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Racing will take place over four days at Breskens in late August 2022
The 2022 IRC European Championship will be held at in Breskens, Netherlands alongside the Breskens Sailing Weekend. The seventh edition of the IRC European Championship will take place over four days of racing in late August 2022. The championship is…
Sailmon helps you sail higher, faster and hit the right end of the line is pleased to announce to be an official dealer of Sailmon. Sailmon is a Dutch-based soft- & hardware developer for the marine industry. They are known for their world-class displays, high-performance processors and innovative cloud solutions for sailing analysis.…
 Commodore Cup Winners - Peter Forte & Crew with Michal Czubala and Brody Sweeney of Camile Thai at the prizegiving of the Mullaghmore Regatta
A turnout of 22 boats was the best in recent years with competitive sailing in both spinnaker and non-spinnaker fleets. Weather was spectacular with end to end sunshine – the only downside was light and often flukey winds but that…
Costa del Carlingford – idyllic racing in Carlingford Lough in the SB20 Northerns with (foreground) Mel Collins chasing Eoin Leahy
"We'd an amazing weekend at Carlingford Marina for the SB20 Ireland Northern Championships", reports Irish SB20 President John Malone of Lough Ree YC Conditions were perfect on the very beautiful Carlingford Lough. There was wall-to-wall sunshine and a good enough…
Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey and Scotland's Charlotte Dobson are leading the Tokyo Olympic regatta in the 49erFX class
Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey and Scotland's Charlotte Dobson consolidated their top position in the 49er FX with three top-five finishes in today's racing at the Olympic Regatta in Tokyo. There was sun, plenty of breeze and waves with 14 knots…
Grimaldi Group is extending their Cork-Belgium ro-ro freight services just weeks after the successful launch of the direct Cork-Antwerp route. This offers direct efficient freight flows compared to UK landbridge. Above AFLOAT adds Eurocargo Bari with the Port of Cork's tug Gerry O'Sullivan off Ringaskiddy in lower Cork Harbour where also the tug recently received check up work at DSG's Cork Dockyard facility in Rushbrooke.
After the successful launch just weeks ago of the Cork to Antwerp ro-ro freight route, the Grimaldi Group has extended its feeder service between Belgium and Ireland with a new call from Cork to Zeebrugge. The Port of Cork has…
The world’s biggest and oldest sailing event is ranked third only to the Olympics and a Football World Cup in sporting value for a host country
Round the world sailor Damian Foxall has expressed support for Ireland’s attempt to host the prestigious America’s Cup yacht race in Cork harbour. The Kerry-born professional sailor who has competed in six Volvo ocean races and won one, says any…
Kieran Tracey of Nolan Transport said 'we're going to see big delays in October'. Above ferries berthed at the Wexford ferryport of Rosslare.
There have been concerns expressed about the state of readiness among Ireland's exporters for the next batch of post-Brexit regulations which are due to come into effect in October. At the moment, products coming from the UK, which is now…
Ireland had been shortlisted to host the event
The bidding process to host the next America's Cup attracted 35 expressions of interest from around the world with Ireland now down to the final two. The number was revealed as Ireland's Minister of Foreign Affairs updated his cabinet on…
Ireland's solo sailor Tom Dolan is back for his third Figaro Race bid next month
Ireland's Tom Dolan who won Ireland's best-ever finish in the 2020 race is back on the La Solitaire du Figaro line next month. The 52nd edition, which will start from Saint-Nazaire on August 22, promises to be quite a spectacle. Throughout…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are lying 11th after four races sailed
Day two of the 49er event at the 2020 Olympic Games regatta proved a bit less successful for the Irish pairing of Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove after taking the first race in what was a dream debut. Sailed in a…
Fintan McCarthy, left, and Paul O'Donovan of Ireland in action during the  Lightweight Men's Double Sculls at the Sea Forest Waterway during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Fintan and Paul finished with a World’s Best time of 06:05.33 and will now race in the A Final tomorrow morning.
Irish rowers Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan finished first in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls A/B Semi-Final. Fintan and Paul raced against, Caetano Horta Pombo & Manel Balastegui (Spain), Niels Van Zandweghe & Tim Brys (Belgium), Stefano Oppo & Pietro…
Ronan Byrne, left, and Philip Doyle of Ireland cross the finish line during the Men's Double Sculls at the Sea Forest Waterway during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Rowers Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle competed in the Men’s Double Sculls B Final this morning. The Irish Men’s Double finished fourth after a photo finish with the Romania Double. Ronan and Phil competed against, Jack Lopas & Christopher Harris…
The Women’s Four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty won Bronze in the Women’s Four A Final
Rowing was the first sport to win a medal for Ireland at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Women’s Four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty won Bronze in the Women’s Four A Final in the early…
A life ring bearing the logo of Irish Water Safety
In the lead-up to the August Bank Holiday weekend, the Minister of State in the Department of Transport has issued an appeal to anybody engaging in coastal or water-based activity to pay close attention to their personal safety. Today’s (Tuesday…
America's Cup Race Day 7 in March between Emirates Team New Zealand and the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team with Auckland's Sky Tower in the background. Minister Simon Coveney has said that a successful bid to host the America’s Cup yacht race would establish Ireland as a “leader of the blue economy within the EU
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has confirmed that a team has been working on Ireland’s bid for the America’s Cup since January of this year. The world’s biggest and oldest sailing event is ranked third only to the Olympics…
Faith in the future - the sod-turning ceremony to launch work on Killaloe SC’s new €700,000 clubhouse on Lough Derg included (left to right) Councillor Tony O’Brien, Sue Concannon & Jim Ryan of KSC Development Committee, Cllr. Dr. Phyll Bugler, Caroline Rice (KSC PRO), and Commodore John Callanan
Work has begun on the new clubhouse facilities for Killaloe Sailing Club near Ogonelloe on the southwest shores of Lough Derg, with the recent official turning of the first sod at the site a very significant milestone for the club.…
Marine Minister McConalogue and Dept officials inspected the Smooth Point Pier works during a tour of Killybegs fishing port
The Marine Minister and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, visited Killybegs for a day of engagements with the fishing industry on Friday 23rd July. The Minister started the day visiting the Harbour Centre and met the Harbour Master, lead officials on…
Stena Scandica is 222m long and has a capacity of 200 cabins
Continuing the strengthening and expansion of its services in the Baltic Sea, Swedish ferry company Stena Line is deploying two new large and modern ferries on the route between Ventspils in Latvia and Nynäshamn in Sweden this year. The first…
Two Air Corps helicopters land at the Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay today.  In a business case set out for the Government a range of options for how a future Coast Guard Aviation Service could be delivered are being considered including the potential for the Air Corps to provide an element of the service as a “hybrid” option alongside another civil operator.
The government today (27 July 2021) agreed to commence the formal procurement process for a new Coast Guard aviation service in October next. The service is currently contracted to CHC Ireland and may be extended up to June 2025 at…

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