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Both of Ireland's 2008 Beijing Olympic campaigners are back on the water at the Star Bacardi Cup this week in Miami, Florida
In what might be the first competitive meeting since the controversial 2008 Olympic Star selection trials – that ended up in front of an Olympic Council of Ireland Appeal hearing – two of Ireland's 2008 keelboat campaigners Peter O'Leary of Baltimore and…
Cork Harbour aerial view
Bord Pleanala has deferred for a tenth time a decision on the Ringaskiddy Incinerator in Cork Harbour. A decision, originally due by July 2016, following nine subsequent deferrals was listed for 28 February 2018. Bord Pleanala now say that a…
The changing waterfront scene of the old Verolme dockyard in Rusbrooke, Cork Harbour as the cranes are dismantled this week.
#CorkHarbour - A pair of historic cranes which have loomed large over Cork Harbour for six decades are being dismantled. The cranes the Evening Echo writes, were used for building ships at the Verolme Dockyard at Rushbrooke, which closed in…
Peter and Robert O'Leary sailing their new Star boat Dafnie were clear winners of the American Mid Winters in Miami
Cork Harbour brothers Peter and Robert O'Leary have stunned the international Star Keelboat fleet by winning the 'Walker Cup' as part of the Star American mid-winters championships in Miami in their new boat 'Dafnie', beating the famous America's Cup helmsman…
The Monkstown Laser League fleet jostle for position at the start of one of yesterday's three races in Cork Harbour
Another three race wins at the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser League in Cork Harbour on Saturday means Kinsale Yacht Club's Darragh O'Sullivan has it all sewn up before the final race and he'll claim the traditional 'Yard of Ale' first…
Heavy lift operations at Cork Dockyard involve the loading of cargo onto the vessel ‘HHL Lagos’
Since Friday (2nd February 2018) planned heavy lift operations at Cork Dockyard involve the loading of cargo onto the vessel ‘HHL Lagos’. Last February, as Afloat.ie reported at the time here, the same Cork Harbour dockyard was the site selected…
Dutch submarine HNLMS Walrus (above in Dublin) called to Cork City yesterday and is docked along J.J Horgans Wharf from where passing motorists on the parallel N8 road leading into the city centre can see the naval visitor subject to tides on the River Lee.
#NavyVisits - HNLMS Walrus which is one of the world's most sophisticated submarines arrived in Cork City yesterday for a courtesy visit this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The non-nuclear powered submarine is the leadship of the 'Walrus' class which was…
Keelboat action at Royal Cork Yacht Club
With only ten weeks to go to the start of the 2018 sailing Season, Royal Cork Rear Admiral Kieran O'Connell has announced some new and exciting changes to the Keelboat committee structure that has well–known keelboat expert Mel Collins serving as a…
Daly's Bridge otherwise known in Cork as the 'Shakey' Bridge which spans the River Lee's north channel may collapse. The wrought-iron construction dating to 1927 is located at the site of an ancient ferry crossing and was funded by butter merchant John Daly.
#InlandWaterways - An urgent health-and-safety audit of Shakey Bridge in Cork have been called for amid fears the iconic city structure could be one shake from collapse. As the Irish Examiner writes, historian and city councillor Kieran McCarthy said it…
MV BG DIAMOND at Port of Cork’s Tivoli Container Terminal
BG Freight Line’s latest new build MV ‘BG Diamond’ arrived in the Port of Cork today on her maiden call to Tivoli Container Terminal from Rotterdam. The brand new containership developed by BG Freight Line, in conjunction with designers CIMC…
Royal Cork Yacht Club Flag Officers elected – Front row L to R Pat Harte Treasurer/Secretary, Captain Pat Farnan Admiral, Colin Morehead, Vice Admiral. Back Row. Simon Brewitt Chairman of the Marina and Facilities Committee, Mike Rider Rear Admiral Cruising, Kieran O'Connell Rear Admiral Keelboats, Brian Jones Rear Admiral Dinghies. Inset Annamarie Fegan Bar Catering House and Communications
Last night in Crosshaven in Cork Harbour, Royal Cork Yacht Club elected its new Admiral and flag officers writes Bob Bateman  As previously reported by Afloat.ie, Pat Farnan was elected Admiral of the club to lead it in to its…
Dublin Bay Mermaid 123 Vee competing in 2017
The well-attended 66th AGM of the Mermaid Sailing Association was held on 1st December 2017 in Skerries Sailing Club and among the highlights discussed was the Cork Harbour National Championships in 2019. A proposal to amend the rule regarding maximum…
The Rhein Carrier is a regular cargo ship visitor to the Port of Cork. Combined total traffic through the Portand Bantry Bay Port Company reached 10.3 million tonnes in 2017
Combined total traffic through the Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company reached 10.3 million tonnes in 2017, a very good increase of 8.6% compared to 2016. Total imports increased by 6.4% while exports increased by 12.3%. The Port…
Royal Caribbean International's 'Solstice' class German built (FSG shipyard) cruiseship Celebrity Eclipse on a call last year to scenic Cobh located in lower Cork Harbour.
#Cruiseliners - The Port of Cork is braced for a cruise bonanza in 2018, with some 200,000 people due to arrive on cruiseships to Cobh, Ringaskiddy and the city centre this year. The long-term outlook is even more promising reports the…
Royal Cork's Cian Byrne roll tacking in the changeable and gusty conditions of the MBSC Saturday Series sailed in Cork Harbour
Daragh O'Sullivan continues to lead the 16–boat Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser dinghy League in Cork Harbour by a margin of two points from local Chris Bateman after nine races and two discards. Charles Dwyer is third. Overall results are downloadable…
Participants in the MBSC Laser league. The fleet has been joined by some of Cork’s leading dinghy sailors. They include John Durcan, 49er sailor Cian Byrne and Nick Walsh, 2017 National 18ft British and Irish Championships winner.
The competitive instinct of Laser sailors is tightening the battle for honours in the Winter League in Cork Harbour being run by Monkstown Bay Sailing Club. The fleet has been joined by some of Cork’s leading dinghy sailors. They include…

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