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Oisin McClelland racing in Biscayne Bay this week
Northern Ireland’s Oisin McClelland maintains third place in the Finn class at the Hempel World Cup Series in Miami as cold temperatures, wind chill, rain, strong breeze, and more typical South Florida conditions challenged the 182 sailors from 45 nations…
The Project E yachts are 62 to 73-feet in length and designed for long distance cruising
French giant Beneteau has announced the launch of two passage-making yachts at Boot Dusseldorf this week. The aim, according to James Kirwan of Irish agents BJ Marine, is to capitalise on the success of its Swift Trawler range, and the…
Fish stock assessment bursars Paul Brady and Conor Conway at the Salmon Leap fish trap in Newport in July 2019
The Marine Institute is inviting marine science undergradutes to apply for a number of work experience placements as part of the 2020 Summer Bursary Scholarship Programme. In 2020, the programme will offer a number of eight- to 12-week placements for up to…
Reduced Water Levels On Grand Canal Naas Branch
Waterways Ireland advises users of the Grand Canal that water levels will be reduced in the Sallins area (Level 15 from Killeen Golf Club to Digby Bridge) over the coming weeks. This in order to facilitate lock gate replacement works…
Vera Quinlan and Peter Owens with the Argo float on board their yacht Danu
The Quinlan-Owens family from Galway gave the Marine Institute a helping hand recently when they deployed an Argo float in the Atlantic Ocean while sailing their yacht Danu. Vera Quinlan, Peter Owens and their two children Lilian and Ruairi deployed…
Portree and Kyle of Lochalsh volunteers receive their cheques in front of Kyle’s inshore Atlantic 85, Spirit of Fred Olsen
Two very generous cheques was presented from supporters of Portree and Kyle of Lochalsh lifeboat stations in western Scotland last Friday 17 January. Mr Rodger Harvey-Jamieson made the very generous donation of £10,000 cheque from his family to each station…
The defibrillator cabinet at Lerwick RNLI
A cardiac defibrillator has been installed outside Lerwick RNLI’s lifeboat station, to provide essential lifesaving treatment to anyone suffering from a heart attack. The defibrillator is fitted in a highly visible protective cabinet outside the station door next to the…
Poolbeg Vice Commodore Eileen Murray carried out the traditional smashing of a champagne bottle on the bow of the Tolka
Dublin Port Company has today officially christened its new Pilot Boat, DPC Tolka, in a short ceremony held at Poolbeg Yacht Club. The state-of-the-art vessel arrived in Dublin Port in December. Father Ivan Tonge of Ringsend Parish and Reverend William…
Barry Hayes
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland is at the Royal St George Yacht Club on Dublin Bay to talk about sail trim and boat optimisation for cruiser-racers on January 30th. Hayes worked as a sailmaker in Ireland for five years under…
Mermaid sailor, the late Joe Boylan of Skerries

Joe Boylan RIP

23rd January 2020 Mermaid
The DBSC Mermaid Class and Skerries Sailing Club have lost one of their iconic long-standing members when Joe Boylan (88 years of age) died peacefully last Monday surrounded by his family in his home writes Roger Bannon. Joe will be…
CH Marine Presented with Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award for Online Business
Irish Chandlery CH Marine has been recognised for its online business service with a Feefo award saluting its consistent provision of excellent service, year after year. Feefo is an automated customer feedback solution that is powerful in terms of gathering…
Deadline Approaching For European Maritime Day ‘In My Country’ Events In 2020
The deadline for applications to make your event a part of European Maritime Day celebrations this year is next Friday 31 January. In 2019, a total of 145 events were organised across 23 countries under the ‘EMD In My Country’…
Oisin McClelland racing in Biscayne Bay
The 182 sailors embraced the challenge of the uncharacteristically cold and blustery conditions in Biscayne Bay on Day 3 of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami yesterday (Wednesday 22 January). The athletes were faced with similar conditions on Tuesday,…
Country star Robert Mizzell will play the RNLI dance at the Allingham Arms next Friday 31 January
Country music stars Robert Mizzell and Kieran McAree are set to perform at the annual Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Dance next Friday 31 January. The dance, held this year at the Allingham Arms Hotel in Bundoran, is the flagship fundraising event…
Upgrade Coming For Loughs Agency eLicence Website
Anglers in the Foyle and Carlingford areas are advised that the Loughs Agency will soon launched an upgraded eLicence website that meets GDPR requirements and includes a number of improvements based on user feedback. When the new site goes live, all…
Eight-year-old Maisy from Lusk, Co Dublin was winner in the ages 8-11 category
Two young artists have been chosen as winners of the Salmon of Colour colouring competition organised by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the National Museum of Ireland’s Natural History branch to mark International Year of the Salmon. Eight-year-old Maisy from…
Lough Allen
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users that Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) will be placing fisheries survey nets on Lough Allen from today, Tuesday 21 January to this Thursday 23 January. The nets will be in the…
The UK Sailmakers stand at boot Düsseldorf 2020
UK Sailmakers Ireland are looking forward to seeing current and prospective customers at boot Düsseldorf this week. If you want to see what the latest sail technology in Ireland, be sure to drop by UK Sailmakers on stand D 10 in…
The new Pulse59 from RS in Hall 15 at boot Düsseldorf
The ‘game changer’ Pulse58 was officially launched at boot Düsseldorf yesterday (Sunday 19 January), and RS joint chief executives Alex Newton Southon and Jon Partridge spoke passionately about the vision for this project and what they have planned for the…
The RIB being towed to the safety of Carrickfergus by Larne RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
Larne RNLI launched at 3.50pm on Saturday (18 January) to assist a RIB which had lost engine power half a mile south of Muck Island. The volunteer crew were requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard to the nine-metre RIB with…
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