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Ronan Foley
#Canoeing: Ronan Foley took gold medals on Saturday and Sunday at the canoe marathon World Cup in in Viana do Castelo in Portugal. The Kilcullen man dominated the short race on Saturday, and then sprinted away from his rivals on…
Annalise Murphy's coach Rory Fitzpatrick rigs a women's 49erFX Olympic skiff dinghy at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire today
Olympic Silver medalist, Annalise Murphy may well be on board 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' as the fleet hurtles towards the Volvo Ocean Race finish line in Cardiff but her recently announced Olympic 49er FX campaign is gaining momentum in her absence,…
Class A Tall Ship Pelican of London makes a return trip to Dublin Bay for the Dublin Port Tall Ships Regatta on the June Bak Holiday weekend
If you have been bitten by the Tall Ships bug, here is the opportunity to get your ‘fix’ - The Tall Ships Regatta sails into Dublin Port from Friday, 1st June to Monday, 4th June. Organised by Sail Training International,…
Fermoy's Ellie O'Reilly and Gill McGirr after winning at Dorney Lake.
#Rowing: Irish crews took a full set of medals – gold, silver and bronze – in Championship finals on another excellent day at the British National Schools’ Regatta on Dorney Lake on Sunday. The Fermoy pair of Ellie O’Reilly and…
A 21–boat fleet that is drawn from five countries will contest next month's Sigma 33 Championships on Dublin Bay
It is 34 years since the first Sigma 33 was sailed at the Royal St George Yacht Club but next month's Class Championships will be the first ever staging of the event by the Dun Laoghaire Club. A 21–boat fleet that…
Kyle Lanford takes a leap on board Team Brunel, Saturday 26 May
#VOR - Team AkzoNobel and Team Brunel were racing practically neck and neck on Sunday (27 May) as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet geared up for a nail-biting Leg 9 finale. With less than 300 miles remaining to the finish…
Jaguar has taken the lead at the Royal St. George Dragon East Coasts Championships
Racing was very competitive at the Dragon East Coast Championships on Saturday amongst the 11–Dragons racing on Dublin Bay in a decreasing NE breeze which allowed for many place changes in two races sailed in less than 12 knots. Download results…
Workmen's win at the Ireland trial.
#Rowing: The Workmen’s junior women’s double took a silver at the National Schools’ Regatta at Dorney Lake in England today. In the Championship Doubles, Annie O’Donoghue and Ciara Browne finished one and a half lengths down on Latymer Upper School.…
All the sails are moving to the front on board Turn the Tide on Plastic today, Saturday 26 May
#VOR - The leading boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have left yesterday’s record-breaking conditions in their wake as they bump into a ridge of high pressure that is beginning to slow their progress towards the finish in Cardiff, via…
The half-submerged paddle steamer in the Irish Sea
RNLI volunteers from Holyhead in North Wales were called to a paddle steamer sinking in the Irish Sea yesterday afternoon (Friday 25 May). The vessel had been under tow by tug towards Ireland after a period in the south of England…
Prince Charles and wife Camilla in Co. Donegal during their visit to the Republic in 2016. The couple are to visit the Irish Naval Base, Cork Harbour in mid-June.
#NavyNews -  A tour by the Prince of Wales of an Irish Naval Service patrol ship, to retrace steps of his ancestors in Cork and Kerry and be briefed on world-renowned conservation projects around Killarney are planned during his visit…
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with UNITE NI representatives on the visit to Harland & Wolff, Belfast
#BelfastLough - The UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed a plan to boost the shipbuilding industry in Belfast as he visited Harland & Wolff shipyard. Earlier on Friday, writes BBC News, Mr Corbyn crossed the Irish border after meeting business…
Manx Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan signs the formal agreement to control the sea services shifted to the island's government.
#FerryNews- The Manx Treasury chief has put pen to paper to seal multi-million pound takeover. IOM Today reports that the Government has completed a deal to purchase the Steam Packet Company. Tynwald members overwhelmingly supported the £124m of what Chief…
Royal Cork's Conor Phelan is an early entry into Galway's first ever staging of the ICRA Nationals in Galway.
Regatta Chairman Martin Breen reports strong interest for August's ICRA/WIORA 2018 event from all over Ireland and further afield. The ICRA Vice-Commodore (Richard Colwell) and Commodore (Simon McGibney) are confirmed entrants with Breen confirming new entrants 'on a daily basis'. See…
Mark Kerrigan prepares the SmartBay Observatory for recovery
#MarineScience - The SmartBay Observatory in Galway Bay will be brought ashore for essential maintenance in the coming days. Last week Ocean Crest Marine, with diver Mark Kerrigan, prepared for the recovery of the underwater observatory, located 1.5 km off…
Baltimore RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI has praised the swift actions of one of its volunteer crew members in the rescue a man taken ill on a passenger vessel in West Cork yesterday afternoon (Friday 25 May). In the first of two…
After five miles of racing, this is the conclusion of race two of the Dragon East Coast Championships, with probably only six boat-lengths separating the first three boats
Kinsale Yacht Club’s “Little Fella” lead the Dragon Fleet after day 1 with two races of the Dragon East Coast Championships completed at the Royal St. George Yacht Club. The Cameron Good crew lead the 11-boat fleet with a score…
In the 1720s, Optique leads overall from Dutch Gold and Antix. The top four are tightly bunched on the racecourse and overall
There were magic conditions for Day one of the 2018 Sportsboat Cup at Howth Yacht Club today. Sunshine and high teens temperature greeted the competitors for the midday start. With the wind whistling through the rigs on the marina rigs…
Youghal Pontoon and access ramp
There is concern in the East Cork port of Youghal about the new marina pontoon which was installed in the past few weeks. A number of boat users have claimed is not available for use, according to the local radio…
Team AkzoNobel has been powered up and flying along for the past 24 hours
#VOR - Team AkzoNobel set a new record for the greatest distance sailed in 24 hours in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race today (Friday 25 May), eclipsing the previous mark and smashing past the 600-mile barrier as they…

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