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The HPV LE Eithne 'dressed overall' when docked in Dun Laoghaire recently on occasion of the Naval Service conferred 'Freedom of Entry to the County' by DLRCC. This was in recognition of the humanitarian role carried out by the navy in the Mediterranean where the HPV is set to return on such duties.
Navy
#MigrantMission - Flagship LE Eithne of the Naval Service is to be deployed again on humanitarian missions in the Mediterranean Sea, so to assist in the ongoing refugee migrant crisis off north Africa, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1984 built Helicopter…
Gemma McDowell & Emma Gallagher (Malahide) lead the 420s from Geoff Power & James McCann and Kate Lyttle & Niamh Henry (RSTGYC) racing on Belfast Lough from Ballyholme YC. After two days, Power of Dunmore East holds the lead
W M Nixon
Its full title is the Irish Sailing Association Youth Pathway Nationals and Optimist Trials. It is a designation with a great air of seriousness about it, contrasting markedly with current public debate about providing more fun sailing, while making regattas…
Ewan McMahon won the first two races this morning and leads the Radial class of the Youth Nationals
Youth Sailing
Day Two of the ISA Youth Sailing Pathway National Championships and Optimist Trials saw all of the fleets afloat for the first time with over 200 sailors visiting Ballyholme Yacht Club.  With a stronger breeze than yesterday averaging 12-14 knots…
The new Lagoon 40 is available with three or four cabins
Boat Sales
A new Lagoon catamaran 40 model will be available this Autumn. Builders say the new size represents a combining of two Lagoon generations, the 39 and 400. The new yacht has aft rigging for greater performance and a self-tacking jib…
The Jedi crew in Kinsale last weekend, hoping decent breezes would fill in. Eventually, fair winds arrived
Cruising
Go north for decent sailing breezes.....that’s the message being brought home by the Galway crew of the Irish National Sailing School’s J/109 Jedi as they continue to benefit from much firmer mainly westerly winds over the north of the country…
The Geo Coral was one of four C-class vessels to join the CGG hydrographic fleet in 2013
News Update
#MarineNotice - Geoscience company CGG is currently conducting a 3D seismic survey off the South West Coast of Ireland in the Porcupine Basin. The three-month survey was scheduled to begin on Tuesday 11 April and will continue till Saturday 15…
Light breeze sailing for the INSS’s J/109 Jedi, currently off the Connacht coast on a round Ireland voyage to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis treatments at Galway University Hospital
Cruising
The round Ireland voyage by a Galway crew with the Irish National Sailing School’s J/109 Jedi has seen some good sailing, despite unseasonably light winds or even total calm over much of Ireland. However, on a venture sailing clockwise from…
Jedi and her crew in Kinsale yesterday as they prepare to sail on round Ireland with a new breeze
INSS
After a winter which included training with Irish National Sailing School in Dun Laoghaire, Galway’s Mossie O’Reilly and Paddy Shryane are well into a clockwise Easter circumnavigation of Ireland to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis writes W M Nixon. Spurred…
There was a 125 boat turnout at Baltimore Sailing Club for the Laser Munster Championships
Laser
The CH Marine sponsored 2017 Laser Munster Championships attracted a strong fleet of 125 boats to Baltimore Sailing Club over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. In the 45–boat Laser Radial fleet, six races were sailed with five to count. Royal Cork's…
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…
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…
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…
The Cliffs of Moher on the Co Clare coast
News Update
#CliffsOfMoher - The body of what’s believed to be a young German man has been recovered from the Clare coast hours after he was seen falling from the Cliffs of Moher, as BreakingNews.ie reports. Passers-by north of O’Brien’s Tower raised…
Zhik is onboard with VOR's Team AkzoNobel
CH Marine Chandlery
Innovative specialist sailing apparel manufacturer Zhik has been selected by team AkzoNobel as its official technical clothing partner for the upcoming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. The crew will race across four oceans and encounter some of the most…
RFA Gold Rover, the final of her class is seen off the west coast of Africa during the tanker’s last ever transfer of fuel or replenishment at sea (RAS) duties to HMS Portland. The Type 23 Duke class frigate has also been a visitor to Dublin Port in recent years having berthed at Ocean Pier.
News Update
#RFAoiler - The oldest of the UK’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary tankers a ‘Rover’ class which made a rare visit to Dublin Port in recent years, was officially decommissioned last month, writes Jehan Ashmore. RFA Gold Rover (A271) a 11,522 tonnes…
Buy now before the pound sterling soars…..this specially interesting Corby 25 in North Wales is being advertised as a “Brexit Bargain”
Boat Sales
The designs of John Corby are a fascinating area of study in many ways, as is the man himself writes W M Nixon. His father invented the eponymous trouser-press which saved so many of us from looking scruffy when we…

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