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It is understood the injured naval boarding party members were in a RHIB (Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat) which had been dispatched from LÉ William Butler Yeats on Tuesday night to inspect the fishing boat which was off the Co Cork coast.
Naval Service crew members are understood to have received medical treatment after getting into difficulties while trying to board a fishing trawler. The Irish Examiner understands the injured boarding party of five members were in a RHIB (Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat)…
“Like peas in a pod” – the TR3.6 fleet race-ready in Schull
When Rocco Wright of Howth – then 15 – pulled the All-Ireland Junior Title out of the hat in the final race at Schull, West Cork a year ago, his Houdini skills were widely noted, emphasised by the fact that…
The Para Mixed Double of Katie O'Brien and Steven McGowen were first up to qualify for their A Final this morning
Today has been the busiest day yet for Ireland, with 11 crews racing at the World Rowing Championships in the Czech Republic. There are now five crews into the A Finals, where they will race for the medals over the…
File image of Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Joanna and Henry Williams
Wicklow RNLI went to the assistance of a lone sailor on Tuesday morning (20 September) after his vessel got fouled in ropes. The all-weather lifeboat Joanna and Henry Williams slipped its moorings from the south quay at 8.50am following a…
Dragon racing at Régates Royale in Cannes
Two of the leading British Dragons teams moved up the at Régates Royales rankings today in declining breezes in Cannes. Chris Brittain on GBR 818 scored a 2nd and 7th to move up to 4th overall, while Gavia Wilkinson Cox on GBR…
Ghost ship? Ilen anchored off Sandycove seems like a wraith-like image from the past
It was good to know of the sail training ketch Ilen lying serenely in the Scotsman’s Bay-Sandycove anchorage south of Dun Laoghaire Harbour last night, like a proper sailing ship of ancient times taking a useful break to await a…
Music and marine life in Galway Atlantaquaria and jazz hosted by Claddagh hooker sailors are among events with maritime themes at this year’s Culture Night in the west on Friday, September 23rd. After a summer of sailing, Bádóirí an Chladaigh…
During the drift towards the Dutch coast, the bulk carrier first hit another ship and then two structures of a wind farm under construction. See vid below
The Dutch Safety Board says it has initiated an investigation into the “increasing congestion” caused by wind farms and shipping in the North Sea. The safety board, which investigates shipping, aviation, railway and industrial accidents in the Dutch State, said…
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School crews that participated at the RS Feva Easterns at Dun Laoghaire
The RS Feva Class is on the rebound in Dún Laoghaire thanks to the determined efforts of a small group of parents from the waterfront clubs and collaboration with RS Sailing agent Last winter, plans were laid to see…
Royal Cork Yacht Club's red hulled Antix skippered by Anthony O'Leary starts a race in the Cape 31, RTYC Round 5 off Cowes
Seventeen Cape 31’s were on the start line at the Royal Thames Invitational at the weekend, which marked Round Five of the 31 Race Circuit. Following a big week of 'orienteering' at Cowes Week, the Cape fleet had eight windward-leeward…
A shortlist of ports has been made for the the ESPO Award on Social Integration of Ports.
The projects of the ports of Ceuta, Barcelona, Tallinn and the cooperation project of the ports of Ancona, Ravenna, Venice, Trieste, Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik have been shortlisted for the 14th ESPO Award on Social Integration of Ports. The…
J109 racing on Dublin Bay
The Irish J109 Irish Championships scheduled for Dublin Bay this weekend has been cancelled 'due to a lack of entries'. Seven entries had been received but deemed 'not viable to proceed' with the championship, according to a statement issued by…
A young osprey (also called a sea hawk), was tagged in the Scottish Borders took an unusual route south to Spain having hitched a ride on cargoships.
Information has emerged as to how a young osprey tagged in the Scottish Borders hitched a ride on two ships during his first attempt at migration. Conservationist Sacha Dench is part of a team tracking the bird to learn more…
Miss Charlie (Patrick Beckett) was third in the KYC  'At Home' Regatta
Michael Carroll’s Chancer won Kinsale Yacht Club’s ECHO Cruisers Spinnaker Fleet Race in the 'At Home' Regatta on Sunday. Second was Samuel Cohen’s Gunsmoke II, and third Stephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too. Albert O’Neil’s Sallybelle won Whitesails ECHO with Anthony Scannell’s…
Gary Mills at the helm of the Shipman 28, Tonga
Cove Sailing Club’s Friday evening cruiser league was won by Gary Mills’ Shipman 28 Tonga. Second was Nick O’Rourke’s First 32, Bright Wings and third was Robbie Allen’s Dehler 34 Rana. Three Rankin dinghies topped the Wednesday evening dinghy league…
The Oceanis 33 Chatterbox skippered by Martin Lane is a competitor in the Schull Harbour Sailing Club Autumn League
After three races in Schull Harbour Sailing Club’s Autumn League, Don McCarthy’s Sovereign VSOP leads on 13 points, with Simon Nelson’s Witchcraft second on 14 and Alan Dwyer’s Sally in Stitiches third on 16.
The tug/workboat Husky pictured at Arklow Bank Wind Park
Operators of the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind farm will shortly undertake a subtidal benthic ecology survey campaign on its proposed export cable route area, off the coast of north Co Dublin and Co Meath. Similar to the…
Foyle Port is located at the Lisahally terminal downriver of Derry
It has been announced that Foyle Port will be the lead sponsor of a major cross-border conference which An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD will address later this month. As the Derry Journal reports, The Centre for Cross Border Studies’ Annual…
Geological heaven….The 39ft ketch Teddy (Nick Kats) from Clifden on the Greenland coast in August this year at South Channel, Milne Land
Nick Kats of Clifden and originally America is always looking to the north for new cruises with his hefty 39ft Danish-built Bermudan ketch Teddy. And when we say “north”, we mean Arctic voyaging and a continuing fascination with Iceland and…
The start of the final Water Wag race of the 2022 season for the Candelight Trophy at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The DBSC Water Wag dinghy fleet raced their last race of the season on Wednesday for the Candlelight Trophy at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay. Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a course of three rounds, four beats in winds of eight-ten knots…

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