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UCD Team Ireland finished fifth overall in the Student Yachting World Cup
Youth Sailing
UCD Team Ireland finished fifth overall in the Student Yachting World Cup in France today. The Dublin team was disappointed that the last day of racing had to be cancelled due to lack of wind, but are very happy with…
Newry and Portadown volunteers have created a video entitled ‘New Life for the Old Canal’ celebrating a project to re-water the summit level of the Newry Canal
Inland Waterways
The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society will bring the Heritage Angel Awards to Northern Ireland for the first time and IWAI Newry and Portadown have been shortlisted to receive a Heritage Angel Award in the category Best Rescue, Recording or Interpretation…
The superbly-prepared Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino off Hong Kong’s spectacular waterfront for the start of the race to Vietnam.
Offshore
Having Saturday’s Rolex Middle Sea Race start from Malta without the presence of 2916 winner Mascalzone Latino, the Cookson 50 owned by Vincenzo Onorato and navigated by Ian Moore, is a bit like staging Hamlet without the Prince writes W…
Dr Kyle Young on site with Dr Paddy Gargan of Inland Fisheries Ireland in the upper reaches of the National Salmonid Index Catchment at the River Erriff
Angling
#Angling - An international fisheries biologist has suggested a novel approach to boosting numbers of wild Atlantic salmon in Irish rivers — by moving wild fry from more abundant areas to weaker spots within a catchment. Dr Kyle Young, a…
It’s The Final Countdown As The 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race Starts Today
Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - It’s less than 90 minutes till the start of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race with a week-long sprint (of sorts) from Alicante to Lisbon for Leg 1. It’s going to be 1,450nm of flat-out action around the Iberian…
Celia Mary’s widower Peter Ross and best friend Rea Hollis joined by local clergy and RNLI staff at the naming ceremony in Clifden yesterday
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Clifden RNLI officially named its new D class lifeboat Celia Mary at a special ceremony and service of dedication held yesterday (Saturday 21 October) in the Connemara coastal town. The honour of handing over the lifeboat and officially…
Gary and Paul O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan took second in the Championship Doubles at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. The Skibbereen men pushed hard to close the gap on the first crew off, Penn Athletic Club, but the…
Optimist dinghies in a 45-knot gust end up on the East Pier wall observed by a Dun Laoghaire Harbour Police Patrol
Dublin Bay
Storm Brian's strong north–westerly winds, gusting over 40–knots, left both a training group of Optimist sailors and at least one moored cruiser on Dun Laoghaire harbour wall this lunch time. Eyewitness reports say that four Optimist dinghies were 'abandoned' in…
Pont-Aven which normally operates the seasonal only Cork-Roscoff sailings at weekends has been cancelled due to Storm Brian. Further disruption has led to cancelled or delayed sailings by other operators on Ireland-France and Ireland-UK services..
Ferry
#ferrydisruption - Today's Brittany Ferries sailing from Cork to Roscoff is among routes that have seen crossings cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions arising from Storm Brian. The company is currently contacting all passengers to offer assistance due to…
Ophelia: Crunching The Numbers On Galway’s ‘Unusual’ Storm Surge
Marine Science
#Ophelia - With most of Ireland battening down the hatches for the second time in a week in preparation for Storm Brian’s arrival, the Marine Institute in Galway says it continues to gather and analyse data from Storm Ophelia. Despite…
Caitriona Lucas was awarded a Posthumous Gold Medal and Certificate of Bravery at yesterday's National Bravery Awards
Coastguard
#Coastguard - The late Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas has been recognised in this year’s National Bravery Awards. The Posthumous Gold Medal and Certificate of Bravery were presented to Lucas’ family at Farmleigh House yesterday (Friday 20 October) a…
Grind on…..Annalise Murphy putting in the work on Turn the Tide on Plastic
W M Nixon
There is a time and a season to all things, and in some years, that time comes earlier than others. Ireland has been getting away with it in remarkable style in recent weeks, putting through 2017’s Autumn sailing fixtures in…
The winning J109 Joker 2 – a winning Defence Forces crew was assembled in a matter of months for the inaugural international inter-service sailing contest at Cork Week 2016
Cork Week
With nine confirmed entries already for the 2018 edition of the Beaufort Cup, Cork Week Chairman Kieran O'Connell of Royal Cork Yacht Club says it promises to be a great event. '2016 was the inaugural event and we saw 12…
Howth Yacht Club Laser dinghy Frostbites starts on Sunday, 5th November
Laser
The Howth Yacht Club Laser dinghy Frostbites starts on Sunday, 5th November. Two races are planned each Sunday starting at 10:45. The Laser series runs until March 10th 2018 with the 'famous' Round The Island Race to close out the…
Margaret Cremen
Rowing
#Rowing: Competition in the Cork Sculling Ladder has been postponed this weekend because of the forecast of bad weather. The organisers have chosen Sunday, October 29th, as the date for the next action in the event. Jack Dorney of Shandon…
The lone sentinel. The Fastnet Rock in average Atlantic conditions. Monday’s record there of winds of 191 km/h will have created sea turmoil beyond imagination
Weather
Before the imminent Storm Brian starts disrupting plans tonight and over the weekend, let’s take a final look back at the recent events in wind-battered old Ireland writes W M Nixon. We have been so busy marvelling at recorded wave…
The Royal St. George Yacht Club hosted Final Fling 2017 for dinghies has been delayed until Sunday 22nd
RStGYC
To make way for the weather bomb that is Storm Brian this weekend, the Royal St. George Yacht Club hosted Final Fling 2017 for dinghies has been delayed until Sunday 22nd with first gun at 13.00. With quick 1-2-3 starts, four…
Sailing Is A Powerful Tool To Mental Wellness
ISA
#Wellness - The therapeutic benefits of sailing have been highlighted by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s 2017 awardees Sailing into Wellness. The Cork-based non-profit social initiative provides an opportunity for vulnerable groups to experience a completely new environment on the open sea.…
Newbuild Croi na Farraige, a 17.5m salmon farm harvesting vessel is lowered into the River Avoca in Arklow
Fishing
#Newbuild - A mobile crane has lowered a new workboat into the River Avoca in Arklow this week for Ireland's largest producer of farmed Atlantic salmon, writes Jehan Ashmore. The newbuild constructed by Arklow Marine Services is the Croi na…
The crew of HotelPlanner.com celebrate their ninth-place finish at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - It was a close fight right up until the final stretch for ninth-placed HotelPlanner.com and 10th-placed GREAT Britain, who spent much of the Clipper Race's Leg 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms in a drag…

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