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Andrew Craig with the overall Scottish Series trophy in Tarbert
Andrew Craig of the Royal Irish Yacht Club’s very clearcut overall win with his J/109 Chimaera in the Scottish Series, incorporating the Scottish IRC Championship 2019, has been a superb demonstration of boat and logistics management, personnel selection, and good…
Industry representatives at a meeting of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) at the National Seafood Centre in Clonakilty, Co Cork
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced that he has approved a new conservation measure that will provide legal protection for v-notched crawfish. The measure received widespread support when the Minister discussed it with…
The key to the Dragon's enduring appeal lies in the careful development of its rig. Its well balanced sail plan makes boat handling easy for lightweights, while a controlled process of development has produced one of the most flexible and controllable rigs of any racing boat
Glandore Harbour's Don Street has entered Dragon IRL15, which at 78 years old is thought to be the oldest Dragon still racing, into the 90th-anniversary celebration regatta for the class in Italy. Street will race against other historic Dragons including ESP1…
Dave Kenefick leads Irish hopes at the Moth Euros in Portugal
After four races sailed on day two at the International Moth Championships in Portugal at Clube de Vela de Lagos Royal Cork Yacht Club's Dave Kenefick is top of three Irish sailors competing in the 47-boat fleet in eighth place overall. The…
Wild Oats XI approaching the finish to take line honours in the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Yacht Race
A mix of newcomers and race-winning veterans headline a 75-strong list already entered in the 75th editor of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race which sets sail less than seven months from now, on Thursday 26 December. The Cayman Islands-registered…
Keith Poole's Flying Fifteen 'The Gruffalo' from the National Yacht Club was the winner of tonight's DBSC race
There was a bumper DBSC turnout of 134 boats for tonight's Thursday night racing. The fleet enjoyed a fine SW to W F3-4 breeze on Dublin Bay. DBSC Results for 30/05/2019 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill, 2. Wow, 3. YoYo Cruiser…
Team Racing is Ireland's fastest growing form of sailing and is fun, inclusive and competitive for all levels of sailing
The Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is running week-long youth team racing clinics writes Greg Arrowsmith. The clinics, starting on the 10th of June and also on the 1st of July are open to everyone, RStGYC members…
Two Irish solo racers in the Figaro - Tom Dolan of County Meath and Joan Mulloy of County Mayo are taking on the might and depth of the French Figaro race
Rather than any accumulated local knowledge it will be the strong, primal lure of returning to the homeland, Ireland, which might yield any additional speed advantage to Joan Mulloy and Tom Dolan when the two Irish solo racers compete on…
Greencastle cliff team members assist the stranded climber
Greencastle, Co Donegal’s Irish Coast Guard team were tasked by the IRCG emergency operations centre at Malin to a rock climber who got into difficulty at Hell’s Hole on Malin Head on Tuesday evening (28 May) The climber was trapped…
RS200 sailing on Strangford Lough
Strangford Lough is often accurately described as a ‘hidden gem’ writes John McKelvie. While only 30 minutes from Belfast, as you pass the rolling fields and gastropubs of Killinchy, you really aren’t sure what to expect - until you see…
BIM garden designer Oliver Shurmann in his award winning rock pool garden at Bloom
A marine garden containing almost 30,000 cubic litres of Atlantic seawater and brimming with sea life from different types of seaweeds to fish species native to Irish waters has been named the overall winner in the concept garden category at…
Fibre Optic Cable Laying In The Irish Sea This Weekend
Marine Notice No 13 of 2019 advises that a pre-lay grapnel run and route clearance operations will be conducted in Irish waters for three days from tomorrow, Friday 31 May, to Sunday 2 June as part of installation of the…
The Figaro fleet in the French port of Nantes this week. The 50th anniversary starts on Sunday and arrives in Kinsale, County Cork on June 6th
Preparations continue in Kinsale, County Cork to welcome the 50th Figaro Race race when the solo race returns to Ireland on June 6th. As added interest for Irish race followers, the huge entry for this 50th-anniversary edition of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro…
MGM Boats are hosting a new and used boat show in the Coal Harbour in Dun Laoghaire from June 7-9
Leading Irish yacht broker MGM Boats will stage a New and Used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire Harbour from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June. At least 13 new models are going on display including a recently arrived Sun Odyssey 349 yacht…
Garden designer Oliver Shurmann in the BIM rock pool garden at Bloom
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency, today (May 29th) unveiled the first ever underwater garden to appear at Bloom. The marine garden, Aquamarine, supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, is brimming with sea life from different…
RS 400 winners Barry McCartin (left) and Andrew Penney
The second RS event of season kicked off in 2019 at Strangford Lough YC in Co. Down to host the RS200 Eurocup over four days and RS200/400 Northern championships racing over the weekend. In the 200s this attracted numerous British visitors…
Donaghdee RNLI Lifeboat
Three RNLI lifeboats were launched last night (Tuesday 28 May) at the request of Belfast Coastguard after reports that a fishing vessel with five people onboard was rapidly taking on water and in need of assistance off the Isle of…
Ruth Osborne from Newquay recounts her float to stay alive tale in the video below
Annual coastal fatality figures released today in the UK by the RNLI lifesaving charity reveal that, of the 128 people who lost their lives at the UK coast in 2018, ninety per cent were male. Although coastal deaths were higher…
Dr Tara Shine, Environmental Scientist and Climate Change activist with Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mick Finn ahead of the Our Ocean Wealth Summit which takes place at City Hall Cork on 9 & 10 June.  Government representatives and  ambassadors from more than 30 island nations around the world will convene at the Summit in Cork to discuss the impact of climate change on islands and our oceans
More than 30 Heads of State and Ministers, UN Representatives and Ambassadors from island nations around the globe will convene in Cork Harbour for this year’s Our Ocean Wealth Summit to discuss the impact of climate change on island nations.…
Dublin Port Cruise Ship Evidence Before Oireachtas Committee Today at 1.30pm
The All-Ireland Cruise Ship Action Group will be appearing before the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport today at 1.30pm. The Group says it will be giving evidence on the impact the Dublin Port Company’s ban on cruise ships will…
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