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Mark O'Donovan, Paul O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll in Dublin Airport.
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland gold medallists Paul O’Donovan, Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan arrived back in Ireland today from the World Rowing Championships in Florida. They flew from Orlando to Dublin where family and friends greeted them. They were accompanied by Gary…
Dublin University Sailing Club hosted the first of the four League events with the goal to grow team racing in the Leinster region
Team Racing
The first round of the Dublin Team Racing League was sailed in blustery conditions yesterday in the relative shelter of Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Carlisle Pier where up to 76 short, sharp races were scheduled. Dublin University Sailing Club hosted the…
Clarisse Cremer
Solo Sailing
Clarisse Cremer, continually rising star of French women’s offshore sailing and a formidable performer in the Mini-Transat fleet’s Transgascogne Race at the end of July, is currently the leader in the 1350-mile Stage 1 of the Mini-Transat from La Rochelle…
Aoife Hopkins
Laser
Day five of the Senior European Laser Championships in Barcelona started with the usual postponement as the sailors waited for the thermal breeze to build. It was another tricky day with light winds, big shifts and a large sea swell.…
A 29er junior skiff dinghy flies past the Royal St. George Yacht Club during try–out sessions in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
RStGYC
Youth sailors were on the water for a breezy set of 29er skiff 'try–out sessions' in Dun Laoghaire Harbour today. The initiative, by the Royal St. George Yacht Club (RStGYC), is to help 'keep sailors in the sport at a…
Pat and David Kelly's Storm from Howth Yacht Club has started a successful defence of it's J109 title at Dun Laoghaire
National YC
Defending champion Pat Kelly's Storm from Howth Yacht Club is three points clear at the top of the J109 leaderboard after the first three breezy races at the National Yacht Club.  In a testing opening day on Dublin Bay, winds…
Mark O'Donovan, Shane O'Driscoll and Gary O'Donovan.
Rowing
#Rowing: The Ireland gold medallists Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll and Paul O’Donovan are due to arrive back in Ireland tomorrow (Sunday). They are due  in Dublin Airport at about 10 o’clock. They will travel to Skibbereen for a special…
Haulbowline Waste Tip as seen from the channel between Haulbowline and Spike Island
Cork Harbour
Meitheal Mara, the Cork boatyard and maritime community organisation which has carried out many years of development work highlighting Cork’s maritime and boat-building tradition has protested the exclusion of boat access to Haulbowline Island in the €60m remediation plan for…
Howth Yacht Club's Aoife Hopkins leads the fleet around the Weather mark in race two of the Laser European Championships in Barcelona
Laser
19–year–old Aoife Hopkins from Howth Yacht Club started the her first day in gold fleet at the Laser European Championships in Barcelona with a mid-fleet result in race one followed by a 31st (discarded) in race two. Hopkins currently lies 20th…
Mullingar SC Fleet Captain Michael Collender and Hon. Treasurer Brian Walker are into GP 14 racing on Lough Owel
W M Nixon
It has had at least two different event descriptions since it was first sailed all of seventy years ago. Back then, Irish sailing was finding its feet in the late 1940s, becoming re-energised in the exciting developmental world of modern…
The Ireland team and mentors which travelled to Florida.
Rowing
#Rowing: The Ireland team which brought the country glory at the World Rowing Championships in Florida are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for September. In that month, Ireland took two gold medals through Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll in…
Fire Damage To Connemara Shellfish Research Base
Coastal Notes
#Connemara - Galway Bay FM reports that a shellfish research centre in Connemara was damaged in a fire earlier this week. The blaze broke out in a section at the centre in Carna dedicated to studying the control of sea…
Minke whales, like this one, have stranded on every coastline in Ireland, according to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - A retired coastguard volunteer has spoken of the “amazing” experience of helping a stranded whale to safety in Northern Ireland on Tuesday (3 October). As BBC News reports, commercial diver John Lowry diverted from his commute home to…
ASL acquire secondhand tonnage in the form of Flinter Atlantic from a former Dutch operator that became bankrupt last year.  Above is a sister, Flinter Arctic at anchorage off Dalkey in south Dublin Bay.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - In a break from the norm Arklow Shipping has acquired secondhand tonnage following a splurge of newbuilds delivered over recent years, writes Jehan Ashmore. The latest addition, Arklow Dawn brings a revised fleet total to 52 multipurpose vessels.…
Marine Notice: Cable Recovery Off South West Coast
News Update
#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that that a cable recovery operation is scheduled take place from next Monday 9 to Wednesday 25 October at locations off the South West…
LÉ Niamh begins a return voyage to the Mediterranean today
Navy
#Navy - The LÉ Niamh is headed for the Mediterranean today (Friday 6 October) for the Naval Service’s first ever role in an operation directly targeting human traffickers. As BreakingNews.ie reports, the EU mission Operation Sophia aims to intercept boats…
Tom Dolan – his resilience, skill and determination in pulling himself up from 56th to 11th in the current Stage 1 of the Mini Transat 2017 has become one of the highlights of the race.
Solo Sailing
The leaders of the Mini-Transat 2017 are now at the latitude of Lisbon, but well offshore in trying to keep in a line of the fading north to northeast wind writes W M Nixon. The pace in this first 1350-mile…
One of just four RMS ships in the world, RMS St. Helena is to be withdrawn early in 2018. The passenger cargoship made a historic once off visit to London (as above) last year when moored alongside HMS Belfast. The RMS also notably made a maiden call to Dublin and Cork during the mid-1990's.
Ports & Shipping
#RMSstHelena - Operators of one of just four of the world's surviving Royal Mail Ships, St Helena Line has announced today, that it is to withdraw the passenger cargoship RMS St Helena from service in February 2018. The ship has…
Quayside cargo handling operations underway as a vessel is seen docked in the north-western port
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - A record-breaking 50% rise in profits has been announced by Foyle Ports and the news has led to the company's "strongest financial performance" in its 162-year history. The Irish News reports that the Derry port reported its fifth…
PSP Logistics is returning to port for emergency rudder repairs
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - PSP Logistics is returning to Punta del Este today (Thursday 5 October) after a collision with a whale in the first 24 hours of the Clipper Race’s second leg caused damage to the starboard rudder. All crew on…

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