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Castletownbere’s all-weather lifeboat Annette Hutton
Castletownbere’s RNLI lifeboat sprang into action to help locate a tourist reported missing on Dursey Island in West Cork yesterday afternoon (Friday 17 May). The lifeboat, under the command of coxswain Dean Hegarty, launched shortly after 2pm after Valentia Coast…
Howth Yacht Club Commodore Joe McPeake (second from left) with David Hoctor of BJ Marine, Joe Gough and Tommy Squires
An Irish BJ Marine sponsored angling team have qualified for the grand final of the Beneteau Barracuda Tour in France today.  As Afloat previously reported here, the team comprising of former Howth Yacht Club Commodore Joe McPeake, Joe Gough and Tommy Squires were…
Research Collaboration Highlighted At European Maritime Day
Chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan is representing the Marine Institute at European Maritime Day 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal this week. Concluding today, Friday 17 May, European Maritime Day is one of the largest marine science and policy meetings of the…
The two Irish Finns competing at the European Championships in Athens
Oisin McClelland and Fionn Lyden are lying 38th and 39th respectively at the 84-boat Finn Europeans in Athens this week but an injury for Lyden means he is unlikely to finish the regatta. The Baltimore sailor, who was a 2017…
Top 20 for Ireland's Star Sailors Peter & Robert O'Leary on Day Two of European Championships
Cork Harbour's Peter and Robert O'Leary - and Ireland's sole entry - are 19th from 90 at the Star Sailors League Grand Slam Breeze and European Championship. Download full results here Robert Scheidt and Henry Boening (BRA) delivered another masterclass on…
Strong Silver Fleet Performance by Annalise Murphy & Katie Tingle in 49erFX Euros
There was consolation of sorts for Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle who posted their best results of the week at the European 49er Championships in Weymouth Bay today. Racing in the 49erFX silver fleet, with lighter, easterly winds of around…
A 100% turnout for the 31.7 fleet but no racing due to lack of wind on Dublin Bay
Despite a terrific turnout of 135 boats this evening (including 100% in the Beneteau 31.7 Class) the wind died on Dublin Bay at 8 pm and all DBSC racing was abandoned.
Locals Andy McCleery and Colin Dougan (PSC) are competing at this weekend's Flying Fifteen Northern Championships at Strangford Sailing Club
The excitement is building for the first regional event of the year with the Flying Fifteen Northern Championships being hosted this weekend by Strangford Sailing Club. It is one of the first events to be held since the rebuilding of…
A salmon smolt
Research from Dr Katie Thomas of the Marine Institute has investigated the mechanisms for growth mark formation in scales of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar Linnaeus) and the cause of variations in scale growth measurements. Dr Thomas recently graduated with her…
Rory Cahill (4) and Evelyn Cahill (6) from Dunboyne, Co Meath with a replica of a Mesolithic fish trap at the launch of Fishy Fun at the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History
Ireland’s fisheries resource is set to come alive at the Natural History Museum this summer at a free event called Fishy Fun. A range of interactive activities suitable for all the family will be part of the special one-day event…
Newly appointed Kinsale RNLI helm Jonathan Connor
Exactly one week after he was passed out as a helm on Kinsale’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Miss Sally Anne Baggy II, 21-year-old Jonathan Connor rescued a swimmer from the sea close to Sandycove Island in Co Cork. Miss Sally Anne…
A Star mast is broken in the first day of competition on Lake Garda
Cork Harbour brothers Peter and Robert O'Leary are lying 13th overall after the opening day of the first ever combined Star Sailors League Breeze Grand Slam and Star European Championships dawned with a change in conditions from the blue skies and…
Joe McPeake, Joe Gough and Tommy Squires were selected as the team to travel to France and compete on the BJ Marine Barracuda 7
The winning angling team from the first Irish Barracuda Tour selections are in France this week competing in the final stages of the spectacular three-day no-kill bass fishing competition, representing the green-isle as BJ Marine Team Ireland. After a very challenging…
Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey of the Royal Irish Yacht Club on the wire in Weymouth
Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey of the Royal Irish Yacht Club sailing with Charlotte Dobson for Team GB finished the qualifying stages of the 49erFX Europeans in second place overall and very much in the frame for Euopean honours this weekend. Lighter…
Team GB's Charlotte Dobson and Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey (pictured centre, GBR 10) lead the fleet into a weather mark with Ireland's Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle (left)
The much hoped for Irish breakthrough into the Gold fleet of the 49er European Championships – that would have been such a boost towards Tokyo 2020 qualification –has failed to materialise for any of the four competing campaigns in Weymouth tonight and they…
Part of the River Newport as seen after OPW flood relief works in December 2018
The Office of Public Works has been accused of showing “disdain” for Ireland’s natural heritage over flood relief works on a waterway in Co Limerick. The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) criticised the clearing last year of some 3km of wild habitat…
The RIYC has opted for a light blue on the inner walls of its Dun Laoghaire frontage and a dark blue for the sash windows, creating a greater sense of depth to the facade
Changes on the Dun Laoghaire waterfront this season include a makeover to one of the most impressive facades in the centre of the harbour.  Few institutions surviving from the 1800s are older than the Royal Irish Yacht Club but this…
 Dave Quinn crossing final finish line to take title. Scroll down the page for prizegiving photos
Last weekend saw the running of the increasingly popular Investwise and CH Marine sponsored Irish Laser Masters National Championships, which took place at Howth Yacht Club, a stunning setting for the event. The event has been running since 1982, where…
Great sailing conditions at Cullaun Sailing Club for the GP14 Munsters
Cullaun Sailing Club, Co Clare, hosted the Irish GP14 fleet for what turned out to be the 1st event of the year following the postponement of the Mullingar event in April. Competitors travelled from the 4 corners of Ireland with…
Alias was the winner of the DBSC Ruffian race
Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Grasshopper 2, 2. Supernova, 3. Papytoo Sportsboat: 1. Sea Jade, 2. Jay-Z, 3. Team INSS Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Carmen, 3. Diane II B211 One Design: 1. Yikes 2. Ventuno 3. Bees Wing B211 Echo:…
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