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Testing conditions for the Laser Connacht fleet off Cuskinny in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery below
Munster sailors are in control of the 14-boat Standard Rig fleet after three races sailed on the first day of the Irish Laser Connacht Championships 2018 at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Kinsale Yacht Club's Darragh O'Sullivan leads the host club's Nick Walsh…
The Irish Laser fleet returns to Cork Harbour this weekend for its 'Connacht' Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
65 Lasers from over 30 clubs around the country across three fleets – 4.7’s, Radial and Standard Rigs are heading for the Connacht Championships in Cork Harbour this weekend. Twelve Masters have signed up to hone their racing skills at…
The Dubarry Racer is available in White, Red and Carbon (pictured above)
Lifestyle brand Dubarry is renowned amongst the sailing fraternity across the globe for its continuous innovation in design, performance and comfort. Racer, a high-performance Aquasport sailing shoe, demonstrates this dedication with its lightweight upper, constructed using high-frequency technology, fusing a…
The Waterford-based Rescue 117 flew to the scene near Kinsale on Monday evening 11 June
BreakingNews.ie reports that a swimmer near Kinsale, Co Cork was in critical condition after a suspected heart attack yesterday evening (Monday 11 June). The man in his 60s was among a group of swimmers at the popular bathing spot of…
The migrants are aboard the Aquarius in the Mediterranean Sea
#MigrantCrisis - An offer by Spain to take in a rescue ship reports RTE News, that is drifting in the Mediterranean sea with 629 migrants on board after Malta and Italy refused to let it dock. The humanitarian ship Aquarius…
Rob McConnell's Fools Gold from Waterford Harbour is the only Irish competitor at the IRC Euros this week in Cowes
There was a tricky start to the IRC European Championships for Ireland's sole entry Fools Gold from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club but the Rob McConnell skippered entry is still very much in the hunt and lies fifth from 12 starters…
SOS Méditerranée posted photos of rescued migrants
#MigrantCrisis - BBC News reports a rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy's new interior minister refused permission for it to dock. Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League, said Malta should accept the Aquarius…
Lough Derg RNLI launched to both incidents
#LoughDerg - Two men are dead after getting into difficulty swimming in two separate incidents on Lough Derg yesterday (Wednesday 6 June), as the Irish Examiner reports. Emergency services recovered a man in his 50s from the water near Terryglass,…
An example of one of the five engines stolen in East Cork over the past three weeks
#EngineThefts - Gardaí have warned boaters in East Cork over a spate of outboard engine thefts along the coast in recent weeks, as the Evening Echo reports. Five of such engines have been reported stolen from vessels in Youghal and…
Crew members of L.É. Samuel Beckett (which docked in Valletta, Malta) with their 'Operation Sophia' medals presented in recognition of their role in disrupting human-trafficking and smuggling in the central Mediterranean
#Navy - Crew members of L.É. Samuel Beckett in Malta last weekend were presented with their Operation Sophia medals from the Irish Naval Service, writes Jehan Ashmore. Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service (FOCNS) Commodore Michael Malone visited Valletta Harbour last…
Overall Wave Regatta winner Checkmate XV. Skipper Dave Cullen of HYC said 'Our new 3Di RAW main is a thing of beauty and we were flying at the weekend!'
The North Sails Ireland team were at WAVE Regatta in Howth Yacht Club over the weekend supporting their customers on and off the water. North Sails Ireland supplied the event with over 150 premium laminated skipper packs for the competitors.…
You can put up three times more sail when you hoist a code zero, compared to reaching with your non-overlapping jib
Up to about 15 years ago, most boats were designed with big overlapping headsails, which were still pretty useful when reaching because of their size. Then it became evident that this set up was not that efficient and trying to…
The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was involved in the emergency operation in Ennis yesterday
Two teenage boys have died in hospital after getting into difficulty swimming in a quarry lake in Ennis, as TheJournal.ie reports. Emergency services were called to the scene at a quarry lake near Ennis, Co Clare at 3.30pm yesterday afternoon…
In Scotland, In Class RC 35, Brian and John Hall's J109 Something Else from the National Yacht Club, (seen here competing on Dublin Bay) using UK Ireland sails, finished a creditable second to the overall winner, David Kelly's Storm
The performance of the UK Sails Ireland team continues to bear fruit, most recently on the competitive race courses of Scotland and Howth last weekend. In Howth, at the 1720 Europeans, a UK sails 1,2,4 showed the competitiveness of the UK product…
In IRC 2, the Kelly family's heavily IRC-optimised J109 "Storm II" from Rush SC won her class with a four-point margin
North Sails Ireland-powered race-boats took three podium places in the just-concluded Scottish Series raced in majestic conditions on the beautiful waters of Loch Fyne. In IRC 2, the Kelly family's heavily IRC-optimised J109 "Storm II" from Rush SC won her…
Win a Crewsaver Crewfit Sport 165N Auto Lifejacket Worth €88.95 in our free to enter competition below
Leading Irish Chandlery CH Marine is giving away a limited edition Crewsaver Crewfit Sport 165N Auto Lifejacket valued at €88.95 in this free to enter CH Marine/Afloat.ie competition.  The competition is part of CH Marine's annual LIFEJACKET AWARENESS WEEK that kicks off…

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