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Royal St. George's line honours leader, Chris Power Smith's Aurelia at the Daunt Buoy at 0930 hours this morning on her way to the Cork Harbour finish of the inaugural Fastnet 450 Race
Day 3, Monday, 0900hrs Chris Power Smith's J/122 Aurelia may have had nearly two miles in hand on Denis and Annamarie Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 when she led the Fastnet 450 fleet round the Fastnet Rock at 0040 hrs in…
Crosshaven Inshore RNLI lifeboat
The volunteers of Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat were tasked this evening to a report of a person in the water in the Ringabella/Fountainstown area. The crew received the pager alert at 7.32 pm and were en route when information was received…
15 Flying Fifteens contested the 2020 National Championships at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club
John Lavery marked his return to the Flying Fifteen Class after a five-year hiatus by clinching the Irish title at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club today.  Sailing with Alan Green, the National Yacht Club duo took two wins from four races…
Topper Traveller Series at Ballyholme Yacht Club
In what is understood to be the first open event in Northern Ireland this year, 41 Toppers including two from Dublin Bay, raced at Ballyholme YC on Belfast Lough yesterday (22nd August) for what turned out to be a lively…
 The Dubois 40 Irish Independent with Tim Goodbody as lead helm rounds the Fastnet Rock in August 1987, on the way to overall victory in the Fastnet Race. Tonight, Tim's son Richard and grandson Max will be racing rounding the Rock as crewmembers on Chris Power Smith's J/122 Aurelia in the Fastnet 450.
Day Two, Sunday, 2030hrs:  After a stimulating day's sailing along the length of the south coast, turning to windward in very sailable breezes and enjoying more sunshine than much of the rest of Ireland, the leaders in the Fastnet 450 are…
Dunmore RNLI escorting the dismasted yacht Red Alert
At 7.26 am Dunmore East RNLI Lifeboat launched on service to assist a stricken yacht in the Fastnet 450 Race which had suffered a dismasting 36 miles South of Dunmore East on the County Waterford coast. On reaching the Greystones-based…
Sara Feeney speaks to Lorna Siggins on the RTE podcast
Sara Feeney, the Galway woman who survived 15 hours at sea on paddleboards with her cousin Ellen Glynn, has paid a further tribute to those involved in rescue at sea. In an interview with RTE Radio 1 Countrywide, she has…
Chris and Patanne Smith's J122 Aurelia from the Royal St George Yacht Club
Day two, Sunday 1400 hrs: Chris Power Smith’s J/122 Aurelia was the first of the three on-the-water leaders in the Fastnet 450 to tack far offshore for the longboard that will take her from the area of stronger west wind…
File image of Portrush RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Portrush RNLI’s volunteers launched to the aid of a family cut off by the rising tide on cliffs yesterday evening, Saturday 22 August. Local lifeguards raised the alarm for the two adults and three young children who were trapped between…
Fastnet 450 race leader - Denis & Annamarie Murphy's Grand Soleil Niueulargo
Sunday, day two, 0930hrs: After yesterday (Saturday) afternoon's swift ebb-assisted close reach down the East Coast from Dun Laoghaire to the first major turn at the Tuskar Rock, the fleet in the Fastnet 450 have found a determinedly west wind of…
Galway RNLI station
Galway RNLI lifeboat has rescued a kite surfer who got into difficulty in inner Galway Bay on Saturday evening. The man, who is in his early thirties, had set off from Ballyloughane beach near Renmore at about 4.50 pm as…
Henry Bomby & Shirley Robertson's Sun Fast 3300 Fastrak XII
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Summer Series Race 3 was a full-on foam up in 25 knots of breeze gusting over 30. The long day race was a course of about 42 miles for the monohulls with a beat west…
Nieulargo (Denis & Annamarie Murphy) at the start of the Fastnet 450 Race
Day One 1830 - As the onset of the adverse flood tide approaches with the leaders sluicing south past Cahore Point with the last of the ebb and more than 50 miles of the Fastnet 450 course already sailed, an…
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera was the IRC and ECHO DBSC Cruisers One winner in a breezy afternoon of racing on Dublin Bay.  Green Fleet racing was cancelled and dinghies managed one race.  DBSC Results for 22/08/2020 Cruiser 0 IRC: 1.…
SEMRU Seeking Postdoctoral Researcher In Maritime Transport Economics
The Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at NUI Galway is now inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for a four-year full-time, fixed-term contract as a postdoctoral researcher. Working with colleagues in SEMRU, the successful candidate will produce research aimed at…
Cian McCarthy's Cinamonn Girl from Kinsale is front row after the 1pm start today of the Fastnet 450 Race on Dublin Bay
A brisk sou'wester provided a fast reaching start for the 266-mile Fastnet 450 Race at 1300 hrs today in Dublin Bay, with Chris Power Smith's J/122 Aurelia (RStGYC), John O'Gorman's Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie (NYC) and Robert Rendell's X45 Samatom…
Notice Of Upcoming Waterway Closures On Lower Bann & Grand Canal
Waterways Ireland has given notice of upcoming closures on the Lower Bann in Co Antrim and the Grand Canal in Dublin. On-location filming will see the Lower Bann closed to all boat traffic from the downstream side of Portglenone Bridge…
File image of Enniskillen RNLI’s inshore lifeboat returning to station
Six people were rescued from their boats on Lough Erne as Storm Ellen swept over Northern Ireland in the early hours of Thursday (20 August). Enniskillen RNLI said the vessels, which were moored at the Devenish West jetty, were breaking…
Multihull action on Belfast Lough
The last of three Irish Multihull events this year will be the Northerns at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough on 17th and 18th October. It also has the grand title of Weekend of Speed, rescheduled due to COVID 19.…
Denis & Annamarie Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo (Royal Cork YC) racing off Dublin Bay, which this weekend sees her start as one of the favourites in the 270-mile Fastnet 450 Race.
The Fastnet 450 starts today (Saturday) at 1300hrs in Dublin Bay, and sends the fleet on a 270-mile course southward, taking them all the way to the Fastnet Rock before finishing back at the entrance to Cork Harbour, clear of…

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