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Lufra winning the 1944 Menagerie Race at Ballyholme
It's 76 years since the Lufra Cup was first presented to the winner of Ballyholme's Menagerie Race, a pursuit event run traditionally to mark Closing Day when there was no such thing as Winter, let alone Autumn racing in Belfast…
Tom Dolan finishes fifth overall - It is the best ever Irish sailing result has been achieved in the Figaro Race
With not enough wind to run Stage 4 of La Solitaire du Figaro Ireland’s Tom Dolan secured an excellent fifth place overall on Smurfit Kappa. It is the best international overall placing in the historic French multi-stage offshore race series…
Brian Jones' Jelly Baby is expected to compete in next weekend's first race of the RCYC Autumn Series in Cork Harbour
Crosshaven is expecting a full turnout in both spinnaker and white sail divisions for next week's Royal Cork Yacht Club's Autumn Series and if the recent Cove Sailing Club's Blackrock Race and yesterday's RCYC Coastal Race is anything to go by then…
The Junior All Ireland sailing championships in Schull has been cancelled
The fact that over 50% of the competitors and organisers would be travelling from Dublin - a city and county currently under COVID restrictions - means the Junior All Ireland Sailing Championships scheduled to be sailed at the Fastnet Marine Outdoor…
The Irish Navy yacht Tailte competing in yesterday's RCYC White Sails Coastal Race. See Photo Gallery below
Royal Cork Yacht Club's annual Naval Race in Cork Harbour was sailed as a coastal fixture on Saturday with the Navy sending its yacht Tailte out from Haulbowline to compete. After a short leg across the harbour, the RCYC spinnaker…
Tom Dolan dockside - the County Meath solo sailor finished 10th on the first stage, 11th on the second and seventh into Saint Nazaire at the end of the third stage. It is an excellent result for the 33-year-old on just his third La Solitaire
Ireland’s Tom Dolan (Smurfit Kappa) took fifth place overall in the La Solitare du Figaro Race tonight, the best finish on the General Classification overall by a non French skipper since 1997 when Switzerland’s Dominique Wavre finished runner up. Dolan…
Ireland's Liam Glynn and Ewan McMahon raft up with competitors as they wait for wind in Follonica today at Italian Olympic Week
The Irish Laser men who are in a three-way battle for 2021's single Tokyo Olympic berth resumed their fight after the COVID hiatus at Italian Olympic week in Follonica this weekend.  With six races sailed, the National Yacht Club's Finn…
Annalise Murphy blasting into the lead on the opening day of Italian Olympic Week at Follonica
Rio Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy continues her preparations for Tokyo 2021 with an overall lead at the Italian Olympic Classes Championships at Follonica.  In a 41-boat Laser Radial fleet, the Irish star remains at the top of the leaderboard on…
Safety Is Paramount At Dun Laoghaire’s Viking Marine
Dublin’s sailing community is reeling from the last-minute shutdown under Level 3 of the Government’s new coronavirus restrictions. But safety remains paramount — especially at Viking Marine, where staff have gone above and beyond to ensure your visit to the…
Secondhand tonnage: Borealis and Bolette form a pair cruiseships acquired by Fred. Olsen Cruises. Bolette is to make an Irish debut in March 2021, which is to include a call to the Port of Cork followed by a visit to Belfast Harbour.
Cruiseships Rotterdam along with Amsterdam both acquired from Holland America Lines to the ownership of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have together met up in Scotland following a delivery voyage from Cyprus, writes Jehan Ashmore. The pair custom built for HAL…
Details of the Spanish Armada Festivel this weekend
Remembering the Armada commemoration of the Spanish Armada at Streedagh Beach will take place but online only this month due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now in its 10th year, this year's Remembering the Armada programme will take place between 18th-20th…
Ardglass Harbour, Co. Down
A harbour in Co. Down is where an operation is under way to remove munitions believed to date back to the Second World War. The public, reports Irish Examiner, were advised to avoid the area of Ardglass Harbour on Saturday…
Racing at the 2019 X-Yachts Gold Cup at the yacht brand’s HQ in Haderslev
X-Yachts will join with Sailing Aarhus to host its next Gold Cup in Denmark’s second-biggest city next summer. The dates to save are 21-23 May with registration, as well as a detailed programme of events, expected to go online soon.…
The dive support vessel Deep Discoverer will be in operation at the Kinsale and Seven Heads gas fields next month
Diving operations will take place at the Kinsale and Seven Heads gas fields early next month for decommissioning work on and around the subsea infrastructure. Kinsale Energy says the works — undertaken by the dive support vessel Deep Discoverer (callsign…
The new Arabic language water safety posters from the RNLI and Irish Refugee Council
The charity that saves lives at sea is reaching out to Ireland’s immigrant communities as part of a new water safety campaign. Arabic is the first language being used by the RNLI in its warnings over the dangers associated with…
Tom Dolan to Challenge for La Solitaire du Figaro Podium Tonight
County Meath's Tom Dolan will have his chance to seal Ireland's best ever La Solitaire du Figaro this evening after completing three stand-out legs to be in striking distance of a podium result. The final, deciding stage of the La Solitaire…
While her wardrobe is not yet complete, John B Kearney's 1925-built Mavis - restored by Ron Hawkins in Maine - has enough cloth available to take her first new steps under sail in September 2020
In this time of increasing uncertainty with its frustration of sailing plans, we find reassurance in soothing thoughts of well-restored or new-built classic boats. And traditional vessels in handsome and workmanlike order have the same heartening effect. We've an instinct…
Laser racing on Dublin Bay is part of a number of events cancelled in the capital
Some key end of summer Dublin sailing events have been cancelled with immediate effect this weekend as a result of the Government's level three restrictions announced this evening. The announcement led the country's largest yacht racing club, Dublin Bay Sailing Club,…
The Flying Fifteen East Coasts have been cancelled due to COVID
The Irish Flying Fifteen East Coasts championships scheduled for tomorrow at the National Yacht Club is another Dublin Bay event that has been subject to a last-minute cancellation this evening. The event, previewed here, was only the second championship of…
The “superb racing” of Howth’s six weekend End-of-Summer Series is on hold for three weeks
Howth Yacht Cub announced this evening that under the Level 3 Restrictions, HYC is suspending Club Racing and Training for the next three weeks, when the situation will be re-assessed. The Club’s six weekend End-of-Summer Series – due to run…

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