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Barrow Blueway Works Get Under Way Next Month
The start date for works on the proposed Barrow Blueway has been announced by Kildare County Council in conjunction with Laois County Council and Waterways Ireland. When complete, the scheme will provide a multi-activity 46km off-road, flat and accessible public…
Latest ‘Ocean Of Learning’ Series Sees Bright Future For Ireland’s Shipping Sector
As an island nation, Ireland is dependent on ports and shipping services to transport goods, and 90% of our trade is moved though Irish ports. Shipping and maritime transport services make a significant contribution to Ireland’s ocean economy, with the…
The Union Hall RNLI crew
Union Hall RNLI in West Cork was requested to launch last night (Wednesday) at 9.01 pm to reports of a yacht with engine difficulty in very light winds. The volunteer lifeboat crew helmed by Chris Collins, with Cathal Deasy and…
The 2020 Solo Maître CoQ fleet includes two Irish boats
Lunchtime today effectively sees the first Irish battle on the long road to the Paris Olympic Games 2024 as two embryonic campaigns go head to head in the offshore keelboat discipline, in the French season opener, the Solo Maître CoQ.…
DBSC has drafted a plan to commence racing two weeks earlier on the 7th of July for keelboat and cruiser classes
Dublin Bay Sailing Club sees a potential start for keelboat and cruiser classes on July 7th, two weeks earlier than it had originally planned. In a note to members, Commodore Johnathan Nicholson tells members that "following the announcement last Friday…
Under Phase 3 of lockdown easing, it is anticipated multi-household groups will be able to crew on boats, committee boats, safety boats using a ‘pod’ system
Yacht Club Commodores from across Ireland have a conference call planned for tomorrow (Thursday) to see do they all interpret the lockdown-easing regulations the same way as sailing prepares to resume this weekend. The acceleration of the easing of restrictions…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour RNLI inshore lifeboat
Dun Laoghaire Harbour RNLI lifeboat came to the assistance of two anglers who were at risk of becoming cut off by the incoming tide today. The volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 12:10 pm following an initial report from the…
Tall Ship 'Tenacious' sailing in strong winds
Sail Training Ireland has announced the launch of its 2021 Tall Ship voyage calendar (download below) coming after the disappointing decision to have to cancel its 2020 voyages due to COVID-19. Next year will see some new and exciting projects…
Welsh ISORA yacht Jackknife
Already buoyant entries for August's Round Ireland Yacht Race can expect a further boost when a potent Welsh IRC fleet comes out of lockdown. From the 2018 Race, seven Welsh boats finished in the top 20 but none of these…
37–metre Celtic Spirit of Fastnet berthed at Dun Laoghaire Marina
Celtic Spirit of Fastnet, a 37–metre (121'5) custom yacht sailed into Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning the first of a number of much-anticipated superyacht arrivals into Dublin Bay this summer. Coming to Dun Laoghaire Marina, the sailors' gateway to Dublin…
File image of RV Meteor, which will conduct operations at the Goban Spur next week
Two scientific deep-sea moorings deployed at the Goban Spur off the southwestern continental shelf last year will be recovered and redeployed next week. German research vessel Meteor (Callsign DBBH) will be involved in the redeployment on behalf of the University…
A section of the invoice received by the Irish boater for two boats
An Irish boater believes he was the victim of an elaborate UK boat sales scam that is targeting Ireland and using a legitimate UK firm's business address. A west coast based sailor paid for two boats this week after viewing…
The XC45 Samaton is Round Ireland bound
The entry of a Howth Yacht Club XC 45 and J109 brings August's Round Ireland Yacht Race fleet to 45. The stand-out result is made all the more impressive as the Wicklow Race has achieved the numbers in the middle…
Annalise Murphy - Sailing's Rio Olympic silver medalist
What’s behind your Olympic dream? That’s the question that the Olympic Federation of Ireland asked Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy in this video (below) to celebrate Olympic Day today. Irish Sailing nominated Murphy for Tokyo 2021 this month and Ireland's…
World Sailing Confirms International Olympic Committee Financial Support
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has received confirmation of financial support from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following constructive dialogue. The IOC is supporting World Sailing in addressing the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and…
The fastest sculler, Andrew Sheehan, from the Shanty Sprints at the weekend
As part of the COVID-19 Back to Rowing protocol, the Cork rowing clubs, Shandon Boat Club, Lee Rowing Club and Cork Boat Club, have organised the Shanty Sprints, a series of events for single scullers. The initial race is a…
Women At The Helm Regatta Confirmed For End Of August
The National Yacht Club has confirmed that its planned hosting of the Irish Sailing Women at the Helm National Regatta will go ahead as scheduled on 29-30 August. Organisers are planning for a safe social and sailing environment and working…
The Baltimore Ferry to Sherkin Island in West Cork
Coastal Communities are the focus this week on the Marine Institute’s Oceans of Learning series. The Marine Institute and partners are celebrating our world’s shared ocean and our connection to the sea in a 10-week series, sharing news and offering…
File image of Portrush RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Both Portrush RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch by HM Coastguard yesterday afternoon (Saturday 20 June) to reports of person on an inflatable paddleboard in difficulty in the sea just off Portstewart on Northern Ireland’s North Coast. The inshore lifeboat…
Tom Higgins has received a prestigious Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarship from UCD
Irish Sailing has congratulated its Academy athlete Tom Higgins, who has received one of the prestigious Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarships from UCD. Nearly 400 school-leavers applied for the 15 Ad Astra Scholarship programme places. The programme looks for “exceptional,…
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