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The incident occurred by a jetty at Devenish Island on Lough Erne, near Enniskillen
Inland Waterways
#LoughErne - A Donegal woman drowned after a boating accident on Lough Erne late on Wednesday night, as RTÉ News reports. The woman is believed to have fallen overboard from a hired vessel she and her husband and children has been…
Rescue 116 pictured over Wicklow in August 2015
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - The interim report from the investigation into the Rescue 116 tragedy has found that the Irish Coast Guard helicopter “pitched up rapidly” in its final seconds before crashing off Co Mayo a month ago. Data recovered from the…
A giant cruise caller to Belfast Harbour in 2016 was Caribbean Princess. Afloat adds that the 112,000 tonnes cruiseship will be the fifth caller to the city this season in early May.
Belfast Lough
#RecordCalls - A new tourism high as almost 90 cruise ships are expected to visit Belfast Harbour this summer, bringing with them 150,000 passengers and crew to the city. Belfast’s record cruise schedule for 2017 marks an unprecedented period of…
Transit Gateway Mapping Phase 3: Dublin Port from 1786-1866
Dublin Port
#TransitGateway - As part of “Dublin Port Perspectives”, Transit Gateway is a project that documents the transitional changes of the shape of Dublin Port from its medieval shoreline to its current infrastructure. This will be third seminar so far of…
Barry Colleary's September Song, a Sigma 33, is part of the 19–boat DBSC Cruisers Two line–up for the 2017 season.
DBSC
To mark the beginning of the new season in a revamped class, Dublin Bay Sailing Club Cruisers Two sailors are holding a pre–season supper at the Royal St George Yacht Club on Friday, 21st April. The guest speaker is sailmaker Des…
Fethard RNLI's current inshore lifeboat Tradewinds will be replaced later this year
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Following its successful fundraising appeal, which saw locals raise the €65,000 needed to fund a new lifeboat, Fethard RNLI is asking the community to choose the name of their new lifesaving vessel. The naming of an RNLI lifeboat…
The publication of the MAIB report has been welcomed by Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Clipper Race
The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has today published its final report into two fatal accidents in the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first in the event’s 20 year history. The MAIB report…
RNLI Lifeguards
RNLI Lifeboats
RNLI lifeguards will return to five Causeway Coast beaches to provide cover during this year’s Easter holidays. Commencing this Good Friday (14 April), lifeguards will be operating from Beach Lifeguard Units on Benone Strand, Portstewart Strand, East and West Strands…
Mark Mansfield of Royal Cork Yacht Club is competing at the Warsash Series on the Solent
Royal Cork YC
The first large regatta weekend of the year in the Solent is the Warsash Spring Championships weekend held over two weekends, the 8th and 9th of April and the 22nd and 23rd April. Each weekend is Individually counted with an…
Sean Craig, a member of DBSC's Laser Class
Laser
Is your Laser dinghy sitting in your garden? Maybe your teenager doesn't want to use it anymore? If you can answer 'yes' to either question, then Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Laser class has the answer for you, if you're…
Volunteers on the inshore lifeboat Louis Simson bring the male swimmer back to shore for treatment
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI rescued a swimmer in difficulty yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 11 April) after he encountered a strong tide near Shenick Island and was unable to make his way ashore. Dublin Coast Guard tasked Skerries RNLI shortly before noon…
Skellig Michael off Co Kerry
Island News
#IslandNews - A serious rockfall on Skellig Michael has been described as “deeply worrying” by a senior conservationist. RTÉ News reports that the rockfall was discovered during pre-season checks by OPW staff last Friday (7 April), close to accommodation huts…
Fun on the water at Royal Cork
Irish Sailing Classes
Could British sailing’s own difficulties with maintaining the ‘fun factor’ to attract more racers and fans have repercussions for the ISA’s recent efforts to rejuvenate the sport in Ireland? David Henshall writes for Yachts and Yachting about measures that can…
Beneteau 31.7s on the line for a DBSC race start
DBSC
Class captains from twenty Dublin Bay Sailing classes were briefed on the new Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) season this week. DBSC Commodore Chris Moore's briefing notes are below. The first DBSC race will be on Tuesday 25th April, then the first Thursday race…
Kiama X Jacket is available in Black and Flame Red
Marine Clothing
Kiama X is Zhik’s new range of marine clothing is designed for coastal sailing and boating. It is for premium levels of comfort it is tailored specifically for women and men to enable free movement with a sleek fit. The…
ICRA Sponsor Offers 'Free Model Truck' As Entry Incentive for Royal Cork National Championships
ICRA
As ICRA ramps up its promotion for the Cruiser–Racer National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club in June, fleet sponsor WD40 is offering a free 'collectors item' model truck to the next six entries received. The RCYC entry list is…
An athwartships double bunk down aft is one of several unusual but effective features of the Hanse 301
Boat Sales
We all have mixed feelings about very beamy boats writes W M Nixon. They can certainly provide a significant amount of extra space, but whether or not that actually improves the accommodation depends entirely on how it has been utilised. Some…
Donaghdee Lifeboat
Island Nation
The Bangor and Donaghadee RNLI lifeboats launched last week following a ‘Mayday’ call. It was a hoax. Someone decided to make a false call and those two lifeboat crews in Northern Ireland started a search for what was reported to…
Optimist sailors will gather in Howth on Good Friday
Optimist
Howth Yacht Club’s annual 'Brassed Off' Cup for Optimist Sailors wil be held on the traditional day of Good Friday, 14th April. This fun Optimist dinghy event is designed as a great opportunity for junior racers to dust off their…
GATEWAY TO IRELAND? An exhibition in the dlrLexicon, explores 200 years of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and the theme of the travelling public. Afloat adds that the historic ferry service (Stena HSS) to Holyhead, Wales that closed in 2014, left neighbouring routes out of Dublin to serve the UK. Among them Irish Ferries whose HSC Jonathan Swift is underway beyond the East Pier bound for Anglesey. In the foreground, the Carlisle Pier was for many generations the main embarkation point to where ‘Mail-Boats’ were involved in large-scale emigration. Also seen is the obelisk erected after King George IV visit in 1821 to Dunleary which was renamed in his honour as Kingstown. Also in this present day view facing the harbour is the new retail development 'Marine Walk' under construction.
Dublin Bay
#Gateway2Ireland – In an exhibition that covers two hundred years since Dún Laoghaire proudly became the ‘Gateway to Ireland’, the flagship dlrLexicon Library that aptly overlooks the harbour explores the theme of travel and travellers to Ireland. Utilising material from…

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