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MAPFRE and crew sail to a home victory in the first in-port race
Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - The local heroes on Xabi Fernández's MAPFRE were popular winners in the first in-port race — and first point-scoring race — of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race in Alicante on Saturday (14 October). Fernández and his team made…
Storm Ophelia approaches Ireland. Scroll down for animation and a website link to check on the track to Irish shores
Marine Warning
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed T.D. this evening urged farmers, fishermen and people in rural areas to be extra vigilant and take precautions as Storm Ophelia approaches the Country. The Minister was speaking after the…
Portaferry RNLI launching to reports of dory spinning out of control on Saturday morning
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - A volunteer crew from Portaferry RNLI were preparing for a training exercise yesterday morning (Saturday 14 October) when they received a call to go to the aid of a man who had been thrown from a small motor…
Squibs racing last year at Lough Derg Yacht Club
Squib
In Lough Derg Yacht Club over the weekend of 22-23 October, Squibs will come from the North, South and East coasts of Ireland as well as from Britain to compete in what will be one of the most enjoyable regattas…
The latest predicted track of the former Hurricane Ophelia over Ireland
Weather
#Ophelia - Met Éireann has issued a Status Red wind warning for southern and western counties as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia are set to bring gusts of more than 130kmh this Monday 16 October. Mean wind speeds in excess…
Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore, Co Galway
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, was at the Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore yesterday (Friday 13 October) to discuss collaborations under the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. The Marine Institute meetings were part of a…
Monika Dukarska
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Monika Dukarska took silver at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Thonon on Lake Geneva in France. The Killorglin woman held second for virtually the entire race behind Diana Dymchenko of Ukraine, who shot into an early lead…
Rough and ready in the middle of the South Atlantic on deck with Garmin
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - The first boats in the Clipper Race fleet are expected to arrive ahead of schedule in Cape Town this coming Wednesday (18 October). After some fast and furious sailing across the South Atlantic — with Greenings notching a…
Cruiser’s GPS tracker shows its incredible five-month voyage from South Carolina to Mayo
Marine Science
#Unmanned - School children in South Carolina in the USA are awaiting news on the whereabouts of their unmanned sailboat that made landfall in Ireland's North West this past week. As WCSC Live 5 News reports, the miniature vessel named…
The women's coxed quad from Castletownbere.
Rowing
#Rowing: Castletownbere, representing Ireland, finished 14th in the A Final of the women’s coxed quadruple at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Thonon on Lake Geneva in France.    Greece won an exciting race, recovering from a mistake to take…
The Queen Mary 2, pictured here in Norway, was en route to Southampton from New York at the time
Coastguard
#Medevac - Shannon’s Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was involved in a medevac from the cruise liner Queen Mary 2 some 60 nautical miles off West Cork on Thursday morning (12 October), as BreakingNews.ie reports. An elderly passenger understood…
Mark Mansfield – his expression may seem impassive, but he is at his most alive and alert when racing a sailing boat
W M Nixon
Mark Mansfied of Cork has been a major presence in Irish and international sailing for decades. With his considerable height and presence, and air of being intensely focused on the task in hand, he is at the core of any…
The “Álvaro de Bazán” class frigate belongs to the 31st Escort Squadron based in Ferrol, Corunna in north-west Spain.
Navy
#SpainScotland - French Navy ships are currently visiting Dublin Port with more to come among them the Spanish that also participated in Joint Warrior 172, Europe's largest military exercise for some time that had taken place off Scotland, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Pano wind trubine cargo at Warrenpoint Port
Ports & Shipping
Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA) has published an Economic Impact Assessment which has highlighted the port’s value to the local economy and confirmed its position as the second largest port in Northern Ireland. The report carried out by independent economist, Ryan…
Monika Dukarska
Rowing
#Rowing: Monika Dukarska won her heat at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Thonon in France this morning. She qualified for Saturday’s A Final of the Coastal Women’s Solo. Two other Ireland competitors, Jessica Lee of Killorglin and Jeanne O’Gorman…
An Taoiseach Mr. Leo Varadkar TD, pictured at the official ‘opening up’ of Port Centre following completion of a 12 month project to soften the Port’s boundaries with the city which included the unveiling of the new art insulation entitled “The Sphere” by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál Mac Donncha
Dublin Port
Guests of Honour Ardmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath and Honorary Admiral of Dublin Port, Mícheál Mac Donncha and An Taoiseach Mr. Leo Varadkar TD were in attendance at the official opening of Dublin Port Centre. The project which began last November…
Skerries RNLI towing the RIB with engine issues to safety from Lambay Island
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Thursday 12 October) for the second time in less than 24 hours. Shortly after 12pm, Dublin Coast Guard received information that a RIB with one person on board had suffered engine failure north…
Irish Fishing Fleet Sees Fall In Mackerel Quota For 2018
Fishing
#Fishing - The new mackerel quota for Irish fishermen for 2018 will be just under 70,000 tonnes (69,143 tonnes) with a landing value of €70 million. The figure marks a reduction of more than 17,000 tonnes on the 2017 quota…
These durable and functional bags have been designed specifically with space saving in mind
Marine Clothing
New for 2018, Henri Lloyd has designed and developed a new collection of waterproof luggage known as the Dri Pac collection. The collection features a 5L, 20L and 40L dry bag and also a 25L rucksack version. These durable and…
Irish Open Off Because of Poor Weather Forecast
Rowing
#Rowing: The Irish Open, scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled. The forecast was not good and the organisers decided not to continue with the event. The official announcement said that “in the interest of safety and fairness” Rowing Ireland…

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