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Quantum Racing are crowned Royal Cup champions in Scarlino, Italy
Doug DeVos’ Quantum Racing won the Royal Cup 52 SUPER SERIES Scarlino title in Tuscany, Italy, their third regatta triumph of the five-event 2022 52 SUPER SERIES season. They overturned a one-point deficit to triumph by five clear points ahead…
Barry Cunningham's Cape 31 Blast took the IRC gun in DBSC Cruisers Zero on Dublin Bay
Westerly winds of up to 24 knots made for a thrilling final race of the 2022 AIB DBSC Summer Series on Dublin Bay on Saturday.  In a 1,2,3 for the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Barry Cunningham's Cape 31 Blast took…
A Class One mixed dinghy start at the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club October League in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for a photo gallery
Laser sailor Brendan Dwyer leads the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club October League after two races sailed in the Cork Harbour club's first races of its October League on Saturday. Medium westerlies gave some exciting racing to the combined fleet of…
James Allan
After nearly eight years as chief executive officer of RYA Scotland, James Allan has decided to leave to pursue the next chapter in his career. His last day in the role was Friday 30 September. The regional body for boating…
The David Harte-developed West Cork-built TR 3.6 Class at Schull proved ideal for the National Junior Title
Although it will be Fiachra Geraghty-McDonnell’s name on the main trophy in the Junior Helms Nationals 2022, winning it was a family team effort, as his sister Caoilinn – a proven Optimist star – forsook her own place as of…
The new footbridge is located over the Owenea River
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has opened a new footbridge over the Owenea River near Glenties in Co Donegal. In a welcome boost for angling access on the Owenea fishery, the new steel footbridge was commissioned by IFI to replace the…
First look - Arctic enthusiast and dedicated nutritionist Nick Kats aboard his much-travelled ketch Teddy in Clifden Harbour
When the workmanlike-looking 39ft ketch Teddy returned to her familiar drying quayside berth in the deep shelter of Clifden Harbour in mid-September, it marked the completion of skipper Nick Kats’ tenth voyage to the Arctic, and his third detailed visit…
Event Organiser Colman Grimes and crewman Ross Gingles finishing fifth in Entry #1 in the GP14 Worlds at Skerries
There can have been few things more dispiriting in recent years than being in the key role in organising a major international sporting event in Ireland as it hung in the balance in the face of changing pandemic restrictions. Yet…
Finishing on a high – the Kinsailor bronze-winning crew at the conclusion of the J/24 Euros at Howth with Micheal O Suilleabhain on the right
Micheal O Suilleabhain may well be the name that goes into the records books. But he will be the first to point out that not only was it a team effort, in fact, it was an entire Kinsale Yacht Club…
The final resting place of the SS Mesaba in the Irish Sea, as detected by Bangor University researchers
The ship which sent an iceberg warning to the RMS Titanic, before the ocean liner sank, has been identified lying in the Irish Sea by researchers from Bangor University in Wales. In 1912 the merchant steamship SS Mesaba was crossing…
Vicky Cox and Peter Dunlop of the successful J/109 Mojito with ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan of the National YC
In this its Golden Jubilee Season, the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association lived up to its reputation of the points championship being contested right up to the final race. It was the immaculately-prepared J/109 Mojito (Vicky Cox & Peter Dunlop)…
Another day, another gold….Andy Thompson of East Antrim BC at Drominer after winning crew Gold in the 2022 Fireball Worlds on Lough Derg
Andy Thompson (50), originally of Larne and East Antrim Boat Club, is one of the most successful international dinghy crews in the world. Yet he is equally successful at keeping himself under the radar, as he never has to spread…
Nautilus is a 1,250-ton, 37.5-meter vessel - it can function as a yacht or a submersible, say the Dutch builders
At the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show, the Dutch builder U-Boat Worx will review designs for the 1,250-ton, 37.5-meter Yacht Submarine, the Nautilus. Once it is built, the vessel will be equally at ease functioning as a yacht or a submersible.…
Marie Gleeson has been appointed as External Affairs & Stakeholder Liaison lead for Simply Blue Group’s Western Star project
Simply Blue Group in Cork has announced the appointments of Jeremy Gault as Project Manager for the company’s Emerald and Western Star floating offshore wind projects and Marie Gleeson as External Affairs & Stakeholder Liaison lead for Simply Blue Group’s…
Aoife Hopkins
Howth Yacht Club’s Aoife Hopkins has announced her retirement from Olympic campaigning. The ILCA 6 (Laser Radial) sailor and former U21 European Champion had been readying for the Paris 2024 qualifying campaign, following the disappointment of missing out on Ireland’s…
Belfast Harbour - a grant of €90,000 has been awarded to Cork and Belfast city councils to work together on the project, entitled Cork-Belfast Harbour Cities
Docklands regeneration in Cork and Belfast is one of 25 projects awarded monies under the Shared Island local authority development funding scheme announced by Taoiseach Micheál Martin. A grant of €90,000 has been awarded to Cork and Belfast city councils…
The Royal Yacht Squadron team is gearing up to run the event alongside the Cape 31 Class. With 21 teams on the start line for nine windward-leeward races, it’s shaping up to be an awesome three days
Four travelling Irish boats are lined up for the Cape 31 National Championship, which will kick off on Friday with the largest ever Cape 31 fleet to date! The Royal Yacht Squadron team is gearing up to run the event…
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, has appointed Caroline Bocquel as its interim CEO. Caroline Bocquel currently holds the role of BIM, Director of Corporate Services, having joined the organisation in 2021. She previously held the role of…
Sails up at Loch Tummel Sailing Club in central Scotland for RYA Scotland’s Late Summer Championships 2022
Loch Tummel Sailing Club hosted the RYA Scotland Late Summer Championships aimed at youth and junior pathway classes over the weekend of 24-25 of September. There was close competition in the Optimist, Topper, ILCA, 420, Feva, Techno and iQFOiL classes,…
View of Lough Ree from Coosan Point
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and users on the Shannon Navigation that the Coosan Point jetties on Lough Ree will be closed from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 October for improvement works.
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