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Damian Foxall presents the inaugural Sustainability Awards at tonight's Volvo Irish Sailing Awards in Dublin
Irish Sailing has named Volvo Ocean race veteran Damian Foxall as its sustainability ambassador. The national governing body for sailing in Ireland says the Kerry sailor — who served as sustainability manager for Vestas 11th Hour Racing in the most…
Celebrating the Figaro announcement for Kinsale: (L to R) Stewart Hosford (5West), Jo Murphy (Kinsale Experience) Ciaran Fitzgerald,  (Kinsale Chamber)  Mathieu Sarrot (OC Sport)  Jack Roy (President ISA), Joan Mulloy and Donal Small ( Doyle Sails Ireland)
Ireland will host the 50th Figaro Race 6th/ 9th June next. Two Irish Skippers, Joan Mulloy and Tom Dolan will compete in the event that for the first time features a new foiler one-design boat. Full details were announced on Thursday…
WB Yeats arriving in Dublin Port
#ferries - Operator, Irish Ferries is being accused of using foreign crews to pay below the minimum wage. According to BreakingNews.ie, SIPTU said the company's vessels it fly foreign flags and does not pay Irish minimum wage rates to foreign…
The National Rowing Centre
#Rowing: The Skibbereen and Lagan heads of the river have both been cancelled. Both were scheduled for Saturday. The Belfast Rowing Club event was cancelled late on Thursday night, while Skibbereen waited until Friday morning to make the call on…
Rankin Dinghies in Cork Harbour
Cove Sailing Club in Cork Harbour this year celebrates its 100th year anniversary and plans are in place to celebrate its history and further lay new roots to carry it on and grow for another 100 years writes Commodore Kieran…
Once upon a time, this was a tired old Elizabethan 29, but Alchemy Marine of Doneraile in North Cork have worked their magic.
These days we hear so much understandable negativity about the frightening lifespan of plastics that it’s like a breath of fresh air to hear more about someone who has put its longevity to good use writes W M Nixon. Deep…
An ORANGE warning is in place for Galway and Mayo - southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with some severe or damaging gusts of 110 to 130 km/h
In light of the severe Weather Warning issued by Met Éireann for Friday 8th February, the Coast Guard is calling on the general public and all Mariners to heed the warnings and take appropriate action. The Coast Guard is asking…
A vintage yacht sailing on Dublin Bay - traditional techniques should not be forgotten says Tom MacSweeney
Yachts are marvels of engineering…. So I have been told – many times – at boat shows; by designers; builders; by sales staff; by sailors, amateur and professional; by proud owners….. Yachts are also nice to look at … I’ve…
Robert (left) and Peter O'Leary (right) on the podium in Miami
Royal Cork Yacht Club and Baltimore Sailing Club's Robert and Peter O'Leary were bronze medalists at the first Star Junior World Champion Under 30 after a six-race regatta in the water of Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida yesterday. “It’s been great…
Finn Lynch - 2019 will be a challenging year to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics
Irish Sailing has been given an increase in its core funding from the government of €62k up from €323,000 in 2018 to €385,000 this year. Sport Ireland today announced an investment of nearly €32 million in National Governing Bodies for…
Fish mortalities on the Ballycorrigan River in Ballina, Co Tipperary last summer
#FishKill - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) prosecuted Irish Water yesterday (Tuesday 5 February) at Ballina District Court for the discharge of a harmful substance into the Ballycorrigan River on 17 May last year, causing a fish kill. Among the fish…
The next lecture: "Bullock Harbour into the Future-Monitoring & Repairs" takes place next week. Above among the damage at the small stone-cut south Dublin Bay harbour in Dalkey includes the south-western corner of the pier which according to the BHPA has continued to deteriorate as the gaps in the masonry are constantly growing.  For more on this story with links read below.
#lectures - As part of the Bullock Bicentenary, another lecture in the series about the small south Dublin Bay harbour is to be held next week in the Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre. Organiser of the lectures, Bullock Harbour Preservation…
Stephen Hanway with his record tope, a 34.02kg whopper caught off Greystones on 3 October 2018
#Angling - Four new Irish record fish were caught by anglers last year, according to the just published Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) report for 2018. New records were set for four marine species: golden grey mullet, thin-lipped mullet, black…
The straight stemmed bow of the newest merchant ship under the Irish flag, Arklow Wave is seen docked in the UK at the Port of Ipswich, East Anglia prior to discharging wheat in Belfast Harbour.
#shipping - The newest merchant ship under the Irish flag arrived to Belfast Harbour on Wednesday, writes Jehan Ashmore Since delivery to owners Arklow Shipping Ltd in October 2018, Afloat has tracked the 16,500dwt Arklow Wave (see launch) initially operate…
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With a new year comes an amended IRC rule for all yachts racing under the rating
IRC is an ever-changing rule, adapting as our sport evolves at both the Grand Prix and club racing level. At UK Sailmakers Ireland we are always searching for advantageous gains for our customers. With a new year comes an amended…
Peter O'Leary on the bow of the Irish Star in Miami with the name of his Irish sponsor, CH Marine of Cork clearly visible. North Sails Ireland look after the sails on the Irish keelboat
Royal Cork Yacht Club brothers Robert and Peter O'Leary have dropped three places overall at the inaugural Star Junior World Championship hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club. The Cork Harbour duo lie sixth overall in a fleet of 36 after…
Irish Anglers to Participate in Data Gathering for Bluefin Tuna
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced that he has secured approval at EU and international level for the introduction of a science-based catch, tag and release fishery for Bluefin tuna for Irish recreational anglers.…
Great Start for Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbites
The Custom Rigging Frostbites at Kinsale Yacht Club got off to a great start on a beautiful sunny Sunday with a medium SW breeze rather than the forecasted gale. Race Officer John Stallard assisted by Sue Horgan aboard the lovely…
There looks like there's going to be another season of great racing in the eight boat Irish Half Tonner fleet this season
Dave Cullen on where the growing vintage Irish Half Tonner fleet is racing this year Last year it was decided in Nieuwpoort to revert to a biennial format for the Half Ton Classic Cup so there is no event this…
The J/97 Windjammer
The J97 Windjammer leads the 2019 DBSC Spring Chicken Series after a light air first race sailed last Sunday.  Download results below.  Second in the Citroen South sponsored series is the J109 Dear Prudence followed by the Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet. Race…

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