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IMERC in Ringaskiddy was wound down in early 2017 following an unfavourable report commissioned by UCC and CIT
#IMERC - Documents seen by the Irish Examiner show that the Naval Service was against the shutting of the Irish Marine and Energy Research Cluster (IMERC) earlier this year. A joint marine research initiative of CIT’s National Maritime College of…
The Naval Service base occupies most of Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - Independent.ie reports that firefighters have extinguished a blaze that broke out last night (Thursday 21 December) at the Naval Service base on Haulbowline Island. The incident began around 9pm in a disused warehouse next to the officers’ mess…
Marine Minister Michael Creed walks the work site on Haulbowline Island with remediation contractors
#CorkHarbour - Marine Minister Michael Creed visited the East Tip at Haulbowline yesterday (Wednesday 20 December) to inspect progress on remediation works on the Cork Harbour island. The minister’s visit follows the signing in July of the contract to commence…
Arklow Bridge seen underway off Vlissingen has been disposed by Arklow Shipping Nederland B.V. Note near the bow, where the lower freeboard along the hull meets the cargo hatch coaming, this feature is reminiscent of the older V class series which too were disposed and are been replaced by 10 custom built newbuilds. The latest of these Arklow Venture was recently delivered to ASN.
#ShippingSnippets - A 183m tanker from Ardmore Shipping Corporation based in Bermuda which also has a principle operating office located in Cork, made a call to Bantry Bay recently, writes Jehan Ashmore. Ardmore Seaventure which at 49,999 dwt is on…
Monkstown Bay SC Laser Winter Series Returns For 2018
#Laser - Following on from the success of recent years, the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser Winter League returns in January 2018. Running every Saturday from 6 January to 10 February, three short races will be held per day with…
 The Morrison designed "Ultra" division was launched in 2015 following an ambitious modernisation program. The Ultra fleet is growing quickly with five new boats currently on order taking the 2018 UK and IRL fleet size to twenty six boats
The National 18ft Class scored big last weekend finally making the breakthrough everyone knew was possible with a new Morrison designed National 18 winning the Datchet leg of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series in the UK. This mixed dinghy…
Ted and Tom Crosbie in the X-302, No Excuse was the RCYC Winter League IRC winner
There was a ding dong battle for overall prizes at Royal Cork Yacht Club's O'Leary Insurances Winter League in Cork Harbour on Sunday won out by Ted and Tom Crosbie in the X-302, No Excuse writes Bob Bateman. A festive…
SCORA Commodore – Kieran O'Connell
After a few negative years, resulting in some despondency about the future of cruiser racing, the annual meeting of SCORA, the South Coast Offshore Racing Association, had a more positive atmosphere, with a good attendance of skippers, boat owners and…
Cork Harbour cruiser racing this month. The possibility of an all-harbour-clubs league throughout the season would add to the revived interest in cruiser racing
There is a possibility that Cork Harbour could see more active inter-club racing next season. Following the successful initial inter-club racing this past season between Monkstown Bay and Cove Sailing Clubs, there are to be meetings with the RCYC about…
A Liebherr crane in Cork dockyard
The building of another huge container crane is dominating the Cork Harbour skyline. Construction is underway at the Cork Dockyard where Liebherr Killarney has already built and exported several cranes in the past year. The success of this development is…
Northern Ireland’s fishery marine research vessel, R.V. Corystes seen in Belfast Lough. The 53m ship also undertakes fishery eco-system management as required by the EU Commission, is currently in Cork Dockyard for dry-docking. On occasions, the 1,280grt ship has during surveys docked in Dublin Port, where an opportunity arose to visit on board took place in the mid-2000’s when berthed at Sir John Rogersons Quay, close to the capital’s centre.
#FishingBrexit - Northern Ireland’s fishery and marine science research vessel RV Corystes (1988/1,280grt) is an unusual caller to Cork Dockyard having arrived mid-month from the ship’s homeport of Belfast, writes Jehan Ashmore. The UK flagged RV Corystes has been monitored…
Some great racing in light conditions for today's fourth race of the O'Leary Insurances League at RCYC. Scroll down for gallery of Cork Harbour action.
There was a competitive air to today's Royal Cork Yacht Club racing in light westerly breezes at Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. Topper and Laser dinghies enjoyed short course racing as part of the final round of RCYC's winter frostbite series…
Kieran O'Connell (third from left) competing onboard a Royal Cork keelboat
Interest in keelboat racing is increasing. Cruiser racing is on the way back! So says the Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Rear Admiral for Keelboats, Kieran O’Connell, writes Tom MacSweeney. Clubs around the coast have experienced a fall-off in racing numbers at…
RCYC's Kieran O'Connell (in RIB) assists Winter league competitor Blue Oyster that went aground yesterday in Cork Harbour. Race three photo gallery below
A yacht that went aground during racing in the O'Leary Insurance Winter League in Cork Harbour yesterday was successfully recovered by fellow competitors and Royal Cork Yacht Club officials writes Bob Bateman. The 38–foot yacht that was competing in the White Sails…
Hugo Boss at Tower Bridge, London
British sailing team, Alex Thomson Racing, that visited Irish shores this Summer today announced that their long-term sponsor, HUGO BOSS, has extended its partnership with the team for a further four years, in a deal that will take them through…
Monkstown Bay is getting a slipway extension
Monkstown Bay in Cork Harbour is getting a slipway extension which will improve boat launching and recovery. The previously narrower slipway is being renewed and widened.  The slipway is at the upriver side of the Sand Quay which is primarily…

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