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Emma Fredh Wins from Mary Jones (closest) and Denise Walsh
Rowing
#Rowing: Denise Walsh qualifed for the A Final of the lightweight single sculls by finishing third in her semi-final at the World Cup Regatta in Poznan, Poland, today. Emma Fredh and Walsh battled with Mary Jones of the United States…
The HPV LE Eithne yesterday rescued refugee migrants off Libya during Operation Pontus. Note the addition of the awning covering the HPV's heli-deck, to provide shelter to those rescued from the wind and sunny climate of the Mediterranean.
Navy
#RefugeeRescue- Following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre, LÉ Eithne yesterday located and rescued a total of 135 migrants off Libya. The migrants were found on an inflatable craft approx 83Km off the north-west coast of Tripoli.…
A beautiful sight for the sea-battered mariner. Hospitable Kinsale and its marina opens to view as you sail in past the forts
W M Nixon
The people of Ireland – sailors and farmers alike - are gasping for a bit of real summer. But with Met Eireann predicting that next week will be favourable for hay-making, there’s a dilemma for grassland farmers who like a…
Rockabill VI’s crew celebrate their D2D line honours in Dingle this evening. The winning Royal Irish YC crew were (back row) Peter Wilson, Paul O'Higgins, Conor O'Higgins, Rees Kavanagh, Ian O'Meara, Mark Pettit (front row) William Byrne and Ian Heffernan
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
#D2D - In Dingle of a warm summer Friday’s evening, the night has barely started at 9pm, writes W M Nixon. So the multi-talented crew of Paul O’Higgins’ JPK1080 Rockabill VI were in plenty of time for a leisurely winner…
Dick Warner is perhaps best known for his landmark 1990s documentary series Waterways
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Tributes have been paid to veteran naturalist and broadcaster Dick Warner, who died today (Friday 16 June) after taking ill on a boat on the Shannon, as The Irish Times reports. Warner was best known for his landmark…
D2D Race organiser Adam Winkelmann of the National Yacht Club is ready and waiting for tonight's finishers
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
It's been a helluva race with a record turnout – and a record dropout – since Wednesday evening's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle start. Now, after an epic 48 hours ago, the National Yacht Club organisers have relocated to the County…
Rockabill VI makes her approach to the Dingle Finish. Scroll down for Tracker link
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
Paul O’Higgins’ JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI has been piling up the pressure from the front on the chasing opposition in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2017 writes W M Nixon. She swept up to Skellig Michael at 8.8…
Lionheart’s consistent sailing in the three-day regatta paid off
America's Cup
#AmericasCup - Lionheart sailed to the top place in the J Class in yesterday’s final round of the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta in Bermuda. The team behind the Dutch yacht – which features Volvo Ocean Race veteran Bouwe Bekking as…
Rockabill VI powering out of Dublin Bay shortly after Wednesday evening's start.  Closing in on the Dingle finish this afternoon her speed continues reaching at a brisk 7 knots in an easing southwesterly breeze
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
Paul O’Higgins’ JPK 10.50 Rockabill VI has opened out a ten mile lead on the first of the chasing J/109s Mojito (Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox) in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2017 writes W M Nixon. In…
Monika Dukarska on her way to winning her Repechage in Poznan.
Rowing
#Rowing: Monika Dukarska won ther repechage of the single sculls and Sanita Puspure qualified in third from hers on a very successful afternoon session for Ireland at the World Cup Regatta in Poznan. Dukarska, a local Poznan girl who has…
The 143– foot Asgard berthed at Cork Harbour Marina in Monkstown
Cork Harbour
It's Asgard alright but not as we know her! This 42–metre British Virgin Island flagged sailing vessel of the same name as Ireland's beloved former Sail Training Vessels arrived into Cork Harbour today. She makes a fine picture berthed at…
Placement Of New Navigational Aid In Lough Ree
Inland Waterways
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland advises masters and users of the Shannon Navigation that a new green conical navigation aid has been placed north of Inch Macdermot Island in Lough Ree between the green perch and the green can buoy, as…
Angling Bye-Law For Trout Conservation In Shannon Basin
Angling
#Angling - A new bye-law to help conserve brown trout has been introduced in for the Shannon River Basin District. Seén Kyne, Minister of State with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, introduced the Conservation of Trout (No.8 or Limerick District) Bye-Law…
France, the winners of their heat in the lightweight men's double in Poznan
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan won their heat of the lightweight double sculls in dreadful conditions at the World Cup Regatta in Poznan, Poland. China would not yield easily, and while the Ireland crew took over in the…
Traditional boats will be sailing at Crosshaven this weekend
Historic Boats
Preserving traditional boats is very important, using them even more so and racing them a sight to behold writes Tom MacSweeney. All can be seen this weekend at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour where vintage boats of all types, shapes and…
The Ireland lightweight pair win their race from Brazil and Britain
Rowing
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll won their test race of the lightweight pair at the World Cup Regatta in Poznan, Poland this morning. Britain tested them through three-quarters of the race, but held off when it was clear they…
Rockabill VI (top) should round the Fastnet Rock by 11 am and Mojito (above) around 12.30 pm
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
As the 2017 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race enters its closing stages, Afloat.ie sticks its neck out and predicts how the race will pan out later today. Tide may yet play a big part in this race that looks set…
At time of posting it was only a couple of hours since newbuild Arklow Venture was launched on this Bloomsday morning
Ports & Shipping
#Launch – Once again it was a Dutch yard that launched a cargoship for Arklow Shipping and that took place on this Bloomsday morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Venture with yard no. 727 represents the seventh so far of 10…
Denise Walsh (centre) takes second behind Patricia Merz and ahead of Joanna Dorociak.
Rowing
#Rowing: Denise Walsh took a fine second place in her heat of the lightweight single sculls to qualify directly for the semi-finals of the World Cup Regatta in Poznan, Poland, today. Patricia Merz of Switzerland won, while the Skibbereen woman…
Rockabill VI is leader on the water, in IRC overall, and in Racing 1
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
This morning Paul O’Higgin’s JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI has finally begun to see a more confortable gap between her overall lead position in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race 2017 and the chasing trio of J/109s Mojito (Peter Dunlop…

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