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DBSC Committee Boat Freebird
DBSC Tuesday night dinghy racing  – that has posted some very positive turnouts this season – was cancelled tonight due to lack of wind on the Scotsman's Bay race area.
The Sovereign's Cup fleet assemble at Kinsale Yacht Club marina
The fleet is in and Kinsale Yacht Club fires the first gun of its 2019 O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup tomorrow writes Bob Bateman Competitors gathered today at the club and a briefing was held in the evening sunshine. Regatta Director, Bobby Nash…
'Animal' Crowned Scottish RC35 Champion on Countback
After all the crews enjoyed a great night sampling the hospitality of Rothesay it was back to business for Day two of the Luddon Construction RC35 Scottish Championships last weekend. The first race began with a gusty 15 to 20 knots…
Jenny Egan in Minsk
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan will compete in the B Final of the women’s K1 500 metres at the European Games in Minsk, Belarus. The Ireland canoe sprint paddler finished fifth in her semi-final.  Ronan Foley produced a personal best time in…
The ‘orange slick’ at Salthill near Dun Laoghaire this morning, Tuesday 25 June, now confirmed by DLRCoCo to be caused by an algal bloom
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) has expressed its frustration over the second discharge this month of wastewater into Dublin Bay, which has seen new bathing bans issued at several popular swimming spots in the capital. While the…
On these siren rocks... personnel from Irish Lights attend to an annual inspection and routine duties at the light located at The Muglins, a rocky islet off Dalkey Island in south Dublin Bay. The tender had also transferred equipment from the ILV Granuaile, the aids to navigation tender vessel which featured in Ships Monthly's magazine (A view from the Bridge), June 2010 issue including a photo of the ILV tender on the occasion of the upgraded Irish Lights headquarters and marine operations depot located in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
The Muglins light off Dalkey which marks the southern approaches of Dublin Bay has recently been inspected and recieved routine maintenance, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to the Commissioners of Irish Lights, the light is an effective and conspicuous aids to…
IRC racers competing at Kinsale include (clockwise from top left) the XP44, Wow, the XP50 Freya, the Grand Soleil 44, Eleuthera, the Grand Soleil 40, Nieulargo, the J109s Outrajeous and Jelly Baby
The 2019 O'Leary Life Sovereigns Cup, hosted by Kinsale Yacht Club, is set to have a bumper turnout with entries nearing the 100-mark on Wednesday. As ever, the host club under Regatta Director Bobby Nash, is due to put on events two…
 Light winds of force 2 or less prevailed at the Squib UK Nationals in Torquay
Kinsale Yacht Club's Colm Dunne and Rob Gill are lying in third place overall in Torquay in Allegro in UK Squib Nationals after two races. Dublin Bay's Jill Fleming and Vincent Delany finished 10th in race 2 in a fleet…
The main Channel Islands ferry Commodore Clipper AFLOAT has indentified berthed in St. Peter Port, Guernsey where owners Condor is based. The ropax is seen above with refrigerated containers which are used to transport potatoes 'Jersey Royals' (see link below) for export to the UK mainland and beyond. The 'Clipper' is a larger version of the Isle of Man Steam Packet's Ben-My-Chree.
Brittany Ferries is reportedly considering buying Channel Islands based operator Condor Ferries. The French company which operates ferries between the UK, France and Spain, has confirmed to ITV News an announcement is expected later today (yesterday, 24 June). The owner…
Sean Craig (Royal St George Yacht Club) competed in the largest 54 boat Grand Master Radial division
The first big international Laser Masters Championships since the Dublin 2019 Worlds took place in Roses, Spain between June 14th and June 20th. In afternoon sea breezes of 8-20 knots and constant sunshine, 151 Radials and 117 Full rigs competed…
Residue from what DLRCoCo has now confirmed as a bloom of Noctiluca scintillans washes up at Sandycove on Tuesday morning 25 June
Heavy rains in recent days have led to another wastewater overflow at the Ringsend treatment plant, as well as other pumping stations, that has prompted a new swimming ban at several Dublin Bay beaches. It marks the second time this…
 Clifden RNLI returning to shore after last night’s launch
At 21.04 last night, Clifden RNLI’s pagers sounded to launch in response to reports of two broken down jet skis between Inishbofin and Cleggan with three people on board. Weather conditions were favourable at the time and the Atlantic 85…
Crew member Ross Stewart, his wife Leah and son Ben enjoying the open day
This past Saturday 22 June, Larne RNLI opened its doors to the public to celebrate 25 years of saving lives at sea in the local area. Since the station opened in in 1994, Larne lifeboat volunteers have launched 514 times,…
The porbeagle shark caught and released off West Cork last Tuesday
Don’t be fooled by the fearsome appearance of the shark above — as while it may look like a great white, it’s actually a different species, and one not often seen in Irish waters. The seven-foot, 300lb porbeagle shark was…
Rival ferry operators AFLOAT adds berthed at Rosslare Europort consist of Irish Ferries Isle of Inishmore serving Pembroke, Wales in addition Stena Line's veteran ferry Stena Europe (Fishguard route) currently in Turkey at a dry-dock undergoing a major career extension refit and upgrade. Stena Line are now the only operator linking the south-east port with mainland continental Europe (to Cherbourg, France) following Irish Ferries decision last year to withdraw two direct services linking Normandy and Brittany. In 2014 Irish Ferries launched the Dublin-Cherbourg route.
The Government has paid €1.6 million for a site near Rosslare EuroPort where State inspectors will carry out checks on UK imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The purchase price paid by the Office of Public Works (OPW)…
Managers at Dublin Port accept invite to discuss credit card spending, Brexit and cruise-ship business which AFLOAT adds is predominantly located within Alexandra Basin as above.
Executives at Dublin Port Company have agreed to appear before an Oireachtas committee to answer questions about expenditure on company credit cards and hospitality at the State-owned company. According to The Irish Times, on Friday the Oireachtas committee on transport,…
Famine replica tallship Dunbrody docked at the Port of New Ross is the country's only inland port which is located on both sides of the River Barrow, 32km from the sea via Waterford Estuary.
At the historic Port of New Ross shipping will soon be run by Belview Port in Waterford, in a controversial move planned by Wexford County Council. As the New Ross Standard reports, the Director of Services for Economic Development Tony…
Mirror Dinghy Class Heads to Sligo Yacht Club for Western Championships
Next up on the Irish Mirror dinghy calendar is the Western Championships to be held against the backdrop of Rosses Point in County Sligo. A good turnout is expected under Aisling Gillen, Sligo Yacht Club Commodore and her team adding to the…
Kilkeel Lifeboat Rescues Two People On Stranded French Yacht
Kilkeel RNLI’s volunteer crew launched at 1.20pm yesterday (Sunday 23 June) to go to the aid of the 44ft French yacht with two people onboard that was stranded two miles off Annalong Harbour in Co Down. In fresh conditions with…
Paul O'Donovan and Gary O'Donovan hold off Jake and Fintan McCarthy at the Ireland Trial
#Rowing: Gary and Paul O'Donovan, the world champions in the lightweight double, won a key race at the Ireland trials today. Fintan and Jake McCarthy were two lengths behind the O'Donovans with 400 metres to go, but tightened it to…

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