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UCD Sailing Team L-R- Conor Foley, Luke Murphy, Jack Higgins, Nicole Hemeryck, Lucy McCutcheon, Patrick Cahill, Conor Kneafsey at the Student Yachting World Cup
Youth Sailing
After a lively opening ceremony held on Tuesday night, the UCD Team Ireland had an exciting first day of racing today at the Student Yachting World Cup in France. Enjoying moderate winds, the Race Officer managed to run five races today,…
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Book Review
Dublin City is extremely vulnerable to coastal flooding which could cost at least €340 million in insurance claims alone, according to a new book, Dublin Bay – Nature and History (The Collins Press, price €24.99). Richard Nairn, one of three…
Ian Moore in the navstation on Ireland’s Green Dragon in 2008 in the Volvo Ocean Race
Offshore
Ian Moore, originally of Carrickfergus, and Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” in October 2016 after navigating the Italian Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino to overall victory in the Rolex Middle Sea Race last year, is not defending his Middle Sea title…
The GP14 Annual Hot Toddy event took place fleet at Mullingar Sailing Club
GP14
The GP14 Annual Hot Toddy event took place over the weekend of the 14th / 15th October 2017 on Lough Owel hosted by Mullingar Sailing Club. Racing began on Saturday on flat water and with the wind shifting in force…
Sightings of Portuguese men o’war, like this one beached in the Bahamas, have spiked in recent days
Marine Wildlife
#Ophelia - Storm Ophelia may have brought on a repeat of last year’s infestation of Portuguese men o’war, an Irish zoologist has warned. As The Irish Times reports, Dr Tom Doyle of NUI Galway is appealing for caution along Ireland’s…
A fishing boat in Howth
Fishing
#Fishing - The Marine Survey Office (MSO) of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) wishes to appoint a panel of surveyors to conduct surveys of fishing vessels of less than 15m length overall, in accordance with the Code…
Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Montréal is on a visit to Dublin Port having taken part in a major UK-led NATO exercise off Scotland
Naval Visits
#navalvisits- A Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Montréal made a morning arrival to Dublin Port yesterday having taken part in a major UK led exercise involving a large NATO fleet off Scotland last week, writes Jehan Ashmore. The call of…
High Genetic Diversity In Irish Brown Trout Stocks, Conference Hears
Angling
#BrownTrout - There is a high level of genetic diversity in brown trout populations evident from all catchments studied. That’s according to the findings of a groundbreaking ‘citizen science’ research into the genetic makeup of Ireland’s brown trout and sea…
The Locations of the Irish Marine Weather Buoy Network. M5 buoy off the South East Coast recorded 18m high waves this week
Marine Science
Record wave heights were captured by the Irish Weather Buoy Network during Hurricane Ophelia on Monday 16th October, causing one of the five weather buoys to break it moorings. The highest wave was recorded off the Irish coastline at 16.00…
Condor Ferries conventional ferry Commodore Clipper approaching St. Peter Port, Guernsey with the background of Herm, one of the more larger Channel Islands.
Ferry
#ferrycharter - Condor Ferries only conventional tonnage ferry on UK-Channel Islands service, Commodore Clipper recently resumed service before the English half-term break having spent over a month in dry dock in Cornwall, writes Jehan Ashmore. Whilst Commodore Clipper was away…
Arklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Ger Tigchelaar tows the casualty boat back to port
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Arklow RNLI was launched yesterday evening (Tuesday 17 October) following a call for assistance from the crew of a sailing vessel reporting mechanical failure. The volunteer crew on board Arklow's all-weather lifeboat proceeded to the reported position approximately…
Between the mountains and the ocean. Dingle’s colourful waterfront speaks volumes about the rich and complex heritage which will be celebrated at the Dingle Maritime Weekend.
Maritime Festivals
Dingle today is closely associated with superb hospitality, good food, the sporting entertainment of the biennial Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, and the eternal sense of the nearby presence of the mighty Atlantic in one direction, and majestic mountains soaring…
Red alert – Despite warnings telling people to stay inside and avoid going near the sea, there have been numerous reports of people not paying any heed to this safety advice.
News Update
Is it good enough that surfers, sailboarders, swimmers and yachtsmen put to sea, quite literally in the eye of a hurricane?  The overwhelming response online seems to be a resounding 'No'. There are now calls for legislation to penalise people…
Seatruck Power docked in Dublin Port has from today introduced a new Tuesday morning sailing on the core Irish Sea central corridor route linking Liverpool
Ferry
#freightferry - Irish Sea freight-only ro-ro operator, Seatruck Ferries has from today increased capacity by adding Tuesday morning sailings on the core Dublin-Liverpool route, writes Jehan Ashmore. Due to increased demand, Seatruck Ferries new Tuesday morning sailings on the busy…
Transit Gateway: A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port by Silvia Loeffler. The final seminar Dublin Port 2017 and Beyond / FLUX takes place this Friday, 20 October in the city also includes a bus trip to the port's main Ferryport Terminal to where a launch will be made to mark the completion of the Map installation available to view.
Dublin Port
#TransitGateway - As part of “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. Transit Gateway as an artistic mapping cartography shows the…
Ophelia strikes West Cork. In normal weather, the white day-mark of Baltimore Beacon stands serenely well above the sea, guiding mariners into the popular West Cork harbour. But yesterday – as recorded by noted Baltimore sailor and restaurateur Youen Jacob – Storm Ophelia ensured it was well-salted
Weather
A former hyper-active hurricane, only very recently re-classed as a severe tropical storm, hits southwest Ireland at dawn from south of southwest on a mid-October Monday morning writes W M Nixon. It spends the entire day tracking destructively across country,…
European Causeway one of a pair of P&O Ferries serving the North Channel route between Larne and Cairnryan. The ferry is seen approaching off the Scottish coast .
Ferry
#ferry - The highest number of lorries and trailers travelling on P&O Ferries between Larne and Cairnryan was reached in the third quarter of the year than it has in any Q3 since 2011. As the News Letter writes the…
VOR veteran Brad Jackson will split some of his watch captain duties as he’s promoted to skipper
Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - Three-time Volvo Ocean Race winner Brad Jackson has been announced as skipper of Team AkzoNobel after the surprise dismissal of Simeon Tienpont at the weekend. Jackson, who coached the Swedish all-women entry Team SCA in the 2014-15 edition,…
Larne RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Both Larne and Bangor RNLI were requested to launch last night (Monday 16 October) by Belfast Coastguard during Storm Ophelia. The volunteer lifeboat crew pagers sounded at 9.25pm following reports of a person in the water at Whitehead…
The five day event will consist of both inshore races, coastal races and a night race, all in Grand Suprise keelboats
Racing
UCD Sailing Team set off yesterday to compete in the Student Yachting World Cup, held near Marseille, France. Having qualified against stiff competition at the Student Yachting Nationals in April, the team will represent Ireland in the week to come.…

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