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RIP To Howth Yacht Club Stalwart John Leonard
Howth Yacht Club has paid tribute to long-time member John Leonard, who died last week. Leonard sailed at HYC from the early 1980s to 2010, competing for two decades in the Cruiser III class with his Beneteau First 2, Birgitz,…
Gwilli Two (Dermot Clarke & Patrick Maguire, RSGYC) was the winner of both the DBSC Sigma 33 and Cruiser II IRC Divisions of today's race on Dublin Bay
110 boats competed to today in DBSC's Saturday race. Top three results in all classes below: Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1=. Chimaera, 1=.…
Ballyglass Lifeboat Rescues Two Anglers After Boat Runs Adrift In Broadhaven Bay
Ballyglass RNLI rescued two fishermen whose boat got into difficulty and ran adrift in Broadhaven Bay on Thursday afternoon (20 June). The station’s all-weather volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch and locate the sea anglers drifting into danger in…
Boating on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
Waterways Ireland has issued Marine Notices related to a number of events taking place on Ireland’s inland waterways this weekend. On the Royal Canal, a Junior Canoe Polo Competition will take place at Kilcock Harbour from 10am to 6pm tomorrow,…
Lough Ree lifeboat volunteers approaching a motor cruiser run around earlier this week
Lough Ree RNLI volunteers diverted from a training exercise yesterday evening (Thursday 20 June) on two separate callouts. While carrying out their regular monthly training on board the inshore lifeboat The Eric Rowse, the RNLI crew were requested by the Irish…
The Yankee Clipper flew across the Atlantic on a route from Southampton to Port Washington, New York with intermediate stops at Foynes, Ireland, Botwood, Newfoundland, and Shediac, New Brunswick. The inaugural trip occurred on June 24, 1939.
The Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum on the Shannon Estuary is gearing up to mark yet another milestone, the 30th anniversary of the opening of the museum itself. On July 8, 1989, the late Hollywood star, Maureen O’Hara Blair…
The Star Pride Cruise Liner alongside berth Number Two in Dun Laoghaire Harbour with the Dublin Port Pilot Boat 'Liffey' off her starboard bow
Yachts competing in tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) racing have been asked to avoid the Cruise Ship 'Star Pride' manoeuvring around number 2 berth and leaving the harbour at 6 pm tonight before Dublin Bay racing. In a communication to…
Tom Dolan speaks to reporters at the end of stage three
Ireland's Tom Dolan (Smurfit Kappa) achieved his best result of this, his second La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, as he took a provisional eighth place, just ten seconds ahead of British rival Will Harris (Hive Energy) in ninth when he…
Robert O'Leary (left, bow number 61) competing at the Star World Championship in Italy
Australian Torvar Mirsky and Cork Harbour's Robert O'Leary are up to sixth overall at this week's Italian-based Star World Championships after three races sailed in Porto Cervo. The pair sailing the Irish Star Dafne now count a 16, 8, and 10 and are two points off…
Pictured (L- R) is James Eyre, commercial director of Titanic Quarter Ltd,  Councillor Peter McReynolds, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Kerrie Sweeney, chief executive of Titanic Foundation and Mark O’Donnell from the Department for Communities
Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Peter McReynolds, has attended an event today to welcome the Belfast Buoys to their new home in Titanic Quarter, where they will remain on permanent display. The buoys were given to Belfast City Council…
Conor Fogerty's new foiling Figaro 3 'Raw' at the start of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
Conor Fogerty's new Figaro 3 keelboat 'Raw' will be the only foiling keelboat racing at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta next month in the former Sailor of the Year's lead up to August's Fastnet Race. After that, the new vessel stars at the…
Ross Nolan (left) and Gordon Patterson (right) receive their Championship prize from Howth Yacht Club Commodore Ian Byrne
Howth Yacht Club hosted nineteen boats for the Squib Eastern Championships sponsored by Provident CRM last weekend writes Ronan MacDonell, HYC Squib Class Captain. The event was run alongside the J24 Easterns which made for a busy clubhouse. While the weather…
Jibe presented with Eastern Championship trophy by Ian Byrne, Commodore Howth Yacht Club  (from left to right : Brian McDowell J/24 Association President, Fergus Kelliher, Ian Byrne Commodore HYC, Brendan Culloty, Michael McCormack, Timothy Kelliher, Mark Mulrooney)
The J/24 Eastern Championships took place last weekend at Howth Yacht Club writes Elaine O'Mahoney. The two-day event was run in conjunction with the Squib Easterns which made for a very busy lifting schedule for the cranes at HYC with thirty-five boats…
Royal Irish yacht D Tox (McSwiney, O’Rafferty, McStay & Sherry) competed in Tuesday's DBSC Combined Cruisers race
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Grasshopper 2, 2. Papytoo, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers: 1. Jalapeno, 2. D-Tox Sportsboat: 1. Sea Jade, 2. George 3, 3. Jay-Z Ruffian: 1. Bandit, 2. Carmen, 3. Icicle B211 One Design: 1. Billy…
High speed sailing in an SB20 on Dublin Bay with Ger Dempsey on the tiller
Saturday's planned SB20 Sprint Series on Dublin Bay has been cancelled.  The aim of the innovative sportsboat series was to run "lots of races back to back"  but Class President Colin Galavan said he had no option but to "cancel running…
Part of this year's D2D fleet assembled at the National Yacht Club prior to the race
Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race Chairman Adam Winkelmann has named the date for the next edition of the biennial offshore race as Wednesday 9th, June 2021. The 2021 280-mile race will start, as usual, from the National Yacht Club and Winkelmann says the race…
The Star Worlds are being held in Porto Cervo
Australian World Match Racing Tour skipper Torvar Mirsky who has teamed up with Cork Harbour's Robert O'Leary to race the sole Irish Star keelboat at this week's Italian-based World Championships is lying tenth overall after two races in Porto Cervo. Uncertain…
The 30ft yacht experienced difficulty in heavy fog off the Beara peninsula
Lifeboat crew at Castletownbere RNLI were launched this afternoon at 14.30 to assist a 30ft yacht which experienced difficulty in heavy fog off the Beara peninsula in West Cork. The alarm was raised when a lone yachtsman experienced difficulty in…
RORC's Morgan Cup starts on Friday 21 June at 7pm
 The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the Morgan Cup. The seventh offshore race of the series will start on Friday 21 June at 7 pm from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line. Bound for Dieppe…
David Holmes, the new Chief Executive Officer at Warrenpoint Port
Warrenpoint Port has appointed David Holmes as its new Chief Executive Officer. David joins the harbour, the second largest in Northern Ireland, from Irwin’s Bakery where he has been Operations Director for the past six years. Previously, David has held…
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