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Light winds for the last rounds of the 49erFX Europeans in Weymouth
Ireland’s Olympic sailors will return home to training in Dun Laoghaire to put into practice the lessons they’ve learned during a week of challenging conditions at the 49er European Championships where the teams competed in the silver fleet divisions. The Irish…
Winners Robert Scheidt and Henry Boening of Brazil celebrate victory on Lake Garda
Peter O'Leary and Robert O'Leary from Baltimore Sailing Club and Royal Cork Yacht Club have finished 14th overall in a fleet of 90 at the Star Sailors League Breeze Grand Slam and European Championship in Italy.  Results are here In the end, the…
Laser sailor Finn Lynch seeks to represent Ireland in Tokyo 2020.  World Sailing has voted to keep the Laser as an Olympic class for Paris 2024
World Sailing’s Council made key decisions on the Equipment to be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition on Sunday 19 May as the Mid-Year Meeting concluded in London, Great Britain. The Laser was selected as the Men’s and…
Jacknife (Andrew Hall) of Pwllheli Sailing Club won the ISORA Welsh Coastal Race and now leads the overall series
During the build-up to the Global Displays Welsh Coastal Series ISORA race 5, a changeable forecast showed winds potentially less than 5 kts and as much as 12kts in Cardigan Bay, giving the race committee a challenge to set a course catering predominantly…
Youghal RNLI Shares Key Water Safety Advice Ahead Of Summer
Youghal RNLI is encouraging people to respect the water and heed key water safety messages ahead of summer. The East Cork lifeboat station’s community safety team will be running a number of events throughout the summer and are inviting individuals…
Minister Josepha Madigan, Sharon Lavin of Waterways Ireland and Rowing Ireland chief executive and Michelle Carpenter with pupils and staff of of St Mary’s Glasnevin at the launch of the new strategic partnership earlier this month
Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, announced a new strategic partnership between Waterways Ireland and Rowing Ireland during the Get Going, Get Rowing #Blitzit Festival of Rowing on Grand Canal Dock on 9 May. The partnership will seek to promote…
Talented Northern Irish Sailors Show Their Stuff At Eric Twiname Junior Championships
A talented group of youth sailors from Northern Ireland secured solid results at the Eric Twiname Junior Championships earlier this month. The championships took place at Rutland Water Sailing Club in England’s East Midlands, which played host to over 330…
Peridot (J.McCann, P.Cadden, Y.Charrier, H. O’Donnell RIYC) was second in DBSC Cruiser 2 IRC
Race 1 Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Chimaera, 2. Something Else, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Jump the Gun, 2. Gringo, 3. Chimaera Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Chimaera, 2. Something Else, 3. White Mischief 31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2.…
Castletownbere’s all-weather lifeboat Annette Hutton
Castletownbere’s RNLI lifeboat sprang into action to help locate a tourist reported missing on Dursey Island in West Cork yesterday afternoon (Friday 17 May). The lifeboat, under the command of coxswain Dean Hegarty, launched shortly after 2pm after Valentia Coast…
Howth Yacht Club Commodore Joe McPeake (second from left) with David Hoctor of BJ Marine, Joe Gough and Tommy Squires
An Irish BJ Marine sponsored angling team have qualified for the grand final of the Beneteau Barracuda Tour in France today.  As Afloat previously reported here, the team comprising of former Howth Yacht Club Commodore Joe McPeake, Joe Gough and Tommy Squires were…
Research Collaboration Highlighted At European Maritime Day
Chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan is representing the Marine Institute at European Maritime Day 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal this week. Concluding today, Friday 17 May, European Maritime Day is one of the largest marine science and policy meetings of the…
The two Irish Finns competing at the European Championships in Athens
Oisin McClelland and Fionn Lyden are lying 38th and 39th respectively at the 84-boat Finn Europeans in Athens this week but an injury for Lyden means he is unlikely to finish the regatta. The Baltimore sailor, who was a 2017…
Top 20 for Ireland's Star Sailors Peter & Robert O'Leary on Day Two of European Championships
Cork Harbour's Peter and Robert O'Leary - and Ireland's sole entry - are 19th from 90 at the Star Sailors League Grand Slam Breeze and European Championship. Download full results here Robert Scheidt and Henry Boening (BRA) delivered another masterclass on…
Strong Silver Fleet Performance by Annalise Murphy & Katie Tingle in 49erFX Euros
There was consolation of sorts for Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle who posted their best results of the week at the European 49er Championships in Weymouth Bay today. Racing in the 49erFX silver fleet, with lighter, easterly winds of around…
A 100% turnout for the 31.7 fleet but no racing due to lack of wind on Dublin Bay
Despite a terrific turnout of 135 boats this evening (including 100% in the Beneteau 31.7 Class) the wind died on Dublin Bay at 8 pm and all DBSC racing was abandoned.
Locals Andy McCleery and Colin Dougan (PSC) are competing at this weekend's Flying Fifteen Northern Championships at Strangford Sailing Club
The excitement is building for the first regional event of the year with the Flying Fifteen Northern Championships being hosted this weekend by Strangford Sailing Club. It is one of the first events to be held since the rebuilding of…
A salmon smolt
Research from Dr Katie Thomas of the Marine Institute has investigated the mechanisms for growth mark formation in scales of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar Linnaeus) and the cause of variations in scale growth measurements. Dr Thomas recently graduated with her…
Rory Cahill (4) and Evelyn Cahill (6) from Dunboyne, Co Meath with a replica of a Mesolithic fish trap at the launch of Fishy Fun at the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History
Ireland’s fisheries resource is set to come alive at the Natural History Museum this summer at a free event called Fishy Fun. A range of interactive activities suitable for all the family will be part of the special one-day event…
Newly appointed Kinsale RNLI helm Jonathan Connor
Exactly one week after he was passed out as a helm on Kinsale’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Miss Sally Anne Baggy II, 21-year-old Jonathan Connor rescued a swimmer from the sea close to Sandycove Island in Co Cork. Miss Sally Anne…
A Star mast is broken in the first day of competition on Lake Garda
Cork Harbour brothers Peter and Robert O'Leary are lying 13th overall after the opening day of the first ever combined Star Sailors League Breeze Grand Slam and Star European Championships dawned with a change in conditions from the blue skies and…
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