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Defending champions Micheál O' Sullivan and Mikey Carroll lead a race at the 2018 All Ireland Junior sailing championships raced inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Atlee Kohl has won the 2018 Junior Irish Sailing All Ireland Sailing Championships sailed in Firefly dinghies in Dun Laoghaire Harbour today. With only a single point between the top three boats, first and second place…
The Ilen crew onboard in Limerick
The restored Ilen has arrived in Limerick. She was sailed there over the weekend from West Cork, reports Tom MacSweeney. Conor O’Brien’s historic 1926-built tradition ketch, the last of Ireland’s wooden schooners, originally built in Baltimore, was restored in a…
A big gust hits Andy McCleery and Colin Dougan in the last race of the Flying Fifteen Nationals on Dublin Bay
The Deloitte sponsored Championship of Ireland for the Flying Fifteen class ended on Sunday with a sinew- stretching, gut busting race in the strongest wind of the weekend with thrills and spills on the top reach of the triangle! However,…
The High Court is expected to hear a judicial review of An Bord Pleanála’s decision
#FishFarm - Permission granted for a salmon farm to extract water from a Connemara lake is facing a judicial review, as the Connacht Tribune reports. An Bord Pleanála recently greenlit plans by Bradán Beo Teo, the region’s biggest producing salmon…
Holyhead’s all-weather lifeboat Christopher Pearce returning to shore with the stricken Irish vessel
#Lifeboats - Holyhead’s all-weather lifeboat launched yesterday morning (Saturday 29 September) to the rescue of an Irish fishing boat adrift in the Irish Sea with mechanical failure. Pagers sounded for the Holyhead RNLI crew just after 8am following a distress…
Captain Bligh (1754-1817) in 1800, eleven years after Mutiny on the Bounty, completed a survey of Dublin Bay in three months.
#Lectures - Friends of Glenua next week launch their 2018/19 winter lectures season, in aid of the RNLI, on Thursday 4 October at 8pm in the Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club, Pigeon House Rd, Ringsend in Dublin. Opening the season's first lecture…
David Gorman (left) & Chris Doorly take the lead at the FF Nationals by a margin of eight points
Day 2 of the Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland at the National Yacht Club saw Race Officer Jack Roy having to deal with westerly winds that were a lot stronger than the forecast for the day. With this being the…
Juggerknot was the J109 Cruiser 1 winner in today's final DBSC race of the 2018 summer season
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Hot Cookie, 3. Tsunami Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Hot Cookie, 2. Tsunami, 3. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Juggerknot, 2. White Mischief, 3. Jalapeno Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. Prima Luce, 2. Gringo, 3. Jalapeno…
The Great Skellig as seen from the Limerick-bound ketch Ilen this (Saturday) afternoon
The restored Conor O’Brien ketch Ilen may have had her first sailing sea trials as recently as yesterday off Baltimore in West Cork, but the current spell of settled weather in the southern half of the country has been too…
Part of the crowd which greeted Paul O'Donovan, Gary O'Donovan and Sanita Puspure at the NRC
#Rowing: A big and enthusiastic crowd greeted rowers from the Ireland World Championships team at the National Rowing Centre today. Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty, who reached the final of the women’s pair, joined gold medallists Sanita Puspure, Paul O’Donovan…
RMS Leinster: Centenary events to mark the tragedy of the Irish Sea 'mail-boat' in 1918 (continue next month) notably on 10 October, when 100 years ago the ship was sunk by a German U-Boat with a major loss of life.
#RMSLeinster - Centenary events to mark the tragic sinking of RMS Leinster in the Irish Sea during WW1, continue into next month in Dun Laoghaire, notably on 10 October, the day the 'mail-boat' 100 years ago was struck by a…
Jack Dorney
Jack Dorney of Shandon won the junior 18 single sculls at the Irish Open and All Ireland Junior Regatta at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. His nearest rival was James O’Donovan of Castleconnell. Both represented Ireland this season…
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Viking Marine’s end-of-season sale continues with great deals on winter-ready clothing such as the Helly Hansen crew insulator jacket, now only €115.95. Save €100 on Helly Hansen’s Aegir race jacket or race smock, while the XXL size of the new…
Asbestos and three years of legal proceedings hinder disposal of Shingle. The seized vessel, Afloat pictured above in Dublin Port at a berth close to the Tom Clarke (East-Link) toll lift-bridge.
#DublinPort - Four years ago a ship was seized with illegal cigarettes and tobacco has cost the Revenue Commissioners €410,000 and they cannot sell it because it contains asbestos, according to the State’s financial watchdog. As The Irish Times reports,…
Anglers Will Be Allowed One Bass A Day From Monday
#Angling - Anglers fishing in Ireland will now be allowed to keep one bass a day from Monday 1 October till the end of 2018. The move follows new advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea…
‘No Compromise’ On Sustainability In Volvo Ocean Race Says Damian Foxall
#VOR - Kerry sailor and Volvo Ocean Race veteran Damian Foxall had a very different role in the most recent edition of the round-the-world yacht race. As sustainability manager for Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Foxall was responsible for guiding the…
Action from last year’s Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series
The National Yacht Club’s Frostbite Series for Flying Fifteens, sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors, kicks off next Saturday 6 October. The five-race series runs till Saturday 17 November, with breaks for the October Bank Holiday and Lough Derg Regatta on 13…
Ready and willing – just 14 weeks ago, this was Gregor McGuckin at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire with Hanley Energy Endurance, about to depart for the Golden Globe Golden Jubilee Race in France
Gregor McGuckin is currently and very deservedly the best-known Irish sailor in the world writes W M Nixon. The sheer gallantry and utter rightness of his efforts to bring aid last weekend to injured fellow Golden Globe competitor Abilash Tomy…
Flying Fifteens launch for the first races of the NYC-hosted national championships
33-boats registered fleet of Flying Fifteens enjoyed balmy conditions for September on the opening day of their Deloitte sponsored Championship of Ireland writes Cormac Bradley. Two windward-leeward courses were set by International Race Officer Jack Roy and the fleet enjoyed…
The canoe slalom course in Rio de Janeiro.
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Liam Jegou finished 24th in the semi-final of the canoe slalom World Championships in Rio de Janeiro. The C1 paddler incurred four seconds of penalties for touches on gate one and gate 10 which cost him his chance…

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