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Clogherhead RNLI Lifeboat
The community of Clogherhead is set to welcome the latest RNLI lifeboat to be based in Ireland, to their town on Sunday 2 June. This Shannon class lifeboat is unique in the RNLI’s fleet as it has been funded by…
Ireland Collaborating With Cyprus On Centre Of Excellence For Marine & Maritime Research
A new joint initiative between Ireland and Cyprus for a Centre of Excellence for Marine and Maritime Research has been awarded a €15 million grant from the European Commission. The funding under Horizon 2020: Widespread’s Coordination and Support Action call…
The overall winner of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Myth of Malham Race was Farr 42 Redshift raced by Ed Fishwick with two Irish crewmen onboard
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Myth of Malham Race, with 138 boats competing, produced a thrilling finish for overall victory. Botin IRC52 Tala took up the early running, but having led for much of the race on corrected time, the…
Paddling Film Festival Returns To Dublin This Week
Returning to Dublin for the second year running, the 14th annual Paddling Film Festival, in association with the RNLI, will drop in on Dublin’s Light House Cinema on Thursday 30 May. Audiences will see exciting whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring…
The paddleboarder was located safe and well and was happy to make his way back to Whitehead harbour. See vid below.
Larne RNLI launched to search for a paddleboarder who was reported overdue from Whitehead yesterday afternoon (Sunday 26 May). Larne RNLI's all-weather and inshore lifeboats launched at 4.55pm following a request from Belfast Coastguard to assist in the search. Donaghadee…
Andrew Craig's Chimaera leads the 14-boat RC35 in Tarbert
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera from the Royal Irish Yacht Club continues her lead in the Scottish Series but a penultimate day challenge for the RC35 title has emerged from Strangford Lough's Hijacker, a former Irish Commodore's Cupper. Irish boats hold…
The Crew of Stouche, winners of the J24 Southerns at TBSC (left to right) Noel McCormack, Michael Lynch, Darragh McCormack, Mark McCormack and Roisin McCormack Foynes YC. Notably the McCormack boys are triplets and Roisin is their cousin
The J24 Southern Championships were held at Tralee Bay Sailing Club over the weekend of 24/25 May. Fifteen boats travelled from all over Ireland for the event including four local boats. Racing was scheduled at 1125 on Saturday but contrary to…
Conor Clancy's Merlin was dismasted in the heavy wind conclusion of the 1720 East Coast Championships. There were two dismastings and two reported as 'bent'
A strong 17-boat 1720 sportsboat fleet bore witness to Anthony O'Leary's dominance of the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted East Coast Championships on Dublin Bay today. In strong and gusty north-westerlies averaging 18 to 20 knots that gusted to over 35, Royal Cork's O'Leary…
In class three, Howth Half Tonner Harmony, (Jonny Swan) continues to lead
After four races sailed at the Scottish Series in Tarbert, Dublin Bay boats continue to lead two of the four IRC classes on Loch Fyne yesterday. In the RC35 class, Irish J109s are in total control. Royal Irish's Andrew Craig on the J109 Chimaera leads a 14-boat class by six points…
Martin Byrne’s Jaguar Sailing Team at the recent European Cup event in Cascais with Brian Matthews & Mark Pettit.
Royal St. George's Neil Hegarty sailing Phantom took the lead in the Dragon East Coasts yesterday in Dun Laoghaire winning both races in difficult sailing conditions. Defending champions Martin Byrne on Jaguar Sailing Team were joint leaders overnight in the…
Lively Lady (Rodney and Keith Martin) from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was second in IRC and ECHO in the DBSC Cruisers Zero class
Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Wow Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Ruth, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Dear Prudence, 2. Prima…
Hundreds of School Children Take Part In 2019 Biodiversity Week Programmes On Ireland’s Waterways
More than 600 primary level students across Ireland and Northern Ireland participated in Biodiversity Week workshops through Waterways Ireland’s education programme. Biodiversity Week is one of seven different education programmes organised free of charge by Waterways Ireland both in the…
The Wright brother's Mata is lying fourth after two races sailed in IRC class three
Dublin Bay boats lead two of the four IRC classes after the opening races of the Scottish Series in excellent sailing conditions at Tarbert on Loch Fyne yesterday. After two races sailed, Royal Irish's Andrew Craig on the J109 Chimaera leads a 14-boat RC35 class…
Finn Lynch working hard on an upwind leg of the Laser European Championships
Going into tomorrow's final day of competition Finn Lynch (23) is now 16th overall at the 2019 Laser Senior Europeans Championships & Open European Trophy in Porto, Portugal. Ten races have been sailed and two discards applied in the 105-boat fleet.…
Aran Islands RNLI lifeboat
Aran Islands RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew spent nine hours at sea last night to help bring a sick fisherman to safety.  The crew were requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat by the Irish Coast Guard at 9.45pm last night (Thursday…
Andrew Hall's J125 Jacknife
Andrew Hall's Pwllheli Sailing Club based J125 Jacknife will start Saturday's 60-mile race six of the ISORA calendar as the overall fleet leader. Originally Scheduled as a Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire race this will now be a Dun Laoghaire to…
Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore, Co Galway
The Marine Institute will welcome King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden to its headquarters in Oranmore today, Friday 24 May. The King and Queen of Sweden will be welcomed by Minister Seán Kyne, Government Chief Whip and Minister…
140 yachts will be competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's 2019 Myth of Malham Race
This UK bank holiday weekend, 140 yachts, with over 900 crew from all over the world, will be competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Myth of Malham Race. A huge variety of yachts will be taking part including; hi-tech…
A sketch of the forthcoming Bord Iascaigh Mhara underwater garden at Bloom
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency, is returning to Bloom next week with a marine garden that highlights the need to protect our marine environment against plastic waste. The concept garden, supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries…
J109s will be part of the Frank Keane BMW ICRA National Championship fleet on Dublin Bay next month
ICRA has announced a sponsor for its forthcoming national championships at the Royal St George Yacht Club running from June 6-9 on Dublin Bay. Frank Keane BMW & Mini will be the title sponsor for the cruiser championships that is on course…
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