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Highland Fling XI won her class on Wednesday despite not being optimised for windward-leewards
Scheduled for day two of the IMA Maxi Europeans’ inshore/coastal racing were two windward-leewards. After a delay out on the Bay of Naples, the wind finally built to 8-12 knots from the west. After one aborted start due to a…
Airport Police & Fire Service rowers thank St. Patrick's Rowing Club for the use of the quad boat during training for the club's ‘Endeavoar 2022, a 250-kilometre row along the West Coast of Ireland
The Airport Police & Fire Service Rowing Club has thanked River Liffey-based St. Patrick’s Rowing Club in Dublin city for the loan of its quad boat to train for this year’s ‘challenging’ club charity event. ‘Endeavoar 2022’ is a 250-kilometre…
There are currently over 200 female match racing sailors on the World Sailing global ranking
The World Match Racing Tour is pleased to announce the launch of the first Women’s World Match Racing Tour, a global professional series designed to promote and grow female participation in sailing and match racing around the world. The inaugural…
The Helga was purchased in 1900 – the same year the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction was established - and used both as a scientific research vessel and as a fisheries protection vessel.
The Marine Institute has today launched this year’s Oceans of Learning series, celebrating Ireland’s Marine Research Vessels and Ocean Explorers – Our Past, Present and Future. Over a three-week period, Oceans of Learning celebrates our seas and Ireland’s valuable marine…
Water Wag dinghy racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Wednesday's  DBSC Water Wag dinghy racing scheduled for Dun Laoghaire Harbour is cancelled due to an adverse weather forecast. "Winds gusting gale force 8 in the east are scheduled for later this evening", Commodore Ann Kirwan told Afloat. The Wags are…
Class 30 One Design - After nine months of study, research and development by VPLP and Multiplast, the final project designs have been finalised
The boat imagined and designed by VPLP, thanks to the joint initiative of Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (France), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (UK) and the Storm Trysail Club (USA) is scheduled to make its debut afloat…
DBSC Tuesday night race five for PY dinghies was in Scotsman's Bay to the East of Dun Laoghaire Harbour in light southeast winds
Another win for Noel Butler last night in DBSC Tuesday night dinghy racing gives him four wins from five starts of the PY division in his RS Aero dinghy. Race five was run by Race Officer Declan Traynor in Scotsman's Bay…
Brian Carroll (red jacket on helm) will be racing on Chancer in Kinsale's 240-mile Inistearaght Race
The idea for the Inishtearaght Race originated because Kinsale sailors thought that the best and most scenic part of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race is west of Kinsale. So what about a race from Kinsale around the Blaskets and…
The Ocean Race DIVER watch
Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin says it’s accelerating its use of innovative alternative materials with the launch of The Ocean Race DIVER, largely composed of recycled fishing nets. The official timing partner of The Ocean Race has been making marine chronometers…
Heritage Boat Association 21st anniversary rally poster
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that the Heritage Boat Association will be celebrating its 21st anniversary with a rally in Ballinasloe Harbour from Saturday 28 May to Monday 6 June. Masters of vessels are advised…
Zhik’s INS100 waterproof jackets
Save now on Zhik’s INS100 waterproof jackets with CH Marine. Designed for life on and off the water, these jackets look the part with their athletic street-style cut. They’re available for men and women in black, navy and platinum, with worldwide shipping and…
The dwarf sperm whale found washed up in Glengarriff, Co Cork earlier this month
A whale species never before recorded in Irish waters has been confirmed by the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG). The marine wildlife specimen reported at Glengarriff in West Cork on 1 May — which live-stranded before it was found…
Ireland's brand new 'Green Armada' sailing team will not have the benefit of Olympic talent when it debuts in Switzerland this week at the inaugural SSL Gold Cup. Although the Irish bid to be crowned the world's best sailing nation…
Moate Men's Shed group visit Lough Ree's new RNLI lifeboat station
During a busy first month at the new RNLI lifeboat station at Coosan Point volunteer crew guided visitors from near and far through the state of the art facility in the first public tours of the base. The panoramic view…
€75,000 of funding was received for Coliemore Harbour repairs in 2021
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has applied to An Bord Pleanála to carry out remedial works for a pier walkway in Coliemore Harbour which is a Protected Structure, located in Dalkey, on the southern shore of Dublin Bay. The proposed development…
Valentia Island lighthouse in County Kerry features in the Great Lighthouses of Ireland, programme three on Sunday, May 22nd, RTÉ One
Great Lighthouses of Ireland (series two, programme three) continues this Sunday, May 22nd 2022 on RTÉ One TV at 6.30 pm Lighthouse technology is constantly evolving, ensuring that lights are as bright as possible for the safety of the mariner…
For 110 years, the station at Helvick Head operated an all-weather lifeboat until it closed in 1969. After a gap of 28 years, the station re-opened and today operates a B class Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat.
Helvick Head RNLI came to the aid of four sailors on Sunday evening (15 May) after they got into difficulty and needed assistance in the Gold Coast area of Dungarvan. With mild easterly winds and calm seas, the volunteer crew…
Baltic Explorer
Alpha Marine will undertake a geophysical survey campaign in relation to the Clogherhead Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Co Louth from next Thursday 25 May to Wednesday 27 July. The survey will be conducted by the Baltic Explorer…
Native oysters
Interested parties are now invited to apply for a licence to fish the 2022/2023 native oyster fishery on Lough Foyle. Applicants will be required to submit a completed application via post, which must be received on or before Friday 29…
SmartBay Observatory Family Fun Day
As part of this year’s events for European Maritime Day, the Marine Institute and BlueWise Marine will host a special SmartBay Observatory ‘family fun day’ this weekend. Ahead of its redeployment in Galway Bay off the coast of An Spidéal/Spiddal,…
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