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Three race wins sets John Maybury's J109 Joker II up for a successful defence of her Class One title on Dublin Bay tomorrow. Onboard Joker II is Crosshaven 2004 Olympian Killian Collins. Victory tomorrow would give the RIYC skipper four wins in a row of the ICRA title
After five races sailed and a discard applied at the ICRA National Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club, John Maybury is two races away from an impressive fourth win of the Class One title after another impressive day on…
The Figaro fleet berthed at Castlepark Marina
Recovering from the baptism of fire that was leg one of the 50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro race into Kinsale on Thursday, both Irish entrants, Tom Dolan and Joan Mulloy, attended the Skipper's briefing in Kinsale this afternoon as…
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Nigel Biggs has a four point lead of Division Two of the ICRA National Championships in Checkmate XVIII
There is a  new half-ton leader in division two of the ICRA national championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club as overnight leader Johnny Swan's Harmony from Howth Yacht Club drops to fourth overall but optimised Irish Half Tonners continue to…
David Mulvin's Flying Fifteen Ignis Caput II
Race 1 SB20: 1. Sea Biscuit Flying 15: 1. As Good as it Gets, 2. Ffrenetic, 3. Ignis Caput II IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Diane, 3. Sapphire Race 2 Flying 15: 1. As Good as it Gets, 2. Ffrenetic,…
A traditional Currach goes on display at Seafest
Currachs are important to preserving the maritime history and culture of an island nation a seminar about these iconic boats was told in Cork Harbour today reports Tom MacSweeney. The seminar on the antiquity and sustainability of currachs was part…
Dún na Séad II in Crosshaven. Next week the fast ferry will host the Dutch royal family on a special visit
A high-profile royal visit is set to bring out the orange in Cape Clear Ferries’ orange-and-white branding next weekend. The company’s new fast ferry from Schull and Baltimore to Cape Clear Island will take a different route next Friday 14…
Medevac From Cape Clear Island For Baltimore Lifeboat
Baltimore RNLI carried out a medevac last night (Friday 7 June) from Cape Clear Island off the coast of Baltimore in West Cork. The volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 6.20pm, following a request from the Irish Coast Guard…
Naval Service vessel LÉ Róisín at Rockall conducting routine maritime security patrols in October 2012
Authorities in Ireland have rejected Scotland’s threat of “enforcement action” against Irish trawlers in the waters around Rockall, as the two states fall into a spat over fishing rights in the North Atlantic territory. The Irish Times reports on a…
Paul O’Higgin’s defending champion, the JPK 1080 Rockabill VI, will be hoping for firm breezes for next Wednesday’s 280-mile National YC Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
Will the Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race next Wednesday find itself sailing with mostly fair winds asks W M Nixon. Will the presence of lows to the west of them, and other lows to the southeast, provide a line…
Anthony O'Leary's modified 1720 (left) gets a great start in yesterday afternoon's second race for class two yachts in the ICRA National Championships
John Maybury's Joker II staked her claim to the class one title in the opening day of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) National Championships sponsored by Frank Keane BMW on Dublin Bay today with two wins. A full schedule marked the…
Tom Dolan skipper Smurfit Kappa at the end of stage one of la Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro 2019 off Kinsale
There was to be no glory for the Irish skippers as they sailed into home waters in the back end of the Figaro fleet into Kinsale this morning. County Meath's Tom Dolan (Smurfit Kappa) finished in 39th, ten hours after…
File image of Clifden RNLI’s lifeboats
New Clifden lifeboat volunteer Ashling Sweeney has her first callout earlier this week to a fisherman whose boat drifted out to sea after engine failure. At 3.40pm on Tuesday 4 June, Clifden RNLI was requested to launch its all-weather and…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Anna Livia. Dublin District Court was told it was one of two lifeboats that approached the sailboat in the shipping lane on 1 June 2017
A small sailing boat that was “erratically” zigzagging in the shipping lane delayed a cruise liner from entering Dublin Port, as the Irish Independent reports from a Dublin court. The trial of two Crumlin men facing charges under the Maritime…
Kinsale yacht Loa Zour - crew rescued off northwest Spain last night
A Kinsale Yacht Club crew is reported safe after being rescued 80 miles off the coast of northwest Spain last night. The Cork yacht 'Loa Zour', a Bavaria 40 type, under skipper Ger Grant departed Kinsale bound for La Coruna…
John Kearney, Jack Dorney, Leah O'Regan, James O'Donovan, Matt Gallagher
#Rowing: The Afloat Rowers of the Month for May are the Ireland men’s junior coxed four which took silver at the European Junior Regatta in Essen, Germany. The crew of Matthew Gallagher (St Joseph’s), James O’Donovan (Castleconnell), Jack Dorney (Shandon),…
A ferox trout being placed in a recovery tank after being tagged. The Cong River in Co Mayo is renowned for its stock of ferox trout
Two anglers recently appeared in court on charges relating to illegal fishing methods on the Cong River and fishing during the closed season. On Thursday 23 May, Mindaugas Jenkus of Claremorris, Co Mayo and Dalius Bureninas of Birr, Co Offaly…
Sea Change At Seafest: Ireland’s Largest Free Maritime Festival To Raise Awareness Of Plastic Pollution
An interactive hut made up of 60kg of household plastics — the average amount used by an adult in Ireland each year — will be unveiled at SeaFest this weekend, highlighting the problem of plastics in our oceans. Ireland’s largest…
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MGM Boats are hosting a new and used boat show in the Coal Harbour in Dun Laoghaire from June 7-9
Leading Irish yacht broker MGM Boats will stage a New and Used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire Harbour from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June. At least 13 new models are going on display including a recently arrived Sun Odyssey 349 yacht…
A normally busy but deserted Forty Foot in Sandycove this morning
Dublin local authorities have issued bathing ban notices for a number of popular swimming spots after a sewage leak at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant, as RTÉ News reports. Swimming is currently prohibited along the coast between Dollymount in North…
Back From France - the 'French' Rankin being examined
“We’ll keep the tradition going. That’s the idea. We’ll carry on and keep traditional sailing going in Cork Harbour.” So said Rory Allen who, with his son Gearoid, is the proud new owner of a much-travelled dinghy, the French” boat…

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