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File image of Crosshaven RNLI’s inshore lifeboat John and Janet
A man who fell overboard from his vessel near Cork Harbour was lucky to escape relatively unscathed after his lifejacket failed to inflate. Crosshaven’s volunteer RNLI crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 5.20pm yesterday evening (Tuesday 27…
The Lady Min once was a “thorn in the side” of the renowned Cork Harbour yacht racing aficionados
Hello and welcome to my weekly Podcast …. Tom MacSweeney here …. There is a great lot to be said about the pride of a family in a boat and there is nothing wrong with being old when age is…
Cork Harbour Topper & Laser Frostbite Series Concludes at Royal Cork Yacht Club
The annual Topper and Laser Frostbite Series concluded following racing each weekend during November. Fifty-one sailors registered and we were delighted to welcome sailors from around Cork Harbour and further afield. The weather varied from light on week one to…
UCD Sailing Club racing at Dun Laoghaire
UCD Sailing Club is hosting a charity run team racing event in aid of the Movember foundation on the 1st of December out of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Club members have been working hard growing…
Balbriggan Harbour looking south. It has its own special history, but now it is planned to link it more closely with the town.
When you’ve an ancient port town which happens to have the youngest population in all Ireland, clearly you face problems when the local authority proposes plans to upgrade the old harbour area to bring it more in line with the…
Ian Daly, Jim O’Brien and Peter O’Reilly from Wicklow Travellers Group are part of the Fishing Futures angling project
#Angling - Fishing Futures, a project targeting local community groups in Wicklow, has been awarded funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland to help support its work. The project, which is organised by the Wicklow Travellers Group, allows young people to experience…
Biodegradable Bow Stickers For Greener Racing
The scourge of bow stickers stuffing rubbish bins and polluting waters the world over could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new biodegradable variant. YachtRacing.life reports on the new stickers from race boat supplier PROtect Tapes,…
Overall leader White Mischief (1242) makes a start near the pin end in the fourth race
The crew that recovered a man overboard and then retired from the race last Sunday has moved into the overall lead of the DBSC Citroen South Dublin Turkey Shoot Series. After four races sailed, and one discard applied, Tim and…
The DBSC AGM bore witness to a changing of the Guard when longtime Honorary Secretary Donal O'Sullivan (pictured centre) retired after 27 years in the role. Outgoing Commodore Chris Moore (right) will fill his shoes. Moore, over a nine-year period, has also served as rear and vice commodore. The AGM elected a new Commodore Jonathan Nicholson (left), vice commodore Ann Kirwan and a new rear commodore Eddie Totterdell
As the country's biggest racing club continues to run races on a year-round basis, with this month's Turkey Shoot series making record turnouts, last night Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore addressed members at the club AGM with this report of…
Gale Warning For Irish Coastal Waters As Storm Diana Comes To Batter The Country
Met Éireann says a Status Yellow gale warning is in effect on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea as of 6am this morning (Tuesday 27 November) as the first of two waves of stormy weather conditions passes…
A Calves Week Fastnet Race with SCORA boats competing
The 2018 South Coast of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) AGM will take place in the Royal Cork Yacht Club on Tue December 4th at 7.30pm. Among the items on the agenda will be a discussion on the future of…
Pupils and teachers from St Colman’s Community College in Cork receive their School of the Year award
St Colman’s Community College in Midleton, Co Cork was named School of the Year in the recent Ocean Hero Awards presented by the Clean Coasts programme at the Clayton Hotel Cork City recently. This year Clean Coasts’ Ocean Hero Awards…
Laser racing at Howth
Easterlies were in place again for this weekend’s Laser action in Howth. Unlike last weeks’ pleasant smooth rolling sea, the breeze was stronger and the ebb tide made for a steeper chop which was much harder work. With winds ranging…
College team racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Irish Team Racing Association has given its support to the new Schools team racing initiative launched by Gonzaga College and the Irish National Sailing School. The INSS event will consist of one day's team racing using the INSC’s fleet…
From L to R: Dublin Port Company Harbour Master Michael McKenna and Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring join Poolbeg Training CLG representatives Manager Denis Murphy, Betty Ashe of Pearse Street, Tim Darmody of the Docklands and Jimmy Murray of Ringsend
Members of Dublin’s dockland communities gathered at Poolbeg Yacht Club to celebrate more than 25 years of the Rinn Voyager Sailing Project. Those in attendance included former volunteers, organisers and participants of the project over the years and saw the…
Tom Dolan giving his talk at the Royal Cork last week
Tom Dolan’s series of talks on his remarkable 2018 offshore season continues in Dublin at the National Yacht Club tomorrow evening, Tuesday 27 November. Last week the Figaro debutante regaled the members of the Royal Cork in Crosshaven with tales…
The whale research yacht Song of the Whale joined the RV Celtic Voyager in carrying out acoustic surveys of Irish offshore waters with GMIT researchers
The Beluga whale — a species mainly found in the Arctic Circle — has been recorded in Irish territorial waters as part of a groundbreaking three-year research project into our offshore habitats for marine wildlife. On Friday (23 November) the…
Liam O'Connell was among the RNLI volunteers who helped rescue 30 crew from the shipwrecked Astrid, pictured here in July 2016
One of the Kinsale RNLI volunteers honoured for their role in the rescue of 30 crew from the tall ship Astrid in July 2013 has been jailed for seven years on drug distrubution charges. As The Irish Times reports, Liam O’Connell was…
The DMYC dinghy fleet race course at Dun Laoghaire
The fourth round of the 2018/19 DMYC dinghy Frostbite Series offered to be a healthy affair with a projected forecast of 10 – 14 knots from the east, a bit of sunshine and an air temperature of 6/7⁰. After a…
Mark Lyttle
Irish sailors were in the mix at the UK Laser Master Inlands at Grafham Water this weekend. Royal St. George's Sean Craig took third overall in the Radials and in the much bigger fleet of Full rigs, the National Yacht Club's…

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