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Cartoon (Ken Lawless and Syb McCormack) were part of the winning Cruisers III team
ICRA
Following a light–air Cruisers Three East Coast Championships DBSC feeder race from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones on Saturday, the second two races of the 2017 Championship were held on Sunday in 20–knots of wind as part of the Greystones Harbour…
The new Energy Buoyancy aid – the elasticated side panel and Nylon webbing belt/ buckle offers a more customised fit
Marine Clothing
Sailing Clothing maker Henri Lloyd have launched a new CE approved Energy Buoyancy Aid has been ergonomically constructed to reduce bulk and provide maximum freedom of movement. The elasticated side panel and Nylon webbing belt/ buckle offers a more customized…
Three Mermaid Bullets for Boylan at Rush Sailing Club Regatta
Mermaid
The annual Mermaid Rush Regatta took place this weekend with two races held on Saturday the 26th and one race on Sunday the 27th. With a very light forecast given it was looking uncertain whether any racing would be going…
Wicklow Lifeboat In Search For Overdue Kayakers
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched at 8.37pm last night (Monday 28 August) to search for an overdue kayak. The two kayakers on board were reported overdue to the Irish Coast Guard by a concerned relative after he lost…
Get On The Water With The INSS This September
How To Sail
#TrySailing - Summer 2017 may be all but over, but the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School still has a number of courses running for all ages and skill levels going into the autumn. For junior sailors, the weekly Saturday…
Larne RNLI assisting a motor boat with engine difficulties on Wednesday 23 August
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - It was a busy week for the volunteer crew at Larne RNLI last week with three launches for the Co Antrim lifeboats in three days. On Tuesday 22 August, Larne’s all-weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat were launched following…
Bayview Yacht Club in Michigan was the host venue for the Detroit Cup, the middle stage of the USA Grand Slam series
Team Racing
#TeamRacing - It was a tough week in Michigan for Dan Gill, Richard Roberts and Scott Flanigan at the 10th annual Detroit Cup, which concluded yesterday (Sunday 27 August). But the TCD team racing trio managed to stay above the…
Nin O'Leary's Vendee Globe entry Hugo Boss sailing off the Cork coast
Vendee Globe
The new offshore racing entity, 'Ireland Ocean Racing', that will put Royal Cork Yacht Club's Nicholas O'Leary (31) at the helm of the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss on the 2020 Vendée Globe start line is sailing off Cork Harbour. As…
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Lyden’s back with Olympic-sized bang Having taken time out for studies, former Junior Helms champ Fionn Lyden has signalled Tokyo 2020 intent with U23 Worlds bronze, and faces likely trials rival Oisín McClelland in Gold Cup. Upping Anchor for Quarter Ton Cup bid  Paul Gibbons’ Anchor Challenge…
RCYC 'At Home' winner Anchor Challenge will be the only Irish Quarter Ton Cup entry this year in Cowes
Royal Cork YC
Paul Gibbons launched his immaculately–prepared Quarter–Tonner Anchor Challenge in order to use the weekend's Royal Cork Yacht Club's 'At Home' Regatta as a training run for his Quarter Ton Cup challenge in Cowes in a fortnight's time. In the three–race regatta,…
Greenings is expected in Porto tomorrow after yesterday’s medevac of skipper David Hartshorn with a serious hand injury
Clipper Race
#ClipperRace - A Clipper Race yacht is diverting to Portugal after the team’s skipper suffered a serious injury to his left hand that required emergency medical attention. Greetings skipper David Hartshorn got his left thumb caught in a spinnaker sheet…
The MarkSetBot could be a fixture at your local yacht club in the near future
Racing
#MarkSetBot - A robot buoy could change forever the way yacht clubs mark their racing courses. That’s the promise of MarkSetBot, an invention by US sailor Kevin Morin which adapts two already existing technologies for a whole new purpose, as…
Squibs off Kinsale
Squib
Light airs and fog ensured that the Squib South Coast Race Officer, John Stallard, and his Kinsale Yacht Club team were tested to the limits over the past two days. Saturday saw bright sunny conditions but no wind so the…
U23 Finn Bronze Medalist Fionn Leyden, (third from left) on the podium in Hungary
Tokyo 2020
It's bronze for Ireland at the U23 Finn Worlds following an auspicious debut performance from Baltimore Sailing Club's Fionn Lyden this week in the mens Olympic heavyweight dinghy in Hungary. The 2017 U23 Finn World Championship for the Finn Silver…
Cruiser racers will round the Kish Bank Lighthouse on Sunday 24 September
Offshore
#KishRace - The Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club has announced details of its annual Kish Race for 2017. This year’s race in Dublin Bay to and from the Kish Bank Lighthouse offshore will be held on Sunday 24 September. As…
Cruisers two winner Checkmate from Howth Yacht Club
Greystones Harbour
It was a case of third time lucky for Sunday's Greystones Regatta in County Wicklow. Despite a limp forecast, the full two race programme was sailed today in ideal sailing conditions, banishing the curse of the last two editions that have been cut…
Jenny Egan
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan finished 10th in the women’s K1 5,000 metres at the canoe sprint World Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic today. In a dramatic race, Dora Bodonyi of Hungary came out with the gold medal after…
Racing at Howth Yacht Club’s Autumn League
Howth YC
#HYC - Entries are open for Howth Yacht Club’s 38th Autumn League, which runs for six weeks from Saturday 16 September. Combining quality keelboat racing with a lively après-sail social schedule, this year’s event will see the continuation of the…
Wreckage from the Spanish Armada ships visible on the beach at Streedagh
Coastal Notes
#SpanishArmada - A Sligo-based group dedicated to promoting the northwest coastal area’s links with the historic Spanish Armada has been honoured by the King of Spain in a special ceremony this week, as RTÉ News reports. The Plate of the…
Lower Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh
News Update
#Enniskillen - The Sunday Life reports that a woman has died after falling from a boat in Enniskillen in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 26 August). The PSNI recovered the woman and a man from the waters of…

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