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Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Ambitions for a National Watersport Centre in Dun Laoghaire could be revived following the launch of a new State fund supporting infrastructure for multi-sports projects. Applications are now being invited for the the Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund, launched by…
French Minister for Transport Elisabeth Borne
French Minister for Transport Elisabeth Borne will be in Dublin Port for a meeting of the Irish Ports Association and the Union des Ports Français on Friday 23rd November. Following a first workshop gathering Irish and French ports on 26…
RCYC Vice Admral Colin Morehead with younger sailors Robyn Lynch and Tom McGrath, the winner of the Under 25 Sailor of the Year at last week's prizegiving
Hello and welcome to my weekly Podcast …. Tom MacSweeney here ….Getting more younger sailors into cruiser classes is vital to ensure the future of racing these yachts. From meeting with and talking to club officers around the country, it…
Nathan Van Steenberge (left) and Rian McDonnell Geraghty at the UK 29er Inland Champs
Coach Thomas Chaix travelled with two Irish 29er pairs to Grafham Waters in the UK over the weekend to compete at the Inland Championships. The two pairs competed in the 42 boat fleet. Eight races were sailed in 8 to…
The dark-hulled J122 Jib and Tonic (Morgan Crowe) is on 57 points and second overall in a record breaking 75-boat DBSC Turkey Shoot fleet
The Beneteau 31.7 National Champion Camira from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads the Citroen South Dublin sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot Series after three races sailed. The Dublin Bay regular skippered by Peter Beamish leads by two points overall from the dark-hulled…
The new fresh look with added splashs of colour across Brittany Ferries fleet has begun and where Pont-Aven (above) Afloat adds is how the flagship will look like when it returns in 2019 on the seasonal Cork-Roscoff service beginning in March. The design, more truly reflects the fullness of the ferry operator's experience serving holiday destinations across regions in western Europe: Ireland, UK, France and Spain.
#ferry - A fresh new look involving a splash of colour across the Brittany Ferries fleet sees a bright new logo in striking shades of blue, orange and green! The new design, which comes with a more modern, warm and…
The organisers believe there are many benefits to developing the sport of team racing in schools
This year Gonzaga College SJ and the Irish National Sailing Club are launching an initiative to promote team racing in Dublin schools. The event will consist of one day's team racing using the INSC’s fleet of double-handed dinghies. It is…
Letterkenny ETNS's website which won this year's Something Fishy contest
Letterkenny Educate Together National School has been named winner of the national education programme Something Fishy for 2019. The students from fifth class were presented with the Something Fishy perpetual trophy and a monetary prize by Minister for Education Joe…
The two orcas sighted off Rockabill on Saturday afternoon
#MarineWildlife - Video posted on social media over the weekend of two killer whales spotted off the Co Dublin coast has gone viral. Trawlerman James Mac Cluskey used his phone to record a few seconds’ glimpse of the pair of…
Kontainers won in the category 'Maritime Services Company of the Year' at the annual Irish Exporters Association’s (IEA) Export Industry Awards.
#Ports&Shipping - Kontainers, Dublin were the winner of the 'Maritime Services Company of the Year' at the annual Irish Exporters Association’s (IEA) Export Industry Awards. The award sponsored by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO), recognised the work of Kontainers,…
Denis Murphy (right) and Ann Marie Murphy of Nieulargo are presented with the RCYC Boat of the Year award by RCYC Vice Admiral Colin Morehead
Last Friday night the Royal Cork Yacht Club end of year prize giving for the keelboats was held, a great crowd turned up to the evening, the format for this prize giving changed a few years ago, away from a…
Racing at Cork Week 2018
“No water, no life. No blue, no green.” – Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer, Mission Blue Foundation Volvo Cork Week 2018 has been awarded Gold Certification by the International ‘Sailors for the Sea’ Clean Regatta programme with the event sustainability partners MaREI Centre…
Action from the Royal St. George Yacht Club hosted  IDRA /ITRA 70th Anniversary Team Racing National Championships
The weather provided perfect conditions for the IDRA /ITRA 70th Anniversary Team Racing National Championships hosted by the Royal St George YC in Dun Laoghaire this past weekend. Sixteen teams did battle and each was provided with 14 contests over…
Flying Fifteen winners Alan Green (left) and Chris Doorly (second from right) wer winners of the Flying Fifteen Frostbites at the National Yacht Club
In near perfect conditions for the month of November, fifteen Flying Fifteens turned out at the weekend on what was dubbed 'Super Saturday' with six races for the conclusion of the Mitsubishi Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series hosted by the NYC.…
 Ready to roll – the Naomhoga Chorcai flotilla assemble in Tinnahinch Lock at Graiguenamanagh
The keen November sailors of Crosshaven, Dun Laoghaire, Howth and Bangor weren’t the only ones to get a bonus afloat from the weekend’s almost freakish sunshine before the first real hints of winter arrived today writes W M Nixon. The…
PY Race three winner, Frank Miller
With the Irish Universities having a 70th team racing event in Dun Laoghaire Harbour over the weekend, with 71 races completed on Saturday and various training initiatives taking place inside (and outside) the harbour, Race Officer Neil Colin (Fireball) was…
SMA moored in Crookhaven in January 2016, after the boat was recovered against what Marcus Hutchinson says were "pretty tough odds"
Paul Meilhat’s IMOCA victory in the Route du Rhum over the weekend is all the sweeter as he achieved it in the same boat he’d feared lost on an earlier transatlantic crossing almost three years ago. The French yachtsman had…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour - could a new ferry service be in the offing?
Is a new ferry route coming to Dun Laoghaire Harbour? After an absence of three years or more there is more than the usual level of a rumour circulating at the south Dublin Port that a regular passenger service could be…
Racing from the third race of the Howth Laser League
Week 3 of the Howth Yacht Club Laser Frostbites served up yet another perfect Autumn morning. Easterlies always add to the excitement in Howth with big waves rolling into the Sound from the Irish Sea. Numbers were down slightly this…
The new Grand Soleil 34 Justina makes her debut at the DBSC Turkey Shoot
The 75-boat DBSC Turkey Shoot fleet sponsored by Citroen had the perfect package of sun, sea and wind for its third race on Dublin Bay this morning. A southerly breeze of 15 to 20–knots which produced a big chop, were…

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