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The platinum award cert
Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm event has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Clean Regattas Award from Sailors for the Sea. This is the highest award possible with the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas programme, which is the…
Ilen at an iceberg in Western Greenland
The Ilen Project has produced a short video (below) of its 2019 Salmon’s Wake Voyage, a sailing trip undertaken this summer from Ireland to Greenland. It recounts ocean voyaging, navigating ice fields, coastal sailing off West Greenland and the way…
Mackerel is Ireland’s single most valuable fishery
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD today confirmed the outcome of the international fisheries negotiations which concluded in London between the European Union, Norway, and the Faroe Islands on the management of mackerel in the North…
ESPO’s Secretary General, Isabelle Ryckbost presents the Ports of Barclelona, (Spain), Vigo (Spain) and Baku (Azerbaijan) with an EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS).
It was congratulations from the European Sea Ports Organisation as the Port of Barcelona (Spain), Port of Vigo (Spain) and Port of Baku (Azerbaijan) achieved an EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, handed over the PERS…
Ambitious Dublin Wind Farm Plan Would Stretch From Booterstown To Greystones
A €1.5 billion offshore wind farm stretching from Booterstown to Greystones could generate enough electricity to power 600,000 homes. The Irish Times reports on proposals by an Irish-German partnership for the ‘Dublin Array’ offshore energy venture that could see as…
Finland's Tapio Lehtinen who has signed up to compete in both the 2022 Golden Globe Race and the 2023 Ocean Globe Race
Hundreds of sailors and many yacht clubs have become excited at the prospect of becoming involved, and commitments to enter now outweigh available places with sailors from France, Finland and the UK dominating the list. These include Whitbread veterans like…
Dr Rosa Mari presenting the ESPO environmental report 2019 at the GreenPort Congress in Oslo, Norway
The European Sea Ports Organisation today presented its annual Environmental Report for 2019 at the GreenPort Congress in Oslo, Norway. The ESPO Environmental Report includes more than 60 different environmental performance benchmarks including figures on the green services to shipping…
The National Yacht Club's Willie Despard (standing with mainsheet) joins Andrew Hall's J121 JackHammer crew for the Middle Sea Race this Saturday
Irish interest in the Middle Sea Race continues this weekend but is reduced with just a few Irish crew lining up for Saturday's 40th race start at the Royal Malta Yacht Club. Race regular Barry Hurley, the 2009 Ostar winner,…
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Tacking is a costly manoeuvre in most boats, but the loss is unavoidable. The more you can reduce the loss, the more options you have
Tacking is likely the most common manoeuvre we execute on our boats. It is pretty hard to avoid in fact writes Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland. Every second lost while tacking is multiplied 3, 4, 5, 6 times when…
Stepping down - Andy Hunt
World Sailing Chief Executive Officer, Andy Hunt has notified the Board of Directors that he will be taking on a new role in International Sport in early 2020. Hunt joined World Sailing in 2016 and was a former CEO of…
One-design VO65s and Maxi yachts have expressed their goal to take line honours and a tilt at the race record
The sixth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race is set to feature a huge variety of yachts racing across the Atlantic Ocean with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. One-design VO65s and Maxi yachts have expressed their goal to take line…
The smashed in the bow of the 37m  (121 ft) French vessel, Kirrixki after it collided with a 229m  (751ft) cargo ship
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has confirmed that it is liaising with several flag states over a collision off the Kerry coast last weekend writes Lorna Siggins One fisherman was injured in the massive impact, which smashed in the bow…
Ropax Ben-My-Chree and fastferry Manannan Afloat adds berthed at the operators homeport of Douglas, Isle of Man
Ferry firm the Isle of Man Steam Packet made a profit of £9.3m in the year that it was acquired by the Manx government. But operating profits writes IOMToday, have fallen slightly. Accounts for the Isle of Man Steam Packet…
European Maritime Day (EMD) 2020 will take place on 14-15 May
European Maritime Day (EMD) 2020 will take place on 14-15 May in Cork Harbour, it has been announced by the European Commission.  EMD is the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and a sustainable blue economy. It targets maritime professionals,…
The Middle Sea Race fleet depart Malta last October
At a press conference held, today, to officially launch the 40th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the Royal Malta Yacht Club announced that it is set to welcome an offshore fleet of around 115 boats to this year’s…
Sharm El Sheikh is a popular destination for diving enthusiasts
A Carlow man has died after taking ill while on a diving trip in Egypt, as the Irish Mirror reports. Martin Peter ‘Murt’ Flynn (45) died on Friday after a “brief illness” in the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh,…
EU Commissioner Phil Hogan with Marine Minister Michael Creed
Speaking at the Agrifish Council in Luxembourg yesterday (Monday 14 October), Marine Minister Michael Creed welcomed the solidarity shown by EU member states and institutions regarding Brexit. Highlighting the need for a swift response to help fishermen and farmers in…
The Junior Icebreaker at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough
Adverse weather with strong gusts in the lead up to this week’s racing threatened to spoil the day again for this week’s Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover sponsored Junior Icebreaker at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough. Saturday morning however…
Ronan Byrne after winning his European Under-23 gold
#Rowing: Ireland figure strongly in the finalists for the World Rowing Awards 2019. World champions Sanita Puspure, in the single sculls, and the lightweight double of Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy are finalists for women’s and men’s crews of the…
A perfect sailing day – the J/109 Outrajeous (Richard Colwell & Johnny Murphy) showing ahead of National Championship runner-up Storm (Pat Kelly) early in Saturday’s racing at Howth, but overall Storm now holds the lead
Day Five of the Beshoff Motors Autumn League at Howth Yacht Club on Saturday saw races six and seven completed, but even with a race still to go, with no further discards, some of the class leaders have already secured…

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