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Lee Looks Ahead to All Antarès Arrival
A trio of French Naval mine-route survey craft are to sail upriver of the River Lee this Friday and are to berth in the Port of Cork at the North Custom House Quay, writes Jehan Ashmore. The craft BRS Antarès…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboats Aid Three People During Boat Drama
Three people were rescued in Killiney Bay this afternoon when their small boat capsized.  Both all weather and inshore RNLI lifeboats from Dun Laoghaire and the Irish Coast Guard helicopter rushed to the scene when the alert was raised at…
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Seasonal Scenes Set for Fishguard
Fast-ferry Stena Lynx III departed Dun Laoghaire for Fishguard Harbour on a repositioning voyage today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 80m craft built in Hobart, Tasmania is due to dock at the Pembrokeshire port this afternoon in advance of seasonal sailings…
Medal Gives Me Great Confidence - Annalise Murphy Video
They say timing is everything and Dublin sailor Annalise Murphy admits a place on the podium at last week's Skandia Sail for Gold regatta couldn't have been better scheduled with London 2012 around the corner. Unlike the majority of her…
Galway Harbour Claims Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
All offshore races have their moments of drama, particularly when exposed to the variability of weather in our temperate climate writes our Offshore Correspondent. This year’s Dun Laoghaire to Dingle was no different and race winner Galway Harbour certainly had…
Mansfield Returns to 1720s With a Title Win
After a break of five years, former class European champion Mark Mansfield returned to the 1720 class at the weekend and won the CH Marine sponsored national championships in Cork Harbour from a fleet of 14 boats. The last race…
Fireballs Start International Week
The grey skies above Sligo this morning will not deter the Fireballs who will start this year's International Week preamble to the Class World Championship hosted by Sligo Yacht Club at Rosses Point writes our Fireball Correspondent.In a sad note…
Galway Harbour Approaches Dingle Finish
Galway Harbour is just two miles from the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle finish in good breeze and should win on handicap by about 1.5 hours from Raging Bull, Tsunami and Aquelina writes our Offshore Correspondent. Galway Harbour has been brilliantly…
Galway Harbour Retains Lead
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Report Sunday June 12th 2011 2400:  Forecasting over the next few hours suggests little change in windspeed and direction which should allow Galway Harbour to retain the lead she has built to round the Washerwoman rocks…
25 Yachts Enter Carlingford Oyster Pearl Regatta
25 yachts entered the Carlingford Sailing Club Oyster Pearl regatta, which comprised 3 races sailed on Saturday 11 June.  In addition to the local boats from clubs on both sides of Carlingford Lough, there were entries from France, 2 from…
Update: Pride of Dalkey Fuji Approaches the Fastnet
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race Report 1200 BST Sunday June 12th As on the water leader Pride of Dalkey Fuji approaches the Fastnet, Galway Harbour maintains its lead, just ahead of Aquelina writes our Offshore Correspondent. Barry Hurley's Dinah of…
All kinds of everything at Howth's Lambay Race
Howth Yacht Club's Lambay Race is renowned for providing a real mix of conditions to test the skills - and patience - of the hundreds of crews participating.... and the 2011 event was certainly no different! Light to moderate westerlies…
West Cork Lifeboats Rescue Yacht
A yacht in distress 28 miles South West of Baltimore called for assistance in the early hours of this morning. The 36ft yacht had left the Azores 11 days previously heading for  Kinsale with two Danish men on board in…
Breen's 'Galway Harbour' Leads the Fleet out of the Irish Sea
D2D report 2200 BST Saturday June 11th. At Tuskar Rock, Martin Breen's Reflex 38 Galway Harbour (Galway Bay SC), leads the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race fleet out of the Irish Sea writes our Offshore Correspondent. Closely tracked by Cathal…
Annalise Wins Bronze Medal in Weymouth
Expectations were high and Annalise Murphy delivered in style in Weymouth this afternoon. The 21 year old National Yacht Club sailor has taken bronze at the Sail for Gold Regatta. The medal did not come without extra drama. The Dun…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Start Photos
Photographer Michael Chester took the shots from this morning's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. It was, as predicted, a gentle start for the tenth race from the National Yacht Club. Scroll down for photos:
Brando’s ‘Bounty’ Bound for Bloomsday
The tallship used in the 1962 film of 'Mutiny and the Bounty' starring Hollywood screen legend Marlon Brando is to make a Bloomsday arrival to the rebel city, writes Jehan Ashmore. H.M.S. Bounty is a replica of the ship in…
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Update - Fleet Spread from Mizen Head to Wicklow
D2D report – 1700 BST, Saturday June 11th. After 6 hours the fleet is spread along the coast from Mizen Head to Wicklow Head with the leaders some 35 miles from the Tuskar, battling a north-going flood tide writes our…
US Training-Ship Heads for Cork
For five-days the US training-ship State of Maine will make Cork Harbour her port of call, when the 16,000 tonnes vessel docks this evening, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 500-foot long ship is on a 55-day training cruise that started late…

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