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Charlie Dalin is back in the lead with 2596.42 nm to the finish
The Vendée Globe remains wide open. A leading group of nine skippers form the vanguard with a slight advantage for two skippers, Charlie Dalin and Louis Burton. The skipper of Bureau Vallée 2 continues his more westerly route and all…
Green Dragon crossed the Atlantic in a time of 9 days, 18 hours, 53 mins and 40 secs
Johannes Schwarz’s Volvo 70 Green Dragon crossed the finish line of the 7th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race at 04:53 UTC in an elapsed time of 9 days, 18 hours, 53 mins and 40 secs. Green Dragon wins the…
Diver Rory Golden will be returning to visit the  wreck of the Titanic this summer
Dublin Bay diver Rory Golden will join the 2021 Titanic Survey Expedition starting in May going back to the wreck after a gap of 16 years, and taking part in a “sea bed” breaking scientific expedition. Golden has over 44…
EBI and ICOMIA have a high overlap in their European membership
European Boating Industry (EBI) and ICOMIA have entered a new partnership with mutual benefits for both EBI and ICOMIA members and an increased focus on the further development of nautical tourism. European Boating Industry (EBI) represents the European recreational boating…
Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée 2) has been in first twice, and one of those times was on start day after he jumped the start gun!
After more than 25,000 miles of racing this Vendée Globe hangs in the balance. Who will win? At the head of the fleet now Charlie Dalin (Apivia) has been in first place 178 times since November 8th when the race…
File image of Portora Lock outside Enniskillen
Waterways Ireland advises that Portora Lock on the Erne System near Enniskillen will be closed to boat traffic on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 January to accommodate essential maintenance works to the lock gates. Masters of vessels on this inland…
Howth RNLI tow home a fishing boat with mechanical problems
Howth RNLI launched the all-weather lifeboat to rescue a 21-foot fishing boat with two people onboard after it suffered mechanical failure just off Rush Co. Dublin The RNLI pagers sounded at 2.52 pm on Monday 18th January to reports of…
The new seventh generation First 27, a family day sailor from Beneteau
Beneteau has launched the seventh generation of its First range small sailing cruisers and dayboats under the strapline: "Big boats bring the glory, but small boats make the sailors". The First 24 and 27 are exciting sports cruisers, while First…
German skipper Christian Zugel is bringing 'Tschuss' to Dun Laoghaire Regatta in July
A second UK-based Ker 40 will race in July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta's Offshore class adding extra spice to Ireland's biggest IRC regatta of the year. Today's entry of US-based German skipper Christian Zugel's 'Tschuss' sailing under the burgee of…
Patriot capsized after day three of the Prada Cup in Auckland
After racing into a squall, crashing, capsizing, incurring significant damage and coming close to sinking, American Magic's AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, made it back to shore at 10:45 PM NZDT after a herculean effort to save the boat. The arrival…
GP14 racing on Dublin Bay at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2019
This Wednesday's GP14 AGM will hear an update on the rearranged World Championships for Skerries, North Dublin in 2022.  After a 2020 season that was severely affected by COVID-19, (that included the cancellation of the 100-boat Skerries Worlds) the dinghy class…
First placed Charlie Dalin in deck on Apivia
The Doldrums did not give up the Vendée Globe leaders as easily as was initially predicted but first placed Charlie Dalin (Apivia) appears to have skirted round the worst of a dynamic cloud system and emerged this afternoon with his…
Dun Laoghaire Laser sailors racing inside the town's harbour in 2020
2020 was a record season for the Dublin Bay Laser Class, and by all accounts, they’re expecting an even bigger season in 2021. While continuous sailing has been difficult for all fleets since the start of the pandemic, the single-handed…
Skerries RNLI approaching the razor fishing vessel in the dark
Skerries RNLI carried out their first rescue of the new year in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 16 January), towing a razor fishing boat with two men on board to safety. Shortly before midnight on Friday, Dublin Coast…
 Sanita Pušpure is Cork Person of the Year
Double World and European rowing champion Sanita Pušpure has won the latest Cork Person of the Year award. Sanita, 39, who was born in Latvia but now lives in Ballincollig, is considered a favourite to take a gold medal in…
NYYC American Magic's AC75 'Patriot''s dramatic capsize
The America's Cup is living up to its high drama billing in Auckland at the PRADA Cup, with all the support teams now battling to save NYYC American Magic's AC75 'Patriot' after a spectacular capsize. Local reports from the race…
Flying Fifteen sailing on Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire's buoyant Flying Fifteen class is getting behind the new format Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2021 One Design event scheduled for July With two boats already entered five months before the event, Class Captain Neil Colin of the DMYC is…
Youghal RNLI get ready to launch
The volunteer crew of Youghal RNLI were tasked this evening (16 January 2021) to reports of people seen on the rocks near Easter point, while conducting the search they were tasked to reports of kayakers in trouble near Capel Island.…
Louis Burton - could he lead the Vendee Globe fleet across the Equator?
(Day 70, Leaders just past Fernando de Noronha) ‘Considering the speed that phenomena evolve in the Doldrums a little luck is always needed’ - Vendée Globe meteo adviser Christian Dumard annexes his prediction for the Vendée leaders’ passage of the…
The British challenger INEOS TEAM UK again surprised many by winning their third race in a row
A tricky and yet revealing day for the Challengers competing in the America's Cup PRADA Cup Round Robins due the to the tricky light wind conditions that frequently forced the AC75’s off their foils. A positive day for the Challenger…
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