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Kontainers won in the category 'Maritime Services Company of the Year' at the annual Irish Exporters Association’s (IEA) Export Industry Awards.
#Ports&Shipping - Kontainers, Dublin were the winner of the 'Maritime Services Company of the Year' at the annual Irish Exporters Association’s (IEA) Export Industry Awards. The award sponsored by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO), recognised the work of Kontainers,…
Denis Murphy (right) and Ann Marie Murphy of Nieulargo are presented with the RCYC Boat of the Year award by RCYC Vice Admiral Colin Morehead
Last Friday night the Royal Cork Yacht Club end of year prize giving for the keelboats was held, a great crowd turned up to the evening, the format for this prize giving changed a few years ago, away from a…
Racing at Cork Week 2018
“No water, no life. No blue, no green.” – Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer, Mission Blue Foundation Volvo Cork Week 2018 has been awarded Gold Certification by the International ‘Sailors for the Sea’ Clean Regatta programme with the event sustainability partners MaREI Centre…
Action from the Royal St. George Yacht Club hosted  IDRA /ITRA 70th Anniversary Team Racing National Championships
The weather provided perfect conditions for the IDRA /ITRA 70th Anniversary Team Racing National Championships hosted by the Royal St George YC in Dun Laoghaire this past weekend. Sixteen teams did battle and each was provided with 14 contests over…
Flying Fifteen winners Alan Green (left) and Chris Doorly (second from right) wer winners of the Flying Fifteen Frostbites at the National Yacht Club
In near perfect conditions for the month of November, fifteen Flying Fifteens turned out at the weekend on what was dubbed 'Super Saturday' with six races for the conclusion of the Mitsubishi Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series hosted by the NYC.…
 Ready to roll – the Naomhoga Chorcai flotilla assemble in Tinnahinch Lock at Graiguenamanagh
The keen November sailors of Crosshaven, Dun Laoghaire, Howth and Bangor weren’t the only ones to get a bonus afloat from the weekend’s almost freakish sunshine before the first real hints of winter arrived today writes W M Nixon. The…
PY Race three winner, Frank Miller
With the Irish Universities having a 70th team racing event in Dun Laoghaire Harbour over the weekend, with 71 races completed on Saturday and various training initiatives taking place inside (and outside) the harbour, Race Officer Neil Colin (Fireball) was…
SMA moored in Crookhaven in January 2016, after the boat was recovered against what Marcus Hutchinson says were "pretty tough odds"
Paul Meilhat’s IMOCA victory in the Route du Rhum over the weekend is all the sweeter as he achieved it in the same boat he’d feared lost on an earlier transatlantic crossing almost three years ago. The French yachtsman had…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour - could a new ferry service be in the offing?
Is a new ferry route coming to Dun Laoghaire Harbour? After an absence of three years or more there is more than the usual level of a rumour circulating at the south Dublin Port that a regular passenger service could be…
Racing from the third race of the Howth Laser League
Week 3 of the Howth Yacht Club Laser Frostbites served up yet another perfect Autumn morning. Easterlies always add to the excitement in Howth with big waves rolling into the Sound from the Irish Sea. Numbers were down slightly this…
The new Grand Soleil 34 Justina makes her debut at the DBSC Turkey Shoot
The 75-boat DBSC Turkey Shoot fleet sponsored by Citroen had the perfect package of sun, sea and wind for its third race on Dublin Bay this morning. A southerly breeze of 15 to 20–knots which produced a big chop, were…
Overall IRC leader Antix Beag at speed in Cork Harbour for the RCYC Winter League. Scroll down the page for photo gallery
Royal Cork Yacht Club Race officers set Course 97, a route that brought the O'Leary Insurance sponsored Winter League fleet to East Ferry in Cork Harbour and up to number 20 off Cobh writes Bob Bateman. The modified 1720 Antix Beag…
The new jetty pictured here in the foreground is partially constructed at the Old Baths site at Dun Laoghaire
As sea works continue apace at the old Baths site at Dun Laoghaire, the new jetty to provide access to the water’s edge for swimmers and landing points for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards is clearly taking shape on the South…
Dun Laoghaire's RNLI inshore lifeboat was called out to a swimmer on Dublin Bay today. Lifeboat cre onboard were (left to right) Damien Payne, Laura Jackson and PJ Gallagher
Dun Laoghaire's RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked to a swimmer this morning by Dublin Coastguard in choppy conditions on Dublin Bay. Launching into rough conditions on Scotsman's Bay, the small D class boat, with three RNLI lifeboat crew onboard, made its way to…
Michael Boyd and Kenny Rumball received RORC's Seamanship Trophy following the Round Ireland rescue completed at night
Dublin Bay sailors Michael Boyd of the Royal Irish Yacht Club and Kenneth Rumball of the Irish National Sailing School were fêted in Whitehall, London last night by the Royal Ocean Racing Club for their recovery of a man overboard in…
Geoff Johnston presents his painting to Larne RNLI coxswain Frank Healey
Last Thursday evening (15 November) Larne RNLI lifeboat crew and station management welcomed Geoff Johnston and his wife Caroline to the station. Geoff’s hobby is painting and the artist presented the lifeboat crew with an incredible painting of their all-weather lifeboat, Dr…
Wicklow Port's East Pier is where a mural of P.S. Waverley, the World's last sea-going paddle steamer that has visited the east coast port is one of 40 murals painted by local marine artist Pat Davis. The paddle-steamer launched 72 years ago, is named after Sir Walter Scott’s first novel.
#PaddleSteamer - In recent weeks, Waverley, the World's last sea-going paddle steamer, which has visited Irish ports among them Wicklow, returned to its Scottish homeport for winter layover following a UK season of coastal exursions, writes Jehan Ashmore. Waverley's wake…
Glen Hansard & Crew Talk Camino Voyage On Late Late Show
Glen Hansard, Brendan Begley, Liam Holden and Brendan Moriarty were on The Late Late Show this past Friday evening (16 November) to talk their incredible adventure rowing and sailing a traditional curragh to Spain. The ‘modern day Celtic odyssey’ is…
Clipper Race Remembers Simon Speirs One Year On
The Clipper Race remembers British sailor Simon Speirs, who died one year ago today during Leg 3’s Southern Ocean crossing. The GREAT Britain crew member was washed overboard while assisting with a headsail change during rough seas and high winds.…
Bulk-carrier Luzon having sailed originally from Argentina, south America, recently discharged a part-cargo firstly in Belfast, before calling to anchor in Dublin Bay (as above) yesterday. Note on the cargo deck, the red crane-grabber buckets alongside the five cargoholds, where at No. 5 hold, the hatch covers are partially open. The photo of the bulker was taken off-centre to reflect the port side anchor chain stretched beyond the bulbous bow high out of the water.
#DublinBay - Two bulk-carriers currently anchored off Bulloch Harbour in Dublin Bay, one from South America, the other from mainland Europe, both await docking in the capital's port, but exactly at the same basin berth, writes Jehan Ashmore. The larger…

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