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The George Arthur Newsom Cup, for the most successful Yacht in one-design classes was presented to Flying Fifteen duo David Gorman (second from left) and Chris Doorly (left) by DBSC Commodore Jonathan Nicholson and Vice Commodore Ann Kirwan. Scroll down for photo gallery
Last Friday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) prizegiving was a gala affair at the Royal St.George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for the country's biggest yacht racing club.  As well as six premier awards for best performances, DBSC Commodore Jonathan Nicholson congratulated over…
Royal St George Commodore Peter Bowring (pictured centre) with Baltimore SC champions comprising Mark Hassett with Adam Hyland, Fionn Lyden with Amy Harrington and Johnny Durcan with Trudy O’Hara
The Royal St George Yacht Club hosted 16 teams at the 71st National Team Racing Championships last weekend in Dun Laoghaire. Near perfect team racing conditions of 8-12 knots breeze allowed a full round-robin competition of 120 races to be…
The challenge is being undertaken with the aim of showcasing the River Liffey as one of Dublin’s best amenities while raising funds for the RNLI
All In A Row 2019 comes to the capital’s River Liffey on Saturday week, 30 November, challenging teams rowing 40 skiffs, kayaks, canoes and currachs to exceed a 1,000 km target in eight hours. The organisers are hoping to exceed…
The 65-boat Dublin Bay Sailing Club Turkey Shoot fleet head south across Scotsman's Bay to Dalkey Island in race three of the seven race series
Royal Irish J109 White Mischief has regained the overall lead of the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay even after a lowly 21st place scored in the third race last Sunday morning. The Tim and Richard Goodbody skippered leader now…
Howth Lifeboat Station
Howth RNLI is hosting a special Lifeboat Supporters’ Evening tonight, Tuesday 19 November, from 7.30pm at Howth Yacht Club. Those attending will learn the latest news and updates from the Howth lifesaving volunteers, as well as see video of their…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove of Howth are one of two Irish teams competing for an Olympic berth in Auckland next month
Irish sailing fans can look forward to seeing two Irish teams bid for an Olympic berth at the 49er World Championships live in New Zealand next month thanks to new streaming technology announced by the international class association. As Afloat…
Master Mariner Paddy Boyd says the County Council needs to show more commitment to its Large Scale Sports Infrastructure fund application to fund a National Watersports Campus
A leading maritime figure at Ireland's biggest boating centre on Dublin Bay has called on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to plan for the appropriate development of the harbour as a maritime leisure centre. Expert advice on strategic advice and…
Northern Ireland youth sailors selected for the Laser Youth Performance Programme
RYANI has selected a group of young sailors to join its Youth Performance Programmes. The sailors, aged from 12 to 17, will be supported along their sailing journey, in preparation for national and international competition. RYANI Performance Manager James Farrell…
Portsmouth Harbour
Portsmouth Harbour Marine and Portsmouth City Council are in discussions with MaxComm Communication with the aim of hosting an international sailing and yacht racing conference in Portsmouth in November 2020. The annual Yacht Racing Forum draws a rich pool of…
Ariel and Merida at Exploris Aquarium before their release back into the wild at the weekend
Two juvenile seals named Ariel and Merida after the Disney princesses are part of a novel marine research project using the latest technology to record and understand harbour seals’ behaviour. In a first for Northern Ireland, the Exploris Aquarium in…
Topper racing in perfect but cold conditions at Ballyholme
A brisk northerly breeze met the Topper sailors on Saturday afternoon for a cold day of sailing in what was otherwise perfect sailing weather for the fourth week of the Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover Ballyholme Yacht Club Junior Icebreaker…
File image of Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat put to sea at 1.20pm on Saturday afternoon (16 November) after being tasked to assist a whelk fishing vessel in difficulties. The lifeboat, under the command of coxswain Nick Keogh and a volunteer crew, was alongside…
DMYC Frostbite mug winner Louise McKenna with club Commodore Frank Guilfoyle
For the third weekend of the DMYC Frostbites series, an early call was made that the fleet would race outside the harbour. The move was warmly welcomed by competitors as the wind inside the harbour was quite fragmented. Outside the…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the southern shore of Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s former chief executive Gerry Dunne received a redundancy payment of €670,000 from the local authority that now owns the harbour, it’s been reported. According to East Coast FM, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown county councillors were told at a 2020…
Flags of the nations, including Ireland, at today's opening ARC ceremony in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
With the majority of boats now docked in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and crews busy making preparations for their 2,700 nm Atlantic ahead of start of the ARC next Sunday - 24th November - it was time to mark…
Save On Zhik With CH Marine’s Black November Sale
CH Marine’s Black November sale is now on, with exceptional discounts on up to 100 Zhik brand items. Save up to 50% on the price of unisex dinghy smocks, men’s and women’s fleeces and Aroshell jackets, deck boots, dry bags…
The Topper fleet at the 30th RYANI Youth Championships this September
A group of young people have joined together to have their say on sailing and boating in Northern Ireland. The RYANI Youth Forum group, which is being piloted for one year, has been formed as part of an initiative to…
Laochra na Mara is launched in the Azores
The Marine Institute’s marine glider has been deployed in the North Atlantic as part of a deep ocean marine science research project. Laochra na Mara can reach depths of 1,000m and collects oceanographic data on conductivity, temperature, depth, fluorescence, turbidity…
Bundoran RNLI
Bundoran RNLI volunteers launched their inshore lifeboat this afternoon after a concerned crew member spotted an upturned kayak just off the shore at Nuns Pool. Crew member Fergal Muller was at the cliffs on Bundoran’s West End when he raised…
The RV Celtic Voyager hosts the Floating University from 19-25 February 2020
The EurofleetsPlus project is calling for applications from early-stage researchers of marine-related sciences to take part in a ‘Floating University’ on the RV Celtic Voyager next spring. Applications are open until next Friday 22 November for the scheme co-ordinated in…
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