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Rodney and Keith Martin's Beneteau 44.7 Lively Lady from the Royal Irish Yach Club
Rodney and Keith Martin's Beneteau 44.7 Lively Lady from the Royal Irish Yach Club was the winner of Saturday's light wind DBSC race on Dublin Bay for Cruisers Zero on both IRC and ECHO handicaps. The top three was a…
Howth's Eve McMahon celebrates with the Irish tricolour coming ashore at Lake Garda having won the Radial Youth Worlds (girls division)
Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon (17) has won the Laser Radial (ILCA 6) Youth World Championships in a stunning performance on Lake Garda this afternoon. As Afloat reported yesterday, the Paris 2024 campaigner has been in a podium position at…
Olympic gold medalists Fintan McCarthy, left, and Paul O'Donovan. Their club, Skibbereen Rowing Club, has benefited for a FLAG grant towards a new safety boat
The home of this week's Olympic Gold medallist scullers, Skibbereen Rowing Club in West Cork, is one of 62 coastal community groups that has received funding today by Fisheries Local Action Groups under the Department’s EMFF Programme. Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue T.D…
Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey have completed 49erFX fleet racing. 15-4-18 means they go into the medal race in fifth, eight points off the podium
It was an up and down day for Charlotte Dobson and Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey to complete 49erFX fleet racing. One time fleet leader, the Scottish-Irish duo excelled in this week's stronger conditions but have had a torrid couple of…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove signed off their Olympic regatta debut in style
Ireland's 49er team, Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove signed off their Olympic regatta in style, winning the final race of the qualifying series, but missing out on medal race qualification by 8 points. Their day started well with a 3rd…
Gun smoke for Estelle as she is greeted back to Dun Laoghaire by a 21 gun salute by Dublin Bay Sailing Club
Photographer Michael Chester documented the arrival home of the first three restored Dublin Bay 21’s Number 3 Estelle, 4 Garavogue and 6 Naneen that sailed from Arklow yesterday (Friday 30th) July arriving at Dun Laoghaire at 17.00 where they were met by…
Eve McMahon now leads by five points from Czech Republic's Alessia Palanti on 28 points
Classic Lake Garda conditions returned for the penultimate day of the 2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds that saw Howth's Eve McMahon back on top of the leaderboard.  Results are tight and the forecast is good for the final day of…
File image of Barnagrow Lake in Co Cavan
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it is investigating a serious fish kill incident at Barnagrow Lake near Shercock in Co Cavan, within the Annalee River and Upper Erne catchment area. Environmental and fisheries officers from the North-Western River Basin District…
Grant Kinsman's Archambault 31 A Plus from the National Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire is racing to Pwllheli
ISORA will stage its first cross-channel race in nearly two years on Saturday morning for a 75-mile offshore race from Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Pwllheli. Despite teething problems with COVID passports, new customs procedures, a clash with deliveries to Calves Week…
The RNLI is sharing some advice and top tips to help people stay safe on the water
This bank holiday weekend, with more people expected to take part in water-based activities, the RNLI is sharing some advice and top tips to help people stay safe on the water, whether travelling to the coast or visiting inland waters.…
Anne-Marie Rindom - confusion
If Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) doesn’t win gold after Sunday’s Medal Race, the mistakes of today will haunt her for the rest of her life. Much lighter wind conditions make for a lot more jeopardy in the Laser Radial. Not only…
Sara Feeney (left) Ellen Glynn on the shores of Galway Bay
The rescue of cousins Sara Feeney (23) and Ellen Glynn (17) after being swept out to sea on paddleboards captured the attention of the country last August. How a balmy summer's evening quickly turned into a nightmare for the cousins'…
Charlotte Dobson and her Dun Laoghaire Harbour crew Saskia Tidey in the hunt for a medal this Saturday
Unstoppable and steadier through high-speed manoeuvres in the stronger winds, Charlotte Dobson and her Dun Laoghaire Harbour crew Saskia Tidey have ruled the waves of Sagami Bay this week for Team GB but light winds on Friday dropped the pair…
The Irish 49er duo of Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are currently sitting in 14th overall after nine races
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove would have done their best to heed the advice of their former coach Tytus Konarzewski  (who brought them to the Under-23 World Championship title success in 2018) and forget about yesterday’s two disqualifications as quickly as…
A strong sail yesterday saw Annalise Murphy finish in first and second place in Races 7 and 8 to leave her at 14th overall, so a big push was still needed today to qualify into the Top 10 today, but with light winds at Enoshima, it was a tough sail for Murphy
A much softer breeze was not kind to Annalise Murphy’s last-ditch hopes of Enoshima medal race participation in the Laser Radial this morning, the biggest sailing class of the Tokyo Olympic Games. The National Yacht Club sailor, who thrilled Irish…
IFI staff member John O’Connor in Co Kerry seizing an illegal fishing net from the River Feale in 2020
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has revealed that over 13km of illegal nets were seized by its protection officers and inspectors around the country last year. Some 250 illegal fishing nets, measuring 13,158 metres in total, were among the 1,287 items…
The 5o5 Class looks forward to holding its 2022 World Championships in Cork from August 3 – 13th 2022
With the news that this October's 5o5 World Championships have been cancelled in Bermuda, extra focus is now on Royal Cork's staging of the event in 2022 when the Five-Os come to Cork Harbour.  Michael Quirk, President of the International…
File image of RNLI chief executive Mark Dowie
In response to media reports on the RNLI’s humanitarian work in the English Channel, chief executive Mark Dowie has spoken of his pride in the efforts of the charity’s lifeboat volunteers. “I could not be prouder of our amazing volunteer…
Skerries RNLI’s inshore lifeboat en route to Rush
Skerries RNLI were tasked by Dublin Coast Guard yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 28 July) following a 999 call from a member of the public reporting paddle boarders in difficulty in Rush Harbour. Shortly before 3pm, the volunteer crew at Skerries RNLI…
The hard decision has been made to withdraw rower Sanita Puspure from the B Final of the Women’s Single, set to occur tomorrow due to her being unwell. Speaking this evening, Puspure said: “Over the past few days, I have…
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