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Day Two: Cork Week Offers Light Winds, Mist and Dolphins
A fickle breeze fluctuating between six and eight knots swept in an early morning mist at Crosshaven this morning for the second day of Cork week regatta. Curious dolphins were a regular sight on the race course popping up next to…
Cork Week Day 2 Pics here!
Cork Week pics (Day 2). Different weather to-day! Grey, dull and misty, a great contrast to yesterday's sunshine but Bob Bateman's action from day two is captured HERE!
Warning Issued Over Inflatable Toys Being Swept Out to Sea
With the school holidays here, Irish Sea coastguards are encouraging children to stay safe whilst at the beach and along the coast. The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency issued a statement yesterday saying last month, coastguards in Wales dealt with incidents…
Lifeboat Creates Wash to Assist Yacht Aground
Baltimore RNLI inshore lifeboat Bessie, was launched this morning to assist a yacht that had gone aground at an area called the Sound, North West of Baltimore Harbour. The alarm was raised at 11:52am when the 36ft Sun Odyssey yacht…
Liffey Ship Building Story Brought to Life for First Time
To the vast majority of people, when shipbuilding in Ireland is mentioned, they think only of Belfast, the Harland & Wolff shipyard and the tragic maiden voyage of the Titanic in 1912.
South Africa Enters Commodores Cup Fray
There are only a few weeks to the close of entries at this year’s Rolex Commodores’ Cup. Whilst most teams have finalized their boats and crews, others are still engaged in discussions to determine their line-ups. For all teams, both…
The World's Smallest Circumnavigation
Most of the news at the moment, save the Round-the-World antics of the Clipper fleet, is small boat stuff, close to shore. But there's one story drawing to a close that mixes both. Franco-Italian sailor Alessandro DiBenedetto is nearing completino…
Cork Finish Rounds Out Clipper 2009-10
When Cork, just four nautical miles from the finish line in Ijmuiden, Netherlands, crosses the line, it will allow race organisers officially crown Spirit of Australia as the winning crew, with one short leg to Hull remaining. The crew, who…
O'Dowd Moves Up in Light Airs
Matthew O'Dowd made best use of yesterday's light airs to count a podium finish and jump from 31st to 20th overall as the fleet takes a day off. 250 boats were rigged in the dinghy park in the blaring Istanbul…
Calves Week Entry Open
Schull Harbour Sailing Club today launched its programme of events for the 2010 Calves Week Programme. Calves Week 2010 will run from Friday 30th July to Sunday August 8th, and comprises of ten races, including the Cape Clear regatta fun…
Murphy and Brien Racing in Laser Radial Gold Fleet
In the finals of the Laser Radial Worlds in Scotland yesterday two of Ireland's three reps in the Women's division are racing in the gold fleet. Finland's defending champion stepped further clear of the chasing pack today when she sailed to…
Cork Week Day One Photos Here!
Aerial and on the water shots from Day one of Cork Week by Afloat's Bob Bateman are HERE!
DAY ONE: Cork Week Racing Opens in Style and Sunshine
Report plus Photos! There are plenty of strong home sailing performances from the first day of Cork week today and Irish boats are in control in IRC Zero, the J109s, IRC three and IRC divisions four, five and six. Its…
Vessel Towed to Ballycotton Harbour by Lifeboat-Update
Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat launched today, 12 July, to lend assistance to a 40 foot pleasure craft that ran into difficulties one mile east of Ballycotton lighthouse. The pleasure craft fouled its propeller on rope while on passage and sought assistance.…
Men Drowned When Currach Capsized – Report
The report surrounding a fatal incident in a fibreglass Currach at Claddaghduff was published this afternoon by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board and is now available to download below. The report found that on the morning of 21st April 2009,…
Ballycotton Lifeboat Launches to Free Pleasure Craft with Fouled Propellor
Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat launched this afternoon to a 40–foot pleasure craft which has a foulded propeller, a mile east of Ballycotton lighthouse in East Cork. They are on scene at present (15:14) and are attempting to free the propellor. Update…
Murphy Lies 20th in Laser Radial Worlds
Largs, Scotland Sunday 11th July: With a second place from today’s only race on the Clyde off Largs, Finland’s reigning champion Sari Multala emerges at the top of the leaderboard of the Laser Radial World Championships as the fleet move…
Adverse Tide Puts Cork at Anchor
Light winds and a strong tide have forced Cork to anchor in order to avoid being swept backwards, away from the Dutch finish line of the Clipper Round the World Race. Inspite of the set back there are claculations made…
MCIB to Release 'Skellig Light II', 'Claddaghduff' and 'Ikom K' Reports Today
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has advised reports into the "Skellig Light II", Claddaghduff and "Ikom K" accidents will be released later today. Check back here for full details as we have them.
Lake Lifeboat Goes on Show
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Crew is inviting the public to visit the lifeboat station on their annual Open Day, next Saturday July 17th, from 11am until 3pm. The Lifeboat Station is located on the grounds of Lough Derg Yacht Club…
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