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All Ireland competitors are observed by on the water umpires as they race downwind at the championships that was sailed inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Royal St. George Yacht Club's Michael O'Connor sailing with Davy Taylor of the SB20 class has won the All-Ireland Sailing Championship 2019.  As north-west winds blew to over 20-knots the championship was decided over short sharp races inside Dun Laoghaire…
Racing at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Autumn Series. Scroll down for photo gallery
Anthony O'Leary's 1720 sportsboat Antix leads after four of Royal Cork Yacht Club's Horgan's Quay Cork Autumn Series held today in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman.  Second in the six-boat fleet is Tom Durcan and Clive O'Shea's T Bone two points behind O'Leary. Third is Gary…
Big gusts  for the second day of racing at the J109 Nationals on Dublin Bay
John Maybury's consistent Joker 2 has won the J109 National Championships after six races sailed at the Royal Irish Yacht Club today.  Maybury won half of the six races in the series but counted all six results in the top three.…
Liam Jegou
#Canoeing: Liam Jegou shone in the Irish Selection Races at the canoe slalom British Open at Lee Valley. The 23-year-old paddler was the fastest C1 competitor in the two runs on Saturday and again on Sunday. On the two Sunday…
Dun Laoghaire Marina’s Green Credentials Recognised In Local Business Awards
Dun Laoghaire Marina took home the Green Business Environment gong in the 2019 DLR County Business Awards, which took place this past Thursday night (3 October). Speaking on the award, the marina commented on social media: “Wonderful to receive recognition…
Rocco Wright racing towards a silver medal in the Bahamas last week
Ireland had reason to celebrate at the Optimist North American Championship this past week with a podium finish among two top-five places. Howth Yacht Club’s bright Oppy star Rocco Wright finished second just two points behind winner Gustavo Campos from…
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Getting ready for winter will surely be a breeze thanks to great deals in CH Marine’s monthly specials for October. After liftout, towing away has never been easier than with the Optiparts launching trolley, now only €189.95. This lightweight aluminium trolley…
Never mind the weather, the sailing is great. The wind rises, the rain sets in, and the crew of the Howth 17 Isobel are having a ball in Saturday’s race of the Beshoff Motors Howth Autumn League, in which they finished third in class
“If the wind holds up you can live with the rain” was one stoical comment after Saturday’s increasingly brisk fifth contest in the Beshoff Motors Howth Autumn League on Saturday afternoon. But there was no escaping the fact that by…
Ronan Byrne with Alexander Vyazovkin (silver) and Stefanos Ntouskos (bronze)
#Rowing: The Afloat Rower of the Month for September is Ronan Byrne. On Sunday, September 1st, the 21-year-old Corkman partnered Philip Doyle to silver in the double sculls at the senior World Championships in Linz-Ottensheim in Austria. He then set…
The Celtic Sea herring fishery lost its MSC sustainability certification early in 2018.
A State sea fisheries officer made a protected disclosure over its levels of regulation to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and members of an Oireachtas committee last year. The whistleblower, an officer with the Sea Fisheries Protection…
At just 6 years of age Monique from Cameroon lost her sight, stopping her from attending school. At the age of 9 a simple eye-operation on board Mercy Ships changed her life in less than 20 minutes.... to read more about her story see link below.
This is the third year in a row that Stena Line have launched a donation campaign in favour of the non-profit organisation Mercy Ships life-changing work, bringing free medical care to where it’s needed the most with their floating hospital…
Joker 2 skippered by John Maybury leads the J109 National Championships
The host club's Joker 2 skippered by John Maybury leads the J109 National Championships after the first three races sailed from the Royal Irish Yacht Club today.  Racing in southerly winds gusting to 20-knots, poor visibility on Dublin Bay kept crews…
Bulker under tow at the Port of Waterford... where big plans are afoot to focus climate change in corporate plan
Plans by the Port of Waterford in responding actively to climate change and emerging economic opportunities and challenges are among the key themes of the latest version of the port's corporate plan. Along with commercial development, WatefordLive reports, also on…
Images of the plastic shards from the safety advisory posted last November
Plastic fibres released during construction on the Dun Laoghaire baths site last year have again washed up on nearby beaches, as The Irish Times reports. The plastic shards were washed into the water during a concrete pour at the development…
Damian Foxall (left) with marine biologists Lucy Hunt and Niall McAllister
Two centuries after the “white continent” was recorded officially for the first time by an expedition led by Irishman Edward Bransfield, Kerry round-the-world offshore racer Damian Foxall plans to explore Antarctica by sail. Kerry-born Foxall will be accompanied on his…
BPA responds to the UK Government’s “two borders for four years” Brexit proposal.
The British Ports Association has responded to the UK Government’s “two borders for four years” Brexit proposals which was announced by the Conservative Party this week. Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of BPA said “The majority of Northern Ireland’s trade is with…
Olympian Cathy MacAleavey (left) with her daughter Claudine racing their Dublin Bay Water Wag on the Shannon. Cathy will be the only woman helm in this weekend’s All-Ireland Sailing Championship at Dun Laoghaire, crewed by her husband Con Murphy
Only in Ireland could it be like this. We hear that of many things in this curious island of ours. But the varying sailing, location and personal backgrounds of the sixteen helmspersons competing in this weekend’s All-Ireland Helmsmans Championship at…
Marine Notice: Geohazard Investigation In Irish Sea
A geohazard investigation to provide support for ongoing research at the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) will be undertaken in the Irish Sea from Thursday 24 October until Wednesday 6 November, weather dependent. The locations of these…
Lough Ree RNLI’s inshore lifeboat The Eric Rowse
Lough Ree RNLI’s lifeboat volunteer will be showcased on the small screen in an upcoming episode of BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea. Tune in to BBC Two on Tuesday 15 October at 8pm to see the Lough Ree…
Lough Sheelin
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has prosecuted three businesses and landowners in the Lough Sheelin and River Camlin catchments between May and September 2019, for the discharge of harmful substances to nearby watercourses. In June, Kiernan Milling of Granard, Co Longford…

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