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Calves Week racing in West Cork
The violent overnight thunderstorms certainly cleared the air in Schull for the start of day four of Calves Week writes Michael Murphy. Unfortunately, it also cleared the wind, leaving race officer Alan Crosbie starting his fleets in a falling southeasterly…
35,000 Lobsters V-Notched by BIM Each Year
Each year up to 35,000 adult female lobsters caught by Irish inshore fishermen have a v-shaped notch removed from their tail by trained Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) staff. This ‘V-notch’ marking is supported by legislation that makes it illegal to…
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster or 'Brexit Minister' Michael Gove
Northern Ireland's Warrenpoint Port CEO Clare Guinness, following a visit to the port by The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove issued the following statement: “We facilitated a visit to the port by Michael Gove. “During a robust…
Stately workhorses of the west – the Galway Hookers showcase their highly individual style at the Cruinniu na mBad at Kinvara this weekend in a three day festival
After a week of thinking maybe too much about modern and ultra-modern boats contesting the Fastnet Race and Calves Week at Schull, it’s a comforting relaxation to settle gently into contemplation of this weekend’s annual Crunniu na mBad (The Gathering…
The GP14 Sutton Dinghy Club sailors celebrate in Abersoch last night
Sutton Dinghy Club took a haul of awards at last night's GP14 UK National Championships prizegiving in Abersoch including winners of the Club Trophy and with Peter and Stephen Boyle taking quite a few - seventh overall, Top Youth Helm,…
 Act 2 Owners Michael O’Leary, David Andrews and Tom Roche all of the Royal Irish Yacht Club with their crew and supporters celebrate in Schull on their Calves Week win in the Fastnet Race
The successful Dun Laoghaire White Sails Dufour 425 campaigner 'Act 2', was back in the silverware this week with a win in the Fastnet race at Calves Week. Owners Michael O’Leary, David Andrews and Tom Roche, all former international offshore…
Molly Curry and Rhiannon O'Donoghue
#Rowing: Ireland’s Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Molly Curry will compete in the A Final of the junior double sculls at the the World Junior Championships in Tokyo on Sunday. The Ireland crew took a clear third place in their semi-final this…
Pianist, songwriter and sailor Marieke Husymans of the Pianocean project will perform at Kinvara quay this weekend. Scroll down for video
Samba rhythm music declared a “single-use-plastic-free” zone in the south Galway harbour of Kinvara yesterday as it prepared for the annual Cruinniú na mBád writes Lorna Siggins. The fragility of the marine environment is a theme of this weekend’s festival,…
Enda Kenny and the crew of Tusk celebrate their win with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Enda Kenny can add his name to the list of Irish yachting politicians as he crewed adventurer Bear Grylls’ regatta winning boat Tusk in Cowes yesterday (Thursday 8 August), as TheJournal.ie reports. The former Taoiseach was taking part in the…
There was a 16-boat turnout for Thursday's DBSC race
Sixteen Flying Fifteens had a great night’s DBSC racing on Thursday 8th August with a five-boat group at the front setting the pace for everyone else. The sunny conditions of earlier in the day gave way to overcast conditions but…
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The two-person Jobe Chaser towable is now €170 from CH Marine, down from €199.99
Jobe towable inflatables mean serious fun on the water — and with discounts across the range from CH Marine this August, you can make some serious savings, too. Inflatable rings, chairs and watersleds suitable for anywhere from one to eight…
Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat off Roches Point
Courtmacsherry RNLI was among the search and rescue agencies who responded yesterday morning (Thursday 8 August) to reports that a man had taken ill during a diving expedition to the wreck of the Lusitania. As reported by The Irish Times,…
Bidders have expressed an interest in purchasing Harland & Wolff, the famous shipyard located in Belfast Harbour
Potential bidders, reports Belfast Telegraph, have expressed an interest in buying Harland and Wolff, administrators have confirmed. Insolvency experts Brian Murphy and Michael Jennings from business advisory firm BDO are now running the business. On Wednesday the majority of the…
Irish yachts Ilen and Killary Flyer in Nuuk, Greenland
When Irish mountaineer Frank Nugent hiked to the top of a Greenland ice cap last week, he was shocked to observe the extent of the thaw writes Lorna Siggins. Nugent, who has been to Greenland before, observed rapidly melting ice…
Conor Doyle’s Freya in the Kinsale-Monkstown Race, when she completed the course in two hours
Conor Doyle’s Xp 50 Freya from Kinsale – which placed tenth in Class IRC 1A - looks to be the 2019 winner of the Gull Salver for the best-placed Irish boat on corrected time overall in the current Rolex Fastnet…
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The J109 'Outrageous' with UK Uni Titanium Main and Non overlapping J1 headsail —notice how far inhauled it is
Olympic keelboat helmsman Mark Mansfield of UK Sailmakers Ireland discusses headsail options  If you go back 20 years, or even 15, most designs coming out had large overlapping (headsail goes outside the shrouds) headsails to give them power in the light airs.…
 GP14 leaders in Abersoch Sam Watson & Andy Thompson (East Antrim)
While there was again an early start planned at the GP14 UK National Championships at Abersoch with the First Start Gun scheduled for 10:30, the wind had other ideas and the fleet was kept ashore. Racing cannot start unless there is…
Calves Week competitors arrive at the Fastnet Rock
A 180-degree wind shift to the east from the previous two days of westerlies, presented Calves Week race officer Alan Crosbie with a problem on how to get fleet to the Fastnet and back, without forming a large reaching procession…
Juggernot 2 was second in DBSC IRC One tonight
There was a strong turnout tonight of 126 boats for Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday night racing given the holiday season. It was a boisterous evening on the bay with one boat dismasted. DBSC Results for 08/08/2019 Cruiser 0 IRC:…
Rossaveal Harbour, Co Galway
Site investigation works are to be carried out at Rossaveal Fishery Harbour Centre in Co Galway from mid August. The works will comprise drilling multiple boreholes at the locations detailed in Marine Notice No 28 of 2019, subject to minor…

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