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Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan
#Rowing: The standout names in the Irish entry for Henley Royal Regatta are Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll. The world lightweight champions of 2017 have entered the Silver Goblets for open pairs.  The Irish challenge features Commercial in the Thames…
A Visentini-class ropax Afloat adds likewise of Connemara (above) is to be chartered as the third type of this Italian built series to join Brittany Ferries when it is introduced in November. The charter is to deliver greater flexibility to a route network that connects Ireland, France, Spain and the UK.
A one-year charter by Brittany Ferries of an additional ropax ship is been finalised ahead of the 2020 season. The ropax will be operated by Brittany Ferries from November 2019 until November 2020. The goal is to deliver additional flexibility…
The Yankee Clipper flew across the Atlantic on a route from Southampton to Port Washington, New York with intermediate stops at Foynes, Ireland, Botwood, Newfoundland, and Shediac, New Brunswick. The inaugural trip occurred on June 24, 1939.
The Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum on the Shannon Estuary is gearing up to mark yet another milestone, the 30th anniversary of the opening of the museum itself. On July 8, 1989, the late Hollywood star, Maureen O’Hara Blair…
Crowds at the National Rowing Centre
#Rowing: Cork Regatta has been called off for this weekend. The two-day Grand League event has been re-fixed for next weekend (June 29th and 30th).  The forecast for this weekend was for high winds and heavy rain on Sunday, with…
Sea Cloud II passes Roches Point lighthouse on her arrival into Cork Harbour
"All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by". The five-star Tall Ship Sea Cloud II arrived into Cork Harbour early this morning, her tall masts and sails evoking memories of times past for shipping in the Harbour writes Bob…
Crew members from Stena Line who Volunteer for Mercy Ships
Following another successful volunteer program in 2018, two more employees from a ferry company are preparing for a three-month adventure, joining the Mercy Ships hospital ship ‘Africa Mercy’. In addition to fundraising and raising awareness for the humanitarian NGO, Stena…
The Star Pride Cruise Liner alongside berth Number Two in Dun Laoghaire Harbour with the Dublin Port Pilot Boat 'Liffey' off her starboard bow
Yachts competing in tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) racing have been asked to avoid the Cruise Ship 'Star Pride' manoeuvring around number 2 berth and leaving the harbour at 6 pm tonight before Dublin Bay racing. In a communication to…
Former Aran Islands passenger ferry Queen of Aran II has recently been rebranded in CalMac corporate livery following Argyll Ferries incorporation into the operator's Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service contract earlier this year.
A former Aran Islands passenger-only ferry, Argyll Flyer has returned with a new corporate livery following annual dry docking in Scotland to the Gourock-Dunoon route on the Clyde. Afloat adds the former Queen of Aran II was custom built for…
Former Cove Sailing Club Commodores were part of the gathering in Cobh to mark the centenary of the Cork Harbour Club on Friday. From left Adrian Tyle, Richard Marshall, Johanna Murphy, Noel O'Regan, Dave Doyle, Kieran Dorgan and Robert Keating. Missing from photo is John Doyle. Scroll down for photo gallery
Sailing has its ‘ups-and-downs’ and a hundred years brings many changes as the years roll by, both good times and those that are more difficult. Sailing in the Cork Harbour town of Cobh has experienced this, an experience which underlines…
Small luxury cruiseship Star Pride during a previous call in Dun Laoghaire Harbour from where at the Carlisle Pier today guests are to embark on a 8-day Gaelic Explorers cruise to Edinburgh, Scotland (Leith Docks). Capacity of the 208 guest cruiseship is to increase to 312 as part of a major three-ship $250m 'Star Plus' initiative which involves enlargement with a stepped mid-section which will lengthen the ship by around 25m in addition to an extensive renovation of facilities.
Cruiseships visiting Dun Laoghaire Harbour have reached beyond the half-way mark this season as the fourth of six scheduled callers berthed this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Windstar Cruises Star Pride arrived to the south Dublin Bay port having made an…
Tom Dolan speaks to reporters at the end of stage three
Ireland's Tom Dolan (Smurfit Kappa) achieved his best result of this, his second La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, as he took a provisional eighth place, just ten seconds ahead of British rival Will Harris (Hive Energy) in ninth when he…
Robert O'Leary (left, bow number 61) competing at the Star World Championship in Italy
Australian Torvar Mirsky and Cork Harbour's Robert O'Leary are up to sixth overall at this week's Italian-based Star World Championships after three races sailed in Porto Cervo. The pair sailing the Irish Star Dafne now count a 16, 8, and 10 and are two points off…
Hervé Gastinel
International Boat Industry is reporting that Hervé Gastinel has stepped down as chief executive of Groupe Beneteau with immediate effect. Gastinel, who was CEO of the French boatbuilding group since 2015, has been replaced by Beneteau chairman Jérôme de Metz.…
Fonte da Telha beach near Lisbon
An Irish father of three has died after kitesurfing during a holiday in Portugal, as Independent.ie reports. The man, named locally as Tom Griffin, took ill on Fonte da Telha beach near Lisbon last Wednesday 12 June. Tribute have been…
Pictured (L- R) is James Eyre, commercial director of Titanic Quarter Ltd,  Councillor Peter McReynolds, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Kerrie Sweeney, chief executive of Titanic Foundation and Mark O’Donnell from the Department for Communities
Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Peter McReynolds, has attended an event today to welcome the Belfast Buoys to their new home in Titanic Quarter, where they will remain on permanent display. The buoys were given to Belfast City Council…
Royal Cork’s Nick Walsh is a favourite for the Laser Standard Rig events
The next few weeks will be the busiest of the year for the Irish Laser fleet with three big events coming in quick succession writes Dave Quinn. The first of these is the Ulster Championships, being held in East Antrim Boat Club,…
The UK shipyard Cammell Laird located on Merseyside where assistant ship manager Claire Biggar is seen with newbuild RRS Sir David Attenborough.
UK shipyard and marine engineering services company Cammell Laird will open its doors to young women in a special event on Friday, June 28 to encourage female engineers. The world famous Birkenhead shipbuilder and neighbouring Engineering College have joined forces…
Conor Fogerty's new foiling Figaro 3 'Raw' at the start of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
Conor Fogerty's new Figaro 3 keelboat 'Raw' will be the only foiling keelboat racing at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta next month in the former Sailor of the Year's lead up to August's Fastnet Race. After that, the new vessel stars at the…
Jibe presented with Eastern Championship trophy by Ian Byrne, Commodore Howth Yacht Club  (from left to right : Brian McDowell J/24 Association President, Fergus Kelliher, Ian Byrne Commodore HYC, Brendan Culloty, Michael McCormack, Timothy Kelliher, Mark Mulrooney)
The J/24 Eastern Championships took place last weekend at Howth Yacht Club writes Elaine O'Mahoney. The two-day event was run in conjunction with the Squib Easterns which made for a very busy lifting schedule for the cranes at HYC with thirty-five boats…
Ross Nolan (left) and Gordon Patterson (right) receive their Championship prize from Howth Yacht Club Commodore Ian Byrne
Howth Yacht Club hosted nineteen boats for the Squib Eastern Championships sponsored by Provident CRM last weekend writes Ronan MacDonell, HYC Squib Class Captain. The event was run alongside the J24 Easterns which made for a busy clubhouse. While the weather…

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