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Irish Coast Guard Responds To Storm-Related Incidents
Irish Coast Guard teams across Ireland have responded to incidents related to the extreme conditions brought by Storm Diana over the last two days. Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard was tasked at lunchtime on Tuesday (27 November) to extract a member…
On schedule as Stena Line reach an important milestone in its major new fleet investment programme with steel cutting of a third E-Flexer ship to be deployed on its Irish Sea routes. They are all planned to enter service during 2020 and 2021, now under construction at the Avic Weihai Shipyard in China where first of the new vessels (pictured) is to commence operation on Dublin-Holyhead route in early 2020. The remaining pair will serve Belfast-Liverpool in 2020 and 2021. The trio of E-Flexers will be bigger than today’s Irish Sea standard RoPax vessels, at 215m long with 1,000 passengers, 120 cars and a freight capacity of 3,100 lane meters.
#Ferry - Ferry operator Stena Line has reached an important milestone in its major new fleet investment programme with steel-cutting of a third E-Flexer RoPax ship to be deployed on its Irish Sea routes. This means that all three of…
The National Inclusion Awards highlight the excellent work of people and organisations who enhance participation opportunities for people with disabilities in Sport and Physical Activity
The second annual Watersports Inclusion Games, organised by Irish Sailing, won Project of the Year at the National Inclusion Awards last night hosted by CARA and Sport Ireland. The National Inclusion Awards highlight the excellent work of people and organisations…
Presentation of Pyewacket Trophy by Rear Admiral Dinghies, Brian Jones (left) to Atlee Kohl (centre) and Admiral Pat Farnan
The Royal Cork Yacht Club Junior Laying Up Supper 2018 was held on Saturday 24th 2018 in the clubhouse with parents and junior Sailors making up the 168 attendees. The end-of-year dinner was dispersed with the Class Captains giving an…
The WB Yeats, which is due to be delivered to ICG in early December, AFLOAT adds is seen earlier this month (7 November) approaching the FSG shipyard, Germany (where built) after completing a first sea trial that took place in the Baltic Sea off the Danish island of Bornholm.
#Ferry - Irish Continental Group (ICG) revenue fell 1.3 per cent in the first 10 months of the year writes The Irish Times as a result of sailing disruptions and schedule changes, the company said on Thursday. Group revenue dropped…
A Royal St.George Yacht Club 1720 competing in the DBSC Turkey Shoot
Handicaps and starts for next Sunday have been issued by DBSC Turkey Shoot organisers. The seven-race series sponsored by Citroen South Dublin heads into its fifth race with J109s firmly in the lead and taking the top three places overall in the…
The dolphin spotted in the River Liffey earlier today
A dreary, stormy day in Dublin city centre was brightened with the appearance of a common dolphin swimming up the River Liffey as far as the Loopline Bridge. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) says it got its first…
Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat
Volunteers from Lough Ree RNLI launched during Storm Diana to assist one person near St Johns Wood. At 10.35 this morning (Wednesday, 28 November 2018), Lough Ree RNLI volunteers were contacted by a gentleman who had sought refuge the previous…
Viking Marine Support 'Small Business Saturday' Initiative to Shop Local
Viking Marine of Dun Laoghaire is backing this Saturday's 'Small Business Saturday', an initiative driven by government and spearheaded by Retail Excellence Ireland. The Small Business Saturday Awareness Campaign launched to encourage consumers to shop local and support small retailers…
James Fahy (UCD), Martina Maloney (Marine Institute) and Philip Stephens (NUIG) at the Cullen Fellowship Programme event in Oranmore last week
Nineteen postgraduates presented their marine research highlighting the innovation and contributions being made towards the growth of the marine sector in Ireland at the Cullen Fellowship Programme’s two-day annual meeting last week. Dr Peter Heffernan, chief executive of the Marine…
Howth Yacht Club's outgoing Commodore Joe McPeake
In his address to the invited guests at Howth Yacht Club on 23rd November and marking his closing weeks as Commodore of the club, Joe McPeake took the opportunity to share his thoughts on the current position and future possibilities…
File image of Crosshaven RNLI’s inshore lifeboat John and Janet
A man who fell overboard from his vessel near Cork Harbour was lucky to escape relatively unscathed after his lifejacket failed to inflate. Crosshaven’s volunteer RNLI crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 5.20pm yesterday evening (Tuesday 27…
The Lady Min once was a “thorn in the side” of the renowned Cork Harbour yacht racing aficionados
Hello and welcome to my weekly Podcast …. Tom MacSweeney here …. There is a great lot to be said about the pride of a family in a boat and there is nothing wrong with being old when age is…
Cork Harbour Topper & Laser Frostbite Series Concludes at Royal Cork Yacht Club
The annual Topper and Laser Frostbite Series concluded following racing each weekend during November. Fifty-one sailors registered and we were delighted to welcome sailors from around Cork Harbour and further afield. The weather varied from light on week one to…
UCD Sailing Club racing at Dun Laoghaire
UCD Sailing Club is hosting a charity run team racing event in aid of the Movember foundation on the 1st of December out of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Club members have been working hard growing…
Balbriggan Harbour looking south. It has its own special history, but now it is planned to link it more closely with the town.
When you’ve an ancient port town which happens to have the youngest population in all Ireland, clearly you face problems when the local authority proposes plans to upgrade the old harbour area to bring it more in line with the…
Ian Daly, Jim O’Brien and Peter O’Reilly from Wicklow Travellers Group are part of the Fishing Futures angling project
#Angling - Fishing Futures, a project targeting local community groups in Wicklow, has been awarded funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland to help support its work. The project, which is organised by the Wicklow Travellers Group, allows young people to experience…
Biodegradable Bow Stickers For Greener Racing
The scourge of bow stickers stuffing rubbish bins and polluting waters the world over could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new biodegradable variant. YachtRacing.life reports on the new stickers from race boat supplier PROtect Tapes,…
Overall leader White Mischief (1242) makes a start near the pin end in the fourth race
The crew that recovered a man overboard and then retired from the race last Sunday has moved into the overall lead of the DBSC Citroen South Dublin Turkey Shoot Series. After four races sailed, and one discard applied, Tim and…
The DBSC AGM bore witness to a changing of the Guard when longtime Honorary Secretary Donal O'Sullivan (pictured centre) retired after 27 years in the role. Outgoing Commodore Chris Moore (right) will fill his shoes. Moore, over a nine-year period, has also served as rear and vice commodore. The AGM elected a new Commodore Jonathan Nicholson (left), vice commodore Ann Kirwan and a new rear commodore Eddie Totterdell
As the country's biggest racing club continues to run races on a year-round basis, with this month's Turkey Shoot series making record turnouts, last night Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore addressed members at the club AGM with this report of…

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