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Irish Shipping Volumes Rise By 1% In Q2 2017
Ports & Shipping
#Shipping - Shipping and port activity in the Republic of Ireland rose by 1% in the second quarter of 2017 when compared to the corresponding period of 2016, according to the latest iShip Index published by the Irish Maritime Development…
J109 Mojito is the overall leader of the ISORA points series. A 27-boat fleet will race to Greystones tomorrow
ISORA
A confirmed fleet of 27–boats in the ISORA day race from Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin tomorrow will most likely race south to Greystones Harbour in County Wicklow in light westerly winds. The race is the deciding race in the…
DBSC Glen number nine, Glendun, (Brian Denham, Derek Freedman, Alison O’Brien) of the RStGYC
DBSC
B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN) B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 3. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Fiddly Bits…
Fionn Lyden makes a start that gave him 12th overall in the 45–boat fleet
Tokyo 2020
Fionn Lyden holds fourth overall after light airs continued to dominate the Finn Silver Cup in Hungary. As Afloat.ie reported yesterday, Baltimore's latest additon to the roll of sailors seeking a place on the Tokyo 2020 start line has got…
The wind dropped to nothing during the Water Wag Race inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Water Wag
Heritage week runs from 19th to 27th August, and the Water Wags are part of Ireland’s heritage, and thus the race for 23rd. August was a Heritage Week event. The wind blew force four at the beginning, so, some of…
Cruisers Three east coast Championships comprises DBSC and Greystones Regatta races this weekend
DBSC
The East Coast Championship for Cruisers Three takes place this weekend with an 'innovative mix of racing' using the DBSC Saturday feeder race from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones and combining this race with two races on Sunday as part of…
Atlantic sailing – two of the Drascombe flotilla which visited the Aran Islands in July under comfortable rig in the big seas of Galway Bay
Cruising
The Drascombe Association have been celebrating their own 30th Anniversary, and the Golden Jubilee of the introduction of their distinctive range of characterful boats, with special enthusiasm in Ireland this summer writes W M Nixon. It happens to be a…
Phil Plumtree's Swuzzlebubble, the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classic Cup winner at Kinsale. This is the third win for Swuzzlebubble in three events, each with a different owner
Kinsale
Mark Mansfield, tactician on The Big Picture, fourth overall at August's Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classic Cup 2017, reviews progress in the Class and the Kinsale Yacht Club event. Having done the last two versions of this event I…
Reminder For Upcoming UK Coastguard VHF Channel Changes
Water Safety
#VHF - UK Coastguard is reminding all boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea to make sure they are ready for the pending changeover of some VHF channels used to contact emergency services. As reported earlier…
Conall Morrison’s HotelPlanner.com in Liverpool this past Sunday at the start of the first leg of the Clipper Race, the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - Four days after departing from Liverpool’s Albert Dock, the Clipper Race’s sole Irish-skippered yacht is jockeying for position at the back of the pack as the fleet crosses the Bay of Biscay – a body of water with…
The design which is proposed for the Edward Bransfield memorial with group members
Cork Harbour
The campaign group ‘Remembering Edward Bransfield’ will hold an exhibition and series to talks this Friday night, August 25, at Midleton Library at 8 p.m. Bransfield, born in Ballinacurra near Midleton, was the first man to see Antarctica, but has…
2017 GP14 Irish Champions Ger Owens and Melanie Morris
GP14
The 2017 GP14 Irish Nationals were held on 19th-21st August at Ballyholme Yacht Club. 29 boats competed which included one visiting team from the UK – John Hayes, an ex 470 campaigner from Southport who was sailing with Joel James.…
Call For Tenders For Radio Surveyors Panel
News Update
#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that a panel of radio surveyors is being established for a period of three years from this October. This panel will carry out statutory…
Marine Notice: Air-To-Ground Shoot At Gormanstown Air Defence Range
News Update
#MarineNotice - The Defence Forces advise that they will conduct an Air Firing (Air to Ground) Shoot at Gormanston Ranges from Monday 28 August to Saturday 9 September, excluding Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September, between 9am and 5.30pm each…
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC AIR CORPS FIRING EXERCISES
Marine Warning
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC AIR CORPS FIRING EXERCISES On Monday 28th August to Saturday 9th September (inclusive) 2017 (excluding Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September) From 09.00hrs to 17.00hrsAT GORMANSTON, CO. MEATH IT IS DANGEROUS FOR PERSONS, SHIPPING, LIVESTOCK OR AIRCRAFT ETC., TO BE WITHIN THE DANGER…
Fionn Lyden helming his Finn dinghy on Lake Balaton, Hungary. The Baltimore sailor is lying fourth overall at the U23 World Championships
Tokyo 2020
Baltimore Sailing Club's Fionn Lyden is in the top five of the Finn dinghy under 23 worlds,  the Finn Silver Cup, which started yesterday in Balaton in Hungary. The move by the 2012 West Cork Laser triallist to the Tokyo 2020…
Alex Barry and Richard Leonard sailing in last month’s RCYC Dinghy Fest
RS Sailing
#RS400 - It’s fifth place for Alex Barry and Richard Leonard after three days and six races at the RS400 UK Nationals in Cornwall. The recent Southern Championship defending pair from the RCYC and Monkstown Bay on Cork Harbour scored…
A feature of the Greystones event is that it is run both on IRC/Standard ECHO and current ECHO
Greystones Harbour
East Coast sailing fans are expecting a big weekend for the 'Taste of Greystones' Regatta this Sunday and, as the name suggests, Greystones Regatta in County Wicklow is about a night–out followed by a morning's racing. 'The night out is…
Star of Dunkirk Movie HMS Medusa is open to the public on the Bealieu river
Historic Boats
Buckler’s Hard visitors will be able to take tours on board HMS Medusa – which took a starring role in the recently released Dunkirk movie – while it is moored at the attraction on Friday September 29th close to Cowes and…
Lough Derg’s inshore lifeboat on callout to the grounded cruiser on Monday afternoon
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Lough Derg RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched on Monday afternoon (21 August) to assist six people after their 30ft cruiser ran aground behind the Corakeen Islands near Dromineer Bay. The lifeboat launched on request from Valentia Coast Guard with…

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