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Justin Lucas of the Royal Cork and Tralee Bay Sailing Clubs
Optimist talent Justin Lucas scored three wins out of eight races on his way to a convincing victory at the Optimist Club Netherlands selection event last weekend. Last year’s Sailor of the Month for April, who sails out of the…
Mirror dinghy racing on Sligo Bay under Ben Bulben in 2016
#Mirror - Mirror Sailing Ireland had announced details of the next Mirror training weekend and its first competitive of the season. The O’Dowd Trophy will take place on Sunday 28 April at Sligo Yacht Club, which was recently announced as…
Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club Hosts Annual Lifeboat Auction Tonight
Friday night is sure to be a winner on Dublin Bay as Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club hosts its annual auction night in aid of the Howth RNLI lifeboat tonight, Friday 5 April. Gary Sargent and Elaine Ball will host…
The IWDG team use local authority diggers to examine the sperm whale remains on Streedagh Strand
#MarineWildlife - A team from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) was on site at Streedagh Strand in Sligo yesterday (Thursday 4 April) to investigate the third sperm whale stranding in a matter of days along Ireland’s West Coast.…
The assembled crowd of sailors, sponsors and volunteers attending the official launch of Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019 at the National Maritime Museum of Ireland. Scroll down for photo gallery
A crowd of sailors, sponsors and volunteers attended the official launch of Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019 at the National Maritime Museum of Ireland last night. This eighth edition of the regatta event promises to be the second biggest sailing event in Northern…
Customs officers will be providing information to truck drivers in the ports of Dublin and Rosslare to ensure they understand the changes that Brexit will mean for their journeys. Above: AFLOAT adds is Irish Ferries Isle of Inishmore which operates between the Wexford port and the UK through Pembroke in south Wales.
#irishports - The Revenue Commissioners, reports RTE News, is to start providing key Brexit advice for transport companies and their drivers who are transporting goods to, from or through the UK after Brexit. Revenue said the information will be vital…
Extensive archive footage is used in the Titanic documentary to be aired next week by TG4
Collective shame about the Titanic’s sinking, accounts by survivors, Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff’s role, and fears by some local politicians some decades later of a “Dublin-based developer” coming to “rape and pillage” are among themes explored in a documentary…
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch is just two points off the overall lead of the Laser fleet
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch is just two points off the overall lead of the 170-boat Laser fleet in a breakthrough performance at Mallorca’s 50th anniversary Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar Regatta. A 13 and a 5 scored today in changeable conditions…
President Michael D Higgins has signed new legislation on access to Irish inshore waters
President Michael D Higgins has turned down an appeal made to him by lawyers for four mussel fishermen to refer controversial new legislation on access to Irish inshore waters to the judiciary. The legislation restoring access by Northern Irish vessels…
Clydeport was host to a major gathering of international navies prior to conducting Joint Warrior, one of the largest military exercises of its type to be held in the world which is taking place early this month off western Scotland
#newsupdate - Clydeport downriver of Glasgow was host to a large international gathering of navies prior to participating in a major military exercise currently underway off the west coast of Scotland. The navies according to Peel Port Group which operates…
Canoes and Kayakers at Seafest
SeaFest and Cork Harbour Festival are coming together for Ireland’s biggest maritime celebration, which will take place in Cork this June. Cork City Council and the Inter-Departmental Marine Coordination Group (MCG) present SeaFest, a national free and family friendly maritime…
Fifty years ago – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and his yacht, Suhaili
22 April 2019, marks an astounding 50 years since Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, and his yacht, Suhaili, returned to Falmouth after an epic 312 days at sea, securing him in global history as the first person to sail solo, non-stop around the…
On Dublin Bay: Irish Ferries Ulysses heads for Holyhead while in-bound is the Isle of Man Steam Packet's 96m fastcraft Manannan which yesterday conducted berthing trials including intriguingly at the 'Brexit-Busters' (freight-only) berth linkspan in Dublin Port. Otherwise the car-carrying catamaran craft normally uses the port's busiest passenger ferry facility at Terminal 1.
#ferries - The Isle of Man Steam Packet's fastcraft Manannan arrived to Dublin Port yesterday to carry out berthing trials against the backdrop of port capacity restrictions and challenges posed by Brexit, writes Jehan Ashmore. Prior to entering the port…
 The RYA and Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) are developing double-handed offshore sailing in the UK
World Sailing's landmark decision to select a Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event for the 2024 Olympics and the recent announcement to hold an Offshore World Championship for mixed double-handed sailing in October 2020 has encouraged the RYA and Royal…
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey Continues to Lead Team GB 49erFX Hopes in Palma
49erFX Skiff sailing duo Charlotte Dobson and Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey, of Dun Laoghaire who was a member of the Irish Sailing team for Rio but who now sails for Team GB, had a dream 2,1,1 from their…
The boat tourism sector sector has created close to £6bn in sales from boating-related tourism, a 65% growth since 2013, according to British Marine
New figures out today from British Marine, the leading trade association for the UK leisure marine industry, highlight how the marine sector has created close to £6bn in sales from boating-related tourism expenditure in 2018, a 65% growth since 2013.…
The female sperm whale beached at Streedagh Strand in Co Sligo
#MarineWildlife - A third sperm whale stranding on Ireland’s west coast within just a few days is now a cause for concern, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) says. Following the discovery of two sperm whale carcasses on the same…
Arklow Lifeboat Volunteers Assist Three Onboard Fishing Boat After Breakdown
#Lifeboats - Arklow RNLI launched on Tuesday (2 April) to assist a vessel in distress following a request from the Irish Coast Guard and a pager alert at 3.20pm. The volunteer crew left their jobs and normal workday behind and…
Carrigaloe of the River Lee car-ferry service AFLOAT adds trades as Cross River Ferries connecting Glenbrook and Carrigaloe (near Cobh on Great Island). The pair of former Scottish serving Isle of Skye ferries became redundant following the completion of a fixed link with the building of a road-bridge and since 1993 the ferries have run on the Irish service involving a short 4-minute hop across the Lee.
#ferries - Owners of the River Lee car ferry service in Cork harbour, the Irish Examiner reports, have told Cork County Council they don't believe it's economically viable to put on a second ferry at peak evening times. Doyle Shipping…
Gold fleet for Fionn Lyden of Baltimore Sailing Club
Independent Olympic Finn dinghy single-hander Fionn Lyden of Baltimore Sailing Club (who is campaigning without grant support from Irish Sailing for his endeavours) has reached Gold fleet standard at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. The West cork sailor who transitioned from the Laser…

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