery below.  
Paul O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan set a new personal best as a  single sculler at Cork Regatta today. The Skibbereen sculler won the Division One A Final in six minutes 50.819 seconds. Gary O’Donovan was 13 seconds further back in sunny conditions…
Mariners Beware Of Seabed Obstruction Off South Coast
Marine Warning
#MarineWarning - PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd advises that, that following a recent survey of the Kinsale Head Gas Field pipeline, it has identified a possible seabed obstruction off the South Coast of Ireland. The nature of the obstruction, south-east of…
Still making an impression: Wind Surf towering above Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Carlisle Pier. The five-masted flagship is the most regular cruiseship caller to the harbour since the sector was revived in 2011.
Cruise Liners
#SailFlagship –The presence today of the five-masted flagship Wind Surf in Dun Laoghaire never fails to impress despite been the most regular cruiseship caller to the harbour of recent years, writes Jehan Ashmore. All five masts of Wind Surf are…
NEWCOMER: Doolin Express is the newest and fastest addition on services between Co. Clare and the Aran Islands
Ferry
#NewFastFerry- The newest and largest fastferry between Doolin and the Aran Islands has recently begun operations with reduced sailings times by half, writes Jehan Ashmore. Introduction of Doolin Express is a major advancement in the upgrade of the fleet for…
Scoring three bullets on the first day of racing in the IRC National Championship, Ed Fishwick's Sun Fast 3600 was star performer
RORC
With the southwesterly piping up to 30 knots in the final race, the RORC IRC Nationals got off to a brisk start on the Solent today with two windward-leewards followed by a round the cans race. Appropriately, given this is…
Tectonic shift? Fingal islet of Rockabill nears the Fastnet Rock?? Leading the Dun Laoghaire-Dingle Race approaching the Fastnet Rock, the JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI’s crew are ahead on the water and on handicap, but ace helm Mark Pettit (left) doesn’t at all approve of frivolity. However, photographer Will Byrne managed to get a smile out of (left to right) Ian O’Meara, Rees Kavanagh, Conor O’Higgins, Peter Wilson, Ian Heffernan and heavily disguised owner-skipper Paul O’Higgins
W M Nixon
The 275-mile Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race overall win was still open to challenge until the leader on the water, Paul O’Higgins’ JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI, had cleared the Fastnet Rock. However, with every mile sailed thereafter, it looked…
The third day of racing has been cancelled in Kinsale today
Sovereign's Cup
Difficulty in anchoring Sovereign's Cup Commitee Boats in a large Atlantic swell has been given for the postponement of today's racing off Kinsale.  Racing for the 98–boat fleet is scheduled again for tomorrow (Saturday) for the final day of 2017…
Interim Report Into Prawn Trawler Fatality Off Slea Head
MCIB
#MCIB - The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) is continuing its inquiry into the death of a fisherman who went overboard from a prawn fishing trawler off Slea Head a year ago. The interim report released today (Friday 23 June)…
John Breslin of SmartBay Ireland with Francis Flannery of SonarSIM in preparation for this year’s Digital Ocean event at NUI Galway
Marine Science
#BlueTech - Enabling a connected ocean presents enormous opportunities for the Irish marine sector, with this country fast becoming a global hub for the Blue Internet of Things — the collective term for sea-related connected devices. The growing market opportunities…
The GP14 fleet were welcomed back to Newtownards Sailing Club for their Ulster Championships at the weekend. Scroll down for drone footage.
GP14
The GP14 Ulster Championships took place over the weekend. The fleet were welcomed back to Newtownards Sailing Club by Michael Cox who organised an outstanding event. It felt more like Barbados than the Ards peninsula as we had the most…
Great racing in great conditions for the second day of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale today
Sovereign's Cup
The halfway stage of the O’Leary Life Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club was marked by perfect sailing conditions today with the 98-strong fleet revelling in the steadily building breeze that topped out with 25 knot gusts and brilliant sunshine…
The First 35 Prima Luce (O'Flynn, Burke, Lemass) wa an ECHO winner in DBSC class one
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B21S - 1. CAPILANO (S STORAN), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 3. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY) B21S - 1. CAPILANO (S STORAN), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. MARISSA XIV (FRANK ELMES) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I…
Over the five races to date, there have been five different race winners, from northern, eastern, southern and western coasts of the UK, with three different sailmakers, and hulls which are both low numbers (under 150) and high numbers (over 750)
Squib
Today, Thursday, due to lack of wind in Church Bay, Holyhead, the Squib fleet had to wait more than an hour for the wind to settle writes Vincent Delany. Initially the wind was too light to start the fourth championship…
A class two start on day two of the O'Leary Life Sovereigns Cup off Kinsale. Scroll down for photo gallery
Sovereign's Cup
There were ideal sailing conditions off Kinsale today for the second day of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup.  Medium to heavy winds and sunshine delivered another racing programme, mostly incident-free. A turnout of 98 boats from around Ireland and further…

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