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This boat hasn't move in a long time
Tom MacSweeney
I don’t mean abandon in emergency at sea, I mean leave them to rot away in boatyards or on rivers or harbour moorings or in boatyards .. to ignore them …. deliberately forget about them …perhaps hoping never to be…
River Shannon Cruising can be slow or fast–paced as we discovered in a three day adventure in Leitrim and North Roscommon
Inland Waterways
Exploring the Shannon by boat with a Carrickcraft three-day cruiser hire was not the first choice for David O'Brien and family's September weekend getaway. But North Roscommon gave a lot more than expected With the summer ebbing away, my family were…
Jeanie Johnston seen undergoing repairs, notably at the stern and aft-mast while berthed at her current berth along Dublin's Custom House Quay.
Tall Ships
#tallships - The Dublin Inquirer poses the question is the Jeanie Johnston worth its cost?  It is since 2015 that Dublin City Council inherited the Jeanie Johnston from the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) and that has seen the council…
The pair of cargoship steamers S.S. Hare (top) and S.S. Adela (bottom) that were attacked in separate incidents by German submarine U-Boats a century ago that led to the combined loss of 36 crew. A joint commemorative public plaques unveiling ceremony for descendants of the victims takes place this Saturday, 30 Sept (13.00hrs) at Custom House Quay, Dublin.
Dublin Port
#WWIcargoshipsCeremony - To mark the centenary of the sinking of two merchant cargo steamships in the Irish Sea and loss of life, an unveiling of plaques are to take place this Saturday in Dublin, writes Jehan Ashmore.    Family descendents…
Irish at Laser Master Worlds: Niall Peelo (sailing for GBR), Paul Keane, Kevin Currier, Nick Walsh, Denis O'Sullivan, Ed Rice, Theo Lyttle and Sean Craig
Laser
Royal St. George's Sean Craig leads Irish hopes at the Laser Masters World Championships. The Dublin Radial competitor lies sixth in his 37–boat division after three races sailed in Split, Croatia. The Irish team are competing in three divisions. Results are…
Patrick Boomer
Rowing
#Rowing: The Ireland pair of Fionnán McQuillan-Tolan and Patrick Boomer finished fifth in their repechage today at the World Rowing Championships in Florida. They will compete in the C Final. The top three secured places in the A/B Semi-Finals. Serbia…
An old image of Crane 292 while it was still in use. Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO of Dublin Port Company, Paddy Paisley, Liam O’Brien and Tony Forde who all worked on the cranes and are still employees of the port.
Dublin Port
#dublinport- A striking change to the capital's skyline that been based downriver has been made possible with the Dublin Port Company resurrecting one of its iconic 1960s cranes. The 115 feet tall Crane 292 has been lovingly restored to its…
Making a rare visit by a cruiseship to Warrenpoint Harbour, Co. Down is Saga Pearl II. The small 'yacht-like' cruiseship with only a 449 capacity had called to port along the scenic Carlingford Lough.
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - Warrenpoint Harbour welcomed the return call of a cruiseship to the Co. Down port that first launched this trade in recent years, writes Jehan Ashmore. Saga Pearl II had arrived into the scenic surroundings of Carlingford Lough last…
Annalise Murphy (The National Yachts Club's Olympic Silver Medalist) with (from left) Ronan Beirne (Commodore National Yacht Club), Niall Meagher (Event Chairman) and Chris Doorly (Flying Fifteen Association of Ireland President) at the recent announcement of the up and coming Flying Fifteen World Championships to be hosted by the National Yacht Club in September 2019
Flying Fifteen
The 2019 Flying Fifteen World Championships will be hosted by the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire it has been announced. The event will run from 2nd -13th September on the waters of Dublin Bay. 85 boats will compete with entries…
New pilot boat for the Port of Holyhead, the St. Columba will be used to transfer pilots and crew to ships (not ferries) but visiting cruiseships arriving and departing
Ferry
#ferryport - An investment in a new pilot boat to be used at the north Wales ferryport of Holyhead Port took place last month. The boat built by Holyhead Marine Services Ltd is to a design created by Camarc Design…
Superyacht Air, a 265–foot Feadship, during her Kinsale visit in June 2015. The yacht also visited Kinsale again in 2016 and is part of a growing fleet of superyachts coming to Irish waters
Cork Harbour
In a move to broaden the base of its operations even further, and capitalise on the ever growing global Superyacht market, the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) has made significant investments in developing its course programmes for this exciting…
Stowaways: The men were found on board the Epsilon ferry, between Cherbourg and Dublin.
Ferry
#ferry - An airlift to hospital took place of two stowaways with hypothermia after being found hidden in a fridge of a passenger ferry. As the BBC News reports, Kingsbridge Police said the Afghan men were on board a Cherbourg,…
DBSC racers will have two races this Saturday – with some special prizes –  to mark the end of the Summer season
DBSC
Dublin Bay Sailing Club is gearing up for Saturday's End of Season Race Day. Two races will mark the conclusion of the 2017 Summer season and racing will start approximately one hour earlier than usual.  The following SI amendments been put in place: …
The VOR fleet at the start of Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi
Volvo Ocean Race
Following discussions with key Volvo Ocean Race stakeholders it has been determined that 'additional planning time' is required to implement the recently announced changes to the race schedule. As a result, the proposed 2019-20 race in new boats will not…
Versatile veterans. Shipman 28s are found in many ports, and they selected Howth as the venue for their 2017 championship. Closely leading the fleet off Ireland’s Eye is eventual overall winner Jo Slim (John Clarke, Royal St George YC) with the nearest challenge coming from Invader (Gerry Glynn, Dun Laoghaire MYC), which went on to place second overall.
Racing
The Shipman 28 is a classically-styled veteran of the Irish marine industry of the 1970s and 1980s, when she was built in considerable number in Limerick by Fastnet Marine writes W M Nixon. But there’s still plenty of life in…
Sanita Puspure
Rowing
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure took second place in her heat of the women’s single sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Florida today. The in-form Jeannine Gmelin won the race, holding fast to her long-held lead despite a fast finish by…
With a 12.2 m2 fully battened mainsail, racks and a trapeze, the boat continues to be one of a few classes which is unapologetic in defying the cliché of being ‘easy to sail, but hard to sail well’
RS Sailing
Irish RS600 sailors might be forgiven for feeling somewhat like Defoe’s Crusoe, alienated from the rejuvenated fleets in the UK and adrift amongst the dominant Irish dinghy classes. Of the ten or so boats now on the island, a number…
A 49er sailing in Tralee Bay
Tokyo 2020
Tralee Bay in County Kerry was the perfect arena for a high–paced weekend of sailing. Led by the Tralee Bay Maritime Centre with the support of Tralee Bay Sailing Club, 49er Olympic hopefuls gave an incredible ballet of spinnakers over…
Artemis at full blast offwind. In daylight, this sort of sailing was still possible despite failed wind instruments, but at night they’d to throttle back.
Offshore
Mikey Ferguson from the Royal Ulster YC on Belfast Lough and Andrew Baker from the Quoile YC on Strangford Lough have played a key role in establishing a new mono-hull record for the 620-mile course from Land’s End in southwest…
RCYC General Manager Gavin Deane was also helming a National 18 dinghy in the end of season crews race at Crosshaven
National 18
Last Friday evening saw the last races of the National 18 season that consisted of two races in front of Royal Cork Yacht Club and with buoys at the rear of the RCYC marina for an unusual course configuration on the Owenabue…

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