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Great Blasket Island is home to thousands of seals in a Special Area of Conservation
Depleted fish stocks and damage to nets in and around the Blaskets are “unsustainable”, argue local fishermen who have called for a cull of the area’s seal population, as the Irish Examiner reports. The inshore fishermen allege that colonies of…
82 Rivers To Open For Salmon Angling This Wednesday
A total of 82 rivers will open for salmon and sea trout angling in the 2020 season that commences this Wednesday 1 January. “This will allow everyone to share in this important natural resource, for which conservation will be to…
Rossaveel Harbour, Connemara
Construction of amenity facilities has been granted planning permission at Rossaveel Fishery Harbour Centre in Connemara, reports Galway Bay FM.  The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have been awarded the permission to progress the works at the small…
Ichi Ban crew with Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman, General Manager of Rolex Australia Patrick Boutellier, Ichi Ban owner Matt Allen, RYCT Commodore Tracy Matthews and CYCA Commodore Paul Billingham, with the Rolex timepiece and Tattersall Cup
The number one racing boat in Australia has been declared the overall winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart for a second time, as this morning Matt Allen was advised his TP52, Ichi Ban, was to yet again have its name…
The RNLI in Crosshaven assisted the diver
A diver has died in hospital after taking ill during a dive to fix a mooring at a popular yacht anchorage area in Cork Harbour this afternoon. The Polish national, understood to be in his late 40s, was diving to fix a…
The RNLI Inshore boat at Howth
Howth RNLI launched their Inshore Lifeboat on Sunday to multiple reports of a Kitesurfer in difficulty in the waters just off the beach in Portmarnock. The RNLI pagers sounded at 11.40 am after multiple 112/999 calls from concerned members of…
HYC Breakthrough on her way to the dock in Hobart after finishing the 75th Sydney-Hobart Race before midnight
Hobart Harbour’s localised calm in the hours of darkness is almost a freak of nature, for it can settle in even when there’s quite a decent breeze in the nearest piece of half open water. Last year, it put paid…
RNLI Lough Derg look for two kayakers
Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched yesterday morning at the request of Valentia Coast Guard to reports of two kayakers in the water near Garrykennedy. The volunteer lifeboat crew with Helm, Owen Cavanagh and crew Doireann Kennedy, Joe O’Sullivan and Jimmy…
The HYC Corinthian crew is going to need patience and skill to reach the line in a time in keeping with the rest of today’s sparkling performance
Darren Wright’s First 40 HYC Breakthrough has had a good day of it in the closing sections of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart with the forecast nor’easter fulfilling its promise. With 20 miles to go, the Howth crew in the only all-Irish…
 Ichi Ban, Division 1 winner and likely overall winner in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, headed towards the distinctive Organ Pipes rock formation in the approaches to Hobart. In changed wind and weather conditions, Darren Wright’s First 40 HYC Breakthrough is working on a tactic of being closer inshore
As the daylight of Sunday morning strengthens along the east coast of Tasmania, Irish interest in the Rolex Sydney-Hobart race 2019 turns towards Darren Wright’s First 40 HYC Daybreak in Division 6. We can re-focus confident in the knowledge that…
Job done. A tired but happy Gordon Maguire relaxes on board Ichi Ban in Hobart after two days and six hours of very intense concentration in a demanding race. Photo: Ian Malcolm
Matt Allen’s Botin 52 Ichi Ban is now safely across the finish line in Hobart to correct into the Sydney Hobart overall leader position after completing the 628-mile course in just 2 days 6 hours and 18 minutes, despite stages…
Junior Icebreaker winners at Balyholme Yacht Club
Olympian Matt McGovern returned for the final race of part one of the Icebreaker Series on Belfast Lough and showed enough class and speed in the very light winds to show the rest of the Laser fleet the way home.…
Comanche made the final dash to the Rolex Sydney Hobart finish line contending with fickle breeze ahead of the other four super maxis
The SuperMaxi Comanche, all one hundred feet of her with a huge beam to provide impressive sail-carrying power, has overcome the tricky winds and calms of the Derwent River to take line honours in the Tasmanian morning in the Rolex…
Where did the original Mayflower’s Transatlantic voyage really begin? This is Mystic Seaport’s replica Mayflower II, and with the 400th Anniversary of the original’s voyage to America coming up in 2020, the people of Harwich on England’s East Coast claim that their links to the original Mayflower are much stronger than those of Plymouth in Devon.
Some sailing events capture the popular imagination, while others – for some reason – simply pass by relatively unheeded. Either way, there’s no doubting that the 628-mile Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race is in the former category, with its crazy Christmas-time start…
Matt Allen’s Botin 52 Ichi Ban in showing well in the overall rankings, with the fleeting moving well again as a renewed northeast breeze powers the 75th Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race towards the finish.
Matt Allen’s Botin 52 Ichi Ban, with Howth Yacht Club's Gordon Maguire very much on the strength of a crew of all the talents, is currently leading IRC overall in the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Race as the fleet emerges…
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Winter Sails Service From UK Sailmakers Ireland
The Winter period is the best time for getting your sails serviced writes Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland. Whether it’s your car, your own health, or your sails, it is no secret that an annual check-up and service is…
Paul O'Sullivan (with trophy) is congratulated by competitors at today 's St. Stephen's Day race in Cork Harbour
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser sailors were afloat again today for the annual St. Stephens Day Race in Cork Harbour. In light winds, Paul O’Sullivan was the winner of the Dr Magner Cup. The St Stephen's Day fixture race precedes…
The sparkling breeze which brought the start of the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart race to life is now fading as the fleet makes southing.
After rapid initial progress southward from Sydney in the 75th Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race, the big boat leaders on the water are being slowed by a large area of light airs off Australia’s southeast corner, and the smaller craft are making…
The Howth Yacht Club First 40 Breakthrough crew were eighth boat across the line in a 56-boat startline
Irish fortunes in the Sydney Hobart race are led by the super maxi co-owned by Jim Cooney (whose family hails from County Meath) who is the fleet leader while Irish hopes are also high on Darren Wright's Howth Yacht Club First…
Bracing winter waters in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Today's popular National Yacht Club's Christmas Eve Swim at Dun Laoghaire Harbour has raised funds 'beyond expectation' for Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin. The swim off the club's slipway took place from 10.45 am and featured waves of swimmers at phased…
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