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Tony Fox's Gringo from the National Yacht Club was the DBSC Cruiser One winner on both IRC and ECHO handicaps
 A large fleet of 104 boats across 15 classes enjoyed a fine Force 4 Westerly on the first full Thursday night race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club season. Cruiser Zero & Cruiser 2 classes both had 100% turnout. DBSC…
 Thursday FF DBSC race winners - 4068 “Ignis Caput” David Mulvin & Ronan Beirne
The second Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday evening race with a stiff 15 knots breeze off the shore was a contrast to the previous week with light airs shakedown race. The revised format for this year has additional classes starting…
The next edition of The Ocean Race will now start in October 2022
Organisers of The Ocean Race have confirmed that the next edition will now set sail a full year behind its originally scheduled start. The race route remains unchanged from that announced in March — but now the fleet will start…
Annalise Murphy is qualified for Tokyo 2021
Annalise Murphy's bid for Tokyo Gold got a boost today with the Olympic Federation of Ireland announcement of details of its 2020 discretionary funding packages and sailing rewarded with the biggest handout. The Olympic silver medalist from Rio is the…
Kathy Sullivan - On June 6, the oceanographer and former NASA astronaut became the first woman to reach Challenger Deep, the deepest known location in the ocean
The Most Vertical Girl in the World. The woman who's made history in sea and space; The astronaut, oceanographer, explorer, author and the first person to ever experience travelling to both deep space and the oceans deep. Kathy Sullivan is…
The Kish lighthouse on Dublin Bay - The Crusing Association of Ireland will visit the Light on July 25th
The Cruising Association of Ireland says there is a lot of interest being shown in their first event of the season which is a sail around the Kish Bank at the entrance to Dublin Bay in a Cruise-in-Company on 25th…
Artist’s impression of the white water rafting centre proposed for George’s Dock
The Government has refused a grant application from Dublin City Council that would have funded its plans for a white water rafting course in the city centre to the tune of €6.6 million, as TheJournal.ie reports. Councillors who voted last…
File image of Newcastle RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
The RNLI lifeboat crew in Newcastle, Co Down rescued three people over two callouts in the space of 24 hours earlier this week. The all-weather lifeboat first launched on Monday morning (13 July) to aid a boat with two people…
Olympian Finn Lynch for Blessington SC and Annalise Murphy of the National YC winning the first race of the 133-year-old Dublin Bay Water Wags’ delayed 2020 season in Cathy MacAleavey’s Molly yesterday (Wednesday) evening
We think of the venerable Dublin Bay Water Wags as being the quintessential Dun Laoghaire Harbour class. But when the results of their first race of the delayed 2020 season yesterday (Wednesday) evening were analysed, it was noted that the…
WAVE Regatta 2020 is launched: ICRA Commodore Richard Colwell, Fingal Mayor David Healy and HYC Commodore Ian Byrne
A reception at Howth Yacht Club tonight (Wednesday) was told of the special challenges faced in running the re-shaped season’s major sailing fixture in September, which will see the ICRA National Championship absorbed into Howth YC’s biennial block-buster event, the…
UK Sailmakers Ireland: Headsail Trim & Vertical Camber
In this article, Barry Hayes (UK Sailmakers Ireland) and Pat Considine (UK Sailmakers Chicago) explain headsail vertical camber and why it’s so important to boat speed and performance of the boat. In reality, understanding headsail vertical camber is the modern…
Union Hall RNLI Assist 12 People after Motorboat Gets into Difficulty off West Cork
The Union Hall RNLI lifeboat crew in West Cork were requested by the Irish Coast Guard to launch their inshore lifeboat Margaret Bench of Solihull, this afternoon (Wednesday 15 July) at 3.24 pm to a motorboat, approx 8 metres in…
The new Zhik mask - When it gets wet with the spray of the bow, it still feels very comfortable
In the light of the new July ruling's about face coverings, Piet Poelmann, CEO of Zhik, the Australian marine clothing brand, has introduced a new face mask that is weatherproof, washable and comfortable. It is not just another face mask.…
The Cruising Association of Ireland Crusie in Company takes in Carlingford Lough (above) in County Louth
It is just over three years since the Cruising Association of Ireland fleet visited Belfast Lough. And now another trip north is planned for the middle week of August. The CAI has managed to keep active through the COVID 19…
GAC Pindar has managed logistics including boat liftouts in Itajai (pictured) and other locations around the world
Following successful collaborations in the 2014-15 and 2017-18 editions of the former Volvo Ocean Race, GAC Pindar has been appointed official logistics provider to The Ocean Race for an unprecedented third consecutive time. As an official partner of The Ocean…
Measurements were collected by the RV Celtic Explorer in 2017 and 2018
Surface ocean carbon dioxide observations collected by the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Explorer have been published in the 2020 version of the Surface Ocean Carbon Atlas (SOCAT). These data provide scientists, climate researchers and international policy makers with essential information…
RYANI Wants Feedback On ‘Women On Water’ Programme
RYA Northern Ireland is calling for women across Northern Ireland to give feedback on its Women on Water programme. The governing body hopes to find out what boaters want through a development survey, which will help to shape future programmes.…
Victoria Lock at Meelick is the first lock upstream of Lough Derg
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that low water levels exist on the upstream approaches to Meelick Weir and Victoria Lock, north of Portumna on the Shannon Navigation. Water levels are currently up to 45cm below summer levels…
Oban RNLI volunteer Dr Colin Wilson is stepping down
Oban RNLI in western Scotland has expressed sadness at the retirement of Dr Colin Wilson as a volunteer crew member. Dr Wilson has served the RNLI in Oban since 1990, first joining when the station had the Brede class lifeboat…
A tagged bluefin tuna in Donegal Bay last year
Twenty-two charter angling vessels have been granted authorisation to participate in a bluefin tuna data collection programme after a successful pilot last year. The Tuna CHART (CatcH And Release Tagging) programme will see skippers catch, tag, measure and release Atlantic…

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