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Flying fifteen winners Niall and Nikki Meagher in Ffantastic Mr Fox
Flying Fifteen
Niall and Nikki Meagher in Ffantastic Mr Fox had two great race wins in very difficult shifty conditions in the National Yacht Club Flying fifteen Frostbite Series on Sunday. The strong winds of the morning had abated and by the…
The seemingly doomed yacht narrowly avoids collision with Monkstown's quay wall then disappears downwind in the spume. Scroll down for video
Cork Harbour
A video of a yacht that broke free of its mooring in the teeth of Storm Ophelia in Cork Harbour, has recorded over 50k views on social media. The Ensign Bar in Monkstown Co. Cork posted the vid on Facebook…
Conditions were extremely challenging with force nine winds with a six metre sea swell. Scroll down for video
RNLI Lifeboats
Volunteer lifeboat crew with Rosslare RNLI launched this morning (Monday 16 October) during Storm Ophelia to rescue three men onboard a 10m yacht after they issued a Mayday. The crew had been trying to get to safety since the early…
As well as tip-top racing techniques required in the Phil Morrison-designed RS200, winning or losing was also down to gaining the best tidal advantage
Racing
Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis today added another three wins to their already impressive haul of first places from yesterday in Essex to win the 2017 Endeavour Trophy series with a race to spare writes Sue Pelling. Going into today’s…
 Everyone at the IRC Congress agreed that exciting events drive participation. This is demonstrated by the record four minutes for the Rolex Fastnet Race entry to be fully subscribed
RORC
Another successful annual IRC Congress meeting was held in early October in the popular sailing venue and race destination of St Malo on the northern French coast. Forty delegates from as far afield as Japan and the USA came together…
Rescue 116 over Dundalk Bay this morning after reports of windsurfers in difficulty
Rescue
#Ophelia - Windsurfers on the Louth coast have been roundly criticised on social media as they prompted a major rescue operation before the arrival of Storm Ophelia, as TheJournal.ie reports. The four windsurfers, originally thought to be kitesurfers, made their…
Over 150 sailors, representing nine colleges competed
Team Racing
The first IUSA team racing event of the 17/18 season took place this weekend (14th - 15th of October) in Wexford. ‘Irish University Sailing Associations Easterns,’ was held in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club, and run very successfully by…
Ophelia: Information issued from Met Eireann, the National Emergency Coordination Centre, Dublin Port and AA Newsroom advise of safety precaution, updates on ferry travel and incidents
Dublin Port
#OpheliaDublinPort - Met Eireann and the National Emergency Coordination Centre are advising everyone throughout the country to stay away from coastal paths, cliffs and harbours during the forecasted extreme weather event. Dublin Bay  For safety reasons there will be no…
Waterways Ireland says Mooring lines and cleats on vessels at these facilities will be under strain as will the shore bollards that they are made fast to
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland advises Masters and Owners of vessels berthed in public harbours, at jetties or moorings against visiting any vessels or boats during periods of extreme weather such as storm force winds and heavy rainfall. Strong winds are a hazard…
Cargo operations are suspended until further notice at the Port of Cork
Port of Cork
All Port of Cork shipping movements have been suspended in the harbour since 0600 this morning. Cargo operations are suspended until further notice, all cranes and cargo handling equipment have been secured until the storm passes. All persons are advised…
Well over 1,000 people are still employed directly in the port of Holyhead
Ferry
#ferry - A ‘hard Brexit’ writes Daily Post could see jobs lost at the north Wales port of Holyhead, the Island’s AM has warned. Speaking at the Senedd this week, Ynys Môn AM Rhun ap Iorwerth warned that some of…
Stormy waters for Team AkzoNobel as they scramble to find a new skipper just days from the start of Leg 1
Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - Team AkzoNobel has released a statement after the sudden ousting of skipper Simeon Tienpont over the weekend, just days before the first leg of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. The Dutch campaign cited “breach of contract” in their…
Munster Fireball Champions – Stephen Oram and Noel Butler
Fireball
The Irish Fireball regatta season came to an end with a four-race Munster Championships in Dun Laoghaire yesterday (Saturday 14th). The irony of course is that Dun Laoghaire isn’t in Munster at all, of course, but the Association is cutting…
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…

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