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Canoe polo at the second Watersports Inclusion Games in Galway last year
The third Watersports Inclusion Games will take place in Kinsale this August. Building on the success of Dublin in 2017 and Galway in 2018, Kinsale Yacht Club will host the biggest showcase yet of inclusive watersports activity on Saturday 24…
Viking Marine Going Green For St Patrick’s Weekend With New Ecoworks Range
It’s St Patrick’s Day weekend and Viking Marine is going green! Check out Viking Marine’s new green Ecoworks range of cleaning products just in time for getting your boat ready for the new season. These environmentally safe cleaning products come…
Mike McIntryre
A stellar RS Elite entry for Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta includes Olympic medallists, World and National champions competing for the 2019 UK National Championship – held for the first time as part of a larger event and outside of the…
European Boating Association In Advisory For EU Boats In UK Waters In Event Of No-Deal Brexit
#Brexit - The European Boating Association (EBA) has urged its members to beware of the possible financial implications of having an EU boat in UK waters in the event of a no-deal Brexit. In a circular to members, EBA general…
RYANI Launches ‘Women On Water’ Programme For 2019
Marking International Women’s Day last Friday (8 March), RYANI launched its popular Women on Water programme for 2019. The initiative, which sees women of all abilities take to the water, is being run in conjunction with a number of sailing…
Crosshaven RNLI's inshore lifeboat John and Janet
#Lifeboats - Crosshaven RNLI launched to the aid of an injured fisherman off Graball Bay yesterday morning (Thursday 14 March). The volunteer crew of the Crosshaven inshore lifeboat, John and Janet, were paged at 10.27am to assist a 10m fishing…
Launching the Waterways For Health programme
Waterways Ireland has announced the launch of a walking programme along canal and river routes across Kildare, Carlow and Laois. The aim of the Waterways For Health programme — in conjunction with Get Ireland Walking, and Local Sports Partnerships from…
The Barracuda 8 is one of the more recent additions to Beneteau’s sports fishing boat range
Beneteau has been cultivating a community of sea angling enthusiasts around its Barracuda range — and international dealers will be sending their top bass fishermen to Brittany this coming May for the return of the Barracuda Tour. With Le Crouesty…
Bantry will host the meeting of FLAGs from across Europe from 2-14 April
Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) from across Europe will be meeting in Bantry next month to discuss “smart” ways to tackle coastal challenges. The Smart Coastal Areas seminar, hosted by FLAG South and Bord Iascaigh Mhara at the Westlodge Hotel…
Optimists in action at the 2015 Crosbie Cup in Dunmore East
#Optimist - Waterford Harbour Sailing Club will host the IODAI Optimist Munster Championships 2019 in Dunmore East on the weekend of 20-21 July. Regatta, Junior and Senior fleets will race in the event which is open to all boats of…
Left to right: Voluntary crew Dinny Kiely, David O' Leary, Chris O'Donovan, Edwin O'Sullivan and Kieran Coniry
The Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery (CCMPSAR) voluntary group recently took ownership of a second boat. The 5.8m RIB will be based at the Port of Cork City Marina and is fitted with side scan sonar, which will…
Paul Heys (pictured centre with sheet)
On behalf of the team at Key Yachting, we would like to say a huge thank you, for the astounding number of cards and messages we have received since we told you the news of Paul's passing writes Emma Dunn.…
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School is looking for boat owners who might consider working in partnership
Since beginning to teach the yachting courses in 2015 the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School has been inundated with requests to charter their vessels. At first this was met by using the downtime of the school’s two training vessels,…
 "The more help we can get, the better," says Rob Cotterill, campaigning the J/109 Mojo Risin' again at the RORC Easter Challenge
You can pay for new sails. You can pay for keel fairing and a good bottom job. You can pay a specialist to try and optimise your IRC rating. Any of the above will help you to get around the…
The new chart showing the 2019 DBSC Mark locations including the optional positions for Harbour and Zebra marks close to the new anchorage for cruise liners off Dun Laoghaire's Harbour Mouth
A Dublin Bay risk assessment carried out by Dublin Port Company has led to the removal of some of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) yacht racing marks and the upgrading of others. Some courses in next month's busy DBSC summer…
ICRA Event Chairman Ian Simington (left) with Ronan Adams, David Bolger, Brendan Foley, Derek Ryan and Gina Luizzi
With four days to go on discounted early entries to the ICRA National Championships, a strong fleet representing fifteen clubs and all four provinces have already entered the June Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club on Dublin Bay.…
Tom Dolan and Damian Foxall will race the new Figaro Beneteau 3
Tom Dolan will form an all-Irish partnership with the vastly experienced Damian Foxall for the first race for the new Figaro Beneteau 3, the Sardinha Cup which starts on March 27th. After last year’s promising first season in the Figaro…
RNLI volunteers Jonathan Connor and Michael P Sullivan check up on Paddy after his dramatic rescue on 17 February
Kinsale’s RNLI lifeboat volunteers have a very special guest joining them in the town’s St. Patrick’s Day parade this Sunday 17 March. Paddy the horse, rescued by the RNLI crew in dramatic circumstances on Sunday 17 February, will lead the…
Lough Derg RNLI's new Atlantic 85
A new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat has officially gone on service at Lough Derg RNLI. The volunteer crew at Lough Derg have had intensive training over recent months in preparation for the new lifeboat Jean Spier to be officially declared…
UCD winners - The team consisted of helms Jack Higgins, Patrick Cahill, Daniel Raymond and crews Alanna Lyttle, Lucy McCutcheon and Katie Cassidy
UCD Sailing Club has won Irish University Sailing Association (IUSA) team racing Inter-Varsities 2019. They beat Trinity Sailing in a nail-biting semi-final and moved to face UCC in the final. After two extremely competitive races, UCD came out on top,…
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