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Jedi, the highly competitive J109
#dublinbay - An illustrated lecture: “Man Overboard Recovery-Volvo Round Ireland 2018" is to be presented next week in Dublin by John White and Kenneth Rumball. This final lecture in the present series, organised by Friends of Glenua is to be…
The 2,850-guest Celebrity Eclipse arriving into Dublin to become the first cruise ship to be based at the port.
#cruiseliners - Cruise passenger numbers from Ireland and the UK hit a record two million last year, figures from the Cruise Lines International Association show. As the Irish Times reports the association bundles together Irish and UK numbers as most…
Try Sailing This May In Northern Ireland As RYANI Gets Ready To ‘Push The Boat Out’
People in Northern Ireland are invited to ‘Push The Boat Out’ and try sailing or windsurfing for free or low cost across the region this May. Around 20 venues across NI are hosting Push The Boat Out (PTBO) open days…
File photo of Portaferry RNLI's inshore lifeboat
Portaferry RNLI launched to the aid of a fishing vessel with three on board which suffered engine failure on Strangford Lough yesterday afternoon (Saturday 20 April). Volunteers were paged while taking part in in a ‘crew day’, whereby they gathered to clean…
The National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The National Yacht Club will be holding a small club event at noon tomorrow (Easter Monday, 22 April) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Ireland. This event will take place at the front of the club before…
Finn Lynch World Cup Medal Race Live Here at 12.15 (Irish time)!
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch races in the men’s single-handed Laser medal race final at the World Cup in Genoa at approximately midday and has a chance of a podium finish. He's the only Irish sailor to finish in a medal race position…
The Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Crew on Callout as they arrive back into Courtmacsherry at 4 am this morning: Sean O Farrell, Mechanic Tadgh McCarthy and Crew members Ken Cashman, Denis Murphy, Evin O Sullivan and Conor Tyndall
The Courtmacsherry All-Weather RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 7.40 pm last night (Saturday) to go to the aid of a 40 ft Yacht which sought assistance 34 Miles off Courtmacsherry and due south of the Seven Heads peninsula in…
Three races were sailed at Spi Ouest Regatta today
Light winds that have caused so many problems at the World Cup in Genoa have also beset IRC racing in Cowes and at Spi Ouest Regatta at La Trinite Sur Mer this weekend. The RORC Easter Regatta is two days in and there's…
Finn Lynch racing in the World Cup Medal Race in Genoa
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch will look for the podium finish that he has so narrowly missed twice this season when he sails in the medal race final in the Men’s single-handed Laser event at the Hempel World Sailing Cup Series…
The 49erFX fleet in Genoa in which Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle competed
All three Irish 49er teams ended up in the silver fleet at the World Cup in Genoa yesterday leaving some head scratching in the Irish camp as to how performances might be improved before the important European championships in Weymouth next…
Durcan and Twomey on the podium in Weymouth
After a long week, a new Royal Cork Yacht Club youth sailing partnership of former Optimist ace Harry Twomey, helming a 29ers for the first time, with crew Harry Durcan produced silver medals in Weymouth yesterday. We did 5 races Thursday from…
Finn Lynch is sixth overall at the World Cup in Genoa
There was Laser fleet drama for the National Yacht Club's top performing Finn Lynch yesterday when he was disqualified from the second race of the day following a black flag in his 111-boat fleet. So tight are the points at…
Symbol for a voyage – the Salmons Wake logo inscribed on Ilen’s squaresail in the Ted Russell Dock in Limerick
The historic ketch Ilen of Limerick puts to sea again from her home port this weekend at the beginning of a complex 2019 sailing programme which will see the restored ship voyage in July towards southwest Greenland writes W M…
The lifeboat crew set up for tow and eased the cruiser off the rocks and into safe water
At 3:40pm Thursday 18th April, Lough Derg RNLI was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist 7 people on a 60-ft cruiser aground in Coose Bay, between Split Rock and Hagen Rock. Volunteer crew, with helm Eleanor Hooker, Owen Cavanagh,…
Keel failure - just how much attention do owners give to that vitally important part of the boat and its structure?
“We write to remind you that, due to the age of your vessel, Underwriters require an update of the last survey and valuation report, to be carried out ashore by a qualified marine surveyor who carries professional indemnity cover, prior…
Mia Connolly (centre) with her fellow winning crew on TP52 Zen, sailing out of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
A young Irish sailor is making her mark Down Under after swapping the shores of Skibbereen for the bright lights of Sydney. Self-described “home bird” Mia Connolly had only spent a week outside of Ireland before upping sticks for Australia…
Annalise Murphy sailing with Katie Tingle in the 49erX at the Genoa World Cup
With only one result out of five so far in the top half of her fleet (two groups with 24 in each group), it looks like Annalise Murphy sailing with Katie Tingle will not make the 49erFX gold fleet at the World Cup…
Ireland's Finn Lynch is in top form again at the World Sailing Cup in Genoa
At the World Sailing Cup Series in Italy today, Ireland's Finn Lynch is eyeing the top of the Laser leaderboard after four races sailed in a continuation of top form for the National Yacht Club sailor. After top medal race results achieved…
Ballyglass RNLI’s volunteers are getting ready to swap the waves for the road
Ten volunteer lifeboat crew from Ballyglass RNLI, in conjunction with Belmullet Cycling Club, will undertake a 150km cycle from Sligo Bay RNLI in Rosses Point to Ballyglass RNLI in Belmullet on Saturday 27 April. A total of 130 cyclists from…
Freshwater pearl mussels Margaritifera margaritifera
Projects for pearl mussels and conservation of breeding curlew are among the 23 schemes being carried out nationwide under the European Innovation Partnership (EIP), as highlighted in a new exhibition in Dublin. Agriculture House on Kildare Street is currently showcasing…

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