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Tough going for a classic – in the very varied weather for the 160-boat fleet at the 90h Anniversary International Dragon Regattta at San Remo, the large classics division had to take the rough with the smooth along with the rest of the fleet
The stupendous 90th Anniversary International Dragon Class Regatta at San Remo in Italy has concluded with overall victory going to Jens Christensen of Denmark, crewed by Anders Bagger and Thomas Schmidt. But the most special celebration at the prize-giving was…
Conor Phelan's Jump has lost the lead in IRC Zero of the RCYC Autumn Series
There were some changes at the top of the IRC leaderboards after today's racing at the Royal Cork Yacht Club's Horgan's Quay Cork Autumn Series held in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. Conor Phelan's Ker 37 Jump Juice has lost…
Competing ferries, Stena Adventurer and Norbank on the Irish Sea that serve on 'land-bridge' routes via the UK.
Operators in the ferry industry, reports BreakingNews.ie, have been accused of exploiting Ireland's vulnerability to Brexit to get the consumer rules they want. In July, Irish Ferries, Stena Line and Brittany Ferries wrote to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar asking the government…
Kodie Healy went missing on a lobster potting trip last Wednesday 9 October
Yesterday evening (Sunday 13 October) divers recovered a body in the search for fisherman Kodie Healy who went missing last week off West Cork, as BreakingNews.ie reports. A major search operation was launched last Wednesday evening when the 24-year-old failed…
Ben Saxton (right) and Toby Lewis collect the Endeavour Trophy for the fifth time in a row
Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis fought back in today's breezy conditions to secure the overall win of the Investec-sponsored Endeavour Trophy, for the sixth time and a record fifth time in a row at Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. In total contrast to the…
Laser sailor Finn Lynch is one of Ireland's high performance prospects and still battling for a Tokyo 2020 berth
Sailors and boaters and other stakeholders in Ireland still have two weeks in which to contribute to Irish Sailing's strategic review for its next five-year plan. In conjunction with regional consultation meetings, Irish Sailing says it wants to garner input…
The Barcolana Regatta in the Gulf of Trieste attracted more than 2,000 boats and 15,000 sailors from Australia, the UK, the USA, Korea, Ukraine and China
More than 2,000 boats and 15,000 sailors take to the seas off the coast of northern Italy to compete in the historic Barcolana Regatta yesterday at Trieste. It started off as an informal race between 51 locals in 1969 and…
David O’Caoimh and Nicole Carroll at the ANOC World Beach Games
Irish wakeboarders David O’Caoimh and Nicole Carroll narrowly missed out on qualifying for the finals at the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games, which are taking place in Doha this week. In the Men’s Wakeboard, three times European Champion O’Caoimh’s point…
Lough Derg RNLI
Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist a family of three, two adults and a child, on a 21ft cruiser suffering engine failure near the County Clare shore today. Weather conditions were calm with Force…
Northlink Ferries Hamnavoe which AFLOAT adds operates between the Scottish mainland and Orkney, where the impressive 449 foot 'sea-stack' of the Old Man of Hoy forms part of the island archipelago. The 600 passenger/92 car/20 lorry capacity ferry was built in 2002 by Aker Finnyards. The same Finnish shipyard launched in the previous year Irish Ferries Ulysses.
International service company, the Serco Group plc has been selected by the Scottish Government as preferred bidder in the contract to continue managing and operating the lifeline of Northern Isles Ferry Services to the Orkney and Shetland islands.  The passenger…
Valentia RNLI escorting the fishing vessel to Dingle Harbour
Valentia RNLI volunteers launched their all-weather lifeboat this morning to assist a fisherman with suspected spinal injuries following a collision. At 1.17 am the Valentia Coast Guard requested Valentia RNLI all-weather lifeboat to launch to an injured fisherman onboard a…
Niall Beggan
#Rowing: Niall Beggan of Commercial won the time trial for the Dublin Sculling Ladder at Islandbridge today. His time of six minutes 53.87 seconds was over two seconds clear of his Commercial clubman, Mikey Campion, who was second. Beggan had…
The annual lift out underway at the National Yacht Club today.
The annual lift-out of yachts and boats in Dun Laoghaire Harbour at the neighbouring Royal St.George and National Yacht Clubs took place in fine weather conditions on Dublin Bay today. Boats will be stored ashore now on club platforms for the…
(from left) Michael, Jim and James Gallagher at home in Burtonport, Co Donegal with a photo of half-decker Irine which helped to rescue 15 people, mainly young children, off Roaninish in August 1956
Two Donegal brothers are to receive national bravery awards next week for their rescue of 18 people from two vessels which got into difficulty off Portnoo - all of 63 years ago writes Lorna Siggins. Retired fishermen James and Michael…
Announcing funding for the Royal Canal Greenway's second phase this past Thursday 10 October
Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD announced midweek a significant package of funding totalling €1m for Phase 2 of the Royal Canal Greenway. When launched in early 2020, it will be the longest greenway in Ireland, totalling 130km in length along…
Map showing the most recently completed section of the S2S which opened in May 2017
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Councillor Barry Ward will be among the speakers at a public meeting in Dun Laoghaire later this month on the S2S (Sutton to Sandycove) coastal promenade and cycleway around Dublin Bay. Long in the development stages, the S2S…
At the Port of Dover, AFLOAT adds in the foreground is a 'Darwin' class ferry of P&O Ferries, one of four ferry firms awarded contracts to transport medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit. In the background is newbuild cruiseship Spirit of Adventure (SAGA) which made its maiden calls to Ireland this season and Europa (Hapag-Lloyd Cruises), a previous caller to such waters.
BBC News reports that the UK government has awarded £86.6m of contracts to ferry companies to transport medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Brittany Ferries, DFDS, P&O and Stena Line will be able to deliver those supplies from 31…
Fastnet '79 Yacht Race Disaster: A Royal Navy helicopter rescues the crew of the yacht “Camargue” during the Atlantic storm in August 1979
Once again the Friends of Glenua launch their annual winter season of lectures with the 2019/20 programme held in Dublin at the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Ringsend.  “Back to the Rock- Fastnet '79” is the title of the opening lecture in…
Prior to the launch of Scot Explorer, the second of three forest product carriers for operator, Scotline, at the Dutch shipyard of Royal Bodewes. A third and final sister to be built and named Scot Ranger recalls a predecessor of that same name which had called to Irish ports.
Scot Explorer became the latest launch for a UK shipping forests products operator, following a christening ceremony that was held at a Dutch shipyard yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The launch (footage) of newbuild (NB 747) at the Royal Bodewes yard…
The National Yacht Club's new fleet of Elliott 6m Sportsboats will be used for the new match racing series
No sooner than it has successfully completed the Flying Fifteen World Championships last month, the National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay has launched its inaugural Winter Match Racing Series. The East Pier club has acquired a fleet of…

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