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82 Rivers To Open For Salmon Angling This Wednesday
A total of 82 rivers will open for salmon and sea trout angling in the 2020 season that commences this Wednesday 1 January. “This will allow everyone to share in this important natural resource, for which conservation will be to…
Ichi Ban crew with Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman, General Manager of Rolex Australia Patrick Boutellier, Ichi Ban owner Matt Allen, RYCT Commodore Tracy Matthews and CYCA Commodore Paul Billingham, with the Rolex timepiece and Tattersall Cup
The number one racing boat in Australia has been declared the overall winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart for a second time, as this morning Matt Allen was advised his TP52, Ichi Ban, was to yet again have its name…
The RNLI in Crosshaven assisted the diver
A diver has died in hospital after taking ill during a dive to fix a mooring at a popular yacht anchorage area in Cork Harbour this afternoon. The Polish national, understood to be in his late 40s, was diving to fix a…
The RNLI Inshore boat at Howth
Howth RNLI launched their Inshore Lifeboat on Sunday to multiple reports of a Kitesurfer in difficulty in the waters just off the beach in Portmarnock. The RNLI pagers sounded at 11.40 am after multiple 112/999 calls from concerned members of…
RNLI Lough Derg look for two kayakers
Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched yesterday morning at the request of Valentia Coast Guard to reports of two kayakers in the water near Garrykennedy. The volunteer lifeboat crew with Helm, Owen Cavanagh and crew Doireann Kennedy, Joe O’Sullivan and Jimmy…
Junior Icebreaker winners at Balyholme Yacht Club
Olympian Matt McGovern returned for the final race of part one of the Icebreaker Series on Belfast Lough and showed enough class and speed in the very light winds to show the rest of the Laser fleet the way home.…
The Howth Yacht Club First 40 Breakthrough crew were eighth boat across the line in a 56-boat startline
Irish fortunes in the Sydney Hobart race are led by the super maxi co-owned by Jim Cooney (whose family hails from County Meath) who is the fleet leader while Irish hopes are also high on Darren Wright's Howth Yacht Club First…
Bracing winter waters in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Today's popular National Yacht Club's Christmas Eve Swim at Dun Laoghaire Harbour has raised funds 'beyond expectation' for Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin. The swim off the club's slipway took place from 10.45 am and featured waves of swimmers at phased…
Stefan Jentzsch’s Carkeek 47 Black Pearl on her way to a class win in the 2019 Middle Sea Race with Dublin sailor James Carroll onboard
Professional sailor James Carroll overcame the disappointment of a dismasting in 2018 to win class two of October's Middle Sea Offshore Race on Stefan Jentzsch's Black Pearl, a German Carkeek 47. Here the Dublin Pitman, Sail Trimmer and Driver recounts the…
Oisin McClelland from Donaghdee competing in Melbourne
Josh Junior has become the first Kiwi to ever win the Finn Gold Cup after an epic medal race in Melbourne, Australia. Nick Heiner, from The Netherlands, took silver while 2018 world champion, Zsombor Berecz took bronze. Ireland was represented…
Signing the contract for Cobh Marina: Richard Marshall, Anne Ahern, Micheál O’Driscoll and Damian Ahern, committee members of Cove Sailing Club, with Paul Murphy of Byrne Looby and local councillor Cathal Rasmussen
With the competitive season now finished on the South Coast, attention turns to club activities ashore which will include annual general meetings and reviews of how the past season went and prospects for the year ahead. Without a doubt the…
Howth Yacht Club's Sienna and Rocco Wright with their trophies in Sydney
Howth Yacht Club Optimist dinghy siblings Sienna and Rocco Wright have struck again Down Under! This time the pair won their respective divisions in Sydney's Optimist Regatta with an extraordinary string of first places in each of their divisions over…
Irish Coast Guard & RNLI Christmas & New Year Safety Message
The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have called on the public to pay particular attention to their personal safety when engaging in any water-based or coastal activities over the Christmas and New Year period. The two organisations have also…
There will be a new moon on St. Stephen's Day causing higher tides
Water Safety Ireland has issued a warning over the dangers of strong tidal streams tides over the Christmas period. On St. Stephen’s Day there will be a new moon. A new moon will increase the range of our tides causing…
The conference will include discussions on current issues and technical aspects of cruiser racing in Ireland
The Royal Irish Yacht Club will host the ICRA Annual Conference on Saturday 29th of February. The conference will include a mix of guest speakers, presentations and discussions on current issues and technical aspects of cruiser racing in Ireland. The…
File image of Baltimore’s all-weather lifeboat
Baltimore RNLI was called out yesterday afternoon (Friday 20 December) to assist a fishing vessel in difficulty off the coast of the West Cork village. The all-weather lifeboat was launched at 1.16pm at the request of the Irish Coast Guard…
Artist’s impression of the X-Yachts stand for boot Düsseldorf 2020
X-Yachts will showcase six models when boot Düsseldorf opens its doors on Saturday 18 January 2020. Debbie Weldon and Stuart Abernethy from X-Yachts GB & IRL will be in attendance for the week-long show in Hall 16, Stand 16D21. Among…
Deputy launching authority Brendan O’Driscoll (left) presents John Innes with a certificate of service
The volunteers of Youghal RNLI recently gathered at Berties bar in the East Cork town to mark the retirement of long-serving crew member John Innes. John first became involved in 1987 and was fully enrolled as a crew member by…
An under 25 team racing in a RStGYC J80 keelboat on Dublin Bay
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) says it has been 'overwhelmed' by the response it has received to its new Under 25 Support Programme. The application period ended at midnight on the 19th December and is now closed for 2020.…
Nine-year-old Olin Bateman collects his award from the judges
Youth Sailing duo Chris and Olin Bateman have been awarded November's Cork City and County Youth Sports Award at The Metropole Hotel in Cork City this week. The Royal Cork and Monkstown Bay sailors were honoured for their win of Irish…
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