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If you think this ship looks big towering above Ocean Pier, operators of Valentine, CLnd/Cobelfret Ferries are to introduce the world's largest ro-ro (freight) ferry on Zeebrugge /Rotterdam - Dublin routes this week.
Dublin Port
#worldlargest - The world's largest ro-ro ferry described as a 'game-changer' is to make a maiden call this week to Dublin Port from Zeebrugge and is to be followed with an introduction on the Rotterdam route, writes Jehan Ashmore. Landlocked…
Tom Dolan: 'After all my hard work, it only took me one hour and one line on a piece of paper to mess it all up
Solo Sailing
Tom Dolan has had a good rest and recharge after ten and a half tough days at sea during the first stage of the 2017 Mini–Transat. Here he gives a short rundown of how things went with some video from…
Laser dinghies compete in Royal St. George's Final Fling event inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
RStGYC
‘The Final Fling is Flung’ commented one competitor as he painfully dragged his boat up the slipway in Dun Laoghaire. Strong north-easterly’s greeted the fleet on Sunday afternoon. With a healthy entry of 22 boats, from four different dinghy fleets…
Ireland’s Damian Foxall Leads in Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
After their first night at sea, the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race are approaching the Straits of Gibraltar with Vestas 11th Hour Racing narrowly in the lead writes W M Nixon. As a senior member of her crew…
Killorglin's Monika Dukarska in an Offshore boat.
Coastal Rowing
#Rowing: There is to be a new Coastal Division of Rowing Ireland. At a meeting of the RI board on Saturday, October 21st, the board unanimously acceded to a request from 20 of its affiliated clubs that it form a…
Dongfeng Race Team in the foreground as the fleet sprints out of Alicante on Sunday afternoon
Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - It’s been a dramatic first 22-plus hours at sea for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, both on and off the water. Hotly tipped contenders MAPFRE, who were the first to score points in last week’s in-port race, and…
George David’s Rambler 88 arrives at Stromboli – she was soon virtually becalmed for hours, but now has all the wind she needs
Offshore
Everyone going into the 608-mile Rolex Middle Sea Race knows they will experience a challenging course with weather which can be anything and everything from extended calms to surprisingly vicious gales, and the 2017 edition is no exception writes W…
Skerries RNLI launching their Atlantic 85 lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI launched yesterday evening (Sunday 22 October) after receiving reports of a medical emergency on Lambay Island. Shortly after 8.30pm, the alarm was raised by a member of the crew when they received a call from Lambay…
The men's Great Eight at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan, the lightweight single sculls world champion, ended his season on a high as he rowed in the Great8 of top scullers which took second at the Head of the Charles River in Boston. The University of California…
A RIB attempts a rescue of an Optimist Team Dinghy in Dun Laoghaire Harbour during Storm Brian on Saturday. A person on the pier holds a lifebuoy. Two capsized Optimists are just visible in the top right of the picture
ISA
Irish Sailing, the national governing body for the sport in Ireland, has issued a statement following the rescue of its 16-boat National Optimist Squad during Storm Brian on Saturday lunchtime in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. In the statement, released yesterday, the…
Work has begun to dredge Alexandra Basin as part of the Capital Dredging Programme that is scheduled to be completed by March 2018. Under the terms of the dumping permit, a maximum of 8,760,000 tonnes of dredged material may be dumped at sea up until the end of March 2021. Among the redevelopment cranes (on left) is the restored Crane 292 recently installed in the grounds of the Port Centre on the right.
Dublin Port
#dredging- Dredging works in Dublin Port that began yesterday are to continue to March 2018 which will involve moving loaded material out to sea and dumped in Dublin Bay, writes Jehan Ashmore. The works are part of the Capital Dredging…
Jenny Egan
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan took a silver medal at the  ICF Marathon World Cup in Shaoxing, China. Anna Adamova Koziskova of the Czech Republic won a sprint finish with the Ireland athlete at the end of the 26.2 kilometre race. Lizzie…
Ronan Beirne (left) with John Leech of LDYC (centre) and David Mulvin, winners of the Flying Fifteen Western Championships on Lough Derg
Flying Fifteen
The National Yacht Club's David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne lifted the Flying Fifteen Western Championships after four races sailed on Lough Derg yesterday as part of the Lough Derg Yacht Club's Freshwater Keelboat Regatta writes our special correspondent. The annual…
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC AIR CORPS FIRING EXERCISES AND AIR DEFENCE ARTILLERY FIRING EXERCISES
Marine Warning
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC AIR CORPS FIRING EXERCISES AND AIR DEFENCE ARTILLERY FIRING EXERCISES  On Thursday 26th October 2017 From 10.00hrs to 17.00hrs AT GORMANSTON, CO. MEATH IT IS DANGEROUS FOR PERSONS, SHIPPING, LIVESTOCK OR AIRCRAFT ETC., TO BE WITHIN THE DANGER AREA WHILE FIRING…
Sanita Puspure
Rowing
#Rowing: The Great8 crew including Sanita Puspure won their Women’s Championship Eights at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston today. Paul O’Donovan was in the men’s Great8 which finished second.  A composite crew from Ireland featuring Mark O’Donovan…
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CH Marine Chandlery
In the penultimate day of racing of the CH Marine Chandlery Autumn League, Conor Phelan's  Ker 37 Jump Juice holds a commanding lead of six points writes Bob Bateman. Phelan's class one lead is over Royal Cork club–mates Paul & Deirdre Tingle in…
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 2016 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…

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