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Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Rescues Six From Vessel Caught On Pot Marker
#RNLI - Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to a small powerboat with six onboard on Sunday evening (5 August) when their vessel was caught up on a fishing pot marker just off Dalkey. The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their…
Solo Sailor Joan Mulloy's 'Women in Leadership' Event Ahead of Figaro Race
Solo sailor Joan Mulloy, who will be Ireland's first female entry into the Solitaire du Figaro race, the premier solo sailing race series in France, at the end of this month has started a crowdfunding campaign to support her pioneering professional…
Afloat took this photo albeit during a brief shower showing Stena Scotia just days before the freightferry returned to the Irish Sea. The 1,692 lane metres capacity Japanese built ship berthed at the North Sea port of Killingholme on the Humber Estuary where Stena Line also operate freight-only routes to Hoek van Holland and Rotterdam.
#FerryNews - A former Irish Sea freightferry has in recent days returned to familiar duties running between Northern Ireland and England, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 120 trailer-unit Stena Scotia entered service on the Belfast-Heysham route to cover a sister, Stena…
The Baily Headland at the north side of Dublin Bay is often in the midst of rough water, but in high summer with the vintage Howth 17s having their annual race round to Clontarf Regatta, it's in a benign mood. This is Joanna Cawley and Holly O'Doherty aboard Pauline in a race which was won by Isobel (Conor & Brian Turvey)
Howth Yacht Club will find itself in double focus this coming weekend, with the Club's historic 1898-founded Howth 17s staging their Annual Championship off the peninsula port, while down in the Solent on Sunday 12th August, leading HYC member Conor…
The GBR team of Alex Colquitt/Rebecca Coles show off their impressive speed at the Howth Championships
420 week concluded today at Howth Yacht Club with the third day of racing in the 2018 420 Open and National Championships. And what a week it was, it kicked off with a three-day training module followed by a second…
Kinsale Regatta is Ireland's oldest at 222 years
Celebrating 222 years, the oldest regatta in Ireland is set in one of Ireland's most spectacular harbours writes Bob Bateman. Kinsale Regatta in County Cork was a fun packed weekend, with many land-based events in addition to the traditional water activities.…
Ryan Seaton and Séafra Guilfoyle delivered a strong performance in their only race of the day
Sailing’s oldest enemy played havoc in what was supposed to be the busiest day of the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 so far on Monday. After a week of ideal conditions, light and changeable winds made for difficult race management decisions…
KBC Bank is the new title sponsor of Howth Yacht Club’s Autumn League
#HYC - Howth Yacht Club’s annual Autumn League gets a whole new makeover for 2018 with a new sponsor, plenty of weekly prizes and promotions, and a full entertainment programme. Racing in the KBC Autumn League 2018 begins on Saturday…
Paul and Gary O'Donovan with their European silver medals at Strathclyde Park
#Rowing: Seven Ireland crews have been chosen for the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from September 9th to 16th. There are four women’s crews, headed by Sanita Puspure in a single scull. Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty will compete…
Alistair Rumball explains his dedication to the business in conversation with Fergal Keane
#INSS - On the latest episode of RTÉ Radio 1’s Seascapes, Fergal Keane chats with Alistair Rumball, who is celebrating 40 years of his Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Some 3,000 youngsters are expected to…
David Gorman (right) & Chris Doorly (left) of the NYC are presented with the Facet Trophy by Pat Shannon
What has now become an established event in the DBSC Flying Fifteen calendar the Facet Jewellers Trophy presented and donated by Pat Shanahan of Facet Jewellers took place over the weekend with a 17– strong fleet and was won by David…
Carrybridge RNLI approaching the grounded cruiser on Upper Lough Erne
#RNLI - Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat and rescue water craft launched to assist a 23ft cruiser which had run aground close to the Share Centre on Upper Lough Erne yesterday evening, Sunday 5 August. Winds were south-westerly Force 2 with good…
Ballycotton Lifeboat In Medevac From Ferry Off East Cork Coast
#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat on Saturday evening (4 August) around 7.20pm to a crew member on board the Pont-Aven cruise ferry. The female casualty, who became injured while working on the vessel, required a medevac while 30 miles off…
Courtmacsherry RNLI's all-weather lifeboat off Roches Point
#RNLI - Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Frederick Storey Cockburn was called out at 9pm on Friday night (3 August) to go to the aid of a 36ft yacht adrift some 18 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale in West Cork.…
A race start at the 420 Nationals at Howth Yacht Club
As Day 2 of the 420 Nationals at Howth Yacht Club dawned to a dull grey sky and little wind the prospect of a first gun at 10:25 looked slim. But by 9:30 as the race committee boat headed out…
Declan Tiernan's Brigid was second at the Heir Island Championships
There is a new World Champion following the running of the Crosbie Cup / Heir Island Sloop World Championships in Baltimore Harbour in West Cork at the weekend. David Townend having achieved four race wins and two seconds secured the…
World U21 Bronze medallist Liam Glynn from Ballyholme Yacht Club was unlucky to miss the cut for Gold fleet in the mens Laser fleet
Two Dublin Laser sailors are into the gold fleet of their respective fleets at the World Championships at Aarhus, Denmark but Finn Lynch and Aoife Hopkins will both will need to up their game if Olympic nation qualification is to be achieved next week.…
Mermaid National Champions 188 – Innocence helmed by Darragh McCormack and crew Mark McCormack and Johnny Dillon
The 2018 Dublin Bay Mermaid National Championship came to a close today following four great days of racing at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary. With 22 boats competing in what proved to be an extremely competitive fleet, Race…
12 1720s competed at the Baltimore Cup
Twelve 1720s sportsboats were afloat for racing on Saturday afternoon at Baltimore Regatta in West Cork. PRO Colette O'Flynn and her team got three races away in light, shifty breezes with the Hegarty's on efolioaccounts.com taking two wins and Atara raced…
White Sail Cruisers competing on Dublin Bay
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Hot Cookie Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Wow, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Hot Cookie Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Something Else, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Raptor, 2. Something…

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