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The First 285 Pamafe (Gerald Costello of the RIYC) was the DBSC Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo race winner
DBSC Results for 04/06/2019 Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Pamafe, 2. Papytoo, 3. Maranda Sportsboat: 1. Jay-Z, 2. Jamiroquai, 3. Sea Jade B211 One Design: 1. Yikes, 2. Ventuno, 3. Isolde B211 Echo: 1. Isolde, 2. Ventuno, 3.…
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Darragh McCormack, Nigel and Jack Young close in on a weather mark at the Munster Mermaid Championships
I'm just back home after a great day's sailing here with Darragh McCormack in Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary at the Mermaid Munster Championships writes Nigel Young of North Sails Ireland. I have to say the welcome you get…
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UK Sailmakers Ireland Expands – Your Local, Countrywide Sailmaker
UK Sailmakers Ireland has had a very successful 2018/2019 season thus far explains Graham Curran – “We’ve had great success over the past year. Success in the sailmaking industry is measured not by sales figures alone but also by the…
The J97 Windjammer will compete in Division 2 of the ICRA National Championships. See full class splits below.
The Royal St George Yacht Club's Frank Keane BMW ICRA National Championships divisions for this Friday's 100–boat fleet have been released. ICRA is experimenting with some new class type options with similar type boats ensured of being in the same…
Tom Power, who died on Saturday, June 1, was a member of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for 41 years
The sport of Irish sailing is mourning the loss of Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) member Tom Power (1946-2019), a leading offshore sailing campaigner who died on Saturday after a long illness. Tributes were led today by his RIYC skipper and…
In just one week it was extremely rare for the Isle of Man to receive three cruiseships and all making an inaugural call, among them AFLOAT adds Overseas Adventure Travel’s Corinthian berthed at scenic Peel on the south-west of the island.
A trio of cruiseships recently visited the Isle of Man and notably all of the vessels were making an inaugural call to the Irish Sea island.  According to CruiseEurope the visiting cruise callers were welcomed by Cruise Isle of Man…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s decision to withdraw plans for a €30 million berth for cruise liners in Dun Laoghaire “represents a victory for those who want to resist any significant future commercial role for the harbour and for the town”, according to…
Newbuild RRS Sir David Attenborough a Polar research ship (in March) moves out of the UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird on Merseyside yard which is to announce today in Norway ambitious plans to disrupt the new-build ferry market with a new specially designed Ro-Pax ferry. AFLOAT adds also at the shipyard (wet basin) is berthed Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker RFA Tidespring, first of four 39,000 tonne Tide-class replenishment tankers completed in recent years for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Since completion in 2017 this was the vessel's inaugural docking period when the ship arrived at the Irish Sea yard in March.
UK shipyard Cammell Laird on Merseyside will today announce at the Nor Shipping trade fair in Oslo, Norway ambitious plans to disrupt the new-build ferry market with a new specially designed Ro-Pax ferry. Liverpool City Region based Cammell Laird is releasing…
Travel Media Awards: Stena Line's Diane Poole (second from left) and Jill Kelleher (second from right) receive the Best Ferry Company award from Fran Lambert, Atout France, and event hosts Alex Gibson and Ed Finn. The awards are the only ones to be voted for by travel media across Ireland.
At the 2019 Travel Media Awards, travel writers, bloggers and influencers from all over Ireland have voted Stena Line Best Ferry Company for the seventh year in succession. More than 200 guests gathered at the Travel Media Awards event which…
Tom Dolan (on starboard) is as high as sixth in his dream to win the Irish leg of the Figaro race
As stage one of the 50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro completed its first 24 hours at sea, racing 553 nautical miles from Pornichet to Kinsale, Ireland, leaders Adrien Hardy (Sans Nature Pas de Future) and Michel Desjoyeaux (Lumibird) were…
Class Two yachts competing in the Provident Lambay Races
The new Howth Yacht Club J109 campaign OutraJeous (Colwell & Murphy) HYC were the winners of a nine-boat IRC One division at the club’s annual Regatta and Lambay races, sponsored by Provident CRM at the weekend. Second in the big boats…
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Martin Kearney, at the launch of the 25th European Coarse Fishing Championships at Portglenone
Preparations are in full swing at the Glenone Coarse Angling Facility (known locally as Molloy’s Ford) at Portglenone in Co Antrim ahead of the world-renowned European Coarse Fishing Championships, set to take place on the Lower Bann later this month. It…
 Ian Wilson & Marshall King's Soak Racing
Eight races were held in champagne conditions for 18 J/70 teams in The Solent. Bright sunshine and a huge range of wind conditions provided spectacular racing with fun-filled social events all organised by the Royal Thames Yacht Club. 2017 UK…
Sean Canney, Minister of State with responsibility for the inland fisheries resource, at the River Erriff which is the National Salmonid Index Catchment
Sean Canney, Minister of State with responsibility for the inland fisheries resource, visited the River Erriff in Co Mayo recently to understand more about the current issues facing Ireland’s salmon. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has designated the River Erriff, one…
Crosshaven RNLI off Roches Point
Both Crosshaven and Kinsale RNLI lifeboats were launched at 11am this morning (Sunday 2 June) to assist a 17’ boat with one person on board, broken down off Roberts Cove in a strengthening Force 6/7 westerly wind. The angling boat…
Simon Haigh, Managing Director of Quay Marinas (left) with Michael Prideaux, Managing Director of Dean & Reddyhoff
Dean & Reddyhoff and Quay Marinas have announced that they have signed contracts to merge their businesses. The deal is expected to complete in the next three months and the combined business will operate the second largest number of coastal…
Volunteer crew member Barry Kirkpatrick training on coxswain boat handling in Ballylumford Harbour
Larne RNLI has a close-knit group of volunteers, both crew members and fundraisers, with a strong family ethos and team approach to ensure everyone plays their part to help saves lives at sea on the east Co Antrim coast. Recently, one of…
Lough Ree Lifeboat
Lough Ree RNLI Volunteers assisted in the reach of a suspected missing person who had become separated from the jet ski they were on. Yesterday, 2 June 2019 at 7.05pm the Irish Coast Guard in Malin Head tasked Lough Ree…
Clogherhead RNLI’s new Shannon class lifeboat is launched. The boat is unique in the RNLI’s fleet as it has been funded by an Irish legacy
The latest in RNLI lifeboat technology was delivered to Clogherhead in County Louth yesterday and was welcomed to its new home by hundreds of people who turned out from the town and surrounding areas. Clogherhead RNLI’s Shannon class lifeboat is…
Tom Dolan on his way to Kinsale in 10th place
It looks like heading home to Ireland is all the motivation Tom Dolan requires as the County Meath solo sailor has moved up from mid fleet last night to 10th place in the 47-boat La Solitaire du Figaro race fleet…

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