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29er Euro Champions Jens Christian and Jens Philip Dehn-Toftehoj of Denmark
Royal Irish's Tim Norwood and Nathan van Steenberge finished in 11th place overall at the 29er European Championships that ended on Lake Garda, Italy yesterday.  After a consistent preliminary round that saw them as high as fourth, Royal Cork's Ben O'Shaughnessy…
File image of Lough Derg RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Jean Spicer
Lough Derg RNLI were tasked last night (Tuesday 26 October) to assist five people on a 48ft cruiser at anchor near the Benjamin Rocks on the Co Clare shore. At 11.10pm the inshore lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Ger…
Skerries RNLI’s inshore lifeboat and Clogherhead RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat approach the sailing dinghy in distress off Laytown
Skerries RNLI responded to two calls for help, one immediately after the other on Sunday afternoon (24 October) afternoon, responding to three kayakers in difficulty near Portrane and then two sailors in difficulty near Laytown. Shortly after 2pm, Dublin Coast…
File image of Athlone Lock on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that Athlone Lock will be temporarily closed from next Monday 1 November until Wednesday 3 November inclusive to facilitate flood relief works.
The Rolex Middle Sea Race Organisers are recalculating race results for this week's 600-mile race in which the Fastnet Race overall winner looked set for a unique double win and while some competitors are still at sea.  At 1700 CEST…
Carlingford College Combat - This was one of the biggest sporting events run on the water in 2021, and probably the biggest on Carlingford Lough since the fabled Oyster Festival series.
Carlingford Sailing Club, in conjunction with Dublin University Sailing Club, hosted the IUSA Eastern Team Racing Championship on the weekend of 23rd/24th of October, with 24 teams from nine universities, 144 competitors in total fighting it out to see who…
Senator Barry Ward wants to reinstate sailing as a Paralympic sport
A Fine Gael Senator has thrown his support behind the campaign by World Sailing to reinstate sailing as a Paralympic sport in the 2028 Games in Los Angeles. Senator Barry Ward said, “Sailing featured in every Paralympic Games between Sydney…
The winning team at the World Sailing Women's Match Racing World Championship are crowned World Champions
The 2021 Women’s Match Racing World Championship, featuring Olympic and America’s Cup champions, is set to take over Europe’s second-largest artificial harbour - Cherbourg-en-Cotentin in Normandy, France - from tomorrow (Thursday, 28 October). The eight teams of four and five…
Dublin Port - Total port volumes down -3.3% in first nine months, but core Dublin Port business steady with -0.5% change in trailer and container volumes
Dublin Port has today reported trading figures for the nine months to the end of September 2021. Overall port throughput declined over the period from January to September 2021 by -3.3% to 25.9 million gross tonnes compared to the same…
Racing at the 2021 29er European Championship on Lake Garda
After four races sailed in the final gold fleet races at the 29er European Championships in Lake Garda, Royal Irish Yacht Club's Tim Norwood and Nathan Van Steenberge are in seventh place overall.  Royal Cork's James Dwyer Matthews and Ben O'Shaughnessy have dropped…
Kenny Rumball (left) and Barry Hurley were among the crew of the Matt 12 Sailplane in the 2021 Middle Sea Race
Irish sailors on board the Matt 12 Sailplane have taken second in IRC Class four of the Middle Sea Race and a win on ORC.  Based on provisional results for the 21-boat class, the Robert Bottomley skippered 12-metre yacht now…
A file photo of the Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat
Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat crew brought a man to safety after his kayak capsized in choppy waters off Wicklow Head yesterday afternoon (Monday 25 October). The kayaker was spotted by members of the public, who contacted the Coast Guard. The…
The British yacht Sunrise, winner of the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race, sits atop the standings of the Middle Sea Race
1700 CEST 26 October: Tuesday was yet another day of extraordinary tales and adventure. The 42nd Rolex Middle Sea Race continues to live up to its billing as a blockbuster thriller. Overnight the list of finishers had lifted from seven…
Draft Waterways Ireland Climate Action Plan front cover
Waterways Ireland is calling on members of the public to have their say on its new Climate Action Plan, the public consultation for which is now open. This is the cross-border navigation authority’s first climate action plan. Focused on the…
Larne RNLI volunteer fundraisers Esther Dorman, Stephen Craig and Pamela McAuley
Three members of Larne RNLI’s fundraising committee, who between them have volunteered for a combined 70 years, have been awarded with long-service medals recognising their contribution to saving lives at sea in Northern Ireland. Pamela McAuley, Esther Dorman and Stephen…
Commissioners of Irish Lights logo
Irish Lights is currently recruiting for a Navigation Advisory Services Officer on a specified purpose contract for a minimum duration of eight months. It’s described as “an exciting opportunity for an experienced mariner with commercial sea-going and/or shore-based experience”. The…
Yachts prepare to start in a previous combined IRC/ORC Championships
London's Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) is considering staging its own separate IRC World Championships to "preserve the rights of sailors using our rating system" following a rival ORC decision last week to launch its separate championship in 2022.  The international…
RS Aero Southern Championships winner Daragh Sheridan (left) and Greystones Sailing Club Commodore Barry Keogh
The RS Aero Southern Championships were run this weekend out of Greystones Sailing Club. This late-season event attracted 11 Aero entries, who sailed with the RS 200 and RS 400 fleet on a windward / leeward course under the watchful…
The Baltimore RNLI inshore lifeboat
Baltimore RNLI were called out to provide assistance to a windsurfer in difficulty in Baltimore harbour, West Cork yesterday evening (Monday, 25 October). The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their inshore lifeboat at 6.30pm following a request from the Irish Coast…
Royal Cork's James Dwyer Matthews and Ben O'Shaughnessy are lying fourth at the 2021 29er European Championship on Lake Garda
Royal Cork's James Dwyer Matthews and Ben O'Shaughnessy continue to edge closer to the podium at the 29er European Championships in Lake Garda and are now just four points off the overall lead, sharing third place points overall after seven races…
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