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Ladies who attended various Sail Cork courses at the RCYC evening for the Cork Harbour Sailing School
Cork Harbour's 'Women on the Water' were out in force for the SailCork annual dinner in the Royal Cork Yacht Club in early March. The Cork Harbour Sailing School presents its students who attend winter navigation courses with their certificates…
Scroll down for heavy weather Finn saiing videos from the recent Euro Champs in Cadiz
In the tradition of strong wind Finn racing that transcends and inspires generation after generation of young sailors, the on-board videos that have been published over the past few days from the medal race at the 2018 Finn European Championships in…
The deck-mounted cranes of the bulker Noona Ulia berthed in Dublin Port.
#Ports&Shipping - Following the European Commission's drafting on the proposal for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) wants to outline once more its priorities and concerns through a position paper on this upcoming…
Howth Yacht Club Sailing School Launches ‘Quest’ For New Blood
#HYC - Howth Yacht Club is preparing to roll out its new sailing school initiative in the coming weeks as the spring season catches the breeze. Quest Sailing has been devised with the intention of bringing “new blood into the…
The brand new ferry terminal in Brodick, Arran on the Firth of Clyde, opened to passengers this week when Calmac's ferry, Caledonian Isles berthed at the upgraded facility. The short 55-minute crossing linking Ardrossan on the mainland is kept busy in the summer with the relative proximity of the 'central belt' between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
#FerryNews - The first passengers to use Scottish operator CalMac’s brand new ferry terminal on Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde, became a reality on Tuesday with sailings operating to and from Ardrossan, writes Jehan Ashmore. Ferry, Caledonian Isles made…
The Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championship was founded in 2008 by a group of passionate female sailors who wanted to compete against other women
The Women's Open Keelboat Championship will be returning to Hamble for its 10th anniversary edition in June 2018. This year the event, hosted once again by Hamble River Sailing Club, is being held on the weekend of 2-3rd June 2018.…
The Irish J/80 Championships will be run over three days and as part of the ‘Sportsboat Cup’ which incorporates racing for other one-design keelboat divisions, including 1720s and SB20s
This year’s inaugural J/80 Irish National Championships will run back-to-back with Howth Yacht Club's Wave Regatta, Ireland’s largest keelboat sailing regatta this year. Some convenient scheduling at HYC means that the Irish Championships take place at the North Dublin club…
Port of Cork chief executive Brendan Keating discussed Irish ports in a post-Brexit Europe to the Cork Chamber of Commerce yesterday and also to confirm the €80m redevelopment at Ringaskiddy will be completed by mid 2020
#Ports&Shipping - At significant risk of isolation will be Ireland following Brexit and this will need EU funding to shore up the lack of connectivity to major European routes says the Port of Cork chief executive. As the Irish Examiner…
Tim Thubron has competed in numerous RORC races both in the UK and abroad
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has announced the appointment of Tim Thubron to the post of Deputy Racing Manager. Thubron brings to the team a wealth of experience in yacht racing, both as a skipper of successful racing teams whilst…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll finished just 15 hundredths of a second off a medal placing in the men’s four at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta. The Skibbereen men teamed up with Australian internationals Ben Coombs and Tim Masters…
Gary and Paul O'Donovan
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan came fifth in the Open Double Sculls at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta. The Skibbereen crew were well in contention and finished just under three seconds short of a medal place in the eight-crew…
Farewell Raasay: Gordon Law and Stuart Craig of the Clyde River Steamer Club joined CalMac's small vessel technical superintendent, Jonathan Davies (centre) for a last look around the former Inner Hebrides serving carferry. A sister, Canna Afloat adds was replaced by newbuild Spirit of Rathlin made a delivery voyage to its island namesake off Antrim, Northern Ireland for the first time a year ago today. The new carferry after trials entered service in June and this led to Rathlin Island Ferry Co return the chartered Canna to Scottish owners CMAL.
#FerryNews – One of the longest serving car ferries of Scottish operator, CalMac, is retiring from west coast service, though a number of sisters remain in Irish waters, writes Jehan Ashmore.  The MV Raasay built to a landing craft design,…
A new ICRA Executive was appointed in Portlaoise and an interim constitution put in place last night
Last night's ICRA egm has removed a lot of uncertainty for the future direction of the cruiser racer body that was formally recast under new officers and an 'interim' constitution at its Portlaoise pow wow. After months of turbulence for…
The Maritime Knowledge Hub (MKH) located at the Liverpool John Moores University (Birkenhead) . The University (which has other campus locations) is one of several core partners in the MKH alongside Mersey Maritime, Wirral Council and Peel Ports
#MarineScience - Liverpool city region according to Maritime Mersey, could reap the benefit of a massive expansion in the UK offshore wind sector between now an 2030. In partnership with the Government the UK offshore wind industry has unveiled plans…
Belfast Harbour for the first time in its history handled direct export shipments to Saudi Arabia. The occasion last week involved the bulker, Bunun Champion export 20,000 tonnes of hi-tech coal. This process was made possible by the £30m investment by the port and the LCC Group.
#BelfastHarbour - A total investment of £30M by Belfast Harbour and Northern Ireland-based LCC Group have put the city at the centre of the global supply chain for hi-tech coal. Since opening last year, LCC’s £12M facility has handled almost…
Douglas Harbour, Isle of Man
#FerryNews- An £80m planned redevelopment of Douglas Harbour, Isle of Man has nothing to do with a possible shake-up of ferry services, the Chief Minister has insisted. Construction of an £11m cruise berth reports IOM Today, on the outer side…
 The 2018 IRC European Championship will be held for the first time in Cowes, UK this summer
Following its debut as part of Cork Week in 2016 and a stand-alone event held in Marseille in 2017, the IRC European Championship this year will take place out of one of its spiritual homes. Coming to Cowes for the…
Races at the Irish Sailing Youth Pathway Championships are open to all young sailors who sail in the five Irish Sailing Youth Pathway Classes (Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 420, Topper and Optimist (pictured above)
Today is the last chance for early bird registration for the Volvo Irish Sailing Youth Pathway National Championships that take place from the 5th – 8th April 2018 in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin. It's Ireland’s largest Youth regatta and Irish Sailing’s…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
#Rowing: Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan won the B Final of the men’s Open Pair at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta. The Skibbereen men led through the 500 metre mark and halfway and eventually won by over five seconds at…
Paul O'Donovan
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan took fifth place in the eight-man final of the Open Single Sculls at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta. The Skibbereen man held seventh place through much of the early part of the race, but closed up to…

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