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Robert O'Leary (left, bow number 61) competing at the Star World Championship in Italy
Australian Torvar Mirsky and Cork Harbour's Robert O'Leary are up to sixth overall at this week's Italian-based Star World Championships after three races sailed in Porto Cervo. The pair sailing the Irish Star Dafne now count a 16, 8, and 10 and are two points off…
Hervé Gastinel
International Boat Industry is reporting that Hervé Gastinel has stepped down as chief executive of Groupe Beneteau with immediate effect. Gastinel, who was CEO of the French boatbuilding group since 2015, has been replaced by Beneteau chairman Jérôme de Metz.…
Fonte da Telha beach near Lisbon
An Irish father of three has died after kitesurfing during a holiday in Portugal, as Independent.ie reports. The man, named locally as Tom Griffin, took ill on Fonte da Telha beach near Lisbon last Wednesday 12 June. Tribute have been…
Pictured (L- R) is James Eyre, commercial director of Titanic Quarter Ltd,  Councillor Peter McReynolds, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Kerrie Sweeney, chief executive of Titanic Foundation and Mark O’Donnell from the Department for Communities
Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Peter McReynolds, has attended an event today to welcome the Belfast Buoys to their new home in Titanic Quarter, where they will remain on permanent display. The buoys were given to Belfast City Council…
Royal Cork’s Nick Walsh is a favourite for the Laser Standard Rig events
The next few weeks will be the busiest of the year for the Irish Laser fleet with three big events coming in quick succession writes Dave Quinn. The first of these is the Ulster Championships, being held in East Antrim Boat Club,…
The UK shipyard Cammell Laird located on Merseyside where assistant ship manager Claire Biggar is seen with newbuild RRS Sir David Attenborough.
UK shipyard and marine engineering services company Cammell Laird will open its doors to young women in a special event on Friday, June 28 to encourage female engineers. The world famous Birkenhead shipbuilder and neighbouring Engineering College have joined forces…
Conor Fogerty's new foiling Figaro 3 'Raw' at the start of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
Conor Fogerty's new Figaro 3 keelboat 'Raw' will be the only foiling keelboat racing at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta next month in the former Sailor of the Year's lead up to August's Fastnet Race. After that, the new vessel stars at the…
Jibe presented with Eastern Championship trophy by Ian Byrne, Commodore Howth Yacht Club  (from left to right : Brian McDowell J/24 Association President, Fergus Kelliher, Ian Byrne Commodore HYC, Brendan Culloty, Michael McCormack, Timothy Kelliher, Mark Mulrooney)
The J/24 Eastern Championships took place last weekend at Howth Yacht Club writes Elaine O'Mahoney. The two-day event was run in conjunction with the Squib Easterns which made for a very busy lifting schedule for the cranes at HYC with thirty-five boats…
Ross Nolan (left) and Gordon Patterson (right) receive their Championship prize from Howth Yacht Club Commodore Ian Byrne
Howth Yacht Club hosted nineteen boats for the Squib Eastern Championships sponsored by Provident CRM last weekend writes Ronan MacDonell, HYC Squib Class Captain. The event was run alongside the J24 Easterns which made for a busy clubhouse. While the weather…
Royal Irish yacht D Tox (McSwiney, O’Rafferty, McStay & Sherry) competed in Tuesday's DBSC Combined Cruisers race
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Grasshopper 2, 2. Papytoo, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers: 1. Jalapeno, 2. D-Tox Sportsboat: 1. Sea Jade, 2. George 3, 3. Jay-Z Ruffian: 1. Bandit, 2. Carmen, 3. Icicle B211 One Design: 1. Billy…
High speed sailing in an SB20 on Dublin Bay with Ger Dempsey on the tiller
Saturday's planned SB20 Sprint Series on Dublin Bay has been cancelled.  The aim of the innovative sportsboat series was to run "lots of races back to back"  but Class President Colin Galavan said he had no option but to "cancel running…
Part of this year's D2D fleet assembled at the National Yacht Club prior to the race
Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race Chairman Adam Winkelmann has named the date for the next edition of the biennial offshore race as Wednesday 9th, June 2021. The 2021 280-mile race will start, as usual, from the National Yacht Club and Winkelmann says the race…
The Star Worlds are being held in Porto Cervo
Australian World Match Racing Tour skipper Torvar Mirsky who has teamed up with Cork Harbour's Robert O'Leary to race the sole Irish Star keelboat at this week's Italian-based World Championships is lying tenth overall after two races in Porto Cervo. Uncertain…
The 30ft yacht experienced difficulty in heavy fog off the Beara peninsula
Lifeboat crew at Castletownbere RNLI were launched this afternoon at 14.30 to assist a 30ft yacht which experienced difficulty in heavy fog off the Beara peninsula in West Cork. The alarm was raised when a lone yachtsman experienced difficulty in…
RORC's Morgan Cup starts on Friday 21 June at 7pm
 The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the Morgan Cup. The seventh offshore race of the series will start on Friday 21 June at 7 pm from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line. Bound for Dieppe…
David Holmes, the new Chief Executive Officer at Warrenpoint Port
Warrenpoint Port has appointed David Holmes as its new Chief Executive Officer. David joins the harbour, the second largest in Northern Ireland, from Irwin’s Bakery where he has been Operations Director for the past six years. Previously, David has held…
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Part of the range of 2019 gear for the VDLR
Viking Marine is taking pre-orders for the Official Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Helly Hansen Regatta Clothing. Items ordered by Friday 14th June can have their boat name and sail no screen-printed or embroidered on the gear but get those orders in fast…
A Salmon taken from the River Corrib
A small number of salmon are returning to Irish rivers with signs of bleeding and skin ulceration, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. This follows reports of salmon also returning to Norway and Scotland with a red rash skin disease in…
Dutch shipping company BG Freight Line is to introduce an additional Waterford-Rotterdam service facilitating global trade.  The BG-Maersk partnership will consist of a new weekly service that will act as a deep-sea feeder for businesses in Ireland commencing on 6th July. AFLOAT adds above is the Ireland Max class containership BG Diamond which was built in China as part of a quartet of newbuilds introduced.
A shipping line based in the Netherlands, reports The Irish Times, will open up Waterford port to new international trade routes when it commences a weekly service on the Waterford to Rotterdam route which will act as a deep-sea feeder…
Inland Fisheries Ireland’s new fleet of electric cars at Government Buildings
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it welcomes the Government’s Climate Action Plan to tackle the growing global climate crisis. The plan launched yesterday (Monday 17 June), which contains 180 actions to ensure Ireland will meet its 2030 targets for carbon…

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