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Finn Lynch (IRL) lee-bows Matthew Wearn (AUS) to take the gun in gold fleet race 10 at the Laser Worlds in Melbourne
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch finished his Australian Laser World Championships in 31st place, bookending the final three races with a first and a U flag disqualification. Compatriot Ewan McMahon of Howth Yacht Club also had a first on the…
LÉ Ciara failed to leave port on 30 December but eventually did so on 1 January due to illness/injury of crew members. AFLOAT adds the Coastal Patrol Vessel (CPV) became the first Naval Service vessel to berth at the new marina (as above) in Bantry, Co. Cork during a call last year.
There are fears that the Naval Service due to under-resources won’t be able to combat maritime drug shipments while at the same time adequately patrolling EU fishery waters post-Brexit. As the Irish Examiner reports, concerns have also been raised that…
Samphire, a Nicholson 36
Royal St George Yacht Club's Frank O'Beirne won the Irish Cruising Club's (ICC) Perry Greer Bowl for the 'Best First ICC Log' that describes a cruise from Dun Laoghaire to the Hebrides last Summer, a voyage that has provided the…
Fireflies are the boat of choice for the Leinster Schools Team Racing Championships in March
Dun Laoghaire's  Royal Saint George Yacht Club is once again hosting the Leinster Schools Team Racing event on Wednesday the 11th of March. The event is open to all schools in the Province of Leinster. In the event of bad…
Finn Lynch - dropped back six places in gold fleet
Finn Lynch slipped down the leaderboard of the Laser World Championships on day one of the gold fleet series. Scoring a 36, 30 and 19 in the 42-boat fleet, he now lies 28th overall. Compatriots Liam Glynn and Ewan McMahon…
Saskia Tidey (left) and Charlotte Dobson with their world championship silver medals in Geelong
It was so close yet so far for Scottish-Irish combination Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey who narrowly missed out on winning the World 49erFX championships in Australia today. The pair, who have qualified for Team GB's Tokyo team, had a…
DBSC Committtee Boat Freebird
Dublin Bay Sailing Club will add an extra race to its Spring Chicken Series following the second successive weekend cancellation due to storms. This Sunday's race was scrubbed this morning after Storm Dennis forecasts revealed that it is 'highly unlikely'…
kayaks, inflatables, outboards and safety equipment is on display this weekend on the O’Sullivans Marine stand at Ireland Angling Show
An array of boats, kayaks, inflatables, outboards and safety equipment is on display this weekend on the O’Sullivan’s Marine stand at the Ireland Angling Show at The National Show Centre in Swords in north Dublin. Early attendance to the show…
At the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group’s (IWDG) annual meeting held last year in Dublin, the phrase “everything is changing” summed up Ireland’s whale activity.
The skeleton of a Wexford blue whale (82ft long) named Hope has supplanted ‘Dippy’, the much loved Diplodocus, as the main attraction at Hintz Hall in the National History Museum in London, reports The Green News.ie “Look at the whale!”…
Storm Dennis whipping up at Hook Lighthouse in Co Wexford
A Status Yellow gale warning is in place for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea as Storm Dennis sweeps towards Britain this weekend. Winds of up to Force 9 are expected around the coast, while counties Wexford and…
If it’s February, it must be Miami…..this weekend sees two boat shows at full steam ahead in Miami, and Gerry & Martin Salmon of MGM Boats of Dun Laoghaire are with the Prestige array in the Miami Yacht Show.
With the Silver Jubilee of their leading Dun Laoghaire boat agency, brokerage, dealership and boatyard only two years away, Gerry and Martin Salmon of MGM Boats find themselves in the position of being seen as senior role models in a…
Howth Yacht Club’s marina and clubhouse
Howth Yacht Club is seeking to recruit a new club manager, to assume overall responsibility for administration, marine and hospitality at the North Dublin club. One of Ireland’s premier yacht clubs, Howth Yacht Club (HYC) has over 1,600 members and…
Eimear Manning from Global Action Plan Ireland dissects a squid with pupils from Virgin Mary GNS in Ballymun, North Dublin
Global Action Plan Ireland and the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) shared their love for the ocean on Valentine’s Day with primary schools in Ballymun and Dun Laoghaire as part of the Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme. With…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour: A barge laden with Cornish granite is moved by a pair of tugs, AMS Retriever and Vanguard in advance of towage to off the port's East Pier where operations took place to discharge rock-armour due to damage caused by Storm Emma in 2018.
Works have recently begun to repair damage in Dun Laoghaire Harbour caused by a storm from almost two years ago, however further bad weather looms as Storm Dennis is to sweep in this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. As Afloat reported in…
DBSC Committee Boat Freebird will go afloat on Sunday to check conditions in advance of Spring Chicken Series Racing this Sunday
Dublin Bay Sailing Club organisers say they will be making every effort to get sailing on Sunday morning in the third race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series despite the gale warnings issued in advance of Storm Dennis. Start sequences…
Racing has been cancelled this Sunday at the DMYC Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire
Yet another early call has been taken to cancel the DMYC Frostbites this Sunday at Dun Laoghaire Harbour with winds of mid to high twenties gusting to mid-forties predicted for race time. Storm Dennis has an element of “Denis the…
The survey is being carried out from the RV Celtic Explorer
The first and second leg of 2020’s Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey will be carried out from next weekend off the West, South West and South Coasts of Ireland by the Marine Institute, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy…
Assembling of custom built ship-to-shore cranes at the new container (lo-lo) terminal located at Ringaskiddy in lower Cork Harbour
The assembling of ship-to-shore (STS) cranes has begun at the Port of Cork's new Container Terminal in Ringaskiddy.  The new Liebherr cranes according to the port company, will improve liners’ schedule reliability, and reduce trade costs and inventory holding outlays…
Tadhg O'Loingsigh and the crew of Janx Spirit – Reigning U25 Irish J/24 Champions
The Irish J/24 Fleet has answered the call from ICRA to offer 25% discount on entry fees for all U25 squads entering J/24 Events in 2020. Without hesitation, J/24 event hosts, Carrickfergus Sailing Club, Sligo Yacht Club, Foynes Yacht Club…
Storms approach Geelong, the venue for the 49erFX Worlds
The fourth day of racing at the ILCA Laser Standard Men’s World Championship was abandoned today, owing to a series of thunderstorms that swept across Port Phillip Bay. Scheduled to be the first day of Gold Fleet racing, which brings…

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