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Marine data company Partrac is planning to deploy Metocean instrumentation at the North Ireland Sea Area (NISA) over a two-day period from tomorrow, Monday 17 January. The survey campaign covers two sites in NISA off North Co Dublin, Meath and…
Patrick Pruniaux (left), chief executive of Ulysse Nardin with Richard Brisius, race chairman of The Ocean Race
With just one year to go to the start gun for leg one of The Ocean Race 2022-23, the countdown is on and Ulysse Nardin, the pioneering Swiss watch manufacturer, has become the official timekeeper of the race. Ulysse Nardin…
Get a glimpse behind the scenes at X-Yachts’ production facility in Haderslev, Denmark
X-Yachts is offering a unique opportunity to get up close with its range of performance yachts — from the workshop to the showroom and beyond. From Monday 28 February to Sunday 6 March, a select group of visitors to X-Yacht’s…
What will be the effect of Marine Protected Areas on sailing?
Where will marine protected areas and marine conservation zones be located in Irish coastal waters and what effects will they have on sailing, watersports generally, angling, commercial fishing, shipping? The Marine Environment Section in the Water Division of the Department…
Kenneth Rumball of the Offshore Racing Academy
The Offshore Racing Academy which aims to provide professional impartial offshore sailing and racing advice to make offshore sailing and racing more fun, enjoyable and safe for sailors of all levels from the gruelling Figaro and Class 40 solo offshore…
Effortless progress – Rob Mason’s newly-restored 1938-built trawler yacht Blue Hills moves sweetly through the waters of southwest Wales
To say that Rob Mason of Milford Haven has an eye for a boat is a bit like saying that the late Vincent O’Brien was quite a good judge of horseflesh. The retired Milford Haven tugboat skipper turned up from…
Gordon Patterson and Ross Nolan from RNIYC are one of eight NI Squibs heading for the Kinsale based Irish Nationals in June
It’s a long way for crew and boats to travel from Belfast Lough and Strangford Lough to Kinsale but eight from the northern-based Squib class will be making that 300 mile trip in June for the eight-race Bandon Co-Op Squib…
Laser Winter racing at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club
Saturday, January 15th, was day two of Monkstown Bay Sailing Club’s Laser Winter League in Cork Harbour. A windless morning was in store for the competitors. The bay was calm and clear, and the air had a cold bite. Nonetheless,…
Norwegian oil industry union official Stein Bredal who died earlier this month at the age of 71
Tributes have been paid in Ireland to the Norwegian oil industry union official Stein Bredal who died earlier this month at the age of 71. Bredal, who was a safety representative, shop steward and board member of Statoil – now…
Ireland's multi Volvo Ocean Race round the world champion Justin Slattery has added another line to his world-class sailing CV this morning by setting a new RORC Transatlantic Race Record onboard the maxi Comanche. Five days ago Slattery predicted he…
With the publication today of the Notice of Race (downloadable below) and the opening of the online entry system it’s all systems go for the Fireball World Championship in Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer in August. This will be the…
Dara McGee's - 'J122 Kaya —recently sold to a Client in Cork
Demand for brokerage boats in UK and Ireland is exceeding supply and now is the perfect time to sell your boat with Key Yachting. There has never been a better time to sell your boat, with yards expected delivery slots…
The members of the Walrus Swim Team
Six sea swimmers from Ireland have succeeded in their attempt to cross the North Channel in winter — setting a new record in the process. According to RTÉ News, the members of the Walrus Swim Team completed the 35km relay…
The destroyed hull of the sunken Costa Concordia the day after the disaster on 13 January 2012
Earlier this week Italy marked the 10th anniversary of the Costa Concordia shipwreck disaster with commemorations on Isola del Giglio off Tuscany, as RTÉ News reports. Survivors joined local residents and relatives to remember those lost and give thanks to…
Maiden’s eagerly awaited departure on the 2021-2024 World Tour took place today when the iconic yacht left the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club on her 90,000nm journey, skippered by the 'legendary' Marie-Claude Kieffer Heys. Together with sponsors DP World, Maiden and…
Lightweight microplastics can be trapped in freshwater sediment and stay longest at “headwaters” or sources of rivers and streams, a new study has found. It can then take up to seven years for such pollutants to travel just a kilometre…
Fionnán Ó Baoill (13) built a wave energy tank out of containers in his back garden to test out his theory that fin design could influence optimum use of energy generated by the sea
A Dublin student whose love of sailing inspired him to research wave energy has won second prize in his category at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Fionnán Ó Baoill (13) built a wave energy tank out of…
God’s own harbour town – Kinsale provides excellent berthing, superb hospitality, great sailing, and top class sport afloat
When the Irish Squib Class signed off their 2021 season with boats from all parts of the country taking part in the successful though socially-distanced Freshwater Regatta for four national keelboat classes at Dromineer on Lough Derg in October, the…
Giovanni Soldini's Multi70 Maserati crosses the finish line in Grenada first!
After an intense Atlantic battle, Giovanni Soldini's Multi70 (ITA) Maserati has crossed the finish line first in the 8th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, finishing at: 05:51:41 UTC in Grenada on Saturday 15 January to take Multihull Line Honours.…
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‘Planning for a successful future’ is the theme of RYA Northern Ireland’s Affiliate Clubs Conference for 2022, taking place online next Saturday 22 January. Whether your club has been able to capitalise on the staycation trend or is struggling to…
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