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1,900 exhibitors from 71 different countries, including Ireland, cover the entire water sports world at Boot starting on Saturday
When the first Boot Dusseldorf of the forthcoming decade starts on Saturday it will witness a big following from Ireland with both marine industry and an increasingly engaged boating community recognising the value and convenience of Europe's largest boat show on…
IDEC Sport - Arriving in Hong Kong
Francis Joyon will begin the final Act of the IDEC SPORT ASIAN TOUR at around 0900hrs UTC on Saturday morning with an attempt at the Tea Route record. On this legendary route between Hong Kong and London, the reference time…
Dufour 530 To Be Unveiled at BootDüsseldorf This Saturday
The Dufour 530 will be unveiled at Boot Düsseldorf this Saturday 18th January, at the opening of the show. Designed by the Italian architect Umberto Felci, the Dufour 530 is available in three versions and three new models. Hugh Mockler…
A birds eye view of EABC in Larne
As the final days of voting for the UK's Sailing Club of the Year draw near, and as Northern Ireland's East Antrim Boat Club is for sure the minnow in the competition the Larne club is looking for every single vote available…
The Shanahan Team Racing Cup will be raced in Topaz dinghies
Representatives from clubs, schools and centres have been working tirelessly throughout the winter to develop a calendar of events for Team Racing throughout Ireland. The first schools’ event is to be held on 12th February where teams from around the…
At Dusseldorf the Rodman Spirit 31 Hard Top outboard will be on display
This is the first time in some years that Rodman have been to Boot Dusseldorf, and now is a great time for them to make a comeback as the show is anticipated to be bigger than ever. Their stand, B19…
The new Fountaine Pajot 59 sailing catamaran
The upcoming launch of the new 59 sailing catamaran represents a massive development in the continued growth of Fountaine Pajot. 'The 59 model will stay true to the FP DNA of delivering a catamaran with true sailing performance, that also delivers…
The Sun Fast 3300 with the kite up
Yacht brokers MGM Boats have the first Sun Fast 3300 order arriving into Ireland next month and it will be competing in the upcoming Round Ireland Yacht Race from Wicklow this June. The boat will be essentially set up for offshore…
Hubo with deck awash in the Fastnet Race
Determining just how much lead is required depends on what type of yacht you have. Here, Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland explains what lead is and why it is so important to sailmaking. In sailmaking terms, the ‘Lead’ is…
The Pulse 58 - an electric RIB
RS Electric Boats, the brand-new sister company to RS Sailing, this week launches the Pulse 58 - its electric RIB. Unveiled at Boot Dusseldorf, the Pulse58 is the product of two years of development and is ground-breaking as the first-ever…
Port of Cork on the river Lee
The Port of Cork has today launched the theme of their 2020 Primary Schools Initiative which is aimed at 5th Classes from Cork City and County. Themed ‘Cork Harbour and the importance of our marine eco-system’, this year’s theme will…
A 3D chart of the Westerschelde with gorgeous detail that cannot be found on modern charts
Kinsale's Bobby Nash will be exhibiting his framed 3D nautical charts at the Boot Dusseldorf show in Germany which starts this Saturday, January 18th and runs until January 26th. A regular at the massive international show, Nash flies the flag…
A screenshot from the successful National Waterport Campus application showing the scale of the project in the south Dublin town
Plans for an €8m National Watersports Campus at Dun Laoghaire Harbour got the green light from Government today with the announcement of a €400k feasibility study grant from the Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF). The successful application was made by…
The Great South Wall closure is due to tide height and dangerous winds on the exposed wall surface
As Storm Brendan is forecast to arrive on Monday morning, 13th January 2020, combined with a period of high tides, Dublin Port Company will temporarily close public access to the Great South Wall and the North Bull Wall Bridge on…
Amendments To Fisheries Bill Over New ‘Points System’ For CFP Infringements Sent For Pre-Legislative Scrutiny
The Government have authorised the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to arrange for the referral of the General Scheme of the Sea-Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2020 to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine for pre-legislative…
EUROSAF race officers are gathered at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for a Race Officials Conference hosted by Irish Sailing President  Jack Roy (pictured seated centre)
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy is hosting a European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF) conference at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin this weekend.  35 Race officers from 25 countries are planning the 2020 continental sailing season at…
Round Ireland Race organiser and Wicklow Sailing Club Commodore Kyran O'Grady addresses the UNCL in Paris
SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race organiser Kyran O'Grady led a Wicklow Sailing Club delegation to France in December to address the Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL) prizegiving in Paris. Keen to encourage French and international numbers for this…
The 1720 Optique is a previous DBSC Spring Chicken winner
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has announced its annual six races 'Spring Chicken' Series for cruisers will be held on Sunday mornings from February 2nd to March 8th.  Racing under modified ECHO. Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not…
Marine Researchers Invited To Apply For EurofleetsPlus Programmes
EurofleetsPlus, the marine research consortium co-ordinated by the Marine Institute, is currently calling for applications from researchers for three programmes. The first of these, the Ship-time and marine Equipment Application (SEA) Programme Call ‘Regional’, offers fully funded transnational access to…
Annalise Murphy competing at the Australian Laser Radial National Championships in Melbourne. Photograph: John West/Sail Melbourne Annalise Murphy competing at the Australian Laser Radial National Championships in Melbourne
Rio Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy marked her return to the Laser Radial with some reliable performances at the Australian National Championships in Melbourne this week. Her scoresheet included a race win as David O'Brien reports in this morning's Irish…
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