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The fastest sculler, Andrew Sheehan, from the Shanty Sprints at the weekend
As part of the COVID-19 Back to Rowing protocol, the Cork rowing clubs, Shandon Boat Club, Lee Rowing Club and Cork Boat Club, have organised the Shanty Sprints, a series of events for single scullers. The initial race is a…
Women At The Helm Regatta Confirmed For End Of August
The National Yacht Club has confirmed that its planned hosting of the Irish Sailing Women at the Helm National Regatta will go ahead as scheduled on 29-30 August. Organisers are planning for a safe social and sailing environment and working…
The Baltimore Ferry to Sherkin Island in West Cork
Coastal Communities are the focus this week on the Marine Institute’s Oceans of Learning series. The Marine Institute and partners are celebrating our world’s shared ocean and our connection to the sea in a 10-week series, sharing news and offering…
File image of Portrush RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Both Portrush RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch by HM Coastguard yesterday afternoon (Saturday 20 June) to reports of person on an inflatable paddleboard in difficulty in the sea just off Portstewart on Northern Ireland’s North Coast. The inshore lifeboat…
Tom Higgins has received a prestigious Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarship from UCD
Irish Sailing has congratulated its Academy athlete Tom Higgins, who has received one of the prestigious Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarships from UCD. Nearly 400 school-leavers applied for the 15 Ad Astra Scholarship programme places. The programme looks for “exceptional,…
File image of Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat off Roches Point
Courtmacsherry RNLI’s lifeboat volunteers were called out at 3.50pm yesterday afternoon (Saturday 20 June) to go to the aid of a lone windsurfer who had got into difficulty just offshore of Harbour View in Courtmacsherry Bay. The alarm was raised…
Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat takes on severe conditions
Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat assisted two people on a 21ft motorboat suffering engine failure in severe weather conditions. At 5.02 pm today, June 20, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI to go to the assistance of two people on…
 Jimmy Furey quietly in action in his remote workshop in County Roscommon on the west shore of Lough Ree
Jimmy Furey, who has died at the age of 94 was very probably the finest boatbuilder of his generation. He was also a man strong-willed enough to do what very few of others ever do and live life totally on…
Brendan Griffin is Minister of State with responsibility for tourism and sport
A funding package of up €70 million has been approved by Government to support the sport sector emerging from the coronavirus shutdown. This funding package will support the sport sector through: funding of up to €40 million for the three…
Sea swimmers should be mindful of rip currents, which are especially strong during a new moon
Water Safety Ireland is warning that the risk of drownings will be higher this weekend due to the higher tides that will be caused by a new moon on Sunday, June 21st. It is appealing to the public to wear…
File image of Lough Keel in Co Donegal
RTÉ News reports that the bodies of a father and son have been recovered from Lough Keel in Co Donegal. A major search and rescue operation was launched yesterday afternoon (Thursday 18 June) after a report that two people were…
Open to COVID-19 compliant crews following Government regulations in both the Two Handed and Family/household classes the RORC Race the Wight takes place on Saturday 1st August
A race around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 1st August will see the return to competitive racing at the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) - the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The race will replace the…
Laser sailing at Mayo Sailing Club
Mayo Sailing Club is opening its popular junior sailing camps from June 29th for “Improvers” level and above only, following guidance by Irish Sailing. The focus this year att MSC is on fun sailing so children will be out on…
Round Ireland regular Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 returns for the 2020 race from Wicklow on August 22nd
Yet Another British-based Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 has entered August's SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race bringing to five the number of the hard chined pocket-rockets entered for Ireland's biennial 700-mile offshore race. Gavin Howe's Tigris latest entry – the 44th boat…
Ireland's Kenny Rumball (left) and Tom Dolan will compete at next's week's French offshore Solo Maitre Coq race
Ireland will have two solo entries in next week's Solo Maitre Coq offshore race for the first time which starts and finishes in Les Sables d’Olonne. Tom Dolan of County Meath and Kenny Rumball of Dun Laoghaire Harbour will go head…
Boats at Quoile Yacht Club in Downpatrick, Co Down last summer
RYA Northern Ireland has released guidance for boaters after a Sport Northern Ireland update confirmed that outdoor activity has moved into Step 2 out of coronavirus lockdown. However, this is limited to outdoors only and indoor activity/advice remains as it…
The 180-berth full-service marina on the coast of North Wales will receive a complete refresh of its marina hardware as part of a major upgrade project
County Offaly firm Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) has been appointed by The Marine and Property Group Ltd as part of a major project to modernise its Port Dinorwic Marina. The busy marine firm that hails from Banagher in…
The Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare
In Ireland, 1.9 million people live within 5km of the coast and many communities along the Irish coast depend on industries such as tourism, fishing and aquaculture. Furthermore, there is now mounting evidence that the ocean plays a key role…
ISORA Publishes Offshore Racing 'Reboot' Protocol & New 2020 Calendar
ISORA has made good on its promise to publish its 'Back to Boating' Protocol this week (downloadable below), the offshore racing body is eager to get back racing at the earliest possible opportunity on the Irish Sea. The first race…
DBSC Laser dinghy racing moves inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour this season
As was announced today, the Dublin Bay Sailing Club has taken the extraordinary decision to shift dinghy racing to inside Dun Laoghaire harbour DBSC writes Laser Class Captain Gavan Murphy. However, these are extraordinary times we live in and require…
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