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Ethan McCormac of Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club at the Topper Nationals in Co Antrim earlier this month
Thirty years after its Youth Championships first began, RYANI has committed to reducing plastic and making the youth sailing event more environmentally sustainable as sailors gear up to compete just over seven weeks from now. The two-day championship will run…
The Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie (John O'Gorman) was the DBSC Combined Cruisers Echo winner
Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Saki, 2. Wynward, 3. Asterix Combined Cruisers Echo: 1. Hot Cookie, 2. Powder Monkey, 3. Kalamar Sportsboat: 1. Jay-Z, 2. George 3, 3. Sea Jade Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Bandit, 3. Diane II B211 One…
Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon competing in Kingston
Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon lies second overall – and first in the under 17 category – going into the final days racing of the ILCA Laser Radial Youth World Championships currently underway in Kingston, Canada. The 2019 edition of the…
Warning To Anglers Over Rogue Fishing License Website
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is alerting the public to a rogue website which claims to sell salmon and sea trout angling licenses for Ireland. The website, which carries IFI branding, asks anglers for their personal and payment details but does…
The new angling stretch at South Lodge, Lough Muckno
Enterprise Minister Heather Humphreys was on hand yesterday (Monday 29 July) to help Monaghan County Council open its new €140,000 angling facility at Lough Muckno in Castleblayney. The upgraded facility, which was funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) through its…
An RS400 campfire at Blessington Reservoir
Over 20 RS400 made the trip for the past weekend’s Inland Championships hosted by Blessington Sailing Club. Nestled to the west of the Wicklow Mountains the sailing club boasts a sandy beach, plenty of room for onsite camping and with…
Laser Master winners at Lough Derg Yacht Club
Fifty-five Lasers took to the water this past weekend on Lough Derg for the Laser Connaught Championships, hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club. Understandably, the atmosphere and excitement around the club was palpable following the fantastic achievement of Aisling Keller…
Irish Multihulls held another east coast raid
A few years ago, well actually it’s pushing on eight years now, four Hurricane 5.9 catamaran’s from Swords Sailing and Boat Club (SSBC) sailed from Howth Yacht Club to the Rockabill Lighthouse and back writes multihull sailor Stephen Broaders. I…
The 30-ft cruiser stuck on rocks on a raised shoal in Lough Derg is pictured in the background
Today Lough Derg RNLI was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist two people on a 30-ft cruiser who had become stuck on rocks on a raised shoal on the Eastern Shore of Lough Derg. The lifeboat launched at 1.46 pm…
Mixed cruisers come to the line for the start of the Mullaghmore Cruisers Regatta
Mullaghmore Sailing Club's Cruiser Regatta had visitors from Sligo Yacht Club and Killybegs Sailing Club and further afield for six races over three days held under IRC and ECHO. First up under the direction of Dublin Bay Race Officer Brian Mathews…
Topper dinghies prepare to launch at Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club
Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club will host its fifth annual Try Sailing/Sail Against Suicide event on 3rd August from 10 am to 6 pm. Welcoming the fifth year of the event, the Commodore of Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club Aidan…
Dalmore, the latest Interceptor 48 launch for Cork’s Safehaven Marine
Safehaven Marine’s latest Interceptor 48 launch is ‘Dalmore’, built for the Port of Cromarty Firth in Scotland. Powered by a pair of Volvo D13 500hp engines, the pilot boat has an operational speed of 25 knots and accommodates seven crew…
Flying Fifteens competing at the UK National Championships in Poole Harbour
It was just as if they had never been away! After a break from major championship racing in the Flying Fifteen, Graham Vials and Chris Turner sealed another UK Championship by winning the last two races on the final day…
Andrew Hall's J125 Jackknife leads ISORA overall after Race 11 from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli on Saturday
A win in Saturday's offshore race from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli has put Andrew Hall's Jackknife into the overall ISORA lead after 11 races sailed. Racing into his home port of Pwllheli after 75 miles of sailing, Hall and his J125 crew…
Sergio Davi at Belfast Harbour Marina last week
Since his departure from Palermo about a month ago, Sergio Davi in his Nautilus Explorer RIB has already covered more than 2,500 nautical miles of the 7,000 planned to complete his ‘Ice RIB Challenge’ from Palermo to New York. The…
Wicklow RNLI volunteers bring the yacht alongside the East Pier at Wicklow Harbour
Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Jock & Annie Slater went to the assistance of two sailors yesterday evening (Saturday 27 July) after their vessel developed engine failure. The lifeboat put to sea under the command of Deputy Coxswain Tommy McAulay, and…
Chimaera (Andrew Craig) was third in the DBSC J109 race on Dublin Bay
DBSC Results for 27/07/2019 Race 1 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Wow, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Tsunami Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. White Mischief, 3. Ruth Cruiser 1 Echo:…
The Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm Regatta is launched at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire in April
Entries are still open for the Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm Regatta, hosted by the National Yacht Club on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August. The event is open to PY dinghy and keelboat racing from Teens to…
Howth Yacht Club Marina
Plans are being developed for next year’s celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of organised racing in Howth and the establishment of one of Howth Yacht Club’s founding clubs, namely Howth Sailing Club, in 1895. The club says it will…
Skerries RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Louis Simson
Skerries RNLI volunteers responded to three callouts in less than a week starting last Friday (19 July) when they towed a small fishing boat to safety. They were called out again on Monday to assist three teenagers on an inflatable…
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