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Susie Goodall -dismasted in the Golden Globe Race
British yachtswoman Susie Goodall remains safe and secure aboard her yacht DHL Starlight after being pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn yesterday. Overnight, Chilean rescue authorities have tasked another ship, the 38,000…
Tugs Husky and MTS Indus which towed the barge Selina laden with boulders from the UK, is to be used as rock armour to protect the new jetty in Scotsman's Bay as part of the redeveloped Dun Laoghaire Baths project at neighbouring Newtownsmith. The public amenity is scheduled to be completed by Spring 2020.
#DublinBay - Works on the redeveloped Dun Laoghaire Baths project at Newtownsmith reached a significant milestone given the arrival this morning by sea of the first load of rock armour to protect a newly built jetty, writes Jehan Ashmore. As…
Ruffian 23 Diane is competing in the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay
Overall leader Vespucci will be among the first to start in race six of the Citroen South Dublin DBSC Turkey Shoot Series this Sunday on Dublin Bay. The Dehler 31 starts as part of a 21-boat group in the first…
Mid-week East Antrim Boat Club Sessions Organiser, Tom Jobling (left) with Speaker Brian Black (centre) and EABC Commodore Steven Kirby
East Antrim Boat Club's inaugural run of its Mid-week Sessions programme of 'ashore' talks and presentations concluded on 28th November with the ITN broadcaster and high latitudes adventuring yachtsman Brian Black sharing his experiences of Arctic waters... The 'Mid-week Sessions'…
SCORA prizewinners with new Commodore Johanna Murphy
A large attendance of about 40 sailors at the SCORA AGM was swelled by a good contingent from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club who travelled to Crosshaven despite the bad weather writes Bob Bateman. The Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) hosted meeting on…
Susie Goodall arriving at the Hobart Golden Globe Race film stop last month
British yachtswoman Susie Goodall was pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn today. A distress signal was first picked up from her yacht by Falmouth Coastguard at 11:00 UTC, who then alerted Race…
Espey Leads RS400 Frostie Series at RNIYC
The RS400 crews gathered in the boatyard, scratching their heads considering if it was even worthwhile bothering to take the covers off as there wasn’t a breath writes Bob Hastings. The 420s were out drifting about and it looked like…
Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain who hails from the coastal town of Bray, Co. Wicklow, will be providing post-dinner entertainment in the UK, at the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Logistics Awards in London next week
#Ports&Shipping - One of the best-known faces on Irish and British TV, comedian and television presenter Dara Ó Briain will be among guest speakers in the UK, at the Freight Transport Association's Logistics Awards next week, writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Scot Carrier with tugs fore and aft prior to taking to the seas for first trials. The newbuild, the largest to join the ScotLine fleet that regularly call to Irish ports.
#Ports&Shipping- Specialist forest carrier operator, ScotLine which operates regular services to Irish ports, last week saw their latest newbuild take to the seas for first trails, writes Jehan Ashmore. Since Scot Carrier's christening launch ceremony in September, the 4,800dwt short-sea…
Detention of fishing vessel by LÉ Samuel Beckett took place off Mizen Head, Co. Cork
#NavalService- A fishing vessel has been detained by the Irish Naval Service off the coast of Mizen Head, Co. Cork in relation to “an alleged breach of fishing regulations”. The vessel writes Independent.ie was detained by the Naval Service offshore…
Darryl Hughes of Maybird with Anne-Marie Ryan, wife of the ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan, at the presentation of the historic Penmaen Plate in the National YC
The Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association has a long and varied history extending back to the 1930s writes W M Nixon. For although ISORA, as we know it today, was inaugurated as recently as 1972, it is directly descended from…
Johanna Murphy, Commodore of SCORA
Hello and welcome to my weekly Podcast …. Tom MacSweeney here …. “I intend to promote sailing in general and also to promote coastal offshore racing.” That was the declaration of Johanna Murphy from the Great Island Sailing Club in…
Sean O'Regan's Dehler 31 Vespucci reaching downwind in the Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay
Sean O'Regan's Dehler 31 Vespucci has jumped into the overall lead of the Citroen South Dublin Turkey Shoot Series after five races sailed at the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted event. The Dehler has broken the stranglehold of the J109…
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More and more centres in and outside of France choose the RS CAT14 as the pathway Catamaran class. This boat takes the enjoyment and handling associated with beach cats to a new level.
Irish RS agent Kenny Rumball will be at the Paris Boat Show from the 8-16 December 2018 to showcase the RS Zest, RS CAT14 and RS21 as well as many French bestsellers like the RS Feva, RS Quest and the…
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'Outrajeous' New J109 Arrives into Dublin
Continuing their 2018 development programme UK Sailmakers Ireland are working with John Murphy and Richard Colwell’s new J109 which arrived into Howth last month. After successful development and testing of the ‘JX’ headsail design on Dublin Bay the UK Sailmakers…
Motoring into Kingston Harbour escorted by Jamaican Coastguard, L-R is Conor Clarke (IRL), David Allen (JAM), Prof O'Connell (North Sails Ireland) and Michael Browne (NI)
Two years to the day that Ireland's Embarr team won the Melges 24 Worlds in Miami, Conor Clarke and Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell were back on the water for the 380–mile Round Jamaica Race on Mark Shield's Beneteau 35s5 "Breakaway". Mark is…
 Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector marked the launch of International Year of the Salmon by unveiling one of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s new fleet of 12 RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) to highlight the important of fisheries protection. To find out more about International Year of the Salmon
It is estimated that 240,000 Atlantic salmon returned to Irish shores last year, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. The enduring Atlantic salmon populations in Irish waters were being highlighted at the launch of the International Year of the Salmon (IYS),…
Customers of Stena Line and staff raised an impressive €20,000 for the charity organisation Mercy Ships during their 'Round Up for Charity' campaign. The funds will enable Mercy Ship to help 133 people to get their sight back on board the hospital ship Africa Mercy.
#ferry - During a month-long, fleet-wide donation campaign, Round Up for Charity, Stena Line and its customers raised an impressive €20,000 for the charity organisation Mercy Ships. The funds will enable Mercy Ship to help 133 people to get their…
MV Cielo di Monaco
#Ports&Shipping - The Irish Examiner writes that the Marine Survey Office was not justified in issuing a detention order for a ship damaged while it was berthing in Greenore port, Co Louth, the High Court has ruled. The Circuit Court…
Ballyglass RNLI in 11 and a Half Hour Call Out to Rescue Fishermen After Boat Breaks Down
Volunteers from Ballyglass RNLI spent 11 and half hours at sea today to bring three fishermen to safety off the Donegal coast. The lifeboat crew were requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 4 am yesterday morning  following a request…

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