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Athlone Cancels as Wind Claims Another Irish Rowing Regatta
#Rowing: Athlone Regatta has been cancelled. The weather forecast for Saturday in the area was for strong winds with gusts. The regatta is in its 49th year and this is the third time it has been cancelled for weather reasons.…
Prince Charles at the NMCI's simulator in Ringaskiddy where nearby is the Irish Naval Base, also where the historic visit was made in Cork Harbour
#NavyNews - On visit to Cork Harbour writes the Irish Examiner, the Prince of Wales discovered that piloting a ship is like riding a bike – you never lose the knack. More than 40 years after he commanded a British…
Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the winner of DBSC's Cruiser 0 IRC division
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill VI, 2. Wow, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 0 ECHO: 1. Wow, 2. Rockabill VI, 3. Lively Lady Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Juggerknot, 3. Bon Exemple Cruiser 1 ECHO: 1. White Mischief, 2.…
Emotion on the faces of the Leg 10 winning crew of Team Brunel
#VOR - Skipper Bouwe Bekking led his Team Brunel to a win in Leg 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race over Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE squad, who claimed second place less than two minutes behind. Brunel crossed the finish line at…
“Lakers at Sea” is a fortnightly sailing course provided by the instructors of Bray Sailing Club to build further on last year’s partnership with the local Lakers club
Bray Sailing Club welcomed members of Lakers (a sport and recreation club for children and adults with an intellectual disability) back to the club this week to kick off the “Lakers at Sea” sailing programme. “Lakers at Sea” is a…
The 2020 Fireball World Championships will be staged at Howth Yacht Club. The last time the event sailed here was in 2011 in Sligo (above).
The 2020 Fireball World Championships have been awarded to Howth Yacht Club in Dublin. As David O'Brien in the Irish Times Sailing Column reveals here, the top-flight dinghy event will bring competitors from as far as Africa and Australia to…
Team Brunel are battling to keep MAPFRE astern and take the Leg 10 victory tonight
#VOR - Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel shot past most of the fleet over the past 24 hours, eventually eking ahead of MAPFRE on Thursday morning (14 June) and taking the lead in Leg 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race. But…
The HotelPlanner.com team celebrates finishing Race 11 to New York
#ClipperRace - The Clipper Race team of HotelPlanner.com led by Conall Morrison were in excellent spirits as they entered Liberty Landing Marina after taking seventh place in Race 11: Nasdaq Race from Panama to New York. Greeted dockside by supporters…
The yacht beached near Waterville, Co Kerry, as seen earlier today
#StormHector - One sorry yacht owner felt the wrath of Storm Hector today (Thursday 14 June) when their vessel was founded beached near Waterville in Co Kerry, as RTÉ News reports. The Hanse yacht, named Seabiscuit, broke its mooring in…
Above signage taken in Rosslare Europort, which along with the Port of Cork according to MEP Liadh Ní Riada said the plan potentially uses these existing ports for "Brexit preparedness"
#Ports&Shipping - The European Commission has drawn up proposals for developing maritime links between Ireland and continental Europe as part of contingency plans for a possible 'no deal' Brexit outcome. As RTE News reports, Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada…
Rob McConnell's A34 Fools Gold from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club is fifth in 12–boat Division three of the IRC European Championships in Cowes
Light winds and strong tides may have made for a difficult first half to the Royal Ocean Racing Club's combined IRC European Championship and Commodores' Cup, but Hampshire Tourist Board conditions graced the Solent for day four of racing where…
Some 29,000 passengers and their crossings are cancelled due to delayed delivery of newbuild cruiseferry W.B. Yeats
#FerryNews - The National Transport Authority (NTA) which regulates sea travel to and from Ireland has said it is examining whether thousands of passengers impacted by Irish Ferries cancelling its summer sailings on the WB Yeats are entitled to compensation.…
Peel Ports, a UK ports group, is calling on cargo owners, hauliers and others to look at two potential solutions to inevitable congestion at Dover (above) learning lessons from a model commonly used for Irish Sea freight and using capacity at ports across the country.
#Ports&Shipping - UK trade with continental Europe is likely to be gridlocked when Britain leaves the customs union without a fundamental rethink of English Channel roll-on roll-off (RoRo) services. Peel Ports [a UK ports group incl. Liverpool] is calling on…
Port of Cork chairman John Mullins and Brittany Ferries chief executive Christophe Mathieu at a special ceremony yesterday which Afloat adds that the cake of the flagship 'Pont-Aven' was to celebrate 40 years of the Ireland-France service.
#FerryNews - Trying to help people is Britanny Ferries with those who booked with Irish Ferries WB Yeats, but may not be able to accommodate many because they are nearly full for July and August. As the Irish Examiner writes, Brittany…
The ISORA fleet rafted up in the Isle of Man
Taking place soon after the Midnight Race that finished on Saturday afternoon, the ISORA crews of most of the boats had just enough time to take part in the generous hospitality of Douglas Yacht Club’s BBQ and reception before preparing…
The ISORA fleet in the lock exiting the marina for the Midnight Race off Liverpool
The Midnight Race from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man, was being run for the 99th time on Friday 8th June. This is an evening race with the start at 19.30 provided by Commodore of Liverpool Yacht Club, Paul Pratt.…
The Irish Navy
The operations of the Naval Service at its Headquarters on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour are to be reviewed, reports Tom MacSweeney. This follows on the approval by Bord Pleanala of planning permission for the controversial hazardous waste incinerator at…
Antonio Cuervas-Mons is smashed by the water on board MAPFRE, Wednesday 13 June
#VOR - Spanish team MAPFRE shot into the lead of the penultimate Volvo Ocean Race leg as the fleet rocketed round the coast of Scotland on Wednesday (13 June). The painfully light and fickle winds that dogged the seven teams…
Earlier today on board Sanya Serenity Coast, currently some 54 nautical miles from the finish in second place
#ClipperRace - The leading pack in the Clipper Race fleet has entered what should be the final 24 hours of Race 11: Nasdaq Race from Panama to New York today (Wednesday 13 June). But finishing positions are still very much…
Youghal’s new pontoon and access ramp was installed in early May
Youghal’s long-awaited harbour pontoon is now open for business in what’s expected to be a major boost for the East Cork town. Mooring fees are €10 per day or €25 a week, applicable to all users — whether casual, commercial…

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