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Newcastle and UCD race at Henley
#Rowing: UCD made their exit at Henley Women’s Regatta, but Enniskillen moved into the semi-finals today. Newcastle University made a fast start in their quarter-finals of the Aspirational Academic Eights against UCD and built it into a clearwater lead.  Enniskillen…
Enniskillen win at Athlone Regatta
#Rowing: UCD’s eight beat Jesus College, Cambridge, to progress to the quarter-finals at Henley Women’s Regatta today. The Irish crew will take on Newcastle University at 4.44 pm.  Enniskillen’s junior 18 eight came through a time trial to qualify for…
The Irelnd women's four: Emily Hegarty, Aileen Crowley, Monika Dukarska, Tara Hanlon
#Rowing: The Ireland women’s four are set for a B Final on Sunday after finishing sixth in their semi-final at the World Cup Regatta in Poznan. Australia beat the United States One crew after an exciting contest in this semi-final,…
Claire Feerick and Eimear Lambe
#Rowing: Ireland’s Eimear Lambe and Claire Feerick took sixth place in their semi-final of the women’s pair at the World Cup in Poznan, Poland, this morning. They will take a place in the B Final.    New Zealand’s Kerri Gowler…
Ballyglass Lifeboat Rescues Two Anglers After Boat Runs Adrift In Broadhaven Bay
Ballyglass RNLI rescued two fishermen whose boat got into difficulty and ran adrift in Broadhaven Bay on Thursday afternoon (20 June). The station’s all-weather volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch and locate the sea anglers drifting into danger in…
The up-graded 1993 steel-built Bruce Roberts-designed ketch Danu with which a noted Galway Bay sailing family have started a 14-month Atlantic Circuit Cruise
Midsummer’s Weekend, and Irish sailing pauses for breath in this most hectic of sailing seasons writes W M Nixon. There are other events going on during these next two days, but let’s hope the most relaxed and non-competitive tone is…
Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska.
#Rowing: Ireland’s women’s four joined the women’s pair in the semi-finals of the World Cup regatta in Poland. The top three crews from the fours repechage qualified, but Ireland sat fifth at halfway. Canada moved away and opened a small…
Eimear Lambe and Claire Feerick
#Rowing: Ireland’s women’s pair of Claire Feerick and Eimear Lambe qualified for the semi-final at the World Cup Regatta in Poznan, Poland. The young crew took a clear second place behind Megan Kalmoe and Tracey Eisser of the United States…
Saskia Tidey (left) and Charlotte Dobson with their bronze medals from the Hempel World Cup Series Miami in February this year
The Royal Irish Yacht Club’s Saskia Tidey and her Team GB sailing partner Charlotte Dobson have launched a crowdfunding campaign to support their efforts to qualify for the 49erFX class in next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. The pair, who…
Boating on the Shannon-Erne Waterway
Waterways Ireland has issued Marine Notices related to a number of events taking place on Ireland’s inland waterways this weekend. On the Royal Canal, a Junior Canoe Polo Competition will take place at Kilcock Harbour from 10am to 6pm tomorrow,…
Lough Ree lifeboat volunteers approaching a motor cruiser run around earlier this week
Lough Ree RNLI volunteers diverted from a training exercise yesterday evening (Thursday 20 June) on two separate callouts. While carrying out their regular monthly training on board the inshore lifeboat The Eric Rowse, the RNLI crew were requested by the Irish…
Tara Hanlon and Emily Hegarty
#Rowing: The Ireland women’s four took fourth in their heat, missing out on direct qualification for the semi-final, at the World Cup Regatta in Poland this morning. The crew of Tara Hanlon, Monika Dukarska, Aileen Crowley and Emily Hegarty will…
Proposed site location (highlighted with a circle) of the waste-to-energy incinerator plant in Ringaskiddy, Cork Harbour. Afloat adds nearby is the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) and the Naval Service base located on Haulbowline Island.
A citizen group based in Cork which is against a planned incinerator in Ringaskiddy has criticised Indaver Ireland’s application for an emission licence despite a pending court judgment on the validity of planning permission. As GreenNews.ie reports, Cork Harbour Alliance…
Eimear Lambe
#Rowing: Ireland’s Claire Feerick and Eimear Lambe finished third in their heat of the women’s pair at the World Cup Regatta in Poznan in Poland this morning.  To qualify directly for the semi-finals, the Ireland crew would have had to…
The Naomh Gobnait under restoration in Spain this week
Musician Liam Ó Maonlaí says he believes the late Kerry poet Danny Sheehy would have “relished” the Irish-Galician project to restore the naomhóg in which he had his last sea trip before he died two years ago. Ó Maonlaí, who…
Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan
#Rowing: The standout names in the Irish entry for Henley Royal Regatta are Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll. The world lightweight champions of 2017 have entered the Silver Goblets for open pairs.  The Irish challenge features Commercial in the Thames…
A Visentini-class ropax Afloat adds likewise of Connemara (above) is to be chartered as the third type of this Italian built series to join Brittany Ferries when it is introduced in November. The charter is to deliver greater flexibility to a route network that connects Ireland, France, Spain and the UK.
A one-year charter by Brittany Ferries of an additional ropax ship is being finalised ahead of the 2020 season. The ropax will be operated by Brittany Ferries from November 2019 until November 2020. The goal is to deliver additional flexibility…
The Yankee Clipper flew across the Atlantic on a route from Southampton to Port Washington, New York with intermediate stops at Foynes, Ireland, Botwood, Newfoundland, and Shediac, New Brunswick. The inaugural trip occurred on June 24, 1939.
The Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum on the Shannon Estuary is gearing up to mark yet another milestone, the 30th anniversary of the opening of the museum itself. On July 8, 1989, the late Hollywood star, Maureen O’Hara Blair…
Crowds at the National Rowing Centre
#Rowing: Cork Regatta has been called off for this weekend. The two-day Grand League event has been re-fixed for next weekend (June 29th and 30th).  The forecast for this weekend was for high winds and heavy rain on Sunday, with…
Sea Cloud II passes Roches Point lighthouse on her arrival into Cork Harbour
"All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by". The five-star Tall Ship Sea Cloud II arrived into Cork Harbour early this morning, her tall masts and sails evoking memories of times past for shipping in the Harbour writes Bob…

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