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Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne
#Rowing: Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne are in top form and showed it by winning their heat of the double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Linz today. They started well, swapped the lead with Australia in the middle…
Cakes to celebrate 40 years of the J24 Nationals at Lough Erne Yacht Club last night
In complete contrast to Day 1, the forecasted steady wind of 10-15 knots failed to materialise on Day 2 of the J24 Nationals at Lough Erne Yacht Club, writes Elaine O’Mahoney. Race 5 started on schedule yesterday (Saturday 24 August)…
Rounding a mark at the Irish Laser Nationals on Belfast Lough
The final day has arrived for the Irish Laser Nationals at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough. After six of 11 scheduled races were completed on Day 2 yesterday (Saturday 24 August), sailors awoke to sunny skies but little wind…
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Viking Marine’s August Sailing Wear Sale Is Now On
Viking Marine’s Pavilion shop might be closed today (Sunday 25 August) owing to the road closures for IRONMAN 70.30 Dun Laoghaire. But the new clothing sale which started on Friday continues this week, with big bargains to be had from…
Gary O'Donovan
#Rowing: The two Ireland lightweight single scullers missed out on qualification from their heats at the World Rowing Championships – but in different fashions. Lydia Heaphy held the second and final qualification spot for the semi-final through much of her…
The Skibbereen-based tug Ocean Challenger
A tug from a Cork-based salvage company has spent a week at sea on a mission to tow a stricken cargo ship to safety here — from over a third of the way to Canada, as the Irish Examiner reports.…
Aifric Keogh
#Rowing: The Ireland women’s four gave a good account of themselves on their first competitive outing together, just missing out on direct qualification from their heat of the World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria.  Tara Hanlon, Eimear Lambe, Aifric Keogh…
Wicklow’s all-weather lifeboat brings the stricken motor cruiser under tow into Wicklow Harbour
Wicklow RNLI brought two people and three dogs to safety yesterday afternoon (Saturday 24 August) after their 33ft motor cruiser got fouled in ropes off the Wicklow coast. The all-weather lifeboat Jock & Annie Slater put to sea shortly at…
Denise Walsh
#Rowing: Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh finished fourth in their heat and qualified for the quarter-finals of the lightweight double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria. The top three in the race will all have ambitions of…
Fintan McCarthy
#Rowing: Ireland’s Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan won their heat to qualify directly for their quarter-final of the lightweight double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Austria this morning. The Skibbereen-UCC combination were well in command all through. There…
Aileen Crowley
#Rowing: Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley took an encouraging second place in their heat as they qualified for the quarter finals in the women’s pair at the World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria. The United States looked to have the…
Frank Whelan's Eleuthera won the Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Race into his own home port of Greystones
Greystones Sailing Club yacht Eleuthera (Frank Whelan) was the winner of Saturday's final Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Series Race from Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay to Greystones Harbour in County Wicklow. Only eight of the 14 starters finished the 40-mile…
White Mischief (Tim and Richard Goodbody) was the DBSC Cruiser 1 IRC winner
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) sent a fleet south on a 'passage' race for to Greystones in County Wicklow yesterday. Participating Cruiser Classes were one, three and five finished at Greystones in time for today's BJ Marine 'Taste of Greystones'…
Jenny Egan
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan took eighth in her semi-final of the K1 500 metres and moved into the C Final at the canoe sprint World Championships in Szeged in Hungary today. The top three qualified for the A Final and stayed…
Laser sailors round a mark at the National Championships on Belfast Lough
Sailors have completed 6 of the scheduled 11 races at the end of Day two at the Irish Laser Nationals at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough.  Conditions have been tricky for sailors and Race Officer Sheila Lewis and her…
Sailing in the shadow of Mount Fuji
Sweltering late summer heat in Japan has prompted sailing officials to relax rules on the wearing of lifejackets during the recent Tokyo 2020 test events, as France 24 reports. Doctors recommended competitors in the Ready Steady Tokyo windsurfing final on…
J24s in breeze on Lough Erne - view drone footage below
While the official entry was thirty-one for the 2019 J24 Irish National Championships at Lough Erne Yacht Club, twenty-eight made it to the first start line including five under 25 teams writes Elaine O'Mahoney. The under 25 team from Royal…
LÉ Samuel Beckett on manoeuvres in 2014
The Naval Service denies any personnel on the LÉ Samuel Beckett were put in danger by the poor state of equipment used to raise and lower RIBs into the water, as The Irish Times reports. The statement followed an inspection…
Gardai Investigate Drowning Incident Off Salthill
A man has died after getting into difficulty swimming in Galway Bay yesterday (Friday 23 August). Independent.ie reports that the man aged in his late 70s had been swimming off Salthill around noon yesterday when he got into difficulty. His…
Following this week's detention of a Portuguese fishing vessel, LE Samuel Beckett will be in the Port of Galway for guided tours tomorrow, Sunday 25 August
Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Samuel Beckett (which this week detained a Portuguese fishing vessel) will be open for public tours when it is docked in the Port of Galway tomorrow, Sunday 25 August.  According to GalwayDaily, Naval Service crew…

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