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Grand Canal Basin taken from the top of the Montevetro building
A floating food market is one of a number of ideas being mooted for in Grand Canal Dock by Waterways Ireland, the Dublin InQuirer reports. Such a scheme would include a waterfront dining area and a co-working space along with…
Sarah ‘Skinny’ Dwyer Is DBSC’s SB20 Class Captain For 2019
Sarah ‘Skinny’ Dwyer has been appointed the SB20 class captain in Dublin Bay Sailing Club for 2019. Originally set to take up the post of vice captain to Pat O’Brien, Dwyer has been promoted as other commitments will keep O’Brien in Bahrain…
Patrick Boomer and Fionnan Crowley (foreground) pip Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan
#Rowing: The new crew of Patrick Boomer and Fionnan Crowley beat Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan in their second race of the day at the Ireland trial at the National Rowing Centre. Boomer, from Belfast Boat Club, and Castleconnell’s Crowley…
Sanita Puspure sculling back to the start after racing at the Ireland trial.
#Rowing: Top international crews and outstanding juniors showed good form in difficult conditions at the Ireland Trial and the National Rowing Centre in Cork. Sanita Puspure was outstanding in the single sculls, while fellow world champion Paul O’Donovan was the…
Members of the Naval Service Recruit Class 'Sullivan' at their Passing Out Parade at the Naval Base, Haulbowline, Co. Cork.
#navy - Increasingly the Naval Service is taking on more foreign-born recruits, which is a bonus when it comes to dealing with trawlers fishing off the coast that hail from a number of different countries. As the Irish Eaminer writes,…
Donal Walsh’s Ovni 385 Lady Belle from Dungarvan gets the best of the summer weather off Fingal’s Cave in the cliffs of Staffa in the Hebrides during a wide-ranging North European cruise which has been awarded the Irish Cruising Club’s premier trophy, the Faulkner Cup
Dungarvan in the west of County Waterford is in some ways one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets writes W M Nixon. It’s big enough to be considered a real town by Irish standards – it’s the County Town too - yet…
80%	of goods between Republic of Ireland and Wales pass through Welsh Ports and where in Holyhead, Jeremy Miles visited the ferryport.
#ferries - There have been calls for the UK Prime Minister to remove the threat of a no-deal Brexit have been repeated by the Counsel General and Brexit Minister Jeremy Miles, following a visit to Holyhead Port. As ITV News…
Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive of Dublin Port. Mr O’Reilly says Dublin Port will be prepared for a hard-Brexit and customs posts will be functioning for the March 29th deadline
#dublinport - At Dublin Port freight requiring physical checks after Brexit will, writes The Irish Times, be inspected in a warehouse formerly owned by businessman Harry Crosbie following an agreement signed by the State. As part of contingency planning for…
The seabed frame with ADCP and recovery buoy inside the frame
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that TechWorks Marine has deployed four trawl-resistant, bottom-mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) frames throughout Lough Swilly. The frames deployed on Wednesday 20 February will be on the seafloor for a…
Last Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken Series in Scotsman's Bay
At the halfway point of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series, it is the Irish National Sailing School 1720 that leads the 40–boat fleet overall.  Another exciting and breezy race last Sunday saw one dismasting as the fleet raced a tough course…
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The North Sails Ireland team on the water at Howth last season. Next Tuesday, the NSI team of Nigel Young, Shane Hughes and Prof O'Connell will demonstrate the theory and practice of upwind sail trim and how to optimise your set-up
North Sails Ireland will bring their "Upwind Sail Trim And Escaping From The Start" to Howth Yacht Club next Tuesday on Feb 26th. Using "North U" Sail Trim simulation software and supporting video, the full North Sails team of Nigel Young, Shane…
Is Your Boating Equipment Protected? Forcing a Change at Irish Water & The Battle on Dalkey Island
Thefts of outboard motors and break-ins to boats on moorings were prevalent a couple of years ago. My own boat suffered nearly €6,000 of damage and theft when it was broken into on the mooring at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour…
Sea Change: ‘Amazon & Alibaba Creating the Biggest Revolution in Shipping’
ParcelHero’s David Jinks will tell a major world maritime conference in London. Shipping lines will be forced to either integrate with Amazon and Alibaba or be submerged by the digital revolution. ‘A change in global supply chains even greater than…
This Dutch steel cruiser is one of a number of boats in Shannon Harbour being made available by Waterways Ireland in a safe of craft
Waterways Ireland intends to dispose, by public tender, of a number of vessels removed from the Grand Canal at Shannon Harbour, Tullamore, Barrow Navigation, Killaloe Canal and Shannon Bridge. Twelve vessels are presently stored on the South Bank of the…
Kilkeel RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Stanley Tomkins, treasurer for the Kilkeel RNLI volunteer crew, is to retire after 25 years’ service at the Co Down lifeboat station. Tomkins, a retired bank manager, was recently awarded the British Empire Medal for his charitable work in the…
A previous proposal from developers Howard Holdings suggested a marina, apartments and shops for the Passage West docks but the plans were never realised.
#waterfrontproperty - People in Passage West, reports EchoLive.ie, have reacted with bitter disappointment to the announcement that the local dockyards are no longer to be sold to Cork County Council. The Evening Echo revealed yesterday that the docks - the location for…
Bill O'Hara deals with rules questions at the Irish Laser Radial Academy in Cadiz this week
It might be Mid-term holidays for some but sailors in the Irish Laser Radial Academy still have classroom work! Pictured above is a rules session led by International judge and race officer Bill O'Hara, a 1984 Olympian in the Finn…
RS400s racing on Belfast Lough
The annual RS 400 Spring Series resumes again this Sunday (24th) at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club. This event along with its precursor the Autumn Series has enjoyed remarkable success at the Co. Down Club, with some 25…
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Topper sailing comes to the National Yacht Club this weekend
With sailors coming from all over Ireland and a favourable weather forecast, Irish Topper agent Viking Marine is sponsoring this weekend's Winter Youth sailing event hosted by the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. With up to 50 young sailors expected,…
Beneteau Unveils Its First Motor Foiling Yacht
Groupe Beneteau has followed up its first foiling sailing yacht in the Figaro Beneteau 3 with a concept for a motorised version. Working with partners DEMS Sarrazin Design, Noval and SEAir, the “next generation flying boat” was created over a…

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